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Becoming Preferred Season 1 Recap


The Becoming Preferred Podcast is all about helping you authentically differentiate yourself and stand out in a congested marketplace. Whether you are a business professional, an entrepreneur, a business owner, or just want to enhance your understanding, our goal is to expose you to subject matter experts that are active practitioners in their field and share insights that, if applied, can positively impact your life.

We have just finished our first season and we want to thank our guests for generously sharing their insights, and we thank you for listening and supporting the podcast. 

Our goal with each episode is to deliver insights, strategies and tactics that will give you an edge and help you authentically differentiate yourself in a competitive marketplace.

Episode #1: Eliot Hoppe – Body Language: Decoding Non-Verbal Communication Remotely

Episode #2: Jim Cathcart – How to Develop a Pro Mindset

Episode #3:  Michelle Dickinson – Mental Health in the Workplace

Episode #4: Kit Welchlin – Connecting and Communicating in a Multi-Generational Workplace

Episode #5: Randy Pennington – There is no more new normal. There is only a new Next!

Episode #6: Alan Black – SPARK UP Your Creative Thinking and Creativeness at Work

Episode #7: Billy Arcement – Respect, Relationships & Culture with the Candid Cajun

Episode #8: Larry Stevenson – Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Episode #9: Sophia Falke – Embracing Greatness, Living the Life You Love!

Episode #10: Linda Cohen – Discover the Return on Investment of Kindness (ROI)

Episode #11: Teddy Burriss – Building a Relevant and Meaningful LinkedIn Network

Episode #12: Jess Tiffany – Strategically Grow Your LinkedIn Business Connections

Episode #13: Cathy Fyock – Your Book Is Your Best Business Card

Episode #14: Amy Reczek – We Convince By Our Presence

Episode #15: Kathi Kulesza – Leading with Assertive Confidence

Episode #16: Cliff Quicksell – Secrets to Small Business Success and Profitability

Episode #17: Frank King – Landing and Leveraging a TEDx Talk

Episode #18: Lauren Schieffer – Significant Leadership….It Starts With You

Episode #19: Michael Gregory – Become Preferred Through Collaboration

Episode #20: Frank King – Suicide Prevention….Start the Conversation

Episode #21: Deborah Johnson – Create Your Ideal Work and Lifestyle!

Episode #22: Shawna Schuh – Increase Your Team’s Productivity and Results

Episode #23: Laura Handke – Free Your Authentic Voice and Find Your Power

Episode #24: Tim Gard – Using Humor as a Professional Skill

Episode #25: Barbara Rozgonyi – Growing Your Business Socially

Episode #26: John Brennan – Emotional Intelligence: The Key to the Customer Experience

Episode #27: Todd Caponi – Transparency Sells Better Than Perfection

Episode #28: Jillian Kruschell – Get the Edge with Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Episode #29: Denise Galloni – Overcoming Obstacles to Find Your Voice

Episode #30: Steve Hillis – Empower Your Team to Exceed Sales Goals and Maximize Profitability

Episode #31: Joe Whitbread – Personal Branding: Maximize Your Social Media

Episode #32: Dave Conway – Mindset and Sales Success

Episode #33: Stacey Hall – Selling From Your Comfort Zone

Episode #34: Roy De Medeiros – Creating Breakthrough Sales Growth

Episode #35: Frank King Encore – Suicide Prevention….Start the Conversation

About the Host, Michael

Michael Vickers inspires enduring success, redefining the possible for today’s sales professionals, leaders, and managers. Whatever the sales or business opportunity, Michael will greatly enhance your odds of success. Every person who has an idea to promote, an employee to motivate, or a deal to negotiate, will attain a new level of success after an event with Michael.

Michael is also the best-selling author of Becoming Preferred: How to Outsell Your Competition, and Dance of the Rainmaker: Creating Authentic Differentiation in Today's Competitive Marketplace, where he shares his secrets to achieving the very highest level of sales mastery.

Whatever the result you’re striving for, if it involves influencing others or achieving success through others, Michael will build your confidence and accelerate your performance.

Michael is the Executive Director of Summit Learning Systems, a company that offers customized in-house training programs to many of today’s leading companies. He teaches thousands of business professionals throughout North America the skills required to achieve optimum performance.

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