Mike Montague

Mike Montague is a Sandler Certified trainer and the VP of Online Learning & Development for Sandler Training Home Office, where he is passionate about sharing the Sandler success principles and teaching the interpersonal communication skills needed to greatly improve your life and business.

Mike has entertained and educated people as a Sandler trainer, on-air radio personality for his local stations, and other live events. He is also an accomplished writer, contributing to the Sandler book, LinkedIn The Sandler Way, business magazines, and the Sandler Blog.

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3 Simple Ways to Increase Client Referrals

By Mike Montague / October 31, 2017

Getting started in sales, or increasing your success once you’ve established yourself, can be a very challenging task. One of the hardest parts of this process is securing leads. What’s even harder is ensuring those leads are qualified. To grow as a salesperson, mastering this aspect of your career is key. Below I have identified three…

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How to Effectively Juggle Client Accounts

By Mike Montague / October 24, 2017

Early in every sellers’ career, they learn to segment clients. They have As, Bs, Cs, and “everybody else.” What separates great sellers from others, is their ability to balance these segments and manage their relationship with each. While seemingly elementary, this can be a daunting task for even the most veteran salespeople, if they haven’t…

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5 Social Media Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners

By Mike Montague / October 10, 2017

When you’re growing a small business, it’s important to put an emphasis on best utilizing the tools at your disposal. Regardless of your industry or experience, one of those tools should be social media. While there are endless uses for social media and I have previously discussed social selling tactics, below I have identified five tips…

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Three Critical Questions About Social Prospecting

By Mike Montague / October 5, 2017

Here are three questions for today’s sales professionals: What is social prospecting or social selling? How do social networks change the way you sell in real life?  And finally, should you invest time in learning these new tools? First, let’s understand what social prospecting is and what it isn’t. Social prospecting simply means using social…

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6 Networking Tips that Can Grow Your Small Business

By Mike Montague / September 19, 2017

The challenge of consistent growth is ever-present for small businesses. It’s difficult for all organizations, but especially for businesses that don’t have as many resources to devote to growth. For this reason, whenever you can develop or implement habits to improve your new business growth, you should do so. Below are six methods that you can…

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How to Maximize Efficiency when Cold Calling

By Mike Montague / September 12, 2017

One of the biggest challenges in the sales world is properly executing a cold call. Cold calls can be awkward, nerve-wracking, and even detrimental if not initiated correctly. However, cold calling isn’t a complex obstacle to tackle. In fact, the skills are quite simple, and it’s a necessary skill that every top seller must master.…

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Social Networking Works: How to Sell Through Social Media

By Mike Montague / August 29, 2017

A lot of sales people and business owners are struggling with how to add social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter into their prospecting or marketing plan. Social networking is the #1 online activity, used by 1.2 billion people worldwide. Nearly one in five minutes online is spent on social media websites, and 75%…

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5 Simple Tasks to Improve Your Daily Efficiency

By Mike Montague / August 15, 2017

Day in and day out, sellers are inundated with sales tips, new technologies, and industry updates. It’s easy to get caught up in the newest trends and forget about the basics. Today, I’ve outlined five simple tasks that salespeople can perform to improve their daily efficiency and make them more effective. Clarify your vision or…

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How to Succeed at Fundraising for Non-Profits [PODCAST]

By Mike Montague / August 14, 2017

Mike Crandall, a Sandler trainer and author from Oklahoma, talks about his best practices for fundraising, including asking for money, creating a plan, and getting introductions to the right people. Mike shares his attitudes, behaviors, and techniques for raising more money and doing it with a sales mindset. Learn how to succeed at fundraising for non-profits and…

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Coming Into Your Own: Becoming a Sales Leader

By Mike Montague / August 8, 2017

As you progress through your career, there comes a time when you need to stop moving horizontally, and begin to climb the ladder. When you realize where you are most valuable, and you decide to take the next step, that typically comes with the added responsibility of leadership. Recently, we profiled what a rookie sales…

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