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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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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Creating Sales Compensation Packages

By Mike Montague / July 17, 2017

Compensating the sales team is one of the toughest things to get right in your business. If you pay them too little, good salespeople will leave for better opportunities. Pay them too much, and they get complacent and stop growing revenue. To inspire and motivate top performing salespeople, you must use the Goldilocks Principle and…

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Career Advancement: Taking the Next Step

By Mike Montague / July 5, 2017

The biggest turning point in my career and in my personal life came when I realized my true value. When I broke through the mental barrier of self-imposed doubt, I truly began to shine. This breakthrough led me down the successful career path I have followed today, and it started with a change in focus.…

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Professional Development for the Exploration Career Stage

By Mike Montague / June 6, 2017

The challenge of feeling comfortable and in control in your first “real job,” is almost as difficult as getting the job itself. The prospect of integrating yourself into the smoothly-running machine of a corporate workplace can be daunting and intimidating. While there’s nothing that will alleviate these fears and tensions overnight, there are a few…

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The How to Succeed Podcast Year-In-Review

By Mike Montague / April 13, 2017

Wow, what an amazing first year for the How to Succeed Podcast! Thank you so much for helping to make it a success. The podcast was launched last April with 5 episodes, and quickly hit the charts in the new and notable section in iTunes. Now, with over 60 shows in the can, we can truly say that…

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Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hitting “SEND”

By Mike Montague / March 28, 2017

Before we begin, consider these three facts: Targeted email campaigns have an open rate that is 14.32% higher than non-targeted campaigns. (Mailchimp, 2016) The open rate for e-mails with a personalized message was 18.8%, as compared to 13.1% without any personalization in 2016. (Statista, 2016) Brands that personalize promotional marketing emails experience 27% higher unique click rates and 11% higher open rates than…

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How Storytelling Can Improve Your Sales

By Mike Montague / March 23, 2017

Third-party stories, testimonials, case study, reviews, and other “social proof” can be a powerful technique in your sales toolkit. Storytelling carries a fair amount influence with your prospects and clients when done correctly. Stories can also redirect conflict, create an emotional connection, and help illustrate key features and benefits. By referencing other similar projects or…

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Social Selling Live

By Mike Montague / February 17, 2017

Social selling means using virtual tools and online networks to add more prospects, opportunities, and information to your sales pipeline.  Social selling success happens when you have the right attitude, do the right behaviors, and know HOW to tap into your referral network. You need to learn how to start better conversations with more qualified…

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4 Physical & Mental Activities to Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

By Mike Montague / February 6, 2017

The best and fastest way to get a better team and better results is to become a better manager. Investing time, money, and energy into building your leadership skills can show a return-on-investment for the rest of your life. Here are four physical and mental things you can do to strengthen your leadership skills. Build…

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LinkedIn for Networking

By Mike Montague / January 12, 2017

Any professional can benefit from a strong LinkedIn profile and plan, but if you are interested in expanding your network or cultivating prospects, a presence on the busy site is a must. This professional network is just too big to ignore; according to the social media experts at MOZ, LinkedIn offers B2B businesses three times the…

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