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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Five ways to make more sales with referrals.

By Mike Montague / October 29, 2015

When someone hands you a business card and says, “you should call this person,” it’s not really a referral. Without more information, it is more like they’re sending you on a cold call. Cold calling is way down the list of favorite prospecting activities for most salespeople, and sometimes that frustration can spill over to referrals. Your…

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4 Habits of Successful Professionals

By Mike Montague / April 24, 2014

What do successful professionals do that amateurs don’t? Certainly there are many that could fall into this category, but right now we’ll focus on four habits that could make the greatest impact on your career. Study – Professionals are not born, they are made. Some may have a natural gift, but most maximize that talent by…

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Overcoming the Stigma of Selling

By Mike Montague / January 13, 2014

Thinking back to the fifth grade, I wonder how many of you dreamed of becoming a salesperson when you grew up? How many people do you think asked for sales training for Christmas this year? How many kids dressed up salespeople during Halloween? The unfortunate fact is that no one wants to be a salesperson.…

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No guts, no gain

By Mike Montague / December 20, 2013

I want to take you back about 10,000 years ago to the savannah in Africa. There are only about 1,500 human beings on the planet, and life is a scary existence. As far as predators go, we don’t stand much of a chance. We don’t have claws, or razor sharp teeth with fangs. We aren’t…

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Sandler Training is your GPS for Sales Success

By Mike Montague / June 18, 2013

A recent study by the Aberdeen Group showed that Best-In-Class companies, who used Sandler Training, had almost 50% more salespeople hitting quota than those companies who did not. When I meet with owners, CEOs, and sales managers, they often ask me why Sandler Training is different from the sales training they have seen or invested…

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Are Your Customers Buying from Your Company or Your Salesperson?

By Mike Montague / October 10, 2012

The good and bad of relationship-based sales. The Good Relationship-based sales methods are ideal. Most of the time those relationships are the only thing protecting you from competing solely on price. In sales training, we have a saying: “All things being equal, people buy from people they like. All things being unequal, people still buy…

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Your Knowledge is Worthless… Until Someone Pays You For It.

By Mike Montague / October 2, 2012

In regards to your business, the expertise you have gained over the years is completely worthless… until someone gives you money for it. If you have a medical doctorate, all you really have is a bunch of student loans until you have patients, and get paid for your knowledge. From your potential client’s perspective, John…

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What’s holding you back from success?

By Mike Montague / August 13, 2012

Here is the problem: 99% of people out there are already doing what they think is in their best interest. Of course, there’s the 1% who hate themselves and are self-sabotaging, but for the most part, you are probably doing right now, what you think is best. But why is that a problem? Well, if…

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