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Turn Rejection Into Opportunity
Episode 19825th July 2016 • Smashing the Plateau • Smashing the Plateau
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Bestselling author and radio host Tony Wilkins credits all of his success to one thing…being perpetually pissed off. In the face of rejection (and he has had his share), Tony finds a way to leverage his animosity and convert every “no” into an opportunity for something greater. Today he explains why it’s okay for business leaders to have feelings, and how to use them to get what they need. He also reveals how to make it as a self-taught public speaker and entrepreneur.

We discuss…

  • Defining reciprocity (and making it work for you)
  • Verbalizing your message and getting it out there
  • Developing your skills and figuring out how to get paid for them
  • Why he never gives unsolicited advice

Tony Wilkins is one of the premier authorities on connecting people of influence to one another. His popular Internet radio show, Small Business Forum Radio, reaches over 200,000 business owners globally and is one of the top business shows on the network.

He is a master networker whose global connections span multiple industries including film, media, art, literary, politics, small business, start-ups and culinary; with ties to organizations like the Small Business Administration, Public Speakers Association, NAWBO, BNI, various business chambers, San Francisco City Hall and the Golden Gate Business Association.

Tony is the author of several books including the best-selling Telemarketing Success for Small and Mid-sized Firms, The Single Person’s Cookbook and Surviving the Economy. His new book, The Career Whisperer: Behind the Podium is a step-by-step guide for anyone looking to launch a career as a public speaker or for sales professionals looking for a better way to reach more prospects faster and easier. Tony is also the publisher of Small Business Forum Magazine, Foodie Quarterly, and Podium Magazine. In addition, he has launched a very successful booking service for authors and speakers and is the creator of the annual Small Business Empowerment Conference and the Women of Influence Summit.

Learn more about Tony at LinkedIn and Twitter.

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