Selling Your Ideas
Presenter: Gill Wagner
Partner, GRB Holdings, LLC
Chief Catalyst Officer, Gill Wagner Connections, LLC
it is to stakeholders in your organization or the learners in your
care, selling your ideas to others is a critical skill for anyone in the
learning and development field. The communication skills covered in
this session will allow you to have a more in-depth conversation with
anyone, anytime, anywhere for any reason.
We’ve all been in conversations with one or more of these people:
- A student who can’t break free of old paradigms
- A teammate who may be resistive to other views
- A spouse who lets emotions cloud his or her judgment
- A prospect who won’t make a final decision
- A teenager who seems to be living in a world of his or her own
- A friend who needs and wants advice but can’t let go long enough to listen
the outside looking in, the answers seem so clear. But how do you
communicate your ideas to people who need, even want, to listen but are
boxed in by old beliefs and behaviors?
secrets lie in the methods you use to communicate. Join us for “Selling
Your Ideas,” and you’ll learn two key techniques for selling your ideas
to people who are resistant to listening. Armed with these interview
skills, you will be able to more successfully convey your ideas, provide
assistance, close sales – as well as be a more effective listener,
because who knows, maybe you’re the one whose thinking is boxed in now
Each session attendee will receive a one-page handout of the key points covered in the session.
his successful career as a serial entrepreneur, Gill has been the
president, partner or CEO of seven successful start-up companies and
nonprofits, and has used his ability to sell ideas to make his points
and achieve objectives in each endeavor. Founder of the St. Louis
business-networking association Yellow-Tie, Gill has been named the
“Best Business Connector in St. Louis” and one of the “Top 100 St.
Louisans To Know” to succeed in business. Most recently, Gill is a
founding partner at GRB Holdings, LLC, a locally based holding company
that will launch a variety of sales organizations and entrepreneurial
not building companies and sales teams, Gill entertains himself and
others by riding a bicycle 200 miles in 14 hours and then balancing it
on his chin, reciting the alphabet in six different directions, and
juggling anything from beanbags to bowling pins.