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Episode 36: Compliments Can Spark Doubt (8 min)

Flattery reeks of insincerity. When you walk into a store and a salesperson greets you with a compliment or an assumption, how do you feel? Does it trigger skepticism or trust? This style of outreach feels disingenuous: “I’ve been impressed with your work” or “It appears you’ve been doing well.” Listen in as Dan and Kiley break down how praise can create barriers in your outreach strategy.

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DAN LAPPIN

dan lappin

Dan Lappin is a renowned sales disruptor with a simple message – stop selling.  As president and founder of Lappin180, his mission is to challenge status quo sales tactics and revolutionize the sales process entirely.  Dan is a prominent voice advocating for a consultative approach to sales, where pushing, persuading and promising are past tense.  A prolific writer, speaker, and host of the popular Breaking Sales podcast, Dan’s change message resonates with thousands from Prague to Los Angeles.

KILEY SCHMITZ

Kiley Schmitz

Kiley Schmitz is a professional sales coach and runs the Talent Acquisition division at Lappin180, where she identifies and recruits top-performing individuals for client firms.  Her passion for emotional intelligence psychology drives her success in helping organizations solve tough business challenges.   She is a powerful motivator and innovative leader who speaks frequently on the topics of elite mindset development and self-awareness.

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