Episode 207 – Cold Calling Never Killed Anyone with Donnie Boivin

Episode Overview

Today’s episode is one of the most unique, fun and unfiltered ever, and there’s one person that has a knack for bringing that sort of energy. Donnie Boivin, CEO of Success Champion Networking, Founder of the Badass Business Summit, and host of the Growth Mode podcast joins the show.

Donnie talks about his first experience with a sales leader doing cold calls in front of a group. This both scared the crap out of him and also gave him the motivation to do it himself. Fast forward a few years and now you can listen and watch him do live cold calling on his podcast and YouTube channel. The group discusses the unfortunate development of ‘those that can’t do teach,’ how playing dumb can get you in the door, learning lessons from military recruiting, and how Donnie’s only goal is for salespeople to ditch the script and just be human.

The best part is you get to hear Donnie attempt to make some cold calls live with Gina and Susanna, and role play a cold call as well.

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More about Gina

Engagement Expert – Speaker – Sales Trainer – Entrepreneur – Improv Comic

Gina is a Master Sales Trainer for Jeb Blount’s Sales Gravy who combines street smarts and improv comedy skills with her experience in the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds, which sets her apart from her competition. 

“Sass without too much crass” is how Gina Trimarco describes herself. A high energy entrepreneur, engager, speaker, trainer, improv comedienne and podcast producer, Gina credits most of her success on her upbringing by her Italian mobster dad and German immigrant mother.

Prior to joining Sales Gravy, Gina founded and operated Carolina Improv Company, an improv comedy school and theater, in addition to Pivot10 Results, a sales training company. Thanks to this podcast, Gina was able to “stalk” her business role model Jeb Blount and convince him to hire her … and sponsor this podcast!

More About Susanna

After graduating from Cambridge University in Music and Education, Susanna took her first sales role selling advertising space on websites.

She’s always been intrigued by the unfair negative stigma associated with sales and the way that after their initial excitement to work in sales, people will do everything they can to avoid actual prospecting.

With 14 years of experience in recruitment, Susanna challenges this mindset through her successful business sourcing sales professionals into recruitment roles.

Susanna decided to become a Sales Gravy Master Trainer because Sales Gravy’s vision matches her own beliefs and values.

She is committed to providing excellence and dedication to all of her trainees so that they can achieve their goals and succeed in sales.

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