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Dean Lindsay



Dean Lindsay

"Change is inevitable. Progress is a choice." – Dean Lindsay

Recognized as a Sales-and-Networking Guru by the Dallas Business Journal and spotlighted as an "Outstanding Speaker" by the International Association of Speakers Bureaus, Dean Lindsay serves as guest lecturer to International Customer Management Institute as well as both the UCLA and University of Dallas MBA programs.

With his refreshingly daring, imaginative and highly effective style, Dean Lindsay has the rare ability delivering profitable, valued and important information even the midst of challenging economic times or negative change. Clients range from Fortune 100 companies to budding entrepreneurs, and from national and state associations to successful small businesses on both sides of the Atlantic.

Dean Lindsay’s book, Cracking the Networking CODE is recommended reading by the United Professional Sales Association.

"Perhaps the most powerful way to leverage and multiply your talent and ability is by expanding your personal and business network. This book shows you how."

- Brian Tracy, World Renowned Sales Trainer Author, Getting Rich Your Own Way

Dean’s new book, The Progress Challenge: Working and Winning in a World of Change is being released in the fall of 2009.

"Finally a meaningful book with a workable process for progress." - Gerhard Gschwandtner, Publisher, Selling Power Magazine

"The Progress Challenge is a much needed kick in the pants for all of us. Dean Lindsay’s witty words and questions will wake up your sleeping intentions and challenge you to move forward with purpose in your life. What an enlightening book!" - Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level

"The Progress Challenge is an excellent guide to both personal and professional success. The book helps the reader understand that change is inevitable, yet progress is a choice. In Lindsay's words..."be progress". - Jim Keyes, CEO, Blockbuster.

Dean Lindsay knows that personal and professional progress is directly correlated to the progress you provide others and is therefore dedicated to your progress.


Sep/Oct 2009 Issue
From “Met” to “Net”
by Dean Lindsay
How to build priceless business relationships through networking.

Networking Trainers Article
Newsflash: Networking Has Gotten a Bum Rap
by Dean Lindsay

The term networking has gotten a bum rap. I consistently ask professionals who come to workshops and speeches based on my book, Cracking the Networking CODE, to share with me what they think of when they hear the word networking. Far too often, they say it conjures up images of manipulative, self-serving, insincere and predatory individuals who are on the prowl for someone they can pounce on, try to sell something to, or solicit an unearned favor from.

I wish I could say this style of networking was not out there, but it is, and it is a waste of time for ineffective networkers and the unfortunate people they corner. True networking is not about arm-twisting. It is not about trying to get someone to do something that does not make sense for them to do. It is not about scary old backslapping sales shenanigans.

There is a big difference between meeting someone and building a priceless business relationship with them. Networking is not about chance meetings. Even if...


Networking Trainers Article
From "Met" to "Net"
by Dean Lindsay
There is this unassuming little word you often find in the biographies of famous people. The word is met. William R. Hewlett met David Packard. Dean Martin met Jerry Lewis. Sid met Nancy. Siegfried met Roy.

Meeting people is one of the fundamental steps to building relationships, in business as in life. But it is not the only step.

There is a big difference between meeting someone and building a lasting relationship with them. There is a long way from met to net (as in networking), and because people misjudge this distance, the term networking has gotten a bum rap.

I consistently ask professionals to share with me what they think of when they hear the word networking. Far too often, they say it conjures up images of manipulative, self-serving, insincere and predatory individuals who are on the prowl for someone they can pounce on, try to sell something to, or solicit an unearned favor from.

Products by Dean Lindsay:

 Cracking the Networking Code
Cracking the Networking Code
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