Jeff Krantz is helping build better businesses and better sales processes for businesses across the country. In this episode of the Defining Success Podcast, Jeff Krantz shares his expertise on developing a unique selling proposition and how you can use that to differentiate yourself in the marketplace and have your potential customers take notice.
Jeff Krantz lives each day with a deep sense of purpose. He integrates his contagious enthusiasm for sales performance with his experience of consulting Fortune 500 companies to deliver world-class training programs. His unique speaking and training style is not only fun and entertaining but is also saturated with proven strategies that send the participants of his seminars and keynotes away with far more than they expected.
Jeff Krantz wasn’t always sought out and surrounded by executive groups; he comes from a humble background, growing up in his family’s small business, where his first inklings of entrepreneurship were shaped. He eventually left the family business and went on to a successful career as a Financial Advisor.
In the beginning he got in front of groups of people to educate them on investment principles It was during this time where he discovered his deep passion for what he wanted to do in life, which was stand in front of people and share meaningful ideas that were going to help them to succeed in what they did. That planted the early seeds and desire to migrate towards a career path, a professional endeavor that would allow him to do just that on a full-time basis.
He took that leap of faith and now has the privilege to share ideas to help people to be more successful in their sales rolls and also help organizations to deepen client loyalty and deliver a superior customer service experience.
He is a jack of all trades in the executive world doing trainings, coaching, consulting, and speaking as he helps organizations build better businesses, developing better sales processes and focus on customer service excellence. One area he focuses on is that each person or company has something to offer to each potential customer, the selling point is your uniqueness, what makes you, you.
Jeff explains the differences between the many hats he wears and services he offers in working with professionals and how there is a real art and science to delivering a dynamic workshop for adults. With Jeff’s specialty in the HR and sales world his presentations generally are focused on building customized programs or leading projects within the organization to positively impact the corporate culture of the company. Jeff is a trainer at heart, so most of the work he does is live classroom facilitation for sales audiences and customer service representatives.
Jeff shared the use of rockstar was a metaphor for simply being the best at what you do. One of the things Jeff has seen through his own personal experience and witnessed in the lives of others is the people that are the most successful in life, personally and professionally, truly have discovered what it is they are the best at doing and employ that talent, gift or strengths in their professional endeavors.
Jeff’s second book which the title continues with the same theme and more importantly one of the fun things about this book is it is not an everyday how to guide to deliver customer service. It has heart, it has motivation and some of the internal drivers needed that allow you to evoke employees to want to serve from within rather than just do what has to be done.
Jeff has heart and believes in serving. He is clear that when you serve someone, when you help someone, when you go that extra mile to really make their day and do something that is going to rock their world in a positive way, and do it sincerely, the results benefit us. We go home happier at end of the day if we serve wholeheartedly,
Obstacles are no stranger to Jeff. One that we all face and question ourselves is “Do I really have what it takes?” No matter how successful you’ve been, everybody faces that giant in their life. As did Jeff, when he went from leaving his small family business to being a financial advisor, but with confidence he drew from deep inside himself to rise to the occasion, and using that experience to help him when working with executives today.
Success for Jeff revolves around client relationships, working with the executive leaders of the company, HR leadership, the training managers to develop the solution that can be delivered, implemented and executed within the company that not only equips the employees with good information but positively impacts the culture of the organization,
A highlight in Jeff’s success was learning about a new industry and collaborating with executives to produce a highly tailored program that was a great value to the company that went on to win a publication excellence recognition.
His advice for entrepreneurs is also his favorite quote from Confucius ‘Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.’ “After all, the most notorious an iconic CEO’s have a common denominator, these successful individuals; they all had a passion for what they did. The other side of that same coin is encouragement, don’t despise the days of humble beginnings.” Jeff continued to encourage with the message to not give up on the journey you have, to find that job you love so you don’t have to work a day in your life. The road to success, is not a clearly marked or easy road. Enjoy the journey and find what makes YOU remarkable – your unique selling proposition.
Engaging Discussion Questions:
- How can we service those people we come in contact with every day?
- What are we on Earth to do?
Links to Great Stuff:
- “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
- “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance…. Unless you have a lot of passion about this, you’re not going to survive. You’re going to give it up. So you’ve got to have an idea, or a problem or a wrong that you want to right that you’re passionate about; otherwise, you’re not going to have the perseverance to stick it through.”
- “Forget your competitors, just focus on your customers.”
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