Information on The Deej
Dan is uniquely equipped to work with organizations to assess needs, identify strengths, and design programs that serve each client’s unique requirements. Dan’s sales methodology comes from his experience in the areas of:
- Being a former financial consultant with Smith Barney.
- Successfully building-up and selling four small businesses.
- His work as a college instructor teaching business management.
- Speaker/Coach for the Dale Carnegie Sales Advantage Course.
- Gitomer Certified Speaker
Dan’s sales methodology often bridges the gap between “what people think they should do” and “what really works.” His sales philosophy is a cross between Confucius and Robin Williams.
When it comes to the area of entrepreneurship, Dan brings a unique perspective, as he has been both owner and operator of small businesses in varying industries for his entire adult life. He has even successfully run businesses in industries he knew nothing about – just for the challenge.
He likes being referred to as “Your friendly neighborhood business broker”
This is due to his web of influence in the small business community through prospecting, networking, and flying through hitting the streets.
Dan specializes in keynote speeches, training workshops, and entrepreneurial coaching. Dan’s popular topics include: leadership skills, sales presentations, promoting your business, and customer service.
If you are looking for a motivating keynote speaker who offers substance with an engaging presentation style – you are in the right place.
- Everyday Entrepreneurship
- Sales for the Non-Sales Professional
- Getting, Keeping, and Maintaining Customer Loyalty
- Opportunity Knocks if You Do the Knocking
- Secrets To Small Business Success
You’ll find that no program is exactly the same, since the needs of the customers are different, but we always deliver the results that you want – with audience involvement.
The Deej's Background
I guess I could have an “About Me” section like everyone else listing all the companies that I worked at and use a bunch of buzz words that mean nothing except maybe to a bee.
The thing is I never was much like anyone else. Maybe you are the same way.
My family gave me your typical immigrant, small business owning type of upbringing. We worked in the family store before and after school and learned not only the business but how to communicate with grown-ups.
My first business was a Butcher shop in NJ when I was 18. It was converted into a Deli (D.J’s Country Deli) and I had it for 8 glorious years. Then I sold it and moved to Atlanta as a Stockbroker and learned to sell like an animal.
Wanting to get back on my own I started and built up to sell a Pest Control Company, then a Lawn Care Company, then a truck rental business. In all of these ventures my responsibility was the sales for, and growth of the businesses.
You may have noticed that my resume does not include College. My real education came in the form of an eight month hitchhiking trip around the United States on America when I was 22 years old. I travelled with no money and no plan. The idea was to get jobs along the way and meet as many people as possible.
The trip taught me most of the sales and human relation skills that I use today and will share with you.
In a way, I am still on this trip and I would love to meet you.