Testimonials

Heffernan insurance, City National Bank, Discovery office systems, Nexus IS, Woodruff Sawyer, skyline, Tsys“I got a lot of value from Kurt’s course. He had very good suggestions on how to improve the look of my linkedIn page, as well as how to utilize the site for maximum effectiveness.”

Josh Fagin, Senior Vice President at Heffernan Insurance Brokers

“Kurt’s 30-day Linked-in training program was a huge success. The program far exceeded my expectations and Kurt is a wonderful business partner.”

Melody Silberstein, SVP – Human Resources at Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

Speaking on Social Selling and LinkedIn

Kurt presented valuable tips and actions to a group of Sales Executives which they can implement immediately to up their sales teams social selling game.”

Sally Duby, Head of SMB Sales at Skype

“Kurt is an excellent speaker. Very knowledgeable about Social Selling. As a CMO I appreciated his practical and sensible approaching to creating an internal Social Selling process.”

Des Cahill, Chief Marketing Officer at Kerio Technologies

“While I had just closed a lead from LinkedIn within the last few days, Kurt’s presentation and the panel he organized helped me realize how much more my company and I could be doing to emphasize social selling. I’d recommend Kurt to anyone responsible for increasing sales.”

Brian Steacy, VP, Sales at ClickMail Marketing

“Kurt gives a whole new meaning to high energy, information packed presentations. I recently attended one of his sessions. Loved all the practical ideas, humor and stories. Not surprisingly, it was a standing room only event.”

Dale Biron, Principal at Core Action Assoc., Inc. (20+ Years)

“Great info, presented well. I was thoroughly impressed with the fact that Kurt did some research on specific profiles from the audience and integrated them into his material. Not sure how he only gave “bad” examples from people who didn’t attend. There’s some magic there.”

Karl Palachuk, President at Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc.

“Kurt recently presented to our ProVisors group in San Francisco. He was well received and immediately impacted the business of several members. He has been invited to other ProVisor events in San Francisco. Kurt enables even the most experienced LinkediN users insight to help them in their sales efforts. To coin “Joe Bob Briggs at the Drive In” Check it out. Bill”

William Vick, Senior Vice President – Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley

“As the featured guest speaker before our Marketing Warriors group event, Kurt gave us an overview of LinkedIn, its importance and basics on how to use it. His address was well organized, highly informative, delivered with humor and populated with audience participation and relevant examples. His performance as a speaker was a perfect A+. I can’t recommend him any more strongly!”

Tim Smith, President / Principal Consultant at New Paradigm Marketing Group

“Kurt is masterful in explaining the hidden details within LinkedIn. In my opinion, an hour of insight from Kurt, is worth a year of individual trial and error on the keyboard. I highly recommend Kurt and The Sales Foundry.”

John Wolking, SVP & Senior Private Client Advisor at City National Bank

“Kurt was outstanding presenting to 100+ business leaders at the recent National Portable Storage Association’s Resale Conference in San Diego. Each leader came away with a much better understanding on how to better use LinkedIn to drive more business their way. Kurt’s customize presentation to the group, was nothing short of outstanding, a mark of a true professional. No matter your or your company’s level of use and understanding of LinkedIn, Kurt will take you to many levels more.”

Mark Graham, President at The Advice Store LLC

“Kurt gives a whole new meaning to high energy, information packed presentations. I recently attended one of his sessions. Loved all the practical ideas, humor and stories. Not surprisingly, it was a standing room only event.”

Dale B., Principal at Core Action Assoc., Inc.

Corporate Training and 30-Day Social Selling Boot Camp

“Every detail counts and Kurt Shaver let’s no detail go unnoticed. I’ve upgraded my presence on LinkedIn as a result of Kurt’s work and have been getting much more traffic and commentary on my profile!”

Robert Galinsky, Founder, Kuhoots at C-Suite Holdings

“What an amazing way to unlock the powerful potential of Linkedin!”

Jeffery Goad, Vice President, Transaction Advisory Group at DTZ, a UGL company

“Thanks Kurt! The LinkedIn Boot Camp that you taught far exceeded my expectations! LinkedIn is a great tool for doing business in today’s world and with your training I feel like I truly understand all of it’s potential and how to properly leverage that potential. Thanks again!”

Philip Foust, Director of Business Development at Skyline Exhibits & Events – The Holt Group

“Kurt has done an amazing job of taking this subject, and breaking it down in such a way that everything laid out became achievable. Kurt provided us with a free introductory webinar to help gain interest throughout our sales organization, and drove home the importance of understanding of LinkedIn as a prospecting tool. He then customized his program for us and provided content that was relevant to LinkedIn users at all levels of experience. We had 125 people sign up.”

Nik Fradgley, Product and Sales Trainer at Skyline Exhibits

“I just completed the 30-Day LinkedIn Sales Success Program and recommend it to anyone interested in unlocking the full potential of LinkedIn as a business development tool. Kurt’s approach made the program a success.”

Clark Morton, Partner and Senior Vice President at Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

“This Boot Camp is one the most organized and best classes about any online/social media tool I have ever taken! I am amazed by all the features that I never understand. Kurt is an awesome training and the hands on approach is just what I need.”

Wendy Hanson, Partner at PointFoward Ventures

“Whether you are a beginner or expert, I think there is something for everyone to learn in Kurt’s bootcamp. I wanted to bring my Social Selling with LinkedIn to a new level and I definitely learn something new in each of the 4 webinars. Kurt provides a great training platform with a lot of hands on exercises during the training so users of all levels feel comfortable and can get the most out of the tips he is providing. I love getting my daily tip of the day as well.”

Jill Curley, Sr. Account Manager at JCSI

“Finally! Focused direction on how to utilize LinkedIn to full potential. The weekly webinars to the daily email “How to’s” provide the practices to grow your business. Thank you Kurt.”

Linda-Marie Martinez, Sr. Trade Show Marketing Consultant at Skyline Displays 

“If you think you know LinkedIn and how to navigate and use this awesome tool, then think again. The “boot camp” is a professional, concise and hands on training that will ensure your profile and usage of LinkedIn becomes more productive. You will be more adept and ensure that LinkedIn works “for you” – whether job search, prospecting or simply connecting with peers. Very worthwhile over the 4 weeks – a good use of time and not an onerous commitment. Thanks Kurt.”

Mary Legris, Advisory Consulting at KPMG

Private LinkedIn Coaching

“I hired Kurt to take me through the basics of LinkedIn because of his reputation and recommendations. We went through a 4 week course that was personalized to my needs. He was patient and brought to our meetings a sheet of goals and objectives. I was very excited to see how utilizing LinkedIn has helped me meet people that I have been wanting to connect with. I have been able to use each process that we covered and this is a big achievement, as I really prefer to stay away from the computer.”

Sanford E. Bressick, Registered Representitive at New York Life

 

“Kurt and worked together after I heard him speak at a professional meeting. He enhanced my knowledge of Linked In hugely as well as my comfort and confidence in using it. He also challenged me to be more aggressive in approaching groups and engaging in conversations to increase my opportunity to recruit high level attorneys for my attorney search business. He also has an engineering background which makes him especially astute at technical issues with LinkedIn.”

Mary Jeanne Moyer, Attorney Recruitment, Legal Recruiter, IP Litigation and Prosecution Attorney Recruiter at MJM Associates

“I met Kurt Shaver at a Social Selling conference and was impressed with his knowledge and professionalism. Although I was a speaker at the conference as a “recognized expert” on the subject, I also realized I could learn a lot from him. Kurt’s suggestions for improving my own social presence were spot on and implemented quickly & immediately, with his guidance. I look forward to a continued partnership with Kurt. He is a pleasure to work with and knows his stuff.

Anneke Seley, Advisor to CEO at PokitDok


“I wanted to let you know how please I was with the sales training you conducted for Sonic.net. My favorite exercise was the role plays for cold calling and in-person networking introductions. The customer testimonial letters that resulted from the training will live on as valuable tools to help salespeople overcome objections and build credibility.

I look forward to working with you in the future and I would be happy to recommend you to anyone that wants to spark some new ideas to boost sales.”

Mark Loher, Director of Sales and Marketing, Sonic.net


“Your sales coaching program delivers much more than anything we’d get out of simple sales seminar. One reason the program works so well is that the seminar lessons are reinforced by the weekly mini-sessions and booklets. Now our sales rep has an impressive collection of customer testimonials, company news, and industry articles he uses to establish rapport in a new way.

I like that you take an owner’s view and think beyond the Sales department. You have helped us initiate relationships with alliance partners and you politely nudge us to keep projects like the new Web site and email newsletter moving forward. I would recommend your full program to anyone who wants a more professional sales team.”

Duane DeLong, President, Datacon Dental Systems


“La Tortilla Factory places a high value on training. You succeeded in meeting the challenge. Here are some comments from the participants:

The seminar was very professional, energetic, and dynamic. I like activities, so I enjoyed that there were many. Kurt was a breath of fresh air…I wish he worked for us.

I would recommend your services to any company looking for a professional sales training program.”

Jonna Greene, VP Human Resources, La Tortilla Factory 


“Kurt is a proven executive sales manager. He built a strong sales culture, turning it from an underachiever to a top performer. His success was driven by setting expectations, monitoring performance and positive coaching techniques. I highly recommend Kurt”  

 Bill Goldbach, VP, Websense


“Kurt’s attention to detail and knowledge of the sales process, business acumen, enthusiasm and energy are attributes that organizations of any size and industry will find invaluable. He has a relentless pursuit of success with a keen focus on customer satisfaction. Kurt is a professional.”  

Curtis Staker, CEO, GFI