Mitch Taylor


Mitch Taylor

Meet Mitch Taylor: A Jeffrey Gitomer Certified Advisor and a member of the National Speakers Association, Mitch has impacted thousands over the course of his career, through interactive workshop instruction, sales mentoring, educational podcasts & personal coaching. Mitch is the author of the book Sales 4 Event Pros, and has written articles for several industry publications including Promo Only, DJNews, and Mobile Beat. Mitch regularly hosts #LiveAt755, your Daily Motivational Kick Start every weekday at 7:55am on his Facebook Feed. To get yours go to Facebook.com/MitchTaylor. Mitch is also one half of the Creating Connections team with Certified Personality Trainer Vickie Musni. Together they have written Creating Connections: 31 Days To Building Stronger & Deeper Relationships and host a weekly podcast entitled Creating Connections.




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Taffer’s Teachings Part 3

August 15, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
This is Part 3 of Taffer's Teachings focused on the 3rd of the 5 Musts For Business with Quality Service. Quality Service:  Do you send reviews out about your service? What is the feedback like? What’s your success ratio? If you have 1 or 2 negative reviews out of 100 events…you can probably live with that. Do you want it? No. Look at those areas of constructive feedback and see how they can be improved. I would STRONGLY recommend not just waiting until the end of the sales cycle with that specific client however. You need to have touch points with your client throughout their sales cycle with you to determine if you are... [read more]
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Be Flexible Part 2

August 13, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
We continue this week with the follow up to Be Flexible.  One time I showed up at an event to perform a speaking engagement and we were moved to a completely different room, it snowed the night before so everyone coming in for the event was delayed due to the weather and traffic.  I quickly realized that we would NOT be starting on time and that we’d just have to roll with it. If I had stayed in my head regarding everything working against me then I wouldn’t be able to live in the moment and truly deliver my presentation and content for that audience.   W... [read more]
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Taffer’s Teachings Part 2

August 8, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
Taffer's Teachings Part 2. #2 on Jon Taffer's 5 Musts for Business is Cleanliness. While I wouldn’t say we are the BEST at this, we certainly project our image through what Jon calls “4 Walls Of Marketing”. Everything about your brand must be congruent with the image you portray. Are there opportunities for improvement in our cleanliness? Yes. Right now I know there are areas of our office that need touching up with new paint. We also just brought in my business partner and Certified Personality Trainer Vickie Musni in to conduct a workshop with our staff. Upon arrival Vickie liked our décor and how it matched our ... [read more]
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Be Flexible

August 6, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
As a professional speaker, you work with organizations and companies of all types.  Some who have everything together and some who DON’T always have it all together. It’s no different when we do an event.  Sometimes things can get a little flustered. Sometimes the couple is late for arrival for their grand entrance, maybe the photographer takes too long for sunset photos and you’re stuck behind schedule for their first dance. You become frustrated and get SO UPSET about it.  You curse the name of the photographer, say the couple doesn’t care about their event and that everyone is conspiring a... [read more]
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Taffer’s Teachings Part 1

August 1, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
Taffer’s Teachings: The Five Musts Part 1 I’ve been an avid “Bar Rescue” fan for quite some time. I had the pleasure of meeting the man behind the show when we both spoke at MBLV20 in Las Vegas a few years back. My wife knows how much of a BIG fan I am of the show, so she bought me Jon’s book “Raise The Bar” for Christmas this past year. Upon arrival in Vegas, I was bummed that in my haste of packing for the trip I forgot the book at home so I wasn’t able to get a signed copy. The “yelling” he employs on the TV show isn’t just frustration or anger…there’s a method to his madness that becomes more... [read more]
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Products Vs Solutions Focus Part 1

July 25, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
A few years ago, I was on a Windstar cruise and it absolutely was one of the best vacation experiences of my life.  My wife and I went on a yacht that was literally 1/10th the size of the Carnival Cruise Lines ship that I used to work for as an onboard DJ. Now Carnival has a few different experiences that they offer now compared to back then, but it’s still a big cattle herd as you move for embarkation or debarkation, you know everyone lining up different places. They've got a VIP experience now to get on board if you reach platinum status with them. However beyond that, that's kind of ... [read more]
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Productivity Formula Part 2

July 25, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
Another BIG win for me at Mobile Beat over the years was picking up Marcello Pedalino's book "Celebrate Life".  Marcello has made an amazing career for himself, but it has not been without trials and tribulations. In Marcello's book he gives you the knowledge of HOW to live it up, the secret formula to discover fulfillment (hint: it's more than likely NOT what you think) and how to experience the joy you deserve.  I have found this book to be inspirational to me and it has motivated me to take more control from a daily view rather than a monthly or yearly goal setting. read more]
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Dreams, Actions & Purpose Statements

July 23, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
Martin Luther King Jr. is honored due to inspiring people with his “I have a dream” speech, and helping break down racial barriers.  Do you have to dream to achieve something? I never dreamed in a million years that I would be able to do what I do today. I never dreamed I would be charging $3500 to $6500 for my services back when i started my company in 2003.  I never dreamed I would make a living at this. I never dreamed I would travel internationally a... [read more]
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Productivity Formula and Goal Planning Part 1

July 18, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
The Productivity Formula and Goal Planning I have found that most people I chat with in our industry fail to plan, and therefore they, without realizing it or not, have planned to fail.  It's sad, but it’s the cold, stark truth. Jim Cerone, in his seminar at Mobile Beat 20 "Behind The Scenes with The Perfect Host", made reference to this with a post from a DJ lamenting on Facebook that he couldn't make Mobile Beat this year.  Supposedly this individual had tried everything in... [read more]
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Respect Is A Two Way Street Part 2

July 16, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
Last week we began with the discussion of how respect is a two way street and gave you the first way to accomplish this.  Here are the other two ways to ensure you keep respect when given an opportunity. .
  1.  Before you say yes to the opportunity be sure you can represent the brand or person giving you the opportunity effectively.  If you can’t represent them appropriately then you are doing them a disservice by even accepting the opportunity. Do the right thing and move on.  
  2.  Never bitch... [read more]