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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What’s Your Trajectory Part 2

December 18, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
Last week we talked about trajectories in business and ran a comparison to driving around aimlessly in your car with no direction vs. going to the source (Google Maps) and getting direction for where you want to be. It’s the same in your business. What source are you going to?   First off, seek advice from those you trust and from those who have been where you want to go. Ideally, you’re looking for a coach. You can keep forging ahead on your own, but in order to maximize your time it’s better to have guidance from who can point you in the right direction. A mentor or a coach can save you strife from ways that they ... [read more]
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Research Your Client Part 2

December 13, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
Do you like to be around many people on vacation or do you want to get away from it all in your own private paradise?  Do you want to take a cruise and sail around a few different islands or maybe go on a ski trip? Road tripping in the car or maybe see the United States or Europe in the observation car on a train? NUGGET:  Your client researches YOU just as much as YOU research for your next vacation spot. read more]
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What’s Your Trajectory

December 11, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
What's your trajectory? What's your path? I've seen a lot of different groups in the last week or so talking about different facets whether it be on the DJ side or MC side. It’s great that people are learning how to beat mix or wanting to improve their setup or wanting to get better sales or whatever the case may be. I encourage you to find a way to improve a skill set at least once a month.   When I say, what’s your trajectory…I’m really asking you where you’re going? If you don’t know where you’re going in your business then it’s like walking out of your house, hopping in your car and driving around aimle... [read more]
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Research Your Client Part 1

December 6, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
Research Your Client I hear the sounds of the waves crashing as my skin is bronzing (or is that burning) in the hot rays of the Caribbean sun.  My body lays here on top of the beach towel and chair from the hotel property…tired from the 10 hour trip it took to arrive in this island paradise…exhausted from the amount of work I’ve put in to my year and my career up to this point.  I NEED to relax and ENJOY this seaside getaway. We’ve spent MONTHS planning this vacation, re... [read more]
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Purpose Part 2

December 4, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
Last week I asked you about what’s your purpose? Why do you get up in the morning? What motivates you throughout the day? I challenged you to write a purpose statement. I know this kind of heavy stuff but this is as real as real gets in life.   I have a friend of mine who is going through some heavy HEAVY stuff. He has had to have mental fortitude that I don’t know if I possess to deal with everything that is going on in your life. When you are faced with death yourself, what do you do? How do you react? To me, it goes back to your purpose. Are you living that out? If you’re not, you’re not utilizing every single brea... [read more]
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Vickie Musni Personalities For Business

Personality and You

November 29, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
Vickie Musni Personalities For BusinessPersonality and YOU I've been in sales my entire life.  My parents gave us the option as a family to choose a trip or a VCR at the time.  I persuaded them to get the VCR as I thought at the time we could have extra entertainment anytime we wanted vs. a few days of fun.   Fast forward to later in life and I've taken many sales c... [read more]
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Competitors Or Friends part 3

November 22, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
In my conversation with this gentlemen he brought up that he had the same feelings about me that I had about the aforementioned gentlemen about a decade ago.  He asked me "Why Mitch did you accept my friend request? Why do you take the time to chat with me?" I told him the story I related above about me being "starstruck" about a decade ago.  I realized after talking with these gentlemen that they are NOT elitists at all. Bill Hermann, Mark Ferrell, Jim Cerone, Randy Bartlett and anyone else who is a leader in this industry put on their pants the same way we do.  Lee reached out a helping h... [read more]
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how to handle a bad review

How To Handle A Bad Review Part 2

November 20, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
how to handle a bad reviewThis week we’re covering specifically what I should have done differently from a bad review I received in the past about an employee. I should have listened before I spoke. I got one side of the story and did my own research and went off half cocked on the client when I should have just calmly invited them into the office to have a conversation about things in a peaceful way after both parties had calmed down. My team member had her side, the bride and groom had their side of the story, and the truth of it all lied somewhere in the middle. I didn’t give an option for the real truth to come out, and it became a ... [read more]
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Competitors or Friends Part 2

November 15, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
Looking back I was cocky and arrogant...which was probably why Lee gave me the time of day (because that's exactly how he is :) )  We chatted that day on the phone and arranged a meeting for when I came to the UP in about a month for some other job interviews. We met, became fast friends and Lee was my agent for the first several years of Taylored Entertainment's existence while I got my feet underneath me in the area.  There are quiet leaders and there are leaders who are a bit more noticeable. Lee is, in regards to this industry, a quiet leader. But what about those who write/speak/blog/c... [read more]
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how to handle a bad review

How To Handle A Bad Review

November 13, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
how to handle a bad reviewHow To Handle A Bad Review People say the best teacher is experience. This is true, and especially true for dealing with a bad review. I think if you’ve been in business for any length of time you’re bound to have one or two. It’s not about getting one although there’s something to be said for the level of preparation one can take to avoid a bad review. It’s about how you respond to it both publicly and privately. I’ve had a bad review of an employee before and I wouldn’t say that I handled it in the best way possible. Now hindsight is always 20/20, and I certainly would have handled it differently.... [read more]