506: Matt Holmes: Winning The Game With A Handshake
Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who has quite obviously got the entrepreneurial gene running through his body.
His career has been an eclectic mix of sales, coaching and inspirational content production which has lead him to where he is today.
He is the founder of Handshakin, a series of video based interviews with the successful and the movers and shakers across the word, and also the author of Handshakin Your Way to Entrepreneurial Success: How to Network and Become One of the World’s Leading Handshakers
But the interesting thing to me, is where he started on the path to where he is today.
Back in 2010 he worked for the Groove Automotive company in the greater Denver Area, where he knew right at the very beginning that the ability to make leads and turn them into sales, is never about the hard push.
Instead he knew that the key skill was connecting in the right way, and negotiating to the highest level he could.
Which was why he made sure that he attended all of the optional professional development seminars on effective negotiation and sales.
Greet with a smile, and of course a good handshake.
And so throughout his career, starting several companies, working in the real estate business, until he got to where he is today you can see the hustle, the drive and of course the ambition to do something different and make his mark.
So does he look back at the early days attending company courses as the true flag that shows where it all started?
Or is the idea of meeting with a good old fashioned handshake something that he can trace even further back in time?
Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Matt Holmes.
During the show we discussed such weighty subjects with Matt Holmes such as:
How he recalls being pushed into his first business by his parents but knew quickly that he had a fire in his belly to create his own.
Why the concept of scalability was something that he discovered early on in his entrepreneurial life, and how it was quite simply a game changer.
How the power of personal branding is becoming more and more important in the on-line world. No one can hide behind a website and hope to be a success any more.
Why it is so important to gain as much feedback you possibly can when first starting to build a business, but be careful at how you filter that feedback