Business Transformation Expert, Keynote Speaker, Author, Radio and TV Personality
A dynamic nationally recognized speaker, trainer, published author, and business consultant. Velton, speaks to, teaches, and trains clients all over the United States and the Caribbean encouraging them to transform their thinking to move their professional and personal performance from good to great!
Velton continued his education and growth in the hospitality industry moving across the country and into sales positions at numerous hotels, with some of the most exclusive and highly sought-after hotels in the country. Serving as a Sales Manager and later Director of Sales & Marketing, Velton learned how to not only navigate the selling process himself, but how to teach, train and motivate his staffs to high levels of success.
Achieving the position of Director of Sales & Marketing opened Velton’s eyes and mind to his passion for helping others and mentoring individuals in search of greatness. He became a corporate trainer and was often called upon to lead training sessions for large groups on the regional and national levels.
After record breaking years of success which included leading the sales team of the year for a major hotel chain and taking another sales operation from $24,000,000.00 to $98,000,000.00 in four years, Velton began to develop and write his own training curriculum.
In 2008 during one of the most difficult economic times in recent history Velton launched his company, Strategic Solutions LLC to share his sales, service, and leadership knowledge with businesses around the world. His first book, “Prospecting the Key to Your Future Success” hit the market in 2010 and quickly became in great demand.
He has since written additional books titled, Strategic Planning; Planning to WIN!”, co-authored a book dedicated to the memory of Harriett Tubman and Nelson Mandela entitled “The Daughters and Spirit of Harriett” and is writing a new book soon to be released entitled “Leadership Dynamics” … 52 Principles Every Successful Leader Understandsggogle dr.
Velton has speaks to and trains many highly successful corporate executives in multiple industries on stages at meetings and conventions throughout the United States.
He hosts a weekly radio show on Blog Talk Radio entitled the Transformation Zone on Thursday evenings at 6:00pm EST and Co-Host of the Black CEO Morning Radio Show each morning Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM, Host of the Virtual CEO Society “Tuesday @ 2:00 PM, Co-Host of the Black CEO, Boardroom on Demand Show at 7:00pm on Thursday evenings.
Velton continues to work with and speak to sales professionals and those in leadership positions to increase productivity, improve their relationships, and achieve peak performance levels.
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Success Never Goes on Sale
Success Never Goes on Sale
- Success begins with Belief in Yourself
- You have to put in the work and sometimes it seems dirty and unfair and your are not being compensated for the additional effort
- Defeat is a temporary situation, No is not always final.
- Only You Can Unlock the Door to Your Dreams
Your Million Dollar Sales Success
The sales process like everything in life and in business changes every day. New trends, technology, and new ideas change the way we do business and provide new keys to open the doors to success. Over the past three decades I have sold, taught and lead sales teams through many of these changes and adjustments in the market. I decided to write this workshop and article after much research, trial and error and evaluation of the keys to sales success. There are a few questions that began to always come up no matter what time or place we encounter.
> What has changed in your market over the past 10 – 15 years?
> How do customers view sales professionals?
> How do sales professionals view customers? What are customers looking for in a sales professional?
> Who is your best customers and why?
> How do I outperform my competition in the market?
Navigating the Seas of Transformation
Navigating the Seas of Transformation
Navigating the Seas of Transformation is an example of a few stages in the process we all encounter as we travel on the road to success, in business and in life.
The journey going from good to great is like traveling a road with curves and hills, bumps and potholes. To be successful we must navigate the obstacles and stay the course. Staying the course is not easy and often requires us to change our thinking. We must reach deep inside for the Confidence necessary to continue, re-affirm, and remember our Commitment to ourselves and the people we love. We must summon the Courage necessary to drive on when others encourage us to stop or Change direction and constantly strive to be the best. Stop settling! Demand perfection every time! Consistency is the fuel that will help you transition from good to great! The ability to Communicate allows us to not only manage our progression, but the progression and success of the team.
Remember, “Good teams become great when the players trust each other enough to replace me with we!” – Phil Jackson
Leadership helps the team navigate the seas of any transformaion.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
- This is a Keynote that looks into taking different aspects of an organization and getting them to realize that as good as they may be individually, the team can achieve greater heights if they work together. The principles are based on two stories from sports, a youth soccer team from South Florida and the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team that beat the Russians to win the Gold medal. The first time the US won the Gold medal in hockey in the history of the Olympics. Your team will never be the same after this presentation.
- Everybody is a Genius; can the Team get the best out of all of its players?
- Discovering the “Why” inside of you! I am Superior Hear Me Roar! – How sales people and your most talented executives seek to be the best and desire to be a part of an “elite” group. Is that or can that really be part of the team?
You are a Leader Even if the Only Person You Lead is You!
Good leadership qualities give the organization the vigor it requires to compete effectively and deal with other challenges in the business environment. All leaders should embrace and nurture these qualities for the organization to move on. Remember great leaders create other leaders so learning and sharing in an Environment of achievement driven and mutually supportive professionals will take any organizations performance from average to outstanding through its commitment to excellence. The focus of this workshop is to communicate and discuss the concept necessary for every successful human environment from the social room to the boardroom. 10 Key Components to Successful Leadership
1. Have a Vision
2. Set Specific Goals
3. Hire Right People
4. Share Your Vision
5. Develop a Plan to Support Your Vision
6. Create an Environment that Breeds Communication
7. Invest in Your People
8. Make Decisive Decisions
9. Execute the Plan
“Pick the Lock”
Are you willing to Pick the Lock; to open the door to your dreams?The only limits you have are those you impose on yourself! “Only you can unlock the door to your dreams”.
Learn the concepts necessary to survive and thrive in todays competitive environment.
Make No Mistake, You Have What it Takes
Self Awareness, Self Confidence, and Perserverance are important apsects in our professional resume.
This message involves getting the audience to relate to their inner thoughts and fears that may be preventing them from realizing their full potential.
Using self confidence and self acceptance to encourage collaboration with like minded, motivated, achievement driven partnerships.
“It is with great pride and acknowledgment that I recommend Mr. Velton Showell. His stellar career in hospitality has groomed him perfectly for the teacher, speaker, motivator, writer and coach that he is. I had the wonderful honor of working with Mr. Showell during my Hyatt Hotel years. He was well respected throughout the organization. I also have had the privilege to join in many of his speaker sessions during various conferences and tradeshow events. Each time afforded me a wealth of take-away information that has proved valuable not only in my workplace but has enhanced my personal space as well. Thank you Velton Showell for your vision and unselfish mentorship to me and to many others. I look forward to signing up to attend your next session! “
– Chicago Destination Management Expert, Choose Chicago
Thank you for your inspirational, informative, and entertaining presentation. You captured our diverse group of employees with your energy, knowledge and humor. You were able to customize such a broad topic in a way that was suited for everyone in the audience. The ability that you displayed to merge teaching with emotion was very captivating for everyone. Your gift to connect with the different personalities was terrific. The presentation was very powerful and enlightening.
– Director of Program Services, Gateway Community Action Partnership
Business Transformation Expert, Velton Showell III of Strategic Solutions LLC was a featured speaker at my 2015 Executive Retreat. His charge was to hone in on effective traits of successful teams as 40% of my Leadership Committee was brand new. He not only met that challenge, but exceeded it with his uncanny ability to connect right away. His charisma, poise, tone and delivery were extraordinary and clearly an art form to marvel at.
The examples used and his story-telling ability made the message resonate brightly. His strong sense of moral value, business savvy and understanding of the hospitality industry amplified his professional teaching skills. I found myself smiling within during the presentation due to my observation of how the team was receiving his message. He creatively tapped in to each person’s discipline, with insight and examples that fit. Personally, I have no idea of the challenges a professional speaker confronts, yet, I know when someone does it well, and he did.
Please allow this document to serve as a tribute and letter of recommendation for Velton W. Showell III, as his professionalism and effectiveness in presenting to my team was outstanding.
– General Manager, Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
Dear Mr. Showell,
I would like to thank you for serving as our graduation speaker for our commencement exercises on Monday, April 20, 2015. This was a monumental graduation as it was our first graduation representing our educational change and advancement from an Educational Center to a Technical College. It was very important that our commencement speaker be representative of this change in our advanced educational status. You were representative of this advance status change. Our graduates ranged from transition students completing our award winning academy model high school career technical programs to our post-secondary adult students taking advantage of opportunities provided. Our faculty, staff, and student body all expressed an enlightened focus on success and their overall professional outlook at the close of our graduation ceremony.
The theme set for this graduation, “Success Never Goes on Sale” was thoroughly covered by you. Our graduates were provided with valuable points regarding sound decision making techniques , methods of achieving success, identifying your personal meaning of success, achieving success, a step-by-step process, and success cannot be bought, it never goes on sale! We were also impressed with your ability to communicate and motivate our graduates at their various levels of understanding. You spoke to them as individuals and made strategic eye contact with them as your key points were addressed. You certainly made a positive difference in the lives of our graduates and further empowered them towards success.
We at Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College are eternally grateful to you for serving as our commencement speaker. Your high professional standards created the appropriate atmosphere for our commencement exercises.
– Vice Principal, Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College
Velton Showell is a dynamic engaging speaker. He uses his ability to engage the audience members to emphasize key points and make lasting impressions in intimate as well as large group settings.
I have had the pleasure of working with Velton for several years on training organizational development projects. Velton uses his knowledge and experience woven into input from the organization with which he is partnering to create insightful and engaging presentations that create lasting dialog. Velton is on of my “go to” colleagues for message design and delivery. I recommend Velton as a speaker, trainer, and facilitator.
– Director, Visitor Services, Desert Botanical Gardens
The first time I heard Velton speak was last year at a Chamber breakfast. Not every speaker will give you something you will remember ,but he did for me and the story he told me stuck in my head. So much so that when I embarked on my 2day project to motivate Kids I thought of him immediately to be one of our speakers.
When a speaker addresses an adult professional audience whether they are good or bad the audience is going to listen and clap at the end. Not so with teens, they will fidget ,whisper to their neighbor gaze or stare into the air. So when I saw all the young men who attended the 2day project listening intently I was impressed.
Velton’s style was commanding without being aggressive , he narrated his story methodically and when he got to the end the point was made convincingly and effectively.
They say everyone has a story to tell but not everyone can tell it effectively, however Velton definitely can tell a meaning story. After the event I ask some of the young men what they thought of his presentation and they told me it was great. They appreciated him relaying his personal experiences and the lessons he learn as a young man.
I would definitely recommend Velton Showell as a speaker and I look forward to working with him again.
– Event Manager, 2Day Project
It is with great enthusiasm and pride that I recommend and endorse Velton Showell as a Sales Leader, Trainer, and Motivational Speaker. I have known Velton for over twenty years and had the opportunity to watch, learn, and grow from his skills and coaching in the sales arena. Velton helps to prepare you for the best possible results without the fears or doubts other sales people are experiencing. He uses first hand strategies and battlefield tested procedures that will get the job done. He has developed the skills, knowledge, and research essential for your development if you are serious about success. As a resource for your company, you will love his straight forward, frank, and honest delivery in sales training. Velton’s humor, transparency, and no-hold-barred delivery are refreshing and perfect for you to kick start your sales team’s numbers. He will help your team to eliminate what other people think they should be doing and he will show you how to stay laser focused on your goals and mission statement. How is that problem or goal you want to exploit but you are just not sure how? Then Velton Showell is your sales trainer. He will help you with the specific strategy, accelerate your team’s success and change the prosperity of your productivity for years to come.
– Senior Sales Manager, Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel