Too many sales people are focused on the end result, the outcomethe closeand another notch on their gun! But, what if you approached “sales” from a heart-centered standpoint, with curiosity and playfulness, as though the world were your sandbox? What if you created relationships for no other reason than to help others and make new friends? I know what you are saying, "How can it not be about results when it comes to business?" The bottom line is important, but if you detach from this burden while you are creating relationships, you will find that the health of your bottomline will improve on its own!
Stan Holden, owner of The LooneyBin Creative Studio, has created work for many Fortune 100 companies. As a protégé, he was first published in a national magazine during the 5th grade. A graduate of California University Long Beach, his screenplay, Rebel Without A Claus, has received a "recommend" by Disney and optioned for filming.
Growing Your Business Can Be As Fun & Easy As Giving Candy To Strangers: Tips for Creating Abundance through Heart-Centered Sales 4.8 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
I thought that this was a great idea, that should have been written years ago. I worked in sales for years and I treated my customers like my friends and not like a source of money. This author is different because he wants you to reach out to new people and to reach out of your comfort zone. The book was interesting and easy to read. I also found it amusing at times and thought that this would be a great book for suggested reading for business classes. I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own. - See more at: http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/2016/01/giving-candy-to-strangers-by-stan.html#sthash.svLvk7tP.dpuf
More than 1 year ago
Giving candy to strangers is a nonfiction book written by the author and artist for Chicken Soup of the Soul. In this book he describes how to grow a business.
The Forward of the book is written by Kevin Sorbo. Even though he has been in many movies and television shows, he is best know for the series Hercules: The Legendary Stories. To be honest I do not usually read the forward in a nonfiction book even though it does contain helpful information but when I saw Sorbo I read this one. One sentence stuck out at me in this forward. "Do business with the joy of the kid". In this book you will see that Holden does have the joy writing and teaching others how to grow better relationships to grow their business. This book is an easy read and fun.
On another page this book can actually can be used in just developing personal relationships and not necessarily a business owner. For example Holden mentions just being warm and open to others is one of the simplest tasks one can do. This relaxes the person.
Each chapter begins with a relevant quote, which I liked. The quotes come from all over. Some include a Chinese Proverb, the Beatles, Kevin Bacon, and William Shakespeare.
I really do recommend this book. Even though I am not planning on starting a business, I do plan on keeping this book. It is a wonderful read and I highly recommend it for anyone.
I received this book from iRead Book tours for an honest review.
More than 1 year ago
It really can be as easy as Giving Candy To Strangers.
Stan Holden is not your typical businessman, he’s not a CEO of a Fortune 500 company or a long-standing board member for some top tech firm. But Holden has a lot to add to the world of business. Giving Candy To Strangers is a book about doing the right things in business and how they can help you succeed, grow, and even dominate. The point of view is written more on a personal level though, which is fine for me because as an owner of my own business and an entrepreneur I am the one who runs the day-to-day business.
Holden splits the book into parts and chapters. Each chapter is short and to the point with some nice comedic bits thrown in for good measure. I didn’t know that I could smile so much reading a book about networking and improving your interpersonal relationships with others around you (both in and outside of your company). I found myself vigorously highlighting different quotes and sayings and anecdotes to remember for later. By the end I had the book mostly highlighted and I’m not even upset about it.
I think that a fresh face and opinion from outsiders is needed to keep things interesting or to remind some of us that we’re not “all that.” I will definitely be using some of the advice that I learned in this book to further myself, both in the business world and outside of it.
A true work of non-fiction that was actually fun to read, Stan Holden’s Giving Candy To Strangers is one of the best non-fiction books I read in 2015.
More than 1 year ago
One of the opening quotes in the book is one from Rick Warren – Life is about relationship, not acquisition. For me, that about sums up what this book is about. In times where people are wont to put results before relationships, Giving Candy To Strangers is brings a refreshing outlook to the whole business of sales.
As I was reading the book, I thought of all the times I have been turned off by people who sell Amway products and Herbal Life. Their attempts to chat up strangers is all about trying to convince you that they are leading such wonderful lifestyles and wouldn’t want you to miss out on that! Frankly, they leave me with the distinct feeling that they are out to con me!
Stan Holden focuses on keeping things real and allowing others to see you as you are, while you approach them with empathy and humor. One of the points I really appreciated was ‘Do What’s Right When No One Is Looking‘, which is truly the foundation for good relationship building.
Giving Candy to Strangers is a book I’d recommend to every entrepreneur and sales person.
Cassandra Candy was an up and coming sexy model. She had hundreds of thousands of
followers on social media. All of the attention she received got to her head and turned her into a rude, conceited, stuck up wannabe celebrity. ...
This is the sweet and funny tale of a young girl named Candy and her
Cankersaurus Rex! Candy receives a dinosaur as a gift and is determined to train him to be a good pet. This playful homage to Syd ...
Candy Apple Blessings is a cheery seasonal board book that explores the many reasons we
love fall! Including a charming embellished cover and whimsical art, this book follows some animal friends as they celebrate the best parts of autumn. Whether ...
Prepare to join a gym! The full fat version of the Candy Connoisseurs' Encyclopedia has
arrived! Connoisseurs Andrea and Lisa offer an entertaining guide to sweets with fun, candid reviews of some of the hottest penny candy on the market. ...
No one knows where Candy Island came from. An island that's not supposed to exist.
A boy's obsessive intrigue. Cole wants a ticket so badly to every kids' dream island knowing full well he won't even set foot inside the ...
Inspired by a true story. This self-help companion book grounded in Biblical principles will share
practical insight into what is really important in life.The fast pace at which society moves has created an environment in which it is easy to ...
Have you ever wondered what exactly an adjective was? Drawn a blank when your child
asked for help with English grammar homework? In GRAMMAR CANDY, the second book by educator Katrina Streza, Danny and Sam are back for another candy-filled ...