Fear of Failure

Do you ever feel like you are held back from the success you want in life due to the “Fear of Failure?”

You are not alone.  Most people in life experience the “Fear of Failure” at some point throughout their life and their career.  In fact, if you don’t experience this, you may NOT be Dreaming BIG enough!

Check out my quick video on how to push past the Fear, and go after your goals and dreams with gusto!

You deserve to have a life that you are passionate about and live life to the fullest!

Yours Truly,

Melissa D. Whitaker

Improve Sales Performance 44% With This One Change

Do you want to increase sales?

If not, stop reading this . . .

According to a recent study by Xceleration, “incentive programs can increase performance by 22% while a 44% performance  increase is found in programs that run for a year or more.”

The question is, do you know what motivates your people?  A one-size-fits-all approach no longer works.  It is vital that you take the time and create programs that create the following benefits:

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The War For The Modern Office Has Begun


In 2015, Print Audit was proud to introduce you to The 7 Deadly Sinners of the Office Equipment Industry.  They shared the good, the bad, and the exciting issues facing our channel.  From e-books to comics, the Sinners gave us lots to think about and fresh ideas for growing our dealerships.

But like any strong alliance there comes a time when heroes must meet their match. Introducing The Avengettes, 7 of the most powerful and influential women in our space. Click “Read Article” to read West McDonald, Vice President of Business Development, Print Audit and Owner, FocusMPS‘ Blog and download a copy of the e-Book.  Meet the Avengettes & Sinners.

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MWI Elite Sales Academy Successes & Registration

We just launched our BRAND NEW Content for MWI Elite Sales Academy last week and it was GREAT!!!  We had an awesome class filled with eager “tenured” sales people who were looking to elevate their game and also transition into the Digital Imaging World.


Here are few comments from that class:

“I learned so much around successful,  industry specific, selling strategies that I can’t wait to begin utilizing them.  They say “Knowledge is Power”.  After this training, “Knowledge is Money!”   –  Chris, QualPath, Inc.

“I signed up for this training to make me a better salesman. I can say without a doubt, that will happen!” – Jordan, Data-Line Office Systems

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Melissa Whitaker International (MWI) 2016 Training Schedule

January 18th – 22nd            New Content! – MWI Elite Sales Academy Live  Web Based

February 8th – 12th              MWI Elite Sales Academy Live Web Based Class

March 14th – 18th                MWI Elite Sales Academy Live Web Based Class

April 18th – 22nd                   MWI Elite Sales Academy Live Web Based Class

May 10th -11th                   NEW! – MWI Management Leadership Class (In Person-Chicago)

May 16th – 20th                    MWI Elite Sales Academy Live Web Based Class

June 7th – 8th                    NEW! – MWI Management Leadership Class (In Person-Chicago)

June 14th – 16th                   MWI Elite Sales Academy (In Person – Chicago)

June 20th – 24th                   MWI Elite Sales Academy Live Web Based Class

July 11th – 12th                  NEW! – MWI Management Leadership Class (In Person-Chicago – Added Class)

July 18th – 22nd                    MWI Elite Sales Academy Live Web Based Class

August 15th – 19th                MWI Elite Sales Academy Live Web Based Class

October 11th–12th              NEW!- MWI Management Leadership Class (In Person-Chicago)

October 17th – 21st              MWI Elite Sales Academy Live Web Based Class

November 14th – 18th          MWI Elite Sales Academy Live Web Based Class

December 12th – 16th          MWI Elite Sales Academy Live Web Based Class

To Register for a class either call Melissa Whitaker at 847.845.4922.

*Also, if you have 6 or more sales people, you qualify for and can schedule, Melissa to come to your facility to do “on-site” training for your team.  90 day, 6 month and 9 month programs are also available.

Best of Schaumburg Award 2015

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Melissa Whitaker International, LLC Receives 2015 Best of Schaumburg Award

Schaumburg Award Program Honors the Achievement

SCHAUMBURG November 25, 2015 — Melissa Whitaker International, LLC has been selected for the 2015 Best of Schaumburg Award in the Photographic Services category by the Schaumburg Award Program.

Each year, the Schaumburg Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Schaumburg area a great place to live, work and play.

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Register NOW for the next MWI Elite Sales Academy Class – Get FASTER Results!

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MWI Elite Sales Academy (MESA) is a pivotal sales training class that will catapult your sales teams’ career and business.  The class covers the fundamentals needed to be successful, as well as fresh new ideas and techniques that work in today’s marketplace.  All level of tenure sales people attend this “all pro” experience.  We cover Maximizing your Minutes, Finding Ideal Clients, Effective Discovery in Appointments, Strategy around Competition, Effective Proposals/Bids, Ten Closing Techniques, and Handling Objections throughout the entire Sales Process.  So if you have any New Hires or Tenured Reps who would like fresh new ideas, then this is the class for you.

“I sold my first multi-function device on Friday and the install is scheduled today! I’ve been extremely busy prospecting and learning all I can. I am very thankful for the excellent training I received from Melissa in October. Her sales expertise helped me to hit the ground running for my first month in office equipment sales.” – Nathan Price, Hart Office Solutions

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Consistently Inconsistent Sales Reps?

Consistently Inconsistent Sales Reps?

Is your team filled with consistently inconsistent sales? Do your sales reps make the quota one month and miss the next? Do they seem to have the skills but their performance is chaotic? What is causing all of this inconsistency?

Common Problems:

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How is Melissa Whitaker International Different?

At Melissa Whitaker International (MWI), we are asked on a regular basis “How are we  different?”  “There are A LOT of Sales & Management Training Companies out there, so why should I do business with you?  Here at MWI we have a very different approach:

  • We believe in authentic selling.  Developing sales teams to be conversational, trust-worthy and show their strengths.  We don’t believe in “old school selling.”

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Melissa D. Whitaker Signs Publishing Deal


 Melissa D. Whitaker Founder/President of Melissa Whitaker International Signs Publishing Deal with CelebrityPress to Co-Author New Book

 Melissa D. Whitaker will team up with Brian Tracy and several leading experts from various industries to release the new book, “Beat The Curve: The world’s leading entrepreneurs and professionals reveal their secrets to outperforming the status quo in health, wealth, and success.” by CelebrityPress.

Schaumburg, IL–September 10, 2015 – Melissa D. Whitaker, Founder/President of Melissa Whitaker International, has joined Brian Tracy and a select group of experts and professionals to co-write the forthcoming book titled, Beat the Curve. Nick Nanton, Esq. along with business partner, JW Dicks, Esq., the leading agents to Celebrity Experts® worldwide, recently signed a publishing deal with each of these authors to contribute their expertise to the book, which will be released under their CelebrityPress™ imprint.

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