Episodes

Becoming Great At Anything By Creating a Business Development Mindset

Every expertise, no matter the field, is both learned and earned. You can become great at anything if you break it down into little pieces and practice each piece. You may not become world-class or be able to play in the NBA, but you can certainly...

Business Development Mindset Rule - You Don't Have to Be an Extrovert to Succeed

Adam Grant did a study on salespeople and put them on a spectrum of introversion to extroversion. For most people they land right in the middle and end up being a mix of both introvert and extrovert, and most successful salespeople were exactly the...

Business Development Mindset is a Learnable Skill

Dr. Kay Anders Ericsson spent over 30 years studying high-end expertise and discovered that every complex skill is both learned and earned. You can look at any expert and you would find decades of deliberate practice that got them to that level. No...

Going Back In Time, What Marty Fagan, Sandy Lutton, and Andrew Robertson Would Say To Their Younger Self

Mo asks Marty Fagan: If you could record a video about growth or Business Development, and send it back to your younger self, what would you say? First thing is to be authentic. If you truly are authentic, people can pick up on that. And if you're...

Going Back In Time, What Bill Ruprecht, Mike Duffy, and Debby Moorman Would Say To Their Younger Self

Mo asks Bill Ruprecht: If you could record a video around business development for your younger self, what would it say? You learn a lot more from failure than you do from success. Early on in Bill’s career, he had developed a relationship with an...

Going Back In Time, What Jonathan Reckford, Brent Atkins, and Monty Hamilton Would Say To Their Younger Self

Mo asks Jonathan Reckford: You get to magically record a video and send it back to your younger self with some advice. What do you say? Jonathan spent most of his youth thinking about what he wanted to do instead of who he wanted to be. He would tell...

Going Back In Time, What Katrina Johnson, Cyril Peupion, and Mark Harris Would Say To Their Younger Self

Mo asks Katrina Johnson: If you could tape a message to your younger self about business development, what would it say? It would simply be one thing: Learn to walk the dog. When someone walks a dog, we assume that the person is in control, but...

Going Back In Time, What Linda Klein, Henning Streubel, and Brian Cafferelli Would Say To Their Younger Self

Mo asks Linda Klein: If you could record a video around business development and send it back to your younger self, what would it say? Business development is about passion. Life is about passion. Don’t lose your passion for getting involved....

The Business Development Story That Changed Everything for Andrew Cogar, Bonneau Ansley, and John Tigh

Mo asks Andrew Cogar: Tell us a business development story that you are particularly proud of. There was one project that stands out for Andrew, where he and the founder of his firm, Jim Strickland, had the chance to not only create an awesome...

The Business Development Story That Changed Everything for Jane Allen, Read Davis, and Katrina Johnson

Mo asks Jane Allen: Tell us a business development story that you are really proud of. Jane tells the story from the early 2000’s during a time when the people they were serving in corporate America were being overwhelmed by the explosion of data....

The Business Development Story That Changed Everything for Sandy Lutton, Chris Graham, and Debby Moorman

Mo asks Sandy Lutton: What is a business development story that you are really proud of? One moment in particular stands out from Sandy’s career in regards to business development. Part of her role at the Speaker’s Bureau was to secure talent,...

The Business Development Story That Changed Everything for Linda Klein, Jonathan Reckford, and Henning Streubel

Mo asks Linda Klein: Tell us a business development story that you are particularly proud of. Many years ago Linda did a favor for an accountant without sending him a bill. Five years later, the accountant called mainly to thank her and ask if she...

The Business Development Story That Changed Everything for Andrew Robertson, Kim Davenport, and Bill Ruprecht

Mo asks Andrew Robertson: Tell me a business development story that you're particularly proud of. Andrew tells the story of a client in London that BBDO had been working with for 20 years and how they lost most of that client’s work after...

Bill Ruprecht's, Cyril Peupion's, and Katrina Johnson's Favorite Business Development Strategy

Mo asks Bill Ruprecht: What is your favorite science, step, or strategy from the GrowBIG Training or the Snowball System? Bill began working with Mo because he believed a more disciplined approach to building relationships was critical to the...

Angela Meyer's, Henning Streubel's, and Jonathan Reckford's Favorite Business Development Strategy

Mo asks Angela Meyer: What is your favorite science, step, or story that you learned from GrowBIG Training or The Snowball System? Angela’s favorite strategy is the Give to Get. Giving somebody value or knowledge they didn’t have before is a...

John Tigh's, Linda Klein's, and Andrew Robertson's Favorite Business Development Strategy

Mo asks John Tigh: What is your favorite science, step, or strategy from the GrowBIG Training or the Snowball System? John has been involved in the Snowball System for a long time and the Gravitas Model is a strategy that he uses every single day....

James Barclay's, Kevin Clem's, and Dennis Baltz's Favorite Business Development Strategy

Mo asks James Barclay: What is your favorite science, step, or story from the GrowBIG Training or the Snowball System? For James, the number one strategy is the Protemoi List. These are the people in your circle that are your partners, prospects, and...

Maria Kelly's, Monty Hamilton's, and Warren Shiver's Favorite Business Development Strategy

Mo asks Maria Kelly: What is your favorite science, step, or story from the GrowBIG training or Snowball System? One of the most useful things Maria learned from the GrowBIG training was the seven pricing principles. Living in Switzerland, she grew...

What Business Development REALLY Means, According to Cannon Carr, Debby Moorman, and Brian Caffarelli

Mo asks Cannon Carr: What is your personal definition of business development? If you have a craft that you know and love and want to grow, you are naturally going to step into business development so you might as well do it right. For Cannon,...

What Business Development REALLY Means, According to Andrew Robertson, Mark Harris, and Linda Klein

Mo asks Andrew Robertson: What is your personal definition of business development? Business development at its best is win/win/win. Your business wins, the client wins, and thirdly, the client is winning so much that they become your best business...

What Business Development REALLY Means, According to Mike Duffy, Bill Ruprecht, and Cyril Peupion

Mo asks Mike Duffy: What is your personal definition of business development? Simply put, business development is helping others, connecting dots, and developing healthy and long lasting relationships. When you understand who your client is, whoever...

What Business Development REALLY Means, According to Jane Allen, Jeff Berardi, and Henning Streubel

Mo asks Jane Allen: What is your personal definition of business development? Jane’s definition is simply proactive problem solving. If you are trying to sell something, it should be something they need and may not know they need it. It’s about...

What Business Development REALLY Means, According to Jonathan Reckford, Katrina Johnson, and Tyler Sweatt

Mo asks Jonathan Reckford: What's your personal definition of growth? Ultimately, it's all about impact, but in order to make an impact you need fuel. Creating complex partnerships is very aligned with good development practices, which is valuable...

Henning Streubel, Linda Klein, and Mark Harris Discuss Why It's Time To Get Great At Business Development

Mo asks Henning Streubel: When was the moment that growth and business development was something you wanted to focus on? Henning is intrinsically motivated to help people, but it’s less about business development and sales. Whenever he meets...