It’s the most historic week for SagePresence since being founded in 2001, with it’s first book becoming an Amazon Best Seller as the premier train-the-trainer program prepares its very first batch of certified SagePresence facilitators to deliver Winning Presence for Make-Or-Break Moments.
Best Seller in 3 Categories
It was not a total surprise that the publicity efforts of Dean Hyers and Lauri Flaquer, coupled with the growing community following SagePresence, would combine to create a sweeping success for the first SagePresence book, which captures the core philosophy and methodology of SagePresence teaching.
Earning #1 status in Sales & Selling, Communication, and Running Meetings & Presentations, the book made substantial sales nation-wide in both Kindle and Print. By 4:00 pm on release-day it had won its first #1 category, with a second category only four hours later and its third by morning of the following day.
The book achieved surprisingly high sales in New York and San Diego, likely a direct result of Dean’s media appearances in those markets in the months leading up to the release, along with national webinars to groups like Midwest Energy Association’s Energetic Women, a special interest group led by Stephanie Menning.
“I owe a debt of gratitude for the support and promotion of Mike Koenigs and the Author Expert Marketing Machines, of Stephanie Menning and her women’s interest group, and to the National Publicity Summit who all had a role in making this level of success possible.
The release party was brilliantly orchestrated by Dean’s number one manager, Lauri Flaquer of Saltar Solutions, who themed the event in Hollywood styling, including red carpet and search light at a Cinequipt‘s Studio C. “The great turnout was just the icing on the cake,” said Flaquer. “We’ve been pitch-training Dean and putting him in the spotlight for months in preparation for the media.”
The book isn’t a stand-alone, but a gateway into a suite of tools, including DVD’s, Action-Guides, Audiobooks, CD’s and other SagePresence products designed to extend their core curriculum into a multi-sensory professional-development experience.
“That is really just the beginning,” says Principal Pete Machalek. “The real evolution is coming with the advent of our train-the-trainer program that started yesterday.”
Train The Trainer Promises New Sages
At 8:00 am, Monday November 5th, the first-ever SagePresence training bootcamp began. It’s a week-long program to ready the first batch of SagePresence trainers to deliver a new program called Winning Presence for Make-Or-Break Moments.
“It’s the new flagship program for SagePresence,” voices its creator, Carry Metkowski. Drawing from nearly a year of intense study and collaboration with SagePresence methodology, this program evolves the classic Sage curriculum to match learning and development industry standards. “It was nice to let go and follow for a change. Good leadership is worth a good follow,” stated Principal Dean Hyers.
Some comments from new “Sages.”
“I continue to be surprised and intrigued by how fast SagePresence’s elegantly simple process helps learners shift energy in ways that set them up for success. I look forward to more!” – Sydney A. Paredes
“This time together has deepened my understanding of the purpose of this organization – to serve individuals by assisting in the discovery of authentic presence. I feel blessed to be working with such wonderful people for such an important, and necessary, purpose.” – David Newell
“I learned about an exercise Dean and Pete used in their acting workshops, which was the training ground for SagePresence. They called it Emotional Boxing, which involved two actors with secret agendas to trigger emotions in their fellow performer in a scene. It was eye-opening how one actor could inspire another to feel, and that informs our new roles in SagePresence as we teach others to inspire the people they need to influence.” – Barb Dusek
Please welcome to the team our newest Sages. Keep them in your hearts and minds throughout this week as they live, love, and laugh amidst the intense curriculum on the first-ever guided journey toward a newer, fresher, extended-play version of SagePresence.
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