Accelerate Your Business Growth - Monday March 8th

Emotional IQ Is Critical to Customer Service & Effective Cold Calling Strategies to be Discussed on Accelerate Your Business Growth Radio Show

Cleveland, OH March 3, 2010 – Diane Helbig, author and host of the Accelerate Your Business Growth Radio Show on BlogTalkRadio,Radio will be welcoming Lauren Burnett and Colly Graham as guests on Monday, March 8, 2010.

Lauren Burnett is president of the Center for Inner Quality. For over 25 years, she has provided professional development workshops for leaders and staff, consulting and key note speaking presentations to increase the effectiveness, empowerment and emotional intelligence of people in the workplace resulting in Cultures of Influence where people want to work and stay.

A certified emotional intelligence facilitator and business coach, Lauren serves public and private sectors with programming that includes her own VOICE model for customer service, phone etiquette and call management, leadership, communication, professionalism, workplace attitudes and team work.

Lauren will be speaking with us about the impact of understanding how Emotional Intelligence affects customer service.

For the second segment we welcome Colly Graham who will be sharing relevant information about cold calling. Many people resist cold calling seeking other ways to engage with prospects. Without a strategy and a plan cold calling is doomed to failure – learn what to do before the call – learn how to warm up your cold call, create a rapport with gatekeepers who will help you reach your prospect, get out of voicemail jail.

Colly brings over thirty-five years of practical sales experience and an ability to empathize with sales people to his business. A licensed practitioner of NLP Colly trained with Richard Bandler in 1998. When he entered the field of sales, back in 1969, his lack of knowledge of any selling skills propelled Colly set a goal, to one day, start his own training company. Colly took to heart all that he learned about the sales process and continued to succeed at the art of sales. As his career in sales progressed he became a sales manager, group sales and marketing manager and was responsible for a large sales team consisting of field sales managers, field sales people and a proactive Telesales department. He set up Graham Associates in 1996 (now known as salesxcellence) Since then Colly has trained over 1,000 companies! Colly Graham is also a Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing.

The live, internet talk-radio show will stream from the host page at Listeners can log into the call online (at no cost) to participate, or they can call in at 1-347-838-9838. Those interested in listening from their computers can do so from the host page listed above.

A podcast will be available immediately following the show for download or listening at the host page. Listeners are encouraged to follow the host, Diane Helbig, to be informed of future shows.

About Accelerate Your Business Growth and Diane Helbig

Diane Helbig is a business and leadership development coach, speaker, and author. Diane works with small business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and salespeople who want to master the challenges they face and embrace their own success. Diane is the president of Seize This Day Coaching, and the co-founder of Seize True Success, Coaching for Franchisees.

Diane helps businesses and organizations operate more constructively and profitably. She evaluates, encourages, and guides her clients. Working with as few as one person to as many as 100+, Diane creates an environment that is cooperative and interactive.

Diane is a COSE Mindspring editor and a member of the Top Sales Experts panel at She offers workshops, speeches and seminars on the subjects of sales, business development, and leadership. Diane is the author of Lemonade Stand Selling, a sales book for small business owners and is also a contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms. To learn more about her coaching practices please visit or

Accelerate Your Business Growth is an interactive, live internet talk-radio show that addresses the various aspects of business. Helbig started the show to be able to reach a broader audience. Her goal is to help small business owners everywhere do better things with their businesses. Helbig explores everything small business on her show – from sales to leadership, from time management to pricing, from business writing to life/work balance. Nothing is off limits and Helbig has scheduled world class guests to bring quality programming to her listeners. Some shows are roundtables where there is no guest. The host, Diane Helbig, discusses a particular business topic with the audience directly. Listeners are encouraged to call in at 347-838-9838 or to log in at to listen and participate. The show is live on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month and is part of the Diva Toolbox Radio Network.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Information on sponsorship can be obtained at the Seize This Day Coaching website.

About Diva Toolbox Radio

Diva Toolbox Radio is an affordable, web-based platform which allows any user with a phone and a computer to host a live, interactive internet broadcast. Hosts log into the show via a streamlined software utility and call into the show via phone. Shows stream live directly from the host’s Diva Toolbox Radio Host page. Anyone interested in hosting a show or sponsoring the Diva Toolbox Radio should contact Janet Powers at


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