Speaking

SALES

LEADERS

GENERAL

WOMEN

SALES

Open Minds, Close deals

Open Sesame and Other Door Opening Phrases That Will Grow Sales

What if you could be, do or have anything you wanted in the world? Good news! At the end of this program a genie will pop out of a magic lamp and grant your wish!

Okay, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. 

What is not an exaggeration is that salespeople often do two specific things that sabotage their own success. Some lower their goals to meet the current level of activity they are willing to do rather than become the type of person who accomplishes big goals. Others attempt to sell what they already decided they would sell to a prospect and ignore the clues that could unlock bigger deals. And, some salespeople fall into both traps which guarantees frustration and limits earning potential.

Merit Kahn, may not be a wish granting genie, but with her Open For Business Framework, you will learn a proven methodology to generate new business, grow existing accounts and grant your own wishes. Here’s the thing… being truly Open For Business requires both action and attitude. Know exactly what to say so prospects are receptive to your solutions. Discover exactly who you need to become to be your own sales genie.

The underutilized techniques you will discover are real-world tested and so easy you’ll smack the side of your head wondering where this has been all your life. 

Sound over the top?

If you are open to the ideas presented in this program, you will forever increase sales without the magic lamp.

Attend this session to...

Who This is For

  • Sales Professionals
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Non-selling Professionals
  • Technical Professionals 
  • Business Leaders
  • Owners
  • Managers
  • General Business Audience

Best Use

Open your conference with the message that opens minds to what is possible. Set the tone for the learning that is to come. ​Kick off your sales conference with a message that makes it fun for attendees to be open to everything they are about to experience at the event you’ve worked so hard to make perfect for them. Universal messages wrapped in emotionally inspiring stories, rich with relevant content and laugh out loud humor.

Format

  • In-person live keynote
  • Virtual live
  • Virtual pre-recorded

Program
Length

  • 20 minute TED-style
  • 45-60 minute interactive keynote
  • 75-90 minute interactive working session
  • Can be combined with skills training content for up to a 2-day experience

Optional
Add-Ons

  • Customized book cover for groups of 100+
  • Access to SELLect Sales Development online course
  • Emotional Intelligence for Sales Professionals assessment and coaching package

Association Non-dues Revenue Opportunities

  • Revenue share for pre-event workshop typically $99, limited to 50 people
  • Affiliate link on all relevant digital products & offers from SELLect Sales Development

Testimonials

I was just at a Sales and Marketing Summit with 200 other sales professionals. Merit was the keynote speaker and did an amazing job! Her content is extremely useful and she set the tone for the entire conference. Her method is applicable and helpful for anyone wanting to become better at their job.

- Rick Rox, VP Head of Sales

Vertafore

Merit is one of the most genuine, heartfelt speakers I’ve ever seen. And her presentation is one that is absolutely accessible & actionable.

– Linda Appel Lipsius, Executive  Director  Denver Urban Gardens

LEADERSHIP

Open Minds Behind Closed Doors

How The Best Leaders Create and Stay Open To Possibility and Innovation

You’ve read the leadership books. You have moved past good and now you’re great. You are vulnerable. You moved cheese. You know your why. You’ve made friends and influenced people.

And yet, as a leader, you sometimes feel isolated. Surrounded by “yes people” always telling you your ideas are the best or “no people” who can’t seem to stop playing Devil’s Advocate by constantly pointing out obstacles. The problem in both scenarios is that you have to make decisions based on distorted views and pandering input. Nobody needs to tell you how dangerous costly mistakes can be when you are seeing a situation from a clouded lens, but it doesn’t have to be that way. 

There is one fundamental principle common, not to the best business books of all time, but to the specific people who read them. The secret is in a leader’s ability to be and stay open-minded to the teachings. Openness among leaders is the quickest way to create a culture change. Leaders who create an open environment where people feel able to express their concerns, share their off the wall ideas and be part of something greater than themselves report big breakthroughs in their ability to solve problems, quickly innovate offers, increase employee engagement and decrease costly unwanted turnover. 

Emotional Intelligence expert and CEO of SELLect Sales Development, Merit Kahn, has worked with leaders across a myriad of industries from pharmaceuticals to pest control who have applied the Open For Business Framework and feel greater confidence and more optimism about the future as a result. More importantly, you will walk out of this program anxious to apply the specific tactics and share them with your entire team. 

Like a song you can’t get out of your head, you’ll leave with a four word phrase that will unleash all sorts of new possibilities for your business and leadership forever.

Attend this session to...

Who This is For

  • Executives
  • Business Owners
  • Sales & Marketing Leaders
  • Managers

Best Use

Open your conference with the message that opens minds to what is possible. Set the tone for the learning that is to come. There really isn’t a bad time for this leadership conversation, but the opening keynote spot is ideal.

Format

  • In-person live keynote
  • Virtual live
  • Virtual pre-recorded

Program
Length

  • 20 minute TED-style
  • 45-60 minute interactive keynote
  • 75-90 minute interactive working session
  • Can be combined with skills training content for up to a 2-day experience

Optional
Add-Ons

  • Customized book cover for groups of 100+
  • Access to SELLect Sales Development online course
  • Emotional Intelligence for Leaders assessment and  coaching package

Association Non-dues Revenue Opportunities

  • Revenue share for pre-event workshop typically $99, limited to 50 people
  • Affiliate link on all relevant digital products & offers from SELLect Sales Development

Testimonials

Merit did a presentation at our company for our top leadership team on the topic of The Emotionally Intelligent Leader. In the follow up 1:1 conversations with her and she was spot on in her recommendations. She is very insightful and I would definitely recommend her as a speaker, trainer, Emotional Intelligence expert and coach.

- Robin Low, Manager Sun Pharma

WOW, Merit is a great speaker and sales team resource to get a sales force launched. She always delivers more than expected.

– Alan Lee, Entrepreneur Executive  Director  Denver Urban Gardens

General Mixed Audience

Open Minds Open Doors

What To Do If Opportunity Doesn't Knock Loud Enough

Hmmm… 95% of people rate themselves as more open-minded than average, which, obviously cannot be true even with new math. Likely 95% of them probably have no idea what being open-minded really is and 99% would be willing to do what it takes, if they only had a clue what that meant in real world application.

Have you ever tried talking to someone who was just waiting for their turn to talk? Have you ever tried to get someone to try something new? Maybe you’ve asked someone if they were interested in doing something different?

If you’ve ever felt frustrated dealing with someone who is closed off to new opportunities, especially when they self-identify as a person who thinks they are open-minded, then you are not alone. A closed container can’t hold anything new. A closed fist can’t hold money or the hand of a friend. A closed mind can’t innovate. A closed business can’t transact. You need a better way to live life fully on your terms. 

The Open For Business Framework is a proven methodology based on underutilized techniques that anyone can use in any situation to create limitless possibilities. In this session, Merit Kahn, cetified Emotional Intelligence expert shares secrets of people who are crushing life on all levels simply becasue they learned how to cultivate the actions and attitudes consistent with those who are truly Open For Business. When you are Open For Business you are open to ideas, solutions, questions, discussion, alternate view points and new experiences which allows you to create new possibilities in your relationships, career, finances, leadership, parenting… the list is endless.

Now, obviously, if you are part of the 95% who is already above average and open-minded, consider how much more fun life will be when other people are more open to your good ideas? Let that sink in and enjoy the fantasy of that for a moment… ahhhh. Yeah, we’ll cover how to do that in this program too.

Opportunity doesn’t have to wait around and knock on a door that is already open, it just walks on through. If you are open to learning a few new tricks this program promises to change your life in 5 words… or less.

Attend this session to...

Who This is For

  • General Audience
  • Mixed Audience
  • All ages
  • Spousal retreats
  • Youth
  • Assistants
  • Employees

Best Use

Open your conference with the message that opens minds to what is possible. Set the tone for the learning that is to come.

Format

  • In-person live keynote
  • Virtual live
  • Virtual pre-recorded

Program
Length

  • 20 minute TED-style
  • 45-60 minute interactive keynote
  • 75-90 minute interactive working session
  • Can be combined with skills training content for up to a 2-day experience

Optional
Add-Ons

  • Customized book cover for groups of 100+
  • Access to SELLect Sales Development online course
  • Emotional Intelligence for Sales Professionals assessment and coaching package

Association Non-dues Revenue Opportunities

  • Revenue share for pre-event workshop typically $99, limited to 50 people
  • Affiliate link on all relevant digital products & offers from SELLect Sales Development

Women/Entertainment

Open Book Living

Life Lessons from a One-Woman Comedy Show

You want to produce a unique event experience. Your attendees want to learn, connect, laugh and be inspired. No need to compromise, you can have it all in one inspiring keynote performance, where stand-up comedy meets Broadway show (minus the tap dance number). Sure, your audience will be engaged in a hilarious and moving story, but they will also discover actionable insights easily applied to work and life.

This program isn’t a perfect match for everyone, but if you are open to a new twist on conference entertainment, this one-woman inspiring comedy show about the journey back to who you’ve always been is not just Merit’s story, it’s everyone’s story. It is a true story based on 50 years of life packed with ups and downs through the lens of comedy and serves as a reminder that you can choose to laugh through any adversity. Time heals all wounds, but nobody said it had to take a long time before you were allowed to find the humor in any frustrating or sad situation. Laughter allows for lightness and when heavy topics are light, you can hold more, you can see more options. You create your experience and you can re-write history in a way that serves your future.

Pair this entertaining show with an interactive keynote or breakoout session to give attendees the opportunity to write their own story and find their funny. It’s inspiration, interaction, engagement and content like they’ve never experienced, delivered by Merit Kahn, Emotional Intelligence expert, CEO of SELLect Sales Development, Certified Speaking Professional and stand-up comedian.

Not sure if this is the right fit? Watch a full length video of the show. Guranteed you’ve never seen anything like it and it will be the stand-out event that will have attendees talking about your conference for years… and anxious to return.

Attend this session to...

Who This is For

  • Majority female audiences of all ages
  • People dealing with change in their industry and needing a laugh
  • High-risk industries where people are passionate about their job
  • Healthcare practitioners who need to take better care of themselves
  • Anyone wanting a new spin on cancer stories that inspire
  • People who need to laugh

Best Use

Perfect for an evening entertainment event before or during the multi-day conference. It sparks deep conversation and your event theme will be worked into the show so attendees feel like the entire experience was deliberately designed just for them. This is a unique experience so let’s get creative!

Format

  • In-person live theater style entertainment

Program
Length

  • 50-70 minute theater-style performance
  • Pair this with an interactive working session (later, nexty  day or as a virtual program)

Optional
Add-Ons

  • Customized book cover for groups of 100+
  • Access to SELLect Sales Development online course
  • Emotional Intelligence for Leaders assessment and  coaching package

Association Non-dues Revenue Opportunities

  • Revenue share on ticket sales for post-performance  workshop
  • Revenue share on merchandise sales from the show

Testimonials

Merit has an ability to entertain you and make you cry and laugh at the same time. It covered all the bases for me. I’m super inspired.

– Katie Mason

I laughed, I cried, it was beautiful. 

– Andrea Vahl

Even though it was really entertaining there were takeaways for each one of us personally.

– Dawn Bjork

The show was amazing. I loved every minute from the beginning right to the very end.

– Rebecca Barth

The show belongs on Broadway. 

– Ruby Newell-Legner

The most important moment was when she talked about a journey back to who she’s always been. And I can relate to that.r