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Conversations are behind the biggest business results.

Conversations help form the best business relationships.

Everything starts with conversations.

Telemarketing trainer and all round telephone marketing expert Wendy Harris is “Making Conversations Count” each week.

Wendy’s helping you benefit from honest, relatable conversations with business leaders and entrepreneurs.

The idea behind the "Making Conversations Count" podcast is that when they share their conversations that became the turning point for them, it’ll help and inspire YOU!

Wendy has passion for everything to do with conversations and understands the value of sharing these podcast conversations, with a goal of encouraging YOU to build your own valuable relationships.

Listen now, and one of these conversations could just change your life.

Your host, Wendy Harris is founder of WAG Associates, who has become an expert in her field of opening conversations in business and is the best selling author of "Making Conversations Count", available at Amazon!

Google “Making Conversations Count” to learn more about this podcast, and about what Wendy does to teach people the art of conversations with her business WAG Associates.

Feel free to reach out on all the social media platforms via https://linktr.ee/wagassociates

Making Conversations Count: Honest, relatable conversations with business leaders Making Conversations Count (Telemarketing trainer Wendy Harris)

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Conversations are behind the biggest business results.

Conversations help form the best business relationships.

Everything starts with conversations.

Telemarketing trainer and all round telephone marketing expert Wendy Harris is “Making Conversations Count” each week.

Wendy’s helping you benefit from honest, relatable conversations with business leaders and entrepreneurs.

The idea behind the "Making Conversations Count" podcast is that when they share their conversations that became the turning point for them, it’ll help and inspire YOU!

Wendy has passion for everything to do with conversations and understands the value of sharing these podcast conversations, with a goal of encouraging YOU to build your own valuable relationships.

Listen now, and one of these conversations could just change your life.

Your host, Wendy Harris is founder of WAG Associates, who has become an expert in her field of opening conversations in business and is the best selling author of "Making Conversations Count", available at Amazon!

Google “Making Conversations Count” to learn more about this podcast, and about what Wendy does to teach people the art of conversations with her business WAG Associates.

Feel free to reach out on all the social media platforms via https://linktr.ee/wagassociates

    Using sales hypnosis and helping customers feel good when going through your sales process

    Using sales hypnosis and helping customers feel good when going through your sales process

    Using sales hypnosis and helping customers feel good when going through your sales process We're Making Conversations about sales hypnosis Count! "(As a sales person) you've got to be over and above, more helpful, more encouraging, more for the customer, more for the client, than anyone else they get to meet in their life..."
    Gary Outrageous, Making Conversations Count (January 2022)
    As a highly experienced telemarketing trainer and expert, host Wendy Harris was all fired up by the opportunity to learn from this guest's perspective.
    Not just because she already knew him from her work with him in the past when educating about "the ways of sales"!
    But really it's the fact that Gary is a master of the gentle approach to sales.
    After all, what better way to help her clients than to get another perspective and method that's proven and that she can pass on to her very own conversationalists-in-training?!
    Doesn't everyone want to be able to have more effective conversations when they're generating business leads?
    Gary Outrageous is the business hypnotist in question and he has learned how to take lessons from different practitioners and apply them in his own way.
    The sales hypnosis aspect of what he does is gentle - using people's own comfort and awareness in any given situation to help them feel at ease when buying.
    You'll learn:
    How to use sales hypnosis to encourage trust from your clients, rather than objections Why NLP is only scratching at the surface of business conversation How disruption can actually be quite gentle That "Making Conversations Count" host and telemarketing trainer Wendy Harris has a 'tell' How you can get a client to smile when you've 'closed' them on a deal Why Gary likes F.U.D.-ing "Making Conversations Count" is a podcast from WAG Associates founder and telemarketing trainer Wendy Harris.
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    • 36 min
    Change your funnel into a bucket to increase sales conversions and boost your business every day | Making Conversations about buckets Count!

    Change your funnel into a bucket to increase sales conversions and boost your business every day | Making Conversations about buckets Count!

    Change your funnel into a bucket to increase sales conversions and boost your business every day! We're Making Conversations about buckets Count! "The journey is much more about the buyer now, than it is about the brand owner..."
    Barnaby Wynter, Making Conversations Count (January 2022)
    This episode is all about using buckets for sales conversions – what they are, how to measure them and how to increase their effectiveness.
    We chat with Barnaby Wynter about the advantages of using a bucket approach to conversions, rather than a funnel, and why it might be a great option for your brand or business.
    But we're not only Making Conversations about buckets Count!
    This episode is packed full of useful general business and profit building advice that will help you stay productive and boost your business every day.
    You'll learn:
    How to use value propositioning, including behaviour, benefits, and brand equity The attributes of time-management Why you need to do continuation measurement as well as testing Using the 'harvest' method for keeping your business financed and in profitability How to target your prospects and increase conversions rather than using the 'spray and pray' tactic for volume lead generation. "Making Conversations Count" is a podcast from WAG Associates founder and telemarketing trainer Wendy Harris.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Menopause for men AND women in the workplace AND how it affects the home

    Menopause for men AND women in the workplace AND how it affects the home

    Menopause for men AND women as well as how it impacts both? We're Making Conversations about menopause in the workplace Count! "The younger generations coming through will be more open to hearing and talking about this. They'll be better educated than we are..."
    Bev Thorogood, Making Conversations Count (January 2022)
    This episode of "Making Conversations Count" is creating awareness of menopause for men and the impact they feel from it too.
    Men also experience the journey alongside the women in their lives. We get into how men could easily be impacted by it, even if their wife isn't the one suffering!
    Bev Thorogood is an expert on the subject of menopause and perimenopause having suffered through it herself.
    She's used her experience and some additional research to write a short practical guide to the challenges of suffering through menopause which is bolstered by research from the British Menopause Society.
    Bev makes it clear she thinks we need to 'start conversations' in schools, and suggests how that would definitely help women in general.
    "Making Conversations Count" is a podcast from WAG Associates founder and telemarketing trainer Wendy Harris.
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    You can catch up with any of the other guests we've been making conversations count with, here.
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    • 35 min
    What's in a name? Diversity and inclusion to avoid workplace bias

    What's in a name? Diversity and inclusion to avoid workplace bias

    What's in a name? Diversity and inclusion to avoid workplace bias. We're Making Conversations about inclusion Count!  
    "If you are making a judgment just based on my name, then that's a problem more about you than me. That's not my issue or my burden to carry....."
    Sope Agbelusi, Making Conversations Count (January 2022)
    We're Making Conversations about inclusion Count!
    "If you are making a judgment just based on my name, then that's a problem more about you than me. That's not my issue or my burden to carry."
    Sope Agbelusi tells us the story of his name, and the challenges he's endured just for using it, from a young age.
    And he's still hugely aware of bias that's happening all around him, all the time.
    He's learned to embrace his name and appreciate its uniqueness, as well as the identity of those that share it.
    In this, the latest of our most powerful conversations, he's appealing to all of us to do our own bit to recognise our own bias.
    Have a listen to learn:
    How Sope handled his name as a young boy What his name means in his Nigerian origins How all of us have a bias and what we can do to correct that Bias isn't just about names or colour - it can impact in many other ways including gender How Tchaikovsky managed something many don't! The importance of intention The strategies for inclusion The conversation that counted Want to carry on the conversation with Sope?
    Sope's website - https://mindsetshift.co.uk
    Email Sope: hello@mindsetshift.co.uk
    "Making Conversations Count" is a podcast from WAG Associates founder and telemarketing trainer Wendy Harris.
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    You can catch up with any of the other guests we've been making conversations count with, here.
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    • 33 min
    Using social media for professional networking! We're Making Conversations about savvy socials Count!

    Using social media for professional networking! We're Making Conversations about savvy socials Count!

    Are you using your social media as an effective networking and marketing tool? We're Making Conversations about savvy socials Count! "They're almost not using it right then (social media) if they feel they need to take a break. Something's not aligned...."
    Get Savvy Club, Making Conversations Count (December 2021)
    How are you doing with your social media?
    Are you generating new business or at least adding to your lead generation pipeline?
    Get Savvy Club was founded by Anna Geary & Anita Baldwin with a mission to help small businesses use social media effectively for generating business.
    They have done this through their podcast "Marketing Made Easy".
    In this episode, they explain how social media is very similar to traditional in-person professional networking.
    Have a listen to learn:
    How Anna and Anita first met, and why it was meant to be Anna's history with the stage Anita's awkward history with professional networking Why you shouldn't ever need to take a break from social media if you're using it correctly! Are you an introvert or an extrovert? How do you deal with that? The two things you need to be good at to become successful and how to get good at them (sales and marketing) How you can use social media correctly for your marketing messaging. (Hint - don't just endlessly post 'buy from me' content!) The importance of keeping a consistent 'voice' in all you do! "Making Conversations Count" is a podcast from WAG Associates founder and telemarketing trainer Wendy Harris.
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    You can catch up with any of the other guests we've been making conversations count with, here.
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    • 30 min
    Wendy's getting dead honest about her podcast! We're making conversations about honesty count!

    Wendy's getting dead honest about her podcast! We're making conversations about honesty count!

    A powerful conversation between an award-winning podcaster and a number one podcaster! We're Making Conversations about honesty Count! "Actually I don't think I could do this if I was any younger. I wouldn't have the experience, I wouldn't have the perspective, I wouldn't have the confidence to be as vulnerable with the conversations that I am......"
    Georgie Vestey, Making Conversations Count (December 2021)
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    In this week's episode of Making Conversations Count Wendy's talking to Georgie Vestey, host of the Dead Honest podcast .
    We often talk about the importance of our conversations on this podcast, but this only really counts!
    Wendy and Georgie really got into a deep dive chat about what it's like doing a podcast in middle age.
    And so in this episode you'll hear Wendy saying to Georgie that they're going to be making conversations about honesty count... and they certainly do get dead honest with each other!
    They also share their favourite things about podcasting and deep dive into some of the things that anyone who wants to start a podcast should be aware of, including getting some help with the production.
    The dead honest conversation continues all the way throughout this episode and in particular they discuss:
    The story behind how the Dead Honest podcast came to be Wendy's dead honest story about the Dr Ivan Misner episode that nearly didn't happen Georgie's dead honest revelation about her proudest podcast moment Both of the ladies' thoughts on how you can't predict your podcast's success - the podcast listeners are the judges! Georgie's shares what she thinks it is that makes for a successful podcast And of course, Georgie describes to us which of her conversations was the one that counted (Read the full transcript on the episode page)
    "Making Conversations Count" is a podcast from WAG Associates founder and telemarketing trainer Wendy Harris.
    Missed our previous episodes?
    You can catch up with any of the other guests we've been making conversations count with, here.
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    • 27 min

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I DARE you to listen to this episode 52 and NOT laugh. This is a perfect illustration that "laughter is the best medicine". Highly recommended that you connect or follow Wendy Woo (Wendy Harris) if you want to make your "Conversations Count"!! Happy birthday, Wendy! Namaste 🙏 🖖

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