A Few of Our Clients

ATD International Conference

Sales Training What’s Missing program comments…

  • This session made the entire conference worth the investment. I loved Dan’s philosophy & approach to delivering sales training.
  • Dan should have designed & delivered the high performing sales representative certificate program – I got more in 75 minutes than in 2 days
  • Awesome!
  • Dan had great energy, and immediately engaged audience.
  • Great stuff!
  • Well done! Amazing that he’s offering to let us download materials off his web site. Defines servant leadership.
  • Thanks for being generous with your materials! So much meat here – may have been better to focus on a few points & dive deeper.
  • Loved it! Can’t wait to check out the additional materials and his book! Best session of the conference for me!
  • Bring him back next year! This session was great! Have his humor training in Orlando!
  • Great session thanks!
  • Loved the stories
  • Energy management is more important than time
  • Terrific presenter – I loved the confidence for handouts – loved that they used minimal # of words
  • Loved Dan’s informal presentation style. He maintained control of the session but made it feel conversational. I thought it would be too many tips but actually worked well to touch each topic. Looking forward to checking website.


“This book should be on the desk of every sales manager and sales trainer. Dan Seidman created a treasure chest of ideas, concepts, skills-sets and motivation tools that are ready to be converted into cash.”

Gerhard Gschwandtner

Founder & Publisher of Selling Power Magazine

“Sales professionals throughout the world will discover performance improvement through this training encyclopedia. And, we’re pleased that Dan Seidman is helping to make sales training a major strategic driver for all organizations.”

Tony Bingham

President and CEO of ASTD

“Each chapter includes exercises to anchor the learning. Each chapter kicks off the learning moment with a sales war story, a humorous anecdote, even a joke. Each chapter just might be the one piece that plugs the gap in your team’s performance. Dan is truly earning the title Trainer to the World’s Sales Trainers.”

Willis Turner

CAE CSE, President and CEO of Sales & Marketing Executives International www.SMEI.org

“Stories so funny they have to be true! And that’s why they’re so useful—must reading for anyone who sells for a living (or wants to).”

Seth Godin

mega-best-selling author

“Often, we learn best from the mistakes of other people – and these lessons stay with us longer. This book is a creative, enjoyable, non- traditional look at what has ot worked in the lives of other sales reps.”

The Sandler Sales Institute

“After reading this book, every sales manager will ask a few more questions about the prospects that never became customers. There may be more to the story of the troubled customer who seems indecisive. He may have been scared off by a Sales Dinosaur!”

Sam Reese

President, Miller Heiman Sales Training

“We can learn valuable lessons from the experience of others. Dan’s collection of sales horror stories can help both the new and experienced salesperson avoid dangerous pitfalls. I encourage you to read the stories and apply the lessons you learn.”

Peter Handal

President & CEO Dale Carnegie Training

“Dan Seidman provides the sugar that helps the medicine go down in the form of humor that enlightens as it tickles.”

Jay Conrad Levinson

author, Guerrilla Marketing series of books

“This book proves that nobody is totally useless. They can always be used as a bad example. Dan Seidman is the best example of a 180- degree U-turn in selling strategy in the world—he brings the dead (sales) back to life.”

Jeffrey Gitomer

author, The Sales Bible

“Sales Autopsy shows you how to make fewer mistakes and more sales,faster and easier than you may have thought possible.”

Brian Tracy

best-selling author

“Here’s the first book that educates people on what no longer works, and does it with real examples that also happen to be very funny. This book leads you to sales success—and offers you a few laughs along the way.”

Rieva Lesonsky

Editorial Director, Entrepreneur Magazine

“This is great stuff! Some people are funny and some people are terrific sales trainers. You’re the first person I have met who is a truly funny and impactful sales trainer. There’s no better tonic than the occasional shot of humility. Anyone who has ever sold anything has been there. From reading this I had a great laugh, a chance to poke
fun at myself as a sales person and I learned a ton. Thank you.”

Donald A. Connelly

Senior Marketing Officer, Putnam Retail Management

“This is a rare book. Not only does it teach you what not to do, it delivers the lesson in such a way that you can die laughing. I spit all over my computer screen when I read one of the stories. The last time I laughed this hard was when I was a kid and milk came out my nose. I love this book. Devour it and it will help you make more money while keeping you from making a fool of yourself. Learn from Dan. He’s the man.”

Joe Vitale

author of way too many books to list, including There’s A Customer Born Every Minute

“When I read your story about the coconuts, my thoughts were, ‘and I thought I was one hell of a salesman. Here’s a real master.’”

Gunjan Saraf


“Dan, we more than tripled our sales activity in one week using that wild strategy you taught. It’s now part of our quarterly selling initiative.”

Scott Stevens

Senior Managing Director, Ziegler Financial Services

“I’ve booked Dan three times for corporate and association events. He’s the perfect keynote to open a sales conference.”

Ray Ohlson

The Ohlson Group (retired CEO of Standard Insurance, a billion dollar company)

“When you got confessions of sales blunders from our people, it was one of the funniest conference experiences I’ve ever had!”

Ken Nelson

President - Bremer Bank

“Dan, you are the hilarious new voice for sales professionals and entrepreneurs. We’re glad we booked you again this year.”

Russ Look

Jackson National Life Insurance

“Fantastic, beyond our expectations! You nailed 600 of us old sales pros with your opening question. Immediately after your keynote six of our area directors asked about you coming to speak in their cities.”

Jim SirbaskuCEO

Profiles International

“Dan, we employed that selling strategy you taught and landed 500 new sales and commitments to buy in one week! I’ve never had anything like this occur in my career.”

Mike Theisen

National Sales Manager Savory Foods

“Dan Seidman’s presentation on sales training was most electrifying and enjoyable. It ranked as one of the best programs of the year.”

Elliott Black

Institute of Management Consultants

“Your presentation can only be described as wildly successful! Both experienced and new women entrepreneurs were fascinated by your stories and the unusual selling strategies you shared during the course of the evening. These women business owners will be able to use what they learned from you for many years to come.”

Sara Shifrin

Women’s Business Development Center of Chicago

“Dan, you are my muse. Your coaching completely revived our company’s sales.

Susan Berkley

Great Voice Company, author of Speak to Influence