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Dan Seidman

Advisor Greater Chicago Area, US

2013 International Sales Training Leader of the Year. #1 best-selling author, consultantand creator of The Ultimate Guide to Sales Training.

2013 International Sales Training Leader of the Year. #1 best-selling author, consultantand creator of The Ultimate Guide to Sales Training.

7 vouches

Involved In




World Vision Chicago
Entrepreneurs Organization
Print Services Distribution Association
Association for Talent Development
The Conference Board
National Collegiate Sales Competition
Wealth Financial Group
National Association of Health Underwriters
Sales & Marketing Executives International
Sales & Marketing Executives International
Medical Transportation Summit
MAPFRE Insurance
Institute Work, Attitude & Motivation

Side Projects

16-module Sales Accelerator Tool
The Sales Comic Book
Revenge of the Reps video game


Columnist Insurance News Net Magazine 2007 - present
CEO & Founder GOT INFLUENCE? June 2006 - present
Creator: Ultimate Guide to Sales Training (544 pages!) GOT INFLUENCE? 2006 - present
Consultant Sales Champion/Consultant Association for Talent Development 2006 - present
Columnist Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America 1999 - present
3-Time Gold Medalist USA Basketball World Masters Games 1994 - 2014
Columnist Agent's Sales Journal Magazine July 2006 - July 2009
Professional Speaker & Trainer National Speakers Association 2003 - 2009
Columnist NAHU June 2006 - June 2008
President Sales Autopsy! 1988 - June 2008


Trinity International University Psychology & Bible 1973 - 1977
Alhambra High School

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Gamification
  • • Selling to Fortune 1000
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Games
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Design or re-design of sales training that truly improves team performance.

Key Accomplishments

International Sales Training Leader of the Year, 2013
#1 Business Best-Selling Author
3-time Gold Medalist World Masters Games, US Basketball

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Gerhard Gschwandtner
They're my friends  •  Founder, Selling Power University and Founder and CEO, Sales20Circle.
He walks the talk, delivers on his promises, always returns calls, percolating with great ideas, comfortable with being uncomfortable, persi ... stent, competitive and innovative
Edward Prentice III
They're my friends  •  Founder, President, YEPPROJECT Inc. and President /CEO, Centrax Media Group, Inc.
Dan is a great person that is always willing to help a fellow associate. His knowledge of Sales and Prospecting is unparalleled in the ind ... ustry. He has been a blessing to me and my business with his insight and expertise in the sales management field. Dan would be a great entrepreneur and also helpful to others starting a business.
We worked together  •  Executive Editor, 42 Rules and President & CEO, Certified Marketing & Sales Professionals Association. The University of British Columbia grad.
Dan has been very helpful for our organization which is the world's largest professional association for sales and marketing as a content pr ... ovider and trainer.
Chuck Appleby
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Action Learning Source and Co-Founder, Design Thinking Source. Dartmouth College grad.
He is an idea guy who has the persistence to deliver on his vision!
Roxy Torres
We worked together  •  Sales Enablement Community of Practice Manager, Association for Talent Development (ATD).
Dan has been a close partner of the group I run (ATD's Sales Enablement Community). He has a passion for helping others and his desire to be ... known as a leader in the sales training space goes as far as to volunteering his time and services in many cases. He has helped us develop great content (a sales training workshop and a series of sales training modules). Dan is also a frequent speaker at our annual conference (10k attendees).
Carl L. Harshman, Ph.D.
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO, Institute for Work Attitude & Motivation and Founder & CEO, Harshman & Associates. The Ohio State grad. The Ohio State grad.
Dan is a very smart and proactive guy who sets goals and pursues them with "vigor." He is personable and understands the power of persuasion ... as well as anyone I've ever known. Above all, Dan has extraordinary integrity. Finally, he is successful because of who he is, what he does, and how he does it. I strongly recommend Dan as a member of this group--he will both gain from it and contribute to it.
We worked together  •  Contributing Author, Put the WIN Back in Your SALES and Board of Advisors, DePaul University Center for Sales Leadership.
Subject matter expert, has tremendous background in sales, sales management, author, speaker, trainer, coach and mentor.