October 23, 2014 by Steven Romero via email
Accomplished independent sales representative Eddy Mindlin spoke with the College Amabassadors on Wednesday October 22, 2014 in the Business Complex.
Mindlin graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, with a BA in Business. Right after graduating, Mindlin started his career in sales working with Bigelow Carpet Mills.
In 1988 Mindlin launched his own business working as a sales representative for multiple flooring companies and gradually diversifying into other products. In November of 2013 he published Revealed! Smartselling Strategies, a book that provides strategies for successful sales.
Mindlin stressed the value of integrity and customer service in doing business. Taking care of the client’s needs with integrity, mixed with good sales skills will bring success to any type of business. He also told the ambassadors to keep an open mind and learn from everyone they interact with. He is constantly learning from people he interacts with – both inside and outside of work venues.
He encouraged the ambassadors to not let money influence their decisions about a career.
“When first starting a job, money is not the most important thing for happiness. Who you work with, and doing something you love, are more important and will provide you with more satisfaction than your salary,” Mindlin said.
Mindlin used juggling as an example of a demonstration, which is a sales technique that can leave a lasting impression on customers – or in this case, his audience.