173: How To Improvise (Get Yourself Into And Out Of Anything) With Patricia Ryan Madson

Patricia Ryan Madson, is the author of Improv Wisdom the best book on improvisation skills that I’ve ever read.

On today’s episode we look at what we can do to control the situation and improvise our way out of it when shit hits the fan and the importance of not scripting everything in sales.

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  • [2:47] Interview starts
  • [7:00] Taking a to take a sales script and making it your own
  • [10:05] How to speak authentically
  • [12:13] Speaking from the heart
  • [15:33] How engage with more people, more often
  • [25:04] The step by step process how to improvise when everything goes wrong
  • [28:36] What would you say to a salespeople who struggles to admit guilt/responsibility?
  • [32:30] Sales advice to your younger self
  • [36:31] Wrap up

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Resources mentioned:

BOOK: Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up





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Will Barron is the founder of Salesman.Red and host of the Salesman Podcast where he entertains hundreds of thousands of millennial salespeople every month. If he isn't recording or editing shows he's racing his RX8 or riding bicycles down mountains.

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