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Michael McMillan
Works at The Connection
Attends Northwestern College
Lives in Minnetrista, MN
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For the mass majority of B2B sales people, and even some B2C sales people the holidays are the one time of year many of us get a much need break. It is the rare time when we can safely step away from our roles and recharge.But! Before you rip off the tie and move into your sweats for two weeks I would like to share with you four simple rules to follow to ensure you come back set-up for a great New Year.1. Keep On Top Of Your Email - I get it, you...
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I am a self-admitted gadget and tech-aholic, but over the last two years I have learned an important lesson about stepping away from my technology and back into the real world.On almost any blog about sales or marketing you will most likely find articles about ways to better leverage technology to speed up the sales process. From webinars to electronic signatures for agreements, technology is here to speed up everything.But, can you actually make...
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When I was first coming up in my first sales position I had a manager tell me one day, "sales is all about creating memories your customer will never forget."This piece of advice has been invaluable
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Well all know the cliché tests for sales people... Sell me this pen/watch/etc... Give me a presentation on why I should hirer you etc... All of these tests are done to see how a potential sales
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Work
Occupation
Director of Call Center, Contact Center & BPO Sales
Employment
  • The Connection
    Director of Sales, 2010 - present
  • Answer Center America
    Director of Sales & Marketing
  • Total Quality Communications
  • HH Gregg
Places
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Currently
Minnetrista, MN
Previously
Excelsior, MN - St. Anthony, MN - Homewood, IL - Chicago, IL - Columbus, OH - Epinac, France
Contact Information
Work
Phone
952-948-5476
Email
Fax
952-948-5498
Address
11351 Rupp Dr. Burnsville, MN 55421
Story
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My success comes from my drive to never stop trying.
Introduction

“If you work just for money, you’ll never make it. But if you love what you are doing, and always put the customer first, success will be yours.”

-Ray Kroc

"A customer is the most important visitor on our premises, he is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so."
- Mahatma Gandhi

I am one of the lucky few that look forward to every single Monday morning because I get to start a new work week doing what I love:

1. Create jobs for hundreds of people by the solutions I help customers put together.

2. Design better ways for consumers and businesses to get the support they need and want from the organizations they buy from.

3. Improve the processes and there by decrease the cost for businesses to provide world-class support to their customers.

4. Research and implement cutting edge communication solutions for my customers so they are able to be where their customers are at all times. (i.e. – Social Media, Web-Chat, SMS, etc…)

How could I ever want to do anything else?!

Bragging rights
Sold top 2 client's my first 18 months at The Connection
Education
  • Northwestern College
    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 2012 - present
  • Carl Sandburg H.S.
    General Studies, 1996 - 2000
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Male
Birthday
June 28
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2013 Welcome Letter
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Quality is excellent "FOR AN AIRPORT". Always happy with the portions and knife skills of the sushi chefs.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
I attempted to go for an introduction appointment here and beyond disappointed by how disorganized they are. I visited their website and it listed a 1:30p appointment which I selected as the time worked perfect in my schedule. I immediately received a confirmation email so I made sure to show up at 1:30p the next day. So the next day I left work early, which is near impossible for me, and headed to my 1:30p appointment. When I walked in the door I was told, "we tried to call you and email you but was not able to reach you because we cannot do a 1:30p appointment." After confirming they had the right info they really had nothing to say at that point. All they would do was offer me an appointment the next day... Seriously, I just left work, this is the best you can do!?!? Such a shame because I have heard amazing things about the service, but not going to pay almost $2k to start when their office is a complete mess!!!!!!!!!!
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Being from Homewood, IL (The home of the original Aurelio's) I so missed good pizza when I moved to MN. When I found out that Aurelio's had a location here has been great. The food is just as good as Homewood and the staff is great. If you want pizza in the twin cities there is no where else to go but Aurelio's!!! I now just wish they would open more locations here!!!!
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Finding a bike shop you can trust is almost impossible. After moving here from Chicago and leaving my beloved Get-A-Grip-Cycle I visited every bike shop in the area. I first walked into Tonka Cycle looking for a Chariot pull behind for my daughter, and quickly realized this shop had their stuff together. Their maintenance team is one of the best I have ever seen, and are the only team I now trust to touch my bike. They are always on the money with the dates they promise things, and always willing to go above and beyond to make sure your bike is in perfect "safe" shape. The only negative I would say is that they do not carry a large variety of high end bike frames outside of Giant which forces me to go to other bike shops for buying frames and gear which is a shame. But, even if I buy it some where else I only let these guys service my bikes!
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I may love this place if it was ever open. I see them cutting the grass all the time, and it looks like a great place to hit balls, if it would ever open. So many other business guys tell me how all they want to do his hit balls here on lunch, but it is always closed. Are you even in business still?
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Great Gym! It is so big you never feel like people are all over you. FYI - Perfect lunch time workout spot! Always empty and can get on any machine.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago