Dan Lier

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Dan Lier is a human behavior expert, best-selling author and internationally recognized motivational speaker. With two decades of experience and performing over 3,500 customized live presentations in over 30 countries, Dan’s customized high-energy, high-content learning experiences are perfect for your next corporate event. Dan is host of his own TV show “Your True Potential” and was rated as America’s Top 10 Success Coaches.

Dan created and branded the format “The 10 Minute Coach” for his tremendously successful audio programs. He is the only person in the success industry to have two-year run as a regular on HSN as America’s Coach, where he shared his "Strategies for Success" with millions and sold his popular CD programs.

Dan’s work has been covered by The Today Show, Inside Edition, Howard Stern and has recently been a guest on The O’Reilly Factor. A former international speaker and top performer for Tony Robbins - Dan’s high-impact message and charismatic delivery style connect with any audience, providing inspiration along with proven strategies for achievement.

In the arena of Public Speaking Training, Dan is known as The Public Speaking Doctor, as his immersion-style programs allow participants to experience quantum leaps in their speaking skills and performance. Whether you desire to be a professional speaker, or simply increase your effectiveness and ability to influence when speaking in public, Dan’s track record speaks for itself. He has trained multiple people who are currently speaking professionally as well as countless business professionals to become effective public speakers.

Dan is also an adjunct professor at adjunct Professor at for the college of Business and Entrepreneurship Fort Hays State University in Kansas. He is certified in NLP and a former college basketball coach and player winning two successive national championships. He earned his masters degree from Eastern New Mexico University.

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Expert Articles by Dan Lier

Managing Your Career as an Employee

How salespeople can overcome the fear and rejection of cold calling
Fear and rejection are emotions that are common to every sales professional. The key is understanding what rejection really means and how to improve your mindset to process the rejection. Remember, fe...

Self-Guided Improvement

Don't let difficult and oppressive people undermine your happiness
Dealing with difficult people is part of your journey to success. Make a decision to rise above negativity and stay focused on being the best you can be. The most important thing is to stay positive y...
Advice for dealing with a setback and getting back to your goals
Dealing with setbacks is a natural part of the success process and quite frankly, most are not good at dealing with it. You can separate yourself from your competition by developing the psychology of ...

Sales and Marketing

Motivate your sales teams to excel and exceed sales targets
As a leader, your job is to create an environment that empowers people and enhances performance. There is no room for negativity, cynicism or pouting. To be an effect leader, your job is be the type o...

Dating

Someone who can date with confidence is very attractive
Navigating through the world of dating can be a tricky proposition, yet having confidence in you is a must in order to experience success. Visualize your date going well, act as if it will, be yoursel...

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Self-Guided Improvement

Use the law of attraction to help you attract good things in life
Since the release of the bestseller The Secret, there has been a great deal of enthusiasm regarding the law of attraction. At the same time, there has also been a lot of confusion and negative critici...
In life be happy and thankful to help reduce worry and anxiety
It takes practice to live a grateful life, but it’s worth the effort. When you develop a life of gratitude, you will see remarkable results, including a less anxious life. You will learn that gratit...
Convince yourself that change is possible and it is what you want
It’s easy to do the same old same old over and over. It’s familiar, predictable and safe. You can have so much more but you have to take that first BIG step. Be aware that you may have pitfalls, b...
Spiritual healing is a great way to find happiness and prosperity
Your emotional and spiritual wellbeing is just as important as your physical self. While you shouldn’t give up on doctors if you happen to be medically ill, you should also not expect them to instan...
Experience joy in your life by focusing on similarity and happiness
When you focus your time and energy into experiencing joy rather than continuing to celebrate your differences amongst others, real progress within the world can occur. Don’t settle for relative hap...
Increase motivation by setting realistic and achievable goals
Motivation is your desire to do something. Although there are many motivational factors, the best is self-motivation. Begin with a goal, write it down, then begin with a plan to action to achieve your...
Achieve sustainable results by setting goals with a clear focus
Using the strategies of goal setting will cause you to map a new course that is thrilling, full of risks and will teach you how to manage time, anxiety, resources, and rejection. Your character will b...
Forgiveness is the key to transforming life and finding happiness
Forgiving yourself is much harder than forgiving others. As you carry around negative and toxic emotions, you are also putting your life on hold. Nothing positive can come into your life when you are ...
Smiling helps boost your mood, increase happiness and lower stress
As all mothers with babies, BFFs and caregivers know, smiling usually elicits positive feelings and often sparks a positive reaction in others.“Research is ongoing into the science behind the phenom...
Get the happiness you deserve and need with this advice
So, the key to experiencing happiness is finding balance in your life, with all the things you love to do. Be good to yourself, you deserve that much! Get to know yourself really well, so that when so...
Start your New Year's resolutions early to help achieve your goals
Resolutions are suppose to help us achieve something and better ourselves – not to make us feel like a failure. Choose goals that are thought out and researched and constantly check yourself and you...
Find success by living with a purpose: You can achieve your goals
Embrace it all! All of the tribulations on your path to success should be taken in stride. You have to learn to embraced pain and discomfort as part of the journey to success that it is like seeing an...
Change your mindset and change your life
There was a public service TV spot that ran awhile back that concluded, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” I’ve seen this repeatedly in my life; people dealing with personal issues, which ar...
Achieve happiness by living more mindfully through meditation
Once you bring meditation into your life, you will see how great you feel and how easily your life flows. You can’t control how others behave and what life throws your way, but you can control how y...
How to be happy and single on Valentine’s Day
This Valentine’s Day, focus on what makes you happy and all the amazing things you have in your life. This subtle tweak in the way you think will certainly make your Valentine’s Day better, but al...
Learn to cope and embrace a chronic illness diagnosis
While chronic illness and long term medical conditions can be painfully challenging in everyday life, finding the gift and the messages in the illness, allows one to reframe the negative aspects and e...
Don't let difficult and oppressive people undermine your happiness
Dealing with difficult people is part of your journey to success. Make a decision to rise above negativity and stay focused on being the best you can be. The most important thing is to stay positive y...
Advice for dealing with a setback and getting back to your goals
Dealing with setbacks is a natural part of the success process and quite frankly, most are not good at dealing with it. You can separate yourself from your competition by developing the psychology of ...
How a life coach can help you achieve your goals
Coaching has become a popular service in recent years. It is important to find the coach who can help you acquire the tools to reach your specific goal. You should get one who specializes in your type...
Hiring a personal coach can help you take control of your life
In a way, hiring the right personal coach is like hiring the right doctor or finding the right health or car insurance. You want the best for yourself, so put in the work to find the best. Be ready to...
Finding happiness and feeling loved: How to become a better you
Feeling loved by others and giving that love back is something we need in order to be happy, reduce and manage stress in our lives, and maintain a high level of overall well-being. It is important for...
Mindfulness: A way to resolve stress, anxiety, and free your joy
Life is meant to be a journey of discovery, sharing and creativity. Experiencing our moments fully enhances the journey. Mindfulness grounds us in the present moment. It helps us release stress, shed ...
Mind your manners: proper etiquette at a formal dinner table
Dining is one of our oldest social traditions. It allows for people to gather, have good conversation and enjoy delicious food. The reason we have rules of dining is not to seem pretentious. The rules...

Career Success as a Manager

Become a successful first-time manager
Your first opportunity to manage people is often challenging. However, it can also be very rewarding, leading to a great career. There are pitfalls in managing people that you want to avoid, but more ...
How to manage millennials
The US workforce is set to welcome almost 60M millennials (roughly 36%) by 2014 which means that most organizations are going to experience a shift in workplace dynamics.  Management teams that belie...
How to succeed in your transition from peer to new manager
Becoming a boss can provide a great opportunity to influence people and process in new and exciting ways. Remember you are the same professional you were before but now with a bit more responsibility ...
Expert advice for a manager on how to terminate or fire an employee
All good leaders also remember bad hires. In fact, they can’t forget them because so much of what they learned from that hire they never want to repeat. Consequently, those leaders are proactive abo...
Succeed in creating and managing a productive remote workforce
While it may not be easy to manage a virtual workforce, the world is changing and the top managers will be those who embrace flexibility. Using purposeful communication, defining clear goals, and reli...
Manage the budget and cut expenses while maintaining employee morale
Many times managers are only concerned with their budget as they are developing it for the upcoming year. By changing that mindset and focusing on your actual costs and adherence to your budget on a r...
Manage organizational stress to improve morale and productivity
These are just a few of many opportunities to help keep an organization from becoming chronically distressed, and ultimately dysfunctional. There are in fact numerous ways to keep an organization heal...
Managers who practice self awareness make excellent leaders
Leadership is tough. Leadership without self-awareness is even tougher. Investing the time and effort into getting to know yourself and getting to know your people and the pulse of your culture is imp...
Advice for managers on managing and motivating Gen Y employees
This is a generation of highly talented and highly capable young adults. They are almost as large a group as the boomers and will therefore have a huge impact on corporate culture; they will be taking...
Promoted to a management position? Don’t be one of those bosses
If you are a boss, but not your own boss, the job can be stressful because of the pressure of answering to the boss above yourself. Have all the goals been met, what are the numbers saying, and is the...
Expert advice on building a positive corporate culture
When a leader operates from this place, and can generate tangible success from this foundation, then his or her influence becomes an organic process that in many ways is the antithesis of the fear and...
Great managers provide constructive and valuable employee feedback
While giving feedback at work can be difficult or awkward, when delivered well it can lead to more productivity and improves the work environment. When you prepare, considering your employee and how y...

Management and Leadership

Protect your heirs and the family business with a succession plan
Family-owned businesses have existed since the beginning of our country. At that time, it was expected for the business to be passed down from father to son, generation to generation. Today, the assum...
Modern polling and analysis can help you grow your business
Polling your customers and prospects has become a near-imperative business tactic. It is a valuable way of gathering data on the market and your future sales targets. Your competitors are doing it, th...
A technology partner on your company's board can ensure success
A CIO serving as a corporate board member will be a valuable resource, sharing hard-earned wisdom, offering innovative ideas and steering the strategic conversations to technology solutions when appro...
Select a reliable and trustworthy workforce solutions provider
If done correctly, the benefits of partnering with a workforce solutions provider significantly outweigh the risks. By following this advice, businesses can increase the likelihood of a successful rel...
Create an exceptional workforce to help your business thrive
Now that you have your dream team in place, maintain the momentum by having clear lines of communication, asking for input on areas to improve, offering training, and recognizing those players who are...
How to create a team of leaders to help your business thrive
Leadership isn't a tool or skill that you learn once and then put away for future use. Leadership is a skill that needs regular development and practice in order to stay relevant in the corporate envi...
Being an effective leader starts with you and leading by example
Developing good leadership skills is a life-long process. If you lead by example, are true to yourself, forgiving of others, determined, and lead with purpose, you will have the means to not only achi...
For best results use technology to train your millennial workforce
To some employers, Millennials seem hopelessly pinned to their smartphones, obsessed with social media and too entitled to succeed in the workplace. To smart employers, Millennials are simply a differ...
Know how to conduct a video job interview when hiring employees
Following these recommendations will help you as the interviewer take control of an uncertain process, one that more employers are implementing into their hiring system. Remember video can be as effec...
How to expand your business internationally and take it global
Going global can be an excellent way to grow your business. However, you must take the time to understand the cultural differences of the country you are expanding into. Do your research and work with...
How to maintain peak performance when growing a small business
As a leader and business owner there are many skill sets to acquire, one of which is learning how to maintain peak performance. It is pivotal to do this in part by managing overload so you can functio...
Business leaders: Improve employee morale, engagement and retention
Most people long for increased responsibility and continued opportunities to advance in their jobs. Indeed, many crave to be recognized as a standout performer among their peers. We must engage our pe...
Treating employees with respect will lead to higher productivity
A happy employee means a happy work environment, which inevitably leads to a higher success rate. It can be tough being the boss and making sure that everyone is content, but ultimately it takes less ...
How managers can help reduce workplace stress for their employees
It can be challenging to manage not only your own stress as a leader, but that of your employees as well. Use these tips to keep on track and you will have the tools in your management kit bag to be t...
How to effectively manage a difficult but valuable employee
Valuable but problematic employees can be challenging. Treat them fairly as you would any other employee with consideration for those who have to work every day with them. Make every employee feel val...
Workforce management strategies to eliminate production bottlenecks
While there are numerous ways to avoid bottlenecks, it is very likely you will encounter one or two. Stay calm and know that with a clear mind and set plan, eliminating the bottleneck is not only poss...
Prepare your employees on how to respond to sudden cardiac arrest
Creating and executing a plan to install and maintain an effective Cardiac Emergency Response Program in the workplace gives small businesses the peace of mind to know that when an SCA emergency occur...
Advice for managers on how to successfully coach your employees
A well-crafted approach to employee coaching can help set the stage for increased retention, engagement and success for your workforce. Solid coaching is also the foundation for a successful performan...

Managing Your Career as an Employee

Receiving a bad performance review
A bad review doesn’t mean you are a total failure or that your days are numbered at that organization. Most often, it is a “wake up” call and can provide you the opportunity to really excel. The...
How to ask for a promotion
Feeling good about your work achievements and knowing what you can deliver are key factors in clarifying your readiness for a promotion. Asking your boss to help you move up works best when you can cl...
Know how to manage up
Learning how to work effectively with your boss requires solid communication. The more aware you are of your boss’s needs and viewpoints, the easier it becomes to provide your guidance and insight i...
Succeed in your first 30 days at the new job
A new job is both thrilling and intimidating at the same time. You want to prove to those you work with that you were the right choice. If you remain observant, listen, evaluate, and then execute whil...
How to overcome job and career burnout and be excited about work
No career or job is perfect, and there will always be challenges to face.  It's perfectly normal to re-evaluate where you are in your professional life.  The more open-minded you are, the easier it ...
Survive the office holiday party and protect your career
Office parties are meant to be a fun get together for employees, not a boring or forced obligation that everyone reluctantly attends. If you present yourself properly with the right look, poise, and g...
Dealing with a bad boss
You can reduce the struggles you have working for a difficult boss by developing the right communication process. Whether you’ve just started noticing problematic behavior from your boss or it’s a...
Help for adults in the workforce thinking about going back to college
Returning to school can be a daunting experience. The first challenge is finding the right school and working towards the right degree. The best path is to clarify personal goals, make sure that the d...
Control your anger and other negative emotions in the workplace
We are all doing the best we can both at home and at the office. When pressures mount the tendency is to release emotions on those who will be most affected. The problem with negative emotions in the ...
Deal with the office bully to create a positive work environment
Dealing with a bully is like any negotiation. You must establish mutual trust and respect. You must identify and eliminate their primary fear by being curious and compassionate. You can then create sh...
To confront the office bully effectively be diplomatic at work
Knowing some of the common behavioural types that you will most likely encounter during your time at work, is key in knowing how to deal with these specific people. Each have their own way to approach...
Learn to job hop successfully to help you reach your career goals
In today’s corporate world, there’s very little loyalty left on either side of the equation. Since the economic downturn, many employers have been vilified as heartless, selfish and focused on the...
Make the most of a performance evaluation to help you succeed at work
It’s easy for most of us to acknowledge the value of an effective performance evaluation, both as part of an assessment of an individual’s accomplishments and value to the organization, and also a...
Take charge of your career and achieve your full potential
This career stuff can be overwhelming, and can make you feel that you are simply along for the ride. Or worse, that someone else is your puppet master, like your own personal Wizard in the Land of Oz ...
Self motivation is the path to career success
When our lives are filled with activities and roles that are a fit for us, and give us ways to use our gifts and our skills and pursue our interests, we are less likely to experience that lack of moti...
Leave your job on good terms when you quit or resign
The reason people leave companies will always vary. One constant, regardless of reason, is your conduct. The more professional you are, even in circumstances that make it difficult to do so, the bette...
Expert advice for creating a professional image in the workplace
Your professional image is a key defining element that shapes your reputation. It is part of your personal brand both inside and outside the workplace. It reflects your appearance, behavior, conduct, ...
Expert advice for giving a bad performance review to a good employee
No one enjoys telling someone they did a bad job, but as a manager it is inevitable that there will be a poor performer at some point during your career. Poor performers can improve and may even becom...
Make the most of an internship to get the full-time job you want
Choosing the right internship opportunity for you and approaching your internship as an “on the job interview” will enable you to take full advantage of this unique opportunity to demonstrate how ...
Keep your job and get ahead by staying relevant to your company
To be relevant, you must evolve with changes to your business whether they be macro economic issues or the leadership roster. Key is knowing the business drivers of your company, recognizing how you a...
Advice for job hopping to higher salary and more responsibility
Job hopping is a very useful and rewarding career move if done properly. Keep in mind this advice as you are considering whether or not you start applying for other jobs. ...
Perform a once-a-year career check-in to help reassess your goals
So find that old resume lost on your hard drive, call an old work friend and begin to think about what you want out of your career and if your current job is getting you there. Overwhelmed? Just like ...
Manage your professional development for career success
Taking control of your career and its path will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. Understanding your responsibilities, leveraging resources and collaborating with teammates, will not on...
How to be confident and successful in making sales cold calls
Sales people need to find a way to make outbound phone calls so they are productive, professional, and result in appointments. Having a systematic way of learning a script, practicing it, and implemen...
How salespeople can overcome the fear and rejection of cold calling
Fear and rejection are emotions that are common to every sales professional. The key is understanding what rejection really means and how to improve your mindset to process the rejection. Remember, fe...
Build your professional brand to be successful in the workplace
So, how do you become the person everyone wants to work with? Essentially, it comes down to being positive, working hard, and producing results. If you can keep these three things in mind each day, yo...
Women: Stand out and be successful in the tech field and business
The male dominated tech field can be intimidating to women. However, most of the time men don’t mean to alienate women or discourage their idea sharing. Learn to stand up for yourself and jump right...
How to say no to your boss without the risk of losing your job
Saying no to your boss should be an extension of a mutually respectful relationship not a reason to hide. As a professional you must be accountable to what you can or cannot handle as well as voice yo...
How to successfully apply for a new job in your current company
Internal candidates aren’t entitled to get the job. Avoiding mistakes and making the right moves will make you competitive with other internal and external candidates alike. Make a career plan, gain...
Follow these rules of behavior and etiquette at the office party
The office party is not the time to let down your hair or throw caution to the wind. What you do and say at the event could live on for a long time in the minds of your associates. If your behavior is...
What to do immediately after you are laid off from your job
The process of being laid off can be frustrating and challenging if you are not ready to make bold moves forward in your next role. Sometimes events like layoffs remind us of our strengths and highlig...
React to workplace bullies with knowledge, confidence and control
The financial bottom line is becoming more important in all institutions and companies throughout the United States. When companies realize that bullies are costing them money and a lack of productivi...

Starting a Business

Successfully starting your business takes preparation and persistence
Starting a business may be the best decision you will ever make; being smart about the preparatory work that goes into both will payoff in time and money. Find a trusted source or website to guide you...
Successfully start a home business with this expert advice
A home business that you conceive and nurture to success is just like a child. While there will be challenges along the way, it will reward you greatly when it reaches its potential. Apply these strat...
Create a successful and impactful brand for your new business venture
Through all your hard work in developing your new business, establishing a well- defined brand that communicates and connects with your consumer is a necessary component. Consider working with design ...
How to turn around a business that is not succeeding
Being in business is tough. Entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone, but if you have chosen that path it can be super rewarding. In order to have a fulfilling experience as a business owner or business ...
Advice for small business owners on successfully starting a business
Owning and running a business is a dream that has become a reality for many Americans. While many business owners think that being their own boss is going to be better than working for someone else, b...
How to decide on key man insurance and protect your business
Key man insurance can be an important factor in any business, but as with any insurance policy, do your research first. This type of policy can be extremely valuable in a small or family owned busines...
How to start turning a failing small business into a successful one
Being aware of the need you fill and moving your business forward is a matter of self-awareness, research, and strategy. Only when you know what your consumers really want and need can you create a su...
Business growth depends on positive and memorable customer experiences
As with pretty much any relationship, putting the customer first comes down to proper communication and making them feel important. Take your time to engage and be present, and involve your customers ...
Grow your business while keeping operation costs under control
There are inherent costs to running a business. That doesn’t mean that these costs should have a negative impact on the bottom line of the business. By proactively looking for ways to reduce costs a...
How to make sure your small business is a huge success
There are an infinite number of tips for making a small business succeed, depending on the type of industry, size of the company, revenue, etc., but the advice outlined above are applicable to all bus...
Businesses need to create a global mindset to be successful overseas
In today’s world, maintaining a global mindset is essential for being successful. Do your research, speak intelligently, and invest in global mindset training across your entire company....
Balance work and life while running a successful small business
Consuming your entire life with work is unhealthy, but not striving to work toward anything is also unhealthy. To some, having an adequate balance between your work life and personal life might seem f...
Set clear goals for your small business to be successful
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Leasing commercial office space for a business requires planning
Your lease for commercial office space will likely the largest economic commitment of your business after salaries and benefits. It is a place that you will depend on to create a positive environment ...
How to be prepared when starting a business and you are over 50
So now you have a few, time-tested insights to ponder. At age 50 or older, this can be an exciting enterprise that will test your skills and your endurance. If everything said here seems fine to you a...
Location, location, location: Ensure the success of your business
There you have it. Follow these simple rules and you are on your way to building your personal empire. Best of all, you have the resources in building this goliath all at your fingertips. Be observant...
You can successfully leave retirement and launch a start-up
Some people have been looking forward to retirement for 25 years. If that’s you, beginning a startup is the last thing you want to do and it could turn into your greatest nightmare.Other people have...
Advice for going into and starting a business with your family
If you’ve addressed all the aforementioned do’s and don’ts then you’ve done what can to set your family business up to win and for long-term success. Now go make it happen and enjoy creating m...
You must be creative and functional when branding a new business
Staying fresh, understanding specifics and embracing creativity is valuable to improving your company’s brand. Whether you are just now creating your brand or in the middle of a refresh of your bran...

Job Search With a Recruiter

Get your resume noticed by an agency recruiter
Remember, recruiters are looking for the best fit for the positions they have available and they are trying to do it quickly. Make your resume as accessible as possible and include all the necessary i...
Be successful in your job search - use a recruitment agency
Don’t overlook the value an agency can provide in broadening your job search. Agencies can be particularly beneficial to those who are still working and don’t have time to conduct a full job searc...
Impactful, distinct and concise cover letters get job interviews
In summary, write from the heart, keep your writing tight and compel the reader to call you. As a recruiter, cover letters can be very dry reading. Aim to make your’s jump out of the pile and excite...
Work with the job recruiter from interview to salary negotiation
Working with a recruiter can bring fantastic results if you know how to work with them, and know what you’re looking for in your next opportunity. Have open and honest communication, give insight in...
Working with a job recruitment agency can help you find a new job
Using these tips will put you in good stead to build a working and lasting relationship with a recruiter. Preparation, integrity, and persistence will get you over any job hunting hurdles and put you ...
Expert advice on working with a recruiter to help you find a job
The most important thing to keep in mind is that job recruitment agencies are paid by the companies to find people like you to hire. With this in mind, a job recruiter’s sole job is to match compani...
Be professional when responding to a cold call from a job recruiter
Recruiters are just trying to do their job in helping you get interviews and advance your career. So when they call, be professional and if you are too busy to answer the call, then all you have to do...
Using a recruiter can help you achieve the next level in your career
Recruiters have the inside track on career openings. It is important to tap into their knowledge base to advance your career. Be honest, have patience, and know that the recruiter is there to help you...
Do not lose a vital contact when turning down a job from a recruiter
Burning the bridge between you and your recruiter is never a good idea. And there is nothing wrong with turning down an offer, but you should be sure that you explain your situation so that they will ...
Find a recruiting firm that will meet your job search needs
Finding a new job fresh out of college or changing careers is an all-consuming process. You need all the help you can get. Finding the right recruiting firm for your needs has served many people well....
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