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Stu Schlakman

Author and Keynote Speaker

Stu Schlackman is the Relationship Selling Expert. After more than 35 years in corporate sales, Stu formed his own sales training firm to focus more directly on helping his clients achieve superior sales results.

Stu’s sales history is long because he consistently puts his clients first! His sales career began with Digital Equipment Corporation where he was responsible for building partnerships with prospects and clients. Through his leadership, his sales team exceeded projections by more than 30% annually.

Schlackman created the “Four People You Should Know” Personality Perspectives Process to help companies build high performance teams and increase sales by understanding how using personality styles is more efficient at making stronger relationships. When you work with Stu, you are gaining a trusted adviser. He works diligently to know his clients’ business and uses his personal success and experience to bring them maximum value.

Stu has authored 3 books on sales, Don’t Just Stand There, Sell Something; Four People You Should Know and the 180 Rule for The Art of Connecting. Each one shares important tips and tools to help
you compete and win in business and life. Schlackman holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Business Administration from Kennedy Western University.

Highlights of Stu’s Service

  • Board of Directors – Richardson Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors – Prevent Blindness Dallas.
  • Two-term President of the National Speakers Association – North Texas Chapter
  • Chair – Sales Professional Experts group of National Speakers Association
  • Chapter Leadership Committee for the National organization.
  • Past-President of the Leadership Richardson Alumni Association.

In 2013, Stu received the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) award from the National Speakers Association, their highest performance-based designation. Earning this recognition is hard; less
than 10% of NSA members achieve this status.

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