Here’s What Makes Our Experience Special!

May 8, 2023
Executive Coaching

We docked at Bonaire while on our Caribbean cruise. We just wanted to get off the ship to stretch our legs and get some walking in.


Along the way, however there were no less than ten different kiosks that offered taxi tours of the area. Each of the kiosks looked a little different and each of their placards had a different list of what they would do.


I watched how each person promoted what they offered. Most of the kiosks had a least two people (some may have been spouses that owned their tour businesses.


Each of them had their own way of drawing you into what they were doing. I was listening to the opening lines that each person used. The ones who kept it friendly, brief and had a good price got the most action.


The ones that had no one stop by their booth were the ones who said nothing. They simply stared out at the ocean and waiting for people to come to them.


If you want to get business in today’s world, l suggest you use this formula:


         —Be sincere and friendly in your welcome to people

         —If you notice something special about them or perhaps their children— say it.

         —Make sure your offer is short and fully understandable

         —Show them what it will feel like if they use your product or service

         —Make them an offer that they can’t refuse

         —Invite them back so that you develop a relationship, not just a one-time encounter

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Dan Chiodo

Passion. Charisma. Results. It’s those values and a desire to see others achieve them for themselves that led Dan to found iMPACT Training & Development, a firm which offers training to guide individuals into a higher level of performance through executive coaching, motivational speaking, staff training and organizational development.


As a Certified Mastermind Executive Coach, Dan teaches courses in leadership development, communication, sales, customer service and time management, with a focus on hands-on learning strategies.


Dan’s experience and interest in time management led to writing his book PerfectTIMING which is available on his website, as well as, Barnes & Noble and other books stores.


Dan also serves as the Senior Associate to Dr. Bill Wallisch, founder of MAIN Point, which is a communications firm that specializes in strategic communication skills for organizations worldwide. Clients include astronauts and cosmonauts of NASA, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, General Mills and the White House. MAINPoint also prepares well-known personalities for appearances on national television programs, such as Today, Nightline, Good Morning America and Meet the Press.


Dan spent a great part of his career in the communications field, having served more than ten years as the President & Publisher of the Joplin (MO) Globe, which is one of the largest newspapers in Community Newspaper Holding’s (CNHI) groups of newspapers in the U.S.

Prior to that, Dan held several management positions with Ottaway Newspapers, the community newspaper division of Dow Jones, Inc. He has also worked at communications companies in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Minnesota and Missouri.


Dan graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He also attended the American Press Institute, Reston, Va., the management studies program at Kellogg University, Chicago, Ill., and Leaderpoint Management Development Institute, Overland Park, Ks. He also taught at the Bloomsburg Journalism Institute, Bloomsburg, Penn., and at Ashland Community College, Ashland, Ky. Dan was an instructor for the Xerox Professional Selling Skills program and administrated it for several Ottaway newspapers.


Dan’s assignments have taken him to countries such as Mexico, Panama, Australia, the UK and Dubai. He has also taught in the U.S. for companies such as General Mills, Nestle, Medtronic, Knutson Construction, the State of Missouri and Freeman Health System hospitals.


Dan is also on the John Maxwell Team of instructors and coaches, working with John to offer his courses throughout the country.

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