Jeff Sladden

Self Made Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

About Jeff

Bio

I am best known as "The fire starter" this name has not come about from a Pyromania problem, more the words them self. I am the starter of businesses, from the filling out of the paperwork to the first steps and then on through to the realisation of its goals. Sales for me is as important as breathing, I love the thought process that goes into a sale from the prospecting to the close. After all without sales there is no cash and "Cash Flow Is King". Over the past 15 years I have been at the start of over 25 Companies from Advertising to wholesale nurseries. During this time I have traded in 14 countries with a multitude of products and been a guest speaker at many venues across them. As a speaker I can talk about motivation, goal setting,sales, Sales & Marketing as well as business development and strategies.

Languages

English, Italian

Areas of Expertise

Sales - Training, Sales / Sales Management, business start-ups, , Sales / Marketing Strategies , Entrepeneurship education, Entrepeneur, Speaker - Inspirational, Speaker - Leadership, Speaker - food health, Speaker - Success Factors , Speaker - Transformational Self-leadership

An idea worth spreading

A customer is for life, if you build a good sold relationship you can re-sell to that same customer over and over again.

I'm passionate about

My Passion is sales. Sales, Sales, sales...

Comments & conversations

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Jeff Sladden
Posted over 2 years ago
How do you promote, model and scaffold sustainable action within your classroom?
Hi Tosca I am not a teacher so best to take my view with a pinch of salt but through a new idea I launched in March 2012 I have been invited into a few schools here in the UK to talk about it at second year level students. It involves teaching kids the importance of health & fitness and through new an innovative idea's it makes children more connected to a wellness movement that is badly needed everywhere in the world right now. Through this concept we get great ideas from the kids, it is so empowering for us to see what their young out of the box thinking comes up with but we can only implement around 5% of them because of rules covering the teachers and education system and the higher up the tree you go to the decision makers in councils and government the less interested they are in making any changes. Children need to be taught for sure I get that, but what I think most educators are forgetting is children want to learn. If we can't find a way to by pass the red tape and listen to the children and give them more of say I can't see how any action plan can be made and stuck to. How about a monthly meeting chaired by elected kids aimed at teachers with the sole goal of getting more out of their education? We have them for sports days or dances why not for an action plan for their education. I was 19 when I was told for the first time I am not stupid am I dyslexic so school years were not a big joy for me as learning was tough, had a teacher discussed with me how I would like to learn or if I had the choice to say hey this does not work for me it would have made a difference. The key to anything working in education has to start with the talking to those receiving the knowledge. That is my 2 cents worth anyway... Teachers have a tough job they really do but in my very short time of working with kids I can see it is a very rewarding one. Good luck with your student generated action. Jeff
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Jeff Sladden
Posted over 2 years ago
Start a wellness movment
Hi Rohna I have made a start, just looking for that few brave souls to join me. Are you on linkedin Rhona? If so add me jeff@croctrader.co.uk and we can have a chat, if not you have my email it would be great to talk to you. J
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Jeff Sladden
Posted over 2 years ago
Dyslexia - trick or treat?
I am dyslexic, at school I was branded stupid. It was not till I was 19 years old and going for my SGT exam in H M Forces that I was told I was Dyslexic. It was good to know I was not stupid. My Son was Branded dyslexic at the age of 6, he truly has been branded. Telling children they are dyslexic is like telling them they have cancer and in most cases they have been wrongly branded due to bad testing, this type of labelling is harmful in most cases. Most Entrepreneurs are dyslexic or school drop outs, we should be teaching our children that having a slightly different brain is the best thing that could have ever happened to them. I feel they require mentoring much more than Branding and treatment.