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Sales Wisdom from an Oil & Herb Salesman in Cairo

Sales Wisdom from an Oil & Herb Salesman in Cairo

In a recent trip to Egypt, I was fortunate to meet Ayman Yassen, a wonderful salesperson and the founder of Essential Oils & Herbs in 6 October City, Egypt. I was standing in the lobby of a tourist-filled hotel mesmerized when I saw customer after customer walk into the store and leave after purchasing something. I knew that Ayman had a gift

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Teamwork Lessons from “The Wire”- Forming Stage

Teamwork Lessons from “The Wire”- Forming Stage

Over the last few months I have been watching “The Wire”. For those of you who have not heard of it, it is an HBO series from 2002 that is centered on a fictional Baltimore Police force who are trying to capture inner city drug dealers who have been elusive and off the grid.

After watching the first season, I found that the

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In Memory of my friend, Diana

In Memory of my friend, Diana

My friend, Diana Szasz, left us on July 14, 2014. It has been one month since cancer stole her from us. I guess that you might think that LinkedIn is not the place to write about a friend that we just lost, but I met Diana through work. Our friendship was initially formed when we both worked at Gennum, in Burlington, Ontario, so I think that it

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Understanding Egypt’s Business Culture using True Colors®

Understanding Egypt’s Business Culture using True Colors®

You must have read the title and you are thinking, “What does culture have to do with True Colors®?” I have been fascinated with both for some time now. Do countries have a collective personality? I believe they do. Just like people, every co

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Teamwork Lessons from “The Wire” – Storming Stage

Teamwork Lessons from “The Wire” – Storming Stage

This is the second part of a series on teamwork that is based on the famous HBO show “The Wire.” In the first part of the series we discussed the “Forming Stage” of Tuckman’s Theory of Group Development. In this post, we are going to ad

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Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Sinai Maple is celebrating its fifth year anniversary! I must say that it has been an interesting, challenging, and rewarding journey. When we first started, we had no idea that we would have the privilege of working with such wonderful, dynamic organizations. We want to thank our

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Jack of all Trades, Master of “Some”

Jack of all Trades, Master of “Some”

Does this modified saying resonate with you? Do you have many interests? Did you switch careers, and yet you still remain interested in certain aspects of all of them?

My entire life I have been interested in international marketing, technology, teaching, teambuilding, communication skills, cultural diversity, and mindfulness, just to

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The International True Colors® Association Conference

The International True Colors® Association Conference

The International True Colors® Association Conference was held in Spokane, Washington in August, 2012. I attended both days to both learn and to network with the industry leaders.

This year the conference focused on building company awareness, and an introduction to all of the new research associated with True Colors®. There we

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Sinai Maple Exhibited at CSTD 2013 in Toronto

Sinai Maple Exhibited at CSTD 2013 in Toronto

Thank you to everyone who stopped by Booth 403 in CSTD2013 in Toronto to learn more about True Colors and the workshops that Sinai Maple offers. It was lovely to meet you at the show. Looking forward to connecting again in future events.

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Five Reasons why Sales Professionals should use True Colors®

Five Reasons why Sales Professionals should use True Colors®

Warning! Yes! This is a Sales Pitch!

Have you ever been in a sales meeting where everything went smoothly with the client? You found it easy to build rapport, to connect; and in fact, you even predicted the client’s objections and were prepared to respond. It is likely that you came out of that meeting fe

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Are you Aware of Your Gifts?

Are you Aware of Your Gifts?

While teaching an undergraduate university class recently, I caught myself asking the students: “Are you aware of your gifts?” The students are young adults pursuing their post secondary education. I was not sure if they were thinking of their skills and natural talents as gifts. In th

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Teamwork Lessons from “The Wire” – Performing Stage

Teamwork Lessons from “The Wire” – Performing Stage

The Performing stage is the fourth phase in Tuckman’s Stages of Group Development. We will discuss it by using examples from “The Wire,” the popular HBO series. We have already discussed the FormingRead More

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Sinai Maple specializes in professional training offering both pre-designed and custom developed workshops tailored to meet your needs!