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Born into the LBM industry, Bradley Hartmann graduated to building over 1000 homes for a national homebuilder before moving into an Area Purchasing role. He now trades those stories and insights with industry leaders in the Behind Your Back Podcast, dedicated to helping construction and LBM professionals sell, market, and work smarter and have more fun building America.
 
The Look Back Machine provides a revealing peek back into history with firsthand accounts and research. This documentary-style podcast explores the overlooked, the disregarded, and misremembered tales from Hollywood. In its first series, the podcast explores the epic multi-part journey of Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere to their cartoon creation Recess. Visit us at patreon.com/lookbackmachine or lookbackmachine.tumblr.com
 
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In episode 238, Bradley is joined by Kent Jobe of Franklin Building Supply, otherwise known as The Most Interesting Sales VP in the World. Kent explains why under promising and over delivering actually causes problems. We discuss the Buyer's Paradox and how salespeople can bring value by delivering unique capabilities. Kent also shares 3 ways you c…
 
In episode 237, Bradley is joined by Melanie Bisson, Director of LBM Sales at Grabber Construction Products. Melanie explains Artificial Intelligence (AI), how it works, and the several ways companies can leverage it to innovate. This episode is brought to you by Capital One Trade Credit *** If you enjoyed this podcast, we'd sincerely appreciate it…
 
In episode 236, Bradley is joined by Clay Miller, Hardwood Lumber Expert at Aurora Timberland. Clay examines 3 fantastic scenes from the Netflix series Big Timber and shares his similar experiences and lessons learned from these encounters. While Aurora Timberland is a large wholesale lumber dealer in North America, Clay explains the interesting st…
 
In episode 235, Bradley is joined by Bruce Marshall from Rookie Sales Pro, LLC. Bruce shares the inspiring story of his rise from a diesel truck mechanic to sales leader, business owner, entrepreneur, and sales rapper. He explains how reading Sales Leader, Author, and a friend of this podcast, Mike Weinberg's book New Sales Simplified, sent him dow…
 
In episode 234, Bradley is joined by Capital One Trade Credit Vice President, Shawn Cunningham and Managing Vice President Scott Simpson. They discuss the Capital One Trade Credit Platform and why it's different, their approach to managing relationships, and whether or not they regularly hang out with Capital One spokesman Charles Barkley. *** If y…
 
In episode 233, returning guest and sales extraordinaire, Matt Potter, joins Bradley to break down another Sales in Cinema film, Glengarry Glen Ross. Matt dissects 4 scenes including the infamous ABC, Always Be Closing, Alec Baldwin scene. *** If you enjoyed this podcast, we'd sincerely appreciate it if you left a review on Apple Podcasts. The feed…
 
In episode 232, Bradley visits with Dan Butterfield, VP of Residential Sales at Daltile, and Steve Chesin, CEO of Carpets N More, during the FEI Group National Conference. They discuss how to better diversify your business to become recession-proof and why you need to have the mindset of selling solutions instead of selling products. Dan and Steve …
 
In this episode, Blake and Pat Schwieters of JL Schwieters Construction near Saint Paul, Minnesota, share how their company grew from a small framing company to a fully-integrated contractor by gradually adding manufactured stair units, wall panels, floor panels and roof trusses—all to improve the efficiency of their field labor.…
 
In episode 231, Bradley visits with President and CEO, Megan Bittle of RSI Kitchen and Bath, and Patrick Warren, VP of Residential Sales, Dealer and Showrooms at Daltile during the FEI Group National Conference. They discuss how work-life has shifted in the past 2 years as has how their companies approach business. This includes debating the benefi…
 
In episode 230, Bradley examines the significance of Earl Nightingale's The Strangest Secret and the effects it has on our everyday lives. Bradley also explains how we can become better versions of ourselves by developing systems of gratitude and avoiding loss aversion. *** If you enjoyed this podcast, we'd sincerely appreciate it if you left a rev…
 
In episode 229, Bradley offers another preview of the 2022 Sales Fundamentals Workshop by comparing Philadelphia 76ers' basketball player, Ben Simmons' downward spiral to a salesperson losing confidence. Bradley explains why we need to be more sensitive to how people are feeling. Be sure to download all 3 of our podcasts this week, offering valuabl…
 
In episode 228, Bradley offers another preview of the 2022 Sales Fundamentals Workshop by revealing several phrases to never use when trying to make a sale. Bradley suggests better options to use instead of the ol' JCI - Just Checking In. Be sure to check with us daily the rest of the week as we release multiple lessons while we countdown to sellin…
 
In episode 227, Bradley offers another preview of the 2022 Sales Fundamentals Workshop by revealing the 4 essential rules you can use to help you win any negotiation. Be sure to check with us daily the rest of the week as we release multiple lessons while we countdown to selling out the 2022 Sales Fundamentals Workshop, April 18-20 in Ft. Worth, TX…
 
In episode 226, Bradley offers another preview of the 2022 Sales Fundamentals Workshop by explaining the Power Curve and why you should utilize the 80-20 rule to take control of your sales. Be sure to check with us daily over the next 2 weeks as we will release multiple lessons while we countdown to selling out the 2022 Sales Fundamentals Workshop,…
 
In episode 225, Bradley offers a preview of the 2022 Sales Fundamentals Workshop by revealing the 7 questions all salespeople should ask before offering a solution. He also explains what it means to allow your clients to suffer and why that sounds much worse than it is. We will release multiple lessons over the next 2 weeks while we countdown to se…
 
In episode 224, Brand and Business Development Manager, Jen Zuern, and Executive VP, Doug Carlson, of Zuern Building Products and Design Center explains the importance of cultivating a family oriented culture within their company and how they use blocks of wood to help achieve it. They also discuss how they were able to traverse a re-brand and how …
 
In episode 223, Lawanna Dendy, Regional Human Resources Business Partner (RHRBP), South & West, for US LBM, LLC, uncomplicates and explains Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Lawanna explains how HR professionals are helping both leaders and employees through the current work environment caused by the pandemic, by leading with HEART. *** If you enjo…
 
As Vince Lombardi once said, winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. Gene Frogale, president of Annandale Millwork and Allied Systems in Winchester, Virginia, and the newly instated president of SBCA, shares how Lombardi’s quote relates to the component manufacturing industry as it relates to technology and innovation.…
 
In episode 222, Mark Scherer, COO of Scherer Bros. Lumber Company speaks at Bradley Hartmann's 2021 Sales Fundamentals Workshop and offers several interesting insights including what your boss is saying about you when you're not around. Mark also compares salespeople to a high profile position on NFL rosters. *** If you enjoyed this podcast, we'd s…
 
In episode 221, McCoy's Building Supply CEO, Brian McCoy and President and COO Meagan McCoy Jones share advice on how their family has been able to navigate the choppy waters of succession, not only within their company, but within their family. *** If you enjoyed this podcast, we'd sincerely appreciate it if you left a review on Apple Podcasts. Th…
 
In episode 220, Bradley and Director of HR at Parr Lumber, Carl Moyer offer solutions when managing accountability, managing up, and utilizing your team to the best of their abilities. *** If you enjoyed this podcast, we'd sincerely appreciate it if you left a review on Apple Podcasts. The feedback helps improve the show and helps with our visibili…
 
BCMC education co-chairs, Dallas Austin of Big C Lumber and Zach Shepherd of Engineered Building Design, walk through all the educational offerings at BCMC 2021. From the big name speakers to the many industry veterans who will be sharing their perspectives and expertise, Dallas and Zach share what they see is the value proposition of the BCMC educ…
 
In episode 219, President of Cassity Jones Lumber, Cason Shrode discusses how the lessons he learned at West Point helped him become a better leader. He also explains why gathering feedback from your customers, whether it's during the good times or the bad, will help you grow as a company. *** If you enjoyed this podcast, we'd sincerely appreciate …
 
In episode 218, Author, Consultant, and Business Therapist Jonathan Goldhill of The Goldhill Group discusses setting expectations while driving growth in family businesses. He also explains the importance of companies positioning themselves for success by continuing to innovate. For the future disruptors, Jonathan shares some valuable advice. *** I…
 
In episode 217, Bradley visits with Director of HR for The Parr Company, Carl Moyer. Carl explains three things managers can do to become better leaders and avoid alienating their employees. Project Manager, Erik Rossi also shares his experience working for entrepreneur and NBA owner, Mark Cuban during the early dot-com days. *** If you enjoyed thi…
 
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