Hi, I’m Dew Tinnin. I’m a sales coach and strategic consultant, executive coach, sales keynote speaker, and the CEO and Founder of Skillway. I use public speaking, classroom training, one-on-one coaching, and in-depth consulting engagements to educate and motivate sales professionals to sell more and better manage their time.
This is my personal website and blog. I started it in February of 2012 with the primary goals to:
- Share my knowledge and ideas—primarily regarding sales, management, having a positive attitude, and managing your time well,
- Offer tidbits of motivation and inspiration, and
- Recommend (and/or comment on) books and articles I come across in my own mission to never stop learning.
I hope you find this information useful in your career—and in some cases, your personal life as well.
My Top Posts
If this is your first time visiting my site, you can get to know me by reading some of my most popular posts:
- Master “Feel, Felt, Found” with 3rd Party Stories
- 5 Scripts to Handle Blow Off Objections
- 10 Prospecting Categories – How Many Are You Calling?
- 3 Tips to an Organized Calendar
- Why Your To-Do List is Overwhelming
- Create a Winning Morning Routine
- Abundance Mentality in Sales: 5 Dos and Don’ts
- I’m Not a Morning Person (and 9 Other Lame Excuses)
- Love Your Job: Be a Company Cheerleader
- My Business Productivity Tools
- Selling 101 by Zig Ziglar
- Overcoming Call Reluctance with Visual Cues
If you’re really feeling ambitious, start at my very first post and work your way through all the posts using the buttons at the bottom. You can also check out my Archives page to see all the posts I’ve ever written. If all else fails, try the search feature at the top of the right-hand sidebar to find posts on specific topics you may be interested in.
Dew Tinnin’s Bio
I started my sales career at seven years old, selling Girl Scout cookies door-to-door. If there was a prize to win, I was going after it. I started my professional sales and training career at Homecomings Financial, a division of GMAC/ RFC, and spent 7 years there. I spent the next 3 years in the sales training division of a small mortgage company, and then I moved over to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.
At Wells, I traveled all over the country as a National Sales Trainer, teaching the best sales habits and techniques to thousands of sales professionals every year. In 2005, I moved from the classroom to the field where I spent 3 years as a top producing Branch Manager.
I have been perfecting my sales techniques for the last 20+ years, working with sales professionals in all 50 states. Becoming a full-time sales coach and consultant in 2011 was a no-brainer for me. Today I split my time doing one-on-one coaching and consulting, spending time selling our services (I still love being a producer), and the rest of my time growing our team of sales coaches. I’ve found my ideal job.
Sales is in my blood. I love the art of the sale and I love sharing techniques with others. I believe that sales is an honorable profession and I truly take it as a compliment when someone tells me I’m persistent because… yes, yes I am.
I have been married to my husband, Shane for 17 years and I have a (now) grown stepson. We live in Nashville, Tennessee and we travel several times a year to my home state of Minnesota and Shane’s home state of Oklahoma. This gives me the opportunity to meet with my clients (and prospects) in these states and every state in between. I love my life on the road, especially if it brings me to a new beach for my morning run!
In my free time, I’m an avid reader. I read about 60 books a year (both fiction and non-fiction). I enjoy staying active running or walking (10K steps a day and I hate breaking my streaks!). I love living in the city where we walk out our front door and can go miles in any direction. I’ve written my first novel (unpublished) and am working on my first sales book. And I truly love the ocean—both above and below the sea (did I say that already?)!
Got questions or want additional info? Please feel free to email me, call (or text) me at 612-366-4822, or fill out the contact form below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
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This is my (Dew Tinnin’s) personal website. All of the opinions that I express here are all mine. I make no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. I will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. I will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.