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Jan 2, 2009 12:09 pm

Anyone heard of this guy, Don Connelly?

Jan 2, 2009 12:41 pm

The ex-Putnam guy?  Need I say more?

Jan 2, 2009 4:03 pm

Don has been around for decades.  He severed his association with Putnam a couple of years ago.  He's got some of the best sales ideas out there.  Putnam used to put out a tape every quarter with an economist on one side and Don on the other.  That tape would be in my car ASAP and I'd listen to Don's side first thing.  I'd eventually get to the economist.  I miss that tape/CD.  If you can get ahold of some of his stuff, you'll find yourself using some of his ideas.  

Jan 2, 2009 4:17 pm

Even the economist left (the british guy) and went elsewhere (I think to Morgan Stanley). Connelly is good.  It can especially fire you up when you're new.

 
I did find it funny that in his first CD as a "consultant" for Putnam (not as an employee), he explained that he left Putnam because he is getting too old to travel so much. That's a valid reason. However, as the CD went on he listed all of the places he would be over the next quarter!  He's probably traveling more now than ever, so I think he just wanted to jump from the burning ship. I don't blame him.
Jan 2, 2009 4:17 pm

He has some website now, but of course you have to pay to be a member.. Campconnelly.com... wish he had a trial run so I would know if it is worth it..

Jan 3, 2009 2:49 pm

its worth it....great ideas, motivational stuff.

 
Great cd's---funny, no-bullshit way of speaking.  Interesting perspectives.  Good stories and examples to use w/clients.
 
Has been in business for YEARS and knows everyone..
Jan 3, 2009 5:51 pm

He's a great source of anecdotal encouragement, and a genuinely nice guy.  We had him come to our branch 3-4 times over the years (pre-Putnam meltdown) and he spoke at our client appreciation events.  Definitely good for some nuggets of market info, and timeless sales-related tips and spotlight ideas.  I think he's got a son getting involved in the business in some way, or maybe already is.

Jan 4, 2009 11:09 am
2wheeledbeemer:

He's a great source of anecdotal encouragement, and a genuinely nice guy.  We had him come to our branch 3-4 times over the years (pre-Putnam meltdown) and he spoke at our client appreciation events.  Definitely good for some nuggets of market info, and timeless sales-related tips and spotlight ideas.  I think he's got a son getting involved in the business in some way, or maybe already is.



What was the Putnam meltdown?

Jan 7, 2009 9:28 am

Camp Connelly has a ton of archived shows and material but you can see and hear some of his stuff on You Tube and Facebook too.



I think at YouTube it is www.youtube.com/campconnelly



Jan 7, 2009 9:48 am

I just got the month to month subscription and noticed in the fine print if you cancel within 60 days then they refund you fees minus a $15 fee. After looking over the site these past few days, I find there is not enought to substantiate a year long subscription. The updates come every couple of months and the forum is terrible(I think a total of 15 posts).

Jan 7, 2009 2:25 pm

I met Don at an EDJ meeting, cool guy.    Great stories.  Get ahold of the best of Don Connelly tapes.  They are worth your time. 

Jan 7, 2009 2:46 pm

Yeah, the Forum could be better.  There's not a lot of activity.

There are hours and hours worth of content though.  Too much to go through in a year even.  There's a few long format interviews from December, I think shows are added a couple times a month, maybe once a week. 

A great series right now with Bill Bachrach.  I bought the Mark Zinder interview as a download and that was great too. 

Never heard the old tape series though, anyone know where I can get one?

Jan 7, 2009 4:59 pm

I've got a fantastic collection of high fidelity, thermoplastic encased, hardly used cassettes I'll sell you for the low, low price of $9.95 for the set.

 
But wait, that's not all.  I'll  throw in a complete set of the previous 2000 recordings of AGE's "FC Success Stories," on which you'll hear tremendously inspiring nuggets such as....
 
"I've built a successful Chairman's level practice by partnering with many of the most recognized CPAs in my town.  Just like all of you, my mother and father are both managing partners in the largest CPA firm in town, and I was able to leverage that relationship to ongoing success....."
 
or:
 
"After I served as mayor of my community for 36 years, I was looking for a second career, and was able to work hard at establishing a referral network, which enabled me to reach President's level my 5th month in production.  That's very attainable for everyone, because everybody has a potential referral network....."
 
or even:
 
"I began in the business in 2000, so it was a hard time to start.  But with just a little persistence, I was able to break up the marriage of my branch manager, become his next wife, and then work really hard to have a seminar at some point, make all three cold calls that they forced me to in St. Louis, and then set out to construct well-balanced porfolios of high quality Lincoln annuities...."
 
Shipping and handling included.
Jan 7, 2009 5:15 pm

BRAVO

Jan 7, 2009 5:51 pm

If you know any of the veteran Jones guys in your area you can ask them to borrow their set.  I know mine is floating around my office somewhere.  Funny, but I just found them on my bookcase.  I think I'll pop them in on the way home tonight.  Good thing my truck is old enough to still have a tape deck.  If I knew how to upload them to the internet I would and then you could all listen to them.  I also have the Oct 05 CD. 

 
I know that if I have them, some other Jones guys do too. 
 
I also have the EDJ tapes titled Why People Don't Buy, Inheriting Accounts, Who Takes Vacations, Goals and Dreams, How to Set Priorities, and How to Manage Your Prospects.  Those are internal use only, so I can't share those nuggets.  
Jan 13, 2009 9:09 am

Thanks, I'll check it out. 

He actually has a CD for sale online too.  I bought it and its great but don't know how its diferent from the tapes you're talking about.  Check it out.