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Episode #46

Ty Bennett

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The Power of Storytelling & Many Other Lessons from Best Selling Author & Speaker


Guest Bio:

Ty is the founder of Leadership Inc., a speaking and training company with a mission to empower individuals and organizations to challenge their status quo, cultivate exceptional relationships, and compete in extraordinary ways.  He’s changing lives – one leader at a time.

  • At 21, Ty and his brother built a direct sales business to over $20 million in annual revenues.

  • He developed a system and organization that would help over 500 sales managers fine-tune their sales and leadership skills in over 37 countries.

  • He was featured as one of the Top 40 Under 40.

  • He was dubbed one of the 10 Coolest Entrepreneurs in Utah.

  • He’s the author of three best-selling books.

  • He has traversed the world speaking to tens of thousands of audience members transforming the lives, careers, and business practices of leaders from some of the most recognizable brands in the world such as Delta Airlines, Subway, Home Depot, Coca-Cola and RE/MAX.

  • Ty’s best-selling books –  Partnership is the New Leadership, The Power of Influence: Increase Your Income and Personal Impact and The Power of Storytelling: The Art of Influential Communication – are used in graduate courses at multiple universities including MIT, as today’s version of “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”

  • He’s one of the youngest speakers ever to receive the CSP Designation from the National Association of Speakers – less than 5% of the world’s speakers earn this honor.

  • He’s a husband and a father and he’s PASSIONATE about helping leaders cultivate the relevance and influence they need to challenge old ways and open new doors.


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Show Notes


  • Introduction (2:25)

  • What is Ty Bennett backstory and how he started (3:28)

  • Ty's first business and dealing with growth and failures (4:40)

  • How did Ty get into speaking and writing (5:30)

  • Stand up comedy and how it flows with business speaking (7:28)

  • How was starting a business with his brother and the struggles that they had (9:12)

  • Learning practice makes perfect and never giving up (13:21)

  • After selling his business and what he wanted to do (15:21)

  • Writing his first book (17:03)

  • Two most important days of your life (18:23)

  • The Power of Story Telling (19:51)

  • Finding your "why" and using it to drive you (26:37)

  • Family life and combining it with his business life (28:35)

  • Favorite books and why he chooses to read so much (32:12)

  • Who is the best author in his opinion when telling stories (33:31)

  • What is next for Ty Bennett (37:05)



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