Christine Clifford

Christine Clifford

Sales and Marketing Professional Speaker, Author of "Let's Close a Deal" and "YOU, Inc. The Art of Selling Yourself"

Location
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
Industry
Professional Training & Coaching

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Christine Clifford's Overview

Current
  • Certified Speaking Professional at National Speakers Association
  • CEO/President at Christine Clifford Enterprises
  • CEO/Owner at The Cancer Club and Divorcing Divas and Christine Clifford Enterprises
Past
  • Vice President of Sales at Labels 2 Learn
  • Senior Executive Vice President at SPAR Marketing Service, The SPAR Group
  • Regional Manager at Hanesbrands Inc.
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Christine Clifford's Summary

Award-winning Author of eight books including "Let's Close a Deal: Turn Contacts Into Paying Customers for your Company, Product, Service or Cause" and "YOU, Inc. The Art of Selling Yourself." Certified Speaking Professional on the topics of sales, marketing (with a special emphasis on branding & positioning), and using humor to get through life's adversities. Consultant to speakers & authors.

Founder of Christine Clifford Enterprises, a consulting firm on sales and marketing strategies.

Founder of The Cancer Club, which offers online support to cancer patients including a free monthly eNewsletter, our Prayer List, over 100 different gift items for cancer patients and more.

Founder & CEO of Divorcing Divas, LLC, a company designed to offer support, education, resources and hope to people going through divorce.

Specialties: sales negotiations; marketing, branding and positioning, writing; professional speaking, consulting.

Christine Clifford's Experience

Certified Speaking Professional

National Speakers Association

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

1996Present (18 years)

International award-winning Professional Speaker on the topics of sales, marketing and using humor to get through life's adversities.

Don't forget to ask! TM
Don't forget to laugh! TM

CEO/President

Christine Clifford Enterprises

January 1995Present (19 years 9 months) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

Christine Clifford is a leading sales professional, author of two books including "Let's Close a Deal: Turn Contacts Into Paying Customers for Your Company, Product, Service or Cause" and "YOU, Inc. The Art of Selling Yourself," Certified Professional Speaker and consultant on improving sales and marketing strategies.

CEO/Owner

The Cancer Club and Divorcing Divas and Christine Clifford Enterprises

January 1995Present (19 years 9 months) Minneapolis, MN

The Cancer Club is the world's largest provider of humorous and helpful products for people with cancer. Don't forget to laugh! TM

Divorcing Divas, LLC provides encouragement, inspiration and empowerment to people going through the difficult process of divorce.

LifeVantage Distributor selling anti-aging products.

Author of eight books including her two newest books "Laugh Til It Heals: Notes from the World's Funniest Cancer Mailbox" and "The Clue Phone's Ringing... It's for You! Healing Humor for Women Divorcing." Others includ "You, Inc. The Art of Selling Yourself" (Warner Books, 2007); "Masters of Sales" (Entrepreneur Press, 2007); "Not Now...I'm Having a No Hair Day!" (University of Minnesota Press, 1996); "Our Family Has Cancer, Too!" (written especially for children; University of Minnesota Press, 1998); "Cancer Has Its Privileges: Stories of Hope & Laughter" (Penguin Putnam, 2002); "Your Guardian Angel's Gift" (Bronze Bow Publishing, 2005).

Vice President of Sales

Labels 2 Learn

20142014 (less than a year)

Senior Executive Vice President

SPAR Marketing Service, The SPAR Group

January 1983June 1998 (15 years 6 months)

As Senior Executive Vice President for SPAR Marketing Services, I called on Kmart, Target, Toys 'R Us, AT&T, Mattel Toys, and Revlon among others. As the top salesperson in the multi-billion dollar retail services industry, I signed the largest contract in the history of our industry with Procter & Gamble in 1994, doubling the size of our company overnight. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994, I left to start The Cancer Club, today the world's largest producer of humorous and helpful products for people with cancer. I also serve as Sales Director for Beckwith Partners, a marketing company that focuses on branding and positioning.

Regional Manager

Hanesbrands Inc.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HBI; Consumer Goods industry

January 1984October 1987 (3 years 10 months)

Christine Clifford's Publications

  • Let's Close a Deal: Turn Contact Into Paying Customers for Your Company, Product, Service or Cause

    • Wiley & Sons
    • April 8, 2013

    • Establish “Niche Notoriety” and build a top-of-mind awareness with your target audience
    • “Perk-O-Late” a deal by identifying the surprise bonuses that will make or break a deal’s success
    • Re-treat, Re-evaluate, and Re-approach if you are turned down
    • Turn “no’s” into “yes’s”
    • Look for business in all the “wrong” places
    • Rescue a deal when it goes south with quick on-your-feet recoveries

  • YOU, Inc. The Art of Selling Yourself

    • Grand Central Publishing
    • 2008

    Who should read it:

    Anyone who wants to smile more, laugh more, live more;

    Anyone who wants a jolt of inspiration and a dose of courage;

    Anyone who feels a little bit stuck, somewhere.

    Anyone who loves to discover something new, or to see something familiar reaffirmed, in a way so innovative the idea itself seems new;

    Anyone who wants not just to succeed, but to thrive--
    and anyone who knows someone else for whom they wish that, too—
    a daughter just graduating, for example,
    or a son shifting his career's gears.

    As the title strongly suggests, Who should read You, Inc.? You.

Christine Clifford's Skills & Expertise

  1. Professional Speaking
  2. Consulting
  3. Sales/Marketing
  4. Writing
  5. Books
  6. Inspiration
  7. Negotiation
  8. Non-profits
  9. Personal Development
  10. Conferences
  11. Wellness
  12. Healthcare
  13. Entrepreneur
  14. Humorist
  15. Editing
  16. Health
  17. Management Consulting
  18. Fundraising
  19. Published Author
  20. Small Business
  21. Motivational Speaking
  22. Entrepreneurship
  23. Public Speaking
  24. Nonprofits
  25. Newsletters
  26. Marketing
  27. Publishing
  28. Leadership Development
  29. Leadership
  30. Training
  31. Stress Management
  32. Healing
  33. Presentation Coaching
  34. Executive Coaching
  35. Social Networking
  36. Personal Branding
  37. Coaching
  38. Workshop Facilitation
  39. Executive Development
  40. Selling
  41. Workshops
  42. Organizational Development
  43. Work Life Balance
  44. Lifestyle Coaching
  45. Retreats
  46. Career Development
  47. Emcee
  48. Culture Change
  49. Management Development
  50. National Speaker

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Christine Clifford's Education

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Speech Communication, Speech Communication, Journalism

19741976

I attended the University of Denver from 1972-1974. Member of Delta Gamma.

Activities and Societies: Delta Gamma; Beta Theta Pi Sweetheart

University of Denver

19721975

San Marino High School

19681972

Christine Clifford's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

Sales training, marketing, using humor to get through the cancer experience, golf, travel, family.

Groups and Associations:

National Speakers Association; American Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor

Honors and Awards:

Certififed Speaking Professional (CSP) with National Speakers Association. Order of the Delta Gamma Rose, 2002. Numerous book awards and recognition.

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