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Troy Talks

Troy Talks

By Troy
We cover various topics in the area of sales, relationship & incentive marketing, social media, insurance & leadership. The topics are to encourage, educate, & entertain our audience. Our goal is to consistently add value to our listeners.
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Steve Speaks Interview w/Steve Wilmer
Check out this interview with Steve Wilmer. Steve shares with us some coaching, training, and motivation. Check out this powerful and insightful interview.ย  ๐Ÿ—ฃ Season 3 of Troy Talks Podcast with my good friend Steve Wilmer. ๐Ÿ—ฃ Steve is the founder & owner of Steve Speaks. He is the president of the Risk Advisor Institute. ๐Ÿ—ฃ Steve is also a motivational speaker, sales trainer, and author of 3 books. ย 10 to Win, Nobody Cares, Work Harder, & Super Charge your Multi-Line Agency. ๐Ÿ—ฃ Steve is a former marine, former law enforcement officer and is married to the lovely Erin Wilmer has 4 children Judah, Josiah, Joi, & Jayna, and resides in Pensacola, FL Email: website:
January 5, 2021
Helping & Serving others interview w/Danielle Clayton
Please check out this podcast interview with Danielle Clayton of Upperclass Financial Solutions. Danielle is an entrepreneur, realtor, & small businesswoman in Jacksonville, FL. She has a passion for helping others. Check out this interview as we discuss her journey and story from the past to the present.ย 
August 25, 2020
Communicating Compassion w/ Cheryl Hanson
Please listen to another great podcast interview with Cheryl Hanson of ย Cheryl Hanson Speaks. We discuss communicating compassion with others of difference, race, gender, religion, and, etc. She shared diversity is great and we all are one human family with just culture difference.sย 
August 18, 2020
Giving Back to the Community w/Ben Sampson
This interview with Ben Sampson Founder of WeHero was all about giving back to the community. ย WeHero gives companies the solutions to accomplish their social mission through powerful giving and volunteer programs to create a better culture, a better brand, and a greater social impact. Their team works day in and day out to develop new programs and technologies that make giving and volunteering powerful and effortless for companies. Check out this podcast interview in which Ben shares with us his journey on making an impact by giving back.ย 
August 11, 2020
Listen to this interview on the journey of my friend Cliff Long of Orlando Regional Realtors Associations, who went from being a company employee to CEO. We discussed on the following topics about failure & success, ups & downs, & the ins and outs of life, work, & family.
August 5, 2020
THE WORST FIRST DAY/interview w/ Dr Eurydice Stanley
This was a very powerful interview with Dr. Eurydice Stanley. She is an award-winning author, international motivational speaker, John Maxwell Leadership coach & trainer, a historian, entrepreneur, veteran, and mother. We discuss the current events, the racial climate pass & present. Check out this informative & insightful interview.ย 
July 14, 2020
The Bounce Back Effect, Interview w/Dr Carl Barnes
This week on the podcast, I had the incredible opportunity to interview the inspiring Dr. Carl Barnes.ย  David has been licensed as a life insurance agent since 2011 and is now the owner of the Final Expense Agent Mentor, where he has recruited and trained over 500 agents in the final expense business since 2012. He also has a successful youtube channel + podcast, which I listen to ALL the time! On this episode, Dr. Barnes and I discuss: His story and journey from going to enlisted to officer What has been some of his greatest challenges Who has been some of his greatest mentors I had a fantastic time speaking with Dr. Barnes, I definitely learned a lot and you will too! For more info contact me @
May 19, 2020
Discovering (KT) Kevin Touch
This podcast is an interview with Kevin Touch. Kevin is the host of an award-winning podcast called. United Promotion Podcast. We discover & ย discuss KT's successes and failures in life and business. He also discusses a pair of sneakers he designed. Check out this amazing interview with KT.
May 13, 2020
What is Living Benefits?
This particular episode discussion is about life insurance and the difference between traditional and the new life insurance with Living Benefits. Living Benefits are additional riders on a life insurance policy they may include but not limited to: Terminal Illness Chronic Illness Critical Illness Critical Injury Do you have the traditional or the living benefits form of life insurance? Contact me: Email:
April 9, 2020
The Gift of Pain
Many view pleasure as a blessing and pain as a curse. This is all a matter of perspective. But if we keep an attitude of gratitude during times of pain, we will realize that pain is simply a gift to warn & alert us there is potential danger & harm occurring or about to occur.
April 1, 2020
March 19, 2020
What If?
What If? Life is full of ups & downs. Many times we do not take risks because we fear failure. We start questioning our selves with โ€˜what ifโ€™sโ€ โœ… ๐•Ž๐•™๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•š๐•—? I fail. โœ… ๐•Ž๐•™๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•š๐•—? I donโ€™tโ€™ succeed. โœ… ๐•Ž๐•™๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•š๐•—? I come up short. โ€œWhen we tell ourselves that failure is nothing to be afraid of, we open up a Pandora's box of possibilities. Imagine runner running in a hurdle race. If he gave up after falling off the first hurdle, will he ever become a great athlete?โ€ Will ๐•Ž๐•š๐•๐• ๐•ช๐• ๐•ฆ ๐•˜๐•š๐•ง๐•– ๐•ช๐• ๐•ฆ๐•ฃ ๐•ค๐•–๐•๐•— ๐•ก๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ž๐•š๐•ค๐•ค๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•—๐•’๐•š๐• ๐•ค๐•  ๐•ช๐• ๐•ฆ ๐•”๐•’๐•Ÿ ๐•–๐•ฉ๐•”๐•–๐•? ๐•Ž๐•™๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•š๐•— ๐•ช๐• ๐•ฆ ๐••๐•  ๐•ก๐•’๐•ค๐•ค, ๐•ค๐•ฆ๐•”๐•”๐•–๐•–๐••, & ๐• ๐•ง๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•’๐•”๐•™๐•š๐•–๐•ง๐•– ๐•ช๐• ๐•ฆ๐•ฃ ๐•˜๐• ๐•’๐•? Connect with me on Twitter & Instagram @Troy_Talks LinkedIn: Troy Holt Email:
February 12, 2020
Fortune in Failure
Failure affects everyone. No one is exempt. Everyone will enroll in its class. It is one of the greatest tools and resources for learning. I am discussing 3 fortunes you can find in failure.ย  3 Fortunes in Failure โœ… ๐‚๐‡๐€๐‘๐€๐‚๐“๐„๐‘- Our character is built through failure. Failure allows up to experience humility so we will not get lifted up in pride. It also causes us to experience gratitude because of the lessons learned. โœ… ๐‚๐”๐‹๐“๐ˆ๐•๐€๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐- Failure helps up to experience growth. It is one of the greatest tools and sources of learning. It teaches us what works and what does not work. โœ… ๐‚๐ˆ๐‘๐‚๐”๐Œ๐•๐„๐๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐- Failure helps us to circumvent or detour things or areas that could destroy us. Imagine going on a trip and you had to be at a certain place at a certain time while going you have a flat. The flat was a detour or circumvention to prevent you from having an accident in the thunderstorm which was later down the road. Connect with me on Twitter & Instagram @Troy_Talks Connect with me on LinkedIn Troy Holt Email:
February 5, 2020
Honey or Vinegar?
โœ… There is an old saying of wisdom โ€œcan you draw more bees with honey than vinegarโ€ meaning that you can accomplish & gain more with something sweet & positive rather than sour & negative. ย ย  โœ… A person can inspire, impact & influence someone more with soft words (honey) rather than harsh words (vinegar). ย  ย โœ… Letโ€™s put this is a sales perspective the bees are your potential prospects. You can either approach them with honey or vinegar. Whatโ€™s the difference? ย ย  ย Vinegar ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย vs. ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย Honey ย  ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜ ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ย  ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ๐—ค๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ย ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฐ๐—ต ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐˜€ ย ย  Instead of offering people vinegar in their inbox as soon as you are connected, why donโ€™t you offering them some honey such as แด€แด˜แด˜ส€แด‡แด„ษชแด€แด›ษชแดษด, แด„แด‡สŸแด‡ส™ส€แด€แด›ษชแดษด, & แด„แดษด๊œฑแดสŸแด€แด›ษชแดษด? Contact me website www.troyholt.usย 
January 29, 2020
Disappointed But Definitely Not Defeated
In this episode, I cover the subject of disappointment.ย  How disappointment affects all of us. How defeat is a spirit, attitude and midset And much more.ย 
January 22, 2020
5 Reasons Why Questions Are Powerful than Statements.
This powerful episode is on showing why questions are more powerful than statements. INSIGHT INTERCHANGE INQUISITIVE INFORMATION INDECISIONย 
January 14, 2020
7 Positive Effects of Kindness on Mental Health
Kindness is the act of being kind. Being kind has a positive mental effect on our health. Seven positive effects of kindness. Pain Pressure Panic Plasma Pleasure Pride Partnerships
January 8, 2020
6 Keys to Persuasion
This topic was about Brian Tracy's 6 Keys or 6 A's to persuading others.ย  Acceptance Appreciation Admiration Approval Attention Agreement
December 18, 2019
The 5 Levels of Leadership
Leadership is all about influence nothing more and nothing else. It is done by precept and example. This episode discusses the five levels ofย  Position Permission Production People Development Pinnacle
December 11, 2019
5 Key Principles to Connecting
This episode will give our audience 5 key principles to connecting with people.ย 
November 27, 2019
5 Reasons to Send Holiday Cards
5 Reasons or tips that all business owners, salespeople & entrepreneurs should send holiday cards.ย 
November 20, 2019
8 Ways to Support Your Friend's Small Business Without Spending Any Money
Various simple but no-cost ways to support a person's business on social media.ย 
November 20, 2019
Matters of The Heart
8 Tips to help a person build deeper relationships with others
November 6, 2019
Impact or Income?
Which one is more import for a business making an INCOME OR making an IMPACT?ย 
November 1, 2019
Stand Out or Fit In?
What separates & makes you stand out from the competition?
October 22, 2019
5 Simple Ways to Connect With People
Almost everything we do, whether it is sales, politics or networking it's all about relationships. Relationships are formed when we connect with people on more than a superficial level. Connecting with people is both an art and science. Connecting with people is very simple but most do not take the time to connect and build the relationship.
October 16, 2019
What is one of the most important tool in a salesperson tool box?
The is particular podcast it to show one of the most important tools in a salesperson toolbox is a "Thank You" Cardย 
October 9, 2019
5 Reasons Why Customers or Clients Leave
This episode discusses why customer or clients leave a business, salesperson or provider and a few tips on how to prevent them from leaving.ย 
October 1, 2019
Diagnosis Before Prescribing
The episode centers around salespeople who offer solutions (pitch) prescribing with first diagnosing (asking questions) and building relationshipsย 
September 24, 2019
5 Side Effects Kindness
We continue our topic with kindness with going into the side effects of those who perform acts of kindness.
September 17, 2019
This podcast talks about performing small acts of kindness to make a big impact.ย 
September 11, 2019