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Scott McKain

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What do you do when "great" isn't good enough to grow your career or business? How do you stand out and move up in today's world? Join bestselling author (book named by 30 newspapers as one of "Ten Best Business Books" of the year) and Hall of Fame professional speaker Scott McKain to discover what it takes to create distinction in your career, business, and life!

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How do you move towards a distinctive presence for your organization — or for yourself? In today's episode, Scott relates the story of his friendship with famed movie critic, Roger Ebert — and how the Pulitzer Prize winner... more

Introductory podcast for Project Distinct with Scott McKain. n this podcast, Scott McKain reveals the critical reason why creating distinction is the most important step you can take in your professional life. Today we begin the journey... more

One of the most powerful aspects of both your personal and professional lives are the habits that reinforce consistent behavior. The tension between how you are now — and how distinctive you want to be in the future — can create significant... more

On today’s episode, Scott McKain informs us of something that NO customer in recorded history has EVER said…and why. He also gives us a single, simple step to take to help us create distinction in a hyper-competitive marketplace.

On today’s episode, Scott discusses the pitfalls of retirement and the choice to be, or not to be distinctive.

The terms “differentiation” and “distinction” are NOT interchangeable, according to Scott McKain — and it’s vital to know why. In this program, he enlightens us about the Pyramid of Distinction, why “Level One: Sameness” is about price, and... more

In today’s episode, Scott explores the writing of Harvard’s Elizabeth Ross Kanter’s HBR article, “Instant Success Takes Time” — and reveals what her research says about “winning streaks.” If you want to win and be distinctive — it won’t happen... more

A sign announcing a meeting being held adjacent to the ballroom where Scott was recently addressing a group of highly successful insurance agents got his blood boiling! Here’s why — and a message to set our thinking straight about “quick”... more

From a one-person business to an organizational behemoth, every company has a “culture.” A recent story about Amazon leads Scott McKain to provide his insights on how a distinctive culture internally creates distinctive experiences for... more

Continuing our conversation with bestselling author and Hall of Fame speaker Joe Calloway, today we reveal two steps that any — and EVERY — professional and organization can take to create distinction in the marketplace.
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