SalesBuzz Testimonials & Reviews

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Hi Michael, Just a quick note to let you know that I just completed your online sales training course.

I’ve been in sales for 10+ years and have never received training like this.

Most of what I’ve done in the past from a sales standpoint has been done intuitively. Your training is simple, effective, and follows a great process.

Thank you for everything you have done for people like me. I’m excited to implement your ideas into my daily routines and make more money than ever before.

Steve Mueller – Senior Business Development Manager – Whitman Partners


Michael Pedone is one of the few sales trainers that actually knows what he’s talking about. Take his course. It’s money in the bank.

Jeffrey GitomerSales Author: Little Red Book of Selling

thomas hinke sales training

Econolibrium-E&M just received an “Engineering & Energy Saving Solutions Consulting Contract” with a new Hospital customer that was 1st “Cold Call” contacted in June by one of our Summer COOP Business Development students – who was trained in May by the program!

Getting a significant new Engineering Services contract from a new Hospital customer within the 1st 6 months after “Cold Calling” is the quickest that Econolibrium has ever had over the past 34 years that I have been in the Engineering and Energy Saving Solutions consulting business!

Thomas Hinke, P. Eng. / President and CEO, Econolibrium Energy Inc

Director of Sales, Whitman Partners

Sales are through the roof, the best year we have ever had. We are hiring and recruiting right now because they can’t keep up with all of the sales. We outsold our ability to deliver! I couldn’t have been happier with the outcome.

Out of 9 salespeople, 6 of them earned their accelerators. Everybody is now at or above goal for the year. We lost one salesperson who couldn’t take it but gained a new sales rep.

We will more than exceed our annual target for revenue. We have a stretch goal on top of it; we will likely beat the stretch goal because of the 40-50% sales growth from the online sales training course from SalesBuzz.

It’s funny. They have never had any formal sales training, never had a methodology, or had goals before. It doesn’t take much to get the ball rolling and put the right motivations in place.

If you polled all of them, they would say they all got value, including our top 2 salespeople who you would think would not want to sit down for a few training classes. They got a lot out of it as well.

John Vannelli – Director of Sales, Whitman Partners – Staffing & Recruiting

George Nusbaum

It’s a great sales training program. Very thorough and process-oriented. Love it. And it’s very practical and no BS. It’s raw and uncut. Michael Pedone is a Rockstar in the 3M world. We use his sales techniques every day.

George NusbaumSales @ 3M

Chris Boulton 3M Testimonial

“Highly recommended, eye-opening, refreshing, and highly practical workshops – perhaps even more so during these times.”

Chris Boulton – 3M


Prior to attending Sales Buzz’s online sales training program, everyone was doing their own thing.

The leads were spotty and of low quality. There was a good deal of call reluctance due to the fact that there was no set process which resulted in low confidence.

Having access to the training session recordings have been very valuable for my staff. They have gone back and re-listened to certain ones that refresh and recharges them.

I’ve seen increased confidence in the sales team since the training. They now have a playbook to follow which gives them that confidence. Through trial and error, they have come to learn that as long as they follow the process, they have success. If they are struggling, when we dig into why we usually discover it’s because they’ve strayed.

They have also embraced role-playing. We now start every morning with a role-playing session using actual situations they’ve encountered. This has allowed us to talk through how to handle it going forward as a team which has proven very valuable to their growth as salespeople.

Another benefit of the training has been the script. We developed a base script while going through the sales training.

It has been easy for us to adapt that base script for use when calling for other divisions within the company.

Thank you to you and Michael for everything. This has been an extremely positive experience.

Cathy Warner
Sales Development Manager – Print-O-Stat, Inc


The SalesBuzz online course has been extremely helpful for developing new sales talent in our organization, as well as providing valuable reminders of best practices for seasoned salespeople.

I highly recommend the course to any company that has a sales unit that is struggling with getting call-backs, suffering from call-reluctance, or not meeting conversion rate KPIs, but are making plenty of outreach and burning through qualified leads.

Michael is an expert and the administrative team at SalesBuzz is extremely helpful!

Casey Hildreth – Director Of Business Development at Epic Print

In a small organization like mine, it’s hard to find time to train new sales staff. Yet, that should be the top priority. So much sales training is just a bunch of conventional wisdom, and worn-out sales tricks, that it can actually damage a person’s natural ability. Michael’s online sales course provides a framework for understanding what needs to be done and why to be successful in sales.

As a manager, I appreciated the reports I got about participation and the scores on the tests. It helps keep the trainees accountable, and they took pride in their accomplishments.

I will continue to send new hires to you for training!

George Dick – CEO Four Colour Print Group


When we signed up originally my team needed lots of help with scripting and qualifying – Michael did a great job of not only leading us on how to formulate our scripts and how to deliver but explaining the why and giving real-world examples and role-playing. I have a ton of notes from the 8-week course and I go back to them constantly. The course has a great deal of information and I would recommend it to any B2B inside sales team.

Josh Connon – Outside Sales Account Executive at Socket Telecom

I can report with certainty that the Team has realized more success since taking the course. We refer back often especially now. We are a Team of Field Reps rather than Inside Sales. At least we used to be. The impact of Covid forced us inside and we were and are better prepared for that because of salesbuzz. So thank you for that!

Rachel Thomas – Sales Manager, Precision Air Cargo

The online sales training with Michael Pedone was informative and seemed to take everything Kristen had ever learned about making cold calls and getting past gatekeepers and turned it on its head. By shifting the focus from you to them, it appears he really shows how to open the door- and keep it open- for more sales.


John Short – Marketing Director at NAStar, Inc.

Michael is the consummate professional. His training is based on real world results and personal experience and the results speak for themselves. My sales team increased their overall sales by more the 25% in the first month of taking Michael’s training and the growth continued from there. This was in a down economy when most businesses were losing business we grew.

Because Michael has hands on experience he was able to immediately earn the respect of my sales team, which made all the difference in the world in them implementing what he was teaching them. Michael gave my team specific tools and action steps that they could take and use on a daily basis, which resulted in dramatic sales growth.

I give my highest recommendation for Michael’s SalesBuzz training program and for Michael himself.

Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity

Mike McMahon

Michael is the quintessential expert in phone sales.

As a trainer, Michael takes the time to make sure everyone’s on the same page, and he seems to take a genuine interest in helping everyone he trains to succeed. As a result of Michael’s training, my phone skills have increased dramatically, leading to a new-found confidence.

Michael doesn’t teach “tips and tricks,” he completely transforms the way you sell. He doesn’t just tell you what to do, he makes sure you understand why. It doesn’t matter what industry you are in, if a percentage of your sales is done over the phone, you will benefit from Michael’s training.

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Jacob O’Brien


Best money my boss ever spent on me. I have learned more in the past 6 weeks through your online sales training course than I have learned in all sales training programs over the past 4 years. Thank you for being so damn smart!

Ashley Simon

I have been selling and managing sales teams for 25 years in the transportation industry and do know a lot. I was very concerned that this was going to be another typical sales training program that would be a waste of time and money and not produce any real change or results.

Just after just 3 minutes into the first session, I knew we made the right decision! You really break down the sales process that shows us in very understandable terms how to avoid common pitfalls that have been holding us back from reaching that next level. I can honestly say that although we have only just completed the first session out of eight, that today’s lesson was PERFECT and I am very glad to have signed up.

We will stick to your system and do all that you suggest (including the role-playing exercises etc) and if the rest of the sessions go as the first one did, I can see we will have a long-lasting partnership!

Vito J Esposito


Michael’s program is a perfect solution for any sales organization that primarily sells over phone.

We began seeing immediate results after week one and it has created a unification of understanding across my sales team. Even my most experienced sales reps (25 years+) said that they learned something new and useful.

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value

Russell DurrantVice President of Sales – Prophix Software

SalesBuzz teaches the tactical essentials of phone selling, sharing the gold nuggets that make the difference between a hang-up or a deal; I would definitely use them again!

Jason Broander
Sales Director

Your sales training course was one of the most helpful classes that I have taken in sales. Authentic, professional and strategically planned out regarding how to be prepared when on the phones. I was grateful for the training. It encouraged me with what I am doing already, but it challenged me to get more prepared for the calls and to get the sales scripts ready and internalized for when making outbound calls, and I liked the humility with how the information was delivered. The time management workshop for scheduling your day was gold for me. I will be passing along your contact information to other companies that could use your help!

Alexandra Gibson


I wasn’t confident in what I was saying on the phone and kept getting “no’s”, so I constantly kept changing my script, and voicemails. I felt cold calling was dead. What I liked best about Michael Pedone’s SalesBuzz course is that it’s fun, engaging and easy to follow. The classes really give you a roadmap to make the person your calling at ease with you and start a conversation. I immediately started booking appointments once I started applying the sales script Michael taught. Its’ pretty crazy!

Ben Delmage

Most of my telephone sales reps are young and lacked meaningful experience in telemarketing. This sales training course filled in 8-WEEKS much of what they would have learned if they had years of experience. The course has paid off already and, it appears, will continue to do so in the future. Having access to the material after the presentation has proven to be very valuable as the recording can be stopped and discussed in detail. I recommend this course to any company that is serious about being successful in selling by phone.

Paul Dufour

Michael, That simple 2 sentence email has improved my return calls by leaps and bounds. Over 1/3 of my sales this month have referred to the email they received. Thank You!!

Shane Smitley


As a “graduate” of Michael’s sales training workshops, I can tell you it’s one of the best things you can do for your career.  Since taking his workshop, I’ve increased my sales by over 30% and added $20K to my income.  Not just for true inside sales reps either.  If you have to “sell” booking appointments, are an entrepreneur, or do any business over the phone, the workshops are great.

Justin Anderson
Vice President of Regional Business Development


Michael Pedone is one of the most wicked smart salespeople on the planet!

Mike Taylor


I HIGHLY recommend you subscribe to immediately. Every week he hits on really hot button topics and tactical challenges my reps are running into and we end up doing role plays with his suggested strategies.  I read a lot of content on sales effectiveness and Michael Pedone / SalesBuzz is the single most useful, and provides the most real world applications, of anything I’ve found so far.

Patrick Purvis


This is by far the best cold-calling course I have ever taken. My reps love it and live by its teachings. I like that it is online and has a workbook for reps to follow along! Michael is very engaging and helped my team overcome their fear of the phone.

Vince Miceli
Director of Sales

Well, we absolutely loved it. And it seemed the topics came up at the right time.

Prior to signing on with SalesBuzz, our biggest frustrations were getting our sales people to make phone calls – lots of our business in the past came through bids and rfq’s. Industry has changed, and our habits needed to change.

We loved the direct, specific sales tips. Michael really knows his stuff. Many of his examples pointed right at behaviors we had taken on, and then he told us out to FIX them! Refreshing!

The rest of our sales team has never worked straight commission sales, but I have. They thought I was nuts when I set my WEEKLY “dials” goal above 100. Now they’re starting to bust it.

Another awesome tip came just in today’s session and both Heidi and Linda said it in our group meeting this morning when we asked for obstacles:

“I haven’t been getting my call list ready the day before. I have been wasting a lot of time trying to decide who to call.”

Big impact in getting this team turned around into high volume outbound calls.

Thank you so very much!! Worth every penny and then some.

Darlene Blackstone


I took your course 3 years ago when I started CareerCast as a Sales Representative. I’ve always been outside sales and never knew how different inside sales could be. The knowledge I received through this course helped me to increase sales and become the top sales person literally every month. I am now the Sales Manager! This is why I want to incorporate your training for my team to be just as successful.

Alicia Lawrence
Inside Sales Rep

I’ve been using a lot of the methods I learned in your course on my sales calls and my sales are up 20% this month and I’m on pace to have my best month this year. Your idea of using the word “Voicemail” in the subject line of my emails has gotten me responses from prospects I’ve been calling on for years and have never gotten a returned call or email so that specifically has been helpful.

In addition to that, your emphasis on pre-call preparation was extremely helpful. I used to be “captain wing it” as you so eloquently put it but now I have a game plan on every call and using your sales / voicemail script ideas, my return call rate has increased by about 10% and I make around 60 or so calls a day so on average 6 more people a day are calling me back and in my extremely competitive line of business, I’ll take that all day long.

Brad Korman

I had the pleasure of taking Michael’s phone training seminar and am so very glad that I did.

The information he presented, the sales style he has adopted and his incredible energy provided me with new tools to use that will certainly allow me to exceed my sales goals for this year.

I would highly recommend everyone take Michael’s course, anyone who is interested in furthering their career and closing more sales.

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Julia Owens

I’ve participated in a lot of sales training in my time, and I can honestly say that Michael’s program has been the most helpful when it comes to selling on the phone.

Michael takes you through the entire process, and breaks it down in a very linear fashion.

This made it very easy to learn, and easy to mold into a script and process that is specific to my business.

I took his course with my entire sales staff, and his material will continue to be the basis of our weekly training sessions.

Thank you Michael.

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Eric Bell

Michael provides information that is truly and uniquely applicable for the sales professional.

I have attended web meetings and gained valuable ideas that are making a real difference for me, by producing actual results.

If you do not like cold calling or are reluctant to do so, start with Michael Pedone, it will change your life.

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

David Tyner

I would highly recommend Michael’s inside sales training to anyone looking to grow business with current clients and those looking for new business.

Meghan Dorman


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Gerhard Gschwandtner
Founder and CEO of Selling Power Magazine

I had the great pleasure of working with Michael Pedone for many years. His talent and consummate professionalism made him stand out among our 200+ employees. He has great marketing, sales and entrepreneurial savvy and I would recommend him without reservation to anyone in need of his services.

Mike Kaplan

Michael Pedone ( has been a tremendous help to me in analyzing and accessing best practices for outside sales initiatives.

Following Michael’s step-by-step “how to’s” will definitely increase sales, returned calls and overcoming objections.

Michael loves what he does and it comes through with his upbeat style and genuine interest in helping his clients succeed!

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Renae Dabney

I attended Michael’s online sales training to improve my outbound call results.

Although I have 18 years of sales experience, including 6 years of inside sales, every class provide new insight, helpful new techniques, and useful tools. I saw an improvement in my productivity from the first class. Definitely worth the price as well as the time.

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Kathleen Renn

SalesBuzz training is proving to be a very valuable tool already and I haven’t even finished his cold calling course yet!

The techniques are simple, straightforward and honest. I’m getting decision makers with minimal effort – just by asking the right question the right way. Thanks Michael.

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value

Renée Ouellette-Annis

Michael Pedone’s live and on demand Salesbuzz training sessions have been an invaluable tool to me and my sales team. The training content is very in depth, but easy to grasp, so you can began using what you have learned immediately following the session.

Drew Allen


I’ve been in sales for over 18 years. I was at a point where my team needed to hear from a sales expert. Bringing on to teach phone sales techniques was something I was skeptical about doing at first.

Taking an online course felt really impersonal to me. I was afraid I’d miss the in-person interaction. What I found, though, was that the format was incredibly interactive and very beneficial. Michael was able to teach my inside sales team techniques I’d never considered before. Just after day one, I noticed an increase in sales. Sales Buzz’s training method really does work!

Matthew J. Brosious / CEO /


Michael, as a student, you had the best questions and had the ability to adapt and evolve in any sales situation. As a sales guru, your training is spot on especially in today’s ever changing environment. I love how your techniques don’t appear “salesy”. Use of info is knowledge. Use of knowledge is wisdom. Your sales training wisdom is unmatched.

Kit Jeerapaet

Thank you for teaching this sales course! I got in early and made some of my calls to allow time for review of your material and listen to the webinar on-demand. I appreciate your feedback and your obvious dedication to your work at

I look forward to mastering the material that you present because it seems to be a lot easier than Tom Hopkins or Steven Schiffman, although each has their advantages.

Thank you for your kind explanation to my answer on “close on product concept.” I look forward to your class next Tuesday!

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, On Time

Michael Potts

If you are looking for a true Sales Guru, then look no further than Michael Pedone. He is the real deal.

I have taken many sales courses before, and have spoken to many so-called Sales experts. Michael cuts through all the clutter and fluff, and gets right to the heart of what works and what doesn’t work for Sales.

And he truly cares about his clients – he routinely takes time outside of his busy schedule to counsel me and my business without asking for a penny in return. That’s just the kind of person he is.

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Andrew Greenberg

SalesBuzz is the real deal! Michael Pedone doesn’t just go over the same material you’d find in any bookstore, he gets into conversational specifics. His technique can be incorporated into anyone’s sales style.

Michael’s easy and comprehensive tools will yield immediate results. If you apply what he teaches, you will close more deals – no question!

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, On Time

Andrew Henry

I have been in sales 15 years and accept that things that worked 5 years ago are just not working today. Your explanations of the principles place new light on new ways to approach everyday selling.

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative

Cindy Theis

As a participant in Michael’s eight-week online sales training, each week brought more insight and logic to the process.

From the very first class, our team began making changes in conversations with prospects and clients.

This training is terrific for the novice AND experienced inside sales professional! It’s clear, concise, and just makes sense.

Highly recommend Michael and his company, SalesBuzz, to anyone who is serious about growing his or her business!

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value

Rita Crowder

Michael delivers the formula for a better sales process. I recommend him for any Salesperson or Sales Team. His course can have a positive impact for all experience levels.

Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, Creative

Marc Tedeschi

I attended the 8 week Phone Skills Sales webinar with Michael and found it to be very helpful and definitely worth my time and money. The first and last webinars alone were worth my investment as they had such great ideas to help me in my own professional development as an account manager and TOP sales leader. Thanks Michael!

Top qualities: Good Value, On Time, Creative

Tina Altman

I was a bit hesitant to exchange my own personal money for Michael’s 8 week course, but what I gained from the experience completely outweighs the shelling out of some cash!

I can use what Michael has given me from the get-go ranging to cold calling, to B2B presentations, and opportunities to close a sale all with his program. Templates, examples, game-plan, & sales strategies are already given to you in pdf format—-which eliminates the hard part, all you have to do is apply it!

I highly recommend Michael for a sales coach, it was worth every penny and I will be using his approaches for a long time.

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value

Jared Head

I can’t recall the last time I looked forward to training as much as I did this session. If you are considering taking steps to improve the skills of yourself or your team, I highly recommend that you hire Michael without delay.

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative

Ed Burgdorf

Thank you for the help on the opener. I’ve had great success with it. I look forward to the training tomorrow morning.

Sarah Bundrum

Michael, The meeting was excellent. You presented the material in a straight forward manner. It was easy to follow along. I look forward to the next meeting.

Lenny Manna

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