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Simon Leslie
Founder and CEO of Ink

Opportunities are everywhere. You’ve just got to be awake, aware, and available — and then you grab them when other people are sleeping.

Simon Leslie — Founder and CEO of Ink — joins Connor to reflect upon the massive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on his business and the strategies he employed to maintain team engagement and rebuild the company in the wake of substantial losses. Learn about the value of pitching a compelling story, both to inspire others and to capitalize on available opportunities.

Key Takeaways

  • Maintaining a positive, healthy, and optimistic company culture can ease the demoralizing effects of a global crisis.
  • Being a conscious observer and a keen listener will maximize the numerous opportunities around you.
  • Genuine, positive relationships are key to success, fulfillment, and happiness, both in life and in business.

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Simon Leslie is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ink, the world’s leading travel media company, working with the largest travel media brands and airlines worldwide and engaging over 1 billion travelers. He is also the author of There Is No F in Sales, Equanimity: The Diary of a CEO in Crisis, and White Belt Thinking.

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Connor Dube is Chief Marketing Officer at Proven Content, an industry leader in B2B social selling and content strategy, Co-Founder of the Mile High Mentors Podcast, and Founder of B2B Mentors. Building his first business at seven, he’s gone on to create multiple companies and supporting his clients approaches to adding multiple 8-figures to their sales pipeline with his innovative approach to Social Selling. As a current leader in sales and marketing strategy for complex industries, Connor’s been featured in top podcasts, resources, and stages, including MSU Denver’s current sales and marketing curriculum.

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