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John Ruhlin

The Art of Making Things Happen (Bluefishing) Steve Sims

John Ruhlin will tell you, “how you love and treat people will open more doors than you can imagine.” In fact, one gifting experience (Brooks Brother experiment) has opened more doors than $10 Million in advertising could ever do. After applying principles of generosity learned from “Attorney Paul,” John started selling the largest deals in Cutco history out of 1.5 million other reps and distributors. Yes. 1.5 million. Not only was he gifting knives but he was being asked to speak on stages around the country to teach sales and marketing teams how to build relationships in unconventional ways. Simple but powerful things like focusing your care on the executive’s spouse, the assistant, and kids. Ruhlin Group started in 2000 and quickly broadened gifting options and strategies, but many of the original principles never changed. Knowing how and when to give gifts is just as important as what to gift. These “minor” details and expert knowledge have been tested and proven over a decade to bring a guaranteed “wow” to any industry from financial services to manufacturing widgets. Today John and his team have created gift packages for some of the largest companies and pro sports teams in the world, but their mission and heart is to serve and take relationships for mid-sized, privately owned businesses to a new level using their Proven Process. After spending a long time deliberating on things like is self publishing a book a good idea, John decided to write a book that would share his ideology and the way he works in his industry to reach new levels of success. But sure to check out John’s new book, Giftology here: giftologybook.com

33mins

29 Nov 2022

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#362 Enhancing Your Client Experience For The Holidays (feat. John Ruhlin -Giftology)

Contractor Growth Network

In the world of sales, the ability to build relationships will decide whether your business will prosper over the long term or sink like the Titanic. Today, John Ruhlin is walking Logan through his book, Giftology, and all things gifting for clients. The simple truth is that if you can take care of the family in your business, everything else will work itself out. Imagine if your ideal client thought of you every day for the next ten years. What would that be worth to you? In this episode, we talk about… John’s journey to where he is right now How gifting made John Cutco’s number 1 seller of all time Getting people into the mindset that gifting is a lifestyle, not a weapon Negative branding by sending the wrong gift Justifying an incredibly high gifting bill Making your gift representative of the value of your relationship Learning to acknowledge the value of others’ time Importance of how you gift vs. what you gift Making a huge impact with a smaller budget Visit our website: contractorgrowthnetwork.com 

36mins

21 Nov 2022

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Ep 172 - The Art of Gift Giving with John Ruhlin

What's Next with Eric Wood

John Ruhlin is the founder of The Ruhlin Group, a gift logistics company that helps clients like the Chicago Cubs, Wells Fargo, Caesar’s Entertainment, Miami Dolphins, Morgan Stanley, and The John Maxwell Company execute year-round gifting strategies. John’s unique approach to relationships led him to become the #1 salesman for a $250 Million direct sales company by the time he was 23 (out of 1.5 Million reps). He now speaks widely about strategic gifting and relationship building and helps CEOs and sales teams drive referrals and open doors to elusive decision makers. John is an author of the book "Giftology," how you can reach relationship retention and growth through constant gratitude. Today on the show, Eric and John get into several different topics, including: (2:30-11:05) - Career journey. John's pivot into the business world (11:05-13:20) - Take care of the family (13:20-19:45) - Keep showing up (19:45-24:25) - How to approach big business. Gift giving from professional sports franchises (24:25-32:15) - Personalized gift ideas (32:15-39:10) - Family gift expectations. Morning routine. And much more. Rate, review and subscribe to the show today! Preorder Eric's new book "Tackle What's Next" today: https://ericwoodmedia.com/book/ For more information about out sponsors today: https://papsjerky.com/

48mins

28 Sep 2022

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Episode 105: Gift·ology with John Ruhlin to Gain Clients For Life

Club Capital Leadership Podcast

How many of you have given away a pen with your logo on it?  You’ve definitely gotten one from a business before!  Today’s guest challenges the idea of swag in favor of gifts.  John Ruhlin, author of Gift·ology, joins Bradley to discuss how to develop client relationships based on likeability and trust.While becoming the #1 performer out of 1.5 million sales reps for one of the world’s most recognizable brands, John developed a system of using generosity to gain access to elite clients and generate thousands of referrals. This system is founded on the principle that through giving to clients, you will be able to generate customers who not only stay but also refer more business to you.John and his firm now help automate this gifting process for individuals and organizations like UBS, Raymond James, DR Horton, Keller Williams, the Chicago Cubs, and Caesar’s Palace. John and the Gift·ology team can help any individual turn their clients into their own personal sales force to drive exponential growth.You can learn more about John and his firm, as well as the principles of Gift·ology when you visit https://giftologygroup.com/start-here/

33mins

25 Apr 2022

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108: Give to Get with John Ruhlin

The Business of Meetings

Today, we are happy to be speaking with the legendary John Ruhlin! John is the founder of Giftology, and he is full of energy and great ideas! In this episode, John tells his fascinating story and talks about how he created Giftology. He explains how he developed the understanding of giving personal gifts and shares his best marketing and sales referral tool. He also discusses why you should focus on your inner circle and why he wrote the book Giftology. We hope you enjoy listening to today's enlightening conversation with John Ruhlin! JOHN RUHLIN BIO:  John Ruhlin is the world’s leading authority in maximizing customer loyalty through radical generosity. He is the founder and author of Gift·ology and has been featured in Fox News, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc, and the New York Times. While becoming the #1 performer out of 1.5 million sales reps for one of the world’s most recognizable brands, John developed a system of using generosity to gain access to elite clients and generate thousands of referrals. He and his firm now help automate this process for individuals and organizations like UBS, Raymond James, DR Horton, Keller Williams, the Chicago Cubs, and Caesar’s Palace. John and the Gift·ology team can help any individual turn their clients into their own personal sales force to drive exponential growth. John’s story John grew up in a modest family on a farm in a small town in Ohio. He learned, early on, that if he wanted something, he had to work for it. John did very well at school and wanted to become a doctor or a chiropractor. But his life and plans changed after he started dating a girl whose father, Paul, was a generous rain-making attorney. Mentorship Paul showed up in unusual ways for his relationships. That inspired John to want to be just like him at sixty. John was interning with Cutco, selling knives to pay for med school. He was not good at selling, and after he pitched to Paul, Paul offered to help him hit his goals.  Relationships Paul taught John that everything boiled down to relationships. Paul explained that if you take care of the family in business, everything else takes care of itself. That struck a chord with John. He started to mimic Paul in his relationships and sent some expensive knives to some CEOs he wanted to meet with as gifts. After pitching the CEO of a large insurance company, John walked out with an order for 1,000 knife sets! Number 1 distributer Cutco has worked with about 2,000,000 sales reps over 70 years. John became their number one distributor in the entire global history of the company by using the idea of giftology!  Giftology Giftology is about building relationships. If you want referrals, deal flow, or employee retention, you need to inspire people to want to advocate on your behalf. The best marketing sales referral tool  John learned early on that if you go all-in and show something in your relationships, it will come back to you a hundred-fold. He found it one of the best marketing sales referral tools on the planet!  All over the world John now owns a consulting agency that teaches people how to do giftology. He also writes books and speaks about it all over the world.  The core of his business The core of John’s business is teaching people how to love relationships thoughtfully and at scale, while moving people emotionally. What John discovered about gifts  John discovered that it does not help to send people a gift with your logo on it. It is better to send them something personal with their name on it.  A recipe for building relationships John noticed that there was a recipe for building relationships with giftology. For it to work, you have to follow the recipe to the letter because every tiny detail and every intention counts. We were designed to want to reciprocate and do nice things for people who do things for us with no strings attached. Kindness, generosity, and love Everyone wants to be appreciated, acknowledged, and loved. The companies crushing it all lead with kindness, generosity, and love. They care for their employees and clients and invest in them. The inner-circle John believes that the inner circle matters just as much as the person writing the checks because those people influence the decisions. A six-figure deal John closed a six-figure deal with a basketball team because he treated the inner circle the same as he treated the CEO.  Event planners John treats event planners like gold because they have gone out of their way at times to become sales reps for his brand.  Show up repetitively and consistently When you move from being passively loyal to being actively loyal and show up repetitively and consistently for a relationship because you want to, not because you have to, the relationship will flourish. John’s book, Giftology John wrote the book to spread the idea of giftology to others. He also wanted to drive credibility, have a global impact, and be the first one in the leadership space to talk about using gratitude and generosity to grow relationships and revenue. He has sold 110,000 copies in the last six years, and it changed everything for him! Covid Covid has shifted the priorities of many, but humans still need to connect. So although Covid made John realize that he can have an impact from afar, he still enjoys appearing on a big stage once or twice a month, shaking hands with people, and signing books. Connect with Eric On LinkedIn On Facebook On Instagram On Website Connect with John Ruhlin On LinkedIn Books mentioned: Giftology: The Art and Science of Using Gifts to Cut Through the Noise, Increase Referrals, and Strengthen Client Retention, by John Ruhlin Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook, by Gary Vaynerchuk Save Your Asks: Evolve Your Networking Currencies. Grow Your Influence. Triple Your Business, by Chris Tuff

32mins

5 Apr 2022

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Do You Give or Manipulate? with John Ruhlin

The Undefeated Marketing Podcast

In episode 25 of the Undefeated Marketing Podcast, John Ruhlin, founder and author of Gift·ology, joins Phillip to discuss authentic gift giving and how it can transform your business.   John is the ultimate giver and explains how his mentor (and ex-girlfriends dad) taught him the importance of relationships and giving meaningful gifts. It became the foundation of his sales as a Cutco sales rep – and he is now the #1 sales rep out of 2 million.  *Build out a list of your essential relationships and listen closely to John’s awesome examples and how he works with business owners to grow their network through authentic gift-giving.  To close the episode, Phillip and John give their UNDEFEATED MARKETING TIP OF THE WEEK. Phillip explains the marketing tactic you need to get started on ASAP – “over-the-top marketing (streaming services). John gives an awesome, personalized gift suggestion (that ties into one of Phillip’s all-time favorite tips). You will not want to miss this week’s tips! Have a tip that you think listeners could benefit from to change their marketing today? Send it in to ps@phillipstutts.com and you might make it on the air.  Want to grow your business by over 50%? Get your FREE Customer (or Client) Data Assessment at www.phillipstutts.com/insights/ About the Guest:  John Ruhlin is the world’s leading authority in maximizing customer loyalty through radical generosity. He is the founder and author of Gift·ology and has been featured in Fox News, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc and New York Times. While becoming the #1 performer out of 2 million sales reps for one of the world’s most recognizable brands, John developed a system of using generosity to gain access to elite clients and generate thousands of referrals. He and his firm now help automate this process for individuals and organizations like UBS, Raymond James, DR Horton, Keller Williams, the Chicago Cubs, and Caesar’s Palace. John and the Gift·ology team can help any individual turn their clients into their own personal sales force to drive exponential growth. HERE is a link for more GIFTOLOGY content to podcast listeners: www.giftologysystem.com Follow John:  Website: https://johnruhlin.com/ Giftology Group: https://giftologygroup.com/ruhlingroup/ Facebook: @johnruhlinjr Instagram: @johnruhlin Twitter: @ruhlin LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnruhlin/ About the Host: Phillip Stutts: Contributing to over 1,535 election victories, three U.S. Presidential victories, and working with multiple Fortune 200 companies, best-selling author Phillip Stutts plays the game of political and corporate marketing on the highest level. Phillip’s win-or-die mentality makes him a powerhouse when building research-backed marketing strategies with multi-billion-dollar budgets, battling it out with fierce competitors, and achieving maximum ROI results. He is the Founder/Executive Chairman of Go Big Media (a political marketing ad firm), CEO of Win Big Media (his corporate marketing agency), and a best-selling author that shares his marketing secrets with the world in his two books, Fire The Now(2018) and The Undefeated Marketing System(2021). Follow Phillip:  Website: www.phillipstutts.com Instagram: @phillipstutts Facebook:@ceophillipstutts LinkedIn: Phillip Stutts Twitter: @phillipstutts Resource: The Undefeated Marketing System – How to Grow Your Business and Build Your Audience Using the Secret Formula That Elects Presidents (2021) Thanks for listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcastIf you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device.Leave us an iTunes reviewRatings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes. The post Do You Give or Manipulate? with John Ruhlin appeared first on Phillip Stutts.

45mins

30 Mar 2022

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Our 300th Episode -Spotlights John Ruhlin whose book on “Gift-ology” is empowering millions worldwide

Grogan's Bully Proof

Our 300th Episode – Spotlights  John Ruhlin, Entrepreneur, Speaker & Author of the amazingly successful book “Gift-ology” The art & science of gifts to cut through the noise, increase referrals & strengthen retention. He’s spoken and delivered his Gift-ology messages to millions worldwide and has shared the stage & received endorsements from greats like; Tim Tebow, Jeffrey Gitomer, Darren Hardy & Lewis Howes, Shep Hyken. – Just to name a few. He will tell you, “how you love and treat people will open more doors than you can imagine.” His team have created gift packages for some of the largest companies and pro sports teams in the world, but their mission and heart is to serve and take relationships for mid-sized, privately owned businesses to a new level. He is a father to 4 amazing daughters, husband to an incredible wife, a faithful Christian and most importantly, just an overall great guy. I’m blessed to call him a friend and grateful to have him on our 300th episode. Listen in & bring your questions for another empowering Grogan’s Bully Proof & Kickin’Life Podcast. Listen in to all the remarkable stories, wisdom & insights. The Grogan’s Bully Proof Podcast is where Bully Proof & Self-Defense Expert Master Rich Grogan shares priceless wisdom on how to become your best. Listen and share these valuable insights with your kids, families & friends. Each show has something very special to offer; while still focusing on our one central theme, of working together to make our society a happier, healthier & safer place to live by empowering parents, kids, teens & adults with hope and the confidence to believe in themselves to stand out in the crowd and stand up to any bully they face, both real & in their mind. You’re now on your way to becoming Bully Proof & Living your best Kickin’Life. Stay connected with us and be empowered daily with our posts & videos:www.facebook.com/grogansbullyproof/www.instagram.com/grogansbullyproof/www.youtube.com/grogansbullyproof https://www.facebook.com/grogansmartialarts  #GrogansBullyProof #KickinLife #GrogansMartialArts  #BullyProof #Courage #Confidence #Hope #Faith #Christian #BullyProof #Bullying #Parents #Kids #Teens #Adults #Love #Live #Life #RightHookOfReality #Success #Happiness #Health #Wellness #Fitness #SquarePegRoundHole #GodBless Share, Subscribe & Download and follow us on Facebook: @Kickin’Life with Master Grogan. Be sure to subscribe, download & share with others to help make our society a happier, healthier & safer place to live. The post Our 300th Episode -Spotlights John Ruhlin whose book on “Gift-ology” is empowering millions worldwide appeared first on KickinLife with Master Rich Grogan.

41mins

21 Feb 2022

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John Ruhlin—How to Grow Your Revenue By Giving Incredible Gifts (Literally)

Good Money with Derrick Kinney

Let’s be honest: Gift giving is hard. Especially when it comes to your employees, co-workers and prospective clients. But, when giving a gift is done right, it can create lasting business relationships, a steady stream of referrals, and win the hearts and minds of anyone. My guest today, John Ruhlin, is going to tell you exactly what gifts to give and how to give them. In the next 30 minutes, you’re going to learn the biggest mistakes people make when giving gifts, why nobody wants to receive something with your logo on it, and the reason you should be sending gifts to their spouses.  Pre-order my new book now: GoodMoneyRevolutionBook.com Follow Derrick on Instagram for daily money tips! https://www.instagram.com/derricktkinney/

31mins

31 Jan 2022

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John Ruhlin | How to Maximize Your Gift Giving

The Art of Charm

In today’s episode, we cover the art of gift giving with John Ruhlin. John Ruhlin is the founder and CEO of Ruhlin Group, the master of building businesses by giving gifts, and the author of Giftology: The Art and Science of Using Gifts to Cut Through the Noise, Increase Referrals, and Strengthen Retention. Giving the right gift can radically strengthen any personal or business relationship, but what questions should you ask when thinking about the right gift for someone, what gifts should you avoid at all cost, and when is the right time to give a gift? What to Listen For Introduction – 0:00 Who do people often overlook when it comes to building and maintaining relationships? What can you do to make gift giving feel less like a transaction and more like a natural part of relationship building? How can you make gift giving a game changer for all of your personal and professional relationships? The secret to giving gifts that change your life – 13:17 How much money should you set aside for giving gifts every year and why do you need to plan for it? What is the ultimate recipe for gift giving and what should you think about when giving gifts? Examples of business changing gifts – 26:23 What crucial questions should you think about when personalizing a gift for someone? How should you start giving gifts if it’s not something you’re used to doing? What types of gifts should you never send? Tips for personal gift giving – 45:36 What gifts can you give to deepen your personal relationships? The right gift can change someone’s life and create a memory that will last forever. But how can you figure out what that gift might be? For one, it must be meaningful to the receiver, and what things in a person’s life are likely to be the most meaningful? In many cases, it’s our values and our families, so think about how you might personalize an item that person uses or sees everyday and incorporate something related to their values or family. An example? How about a knife set in which each knife is engraved with a different favorite quote of theirs. A Word From Our Sponsors Do you LOVE the toolbox episodes? Did you know that every week we give a LIVE mini-toolbox lesson inside our Private Facebook Group? Best of all it is FREE to join. Join today and get access to all of our live training and level up your communication, leadership, influence and persuasion skills. With 14,000 members it’s a great place to network, learn and overcome any obstacle that’s in your way. Did you know that you can get the whole Art of Charm catalogue when you subscribe to Stitcher Premium using our link? That’s 15 years of podcasts featuring expert guests and toolbox episodes! Sign up today and use Code “CHARM” to get a free month! Resources from this Episode The Top 10 Gifts You Should NEVER Give John Ruhlin’s website Giftology website Giftology: The Art and Science of Using Gifts to Cut Through the Noise, Increase Referrals, and Strengthen Retention by Josh Ruhlin Check in with AJ and Johnny! AJ on Instagram Johnny on Instagram The Art of Charm on Instagram The Art of Charm on YouTube

59mins

20 Dec 2021

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John Ruhlin. How to Give the BEST Gift. Episode 428 with The Real Brad Lea (TRBL)

Dropping Bombs

John will tell you, “How you love and treat people will open more doors than you can imagine.” In fact, one gifting experience (Brooks Brother experiment) has opened more doors than $10 Million in advertising could ever do. After applying principles of generosity learned from “Attorney Paul,” John started selling the largest deals in Cutco history out of 1.5 million other reps and distributors. Yes. 1.5 million. Not only was he gifting knives, but he was being asked to speak on stages around the country to teach sales and marketing teams how to build relationships in unconventional ways.Today John and his team have created gift packages for some of the largest companies and pro sports teams in the world, but their mission and heart is to serve and take relationships for mid-sized, privately owned businesses to a new level using their Proven Process. In this episode, John and Brad discuss how to give the BEST gift and the steps it takes to do it right and perfect each time. 00:00 Intro 03:56 Logos 07:38 “Swag doesn’t work with people who you want to really remember you.” - John Ruhlin 11:00 Proactive gifting is when you listen for an opportunity 15:25 “Return on relationship destroys ROI.” - John Ruhlin 18:02 John’s book, Gift-o-logy 20:00 Cutco 23:30 “Show up for people without an ask.”- John Ruhlin 25:00 Shout out to the #BOMBSQUAD 30:22 The worst gifts to give 35:00 “Show up in uncommon ways for people.” - John Ruhlin 37:35 Go to https://www.giftologygroup.com 44:38 Have a plan 50:36 Spend your money right 52:07 How John got into it 59:32 Hire John! Go to https://www.johnruhlin.com 01:03:40 Bomb: Don’t give the gift in person 01:05:26 “When you give gifts with strings attached, it generally does not work.” - John Ruhlin 01:06:05 Bomb: Every business rises and falls based on the investment in your relationships 01:08:00 Humorous gifts 01:10:00 How you know when people are in your corner

1hr 11mins

2 Dec 2021

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