In my business and personal travels, I have been fortunate to see many wonderful parts of the world. One of the main reasons this privilege exists, among other liberties we enjoy in free societies, comes from the sacrifice of others.

My recent visit to the Normandy Coast of France, specifically to Utah and Omaha Beaches, Sainte-Mere Eglise, Pointe du Hoc and the American Cemetery at Normandy impacted me significantly. My Father served as a Medic in World War II, and while he was not part of the D Day invasion, he gave up a significant part of his life (during and after the war) for our shared freedom. It’s hard to find the accurate words to describe the courage and selflessness these people found to deliver us from pure tyranny; the will of goodness versus an evil power that would have literally changed the course of our world.

We all should contribute to freedom. Upcoming elections in France and the USA, and other democracies are one call to action. Another means to honor those who sacrificed is to neutralize bullies who overstep their bounds, breaking written and moral codes while limiting the voice and choice of others’ way of life. Too much of this exists now.

Let Freedom Ring. “Merci Beaucoup” or a “Thank You” is not enough-we all must act.

The Flannery Sales Systems team returns to Europe in June to deliver the customized AMP Workshop to a multinational customer in Brussels the week of June 17th. Tom Martin will join John to lead the Workshop to provide process, tools, selling skills and Coaching for immediate deployment to the field teams.

And in the week before (on June 13 and 14), John will be in Amsterdam to meet with prospects. If you are around and available for a coffee in either city, let us know and we will meet up.

You spent a lot of time building, delivering and coaching your commercial strategy for this year. And soon you’ll find out the results. To meet and exceed on a regular basis requires some fundamental execution. Click above to learn more.

This month I had the pleasure of visiting Columbia and Panama, my 59th and 60th countries. And also toured one of the modern marvels on this planet, The Panama Canal. Listen above for how this applies to sales success.

My travels for business and adventure continue, and I am pleased to be traveling to Cartagena, CO and Panama City, Panama from Feb 7 to Feb 16th.

Do you live in or near these exciting cities? Or who do you know that does who would enjoy a Global Sales conversation? I would welcome a chance to meet. You can message me below or reach me on WhatsApp at +1 858 518-7039

It’s always refreshing to understand the buying behaviors in the countries we travel and work in. This will be countries 20 and 21 for Flannery Sales Systems and 59 and 60 for me on a personal level.

John visits Ireland in this on the road again video and discussing topics for our upcoming newsletter including the 3 phases of the buyer’s journey, discovery map, meeting summary and evaluation timeline.


My latest travels took me on a personal getaway to unplug for a while and hit refresh. We all need to do this from time to time as a way to remain healthy and connected in all aspects of life. Listen in on the perspective shared from the Blue Spirit Retreat Center in Nosara, Costa Rica, a magical place indeed ( What are you doing to hit “refresh”?

Following two weeks in Europe delivering three Sales Process Workshops, I went to Marrakesh, Morocco to unwind and enjoy their amazing culture. While in the nearby Atlas Mountains, and in the thriving city, we kept hearing about the power of storytelling as a means of communication for centuries. Click on the video above to hear how storytelling transfers into sales success when pursuing new business and growing existing accounts. And click here to learn how to use this valuable tool.

From barbecue to the bullring, the FSS team traveled to two sister cities: Kansas City, Missouri and Sevilla, Spain to train 2 different clients on sales process in the Lab Equipment and Language Service Providers markets (we were also in Paris). What are the shared criteria for sales success on a global basis? Listen here for our customers’ perspectives.