Every week at Praxis, participants and alumni gather for Praxis Wednesdays, weekly group sessions designed to hone intellectual ability and build practical skills applicable to the professional world. These sessions cover everything from academic subjects — philosophy, history, and economics — to technical skills participants can use in their careers — such as writing, marketing, sales, communication, organization, and general business proficiency. Many weeks we’re joined by guest speakers, and other weeks we engage in open dialogue and debate.
This week, our guest speaker was Praxis alumnus Mitchell Broderick, who joined us for a round-table style discussion on his program experience.
About the Guest: Mitch is proud to be the first Praxis participant that Isaac sold from cold to closed, and in doing so, is the de facto first Praxis participant. He was partnered with an a marketing company in Charleston, SC called Advantage Media Group.
Mitch was in a junior sales role for his Praxis tenure and promoted to VP of Business Development the day Praxis ended. For the following 2 years, Mitch lead successful business professionals and entrepreneurs through consulting training, building “Authority” marketing plans with them. In his 3 years at Advantage, Mitch was responsible for roughly $3 million of revenue.
Last spring, Mitch departed his business partner to pursue two new passions: he joined a different startup marketing company as their Chief Sales Officer and he’s the drummer of his rock band, Typhon’s Fall.
In the call, Mitch covered:
- How he joined Praxis
- How he moved to Charleston for his apprenticeship
- How he was launched into sales at Advantage Media Group and handled sales calls with high-level entrepreneurs
- How he told his business partner that he didn’t think his position was valuable, that they should axe his position, and that he should be promoted to VP of Business Development (it worked).
- How he moved on to work at Platform Marketing
- What he learned in his experiences working in fast food that related to his startup experiences
- His philosophy on sales
Mitch, on his apprenticeship experience:
“It was fantastic — I was having conversations, at twenty years old, where I was speaking with entrepreneurs and owners of businesses to qualify them for our product.”