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My mission in life is help professionals get better connected to the people, opportunities, and ideas they need to grow themselves, their brand, and their business.

We all deserve all the fun, joy, and bliss we can tolerate. I'll help you find more of it in your every day. Want to learn more?

ABOUT TryBean

Speaking, Coaching, Training, Oh My!


Hi, I’m Terry Bean. Consider me your guide to business growth. I
deliver goodness as a coach, consultant, keynote presenter, and trainer. Known for my inspiredutaining style, I delight clients and audiences while helping them grow as a person, a business and a brand. Enjoy your stay on my site and reach out anytime.

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Why Finding Harmony Matters

Casting a Positive Stone

Folks would tell you that I'm a dynamic present. My goal is to be "inspiredutaining". Your audience will learn new tips and tricks, laugh while doing so, and be ready to take on the world. Bean's unique gifts include delivering complex information in an accessible way and making mundane information funformative.

The majority of my 30+ presentations fall under the categories of: Communication, Mindset, or Relationship Building. Often times, they include all 3. And I'm always happy to build a customized presentation for your unique needs.


Your Audience Deserves a Presenter Who Will Knock Them Awake, Aware, and Ready to Take Action.

WHAT WE OFFER

What Does Terry Bean Do?

Coaching

Therapist. Wish Granter. Strategist. Clearer of chaos. Best friend 4 hire. All in, ALL the time. Executives have never had a friend like me...

Training

If you are seeking to level up your team in the areas of Communication, Leadership, Biz Dev, and more, we should chat.

Behavioral Assessments

I recently became a certified guide with Behavioral Elements. This powerful tool helps you understand what drives behavior.

Group Coaching

The group coaching project that is happening now is all about landing on a TEDx stage. If you've dreamed of stepping on the red dot, this could be for you.

Courses

Love that when I wrote this page three months ago, I said courses on coming soon. You can get to the Networking Mastery or TEDx courses above. Or check out the Prime Mover Playbook.

TEDxDetroit

Over the past 15 years we've put on 15 spectacular events. You can bet number 16 in 2024 will be equally aamazing.

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Be Connected - A Great Book on Networking

November 19, 20183 min read


Few things are as important* AND misunderstood** in the world of business as Networking is. Even the name is confusing. Are we talking about stringing a bunch of computers together? No. We’re not. And while a bunch of computers strung together now support the largest social networks, it’s still really not the same thing. We are talking about Business Networking. Which I would prefer we re-named “Relationship Marketing” or even better, “magNETworking“, but that’s a different rant.

Networking offers businesses the ability to grow. Often times this can happen with little to no investment outside of time (it’s a trap…networking can take up sooooo much of your most valuable commodity if not done properly). And while a lot of people partake in this activity, it dawned on me that very few do it well. I mean really well. Like at the level EVERYONE would be happy to network with them. Why is that?

That’s because we weren’t taught how to network effectively. And more importantly, the skills that really excellent networkers use aren’t mainstream.  So I wrote a book. One that covers the things that anyone who will ever be networking will find of value. In fact it helps you network in situations that aren’t even about networking. Why? Because when done properly, networking can happen anywhere you are whenever you’re there. 

The book is broken down into 5 main sections:

  1. The reasons why networking works…consider this the Universe’s relationship to networking. Yeah, it’s a little LOA, but so is life.

  2. What you need to do before Networking. This really gives you the game plan that helps you spend your time wisely.

  3. What to do at an actual event. Let’s face it, there are a LOT of ways to screw this up. This book helps you not do that.

  4.  How to network online. It’s more about the how and why then what tools you use. The tools may change, the how and why won’t.

  5. What to do after the networking. This is really just about the importance of follow up. It gives plenty of suggestions for how to make sure you stay top of mind.

Each section has anywhere from 12-25 entries and the longest entry is about a page and a half. It’s a quick read and is jammed full of strategies that you can implement and master immediately.  This is also a great gift for anyone starting a business or entering the work force too.

You can pick up your copy of “Be Connected” here on Amazon. Or you can get a signed copy sent to you if you order from this site.

On the off chance I need to defend the importance of networking*, here goes: Ask 10 business owners: “what’s the best form of advertising?” and they will ALL tell you “word of mouth”. Not to suggest networking is merely word of mouth, but that is certainly one very positive outcome of it. If I need to sell you on the idea that it’s misunderstood**, well, just go to your local chamber mixer or read through your Facebook timeline only focused on business development looking posts. Good. I feel like we got that out of the way.

 

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Be Connected - My First Book

Networking

Networking, often confused and misunderstood, is crucial in the business world, but it's not about linking computers; it's about connecting people. The author proposes rebranding it as "Relationship Marketing" or "magNETworking". Networking enables business growth with minimal investment but requires effective execution. Many engage in networking, yet few excel at it. This gap is attributed to a lack of proper networking education and the non-mainstream nature of the skills involved. To address this, the author wrote a book divided into five sections: the principles of networking, pre-networking preparation, conduct at events, online networking strategies, and post-networking follow-up. The book, titled "Be Connected", is a concise guide filled with strategies for effective networking. It's ideal for those starting a business or entering the workforce, available on Amazon and in person from the author. The importance of networking is likened to 'word of mouth' advertising, a powerful tool in business, yet often overlooked or misunderstood.

Finding Harmony... My 2nd book

Mindset

The book "Finding Harmony," which originated from a series of essays written by Terry Bean for his daughter, who faced school trauma. Recognizing the wider benefit of these writings, Bean, with the help of writer Alexandra Borzo, expanded the work into a full book. "Finding Harmony" offers 32 lessons and activities aimed at addressing stress, anxiety, and other emotional challenges by refocusing on what matters most. It guides readers through dealing with root causes, past traumas, and recognizing triggers, aiming to change habitual focus and offering a new perspective on life. The book also includes a companion workbook with exercises to internalize learning. The authors aim to guide readers on a journey of self-discovery and healing, offering a signed copy of the book through their website.

Find What Drives Your Behavior

Assessment

Behavioral Elements is a new way to look at the primary and secondary drivers of human behavior. There is a fully functional assessment that will provide you great insights that you can use for you, your teammates at work and your partner at home.

Once we understand what is driving the behavior we learn how to behave more intelligently.

In addition, we learn how to better understand and deal with others too.

Testimonials

“I worked with Terry to publicize my book and to be a TEDx speaker. He was masterful in helping me get crystal clear on my message and give a powerful delivery. He quite brilliantly crafted my talk with me and connected me with the just the right people. Terry will inspire you, nurture you and connect you! I plan on working with him as a rabbi, author and speaker for years to come. He is absolutely the BEST!”

-Rabbi Tamara Kolton, Ph.D.

"Terry is a difference maker for people. He is a leader that really cares about others and helping improve their lives. He does a fantastic job developing, coaching and leading others. I highly recommend him to other business owners. His true expertise is public speaking and he does a brilliant job engaging his audience because he has passion about his topic.”

– Jeff Clatterbaugh Independent Bank

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