An Afternoon With Dan Portik, Best Selling Author

It was a great honor to have Dan Portik as my special guest today on my podcast.



Dan has an amazing story how he connected with the world famous Tom Hopkins, Southern California's #1 Real Estate Agent and respected public speaker at Zig Ziglar events. Check out Dan at DanPortik.com



Dan was born in a rural area outside of Cleveland, Ohio. At an early age he found himself drawn to music and then later on in life added sales and marketing to his skill sets. As a Christian business owner for over 3 decades, Dan has had extensive experience in running successful marketing and video production companies



Over the years, Dan has sold millions of dollars in advertising/video production services and has worked with some of the largest companies in the world to help develop marketing elements that have garnered measurable results.



Recently, he has started to share his knowledge of sales, marketing and on-line negotiating through authoring and co-authoring a series of books. Some are currently published and several are in the works. Dan has also partnered with world renowned sales trainer Tom Hopkins to co-author the best-selling book on prospecting and selling with social media called Fill Your Funnel. In addition, his new book The Secret Online Door premieres on June 22nd, outlines in detail all the successful online techniques he has used over the years to reach and negotiate with almost anyone at any level of status. 



With Dan's first book, through his unique marketing techniques, he was able to reach out directly to Tom Hopkins, present and ultimately co-write a bestselling book with this world renowned author and sale trainer. Once completed, Dan used the same techniques to make the book a #1 best seller on Amazon in several categories in several countries as well as #2 in the US in several categories. Amazingly, Dan did this without ever writing a book before or knowing anything about publishing. Since then, he has written 2 additional books and one launching June 22nd call the Secret Online Door. http://www.thesecretdoorbook.com The new book launching next month outlines exactly how Dan did it and how anyone can reach and get want they want from almost anyone at any level online.



In addition, after the great recession of 2008, Dan found himself in a uniquely difficult situation with a law suit hanging over his head. Discouraged driving down the road one day he heard what seemed to be God telling him to stop as he saw a homeless man on the side of the road. Pulling over and crossing the street, he was nearly hit by a passing car. He felt this strong impression to reach in his pocket and give everything he had to help. As strange as it seems, Dan received a call from his attorney right away letting him know that the recent business threat literally went away. Coincidence? Or Divine Appointment?



As a result Dan got involved with CarePacksToYou.com



Can you help? We can all make a difference with simple basic practical gift packages for the homeless everywhere.



(For every $30 donated through GoFundMe, they can send you a care pack to give to someone in need (plus shipping, or available for pick up)



Sample pack:



  • Box of Crackers
  • Gloves
  • Warm socks
  • Hat
  • Spiral notebook
  • Pens
  • Breath mints
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Small window scraper
  • Spray deodorant
  • Mouthwash