Stephanie Whittaker Special to The Montreal Gazette

Each weekday morning, Annie Thurn spends an hour telephoning people she’s never met and asks them whether they’d like to sell their homes. Often, she gets lucky when one of the respondents says “yes.” Saying “yes” to Annie Thurn wouldn’t be difficult. She’s personable and polite and has honed her telephone skills so that they’re furthering her business as a …

Hey! Let's Get Going Is… Waking Up Montreal

For Marcie Balaban, founder and president of Let’s Get Going, there is always a new horizon to strive towards, new goals to meet and new people to help through the motivational sales skills she has honed to a razor-sharp level since her first job in the garment industry in 1980. “It was on my first job that I learned quickly …

Entrepreneur Loves an Audience – The Canadian Jewish News

MONTREAL — Actor Ben Balaban unwittingly served as the catalyst in launching his daughter’s career as a motivational sales analyst. The seed was planted 24 years ago when Marcie Balaban was mesmerized by her father’s performance in a Yiddish production at Place des Arts. “I knew then and there that I too, wanted to interact with an audience,” says Balaban …