Broker Battle Finds a Champion
At the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, thousands of viewers packed a hall to witness the first ever Broker Battle™ at deBanked CONNECT. After the rules of the competition were explained, six broker contestants waited eagerly for their turn to face four judges and with that a chance to win a grand prize of $5,000. Their goal? Choose from one of three pre-defined sales scenarios and show off their knowledge and abilities to the judges. Here’s what happened:
The Broker Battle was introduced
Broker Battle judge Daniel Dames (Bitty Advance) held up a Title belt
Irving Betesh (Advance Funds Network) had the distinction of going first. He came prepared!
The contestants continued one by one alphabetically by last name
The conversational role playing on the stage covered the gamut, ranging from explaining APRs and contract terminology to diagnosing customer needs or trying to earn a customer’s business. Below, judges Jared Weitz (United Capital Source) and Cheryl Tibbs (Equipment LeaseCo Inc) listen in to a contestant’s pitch.
Mike Brooks (Best Connect Capital) came in with his own style
Corey Digi (Lexington Capital Group) put up a strong showing
Stanley Mitchell (CLM Financial) goes to work
Danielle Rivelli (United Capital Source) showed off her experience
Anthony Truglia (CapFront) made it known the competition wasn’t over yet
The judges had to add up their scores for each contestant to find out which TWO would make it into the final championship battle
Second from the right is judge Leo Vargas (Triton Recovery Group).
Anthony Truglia and Danielle Rivelli are declared the two finalists after racking up the highest scores
The final sales scenario is revealed!
Both contestants have to compete on stage at the same time! Oh my!
The contestants are sent offstage so the judges can deliberate
And the winner is…
deBanked would like to thank all of the amazing broker contestants for participating in something bold and brand new. Thank you to Anthony Truglia, Danielle Rivelli, Corey Digi, Irving Betesh, Stanley Mitchell, and Mike Brooks. Gratitude is also directed towards the judges for their efforts, Cheryl Tibbs, Daniel Dames, Jared Weitz, and Leo Vargas.
deBanked hopes that this competition inspires all brokers to become better, to further master their knowledge of available products, legal compliance, style, and confidence. A video highlight reel of the competition is in post-production.
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