Overall Ranking: 94/100
Price: From $5,000.
Owners: Grant Cardone
Who is Grant Cardone?
He is known, by his audience (which includes myself) as the best salesperson on planet earth! The guy is a genius and his mission is to share his knowledge with the world. Grant Cardone – Uncle G – is so determined to help you get your money right, that he has devoted ridiculous amounts of time to creating content and value that he will never be paid for. Grant has over 1500 videos on YouTube – and he hasn’t even monetised his channel – he doesn’t earn a penny from it.
His life mission is to help 7 billion people and he does everything in his power to do that.
Check out his website here.
What is Cardone University
Cardone University is, in essence, an online sales university.
If you are in sales, business, or pretty much life, and you don’t know who Grant Cardone is – Where have you been? Take a look at his YouTube channel to get to know him a little before you move on from here!
Cardone University uses Brad Lea’s Lightspeed VT platform. It is extremely easy to navigate and understand.
The platform has over 1100 videos to help you in all areas of your business.
The courses topics are:
- Handling Objections
- Personal Finances
- Basics of selling
- 100 ways to stay motivated
- Cold calling
- and much, much more!
Grant Cardone made this originally for large companies to train their salesforce. He had huge success with Cardone University, and so decided to open it up to individuals.
The courses are broken up into small, manageable chunks. All lessons are video, most being under 5 minutes. This makes it extremely easy to use and means that time should never be an issue.
Segments are titled and organised well, allowing salespeople to jump into the platform and find a solution to whichever problem they are faced with.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Easy to navigate/ find what you’re looking for.
- Massive amounts of content, with a wide variety of topics.
- Short video segments.
- Testing after each video – Forcing you to pay attention in each session.
- Extremely motivational.
- Proven track record of success.
- Regular updates/ additions.
- Weekly mastermind groups.
- Full access, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 52 weeks per year – with support!
- It’s expensive – for some. (I do believe the value provided far exceeds the cost)
- Grant Cardone might not be “your kind of person”
- Can’t really think of anymore negative points – to be honest, I had to really think to get the 2 I have!
Who is Cardone University For?
Cardone University is mainly targeted at sales people.I don’t just mean people with “Sales” on their business card. If you own your own business – you’re in sales – if you work on commission of any kind – you’re in sales. Hell, if you’re trying to convince your better half that you do indeed need a new car, you’d better be in sales because if you’re not selling – you’re being sold!
I am not a “professional salesman”. My business card reads – Senior Installer (Plumbing and Heating company that I own). But I learned a few years ago that I need to sell. I had never been trained to sell, never thought of learning to sell. In fact, the selling part, was the part of my business that I hated the most.
I was awkward, nervous and (to be honest) quite deceptive. Hiding my income in inflated material costs etc… All the things my previous bosses had taught me.
Honesty was something I learned from listening to Grant’s audiobooks and I swear it changed my business for ever!
I advertised my prices, came up with a simple pricing structure and committed to learning to sell.
I invested in books, audiobooks, read articles, watched countless videos on youtube – you name it, I did it. And it was all working.
I began to love selling, because Grant taught me that selling had to be about finding a solution to a customer’s’ problem. That excited me!
There came a point where I thought I’d learnt as much as I could from free videos and audiobooks. So I invested in Cardone University, when there was a lifetime access deal.
I am so glad I did. I watch between 4 and 6 segments every morning before I leave for work. Not only am I using my morning “coffee time” to educate myself, but it focusses me for the rest of the day and sets me up for more and more success!
Tools, Training and Technology
As I have said, Cardone University uses the Lightspeed VT platform.
It’s clean, laid out in a logical way and extremely easy to use.
The videos are short, which allows you to fit some training in no matter how much time you think you don’t have!
“Make Time, Not Excuses!” – Grant Cardone
You will be tested after each segment – not only does this ensure you focus on each video, it also makes sure you have taken everything you need to from the lesson.
I personally use my phone more than anything else and I have never experienced any issues with playback – I think this is really useful. You will have Grant’s training, 24/7, no matter where you are! You don’t even have to commit any real time to it – although I would recommend consistency. Consistency and persistence is key to success in anything!
The Best Part of Cardone University and My Personal Opinion
The sheer amount of content!
For me, there is a segment for whatever difficulty I am facing. Now, as somebody who’s main working activity is not selling, the main things for me have been – Motivation, Personal Finances, Basics of Selling and Follow-Up – I have also recently been looking at Customer Care and Prospecting.
As I have said, I am not a “salesman”. So my opinion may not be worth much to a seasoned sales vet.
I can’t compare Cardone University to other sales training platforms. I can’t really speak much about his sales techniques – but I can speak about my own personal experience and what I get from the platform.
I am a huge fan of Grant. He has some critics and some people don’t like how he acts at times – but the man knows how to sell and he knows how to make money.
He has achieved massive success and still he pushes, harder than ever – exactly the kind of person that an entrepreneur like myself needs to be following.
His material motivates me, its keeps me focussed and, just when I think I’ve got it, shows me when I’ve taken my foot off the gas and rested on my past successes.
I use Cardone University as a constant reminder of what I am striving for. I watch 4 – 6 segments every single morning – “if you don’t have always’ you’ll end up with nevers!” – Grant Cardone
On the content – I can say that I have learnt a hell of a lot about selling and the type of salesman that I am and want to be! My business is in the position that it is, has the processes that it has and is going where it is going, partly because of Grant Cardone. Off the top of my head I can say with absolute honesty, that I have closed deals worth atleast $70,000 in the past 2 years using Grant’s techniques (this isn’t total income, but sales where I used specific techniques and rebuttals that I learnt from Grant).
That may not seem like a huge amount to many people, but to me, it is huge!
Summarised View of Cardone University
Name – Cardone University
Owner – Grant Cardone
URL – http://cardoneuniversity.com/
Numbered from 0 – 100 (100 being absolutely quit your job fantastic, 0 being – get your computer checked for bugs if you’ve been anywhere near this “business'” website).
Price – 80/100
Support – 99/100
Training – 98/100
Tools – 95/100
Website – 96/100
OVERVIEW – 94/100
Thanks for reading. As always I really hope I’ve provided you with value – any comments, leave them below!
I’d love to know what you think of Cardone University!