Benjamin Schnau is a TV-Presenter, awards host and commercials actor based in London.
He is an expert on sales/personal development in tech industry and on how to establish yourself as an actor and creative person in the Hollywood film entertainment industry.
He speaks English and German fluently plus conversational French with work permits in the UK, US and the European market.
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Benjamin worked as an actor and presenter on Netflix projects like ‘Mank’ and ‘The current war’ and presented TV-shows at AfterbuzzTV and Iheart radio in Los Angeles interviewing people like film industry veteran Michelle Danner and actors Hainsley Lloyd Bennett from the epic show ‘Pennyworth’ plus hosted the red carpet at the American Heart Association.
Benjamin is an entrepreneur and experienced sales and business development adviser with extensive knowledge he gained working for tech start-ups and corporate enterprises like Splunk and Nasdaq for many years. He is now focusing his time as an advisor and coach on supporting start-ups, entrepreneurs and sales teams including incubators like Launch22 and Hatch Enterprise to improve positioning and increasing market-share in a variety of business sectors. He is a regular speaker at conferences like the ‘Elite business event’ at the Excel in London.
He recently gave a speech on ‘prospecting and sales approaches’ at the East London Business Expo.
The 4 key steps to close a business opportunity
Talking about essential steps in the sales process of how to move along the decision making process for B2B and B2C companies
Educating and establishing systematic sales approaches based on MEDICC and SPIN Methodology for B2B – B2C companies and individual sales and business people
Despite the fact that sales strategy is necessary to close a deal, it’s equally important to define and understand what is critical from a personality and attitude perspective to become successful in sales in the long run. Audience are startups, established sales teams in enterprise companies, tech entrepreneurs.
Benjamin is uniquely qualified –
Benjamin is an experienced sales and business development manager and founder working for startups and enterprise companies for more than 10+ years in the US, UK and EU plus founding my own consulting company focusing on supporting incubators, accelerators and VC capital companies giving their early ventures the right positioning to increase their footprint and market-share locally and abroad.
Discovery and development of personality and the power of self reflection to uncover the fullest potential within ourselves.
Benjamin spent time educating and supporting creative people from all over the world like filmmakers, actors, musicians in establishing themselves in the entertainment industry giving them the right mindset and strategies to uncover certain skill sets necessary to thrive in this industry
Qualification – lived in Los Angeles for more almost a decade working on major film and tv productions in front and behind the camera as a filmmaker, presenter and actor, realising his own film projects and therefore experienced the in and outs of the entertainment industry first hand. Based on his book ‘The reality of Hollywood’.
‘The reality of Hollywood’ gives insights on the reality of entertainment in Los Angeles for people starting out based on Benjamin’s own experience working and living in the epicentre of the movie industry.
TV-Presenter at AfterBuzz TV Los Angeles like ‘The world according to Jeff Goldblum’ and a variety of entertainment shows.
• Spotlight interviewer with guest like film industry veteran Michelle Danner and actor Hainsley Lloyd Bennett from the popular EPIC TV-show ‘Pennyworth’.
• Iheart radio interview host in Los Angeles
In 2021 he founded his own cancer charity supporter ‘InesAdele’ to support small- and midsize charities in the UK, US and across Europe. (Benjamin – I think we need more backstory to this as it’s an import part of your life – maybe even use the piece to camera you did about it?)
Gallinée is a very innovative brand of skincare products. Because of its unusual focus, I was looking for mentoring on how to best pitch different interlocutors.
Ben was really at making me find the answers myself. He did that by being a very good listener and just orienting questions. He also helped me to summarize my proposition in one sentence, always so useful! He is very personable, extremely good at understanding and reformulating the problem. It helped me unknot the knots in my head quite a bit.
Marie Drago, CEO & Founder of Gallinee Ltd.
Launch22 is a workspace for entrepreneurs. We were setup with the aim to help all types of entrepreneurs. We do this by providing a full service workspace, incredibly useful startup events, and free and onsite mentoring. What most people don’t realize is that we are also a charity, giving away 30% of our space in the form of scholarships and the other 70% at a subsidized rate.
Our members get invaluable advice and help in sales and business development from Benjamin. Speaking from past experiences, I would advise any of our members to get in touch with him.
Benjamin knows what he’s talking about. He is an expert in his field and only gives advice about situations he knows about. He really listens to the members issues/needs for providing them with the best suitable workflow for increasing their market share and revenue.
Tom Previte, General Manager at Launch22
Mysterylunch is a platform that gives employees the opportunity of meeting other departments of their company that they would normally never meet for exchanging informations and increasing their own internal network of colleagues. The goal is to uncover synergies between departments for a more efficient workflow internally.
We are in process to enhance the German and UK markets in order to
expand customer base and to increase our markets share. Therefore sales plays
a crucial role in order to establish ourselves in the long term.
Benjamin took a long time to analyze exactly with us what and especially how we are making our customers understand why they should work with us and what added value they would receive through us.
The different approaches, such as focusing the mindset at work, the right
approach with prospects but also tips and tricks how to e.g. successfully and effectively convert leads to opportunities over the phone, contribute to a significant increase in efficiency in our activities and is exactly what we were looking for to
expand our business.
Matthew Murray, Co-Founder at MysteryLunch
‘the animation guys’ is a film production consultancy, developing and creating creative and innovative image films for our customers of all sectors
I came to Ben looking for sales and marketing advice. He was very good at listening to our needs and quickly understanding our service and identifying some of the USP’s that we had not thought of. We got out of it a very clear and fresh new way of thinking about sales that in practice was a lot easier.
Ben is not only a great person on a personal level, and believe me his personality shines through. Contact Ben as his experience and approach is very helpful and i guarantee you will see some results.
Jamien Middleton, Founder & managing director at The Animation Guys LTD.