Can you tell a “professional visitor” from “someone who really wants to get business done?”
Have you ever met someone, had a brief discussion, then afterwards wondered . . .
· What was her/his name again?
· What did he/she say she did?
· Why would I care?
· Did he/she want something?
There are those that dive into a well-rehearsed elevator pitch....like a runaway train, full speed ahead without regard or understanding of where they are going.
Some people believe in the “throw enough crap at the wall something will stick” approach to selling. But when you are selling yourself, what you do or how you get it done, this method can just leave a real mess to clean up later.
Many business professionals look for business in an Apple Orchard when they should be in the Orange Grove. Would you know if you were in the right place?
When marketing your business to your peers, associates and potential clients they need to be excited to do business with you. Not just know what you do.
In this 3.5 – 4 hour workshop:
· You will learn how to market your business and build a team of strategic sales professionals that work together.
· Take a quick tour of where you are at now.
· Map out your business and strategic partners - creating clarity like never before.
· Create a concise marketing plan and set goals.
· Learn how to effectively work an event and capitalize on every opportunity.
· Many people think business networking is Facebook, LinkedIn or You Tube what role do they play in making connections?
· We will tie in Social Networking with Business Conventional Networking and how they work together.
We will learn how to capitalize on the 78% peer recommendation for your products and services.
After this workshop you will have a clear, concise understanding of how to market and communicate your business.
Because Knowledge Is Your Power,
Coming Soon. Please contact us for dates in your area.
UAB benefactor, Mayer Electric matriarch Patsy Collat dies A major benefactor and contributor to the University of Alabama at Birmingham has passed away.
Pasty Collat, the matriarch of longtime Birmingham company Mayer Electric Co. Inc., passed away on Wednesday, according to an obituary. Collat's daughter, Nancy Collat Goedecke, now runs the business after Patsy's husband, Charles, retired.
The Collats has given or pledged at least $25 million to UAB, with part of that going toward the business school that is now called Collat School of Business. They…
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Birmingham ranked 70th in terms of recovery, which is a drop from the metro's previous ranking of 59th in the previous quarter.
For jobs, the metro saw a 0.6 percent drop from the first quarter to the second in 2014, but saw a 0.4 percent increase in the last quarter of 2013 to the first of 2014.
Real estate, rental and leasing saw the biggest increase in terms of job changes,…
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The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama said Honda, Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz manufactured 997,270 vehicles across the state in 2014, up 80,000 from the previous high set in 2013, according to a report from the Associated Press.
Hyundai reportedly produced the most among Alabama automakers, manufacturing 398,851 Elantra and Sonata sedans at its factory…
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:27:04 +0000 Walter Energy coal production decreases in Alabama Walter Energy Inc., a major Alabama-based coal producer, has decreased production at its five mines in operation.
The company owns three mines in Alabama and two in West Virginia, and all but one saw a loss in the fourth quarter for 2014 from the previous year, except for the Huffman Surface Mine No.1 operated by Maple Coal Co. in West Virginia, according to a report from SNL Financial.
The analysis of U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration data showed production at the five active coal mines…
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The move comes as McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) attempts to reverse two years of declining sales and a flat stock price, both largely driven by competition from fast-casual restaurants that have become more popular with younger customers, the Wall Street Journal explained. Easterbrook was part of the management team that has been unable to craft a solution to the problem, the WSJ said; the…