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.
What's California's economic future? San Jose mayor and economist spar over the answer San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and California economist Christopher Thornberg began the San Jose State Economic Summit battling to paint a rosier picture of the state’s economic future.
“San Jose’s on fire,” Thornberg, founding partner of Los Angeles-based Beacon Economics LLC, said in his opening remarks Thursday.
“Our job growth is fantastic,” retorted the mayor, who just finished his fifth month in August.
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Assembly Bill 60 by Assemblywoman Loretta Gonzalez, a Democrat from San Diego, won approval by the State Senate on Thursday by unanimous vote.
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It’s unclear whether newfound support from a diverse range of private companies would influence the debate on legislation that is opposed by several state business groups including the California Chamber of Commerce. The firms range from a small movie…
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The chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase was especially candid in discussing the threat Bay Area fintech companies pose to the banking industry in a presentation to those attending Bernstein's 31st Annual Strategic Decisions Conference in New York.
"Silicon Valley is good at getting rid of pain points," Dimon said. "Banks are good at creating them.
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