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.
FireEye CFO departure spoils news of good quarter, stock drops FireEye shares tumbled as much as 7.5 percent on Thursday, despite a better-than-expected earnings report, after it announced that its chief financial officer is leaving the company.
The Milpitas-based cyber-security company said sales grew by 56 percent to $147 million in the second quarter and its adjusted net loss narrowed to 41 cents a share from 55 cents a share a year ago.
It was expected by analysts to post an adjusted loss of 48 cents a share on sales of $143.2 million.
But it also said…
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:01:11 +0000 Relativity files for bankruptcy, goes on the block (Video) Relativity Media confirmed this afternoon what Hollywood has been buzzing about all week, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The 11-year-old studio put the best spin on its financially fraught situation as possible, calling the petition a move “to strengthen its balance sheet and recapitalize the company.”
As part of the process, the company is up for sale, with an entity called RM Bidder, made up of its prepetition lenders, acquiring Relativity’s assets. Blackstone Group and FTI Consulting…
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:54:41 +0000 Making the Hall of Fame case for a legendary 49ers QB John Brodie is a National Football League and San Francisco 49ers legend. So why isn't he in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce wants to know.
In a ceremony Thursday at Kezar Stadium, home of the 49ers until early 1971, the chamber launched a petition drive to enshrine Bay Area native Brodie in the Hall of Fame.
Cover story— Super Bowl of Giving: Bay Area game's philanthropy will make history
Chamber President and CEO Bob Linscheid presented a letter to…
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:52:03 +0000 Roseville restaurant will offer beer, burgers, wings and ... custard The owner of a new burger restaurant in Roseville is more than another entrepreneur with a dream. She has a family connection to a prominent casual-dining chain.
Tino Phillips plans to open Buck & Sadie's Angus Burgers & Wings at 2030 Douglas Blvd. in November. Her father, Mike Phillips, is a founder of the concept behind BJ's Restaurants Inc., the Huntington Beach-based company that has locations in the Sacramento region and beyond.
The Roseville restaurant's menu is a departure from the eatery…
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:46:38 +0000 Analyst says Bank of America's embattled CEO is the 'right guy' for the job Analyst Dick Bove says Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan is the "right guy" to lead the company, which is the largest bank in California.
Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) is widely seen as one of the nation's big banks still trying to recover from some ill-conceived acquisitions and other strategic missteps of an earlier era, including the 2008 purchase of Countrywide Financial, one of the most aggressive lenders in the subprime boom.
This month's sudden departure of BofA CFO Bruce Thompson, seen as…
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:44:03 +0000 Independent contractor debate: S.F. valet parking app to convert its drivers to employees Luxe, a valet parking service based in San Francisco, is taking the road less traveled by other on-demand startups in the national debate about the classification of contract workers.
The company is the first on-demand parking service to convert its valets from independent contractors to full- and part-time employees, it said in a press release on Wednesday. There have not yet been any similar announcements from San Francisco-based valet service competitors such as Zirx or Carbon.
The debate over…
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:36:59 +0000 Altura Medical sold to Lombard Medical for up to $50.5M Altura Medical, a venture-backed stent graft developer, has been acquired by Lombard Medical in a deal valued at up to $50.5 million.
Irvine-based Lombard is issuing $15 million of its stock (NASDAQ:EVAR) at $4 a share in connection to the deal, taking on $5.5 million in bank debt and assuming $2.5 million in certain liabilities and transaction-related costs.
Get the free daily TechFlash Silicon Valley newsletter.
It has also agreed to $27.5 million more in payments tied to milestones being…
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:35:45 +0000 Yelp sales workers pack bags amidst San Francisco talent wars Consumer review website Yelp is struggling to retain top sales employees in San Francisco's hyper-competitive tech talent market, the company revealed this week as its shares took a bruising following a disappointing second-quarter earnings report.
Yelp (NYSE: YELP) shares plummeted as much as 29 percent Wednesday, after the company reduced its revenue forecast for the rest of the year. Shares rebounded 3.9 percent to $26.03 on Thursday, but are down about 75 percent compared to a year ago.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:28:11 +0000 So you've shot a famous lion and the Internet hates you. Now what? Walter Palmer woke up Wednesday as the world's most despised dentist, facing a PR challenge a lot bigger and scarier than any lion.
The big-game hunter is at the center of a worldwide uproar over the death of Cecil, a famous lion in Zimbabwe. Palmer shot the lion in what game officials say was an illegal hunt and temporarily shuttered his Bloomington practice as police prepared for protests.
The practice's Yelp.com page (which now has a one-star rating) racked up over 2,000 reviews by Tuesday afternoon,…