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.
Home of the Day: Rare Vintage Gem in Downtown Mill Valley By Barr Haney & Whitney Potter, Luxury Property Specialists
Home of the Day is presented by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and Pacific Union International. This is your invitation to view some of Silicon Valley's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image to the right to view today's featured property.
235 Ethel Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941 | $2,500,000
Nestled just blocks from the vibrant community of Downtown Mill Valley, 235 Ethel Avenue…
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:26:00 +0000 Nation's burger restaurant proposed for former Sonic site in Natomas Nation's Giant Hamburgers is planning its first Sacramento location on undeveloped land in Natomas.
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The San Pablo-based company seeks to divide the lot into four parcels. One would accommodate a 3,593-square-foot Nation's restaurant. The other three would be for other restaurants of 1,800 square feet, 6,750 square feet and 2,200 square feet…
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:25:00 +0000 Millbrae developers discover the drawbacks of building next to SFO The opportunity to build next to San Francisco International Airport will likely mean big money for Republic Urban Properties and the city of Millbrae.
The hotel the developers are planning to put there by 2020 as part of a 10-acre mixed-use project ( which I wrote about Wednesday) will get plenty of use from business travelers and extended-stay workers, adding to profits and pouring needed tax dollars into the city's operating budget.
But building next to an airport also presents plenty of development…
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:16:00 +0000 San Jose's Hyatt Place has a new owner — DiNapoli Capital Partners sells for $43M Downtown San Jose's Hyatt Place has been snapped up by Ultima Hospitality, marking the Chicago-based company's fourth Bay Area acquisition in the last 36 months.
Ultima paid about $43 million, or for $184,000 per key, for the 234-room tower at 282 Almaden Blvd., next to the newly revamped San Jose McEnery Convention Center, according to a source with knowledge of the deal. That's a premium over the last trade in 2006, when the property sold for about $17 million to DiNapoli Capital Partner s, according…