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.
International cheese conference opens in Sacramento For four days the world of cheese is on display at the Sacramento Convention Center.
The American Cheese Society conference is on, with attendees from all over the country, including the big dairy states of Wisconsin, Vermont, Texas, New York, Maine and Minnesota, as well as from Canada, Australia, France, New Zealand, Belgium, England and South Korea.
This is the annual four-day event for the society, which promotes artisan cheese. At this convention, there will be seminars, education, and a…
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:24:00 +0000 49ers Levi's Stadium lands its first international soccer match Silicon Valley soccer fans still suffering from World Cup withdrawals are in luck.
On Sept. 6, the San Francisco 49ers will host the first international soccer match at the new $1.3 billion Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, when the Mexican national team will take on Chile. Tickets to the game, which will range from $34-$143 before fees, will be made available first to 49ers seat license holders and season ticket holders for local pro soccer team the San Jose Earthquakes.
The announcement about the…
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:16:00 +0000 Selection process for art in downtown arena nearly underway Work is just about to get underway on a downtown arena, and in about a month’s time, on the process for selecting art in and around the future destination.
Shelly Willis, executive director of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, said with $5.5 million allotted for art as part of the overall arena construction plan, there’s bound to be strong interest from both artists and the public about what art becomes part of the project.
By the end of August, the plan is to have an orientation…
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:10:00 +0000 PaxVax gets $60M financing as it buys oral typhoid vaccine PaxVax, a vaccine company focused on the travel and biodefense markets, this week bought an oral typhoid vaccine and lined up as much as $60 million in financing.
The Palo Alto company led by CEO Kenneth Kelley agreed to buy the FDA-approved vaccine Vivotif from Crucell Switzerland AG.
The funding comes in two parts. There is up to $50 million in secured debt financing from an investment fund managed by Pharmakon Advisors and $12 million from Blue Haven Inititative and Ignition Growth as part of…
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:09:00 +0000 Green Charge Networks raises $56M to help businesses cut energy costs Green Charge Networks raised $56 million in funding to help get its energy storage products into more businesses.
The Santa Clara company run by CEO Vic Shao said that the financing came from K Road DG, a new firm that includes former Intel Capital chief George Coelho.
Green Charge said it will use the money to provide financing packages for companies to roll out its GreenStation, a product that is already being used to store energy and cut costs at customers that include 7-Eleven, Walgreens, UPS,…
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:45:00 +0000 Milpitas rising: Two hotels planned for 'vision' district Earlier this month, I wrote about a Southern California-based hotel developer picking up a Milpitas R&D building— but plans were elusive. Now, more details are emerging on the developer's hotel project.
Better make that two projects.
Saahil Khandwala, vice president of Alps Group of Hotels, told me on Monday that the family-owned company has actually acquired two development sites in recent months: 1201 Cadillac Court, the $5.9 million deal I wrote about July 7, and 1100 Cadillac Court. The latter…
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:44:00 +0000 Optimus teams with indie band Seven Saturdays for music video A new music video of the song "Make Note of Every Sound" from the Los Angeles indie band Seven Saturdays is the handiwork of One at Optimus director Michael Chaves.
After being approached by Jonathan Haskell of Seven Saturdays about making a music video of "Make Note of Every Sound," Chaves said he was immediately intrigued by the project: "The song is incredibly heartfelt, and being a first-time parent, I wanted to make something that had a big, cinematic scope — while also capturing those feelings…
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:18:00 +0000 California seniors save $952M on prescription drugs since 2010 People on Medicare in California have saved $952 million on prescription drugs, thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
More than $11.5 billion has been saved nationwide as the law gradually closes the “doughnut hole” in prescription drug coverage, federal officials announced Monday.
In 2010, everyone with a Medicare prescription drug plan who reached the doughnut hole got a $250 rebate. Discounts on covered brand-name discounts and savings on generic drugs started in 2011. These savings will gradually…
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:17:00 +0000 Judge's ruling allows Ballmer purchase of LA Clippers to proceed (Video) A judge ruled in favor of Shelly Sterling on Monday, rejecting Donald Sterling's arguments in a move that appears to allow Steve Ballmer's purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers to proceed, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Judge Michael Levanas of Los Angeles Superior Court gave a tentative oral decision in Shelly Sterling's favor on all three counts in the probate trial, rejecting her husband's arguments and granting an order that allows the sale to be completed, the newspaper said.