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,
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Bloomin' finds a buyer for Roy's Bloomin' Brands Inc. has announced an agreement for the sale of all of its interests in the Roy's concept, including 20 company-owned restaurants, to United Ohana LLC.
Financial terms were not disclosed in a press release announcing the sale. The deal is expected to close in the next 30-60 days.
United Ohana is a new company formed by Sunil Dharod. Dharod, president and CEO of Apple Texas and Apple Houston. Dharod is the owner and operator of 69 Applebee's restaurants in Texas.
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Here more about that reaction and how Burgess is using his higher profile to advocate for change in this video.
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:05:00 +0000 Equality Florida expands business resources More than 400 Florida firms, ranging from attorneys to insurers to restaurants, are listed in a new online directory, designed to highlight their support for equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
The directory, Another Business for Equality, was launched in October as a project of the Equality Florida Institute, a civil rights organization based in St. Petersburg. To be listed, businesses must have LGBT inclusive nondiscrimination policies and support the passage of…
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Tampa Bay Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce grows, connects A name change has given the Tampa Bay Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce new life and revived membership.
The chamber – formerly the Tampa Bay Business Guild – adopted its new name to better align the local group with the national movement of LGBT organizations, said Chris Rudisill, chamber president.
The group is more than 20 years old, but active membership and participation had fallen off a couple of years ago, and got as low as about 60 participants, Rudisill said. Membership since has grown…
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 The role of role models in the LGBT community When Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, came out as openly gay in October, he recognized the importance he was playing as a role model for other gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons.
"If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it's worth the trade-off with my own privacy," Cook wrote in BloombergBusinessweek.
Nancy Faggianelli, chief operating…