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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Coming Soon. Please contact us for dates in your area.
Slideshow: Our favorite Wichita business images from 2014 Here at the Wichita Business Journal, we work hard, but we also get to have a lot of fun.
We meet everyone from small business owners to powerful CEOs. We get out of the office to fascinating locations. This year, a couple of us even got to take a ride in a historic B-17 Flying Fortress.
Visual storyteller Kellen Jenkins often has the most interesting adventures. We asked him to pick out some of his favorite or most memorable photos from 2014. You can see the photos, along with his comments about…
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:00:41 +0000 EDC Report: Streetcar linked to $609 million in development The Kansas City downtown streetcar project is linked to more than $609 million in private development, according to a report commissioned by the Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City.
The report, which was released to the EDC's Board of Directors on Friday, said $609.3 million in private development projects were linked to the Kansas City streetcar project. About 1,110 new jobs, with annual salaries between $51 million and $53 million, were linked to the project, as well.
The report was based…
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:35:05 +0000 KC hospitals penalized for high rates of infection, injury Ten Kansas City hospitals with high rates of infection and patient injury are facing payment cuts from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
As part of a program designed to reduce injuries and infections acquired by patients while they're in the hospital, CMS will dock 1 percent of its payments to hospitals with the highest rates of hospital-acquired conditions (HAC).
The system gives each hospital a score from one to 10 and is based on rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections…
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:56:09 +0000 Kansas Citian makes list of 130 'women leaders to know' A Kansas Citian has earned a spot on the list of 130 women "leaders to know" in the U.S. hospital and health system.
Becker's Hospital Review released the list and chose individuals who exemplified strong management and leadership skills. According to Becker's, the list includes "some of the largest and most prominent hospitals and health systems in the nation."
FLASHBACK: Saint Luke's CEO discusses 'fundamental problem in health care'
Among those listed was Melinda Estes, CEO of Saint Luke's…
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:45:49 +0000 Sprint network team meets 2014 goals, sets new targets As its parent company's engineers settle into homes throughout the metro area, Sprint Corp. says that its network is improving and that it's setting New Year's resolutions.
Parent SoftBank Corp. sent about 100 network engineers to the area to help revamp Sprint's grid about a month ago. The extra hands seem to have helped because Sprint (NYSE: S) said it has met its 2014 goals.
Among the goals were replacing its 3G, 1.9-gigahertz network; expanding HD voice nationwide; and reaching more than 100…
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:10:29 +0000 Exclusive: Missouri senator offers road map for I-70 tolling proposal Making Interstate 70 a toll road will not be easy, according to a top Missouri lawmaker.
In an exclusive interview with the Kansas City Business Journal, State Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, said a tolling proposal will likely require the General Assembly to pass a resolution granting the state's highway commission the authority to toll the interstate. Given the unpopularity of the idea, that might not be easy.
Earlier in December, Gov. Jay Nixon asked the Missouri Highways and Transportation…
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:55:41 +0000 Friends University to offer tuition-lock program Friends University is launching an initiative that will allow students to lock in their tuition rate for four years.
The university says the offer is available for the incoming class of 2015 freshmen.
Students entering Friends University in fall 2015 will have their tuition rate locked in for four years as long as they maintain their status as a full-time student.
The university's board of trustees also has decided to freeze tuition rates at the 2014 rate for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:52:44 +0000 The added ingredient to the Wichita innovation community this year: Buy-in An innovation movement has been building in Wichita for the past few years, but in 2014, it gained some new resources.
This year, long-established organizations like the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Wichita Community Foundation, always supporters of entrepreneurship, began to buy into some new grassroots projects.
One example was the chamber Entrepreneurship Council's decision to fund the completion of StartupWichita.com, an online hub where entrepreneurs, investors and other business…