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When I comes to building a brand if you are not the first person or company people think of then the chances of you getting the business are significantly lower. For example, if I asked you to name a pop company what would you say? Probably Coke or Pepsi. Then if I asked you to name a 2nd one you'd say whichever one you didn't say first. Could you even name a third? This is the power of branding and if you do not fully understand how to use it to your advantage you're always going to be hoping the first company screws up so you get a shot, and thats only if you are next in line. If not, you never will. MORE >Through many years of building brands I understand what it takes to do so. If you're branding is not existent or has lot its way, I will share with you what you can do to get it pointed in the right direct quickly.
Leaving the security of a full-time job to start your own business can be overwhelming, exhausting, and down-right scary. The good news is... it doesn’t have to be. Join us to learn from someone who has been in your shoes before and has successfully made the transition to becoming a full-time small business owner. MORE >Daleele Alison, founder of RooksDM a technology consulting group, will share all the ups and downs of his journey -- including where to start, where he got stuck, and how to start seeing success. During this presentation you will walk away with an ultimate guide to starting your own business.
Discover How To Unlock The Leader Within: 3 Hidden Principles To Empower You To Get A Seat At The Table
Discover How To Unlock The Leader Within: 3 hidden principles to empower you to get a seat at the table.
During this presentation, the audience will learn:
• The three hidden principles to unlocking the leader within that will get you a seat at the table. MORE >• The real reason you’re getting passed up that your boss will never tell you.
• How to finally take charge of your career development and advancement for good.
• Why employees who do everything right still struggle to move up the ladder.
• How to uncover your blind spots through mentoring.
• How to eliminate doubt and insecurity on your next career step, permanently.
Old ways don't open new doors. We hear two things consistently these days: everybody sells or everybody is in sales. Nobody wants be sold. The question we ask ourselves is how do these two things coexist? The traditional way of selling leaves your prospects wanting something different and you, wanting more prospects! In The Games Buyers & Prospects Play session, we will have a roundtable discussion that includes the underlying psychology driving your buyer's and prospect's behavior. MORE >We will present how the elite sales professionals and entrepreneurs, across industries, change the rules of the game and thus change the behaviors to improve the outcomes of their sales efforts.
If you struggle with:
✦Having prospects that you thought sounded positive but never respond to follow up
✦Prospects that meet with you regularly and never pay for your service aka free advice
✦If you have ever said “I wish I just have smarter clients”
✦Frankly, if you are just tired of doing the same old tactics that never feel right nor, get you where you want to be, The Games Buyers & Prospects Play may just open the door to new possibilities for you.
Join us and we will discuss a way to change your results!
You will walk away with:
✦Understanding the commonly accepted selling steps
✦Learn about what is driving your prospects/buyers reactions
✦Discover the inherent conflict between the 2 above, that stops/slows down your sales
✦Be introduced to some key concepts that break the old model
Business owners, retail or service-based, all say the exact same thing. ‘We need more customers so we can earn more money.’ It’s tough out there for business owners in 2021. Jean Kuhn “has the backs” of business owners and delivers the hard facts, the truth and some laughs, on what it takes to become the leader in their industry and a “celebrity” in their business. MORE >Jean shares her story of buying 2 bankrupt businesses and turning them around in 12 short months and adding $100,000 to their bottom lines. And she did it with NO customer list and NO marketing budget.
Jean is the perfect speaker if attendees: Want more customers, Want to make more money, Want to more free time, Want to reduce employee turnover
Takeaways: You don't need a list or a big budget, Low cost/no cost marketing strategies, Tools to turn employees into lead
There are literally millions of websites and e-commerce companies that flood the web. Most fail, however some have enormous success. Find out how Tim Campbell, partners, and team built VaporBeast.com to be one of the fastest growing e-commerce companies in the United States in less than five years. MORE >Tim Campbell is the Founder and CEO of VaporBeast.com. He started the company with a single product he invented, and today his company develops and distributes over 2,500 items in the dynamically growing e-cigarette industry. Find out how Tim and team built a leading brand that now ships over 15,000+ items a day to consumers and brick and mortar retailers throughout the United States.
As much as technology, SEO, and a robust web platform have contributed...Tim attributes his company's success to other factors such as integrity, service, culture, passion and market timing! This is an inspirational story that shows that the American Dream is still alive and well!
The Exit Checklist: A 5-Step Personal Action Plan For a Happy (And Lucrative) Exit From Your Business
For a successful exit, you need to be able to say a hearty “Yes!” to two important questions: 1. Is your business ready for you to exit? 2. Are you ready to exit? It’s an easy question to ask, but it can be difficult to answer. This is why we’ve created a five-step action plan to ensure you have a happy, lucrative exit from your business.
Let's be honest. What you offer--your product and service is likely not new. Not only that, but there are others out there who offer the same thing. Don't believe me? A one minute Google search will clear that up quickly. MORE >So how do you stand out in the crowd? What is it that makes your company, product and service unique? What makes your marketing attractive and successful? How do you make work easy and productive? Imagine if you could truly tap into your business's WOW. What would be possible then?
Would you believe it all comes down to only FIVE words that will make an amazing difference?
And I'm not kidding when I say these words will change your life!
* Identify your team branding.
* Establish an aligned team all working in the same mode and direction.
* Access the power to overcome when your team feels stuck, overwhelmed and unmotivated.
* Have an Affirmation that WORKS!
* Leverage your five words to increase your customer relationship and experience.
* Create deep and unshakable confidence in your team, your organization.
This interactive workshop/presentation explores how to CREATE CONFIDENCE, DISCOVER IRREFUTABLE PROOF OF YOUR AWESOMENESS, and it reveals the 5 words that will completely EXPLODE your business!
Perfect for large and small groups.
This workshop can also be modified to focus on personal life development and success with equal awesomeness.
Is the Culture of Your Business by Choice or Chance? – Culture matters and leaving it to chance invites trouble.
A culture by chance is the welcome mat which invites variation into a business, hurting performance and results. On the other hand, a culture guided by choice helps prevent variation that hurt results. Get insights on how to make sure your organization’s culture enhances your value proposition and the customer experience instead of eroding them. Including a close look at the specific actions and behavior leaders must contribute to create the right culture. MORE >Attendee Takeaways
-What defines company culture
-Why culture matters
-Which culture archetype describes your organization’s culture?
-Key culture influencers
-Actions to achieve culture by choice
-Signs of an ideal culture
While the media world continues to shift and change, companies of all sizes are still hungry for the valuable earned media mentions and features that bring an unparalleled credibility. So, what are they to do? Jennifer shares that today, PR is much more than just earned media. It's more than the newspaper story on a plaque on the wall. MORE >It's search, reviews, how you use a story to gain even more traction and create content campaigns around it and best utilize the psychology of marketing and story telling to boost sales and donations.