Era of Slower Growth: Implications for Communications Vendors

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mary Meeker, partner in Kleiner Perkins, began her annual Internet Trend slide show with the reality of slowing growth in myriad categories. Those range from the growth of the internet itself to the growth of the GDP of many nations. Meeker summed it up with: "Easy growth behind us."

Marketing Learning Curve - Received Only 1 Thanksgiving Good Wishes From Vendor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This was the first in myriad years that I only received 1 holiday wishes from a vendor. Of course, the vendor is piggybacking on the good spirits to remind me of its existence. Maybe there is progress in civilization.

State Dept. Travel Alert - Vendors In Grand Central Station Will Take 1st Economic Hit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Who will take the first economic hit are the vendors in Grand Central. "U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid large crowds or crowded places." " - U.S.

GM & Chevy - What Are Their Official Policies about Managing Vendor Relationsihp

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Rather it was to me as a vendor. Do the Chevy brand and GM brand have policies about how the vendor relationship - we are partners with their dealership owners and salespeople - is to be managed? Let's cut to the chase. I perceived myself treated poorly by salesman David Bradfield at Greenwood Chevrolet , Austintown, Ohio. The alleged harm done was not associated with a transaction involving the purchase of a Chevy brand vehicle.

5 Keys to Making Your Mastermind Work

Speaker Launcher

Most Recent Post Speakers Bureaus, Vendors, etc., I’ve been a part of some amazing masterminds, and I’ve been a part of some snoozers. Perhaps you can relate? Some of you are running your own masterminds, so I wanted to lay out what 10 years of putting together my Inner Circle Mastermind has taught me and the best practices that we use: 1. Common […]. The post 5 Keys to Making Your Mastermind Work appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Sales Calls: Vendors are the ones looking for information, insight

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It used to be that prospects called in a bunch of vendors not only as beauty contest but to pick their brains.  Black Friday [no longer a holiday for us hustlers] I am going on a sales call to a major car dealer in the Connecticut area. 

"Last vendor contacting us gets the business," manager in office furniture company

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  His answer: The last vendor contacting us.   However it does help if the last vendor contacting them had contacted them previously. 

3 Strategies for Getting Speakers’ Bureaus to Notice You

Speaker Launcher

Most Recent Post Speakers Bureaus, Vendors, etc., Ah… the elusive Speakers’ Bureau. Why aren’t they calling? Why aren’t they sitting up and taking notice of the fabulous work you are doing in your field? Well, let me explain why and give you a little insight into their world by sharing a few facts that you may not be aware of: Most bureaus […]. The post 3 Strategies for Getting Speakers’ Bureaus to Notice You appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Gratitude for an Industry

Speaker Launcher

Most Recent Post Relationships, Speakers Bureaus, Vendors, etc. At age 25, I lacked direction, focus, and ambition. It was the early 90′s and I was working as a temp at 3M and waitressing at night.

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Are Bureaus “Just Not That Into You”?

Speaker Launcher

Tags: Speakers Bureaus, Vendors, etc.,

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Make the product unique, not the packaging

Speak Schmeak

My hubby, a marketing manager and buyer for a specialty foods store, was visited by a vendor with a new product, a product that is similar to other products in its category, except for one thing: the size of the packaging, which is a good 1-2 inches taller than the other packaging in the category.

Make the product unique, not the packaging

Speak Schmeak

My hubby, a marketing manager and buyer for a specialty foods store, was visited by a vendor with a new product, a product that is similar to other products in its category, except for one thing: the size of the packaging, which is a good 1-2 inches taller than the other packaging in the category.

Vocal power to project your pitch. YouTube site will show you how.

The Presenter's Blog

For vendors, successful selling is strongly dependent on vocal power. Loud, clear, and cutting the chaos around me, a vendor’s sales call guided me direct to his pitch. Saturday sunrise in our local farmer’s market.

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Four tips for a better networking event

Speak Schmeak

I would move the vendors to the center of the large room , to make them more visible and create additional traffic flow. Here's a quick tip for making your networking event a success: Get rid of the tables.

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E-Learning - Technology Better Fix This Problem

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The latest wrench in the works is that there are vendors out there who will, for payment, complete the entire course. Here  on Craigslist - New York - is an ad a vendor posted. All the vendor requires is early warning on deadlines.

Four tips for a better networking event

Speak Schmeak

I would move the vendors to the center of the large room , to make them more visible and create additional traffic flow. Here's a quick tip for making your networking event a success: Get rid of the tables.

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The Boss Is Fired - Your Next Steps (they're critical)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The impacts range from employees to vendors. Change has always happened at the top layers of the organization as well as on the level of your direct manager. That's nothing new. What is new is the current frequency of those shifts. Organizations are systems.

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Interview: NSA Convention - Illusion Jewelry

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

NSA Exhibit Area As with many large conventions, the National Speakers Association gathering has an exhibit area where vendors sell everything from self-publishing solutions to, well, handbags and jewelry. I took the opportunity to ask a couple of the vendors about the goods they sell and why they come [.] I took the opportunity to ask a couple of the vendors about the goods they sell and why they come to exhibit at NSA.

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Interview: NSA Convention - Illusion Jewelry

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

NSA Exhibit Area As with many large conventions, the National Speakers Association gathering has an exhibit area where vendors sell everything from self-publishing solutions to, well, handbags and jewelry. I took the opportunity to ask a couple of the vendors about the goods they sell and why they come [.] I took the opportunity to ask a couple of the vendors about the goods they sell and why they come to exhibit at NSA.

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Do you return messages?

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Recently I contacted a potential vendor to set-up a meeting to discuss how they could assist and work on the project. I am working with a large company in Cape Town on some web development. The total value of the project is in the millions of Rands. They never responded to my my requests. So we are not going to be working with them, and they have lost a potential huge customer and a lot of business. I contacted three people to fix some damp in my house.

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Nice Eats Up Too Much Time in Business - Clients Want In & Out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Vendors who can't mind read or intuit what the client wants will be out of business. This anti-nice is so prevalent that vendors who are nice come across as incompetent. In brick & mortar retail, one of the most unsuccessful industries, clerks wish us a nice day.

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Job Number-One for U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman - Locking in Trust in Capitalism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The vendor prepares comprehensively so as not to waste the prospect's time.   It is well known in American business that prospects can learn the most from vendors. And vendors treated with respect. Yesterday, I was scheduled, for a half hour, to pitch my services via phone to Trey Wright of executive search firm Kaye/Bassman International. His special expertise is higher education. That sales call was to be from 11:30 AM to noon New York Time. 

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On March 19th, 2015, The Economist Warned This Would Happen.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The marketing edge PwC has is that it may already be a trusted vendor for organizations. Those businesses, non-profits, and government entities might decide to consolidate their needs with one vendor. PwC has made its second move into the U.S. legal market. This one provides on-demand, that is temporary, legal services to in-house legal departments.

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GE - Remembering Its Better Days

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, I couldn't believe my good fortune in becoming a communications vendor for a part of GE. That's where we vendors can learn the most about management theory and practice. "Oh! You have GE Capital as a client." " My colleague was envious.

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Gmail's Block/Delete - No Need to Talk About "It" Any More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" The "it" might have been a necessary ending to a relationship, decision not to hire that vendor in the future, or a poorly disguised sales pitch from an acquaintance with a new job or business.

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When Client Is a Law Firm - 6 Must-Dos

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Non-lawyer vendors have grim war stories about dealing with law firms as clients. That means vendors are prepared to pack up the Power Point Slides and walk out. If the law firm has vendors coordinate with its web developer, that's billable time.

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David Colletti Probably Could Use a Tall One

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He will also cooperate with authorities in providing information about the seven vendors who assisted with the scam. With the help of the vendors the cash would flow into his pocket. To be a vice president of marketing at a big beer company. That's a dream job for many.

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Speaking lessons from a social entrepreneur

Speak Schmeak

I've known Zhena for a long time, as the owner of Zhena's Gypsy Tea and a vendor to the specialty foods market where my husband has worked for many years cultivating relationships with vendors.

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The Truth Comes Out! Santorum Campaign Has No Money

TJ Walker Interactive

Rick Santorum decided not to go the route of Newt Gingrich and stiff vendors and consultants when he ran out of money. Instead, he accepted the fact that his campaign had no more money and dropped out. Analysis Politics Video rick santorum

Interview: NSA Convention - Dressed Up Cat Bags

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Continuing my investigation of the NSA Vendor fair I talked with Tracy Penwell who sells handbags under the name Dressed Up Cat. Continuing my investigation of the NSA Vendor fair I talked with Tracy Penwell who sells handbags under the name Dressed Up Cat. Her one-of-a-kind bags are created from “found&# bags & objects. The bags are all made from recycled components, Penwell says, and in 2008, she was a finalist for “Best Green Handbag” in the Independent [.]

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Interview: NSA Convention - Dressed Up Cat Bags

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Continuing my investigation of the NSA Vendor fair I talked with Tracy Penwell who sells handbags under the name Dressed Up Cat. Continuing my investigation of the NSA Vendor fair I talked with Tracy Penwell who sells handbags under the name Dressed Up Cat. Her one-of-a-kind bags are created from “found&# bags & objects. The bags are all made from recycled components, Penwell says, and in 2008, she was a finalist for “Best Green Handbag” in the Independent [.]

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Would You Hire This Writing Tutor for Your Child?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's where those needing help put ads seeking vendors or even full-time employees. The promotion of her writing tutoring services is placed in the help-wanted section of Craigslist.

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Is lack of attention costing you business?

Speak Schmeak

Laura Bergells wrote a post about non-responsive answers yesterday, and my husband is constantly lamenting the food manufacturers showing up at his workplace who can't follow the simplest of instructions for becoming a vendor.

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Supply Chains - Something Might Be Rotten in State of Ohio

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Vendor relations are right up there with customer service when it comes to operating a successful global business. Therefore, my encounters, as a possible vendor, with Greenwood Chevrolet , Austintown, Ohio, were quite puzzling. They directly involved, first, salesperson Dave Bradfield and, then, owner Greg Greenwood.

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"We Will Use You Again" - New Ultimate Compliment In Era of Free Agents

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Members of the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials who farm out assignments have developed a new way of complimenting vendors. They tell me that I was competing with more than a hundred other vendors. There is no generational divide on this one.

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Donald Trump Had "Friend" in McKinsey

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In my fields of expertise in communications, vendors in India are going after the same pieces of action. vendors

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Education Labs & Its Frequently-Run Help-Wanted Ad

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Frequently it runs this help-wanted for a remote vendor. Most of us in communications are curious. After all, this line of work demands a nose for emerging news. So, I am among those who are puzzled why Education Labs can't seem to find and settle down with the right communications talent.

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Candor + Being a Company Man = Credibility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Some of that was a presentation by one of its vendors.  This vendor's mashup was the best kind of credibility in public speaking which I had come across in years.  Dmyla - Dreamstime.com.

PC Express Does House Calls in Northeast OH, Western PA - Friendly, Non-Techie Consultations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Other vendors couldn't stand toe to toe with it in knowledge and price.     Is the problem hardware or software? Those of us in business who don't know that could be wasting time, hope, and money contacting a tech online service.

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Website Strategy/Content-Creation - GLUT!

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since the site is global, there are many posters seeking out the lowest-cost vendor, usually one in a third-world country. That's because, she is convinced, that those searching for vendors assume that anyone in that location will accept peanuts. 

Get on the Phone, Send Emails: That shows clients, prospects we care deeply about their projects

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Admittedly it takes a while to make the paradigm shift from being an invisible presence (as vendors once had to be) to a partner.  Those in the loop, including the person on holiday, were pleased that I was presenting myself as a kind of partner, not just a paid vendor

Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

There are vendors to coordinate, invitations to be sent, a site to secure. After all, she still has to run the show, interacting with clients, vendors and guests -- and if she's not enjoying herself, her bad mood can easily rub off on others. I have two clients who are event planners.

US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - May Cloud Lift Quickly.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For about five years, I was honored to be a communications vendor. For years the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) has symbolized the entrepreneurial spirit and actual success of Hispanics in America.

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