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."

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

American BigPR's Revenue Growth Flat - Is Model Stuck in 20th Century?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Increasingly, requests for communications vendors specify "individuals" or "small shops." It can pull in the specialist vendors required.  From 1990 until 2000, reports Odwyerpr.com , the revenue at BigPR surged from $910 million to $2.5 billion. 

Four Presentation Predictions for 2011

Duarte Blog

When my IT department was faced with buying new, expensive networking equipment, we brought in three vendors. The most expensive vendor—who also happens to be a Duarte client– had us sit and watch flash overview pieces on the web (the same ones that we created for them!)

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Is the barrier real?

Speak Schmeak

The showgrounds are home to fairs, festivals, horse shows, cat shows, Christmas tree vendors and any other event that needs a big space and a big parking lot.

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Are Bureaus “Just Not That Into You”?

Speaker Launcher

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Surviving the mini-presentation: Your self-introduction

Speak Schmeak

We've been at a trade show for the past few days, and this is a typical evening: cocktail party hosted by one vendor, dinner hosted by another. Last night, hubby and I attended a dinner hosted by one of the distributors he works with in his job at a specialty foods store.

Bank of Walmart - Branding Lessons For Entrepreneurs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Apple's operating brilliance is getting the right vendors to work effectively with the company and with each other. At the low end, it's a dog fight in merchandise, even in the category of groceries. Dollar stores, for example, entered that category several years ago. So, obviously, Walmart had to figure out what else to sell and how to sell it to continue to grow. Indeed it has done just that. What it has come up with is the checking account for Everyman and Everywoman.

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Is your presentation like a flea market?

Speak Schmeak

For example, if I'm talking to entrepreneurs rather than nonprofit employees, I will change slides that refer to building relationships with "donors and volunteers" to "customers and vendors." Image by Pedro Moura Pinheiro Presentations can go wrong in a lot of different ways. Here's one way that you may have perpetrated, or perhaps experienced as an audience member.

Are Your Presentation Skills Your Hidden Strength?

DeFinis Communications

They want to communicate openly and develop personal relationships with co-workers, colleagues, clients, and vendors. It’s a man’s world. Do you think this statement is obsolete in 2011? Unfortunately, the answer is no. Consider these sobering facts: Only 12 Fortune 500 companies are run by women, down from 15 last year, as three left their posts and were succeeded by men. Women earn 77.5 cents for every dollar a man earns.

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Juicero - Sometimes Manual Beats Out Tech

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I found it much more difficult to navigate than software provided by other human resources vendors. Maybe, just maybe, manual is the way to just keep going. Forget about finding a tech "solution" for that process. For example, take turning a packet of fruit or vegetables into juice.

Sales presentation outline

The Presenter's Blog

When the presentation is the final stage before the customer makes their decision, it becomes more about reassurance that you are the best vendor to go with. by Peter Watts.

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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.

Gmail tabs and the end of the world

Speak Schmeak

Your email was buried under Facebook Pokes, coupons from office supply stores, updates from Twitter, political diatribes from Uncle Herbert, support tickets from clients and web hosts and vendors, and I just missed it. Have you heard about " The Great Gmail Freak-Out Of 2013?

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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.

Shark-Bait - In Addition to the Trump Administration, 6 Other Targets

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

VENDORS BEING TREATED BADLY.  We vendors know our power. Vendors could enhance or tarnish a brand. Where there is blood in the water, that's the signal for the sharks to head that way. In this volatile era, the positioning and packaging of entities can change fast.

3 Ways to Immediately Close More Business

SpeakerSue Says...

So is, “I’m wondering if you were to move in another direction, what might be the benefits of working with a different vendor?”

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What is Public Speaking?

Speak and Deliver

Public Speaking would seem easy to define, on the surface. My general take on this is if you are speaking and someone is going to hear it, it's public speaking.

Prototype for Fox News, Donald Trump, et al. - Jimmy Breslin Dies at Age 88

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In fact, we vendors who need to pitch our services in all mediums, including in-person, recognize the power of in-and-out.

The Best “San Francisco” Speakers at SXSW

DeFinis Communications

After many years, there now appears to be agreement — from traditional software vendors to web-based companies — that we are now shifting from the desktop to the cloud. Tomorrow begins the twenty-fifth annual South by Southwest (SXSW) interactive media, film and music conference.

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.

Get the best price on technology purchases, clothing — and anything else!

PowerPoint Tips

Many people don’t realize that prices fluctuate constantly, particularly on websites like Amazon, which allow third party vendors to continually undercut one another. Do you buy electronics and more on Amazon, Newegg, or other sites? If so, I’d like to introduce you to a new, free service that will help you get the lowest price.

"Cool" - Is that a social-networking, media term?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

   Not by the trainer who is a Generation X, not by us participants who range from Baby Boomer me to members of Generation Y, and not by vendors from Generation X who made presentations.

"Criminal Minds Reruns" - Better Than Meditation for Calm

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It isn't 10 years later than we discover the client or vendor we trusted has been undermining us. No matter what the day brought, I can calm down as soon as I settle into a "Criminal Mind" re-run.

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.

Let Me Call You Sweetheart…and Other Workplace Communication No-No’s

DeFinis Communications

However, it got me thinking about all the times I’ve heard men (bosses, clients, vendors, and co-workers) refer to women in the workplace as “sweetheart,” “darling,” “love,” “honey,” and even “babe.” No matter what type of workplace communication it is—an informal meeting with management, a formal presentation to a client, or a phone inquiry to a vendor—showing professionalism and respect is key. Recently I was having an email exchange with a gentleman I had never met before.

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The Weekend - How 20th Century

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When they have a rush job, my name will be at the top of their vendor list. In a digital world, there is no concept of "weekend." " Yet, too many bloggers assume that they can take a weekly two-day vacation from posting. Yet, it's weekend posting which can give them the edge in creating a brandname, building a following and, you bet, developing new business. The reality is that big news can and does break on weekends.

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.

Share presentations online to create instant meetings

PowerPoint Tips

In fact, you can’t even buy the product for over 25 employees from Adobe; they use third-party vendors. Online meetings are more and more common these days. They save the cost and time of travel.

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.

"La La Land" - Over-50 Version As We Geographically Chase Dream of Finding Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tucson, AZ panned out in that I rebranded as primarily a remote vendor. The film "La La Land" plays  out the classic meme of the young flocking to locations such as Hollywood to live out their dream.