In This Issue:
- October 14: Taking the Pain out of Sales Pitches
- From the President
- Opportunity for Graphic Designers
- Join Now – Get Rest of 2015 Free
- Call for Apex Committee Members
- Nominations Open for 2016 Board
- Dates to Remember
- Promote Thyself
- Please Like Us
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Luncheon Program at Holiday Inn at Rt. 306 (7701 Reynolds Rd)
Taking the Pain out of Sales Pitches
Sales professionals often use in-person presentations to pitch business to prospect groups. While most sales people are comfortable speaking in front of groups, many lack the skills needed in creating customer-centric, focused and results-driven verbal messages.
As a result of this workshop, attendees will:
- Realize the value of planning customer-centric pitches.
- Know how to organize and focus these critical messages.
- Appreciate the impact of clarity, simplicity and brevity.
- Be motivated to take the extra time and effort to use these new or different skills with every sales pitch.
This session will tap into the experiences of participants and share best practices for success through several large group activities. It will be a lively, engaging and interactive learning experience with immediate takeaways for enhancing sales pitches and overall workplace communication skills. Speaker Phil Stella of Effective Training & Communication is a real treat to hear. We invite you to join us and enjoy his amazing presentation!
Phil Stella runs Effective Training & Communication, Inc., empowering business leaders to communicate confidently. They want to become more competent, credible and confident when they interact with customers or colleagues in person, in writing or in presentations.
A prolific freelance writer, Phil has written over 400 articles on a variety of topics for national and local print and electronic publications. He is an eight-time APEX Award winner for feature writing and a popular professional speaker on workplace communication, networking and marketing.
Cost: $20 for members, $25 nonmembers, $10 students
Date & Time: October 14 at 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Holiday Inn at Route 306 (7701 Reynolds Road) just south of Route 2 in Mentor. Register by noon Monday, October 12.
From the President
What Do You Want to Learn About?
In September we hosted a very successful Digital Marketing Seminar. In this world of rapidly changing ways to get our company’s messages out and pinpoint those who can use services or buy our products, social media is constantly changing the way we handle our marketing.
We always welcome your ideas for lunch meeting presentations or a seminar. If you have ideas for seminars, luncheon speakers or have a marketing idea to share, please contact Annemarie Donnelly who did a great job with the Digital Marketing Seminar in September.
October and November lunch meetings will be held at the Holiday Inn in Mentor on Rt. 306. Easy parking is located behind the facility nearest the room.
– Tom Ruffner
Opportunity for Graphic Designers
Ante Logarusic, community relations administrator for the City of Mentor, will be putting together a coupon book of participating Mentor restaurants for distribution at city events and venues throughout 2016, similar to books generated by the Downtown Willoughby Association and Lake County Captains. The city is asking for finished, press-ready artwork.
If you would like to be put on a list of area designers who can provide coupon artwork for a nominal fee to advertisers who need it, contact Ante at 440-974-5794 or via email. Act fast – the deadline for the booklet is December 1.
New Members Sign Up Now to Get Rest of 2015 Free
New applicants approved for membership between October 1 and December 31 will receive the remaining months of 2015 free when they pay the full dues amount for the following year. Apply for membership here. Note that this offer does not apply to the annual dues for additional applicants from the same company or organization.
– Laura Lytle
Get Involved! Call for Apex Committee Members
RE: Side benefit – getting to know your fellow Lake Communicators peeps
Want to be an essential part of the exciting yearly momentum leading up to the Apex Awards? We are looking for volunteers!
Apex committee members do things such as:
- Brainstorm theme
- Design promotional material
- Work on outreach
- Coordinate event night décor, door prizes
- Recruit judges
You’re welcome to the first meeting 5:30pm on Tuesday, October 27 at Smokey Bones (7725 Reynolds Rd., Mentor).
Nominations Open for 2016 Board
Want to be more involved in the future of Lake Communicators? Then join our 2016 Board!
Applications for THREE open board seats are being accepted. If you are interested in helping to lead our organization, please contact Laura Lytle for an application and to be included on the election ballot.
Qualifications for Board members are listed in the annual membership directory in the Bylaws section.
NOTE: Board elections will be held at the November meeting.
– Laura Lytle
Dates to Remember
- October 14, 11:30 a.m.
“Taking the Pain out of Sales Pitches,” Phil Stella, Effective Training & Communication, Inc., Holiday Inn, Mentor Route 306.
- November 11, 11:30 a.m.
“Republican National Convention Updates,” Mike Mulhall, Destination Cleveland, Holiday Inn, Mentor Route 306.
Don’t Hide Your Light
Send us jpeg files of your recent work for our Monthly Membership Gallery, to be featured on our Facebook/LinkedIn, newsletter and website pages. We will highlight the work of our Lake Communicators members to promote your business to clients and other marketers!
Send submissions here by the 15th of each month. We’ll share your work with our followers and give you credit for each piece. Remember, work must be marketing in nature and completed by your company. If multiple entries are received, we will choose the top submission if space is tight. Only members will be featured, so make sure you are in active standing.
– Elizabeth Connor
Please Like Us
Have you liked our Facebook and LinkedIn pages yet? We share upcoming seminars, events, member accomplishments, and great industry resources and helpful tips. We can’t share all this without you, though!
Submissions for the November VOICE newsletter are due October 21.