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Sales & Shoes & Spring….. January 2, 2010

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Such a series of holidays to recover from!    Shareology starts off the New Year with an update from the Apple tree.   Yep, Tree Two is still up and glowing:  Here’s to Apple for being green enough to feature a real live (real dead?) tree in their store windows this holiday season:

If it’s January, it must be white sales,  right?  

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Then, what exactly is being sold to the right?   Kinda missing the product in the window,  aren’t we?

Okay, now that we’ve gotten January Sales out of our system, let’s look towards Spring, 2010!!

Shareology couldn’t help but notice trailers for Sex and the City 2 are already running in movie theatres…….if Carrie is returning soon, can Shoes and Spring be far behind? 

Before you toss Shareology aside as being waaaaay too positive, or unable  to  focus on present reality, remember that Shareology lives in Minnesota, and that minus six (minus twenty-two windchill) does not a perky, positive temperature make.  If  pairs of colorful shoes help her focus on the warmer future, cut her some slack! And pass that comforter while you’re on the way to turn up the heat.

Kay Roseland  @KayLoire

 

What 3 words describe what you do? September 12, 2009

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One of the networking groups Shareology frequents went through an intriguing exercise recently.  On our LinkedIn group, we responded to the question “What three words describe what you do?”  Networkers took up the challenge and soon there were 24 responses.   Later when the group met, we went around the room with the same exercise.  The room was soon alive with creativity as people helped others with strengthening their three words.  It was intoxicating to watch people focus, not on themselves, but on helping others find the three words and craft them to the strongest possible result. 

Shareology would like to share a few that were posted on LinkedIn, just to give you a flavor of what can happen when you describe yourself and what you do in some of the briefest language possible:

Tim Hennum        Anticipate Customer Trends

Garry Spurlock     Drive Sales Profitably

Mike Subialka      Wow’em With Words

 

So….what 3 words describe what you do?

 

Kay Roseland     @KayLoire

 

Networking groups for Sales and Marketing July 26, 2009

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When I found myself “in transition” for the fourth time in my marketing career, I wanted a networking group that maximized my potential for my next job.

Haven’t we all been a part of groups that spent the largest percentage of time commiserating in gory depth about the details of the layoff that brought them to this group? Been there, done that…

This time I wanted networking groups that would up my game. Groups savvy about ways that I could approach my job search. Groups that would edit my approach, support and surround me with smart people, and offer me ideas for my next steps.

I’ve found the following groups to be useful:

American Marketing Association-Minnesota Chapter

  • www.mnama.org
  • Minnesota chapter
  • Multiple monthly meetings
  • Plus, great free webinars

Smiling and Dialing

Sales and Marketing Professionals [SMPnet]

  • www.smpnet.org
  • Meets every second Saturday of the month
  • MARCOMM sub-group meets monthly and features superb speakers
  • B2B sub-group meets monthly

Sales and Marketing Specialists Network [SAMs net]

  • For information e-mail mshanesmith@q.com
  • Private, invitation-only group
  • Meets weekly

There are certainly more resources out there, in person and online. Feel free to share your recommendations in the comments section.

Kay Roseland

@KayLoire

 

 
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