How Can My Business Succeed?

business success

Businesses are bombarded with warnings about failure as well as the lure of the “secrets” to success.  Do you need clarity in all of this?

 

Then the October 5 First Fridays event is for you.  Business Optimization Expert, Wayne Robison, will be our featured speaker.  Wayne has years of experience in working directly with businesses, owners, and boards of directors as he helped provide success plans with them.  He will be sharing valuable insights with us.  This will be a great event to invite a business owner friend to attend with you.

Seating is limited, so reserve your free spot today at:  October 5 First Fridays Reservation

Join us on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University, Fort Wayne, for this great event.  It all starts at 8 am, but you may arrive early to do some networking and pour yourself a cup of coffee.  Feel free to wear your own company’s name tag.  Bring business cards, and prepare to connect!

First Fridays and IWU logos together

October 5 First Fridays Focus

Do you know why some businesses fail while others succeed?  Do you know the role a leader plays in a business’s success?  Do you want to learn how to navigate towards success in business?

If you want to learn more about all of this and be truly inspired, then the October 5 First Fridays is for you.  In fact, bring a friend!

Wayne Robison will be our featured presenter.  Wayne will share from his 40 years of experience in helping businesses succeed and prosper.  You will enjoy his stories and insights.

Oct 5 2018 flyer Wayne Robison

We only have 67 seats remaining.  Remember, this is a free event designed to help you grow and as a leader and to provide an energetic place to network and connect.  To reserve your seat today, click on the image above.

Registration for Oct. 5 Event is Filling Up!

In just 48 hours, we already have 82 leaders registered for the October 5 First Fridays event with Wayne RobisonOnly 68 seats remain.  Remember, this is a FREE event, but if you register, please be sure to attend or cancel later if you cannot.  We want to insure all seats are filled with those wishing to attend.

If you know you will miss this one, we will be going live on YouTube again.  We will also be posting the video here on our website so you can watch it and share it with others.  Subscribe our YouTube channel by following this link:  First Fridays Fort Wayne YouTube channel.

Register today to reserve your seat:  First Fridays registration on Eventbrite

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October 5, 2018 – Wayne Robison

You are not going to want to miss next month’s First Fridays event.  Wayne Robison will be our featured speaker.  Wayne will share from 40+ years of experience (Business Owner/CFO/Speaker) that will make you think and then act.  I always am inspired by Wayne and how he challenges me to become better.

Oct 5 2018 flyer Wayne Robison

Register for FREE today by following this link:  Registration for October 5 with Wayne Robison

We “sold out” 10 in advance for September’s event.  Reserve your seat now!

Remember:

  1. You may wear your own company-branded name tag to First Fridays.
  2. Don’t forget to bring business cards.  Drop one in the basket in order to participate in our give-a-ways including 2 books!
  3. If you would like to share a couple of your company-branded items for our give-a-ways, please bring them in.  Your company will get a simple “promo” by doing this!

 

What’s in store for Season 2 of First Fridays?

giftJere and I have come to think of First Fridays as our gift to the leaders of NE Indiana.  Every month, we are honored to share gifts – gifts in the form of outstanding leaders on a wide range of topics.  So what can you anticipate being gift-wrapped for you in season 2?

  • Becoming the best leader you can become
  • Understanding how vision and communication can drive your business to success
  • What leadership looks like under stress
  • Leaders giving back to their communities
  • Understanding and leveraging your strengths
  • Servant leadership
  • Communication skill building
  • and much more

We were recently asked if we first select the topics that are presented at First Fridays.  No, we look for great leaders who will tell a compelling story that will benefit us all.  Out of great leaders come impacting topics.  We experienced this last year, didn’t we?  The same will be true in 2018-2019.

We are working on some new things for this new season.  We are already looking to expand our June Women’s event.  Stay tuned for that!

We are looking forward to seeing you on September 7!  If you plan to attend the Global Leadership Summit, Jere will be working the Indiana Wesleyan University table and I’ll be wearing something with the First Fridays logo on it!  Be sure to say “hi!”

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Communication Skills Can Make or Break Your Career

sharpen your verbal edge bookI am reading the book, Sharpen Your Verbal Edge, written by my friend and First Fridays regular, Elizabeth MacDonald.  Unless you live and work in a cave…alone…not ever communicating with anyone, you MUST buy this book.  It will truly help you become a better communicator!

Elizabeth really got my attention when she wrote the following:

“How important are communication skills?  According to training development specialist Shirley Fine Lee, when people are terminated, 80% of the time, it is because of their lack of leadership or people skills.

Here’s where it gets interesting:  80% of people are hired because of their competence…when people come on board with subpar communication skills, those inadequacies eventually surface and unforeseen challenges arise.”

If you are a manager or leader at your organization, you are expected to:

  • Give presentations
  • Coach/Counsel employees for improved performance results
  • Engage with the community through networking and business building
  • Write professionally

If you find communication challenging, then I recommend you purchase this book.  It WILL help you.  And I know that Elizabeth would welcome the opportunity to directly coach you.  She can help you hone your communication skills that will cause others to take notice – in the best possible way!  My company has brought her in to speak to our entire staff – she is engaging, funny, practical, energetic, and effective.

If you would like more information, please visit Elizabeth’s website at The Verbal Edge.

The Verbal Edge