Imagine doubling your business in the upcoming year! If you’ve ever failed to reach the goals you’ve set in your business you don’t want to miss this advanced goal-setting session.
At the next free meeting of the Women’s Business Forum™, Business Growth expert Yoon Cannon will present “Double Your Business in 2015: Advanced Goal Setting for the Serious Entrepreneur.”
In this 45-minute. power-packed, interactive seminar Cannon, of Paramount Business Coach, LLC, will reveal the secrets behind effective goal setting that makes growing your business as easy as a paint by numbers system.
Attendees will discover:
Attendees will leave with a one-page strategic plan template for you to follow to grow your business in a much bigger way this year.
She is presenting at the nonprofit Women’s Business Forum™ on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the James Lorah House in Doylestown. The meeting is free and open to all business owners and aspiring business owners.
Steven M. Aukers, Ph.d, management consultant, professor and former CRO spoke to the Women’s Business Forum on Wednesday about “leaders who move us and leave fingerprints on our soul”. Steven feels that “soft” skills, such as compassion can be easily overlooked when we are on a path to success. We need to realize that they are not mutually exclusive but can, in fact drive one another.
Steven spoke of leadership and how we can sometimes misinterpret its attributes. When in a leadership position we often walk in with an agenda as opposed to being open to understanding what the needs and wants of our audience might be. He feels we need to understand that whatever we put out in terms of compassion, love or understanding to another will be given back to us in kind. Steven stresses that often we are consumed “with our needs, attuned to our own sensations” at the expense of not being open and “aware of the individual, aware of the connection to that person.” He encouraged us to “take a step back and be aware of the moment and our behavior in that moment, to be aware of how we are reacting to the conversation” and through that awareness adjust ourselves to the situation.
Steven encourages “being present”, being fully engaged in a conversation. He thinks this is an effective tool for success in business. Often, he asserts, we are not really listening to others because we are formulating what our response will be as soon as they stop speaking. In order to change, adjust or develop power we have to be open to the situation and that comes from being present.
Finally, Steven maintains that a dialogue through inquiry needs to be initiated. When you are curious about what the other individual is feeling and are open to what their answers will be you “understand where others are and can align yourself to be at the same place at the same time with them.” He references a “cycled experience: we sense something (awareness); we are uncomfortable about the sensation (mobilization); we act.”
Learning, by adapting and adjusting, allows us to change. In times of change learners are the ones who adapt.
What an amazing group of women.. and men. WBF continues to stand out as a networking group with a unique culture of inspiration and support. Come grow your business with us!
Networking: What's in it for YOU?
We all believe networking is important to grow our businesses. But how do you network the right way to get what you need from the organizations you are involved with? Here are just a few tips to help you get the most from your networking:
1) Show up: this is critical, however it's just the beginning!
2) Ask questions. Learn how you can help others, why they are there and who they want to meet.
3) Connect. Introduce people that may be able to help one another.
4) Be generous. Share what you know in a non-promotional way; you will be remembered for your expertise.
5) Get involved and take action! Learn where your expertise can best benefit the organization and its members and become a champion.
6) Persevere. Building your network must be based on trust and relationships - this takes time!
When you become known for showing up, serving others and taking action, you'll become become the "go to" person in your network when someone needs the services you offer.
What can I, and the Women's Business Forum, do to support you? We really want to know, so please share!