Seeking Marketing Chair
Calling Upon CA Members:
|We welcome our newest member, Leslie Berliant, WB Consultancy and Le Marais Chocolat. Leslie is an entrepreneur, publicist, journalist, poet, author, dancer, pastry chef and chocolatier. She has also trained as a creative facilitator at the Thinkubator, has provided innovation training, marketing, communications, PR and transition consulting for dozens of corporations and organizations, and is an evangelist for creativity for creativity’s sake! Through her company, WB Consultancy, she teaches Writing from the Deep Voice teleclasses, teaches a system of sales centered around doing well by doing good, offers private and corporate coaching, and runs (Self-Doubt) Assassin School for people looking to move aside self-doubt and step into their zone of genius.
|Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications, Inc.
is working with Snyder Printer for the company’s 120th anniversary.
Watch a Time Warner Cable News clip from a recent segment of “Capital Region Business Beat” that profiled the Troy-based Snyder Printer and kicked
off the yearlong business anniversary celebration:
Dr. Tom Denham, Careers in Transition LLC, spoke to members of the Medical Group Management Association on the topic, “Get LinkedIn or Get Left Behind.” He also spoke at the Excel 2015 Conference in Saratoga on “Rescue on Rainier.” Dr. Tom was recently quoted in the Times Union in a story covering the improving job market.
Alan Krieger, Krieger Solutions, LLC is developing a curriculum in Anger Management for a client. If anyone has trouble with your temper, email Alan for some tips. He’s come across some very helpful ideas!
Innovative programming: Alan Krieger was asked to provide a two-day leadership training program for supervisors in five companies. They wanted to cover a large amount of material in two days. To accommodate that, Alan suggested they each send several higher level managers to serve as “learning coaches” to support the participants’ learning after the training. The coaches will get an overview of the course material and a brief training on how to be an effective “on-the-job” coach. Learning retention is very low after training programs with a lot of content unless participants can put the learning into practice immediately. The coaches will engage trainees before the training to help them set individual learning objectives. They will also work with them immediately after each day of the training to discuss how to apply the learning on the job. Alan will do a follow up to see how effective this approach is. Alan’s contract for this is with Schenectady County Community College under the Schenectady Area Employer Resource Network project. It is being partially funded through the SUNY Workforce Development Grant Program.
Denise Horan, Integrated Managment & Sales Consulting,
has been selected to speak with
the new Femfessionals group in
Saratoga on February 10. Denise will be discussing strategies for “Marketing Yourself” and focusing on your personal brand. Denise has also been selected to speak at The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon on February 25. Denise will be conducting a short workshop on “Successful Sales Strategies”.
Ray Patterson, Capital Consulting Group, llc has been contracted to provide Board Retreat facilitation services to The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Council of Saratoga County, Inc. The Prevention Council (as it is known) is a nonprofit, community-based organization, with the mission is to provide education, information and referral services on the subjects of alcohol, tobacco, other drug and violence prevention to individuals and local communities, thereby enhancing the quality of life for all citizens by diminishing the adverse effects of substance abuse and violence.
Get Your Piece of the Local Economic Development Pie
Peter Bardunias, President/CEO
The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County
February 13, 2015 @ 11:30 amThe Capital Region is blessed with large-scale economic growth and opportunity. Think Global Foundries, General Electric, Momentive and others. Often overlooked are the multitude and magnitude of local community based initiatives that also build and sustain our economic development.
Wolferts Roost Country Club
Join Peter Bardunias, President/CEO of The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County, as he shares a sampling of these local community development projects and demonstrates the link between these projects and local economic development. He will show how a $30,000 investment in local community projects has positively impacted more than 100,000 people in 16 communities and has contributed more than $500 million to the region annually.
Learn about these projects and discover how you can become involved and contribute to growth in your local community and the greater Capital Region.
As “the face and voice of the Chamber,” Peter “Pete” Bardunias utilizes his 25 years of business experience and vast contact network to advocate vigorously for the business community of southern Saratoga County and beyond. A former business owner, Pete has been on numerous chamber and nonprofit boards and makes good use of his science background to be an effective business leader in New York’s Tech Valley. The results speak for themselves. The Business Council of New York State honored The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County with its designation as “2014 Chamber of the Year.”
Peter Coombs will be featured in our Member Spotlight presentation this month.
Members pay $20; Not-Yet-Members pay $25
Member Late registration: $25
Not-Yet-Member Late Registration: $30
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Tips and Strategies
for Large Writing Projects
Susanna Opper, Shawenon Communications
February 27, 2015 @ 7:30 am
Wolferts Roost Country Club
Whether it's a book you are eager to write or a white paper for a client, large writing projects have difficulties all their own. As with any writing project, you must determine voice, style and tone. Then there are issues of organizing and structuring the material. And there are challenges of project management--how to handle your time and discipline your process.
Susanna Opper, who has published one book and written several white papers and two theses, will offer some suggestions and facilitate the discussion.
(This is the first of a two part series. The second session will be at the May breakfast and Pauline Bartel will present a program on getting your book published.)
Susanna Opper helps consultants, solopreneurs and small businesses craft their messages for email marketing and other online communications. Her monthly newsletter Web Words has been published on time for more than six years.
The Consulting Alliance is delighted to welcome Pete Bardunias as our speaker this month. Under Pete's leadership, the Southern Saratoga Chamber has flourished and was the winner of Business Council of New York State's Chamber of the Year award for 2014. We look forward to hearing how our communities are benefitting from the investments made in our region. At the Consulting Alliance, we are committed to being a resource for the local community, providing expert consultants and speakers to help you achieve your business goals, delivering great public programming to increase your knowledge, and also building a community for consultants to grow their business, collaborate with other experts, and receive insight and support from other consultants. We look forward to seeing you soon.
NEW BREAKFAST ITEM: Along with fruit, waffles and omelettes, we’re now serving up Peer Coaching! The member spotlight has moved to lunch and, in its place, we’re including a 10 minute slot for someone to bring a business issue and get feedback from your colleagues. Limit one per breakfast – first come, first served. Contact Alan Krieger at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to get in this month.
Sales Webinar Series
The Consulting Alliance presents Peter Coombs of FRONTLINE Training & Consulting. Peter will deliver a free-for-members webinar on Thursday, February 26th 10:00am – 11:00am.
There is no charge to attend the webinars - you can attend one, two or all three. Each session is free-standing, so if you missed one, don’t worry about joining the next one. These webinars are a members-only benefit for Consulting Alliance members.
February: “Being Confident in a Sales Situation” 2/26 Register Here
Sometimes when we are in a sales situation, we
start doubting how we’re coming across to the
prospect. Instead of remaining calm and confident,
and believing in ourselves, we can get in our own
way, creating obstacles to our success.
YIKES! We can undermine ourselves to the point that
we lose the sale!
Peter will present
• Key words and phrases that demonstrate your self-confidence
• 3 ways to believe in you and the value you offer your prospects
• How to welcome tough questions and objections, even about what you charge
• How to be persistent without being annoying
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Long distance): +1 (646) 749-3112
Access Code: 802-930-957
More phone numbers: here
March Webinar: “Are you comfortable asking for a referral?”
About the Consulting Alliance
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of leading independent consultants with diverse regional and national experience and proven success
in solving client challenges.
We are the ideal resource for organizations
seeking to hire a consultant with the highest level of professionalism and expertise.
Membership in the Alliance, at the Professional and Associate level, provides consultants with a vibrant and collaborative community where they can grow their businesses and advance their skills.
Visit the Consulting Alliance for more information.