Updates from Appleton Meeting – 5/24/2016

Meeting today with 11 attendees including two first time attendees! Welcome Joanne Fischer with Telcom Insites and Pat Gorski from Bank Mutual.

The question of the month was a piece of business advise you have received or would give to others:
Don’t oversell. State your case, your proposal and shut up!
Begin with the end in mind
Behavior change is a tough obstacle when implementing a new product or service
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want – Zig Ziglar
Complaining is not a strategy
You’ll never work a day in your life if you enjoy what you’re doing
Have your system in place before you start the business
Reach out to your network for knowledge – someone may have what you need
Conflict – deal with it quickly and directly or it will get worse
Knowledge has value – it’s getting people to pay you for that knowledge/experience determines your value
Talk to salespeople (ie don’t hide behind the gatekeeper). You never know who might have what you need
Share your knowledge
Pick up the phone and talk to clients verses text/email. Email is good for information and good news, phone for bad news.

If you have ideas or suggestions to add value to the monthly PNW meetings, please email me. I am looking for good questions of the month that will share insight with others and find common interests that can build relationships and referrals.

Also, if you would like to meet with someone in the group, please reach out to them directly or let me know and I will include you in the small groups with them at a future meeting.

If you were not able to make today’s meeting and would like to join a group for coffee, my group is meeting Friday, June 3rd at 8am at Great Harvest Bread Co. at 1033 W. Northland Ave (across from Festival). Susen Trail and James Schmitz are in my group.

Special thanks to our host Menn Law for your hospitality each month for the PNW meetings.

Future meetings/presenters: (fourth Tuesday of the month 7:30 am to 9:00am at Menn Law)
June 28 – Karen (Widmar) Altekruse with NWTC/Executive Excellence
July 26– Susen Trail – Practical Safety and Health Solutions
August 30 – Open
September 27 – Open

June 1 – Fox Cities Chamber Business Expo (Radisson Paper Valley 11am to 6pm) http://business.foxcitieschamber.com/events/details/2016-business-expo-3854
June 4th – Fox West Chamber Chocolate Fest in Hortonville – http://foxwestchamber.com/
June 9 – Green Bay Chamber Business Recognition Lunch 11:00am to 1:30 pm at the KI Convention Center http://events.titletown.org/sbaweb/events/events.asp?&id=7365&wpid=-101&details=True&date=4/11/2016&cale_id=1522&newsession=TRUE&sid=552623536
June 14th – Green Bay PNW cocktails and snacks at Fox Harbor Pub from 5:00-7:30pm

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