Blog

WXW Summer Shebang 0

WXW Summer Shebang

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Blog, Past Events

WXW Summer Shebang  June 15, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Summer Shebang is Back! Come celebrate the start of summer with old friends and new at WXW’s Summer Shebang. There’s no agenda, no program – just fun, food and drinks with cool chicks like you. Join WXW on Thursday, June 15, from 4pm – 6pm, at Bar Louie in Ann Arbor. Revel in Michigan’s summer days with all of your favorite business folks. Friends are welcome, too. See you there! Agenda:                4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Open mingling and networking Cost:                     $5.00 per adult Address:               Bar Louie, 401 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, 48104 Join us on Thursday, June 15, 4:00 PM – 6:00PM to unwind, reconnect with friends, and network with a warm and wonderful group of women!...

Learn More

Comparison – A Four Letter Word

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Blog

If you are a small business owner you can’t help but compare your business to all the others you bump up against each day. Twitter, Facebook, Google +, it’s endless. You are aware of each and every move your competition makes. Is it driving you crazy? It was me. When I was first starting out I remember having such an exciting day. My Alexa score was climbing, a big JV partner had just gotten back to me with a yes, and I had booked a client. Pretty awesome day for a brand new business, right? Then I take a quick look at facebook just to post my happy news and there it was. One of the big fish in my field had posted that she had just started her launch today and within 10 minutes already had 2,000 people signed up for her free webinar. Oh, and she was being interviewed on the Today Show later this week. Seriously, I could hear the loud wah, wah, waaaaa. I sat there stunned. and then it started that horrible flood of “I’m never going to get there.” “I can’t stand her.” When the reality is I worship the ground this woman walks on. We all compare ourselves to other people at...

Learn More

Secrets for saying “no”

Posted by on Mar 25, 2017 in Blog

Find yourself stretched too thin? Like a dam about to burst if you take on just one. more. thing.? Relax. There’s a two letter tool that you need to add to your life-management tool box. NO. Below, the women of Connect: Professional Women’s Network share advice on how to tactfully turn people down. Secrets for Saying No from Connect: Professional Women’s...

Learn More
Social Media Savvy 101 0

Social Media Savvy 101

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Blog, Past Events

Social Media Savvy 101 Are you currently using social media to market yourself and your business, to get more customers, to make more money? If you are not, you could be losing out on many missed opportunities. Let Samantha teach you the tricks of the trade to ensure you are utilizing the best social media channels to increase your business. What you will walk away with: Biggest questions about social media answered including: What social networks should I be on? How often should I post? What should I post about? How can I use social media to increase my business? Define your brand’s attributes, “champions audience”, and create a custom content strategy Learn how to optimize your profiles and posts for increased engagement Get tips & tools to help you fit social media into your busy life Join us on Thursday, April 20th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and leave inspired! Agenda: 11:30 a.m.   –   12:00 p.m.     Check in, casual mingling, lunch 12:30 p.m.   –   1:20 p.m.       Facilitated Workshop 1:20 p.m.     –   1:30 p.m.       Wrap-up and close Cost: $25.00 per adult (includes delicious lunch!) Location Address: Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building 4800 E. Huron River Drive Ann Arbor, MI. 48105   Meet Your Facilitator:...

Learn More

Listen to Your Clients or Lose Your Business

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Blog, Past Events

Listen to Your Clients or Lose Your Business May 18, 2017, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM A fundamental need of most people is to feel appreciated and this especially applies to customers. Seventy six percent of consumers view their experience as the basis for how much a company values them. If you have lost business to a competitor, it could be that your customers felt ignored. Why should anyone attend this workshop? Statistics reveal that businesses fail to resolve consumer problems 50% of the time even with an experienced customer care staff. News of poor service reaches twice as many people as news about a positive experience. Without ongoing customer service training, businesses will continue to come up short and will watch the competition abscond with their clients. This workshop will: Help participants gain insight to deliver celebrity status service; retain clients and attract competitor’s clientele. Engage the participants in role playing for the purpose of improving listening and communication skills with internal/external customers, the C-Suite, vendors and suppliers. Dig deep into the fact that customer service goes beyond the purchase of goods and services. It involves the activities before, during and after a prospect decides to buy. Reveal useful insight – get best value in placing the right...

Learn More

Are You Making These 3 Wicked Awful Webcam Mistakes?

Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in Blog

The web offers so many opportunities to connect with colleagues, clients, strategic partners and even your next boss! More and more you’re “meeting” people face to face via your webcamera. Skype, Google Hangouts, Ustream and video webinars let you connect, sell, interview and teach no matter where you’re located. But, with technology comes great responsibility! Next time you sit in front of your adoring public, follow these simple DOs so you DON’T make wicked webcam mistakes. 1. Stop SWIVELING There’s no sniveling in business and definitely no swiveling! This is a must whether you are on camera or in person. 99.9% of the population of the world will swivel if seated in a swivel chair. It is comforting to rock yourself from side to side. It’s an unconscious reflex but on camera it’s deadly. How sinister is a little swiv? You may cause motion sickness for your viewer! You’re drawing your viewer’s attention to your movement and away from your message! Distraction disaster. Unless you’re a mime, avoid this. You look nervous and unsure (even if you aren’t.) 2. Eliminate Background Noise Get rid of the background noise so they can hear you and focus on the brilliance you’re unleashing! Be aware of what is appearing behind you when you’re on camera. Is...

Learn More