Seminar attendees have an extra incentive for listening to free sound business advice: Southwest Airlines is providing two roundtrip tickets to any destination in the continental U.S. A drawing will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 20.
“Each time someone attends a seminar, he can sign up again for the drawing,” explained Robbie Bell, special projects director for the Mississippi Business Journal. “Only seminar attendees are eligible.”
Sponsored by BankPlus, this year’s nine seminars offer gems of information from the importance of networking to retirement planning to becoming the most productive employee possible to radically changing your attitude in a half-hour.
“The Power of Networking,” presented by Discover Your Dream’s Rick McCreary at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 20, is a go-to seminar for sales professionals looking to better their careers and sales “without sitting by the phone waiting for it to ring or making those dreaded cold calls,” said McCreary.
“This seminar will help teach the power and influence of networking so you will always have new sales and sales leads finding you,” he said. “No more cold calls! This tool can really enhance your income and lead to a steady stream of lifelong sales coming to you.”
McCreary will kick off the seminar lineup with “What type of Sales Dog Are You?” at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, and will also reveal to attendees how to “Radically Change Your Attitude In Less Than 30 Minutes,” later that day at 1 p.m.
Enrich Your Sunrise’s Taylor Tagg will present three seminars: “You Can Be The Most Productive Employee At Work,” at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, followed the next day with “New Marketing Strategies for Small Business Owners” at 10:30 a.m., and “TEAM — How to Build and Maintain A Championship Team” at 12:30 p.m.
“I’ll tell people eight ways to increase their productivity and become more valuable to organizations,” said Tagg. “I’ll also explain the seven elements required to implement and maintain a championship team. The marketing strategies seminar is essentially for small business owners, and I’ll specifically tell them how to create and implement an effective marketing statement. The tips I’ll give people will help them become assets to their company and also help them in their personal development as individuals.”
DeLeisa R. Boykin, a fifth-year investment representative for Edward Jones, will present “Retirement: New Ways to Plan for Tomorrow Today,” Wednesday, January 19, at noon, and a panel from Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions will present, “How Can GIS Technology Help Your Business?” Thursday, January 20, at 11:30 a.m.
Panelists for the discussion include Eddie Hanebuth, president of Digital Quest; Craig Harvey, CIO of NVision Solutions; Clark Love, CEO of Forest One; and Tom Strange, director of geospatial solutions for Radiance Technology.
Dr. Bob Litro, author and training specialist, will unveil “Using and Managing Stress to Your Advantage,” Wednesday, January 19 at 2 p.m.
“The three principles will be managing your thinking because the challenge is with ourselves — the one in the mirror,” he said. “I’m going to provide a couple of points on how we can strengthen ourselves and take more control of the choices that we make.
“The important thing I’ve learned from doing these programs is that stress is not the bad thing. It’s the distress. Stress is really a stimuli, which can be good or bad, depending on how we handle it. How we react is important, and if you’re married, you know that to be true. Sometimes, we simply need to say no. Biting off more than we can chew causes indigestion.”
Contact MBJ contributing writer Lynne W. Jeter at email@example.com.