With so many ways to reach out and communicate in 2019, we often forget the powerful impact that our ability to speak publicly and in front of large groups can leave. Focusing on some key aspects of the skill can be the best way to improve yours. I would characterize a successful speech around five points; clarity, posture, grammar, vocabulary, and eye contact. The very first businesses and marketers wouldn't have had a studio or a Twitter account; it would have begun with rhetorical skill. The ability to motivate, inspire, and persuade another person to believe in you or your idea in person is perhaps the most important skill for building a successful message, relationship, or business.
One of the central aspects of growth in 2019 is having not only a valuable and unique value proposition, but a dynamic and well established chain of partners that connect your product to your current as well as potential customers. Your channel of value added resellers and distributors can be the determining factor of building your brand from a small business to a large or even enterprise level company over time. Examining the current successful companies with channel partners which were crucial to their respective success stories is a great place to begin your research for building and planning your channel. There are 3 distinct elements which are present in a robust alignment of channel partners, and they should be at least considered before building yours.
In recent years there have been several significant changes to the way in which businesses approach the market of their prospective consumers. In the past, people had to rely on word of mouth, television, radio or some form of written messaging to reach their market; however, today we have the internet. With it has come a litany of new, exciting and dynamic ways in which companies around the world are using it to place both their value proposition as well as their branding. Creating original and creative content through blogging and sharing it through a multitude of digital channels has become one of the most effective ways to bolster brand awareness. The keys of delivering a successful blog with a high number of viewers are being educational and informative while maintaining a degree of unique objectivity. Remember, people reading your blog don’t only want a documentary, they want a little bit of opinion relating to a topic or project, how the writer felt about it, and why.
On January 23rd and 24th Tampa Bay hosted its annual innovation trade show at the Amalie Arena called Synapse Summit, and it felt more like a roller-coaster ride than a trade show. It attracted over five thousand attendees in a variety of fields and respective verticals. There were numerous C-Level leaders speaking on panels, start-up founders in breakout discussions, cutting edge state-of-the-art technology on display, and an all-access main stage with celebrities and CEO’s of fortune 500 companies giving their input on the future of innovation and entrepreneurs in Tampa Bay and the greater Florida area. There were many areas of note at the Synapse Summit; however, several key areas did manage to steal the show.
There can be no substitute for hard work, and if you want something done right you have to do it yourself. These are the hallmarks of a mindset which has not only the fortitude to endure and a deliverable which is profitable but a resilient message to project to the community at-large. Attempting to launch an idea from your imagination into the free market is not for everyone; moreover, those that would try are often met with ominous challenges as they enter this fast-paced, hyper-competitive environment.