Changing Tides... Can You Relate to This?
I'm part of a large distributor organization and enjoy the camaraderie we have. After lunch with one of our corporate VP's recently, we headed back to the office for birthday cake. A few of us casually brainstormed some ideas for one of our colleagues. I was blown away by the creativity in the room and the ideas the group came up with, all over a piece of birthday cake. I thought this account executive was armed with some really good ideas that could earn her a significant amount of business. Getting ideas from others provided a competitive advantage.
Even if you don't have a direct source to bounce ideas off, you still have opportunity to build beneficial business relationships. I'm privileged to network with some brilliant people in the industry. Through the years I've gotten to know a few great folks and have built lasting friendships with them. This opportunity is available to everyone. Get involved with your Regional Association, go to trade shows, attend education classes, get to know your multi-line reps, benefit from online resources like Promo Kitchen and FreePromoTips. There is a wealth of information out there if you seek it.
Here's to an awesome 2012!
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