GUEST: Thom Singer
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Join us to listen with Thom Singer, the conference catalyst about the value of networking. Of all the ways to get clients, there is no better way than having a personal connection. Call this what you want, but when you make a personal connection, it adds to your credibility. When you make that personal touch, clients will call you. Of course, you still need to follow up with an exceptional website, content rich blogs, writing hundreds of articles for other publications and perhaps your own book. Get to know your client; what are their needs and get them on your list. Use this show as your guide to create your marketing strategies. When you make a personal touch, your clients will be calling you.
About Our Guest
Thom Singer is the co-founder and director of training at Davis / Hill Solutions LLC. He is a professional speaker, corporate trainer, author, and consultant. His latest venture is as a podcaster, and he is the host of the “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do Podcast”. As someone who has taught networking and communication skills for a decade… in just three months he proclaims his podcast is the BEST networking tool he has ever seen in his career.
Thom has over 20 years of sales, marketing, public relations, business development and networking experience with Fortune 500 Companies, AM Law 100 law firms, and entrepreneurial ventures. He regularly speaks at corporate seminars, conventions and law firm meetings around the country teaching professionals the importance of cultivating business relationships and presentation skills as a means to furthering their careers.
He also keynotes conference sessions or serves as the Master of Ceremonies as “The Conference Catalyst” (www.ConferenceCatayst.com) at multi-day business events. His program is focused on helping create a connection culture and positively impact the conference attendee experience.
Thom and his wife, Sara, make their home in Austin, Texas and are the parents of two “highly-spirited” daughters.
Most Memorable Business Failure
Early in my career I met a key person who could have helped me, and I blew the chance by talking too much. I am one who likes to tell stories, but I learned that you have to ask more questions when you meet someone new. This person trashed me to some other key people (who told me), and never would give me a second chance to get to know each other. I learned to not blabber on (as much)… and I learned to be a person who gives second chances easily.
I had spent years hoping and wishing…. But on April 1st 2009 I got laid off from a corporate marketing job… and had to take the leap. I never looked back.
Favorite Success Quote
Man in the arena ~Theodore Roosevelt
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Favorite Business Book
7 habits of highly effective people (yes, over 30 years old, but had largest impact on my life)
Most Influential Person
Web site: http://www.thomsinger.com