Can Revenue Growth Occur Without In-Person Events?

Recent events have significantly affected the economic climate over the past month. That’s undeniable.

Social distancing measures and stay home orders have been implemented for everyone’s wellbeing, which means that in-person functions like tradeshows, conferences, and networking events have been canceled. For B2B companies that rely on these face-to-face events to drive revenue, this creates an indisputable barrier.

So, what does that mean? Has a portion of your future business been permanently lost? Are there still deals out there to be made right now? How do you adopt a revenue growth management mindset during these unpredictable times? Are your organizational objectives for the year still attainable?

The world has changed, but the goal has not.

Topics: Revenue Growth Events Networking Strategic Revenue Growth Revenue Generation Referrals Change Management

CAMPS 2019 MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE – You are invited!

The upcoming CAMPS Manufacturing Conference on June 12, 2019 continues the tradition with 200 expected to attend. The conference presents to us practical applications to use current technology now, not ‘someday’ in the future.

I am especially interested in the keynote where Andy Luse will present his insights about the 4th industrial revolution. I am also curious about the A.I. breakout session as we learn about the myths and realities.

Topics: Events Manufacturing CAMPS

“Becoming a Thought Leader” – CAMPS Leadership Forum

Another Leadership Forum is happening in March for members of Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS).  The forum will be at the offices of Clark Number in Bellevue, WA on March 27. I will have the honor of presenting on the topic of “Becoming a Thought Leader”.

Topics: Leadership Events Brand Management CAMPS Brand Integrity

Celebrating Excellence as CAMPS Recognizes Achievements in Manufacturing

On November 15, 2018 CAMPS (Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound) celebrated the successes and achievements in manufacturing in the Puget Sound region.  Regence, Capital Benefit Services and Shannon & Associates sponsored the fabulous event. The emcee for the evening was Randy Gardiner, President of CAMPS Board of Directors.

Topics: Events Awards Manufacturing CAMPS

2018 CAMPS Manufacturing Conference (Post-Event Summary)

Without manufacturing companies, we would not have the quality of life we currently enjoy. They ‘make stuff’ is often taken for granted and what they build can be the difference between life and death.

Manufacturers are often under-appreciated as they work invisibly to deliver products that change our lives. Employees typically do not have glamorous work spaces and may appear unimpressive since their work clothing is more for function and safety than style.

Manufacturers are in a word: “Remarkable”. This is why I have come to appreciate CAMPS (Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound) as they do a great job of supporting local manufacturers.

CAMPS has grown membership of nearly 300 companies, organizations, education, and government partners supporting the region’s most innovative, high performing, and collaborating companies. These companies are focusing collectively on:

  • Serving domestic and international markets
  • CAMPS, as an organization, has taken a leadership role in 21st Century Workforce solutions
  • CEO’s and other leaders have adopted a primary goal of improving the image of Manufacturing to all sectors of the community, with a special focus on youth programs and transitioning military personnel

If you believe as I do about the importance of manufacturers and interested in giving support, providing service or products, you can learn more here.

What you might have missed:

On June 7th, nearly 200 CAMPS Members, industry experts, and guests were introduced to the future of manufacturing. The prime message was how technology is enabling manufacturing to reach new heights.

Topics: Events News Manufacturing CAMPS

CAMPS 2018 MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE – You are invited!

The upcoming CAMPS Manufacturing Conference on June 7th is expected to be one of the best yet. With over 200 expected to attend, the conference will present practical applications to use current technology now, not ‘someday’ in the future. I am especially interested in the keynote where Bill Hill will give an overview of IoT used in manufacturing. Of course, the robot demonstration will raise some eyebrows, but don’t be expecting a “Lost in Space” robot.

Topics: Events Manufacturing CAMPS

SCORE Seattle Event: Starting & Growing a Consulting Business

On February 23rd, many attended a SCORE class: “Starting and Growing a Consulting Business” at Greater Seattle SCORE in Seattle, led by John Martinka. I was honored to be a panelist along with Dave Shapiro.

Topics: Events Professional Development

Learning the 3P Strategy Framework: Purpose-Principles-Priorities Presented by Robbie Bach

Last week I attended the “Getting the Deal Done Breakfast Conference” in Bellevue, WA. The topic was: “The Importance of Strategy and Culture in Middle Market Companies and Deal Making.”  The conference was outstanding with 100 attendees benefiting from the expert panel, keynote and networking.

Topics: Leadership Events Innovation