In this presentation called "How the Patient Experience Is Changing," e4e partner Dr. Dan Fazio explains how health care in the United States is moving from a provider-centric philosophy to one more focused on the patient. He also discusses the strengths and weaknesses of American medicine, how to improve the patient experience and offers advice […]
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In this presentation called "How Show-And-Tell Can Help You Sell," e4e partner Cynthia Correll explains how to present intangible services to prospects and the importance of communicating value. She offers different examples of businesses successfully showing the value of their services that can't be "shown" through conventional means.
In this presentation called "When Do You Cut the Cord, and Let That Prospect Go?," e4e partner John Eyres discusses the results of a survey answering that exact question. He offers different strategies for following up with prospects and explains how they might work differently in different industries. At the end of the presentation, John […]
You probably started your business because you’re passionate about the products you make or the services you provide. The last thing you want to think about is the law and how it impacts your business. But the law affects your business, so you should be informed. Here are a few legal questions that you should […]
In this presentation called "Every Challenge Has a Solution," e4e partner Cathy Sexton describes her four step process for overcoming challenges in the workplace. She explains how to identify a problem, find the core causes, brainstorm solutions and how to implement one specific solution.
Led by e4e partner Dale Furtwengler, the "Contrarian Panel" asks the audience to quickly create a fictional character using the popular Dungeons & Dragons roll playing game as a guideline. As part of the exercise, the audience is asked how closely their actual selves resemble their character and what they learned about themselves. The panel […]
In this presentation called "Don’t Divorce Your Past - Embrace It," e4e partner Karen Fox describes her experience with overcoming a professional tragedy and how she learned to move forward. She explains how these types of life events can impact our identity and the importance of re-creating positive self perceptions.
In this presentation called "Overcoming Mistrust: Injecting Credence and Credibility into Your Content," e4e partner Will Hanke discusses five strategies to increase the credibility of your web content. He explains how to use academic research, expand on ideas effectively, avoid link baiting, use active voice and he stresses the importance of taking the highroad.
In this presentation called "Calm Amidst Chaos," e4e partner Dale Furtwengler lays out a seven step process for dealing with stressful situations. He explains how he sets aside unhelpful emotions and the techniques he uses to find the core issues and the best solutions as quickly as possible.
In this segment of Business Approved, e4e partner Will Hanke discusses some of his favorite financial phone applications including Quick Books, Square's Cash App and Facebook Messenger.
In this presentation called "Do Only the Strong Survive?," e4e partner Mary Kutheis leads a discussion about the assumptions we make in the workplace. She stresses the importance of questioning assumptions and the ability to change your own perspective.
In this presentation called "The Price Is Right! The Best Service for the Most Money," e4e partner Thad James explains the importance of understanding the prices you charge and communicating the reason behind those prices to your customers. He discusses communicating value instead of features, addressing clients' pain points and increasing customer loyalty.
Led by e4e partner Dale Furtwengler, the "Contrarian Panel" explored this question: "Is perseverance really the primary key to successfully running a business, and if so, what are the things that help you persevere?" The panel and audience had a lively discussion, captured in this video...
In this presentation called "Eliminating the Guilt & Taking Time for Me," e4e partner Lori St. Clair leads a discussion about the guilt that arises from an unhealthy life/work balance. She explains where stress comes from, how it grows and offers advice for maintaining your mental health as a busy professional.
In this presentation called "The Care and Feeding of Your LLC," e4e partners Brian Rogers and Andy Magnus explain how creating a limited liability company (LLC) helps protect your business and personal assets. They discuss how a business owner transfers their current business into an LLC, common mistakes made when operating an LLC and some […]
In this presentation called "Growing a Valuable Organization on a Shoestring," e4e partners Karen Hoffman and Cynthia Correll discuss how Karen successfully created her nonprofit organization, Gateway to Dreams. Karen emphasizes the importance of building a strong support network as a fist step. She also explains how to keep a team motivated and navigate financial […]
In this presentation called "Creating a Miracle Life," e4e partner Richard Terry talks about the three things that helped better his life in the past three years. He offers advise on how to reduce stress, increase positivity and extends a challenge to make a positive change in your life.
In this presentation called "How to Use Simple Surveys to Improve and Grow Your Business," e4e partner Tom Ruwitch explains how to grow your business through the use of customer surveys. He discusses how they can increase customer engagement, help close sales and maximize the lifetime value of current customers.
In this presentation called "Improv's Everyday Uses," e4e partner Dale Furtwengler discusses the professional and personal benefits of improvisation exercises. He leads volunteers through some of his favorite exercises and shows how they can be used to develop listening skills, creativity and team cohesion.
In this presentation called "Business Is Growing - When Do I Hire?," e4e partner Lori St. Clair talks about the mental obstacles of hiring new people and the benefits of overcoming those obstacles. She explains the importance of knowing your professional priorities, knowing when to hire and understanding a new employee as an investment.
In this presentation called "Are You Living Your Best Story?," e4e partners Bill Prenatt & Glenda Woolley discuss the personal and professional benefits of "intentional living". The discussion is designed to help develop the motivated self-awareness and positive mindset necessary for living your best life.
In this presentation called "The Power of Strategic Alliances," e4e partner Lisa Oxenhandler heads a discussion that offers advice on finding the best strategic business partners. Understanding core criteria for prospective partners, properly communicating with partners and finding partners who align with your business's values are all topics that are covered.
In this presentation called "5 Points of Wellness," e4e partner Dr. Dan Fazio explains some of the core principles of leading a healthy and fulfilling life. He distills the concepts into five key points and weighs the importance each.
In this presentation called "How to Use a Microphone Like a Pro," e4e partner Steve Gamache explains how to use a microphone to enhance professional presentations. He discusses the do's and do not's of using a microphone and offers tips on microphone positioning, speaking and volume control.
In this presentation called "Navigating the Changing Landscape of Social Media," Karen Fox discusses the value of social media for businesses in connecting with clients and customers. She explains the importance of developing a media strategy, the changing trends in social media and the advantages of different social platforms.