Kick-Off the Holiday Season w/NSN Atlanta at Atlanta’s Exclusive Private Club with Atlanta’s Most Sought After LIVE Entertainment!Posted in Uncategorized on November 23, 2011 by nsnatlmktg
On behalf of the National Sales Network Atlanta Chapter, I would like to thank you for attending our 2nd Annual Wine and Jazz Charity Event, “Sips Around the World”. We hosted over 250 guests at the Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery.
The red-carpeted event featured a wine tasting sponsored by Grape Crush Productions, decadent hors d’oeuvres catered by celebrity Chef Delroy Christian, SmartWater, and spirits provided by Savida Sangria, Sinless Margarita, Ultimat Vodka, Tequila Patron.
I would also like to thank our generous event sponsors: Verizon Wireless, Nationwide, Autotrader.com, Tequila Patron, Ultimat Vodka, Mingles (Chef Delroy Christian), SmartWater, Grape Crush Productions, Savida Sangria, Sinless Margarita, EventPro, Ethnic Expressions, and Toni Jackson Photography.
This event garnered a lot of press attention and has been featured in Jezebel Magazine online at http://tinyurl.com/3m5rgvp and Uptown Magazine online at http://tinyurl.com/3cab9so. You can find additional photos of this great event taken by celebrity photographer Paras Griffin at http://tinyurl.com/3czsr54.
The paintings and figurines at our silent auction were courtesy of Ethnic Expressions, who will be opening a new store soon. Visit http://www.ethnicexpressions.com/ for details.
Thanks again for a wonderful event! We look forward to seeing you in August for the Largest Conference and Career Fair for diverse professionals in Sales, Marketing, Finance, Operations, HR, etc. with over 43 hiring companies. Visit our website www.nsnatl.org and check out our blog for additional updates https://nsnatl.wordpress.com/. For mobile updates, text NSNATL to 83936.
NSN Atlanta-Chapter President
Don’t Miss THE Upscale Event of the Season Saturday, June 18th at 8pm at the Exclusive Mason Murer Art GalleryPosted in Uncategorized on June 15, 2011 by nsnatlmktg
ATLANTA, GA, April 6, 2011- After last year’s outstanding turnout at Castleberry Hill’s premier Zucot Gallery, the National Sales Network-Atlanta Chapter is popping the corks again for its second annual “Sips Around the World”.
From 8p.m.- midnight on Saturday, June 18th, 2011, Atlanta’s most notable socialites and African American sales professionals will flock to Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery to mix and mingle, sip fine wines and sample decadent hors d’oeuvres amidst the smooth sounds of live jazz.
Last year’s event was sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, ADP, Ceridian, Medtronic, State Farm, Patron Tequila, Ultimat Vodka, Merrill Lynch, Budweiser, Grape Crush Productions, Ligatt Securities, Verizon Wireless, Savida Sangria, Tax and Accounting Solutions, The Dollhouse, Wine Shoe, Event Pro and Celebrity Chef Delroy Christian. This year the red-carpet event will kick off with complimentary wine tasting and a “meet and greet”, while guest stroll around the gallery’s captivating fine art display.
As the largest organization for diverse sales professionals, NSN will use the wine and charity affair to raise money for its “Tomorrow’s Sales Executives Today” program, which aims to provide scholarships for students attending HBCUs. Also known as T-SET, the program provides black college students the opportunity to further their education, attend the national sales conference, attend monthly NSN meetings and pursue career opportunities in sales/marketing.
“As a graduate of an HBCU, I know the importance of T-SET, especially now, when students are graduating in a struggling economy,” said NSN president, Mecca Moore. “The program provides minority scholars with the chance to network with sponsors/mentors, learn about careers in the field, and interview at the national conference with Fortune 500 companies.”
Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery
199 Armour Dr. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30324
*pictures from last year’s event: http://gparasphotography.net/NSNSips/
For more information or sponsorship for the event, please visit www.nsnatl.org or contact
NSN president, Mecca Moore at:
Part 3: Mastering the Art of Sales -Crawling Vs. Sprinting and Not Losing Your Edge
Previously in Part 1 of this series, we discussed how sales is one of the highest paid professions in the world and although some may not realize it, everyone is in sales. In part 2 we mentioned why it is important to sharpen your sales skills even if your career is not in sales and why a sales career may be a great move to consider.
So you may now be thinking, ‘If everyone is in sales, why do I need to focus on “mastering” my sales skills if I’m not in a sales profession?” Or “I already have strong sales skills. Why do I need to focus on sharpening them?”
There is a difference in simply knowing how to swim or using that ability sparingly vs. being an Olympic Champion at it. Sales professionals would fall in the Olympic Champion category. They have mastered the art of selling. A baby who crawls and a person who sprints both get to their destination. One gets there faster. Both may have intentions on getting through an open doorway, but the key is to get there before the door shuts. When a spur of the moment opportunity arises and an unexpected door opens, one may stumble slightly trying to get to it and take too long and get there right as it shuts. The other will sprint right through it. While it is mentioned that everyone is in sales, the skill of selling is a great skill to “master”. Mastering your sales skills will put you in a position to effortlessly capitalize on opportunities that are presented to you. It could mean the difference between getting to only the second round of a job interview vs. actually receiving the offer, or the difference between receiving the minimum salary offered vs. negotiating a $5,000-$10,000 increase.
If you feel that your sales skills are already strong, that’s fantastic! However, let’s remember that it is best to not get “too comfortable”. Sometimes we may get a little rusty and can always use some polishing. Athletic champions continue to train even after winning trophies or gold medals and proving to be leaders of their craft.
Regardless of your profession, everyone is involved in sales in some way. It is important to sharpen your sales skills so you can be prepared and confident at selling yourself, your product, your service or idea at any point when necessary. Don’t miss out on an opportunity of sharing something with someone due to fear of being “pushy” or pass up on an opportunity because you think you don’t have the personality or that you’re “not good at selling”. Let’s not delay the opportunity to further develop sales skills and/or take advantage of sales business opportunities or careers that may benefit you and take you to the next level, whatever that level may be.
Remember, “Opportunity shows up two times: When you’re prepared, and when you’re not.”