Another special CAPS meeting was held last weekend. 30 people were entertained and educated on how to “Book More Business.” Lois Creamer was everything promised — and more.
Morning and afternoon, the tips just kept on coming. Everyone in attendance left with useful strategies to explore and implement, from new in the industry to seasoned veterans. How to sell yourself to corporate clients and associations and what are the differences; marketing through written material; selling products; the use of social media; positioning statements; the three Ms; 10 questions you need to ask a client… the list of tools and tips went on and on.
Lois was gracious, powerful and riveting. We are very grateful to her for coming to Manitoba and sharing her expertise with us.
It was not just one person who thought Lois was great. Here are some quotes from members in attendance:
“Lois provided me with answers to developing my business, my positioning statement, questionnaires, and social media. Wow!”
“Lois was incredible! She shared so much valuable information.”
“I thought Lois was one of the best speakers we’ve had since I joined CAPS.”
Sherry L. Benson-Podolchuk was our Speaker Showcase feature and she was awesome. She delivered her presentation with passion and energy. We all got to know Sherry better and that is what speaker Showcase is all about. If anyone would like to be a Showcase Speaker in the new year, please contact Dianne McCoy. We would like all of our members to present at our meetings so we understand each other better.
Michael was our emcee and kept our meeting on a positive tone. We shared good news and help our annual AGM. The president’s report and our financial statements and budget were all presented and then we held elections.
Our incoming CAPS Manitoba 2014 Board includes:
- Rolande Kirouac as President
- Dianne McCoy as President Elect
- Lila Larson (secretary)
- Charlene Hiebert (treasurer)
- Noreen Kolesar (membership)
- Anders Boulanger (logistics)
- Laurie Barkman (special events)
- Anna Coleshaw-Echols (marketing & communication)
- Stephanie Staples (member-at-large)
- Jacquie Nagy (member-at-large)
Other members will be contributing to our chapter as well including: Ingrid Reid – newsletter, Zofia Dove – Speaker School, John Hindle – past-president. Please contact Rolande if you would like to be involved – firstname.lastname@example.org
This Meeting Recap was written by:
John Hindle, CAPS Manitoba 2013 President