PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE March 2013 Dear Members,
What does your VOICE say about you?
At this month’s educational workshop we have a unique opportunity to learn how to capture the attention of the media and to make our “voice” heard around the world. This got me thinking about how often business leaders, though they may appear successful, have a voice that is not always articulated as clearly as they think it is. This can cause so much extra work and lost opportunities. Your voice represents what you stand for, in essence your “legacy” and in today’s business environment, you can’t afford to be unclear on – the #1 thing you (and your business) stand for. If you don’t know what you stand for, your voice in media and marketing attempts, as well as in your business and team, will be unclear. And we all know that in marketing and sales – being clear is the #1 key to get more Yes’s. So my challenge to you is to take a step back and evaluate your voice. Here are a few questions to ask yourself:
- Is my voice clear or confusing?
- Does my voice represent what I stand for?
- Do I feel confident to share what I believe in?
- Can others feel my passion when I share my voice?
- After all the to-do lists and goals are done, what do I want to leave behind?
- Do my to-do lists and goals support my legacy I want to leave behind (my voice) or not?
You can propel yourself into powerful action, literally transforming your life and the lives around you by finding and staying with your voice. Further, others will know how to serve you and as a result your business will grow rapidly. I challenge you to ponder this and take advantage of this month’s workshop to learn how to share your voice in a big way!Rene’ Johnson
NAWBO SLC President, 2012-2013
The Salt Lake City Chapter of NAWBO has been providing a strong voice and vision for women entrepreneurs and business owners since 1992, and previously to 1980 when the organization was known as UAWBO. We are one of 80 chapters nationwide affiliated with the National Association of Women Business Owners. Give your business a boost by JOINING us today.
A 2004 study by the Center for Women’s Research named Utah the number one state in the country in the percentage growth of women-owned businesses. Utah is home to 102,194 women-owned businesses that generate $23 billion in sales and employ 217,260 people.
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NAWBO/SLC’s Vision and Mission
The National Association of Women Business Owners propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social, and political spheres of power worldwide.
NAWBO/SLC Chapter’s Mission
To provide a vision, a voice, and a forum for women business owners
As an organization with a customer-first philosophy, we:
~Strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of our members and promote economic development
~Create innovative and effective changes in the business culture
~Build strategic alliances, coalitions, and affiliations
~Transform public policy and influence opinion makers