What are your key ingredients for a successful Elevator Pitch – Inspire to Inquire

To deliver an effective elevator speech, 30 second intro or when someone asks you what do you do, in any situation you must understand a few things;

1) who you are talking with
2) what you want to achieve from that conversation
3) what value you bring to that person.

These questions and your answers will help you focus in on answering these questions at a moments notice when it is your time to deliver your 30 seconds of fame!

Your Passion – why do you care are about what you do

Why do you do what you do?

I became/joined/partnered in the endeavor because?


Their Passion – why should they care about what you do?

What are the benefits to the person/group you are speaking to

What value do you provide?

How can you help their business?


What do you want them to do?

Speak to me now about _____________________________________________________________________

Contact me at _____________________________________________________________________

Call me when you are ready for _____________________________________________________________________

List Five Reasons why you are in this business


List Five benefits a client would enjoy working with you



List Five benefits a referral partner would enjoy working with you


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Nine Networking Nuggets

Networking truly is an art not a science.

If you ask any successful networker they will all agree on one very important aspect of networking success. That is to be effective you need to understand it is all but building relationships. I agree with that also but who do you want to build a relationship with, for what purpose and do you say, well maybe………. way too often?

Here are Nine ideas to keep in mind in regards to networking.

Know before you go

1) Who do you want to meet?
Prospect or Partner? There is a big difference in your conversation depending on why you are speaking to someone.

2) Is it the right networking event?
So many to choose from which do you attend?

Free events generally attract the larger groups are at different locations and are sponsored. The exciting part is you never know who will attend. Be prepared to meet a lot of people. Let them speak first and then decide if they are a Prospect, Partner or someone to pass on.

Workshop events have a different mindset. They tend to be a smaller crowd and less time for generally networking. Be sure to arrive for the coffee, cocktails or free time before the presentation begins, this is when you will meet the attendees. The attendees are there to learn and grow, good place to look for strategic partners.

Business Development groups – it is true that everywhere you go you are networking, but not every where you go are you selling. At a free or workshop event you tell people how great you, the services you provide, your strengths. At a business development it is all about the areas you need to improve on, An ideal way to gain great advice, understand that many of us are challenged by the same things and if a strategic partner is what you need this is an ideal place to find one.

3) How should I dress?
Interestingly enough I hear this question often.

Mildred Ehrenfeld Nightingale Management Services, LLC meet your clients where your clients meet

Healthcare providers in the United States are faced with one of our nation’s greatest challenges. Despite spending twice as much as other industrialized countries, our outcomes remain average and our healthcare delivery system more often provides “ill care” as opposed to “health care”.

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Strategies of Success Podcast with Mildred Ehrenfeld

Conceived and developed a healthcare model to provide primary care by nurse practitioners with a focus on prevention. This model will be replicated in retail settings throughout the state of New York. The purpose of these centers is to improve patient options while making health care affordable and easily accessible to all community members.

Strategies of Success Podcast with Mildred Ehrenfeld

Mildred Ehrenfeld
CEO, Nightingale Management Services, LLC

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Brian A Cohen Host

Ken Greenberg Patient Innovations and OnTime Care® The brightest ideas

Join Ken I as we discuss Patient Innovations. A fascinating company that bolsters customer service, increases efficiency and may just improve your safety efforts.

Listen to Ken Greenberg’s interview on Strategies of Success

Patient Innovations and OnTime Care®  is designed to focus on the needs and goals of both the patient and the facility they are in.

green logo_newAiming for a higher level of efficiency and care is always a goal. You can have any business and apply that thought. Ken Greenberg and Akram Boutros, MD FACHE  have designed a system that can you take that thought and make it into an actionable idea.

Ken Greenberg, 516-983-4050, ken@patientinnovations.comAkram Boutros, MD FACHE, 516-815-8118,  | akram@patientinnovations.com

Ken Greenberg explains Patient Innovations on the Daily Blu with ask Mr. Long Island.

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Margaret Marshall Shares some of her 10 easy-to-follow tips for grocery shopping

Healthy Living Expert Margaret Marshall shares with us her ideas on food shopping and where a few simple changes will make a big difference

Strategies of Success Podcast Listen live 12pm est on Nov 10th or to the archive anytime thereafter

MArgaret Marshall 2The grocery store can be the key to your health or the downward spiral to poor eating. Before you purchase food items, consider not only what you want to eat but also how you want to feel after you’ve eaten. You always want to think before you eat to insure your after-eating feelings will be of well-being, satisfaction, and good health. This process will help you choose food on the supermarket shelves wisely.

Use these 10 easy-to-follow tips for grocery shopping:

Margaret Marshall, an articulate communicator, provides expert guidance and teaches uncomplicated, realistic strategies to maintain a healthy mindset and lifestyle. Margaret’s strategies empower you to live a productive and healthy life.•appearances on National and regional TV programs•heard on radio stations across the country•wellness consultant; Verizon Fios Morning News & FIOS1 “Push Pause”•regularly presents one-minute “Weight A Minute” segments on FIOS1

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Contact info
Margaret E. Marshall, Pres.
P.O Box 89
Nesconset, NY 11767-0089

or email: margaret@margaretmarshallassoc.com

Dan Dougherty Living life to its fullest as a patient advocate with Epilepsy

Living with Epilepsy on a day to day basis can best be explained by one type of person. Someone diagnosed with it, who is now a patient advocate, a public speaker and is very open about his challenges and successes.

Strategies of Success Podcast Interview 11/3/15 12pm est listen live or to the archive

Dan Dougherty.

I am forty- year odon dald man who who enjoys life and engaging with people!

As a person with epilepsy and trained Toastmaster, I am offering myself to speak about this mysterious disorder from a personal perspective.

I am trained by the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA as a Patient Advocate. This training and my personal experience qualify me to speak about epilepsy with authority. I believe epilepsy should be brought out of the shadows of the past and into the light of the present.

My Story published in Neurology Now:


Strategies of Success Podcast Interview 11/3/15 12pm est listen live or to the archive

10.29.15 1:30pm est podcast – Kevin Thompson Three steps to creating a transformational customer experience

Did you know that businesses spend 90% of their marketing budgets attracting new customers rather than engaging and customizing the experience of their current customers in an effort to keep them?  In this economy of shrinking resources the key to being successful is utilizing your limited resources to your best advantage.

Thompson KevinKevin Thompson, CEO and owner of Inspired Communications LLC, is a Customer Service, Six Sigma Process Improvement Expert and Business Strategist. He leverages more than 25 years of experience in customer service, leadership and process improvement management, inspiring staff and leaders to optimal performance. Acknowledged for transforming a unionized staff of 50 with mediocre customer service skills to be the leading department for customer service in the organization, Kevin has demonstrated expertise that he wants to share with your organization.

A multi-award winning professional speaker Kevin has been honored by Toastmasters International (a communications and leadership club) as a distinguished communicator and leader. A district speech contest winner for two consecutive years in a pool of more than 5,000 people in New York and New Jersey, Kevin graduated from Rutgers University with a Masters in Public Administration, a Six Sigma Black Belt in process improvement, a member of the National Honor Society for Public Affairs & Administration, and an undergraduate degree from Tufts University


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Kevin Thompson MPA DTM

Strategies of Success Blog Talk presents Spinning for the CCFA with Adina Wolf

Adina Wolf will be spinning to raise money to help find for the IBD Diseases of Crohns and Colitis

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Live show at 12pm est 10/20/15 – archive version anytime there after

I spin for so many people living their lives with these diseases — countless amazing people I met through my incredible job with CCFA, some wonderful and inspiring friends and family members, but most of all my mom. My mom has always been one of my biggest supporters, and as such she participated in two half marathons for CCFA, while I was working there (raising over $10,000!!) mostly because she supported me and causes that I care about, and because she’s just pretty fantastic. But, in an ironic turn of events, this year she was diagnosed with Crohn’s — what are the chances?! Well, about 1 in 200 to be exact, but if you look at my network you would think it’s so many more. Thank you for supporting me and my mom as we take small steps/spin towards cures in the near future!

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are both major categories of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). IBD affects an estimated 1.6 million Americans. These chronic diseases tend to run in families and they affect males and females equally. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract and may affect any part from the mouth to the anus. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory condition limited to the colon, otherwise known as the large intestine.

Donation Page  – http://online.ccfa.org/site/TR?px=2793815&fr_id=5541&pg=personal

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Host Brian A Cohen

Events supported by Strategies of Success

Did you ever wonder what a confident speaker really looks like? Take a look in your mirror and you will see a truly confident speaker. Maybe not today and perhaps not even tomorrow. But with the right amount of dedication you will be amazed at how fast your speaking will improve and how much your confidence will grow.

My Home club meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays on the StonyBrook, NY University Campus
Clubs are throughout the world and can be easily located by searching here

CCFA Take Steps StonyBrook, NY Oct 25th
Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis is CCFA’s largest fundraising event having touched over 240,000 people and raised nearly $60M to help further the Foundation’s mission.

Our Take Steps walks offer a wonderful day for family, friends and the community to celebrate all of the efforts that have been put forth in raising funds towards our mission. Our walk events are filled with live music, food, kids’ entertainment, educational materials, and, of course, wonderful exposure for our corporate partners. In 2014, more than 70,000 people joined us nationwide, helping us raise $11M.

82 cents of every dollar raised goes towards breakthrough research, public and professional education, and patient support services in communities across the nation.

Miller Business Center
Besides the ongoing programs that are free to attend. They announced a new series of courses designed to forward-looking individuals, businesses and organizations seeking high-level/specialized training that is both local and affordable.

Nov 20th – Project Management – $199.00
Dec 4th – Sales and Marketing – $199.00
Jan 8th – Leadership – $199.00

CCFA Support Groups throughout LI, Adult Group meets at The Wang Center – Stony Brook, NY

Behind closed doors thousands of our fellow Long Islanders suffer from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Diseases that are not openly talked about but affect either someone you know or, in many cases, someone they know.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD  – Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are both major categories of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). IBD affects an estimated 1.6 million Americans. These chronic diseases tend to run in families and they affect males and females equally. While IBD can affect anyone, Caucasians are more likely than other ethnic groups to have IBD. The diseases are especially prevalent in Jews of European descent (Ashkenazi Jews). African Americans and Hispanics in the United States are increasingly affected.

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract and may affect any part from the mouth to the anus. Read more about the signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory condition limited to the colon, otherwise known as the large intestine. Read more about the signs and symptoms of ulcerative colitis.

The CCFA – Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation supports research and education on a global scale. On Long Island the CCFA Chapter based in Garden City, hosts many educational and fundraising events, such as three Take Steps LI walks and support groups in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

We invite you to visit the website, http://www.ccfa.org, for further information about Crohn’s and colitis.

If you have been diagnosed with Crohn’s or colitis and would like more information about our support groups, please call 516-222-5530. Meetings are held in Garden City, Dix Hills and Stony Brook.  There is no fee to attend.  Registration is necessary. and all meeting leaders have attended the CCFA facilitator training program.

The Suffolk County LI Adult Group meets at the Wang Center, Stony Brook University on the Third Thursday of each month from 6:15pm – 7:45pm. Next meeting is September 17th. Please call 516-222-5530 to register.

What will Toastmasters give you the courage and confidence to accomplish? Dan Dougherty

Strategies Of Success - actionable ideas in business, learning and community:

Join Dan Dougherty and I at 12pm eastern. Learn how Toastmasters can help you hone your speaking skills

Originally posted on Strategies of Success :

Strategies of Success Radio with guest Dan Dougherty

originally taped 10/6/15 listen live at 12pm est please follow link

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This is one for Toastmasters around the world. Do you ask your newer members why they joined your club? Why they decided as a guest to attend? After the CC is earned is yet another opportunity to ask what their ultimate goal is with Toastmasters.
Dan Dougherty​ joined his club for a reason, that reason has since grown and he is now giving speeches and promoting Toastmasters every where he speaks. Listen and learn how you can be more effective from a successful members point of view.

What will Toastmasters give you the courage to do?

Dan Dougherty, ACG ALB, was awarded the Charlie & Peggy Roach Founders Award for his years of epilepsy advocacy at the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA 8th’s annual Mardi Gras Gala!

“My toastmasters skills came in…

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