Alex Gregory, Compelling Speaker

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When I learned that Alex Gregory would speak at the Terry Third Thursday breakfast–sponsored monthly by the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia–I knew I would attend. Alex and I became acquainted when I was vice president of Georgia College. Alex was an alumnus of the college, and a fast-rising corporate leader with YKK in nearby Macon, Georgia.

EXCELLENT ROLE MODEL FOR SPEAKERS

On several occasions a couple of decades ago, I heard Alex make presentations, both at his headquarters and on campus. Even then, he demonstrated powerful communication skills.

While he spoke at breakfast this morning, he held the audience spellbound. After the program, I told him he would make a grand role model for my Speech Coaching clients.

Not surprisingly, he has reached the top level in business, serving now as President/CEO and Chairman of the Board of YKK Corporation of America.

HIS THEME
Alex’s theme for today’s program: “Adapting through innovation.” Among his most striking statements:

“Profitability has never been our first and only goal.”

And quoting YKK’s founder, Tadao Yoshida: “No one prospers unless he renders benefits to others.”

Addressing the impression that YKK manufactures only zippers, Gregory described a vast variety of other products, including vinyl windows, curtain rods, bumpers for automobiles, and inflatable collars for pilots.

HEAR ALEX GREGORY’S SPEECH
You can hear Alex Gregory’s Terry College of Business speech, either through Webcast or Podcast, by clicking this link:
http://bit.ly/13ibCl9

GREAT WITH ONE-ON-ONE CONTACT, TOO
Besides mastering the art of speaking to a group, Alex Gregory interacted with the audience masterfully during informal conversations before and after his program. I was delighted to be among those he gave full attention to individually.

STUDENT RESPONSE
Several of the university’s outstanding business students attended. My prediction: Alex Gregory energized them to pursue courses and coaching to elevate their speaking skill, having seen the gripping communication competence of a top executive. Yes, Alex was indeed that impressive.

WE WELCOME YOUR COMMENTS
Alex and I will welcome your comments. Go to the end of the blog entry in the section below and click NO COMMENTS if none have been made, or if comments have been made click 1 comment, 2 comments, or whatever the comments button says. The comments section will appear.

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You’ll find beneficial guidelines for business communication and for speaking with “poise, power, and persuasion.” Click “Like” to stay connected for updates.

Vital Networking Resources

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I want you to succeed in your career. That’s why I am sharing these vital networking resources with you. Not only will dynamic networking accelerate your career progress, you will meet many fantastic people–who will become advisers, friends, colleagues, mentors, coaches, and role models.

And yes. . . you will attract clients and customers, too.

Now, let’s look at networking information that has worked for me and for many hundreds of other professionals.

YOU TUBE VIDEOS
Here are networking-related videos I have posted on You Tube. Search for them by title.

“Top Communication Keys from Business Expert Mike Banks”
“Remember More Names This Easy Way”
“Gina Carr Describes the Benefit of Tribes”
“Support Yourself with Upbeat Self Talk”

AUDIO CD
You will benefit from learning, “How to Make a Sizzling First Impression!” That’s the title of my audio CD, formatted also for immediate download in mp3 format. Available for purchase on my Web site’s shopping cart:
http://commlampton.com/store/index.htm

INTERVIEWS WITH RICKY STEELE

Twitter
http://thecompletecommunicator.com/?p=2436

LinkedIn
http://thecompletecommunicator.com/?p=2512

Faceboook
http://thecompletecommunicator.com/?p=2471

INFORMAL NETWORKING

http://thecompletecommunicator.com/?p=2481

BOOKS
Ricky Steele, The Heart of Networking, 2nd edition
Robert S. Littell, The Heart and Art of NetWeaving
Dan Sherman, Maximum Success with LinkedIn

I invite you to watch my video reviews of these 3 books on Amazon.

Also, be sure to get Terry Brock’s book, Relationship Marketing

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NETWORKING COACHING
I have benefited from several coaches who taught me the strategies I am sharing with you now. Consider how I can strengthen your outreach through my Networking Coaching.

When clients live close by, the Coaching takes place on site. When clients are not located nearby, distance learning works well, through Skype, video, phone sessions, and other methods. Currently I am working productively with a client based in Detroit.

NOW TAKE ACTION!. . . .

As I said at the outset, I’m happy to recommend these networking resources. Now it’s up to you. Study these materials time and again, put them into action–and enjoy the accelerated pace you’ll experience in your career.

CONTACT ME

Contact me, so we can design a customized networking plan for you.

mailto:drbill@championshipcommunication.com

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