Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Christa Sutton at Laramie Business Roundtable!

Christa Sutton, Success and Image Coach
 Christa Sutton presented "Effective Networking"  at Laramie Business Roundtable at the last Roundtable of this season. First and foremost, "Go on, get out there and tell your story!"  She said you've got about three minutes to tell them about you and what you do in any networking setting. For the first minute, your listener is paying more attention to how you look, and into the second minute is when they start paying attention to your message, and by the third minute their attention will start to focus on how it relates to them.  Attention Laramie business networkers! She had really good things to say about our networking ability! She spoke on how and why networking differs between men and women as well as effective ways to build relationships that will positively affect more than just your career.  Guys like to hear the facts, women want to hear how you feel about the facts.  So integrate both into your message.
I got so much from this Roundtable.  The primary take-away message was be real, be honest, and tell your listener or reader why you do what you do.  I know why I do art.  I love using my art tools like my paints, my pencils, my chalks to touch surfaces, especially my handmade paper, and my canvas. It helps me communicate what I feel about whatever it is I am painting. I like being outdoors for plein air painting.  It is direct conversation with my environment! That's just an example of part of the 1-3 minute message you need to share with whomever you are reaching out to.
Ms. Sutton has an exciting business that helps her clients set goals for success in business and life.  Her new book "Mastering the Art of Success" can be preordered through her website.  Her rates and services are really accessible.  During their work together, whether it's one month or three months or a custom service, clients have acess to her 24/7 and a schedule of activities to complete.  If you are passionate to learn and apply what you learn, this is the right service to help you achieve business and personal goals.  She is a Heartlink Network Member too.  The Network is dedicated to encouraging and empowering women small business professionals to create heartfelt, meaningful relationships with one another that will in turn strengthen their communities. I took the opportunity to check out the website.  You should too! Great organization for cooperative promotion of your woman owned business.
The Roundtable meeting space and administrative support are provided by First Interstate BankU.S. Small Business Administration and Wyoming Women's Business Center sponsor and coordinate the Laramie Roundtable.  The new season of Roundtables throughout Wyoming start again in September.  See you there!

Highlighting Wyoming Women's Business Center Staff Achievements

Rebecca Sissman, Women in Business Champion of the Year, and her new granddaughter, Anabel.
Highlighting Staff Achievements!

We are so proud to tell our clients and all our friends about our own Rebecca Sissman, Office Manager for Wyoming Women’s Business Center. She was recently selected for the Women in Business Champion of the Year Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Steven F. Despain, Wyoming District Director said, “Her hard work, innovative ideas and dedication have made her a success in our community.” Susan Davis, photographer, micro entrepreneur, and client of Works of Wyoming and Wyoming Women’s Business Center, had these things to say about Rebecca. “She is well informed about the programs and grants ...and always imparts this information with kindness and genuine enthusiasm for the success of her clients… I have come to believe that she truly cares about advancing the ability of women to flourish in the business world. Her positive demeanor and shepherding of clients through the process of finding assistance really does make a difference in women’s lives.”  Rebecca also has a brand new granddaughter, Anabel!  Cheers for a busy life, and congrat's again!
Nice job, Rebecca!