You’ll Never Know Until You Try
TEACHING A CLASS. When the girls were six months old, I got pretty evangelical about making their baby food as opposed to buying jars in the stores. So I offered to teach a class on it at my library. Next thing you know, I have a time slot, (1.5 hours – sheesh!) and actual students. No turning back now. I have no qualifications other than being a Mom who wanted her girls to be as healthy as possible. I assumed there were others out there like me, and it turns out I was right.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS. I was contacted by a paper company to speak about ways to increase sales to their customers in conjunction with a new product launch. So this year at GRAPH EXPO, my partner-in-crime Bill F. and I will be giving a joint presentation. If you told me a year ago that folks would be PAYING me to talk, I might have laughed at you. A LOT.
Here is my point: If there is something you want to try, try it. If there is something you want to learn, learn it. If there is someone you want as a customer, GO GET ’EM, TIGER. And if you need help, get it. That is all.
Blogger, author, consultant, coach and all around evangelist for the graphic arts industry, Kelly sold digital printing for 15 years so she understands the challenges, frustrations and pitfalls of building a successful sales practice. Her mission is to help printers of all sizes sell more stuff. Kelly's areas of focus include sales and marketing coaching, enabling clients to find engagement strategies that work for them and mentoring the next generation of sales superstars.
Kelly graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science and, among other notable accomplishments, co-founded the Windy City Rollers, a professional women's roller derby league. She is also the mother of two sets of twins under the age of ten, so she fears nothing.