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111: 10 Lessons from 10 Years in Business

Megan and Jason Gillikin celebrate the 10-year anniversary of A Southern Soiree, and Megan shares her top ten lessons learned over the past decade – lessons she’s now bringing into The Planner’s Vault. Weddings for Real is brought to you by The Planner’s Vault, a membership site for wedding planners who are hungry to grow, ready…

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Chapter 6: The Sales Hat

“Make sure you have an elevator pitch for multiple audiences. Don’t wait too long before you start selling. The reality is you need to start selling day one, and you’ll figure things out as you go.  You also don’t want to be a rhinoceros. You don’t want to be someone who’s got a big head…

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721 “Cups of Coffee” in Six Months, with Kelaca CEO Keith Langbo

Keith Langbo just celebrated the 8th anniversary of his talent acquisition firm Kelaca, and today Keith talks about recruiting and finding the right talent, especially in our work-from-home environment today.  But what’s remarkable about Keith is that 8 years ago, Keith and his family decided to move down from Michigan to Raleigh, a place where…

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Turning Self-Doubt into Authentic Power, with Dané Johnson

“Overcoming the self doubt and the feeling less-than, that was not imposed on me by anybody but myself, that has really allowed me to move into a place of being in my own power, both personally and professionally.” – Dané Johnson Find out more about Dané’s personal and professional growth on episode 11 of the…

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110: 3 Things You Can Change Right Now for More Bookings

This pandemic has caused delays, cancellations, stress, tears, more delays, unanswerable questions, confusion…it really sucks to be in the wedding industry right now. But here’s what it can’t change – couples getting engaged and booking wedding vendors. So in this solo episode, here are 3 things you can change right now for more bookings. Weddings…

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Selling through the Storm | How to Grow Your Business through this Pandemic

How do you sell through this COVID-19 storm?  How do you continue to build your business, or even just survive?  Donald Thompson has led through crises before, and in this solo episode, he talks about what it was like during the Recession in 2008 and what you should be doing to build relationships and make…

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Gender Inequality and Code Switching in Sales, with NAWSP President Cynthia Barnes

Cynthia Barnes is the Founder and CEO of the National Association of Women Sales Professionals, the only organization in the U S dedicated to helping women sales professionals reach the top 1% in their sales career.  Today she talks about her why, gender inequality in sales, code switching, the hustle, and making sure to reward…

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Chapter 5: The Marketer’s Hat

“Regardless of the type of company you have, or the budget you can work with, the right marketing is critical for your success. In this chapter, David Gardner provides practical and useful advice and free marketing tactics that every entrepreneur needs to know” – Amie Thompson, CEO, Creative Allies This is Chapter 5: The Marketer’s…

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Unlocking the Power of Social Media, with Holderness Family CMO Ann Marie Taepke

Ann Marie Taepke has produced some of the most amazing, hilarious, and memorable videos for brands like Velcro, Chrysler, and  AstraZenaca.  She’s a social media savant who has taken her talents from Ignite Social Media to Walk West, and now she’s the CMO of Holderness Family Productions. Today she talks about what it’s like to…

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Ask a Christian / Ask an Atheist

What do you think when someone tells you they’re a Christian?  What do you think when someone tells you they’re an atheist?  Are your assumptions fair?  Do they affect how you work with them or interact with them? On this episode of our “Ask a…” series, we have “Ask a Christian (Robert Davis, pastor) /…

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