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WINning Sisters Spring Fling 2008 Official Announcement!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Group of Women Business Owners Celebrate Spring with FREE Online Networking Event and Prizes

Contact: Susan McCool
Address: PO Box 9444, Lee, FL 32059
Phone: 850-971-5390 (M-F, 9 am – 5 pm ET)
Email: susan@spotlightmarketinganddesign.com
URL: http://www.WINningSisters.org

Tallahassee, FL – The WINning Sisters of Ryze are celebrating Spring this year with their Third Annual Spring Fling, an event that brings business owners together to network while having fun playing games, winning prizes and learning from a featured guest speaker.

The WINning Sisters of Ryze are bringing another year of networking fun to business owners everywhere with their Annual Spring Fling. This year’s fling, titled Spring Fling 2008, is to take place online on Monday, May 19, 2008 from 5 pm – 10 pm Eastern. Attendees are able to network with each other in a fun, friendly and informal atmosphere, while playing games and winning prizes donated by the Spring Fling 2008 sponsors. Each year, a special guest is invited to be the featured speaker at this networking event, giving each attendee a learning experience that will help them boost their business. And the best part of this annual event is it is always FREE to all!

All business owners, new, old, male and female, have been invited and welcomed to this event since its inception in the spring of 2006. Each year The WINning Sisters form a committee of talented business owners from their members. These women network on forums such as the Ryze.com Business Network, Women in Networking, WBO (Women Business Owners), SisterWoman and Mentoring Work at Home Network just to name a few. These devoted volunteers work hard to bring fantastic prizes, an upbeat atmosphere and top-notch business advice to the large group of attendees.

“I loved the Fling! Not only did I get new members and customers by attending, I learned some valuable information, made new friends and had the opportunity to showcase my products and services.” Heidi Richards, Founder & CEO – The WECAI Network – http://www.wecai.org.

The WINning Sisters of Ryze was founded by Ginger Marks of DocUmeant in the winter of 2005 with just a handful of members. Now, just 2 ½ years later, The WINning Sisters of Ryze have over 150 members and growing strong. Their goal is to enable and empower each other with the knowledge of available resources and proper networking etiquette, aptly named Netiquette.

To learn more about Spring Fling 2008 and the WINning Sisters of Ryze, visit http://www.WINningSisters.org.

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Sales vs. Expertise

Used car salesmanGrowing as a business owner is imperative if your business is to survive. With new entrepreneurs appearing every day, your business’ success becomes harder and harder to maintain and grow. To stay on top of the pack you must learn the nuances of successful business ownership.

Pushy salespeople may get the sale but being an information provider will guarantee a long and prosperous business success. So how do you make the transition? Before you will ever convince anyone of your superior knowledge on a subject, you first must be wholly convinced within yourself that you are an expert.

As you begin to share your knowledge, others will begin to accept you for the expert that you are. The best way to begin is by sharing through offers. Do you have a white paper, ezine, eBook or some other informational product? If you offer to provide that resource in exchange for their contact information, you not only set yourself up as an expert but you additionally are able to begin list building.

Another idea is to offer free consultations. This allows you to answer the needs of those who ‘raise their hand’ to your product or service while proving your expertise. This is something that I have found to be successful in building both a multi-million dollar surgical facility and my online business as well. Be sure you are prepared to answer most of the questions that will arise before tapping into this business-building tool.

One word of warning, when you don’t know the answer be honest, tell them, “That is a very good question, I’ll have to check into it and get back with you.” Never, never, never give advice if you are unsure of what you are saying. It is better to complement the questioner and let them know you will get back to them than to be caught later having said something that turns out to be wrong.

Being a problem solver, information provider will ensure your business will continue to thrive and grow. These powerful techniques will build trust with your prospective customers and your contact list as well.

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