Purpose: To develop and strengthen leadership skills through conversations, presentations and book reviews.

Date: Thursday June 4th, 2020 Time: 8:30 – 9:30 am

Location: Via Zoom

Co-Chairs: Barbara Boldt & Ken Seawell

8:30 – 8:40 Warm-up: Welcome & Member Introductions

8:40 – 9:20 Presentation: Why Business Stories Matter – Chuck Vercellone

Presentation Overview:

When meeting prospective clients or at a networking event, questions are often raised like “What do you do?”, “Why do you do that?”, “How’s business?”, etc. In response, most people launch into details of their profession and describe their activities. Frequently, the eyes of the listener begin to glaze over after just a couple of minutes. How do you tell someone who you are and what you do without losing them? The answer is, make your response a story that illustrates how you have helped a client and how it made them feel.

In this presentation, Chuck will discuss how to turn your elevator pitch into a compelling and descriptive story. He will also share answers to some of the most common questions we are asked in a networking situation. Be prepared to pair up and practice with another attendee.

Speaker Bio:

Chuck Vercellone is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC). Since 1984, he has been helping clients manage their wealth, focusing on retirement and education planning. In his practice, Chuck strives to build relationships that go beyond mere dollars and cents. He treats clients like family, taking the time to explain things clearly, so they feel comfortable and in control of their finances. Chuck is a registered representative of Sigma Financial Corporation (Member FINRA/SIPC) and an Investment Advisor Representative of Sigma Planning Corporation (a registered investment advisor).

9:20-9:30 Book Review: Steve Kramer – Strategic Doing: 10 Skills for Agile Leadership

Companies, communities, and our planet are facing unprecedented challenges – challenges that will not be solved by a small group of people from a single entity. Today’s leaders need a set of tools specifically designed to harness the power of collaborative networks.

Strategic Doing introduces you to the new disciplines of agile strategy and collaborative leadership. You’ll learn how to * Unleash the power of true collaboration * Learn and master the 10 skills of agile leadership * Apply individual skills to targeted situations * Introduces a new discipline of leadership strategy

9:30-9:35 Wrap Up: Takeaways, announcements and housekeeping items

This event is exclusive to Troy Chamber members.

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