Our members are involved in many terrific events in greater Portland - there is so much to share!
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America East #SheRules Symposium co-hosted by the Maine Sports Commission, Voices of Women: Empowerment though Sports, March 1, 2018, 4:30pm-7:00pm. Bring your pre-teen and teenage daughters to be inspired by seven leaders sharing the positive impact of sports on heir lives. Engage with community partners as the doors open at 4:30pm - (space allowing) Moderated by Jessica Gagne, NEWS CENTER MAINE. Registration is encouraged (though tickets are not needed at the door): Symposium
Eating Disorders of Maine
Girls on the Run
Girl Scouts of Maine (cookies on sale!)
Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation
Maine Basketball Hall of Fame - members will be present
Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Maine Ultimate - Girls Ultimate Movement
Portland Community Squash
USTA New England (U.S. Tennis Association)
America East Women's Basketball Championship, March 3 + 4, 2018, Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, presented by Gorham Savings Bank and MaineHealth, hosted by Shamrock Sports.
Learn about Coastal Rehab’s Coastal Transitions program where a skilled team assists you and your family with the move from home to Assisted Living or Memory Care. The team, comprised of a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Speech Language Pathologist performs a comprehensive assessment. A plan is then put in place that will ensure safety, comfort and independence.
When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 1:00 pm | refreshments served
Where: Avita of Stroudwater 113 Landing Road | Westbrook, ME
Many organizations are experiencing a huge shift in workplace collaboration due to changes brought on by the modern workforce. By staying on top of these changes, you will empower your employees to become more efficient and effective while tackling everyday tasks.
Event time and Date 6pm-8pm 2/28/2018 Event location Mend Health and Wellness 605 US Route 1 Suite G Scarborough Maine Link for event or registration https://www.facebook.com/events/170072423510658/ Event Details Come to Network with the local community, enjoy drinks, food, treatments and samples!!! ALL FREE
Event Details Learn how to develop an internship program. Chalmers Insurance Group will share their tips on what worked for attracting interns, onboarding, and evaluations. Emphasis on millennials in the work place.
Webinar: Sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise Date/Time: March 6, 2018, 11:00am Register: www.consultexpertise.com
PRICING TO MAXIMIZE FEES AND PROFITPricing your consulting services is, without doubt, one of the trickiest parts of succeeding as an independent consultant. How do you find that sweet spot on a project’s fees that’s low enough to compel your client to sign, and high enough to deliver lucrative margins for you? Learn the answer to that question from the consultant who literally wrote the books on winning clients and maximizing fees. David A. Fields advises consultants of all stripes—ranging from the big names (McKinsey & Co., Deloitte, etc.) to independents like us—on setting fees and pricing projects. In this webinar, David will discuss essential concepts for every consultants, including the six basic fee structures, the premium curve, critical fee-setting questions, and strategies for increasing your fees. About our Speaker: David A. Fields works with small consulting firms across the globe that are eager to accelerate growth, increase profit and create lifestyle-friendly practices. David and his team have guided consultancies ranging from one-person startups to independent, boutique firms, to the consulting divisions of some of the world’s largest companies. David’s first book, The Executive’s Guide to Consultants helped clients around the world do a better job of selecting consultants. His second book, The Irresistible Consultant’s Guide to Winning Clients is Amazon’s highest-rated book on the business of consulting released in the past 20 years. Learn more here: http://www.davidafields.com.
Crestcom presents two important leadership development topics to business leaders and managers March 8th, 2018 at the Portland Chamber of Commerce boardroom. Contact Bo Balcavage, 207.400.9229 or firstname.lastname@example.org to develop your team for optimal success.
MEREDA's DevelopME Committee's Lunch & Learn Series - 'Breaking into Development', Part 3 of 3: Managing Assets for Maximum Value
Event time and Date March 14, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Event location Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, ME Link for event or registration http://www.mereda.org/eventdetail.php?ID=781 Join DevelopME for part three of its Lunch and Learn Series “Breaking into Development” on March 14, 2018 at the Rines Auditorium from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
HOW TO BUILD A RELIABLE, LUCRATIVE PIPELINE OF CONSULTING CLIENTS… IN SIX EASY STEPS One of our top-rated sessions ever at ACE was David A. Fields’ “Same Rain, Bigger Drops” presentation back in 2014. Well, David’s back! Fresh off the launch of his new book The Irresistible Consultant’s Guide to Winning Clients, David will share his all-new program designed to help you keep your client pipeline filled. He’ll reveal the answers you’ll need to grow your consulting firm and enjoy greater success. Join us for this engaging and interactive program to learn how you can win more projects from more clients at higher fees. Through this session, you will: 1. Learn how to become irresistible rather than trying to become indispensable 2. Understand how to maximize your impact by "fishing where the fish are" 3. Discover how mastering "The Turn" can be the single most powerful way to turn relationships into prospects 4. Explore how to move from nurturing relationships to leveraging them for unlimited success 5. Get ready to revel in the payoff of great negotiation and closing strategies. David has a single goal in mind: help you win more projects from more clients at higher fees.
Speaker: David Fields, author of "The Executive's Guide to Consultants"
David A. Fields works with small consulting firms across the globe that are eager to accelerate growth, increase profit and create lifestyle-friendly practices. David and his team have guided consultancies ranging from one-person startups to independent, boutique firms, to the consulting divisions of some of the world’s largest companies. David spent eight years with a boutique firm, rising to become a partner, then co-founded his own practice in 2005. Soon thereafter, David started a “general contractor” model in which clients hired Ascendant and he subcontracted the lion’s share of the work to other consultancies. Since that model forced him to sit on the vendor (a.k.a. consultant) side of the table and the buyer (a.k.a. client) side of the table, he learned boatloads about how to construct and sell consulting projects. David’s first book, The Executive’s Guide to Consultants helped clients around the world do a better job of selecting consultants. His second book, The Irresistible Consultant’s Guide to Winning Clients is Amazon’s highest-rated book on the business of consulting released in the past 20 years.
Roundtable: The optioinal Roundtable is usually a skill-building workshop and runs from about 9:45 to 10:30. 4 Power-Packed Ingredients that will Skyrocket Your Elevator Speech
We all want to be heard, especially when we’re giving our 60-second pitch. Yet, often, this doesn’t happen. You feel as if your elevator speech falls flat—no one hears you. This discussion will answer questions such as: What am I doing wrong? What should I say? How should I say it? How can I stand out from the crowd? Join us for an enlightening round table discussion that will transform the way you think about the elevator speech. It’s guaranteed to change the way you give your next presentation! Our Facilitator: Gerard Bianco is the founder of Storyteller Marketing. He holds an MFA in Writing. He is an award-winning author, playwright, illustrator and designer. A seasoned professional with over 40 years of business experience, Gerard has a passion for words and the way in which they can be used to promote his clients. Passion for writing and business savvy - this is a winning combination that will give you the edge in communicating your message, gaining new clients, and making more sales
The Falmouth Kitchen Tour has become a spring tradition featuring 6-8 fabulous homes in Falmouth and neighboring Cumberland Foreside. Each year, hundreds of guests meander through the charming seaside villages in search of inspiration, ideas and the creative impetus to bring back to their own homes. In addition to illustrating a range of architectural and design styles, colors, materials, lighting and appliances, each home will also feature a notable local vendor. The Lucky Dog will receive a a portion of the tour’s proceeds.