Perception is reality. If your vision is to be a successful business owner and respected for your knowledge and worth, then you need to “walk the walk and talk the talk.” Show the value.
This picture is a recent photo while being a panelist for a Google workshop in Los Angeles at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
Take advantage of being in front of , not only your potential customers, but your colleagues and even your competitors. Healthy competition is great and putting yourself in the hot seat shows you can handle pressure, respond on the spot and conduct yourself professionally.
Look for opportunities, paid and charitable, to get yourself out there in front of people. It is great practice and you never know where the engagement may lead.
Network with other speakers and ask them how they secured their spot. Most people will be helpful. You may have to do some pro bono events but eventually you will be able to charge for your services. What a fantastic way to add revenue and gain exposure!
And remember to read our blog about first impressions.
Consider your audience and be culturally and industry appropriate.
Be prepared. Practice your speech or come up with possible Q&A.
Plant a few prepared questions in the audience to encourage good dialogue.
Thank your audience and host for having you at the event.
For more event information visit anaesthetics360.com or email Christine at Christine@aesthetics360.com or Lap2913@gmail.com
Christine Lapointe was born and raised in New England and is a graduate of The University of California at Riverside. Prior to owning her consulting company Aesthetics 360 , her experience in the medical field began in the elective surgery industry in 1996 with Summit Vision Centers. Christine has since gained national and international recognition as a consultant, business owner, public speaker and published author. Christine co-founded her consulting company aesthetics 360 in 2009 with her business partner Laura Jackson. This was not her first company as she was successfully consulting in 1998 prior to working in the medical device world. Her first company was 'inplainview consulting.' Christine's marketing and practice development skills are acknowledged globally. Christine continues to work as a consultant nationally and internationally for private practices, medical device companies and nationally acclaimed academic institutions in both the Vision Correction and Aesthetic industries. Her knowledge is not limited to marketing and practice development. She has extensive experience in staff training and motivation, sales counseling techniques, marketing strategies, web strategies, as well as public relations and outreach.
Simultaneously, Christine runs another business as an Independent Consultant for Rodan+Fields. These are the doctors who created proactiv, and now have a complete anti aging skin care line for all types of skin. This company has allowed Christine the ability to work from anywhere and help other people change their lives and outlook on network marketing.
Christine is an avid supporter of people who are choosing to venture out into business for themselves. She understands the challenges and the courage it takes to turn a dream into reality. Being an entrepreneur at heart, Christine began a second business as a Rodan + Fields Independent consultant in 2017 and her vision is to retire in two years from the income she generates with this company. Looking at ways to bring additional and renewable income to her life became a passion and this company was one of her top five that peeked her interest. Now that being able to live on income generated by being 'her own boss' has become a reality, Christine is looking for many ways to share her experiences with those people who may be on the edge of working for themselves. From practice management consulting to selling amazing skin care products, Christine's goals continue to be her own boss and help others do the same. You can learn more about Christine by visiting both of her websites: www.aesthetics360.com and clapointe.myrandf.com. Christine’s follow through actions have gained her trust and credibility with medical device companies, highly acclaimed practices, Academic Institutions and most importantly her friends. She is seen as a resource for physicians and staff for validation and recommendations in all aspects of practice building. And she is seen as an inspiration to those friends and colleagues who have wanted to take that leap of faith and 'be their own boss.' This blog will be focused on ways to find the right company to partner with, tips on how to grow your team and of course about all the amazing advantages Rodan + Fields is bringing to the table-from product launches, to health tips to growing your own business-we welcome you to hang out here!
In her spare time Christine volunteers in her community as a Board Member to the COA (Council on Aging in Monson, MA) and enjoys spending time at home with her husband of 25 years, Big G, along with their five dogs and four birds. A passionate animal lover, Christine is involved in animal rescue programs and continues to find ways to educate the public on the social and health benefits of adopting pets and the responsibility pet owners have to their animals. Christine resides in both MA and FL and continues to be open to new businesses and entrepreneurial ventures.
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