Meridith Elliott Powell

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About Meridith Elliott Powell - Author and Speaker on Business Strategy and Growth, and Employee Engagement:

Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to watch by Currency Fair, Meridith Elliott Powell is an award-winning author, keynote speaker and business strategist. With a background in corporate sales and leadership, her career expands over several industries including banking, healthcare and finance.  Meridith worked her way up from entry-level to earn her position in the C-Suite. She is a Master Certified Strategist, Executive Coach and Certified Speaking Professional, a designation held by less than twelve percent of professional speakers, and a member of the prestigious Forbes Coaching Council.

She has a cutting-edge message, rooted in real-life examples and real-world knowledge. She is the author of four books, including Winning In The Trust & Value Economy (a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards) and her latest “Own It: Redefining Responsibility – Stories of Power, Freedom & Purpose" about how to build cultures the inspire ownership at every level to create profits at every turn. 

Meridith is regularly featured in publications such as Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., Investment News, and American Banker among others. High energy and highly interactive, Meridith’s helps leaders and business owners learn the new rules of success today. How today’s economy has changed. How that has changed today’s customers and employees. And specifically, how that affects your business. 

In her highly engaging keynote-speaking sessions, Meridith shows her audiences how to attract more business, retain top talent, and leap into position to win in this new economy. No walking on coals, no breaking boards, just real-life strategies you can put into place first thing Monday morning

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What Meridith Elliott Powell Talks About:

Own It: Vision, Strategy, Execution More Than Just Business Knowledge
Competitive, challenging and constantly shifting – that is today’s marketplace!  To grow and compete you need a strong sense of business acumen.  You need to see the big picture. Understand external trends. Implement strategy with one-hand tied behind your back.  To succeed you need to be that rare leader who can  stay razor like focused while remaining flexible enough to seize new opportunities. 

Want to leave your competition in the dust? Then do not miss  this  power-packed session. We’ll dive deep into how to enhance your business knowledge and sharpen your strategic skills. All while showing  you how to execute effectively and get results!

Networking: The New & More Profitable Cold Call!
So - you hate to network? That’s probably because you use at least one of the three traditional networking strategies that just don’t work:

  • You repeat someone’s name three times like a hyperactive parrot
  • You pass business cards out like a Harrah’s blackjack dealer
  • Worst of all, you’re that guy who rides the elevator for hours ready to spew his 30-second pitch -  That guy is the reason people stare forward in elevators

In a world of cold calls and hard sales, building solid relationships through good networking techniques is more important than ever. People who know how to network close more deals. It’s time to take the edge of off the networking process and step out of the elevator. When Meridith leaves the stage, you will have the next generation sales skills that trump cold-calls and deliver a real return on relationship investment.

Own it: Open More Doors- Close More Sales: Be The Envy Of Your Competitors 
You followed all the rules. You’ve read all the books. You’ve implemented the strategies. And still you’re struggling to hit the goals. Face it - the rules have changed and selling today is different. Customers demand more. Sales cycles are longer. Competition is stronger. And getting above the white noise is damn near impossible. Sales success today means attracting, investing and powerfully adding value. 

In this keynote your team will uncover the 3 MUST have strategies to open more doors, close more sales and be the envy of your competitors! 

Own It: Leadership Redefined! -Ownership,Engagement,Results!
Employee engagement trumps customer engagement … every single time!  The relationship you build with your employees is more important than the relationship you build with your customers. Yeah you heard me. Think about it! In today’s world it is not your product or service that is growing your bottom line it’s the experience your customers tweet about. The path to profitability and business growth is through employee engagement.

In this program your leaders will discover why engaging today’s employees is different, how to build a culture that makes the best and the brightest want to beat a path to your door. How to use employee engagement as the ultimate competitive advantage. Happy employees deliver great customers service & happy customers come back time after time!

Own It: Defy Marketplace Gravity!- Succeed No Matter What This Economy Does
Really? You are still watching the news, reading the reports and surfing the internet looking for that one guru, that wizard who can tell you what this economy is going to do? Wake up! This is not your mama’s economy. It is moving fast. Changing constantly. And it crushes businesses who can’t keep up. Your success depends on your ability to build a business and develop a team that thrives on change and eats stagnation for lunch.  This is a world where market fluctuations are the norm and competition grows like kudzu. It is time for you to defy marketplace  gravity!

In this program, you will learn the business growth strategies you need to dominate your market. Build a team that thrives in change. Design a strategy that gets results. Get above the white noise. And leave the competition in the dust. Defy marketplace gravity and you leave your competition in the dust!

Own It: You In The Driver’s Seat- Six Steps To Grab Control Of Your Career
Straddling the fence? Do you feel like you are stuck somewhere between “worried about being downsized” and “frustrated with being asked to do more with less.”  While these choices make you feel out of control, the truth is you have the power to take charge of your own career. You can put yourself in the driver’s seat. 

In this innovative keynote, Meridith will share how you can recognize more opportunities. Build the confidence to go for them. And blaze the trail to the career path you deserve. So are you ready? Put yourself in the driver’s seat and in control of your own career.

Finally! An Economy Ready Made For the Female Professional… 4 Strategies to Up Your Game!
Success today requires a new set of skills and strategies to get ahead. Today’s market place and today’s clients demand more.  This is a relationship economy.  Your ability to be patient is a virtue. Your ability to really connect and care about clients is your competitive advantage. To succeed in the current market place, it is time to embrace your feminine side, tap into your natural skills, and build new ones to up your game and make this economy start working for you. During this high-powered session you will:

Key Takeaways

  • Learn the power of women both in buying power, and as leaders and their relationship to business growth.  
  • Gain information on the natural skills women have, and how to use them to succeed in this economy,
  • What today’s female professional can do  to “up their game” and take things to the next level.
  • How to take responsibility and build your career from the bottom up 
  • How to share the strategy to both foster female leaders, and female clients.

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Have never seen a presenter go so above and beyond, your energy is amazing and your techniques work. How she got 1200 people up, active and engaged was incredible!

Dan Allison, CEO, Vitalize Consulting

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