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433 Hutchinson Ln., Saint Augustine Florida

Here is a sneak peek into our first demo real estate commercial.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nJ7N0cNKWqzXJfzGmjvHvrvhBO2_qKLd/view

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Logos & Business Cards (Which to use?)

Hi Folks,

I’m trying to design a new business card and with 3 companies that I manage, I’m splitting hairs on which logo/name to use for one side of the card. I NEED YOUR HELP! What logo do you like best?

Option 1:  Tanner Enterprises is the parent company (me, essentially) that manages the Florida Professional Entrepreneur Network (PEN).

TE logo

Option 2: Essentially, the goal is to make PEN a national brand of networking, but for now we just have FL PEN, which includes 7 citywide networking groups: JAX PEN, SAF PEN, MIA PEN, FTL PEN, WPB PEN, ORL PEN, and TPA PEN. (example: www.meetup.com/jaxpen)

PEN logo

So, when I’m creating my business card I am at a roadblock of indecision because I just don’t know what to do. I’m thinking that option 2 is better, for now, because I’m trying to be the megaphone for the company. After PEN is famous (hopefully), then I can market Tanner Enterprises as the company who pioneered the PEN brand. That seems to be a logical sequence. What are your thoughts??? Your help is GREATLY appreciated!!!! 🙂

Cheers!

Jack

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How Do Others Network Successfully?

As the fairly new organizer of three Meetup groups in North Florida (with plans of expansion across the state), I decided to engage in researching the ins and outs of networking. One of the four books I recently checked out from the local library, The Networking Survival Guide by Diane Darling, McGraw-Hill (2003), pp. 22-23, has an interesting bullet list of 20 insights and thoughts on networking by Richard Saul Wurman, founder of TED (technology, entertainment & design) and author of 80 books, which I share with you now:

  • Networking provides potential for greater joy.
  • Discover common interests.
  • Develop good friendships.
  • Business gets done!
  • Need to understand what people do.
  • Be curious.
  • Look at the dashboard – what does it tell you?
  • Networking allows you to explore differences as well as what you have in common.
  • Don’t distance yourself from failure.
  • People like to make things complicated.
  • Break bread.
  • What drives him is that he’s always confident, and he’s always terrified.
  • The desire not to fail is the same as being shy.
  • Be a good listener.
  • Like interesting people.
  • Don’t have to be smart.
  • Be genuine.
  • The definition of learning is remembering what you are interested in.
  • There’s no such thing as a teacher – only a guide.
  • Celebrate connections with others.

Which of these ideas will you embrace as you attend your next networking event? Do you have anything to add to this list? Please comment below and share with your tribe if you think it’ll add value to their lives.

Cheers!