Feb 4, 2016
Internationally acclaimed human relations expert, Connie Podesta motivated the audience during her keynote presentation “Life Would Be Easy if it Weren’t For Other People” by empowering them to tackle even the toughest challenges at the International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC) this morning. Addressing a full room, Podesta stated, “The key to being a great salesperson in any situation is to learn what type of personality you are communicating to.” Encouraging that the key to success is the ability to get along with other people, Podesta suggested, “What’s wrong with finding out what type of person they are as soon as you meet? Asking the person simple questions like whether or not they would rather meet for coffee or quickly meet and go over details will help both you and the consumer.”
Following Connie Podesta was IMBC’s second Keynote of the day, “How Leaders Communicate To Win” presented by motivational speaker and former candidate for governor of Rhode Island, John Robitaille. The interactive presentation provided the awareness, education, and the tools to understanding the human side of communication and the need to be authentic, while at the same time being aware of the interplay of all five basic human senses.
During his Keynote, Robitaille reminded the participants, “Over reliance on communication technology has distanced us from the human side of interpersonal communication.” Robitaille continued by discussing how to “master the engagement,” which can be, “educational, entertaining and empathetic.”
The Keynoters provided in-depth opportunity for interaction during individual breakouts which drew large crowds and energized discussion.
IMBC is produced by the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) and will continue though January 29 at the Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
On-site registration and one-day passes are still available. For more information, visit MarinaAssociation.org/IMBC.
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