Women in Business presents the "Influential Differential"

Are you a natural at winning people over to your way of thinking, to convincing them they really do need the product or service you're selling?  What about the others you work with?  Do they gravitate toward, or away from, you?  Are you an influential person?


Influence - it surrounds us every day, and it can drive decisions and get results.  What is it that makes some people more influential than others, and how can you become more influential in changing opinions and motivating action?   


These questions and more will be answered at the Women in Business seminar, entitled "The Influential Differential." The breakfast seminar will be held May 24 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Newberry Hall in downtown Aiken.


National speaker and consultant Denny McGurer, McGurer and Associates, Inc., will explore the essence of influence, reveal the secret ingredients that make some people highly influential, and guide participants in developing a game plan for increasing their personal influencing skills.


"This seminar is important because everyone who works for a company has some degree of influence on customers, potential customers, and others within the company," said Steve Wilson, SRP Federal Credit Union, and the Chamber's vice chair of Business and Community Development. 


The seminar is designed to get participants involved in determining their individual influential style.  During the interactive session, participants will learn:


  • the pain and gain of being influential
  • reasons and intentions for being influential
  • the trust factor of influence and the behaviors that affect trust

McGurer, who also serves as an executive coach with the Droste Group, will also discuss workplace personalities, and how understanding the different personalities and learning how to interact with others in the workplace can affect influence and impact a company.


As an added value, those who attend the seminar will receive a card to access a complimentary personalized online Workplace Personality Profile - Everything DiSC Workplace assessment offered by Inscape Publishing.


The profile will help participants understand their individual personalities and perhaps how their personality may influence how others respond to them. No DiSC® style™ is better or worse than any other, and every style adds something important to an effective working relationship.


"We feel this seminar can add value to a business's bottom line by helping participants understand what it takes to be influential and to make a positive difference for themselves and for their businesses.  I strongly encourage everyone to attend," said Women in Business Committee Chair Liz Neal, The Hills of Cumberland Village.


Sponsors of the Chamber's Women in Business are Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Bridgestone, and Wayne's Automotive and Towing Center


"The Influential Differential"


Date:  Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Location:  Newberry Hall

Time:  8 - 11 AM  

Cost:  $45 - includes breakfast, networking and presentation


Click here The "Influential Differential"to register round-the-clock or call (803) 641-1111.



Meet presenter Denny McGurer  


Denny McGurer has more than 30 years of experience in corporate leadership, executive coaching, sales/sales management training, team development, educational consulting and management facilitation.  


As an executive coach, he has mentored upper level managers to build their confidence, help them focus on prioritized goals, polish their presentation skills, navigate corporate politics, and transform their staff into high performance teams. 


He has held numerous management positions at Eastman Kodak in the domestic and international and restructured Asia-Pacific business units, managed sales/marketing units with budgets in excess of $120M, and initiated world class marketing curriculums.  


Among the companies he has worked with are Abbott Laboratories, Dow Chemical, FirstEdge Solutions, Holcim (US), Hollister, Marathon Oil, SofoFoods, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.

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