The Launchpad

Finding Inspiration Through Adversity

Posted by Gretta Brooks on Sep 29, 2019 4:39:18 PM
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Gretta is a proven leader in the hospitality industry with 30+ years’ experience running three global sales organizations, leading award-winning hotel sales teams and earning numerous sales and service awards. In 2015, she founded SalesBoost, an online training solution that is revolutionizing learning and professional development. Based on The Science of Learning, SalesBoost improves the human capital of an organization using innovative technology and active learning principles. SalesBoost makes learning interactive and provides a practice environment allowing individuals to build muscle memory, which in turn, forms new skills. And, skills are the new global currency. 

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Topics: Sales, Networking, Practice, relationship building, time, Positive Environment, Progress

The Smallest Investment with the Highest Returns

A simple investment now, can yield big time results later.

Posted by Gretta Brooks on May 30, 2018 11:13:24 AM
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“The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency"

All too often as professionals in the working world, we sit back and wait on our employers to put opportunities in front of us, grow our education, create happiness, or just wait to be directed. While it is important for your employer to care about you and help in these areas, you should also be putting forth effort to better yourself. In fact, it should be you driving your growth and development.  We can blame complacency in the work place on our employers, but if you're not willing to invest in you - why should anyone else? Here's seven simple ways you can (and should) invest in Y.O.U.:

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Topics: Sales, Networking, Goal Centric Plan, relationship building, business

You only have thirty seconds

And you probably don't even have that long

Posted by Gretta Brooks on May 22, 2018 2:03:15 PM
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It's been called your 30-second commercial or your "elevator pitch." Why? The idea is if you are in an elevator with someone and they ask what you do, you have 30 seconds or less to give an answer before the door opens. The same idea applies when you are presenting what you do or who you work for to a client.

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Topics: Sales, Networking

Network like you mean it.

Making the most of networking events

Posted by Gretta Brooks on May 17, 2018 9:44:44 AM
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Most people are uncomfortable walking into a room full of strangers, but when it comes to industry events, it's a necessary skill set. Still, it does not have to be torture chamber of forced smiles and small talk. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of the events you attend:

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Topics: Sales, Networking

A Blast From The Past

How handwritten notes translate into sales

Posted by Gretta Brooks on Jul 25, 2017 9:30:00 AM
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When was the last time you received an actual handwritten thank you note from a friend or vendor? In today's technological world, the easiest thing to do is send a quick email or text. But taking the time to write a thank you note by hand gets you much further in the game.

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Topics: Sales, Networking, relationship building, business

Your Very Own 30-Second Commercial

How to craft the perfect elevator pitch

Posted by Gretta Brooks on Jun 13, 2017 9:30:00 AM
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Your 30-second commercial can also be called your "elevator pitch." If you are in an elevator with someone and they ask what you do, you have 30 seconds or less to give an answer before the door opens. The same idea applies when you are presenting your hotel to a client.

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Topics: Sales, Networking

How to Work a Room

Making the most of networking events

Posted by Gretta Brooks on May 30, 2017 9:30:00 AM
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Most people are uncomfortable walking into a room full of strangers. But networking at business events can help you grow your business and allow you to do hands-on marketing research. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of the events you attend:
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Topics: Sales, Networking