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Finding your niche in any market!

Last night 11/14/10 I stood amidst 2,000 people at the opening keynote for the international pharmaceutical meeting in New Orleans. How would you find a keynote speaker who could engage and entertain such a diverse, yet specifically educated field of research scientists and chemical engineers?
Well they did…..kind of.
The stage was set with plastic covering the floor and sides. 5 large easels were displayed with a multitude of brushes and cans of paint. Who were they bringing out that could engage and “entertain” basically a very intellectual group?
Well out came the “on-site” artist Michael Israel who creates large portraits of famous people, with frenzied and dramatic strokes while loud music blares in the background.
Within minutes he had the crowd mesmerized as he did a colorful portrait of John Lennon. Next he changed the music and he went on to a montage of portraits of the Beatles as a group. This was followed by a creative, montage of colors that evolved into Albert Einstein. AND here was where he fulfilled his niche.
He stated that those in the audience were on the “cutting edge” of creating new compounds; new drugs in different and exciting ways that would help the worlds population. He talked of the attendees discipline and drive to study, create and continue to explore new and different ways to help mankind. Just like Einstein!
This artistic genius of Michael Israel rocked!
And I was impressed. Not only did he entertain, but he informed and recognized the skills of this eclectic audience.
As a professional keynoter myself, I new that he satiated the audience and left them impressed.
And that is the objective of any person who has to make an impression.
You want your impression to be positive, and long lasting.
As I tell my clients and my college students, “the brain thinks in pictures”…and that is what Mr. Israel did, in such a grandiose way!
So find your niche…and make it work. It will probably take several attempts, but find one that works for you.
At nearly 6ft. tall and the last name of Strong, I have focused on the fact that I am the “Attitude Amazon.” With a last name of Strong and having this height, I chose to make it work! And it has. Next I found my niche of speaking on CHANGE. But I broke it into an acronym of C.H.A.N.G.E.=S. And this breaks into Communication, Health, Atttiude, Negativity, Goals, Education and when they are combined, you deal with “change”…successfully!
Remember, change is taking place everywhere, everyday. How you adapt to it is a journey. How Michael Israel found a career changing opportunity in creating portraits; with frenzy and music… was a very, very successful change to his career. He found his niche…now
go find yours!
Helping people present and strategize their business presentations in a credible way, is what Strong Incentives does.
Interested? Well, discover how to present a new or old subject that will have people applauding the way they did for Michael Israel last night.
You’re worth it….as he found out…so was he…in the most unusual environment possible!
Not only did he entertain, but he took it to a next level by auctioning off the paintings that night to help the Gulf Fishermen, crippled fiscally by the BP Oil spill.
“Hats off” to you Mr. Israel!

The power of “Powerful You!” women.

On September 22, I was one of the keynote speakers at the “Powerful You” 2010 Transitions program for NY & NJ.
Speaking on my keynote program called
C.H.A.N.G.E.S.
The program was focus on your business and how “change” affects your business in so many ways.
I addressed C- communication – How you handle your social media communications and marketing materials.
H. is for Health – the health of your bottom line of your business.
A. is for Attitude – staying focused with positive master mind groups.
N. is for Negativity – reading books such as “The Secret” and “The Power of Positive Thinking”. Avoid working or being exposed to negative thinking people.
G. is for Goals – Making sure that your goals are S.pecific, M.easurable, A.ction oriented, R.esults, T.ime frame for your goals.
S is for S.uccess – And that is inevitable by incorporating all of those key steps….
C.H.A.N.G.E.S.
The “Powerful You” Women’s group is a nationally based company that is growing through out the country. It incorporates Master Mind groups, Gratitude and applicable topics that help all women entrepreneurs.
The accolades I received for the rest of the day was incredible! And I am most grateful for this fascinating group of women.
Seek one out in your area…or take the next steps to starting one in your city.
It will be worth your investment of time and the paybacks will be incredible!