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Business Growth Expert Maria Marsala
Is it time to stir up creative leadership minds and challenge your audience's thinking? If so, you've come to the right place. Our talks concentrate on business growth topics be it simplifying an important processes that leads to more growth, creating creative ways for new client acquisition, using social media properly, or very important -- growing personally.
Elevating Your Business offers a variety of training options for your group or department through our Act Now Seminars division. Programs are designed to produce long-term results. Choose the time frame that is best for your event from 1 hour to a maximum of 1 week. We offer you...
Plus we can provide on-going support, tool kits, books, and more.
Maria Marsala, the founder of Elevating Your Business, is a former Retail Bond Trader who developed creative ways to educating the firm's retail sales force. She's known as a thought provoking, challenging straight-shooting NYer. She is sought after for her encouraging, no-BS, content-driven, tawks. Always resource-full, Maria challenges her audience with into step-by-step solutions that inspire immediate action. With take-aways the audience can use immediately, each participant gains a new understanding of skills that build competence, boost confidence, and provide a game plan for action.
Each and every workshop and seminar topic is customized to the audience to ensure the highest benefit and implementation for attendees. Learn more about the process we use to customize here. We provide handouts to copy for distribution within ample time of the event, one article on the topic you can use prior to the event, and a PDF of our PowerPoint.
Maria is an excellent "filler-inner" when other speakers cancel.
Our Most Requested Programs
Working Smarter: It's Time To Target Your Ideal Clients
This session is designed to help financial advisors to market less but gain more and better clients. We'll discuss the differences between niching and creating an ideal client profile. Why you shouldn't market until your ideal client profile is done. Maria's powerful 6-step system will give your team the keys to creating an ideal client profile for clients who actually tell you how to market and network to them! An added feature of this process is that you'll end up with a great advantage -- a well-informed client. When you have a niche and ideal client, you can better inform your clients about the type of clients you want them to introduce you to.
Working Smarter: Profitability Is No Accident
This session is designed to educate financial advisors about setting the right priorities is key to growing a business, practice, or department. It's powered by the One Page Business Plan for Financial Professionals ® This essential one-page strategic plan workshop takes six key business-building elements and applies them to your business, allowing you to execute strategies and effectively grow. Maria will help your team or audience redefine its vision, create a mission, and set objectives and strategies for future growth.
Working Smarter: Integrating Your Online & Offline Marketing Presence
This session is designed to educate financial advisors about the different ways they integrate their current marketing efforts with the various social networking venues to touch their clients and prospects online. Consumers use social media to evaluate financial planning and the advice offered on FAs blogs, etc. And we'll view the different ways FAs can create on online presence without spending all their marketing time online.
Working Smarter: Leveraging The Power of Your LinkedIn® Profile 24/7
This session is designed to educate financial advisors about the ins and outs of your LinkedIn profile. Learn the ins and outs of building a profile that can help you be found. The audience can work on their profiles (or not) as the workshop develops. An incomplete LinkedIn® profile --or worse no profile at all-- sabotages a company's chances of being found and can destroy their brand. Don't let this free social networking resource go to waste! Bring our program to your company and Maria will help your team liven up their profile so that it's working for your business everyday-even while you sleep.
Working Smarter: Leveraging The Power of LinkedIn® Touches
This session is designed to educate financial advisors about what is available on LinkedIn -- be it news, groups, blogs, etc. and how it can be used to develop deeper relationships with current clients or turn strangers into prospects. Sample Flyer Linked in 201
Working Smarter: Integrating Networking To Increase Your Net Worth
This session is designed to educate financial professionals feel awkward, uncomfortable, or go blank at networking events. If someone asks you what's unique about your business, do you know? Successful networking -- in person and online -- begins before you attend an event, and continues with your ability to communicate the benefits of what you sell to potential clients. Learn ways to be more comfortable and memorable while networking in person and build longer-lasting win-win relationships that you nurture using social networking.
Working Smarter: What Should I Charge? Earn More by Pricing Your Services "Just Right"
This session is designed to educate financial professionals who determine their own fees. Maria helps accountants, CPAs, book keepers and other service professionals set and raise their rates without giving discounts. If you are ready to earn more, or are just plain unhappy with your current profits, this program is "just right."
Working Smarter: Keep Your Rear in Gear
This session is designed to educate financial advisors find more time. Does it feel like there are never enough hours in a day? Identify what's creating extra anxiety by sucking away your time and attention. Get back the life you want to lead by tackling "tolerations" that deplete your energy. Maria will show you how to reduce, prevent, cope, and thrive, especially with today's stressors.
Working Smarter: Using Article Marketing To Grow Your Business
This session is designed to educate financial advisors about the simplify in creating articles in 10 minutes or less. And the various ways to market using articles to gain publicity and credibility using article marketing techniques.
Partial Client List
Past speaking engagements include national conferences, regional associations, corporations, colleges, TV, radio, government, non-profit agencies and personal development schools such as:
Give your team or audience the tools they need -- bring the keys to success to you!
Former Monthly Columnist
We specialize in Business Growth Coaching and provide Marketing Advice to financial advisors and professionals.