Kokomo CEO News 2.16.18

How to Excel at a Trade Show

Patty Pavey

We owe so much to Patty of TTD Coaching for equipping us to be trade show "experts!" It was a bit like getting a drink out of a fire hose but her practical and applicable coaching will be a primary reason why our trade show will be a success.

Kokomo CEO Trade Show / Wed April 25th, Bel Air Events / FREE & open to the public

Blue Oceans, Red Oceans

David & Nan Braun

David and Nan led us on a challenging, professional-level discussion on the dynamics of our market as it relates to Red Oceans (lots of competitors, ie "blood in the water.") and Blue Oceans (no competitors, no "sharks" so the water isn't "bloody"). There were a lot of take-aways from this discussion!

"The more saturated the market, the more you have to convince your banker that you're worth the risk...The worst thiing you can do is lie to yourself--you need 'supportive critics' who are truth-tellers...The more complexity to your business concept, the more risk is involved."


Our Team

Thursday we had Morgan leave the room and we put together a self-evaluation. We revisited expectations, agreed on where we were, where we needed to grow and then presented our results to Morgan. It was great to pause and really reflect on where we were back in Aug and where we are now on the other side of our CEO Summit. The journey has been amazing and we're not even done!

"I probably couldn't have written a better evealuation of our team if I tried---great job everyone!" -facilitator, Morgan Young.

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