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Guest Article: The Perfect Elevator Pitch
By Marc Jablon of Imagine that Promo

So you want to have “The Perfect Elevator Pitch." Well, achieving the perfect elevator pitch is easier than you thought. First, forget what you’ve heard from everyone else, because it’s important that your elevator pitch is memorable. Therefore, copying other people’s pitches is not going to help you stand out. Second, you need to remember KNOW, KNOW, SHOW.

  1. KNOW your product or service.
  2. KNOW your audience.
  3. SHOW your personality.
Make sure you know your product or service and you must be able to communicate your product or service in 1 or 2 sentences. In addition, you should be able to explain your product or service to a novice. Keep it simple. Don’t assume we know your business. Chances are the consumers of your product or service have limited knowledge of your business. So explaining your business as if we sat next to you in graduate school is a bad idea. Read full article


August 26  Golf Networking Group at Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge
August 27  We Noticed Award for Ruth's Chris Steak House
August 27  Business After Hours - SOLD OUT at Ruth's Chris Steak House
August 28  Economic & Gov Advocacy Committee Meeting at Chamber Office
August 28  Friday Networking Group at Fresh Made Kitchen
August 28  Grand Opening Tailgate Party at West Orange High School
Sept 1       Tuesday Networking Group at Village Inn
Sept 2       Wednesday Networking Group at Winter Garden Panera
Sept 4       10th Anniversary for Children's Lighthouse at Children's Lighthouse
Sept 8       Tuesday Networking Group at Village Inn
Sept 9       Golf Networking Group at West Orange Country Club
Sept 9       Legislative Luncheon at Tanner Hall



Sept 16       Florida Simulation Summit

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Two Orlando colleges have the most innovative presidents in America, according to Washington Monthly's annual college guide
They are John Hitt of the University of Central Florida and Sandy Shugart of Valencia College. The DirectConnect Program at UCF, created in 2005, is still putting these two universities and its presidents in the spotlight 10 years later.  Read full article

MusicFest Celebrates 10th Anniversary, October 9 -11
Performers Bring Sounds to Street Corners, Alleyways, and Indoors with a New Twist on MusicFest 2015. The Winter Garden Heritage Foundation is proud to present the 10th Annual MusicFest, which will take place Friday-Sunday, October 9-11, 2015 on the streets of historic downtown Winter Garden. Read full press release

Photo Contest Call for Entries!
The City of Ocoee is sponsoring its annual Calendar Photo Contest celebrating the beauty and uniqueness of Ocoee.  Winning photographs will be published in the city’s 2016 Community Calendar.  Photographers will be given photo credit in the calendar. The deadline for submissions is September 10!!  Learn more
Florida Hits All-Time Record High for Tourism
Governor Rick Scott announced during a press conference at the Miami International Airport that Florida has set another record in tourism by welcoming the highest amount of visitors of any six months in the state’s history with 54.1 million visitors. This record amount of visitors represents a 5.8 increase over the year.  The average number of direct travel-related jobs in quarter two of 2015 was also a record high, with 1,213,500 Floridians employed in the tourism industry – up 4.9 percent over the year. Read full press release


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