Kudos for Eby!

MCA loves hearing participant feedback after a workshop. We also love receiving messages like this one to Kathy Eby! "Kathy - Hope this email finds you well. Let me again say how empowered I feel now after having taken your class. You are an amazing instructor and deserve high praise for all you do. I was petrified going into the week, but left feeling “I can do this!!” Thank you for your support, awesome leading and for being one of the most remarkable women I have ever met!"


Millennials Are Shifting the Workplace Environment by Suzanne McIntosh

Thank you to our partner, McIntosh Human Capital Management for the mention in this post! We love to hear how our training has impacted your teams. Read below for the article:  

"Millennials are shifting the workplace to a collaborative environment which is
creative, innovative and beneficial to any organization. Collaboration is second nature to these digital natives. They grew up in a connected world. You will see these newest arrivals into the work space constantly texting, messaging, trading content, exchanging documents and sharing experiences through all social media platforms.
The new workforce knows and needs collaboration and feels empowered to collaborate with anyone, anywhere. Look at the proliferation of shared workspaces such as WeWork and Neuhouse. Membership in private clubs are a social must…just look at the expansion of SoHo House worldwide. Millennials are comfortable in communal shared living spaces as seen in success of FreeHand and WeLive.
Traditionally successful leadership had a top down management style. This is evolving into a collaborative approach that empowers employees and blurs the lines between leader and team members. Team building, group creative thought and sharing of ideas are replacing the traditional forms of corporate management. Successful leaders today are not threatened by allowing their team members to take ownership of ideas and drive results. They encourage brainstorming and see the benefit of the unique perspectives of their team. The ideas and input of the leaders and their colleagues have equal value.
As in the corporate environment, small business owners are becoming more collaborative. We GenXer’s and Baby Boomers can learn from our Millennials in driving the success of our businesses. We grew up in a work environment that cautioned us to keep our client base, methods and processes proprietary. Confidentiality was the key to driving our success. We were careful about what we shared and we kept information proprietary.
As I build my business, I believe the key to my success will be collaboration and sharing of information and expertise. I seek out like-minded companies who conduct their businesses with similar values and approach to client service. I also believe that my clients will benefit from this collaboration. They will have access to services that offer more than my capability. Together we are stronger and offer more value and expertise.
The sales teams in my previous roles have benefited from amazing sales training led by Master Connection Associates. My clients looking for training are referred to Cindy Novotny and her team. I am thrilled to be teaming McIntosh Human Capital Management up with MCA."
Article by: Suzanne McIntosh

Snowshoeing, Paddle-boarding, Moon-bathing, Oh My!

Snowshoeing, paddle-boarding and moon-bathing; what do they have in common? These are among many of the new trends we are seeing in today's weddings. In a new Vogue article written by Kristin Tice Studeman, we are taken through the new world of the pre-wedding ritual. The days of mani/pedi pre-ceremony parties are going away and entering in their place are very unexpected activities. Why do we share this? Because in the business of weddings and client service, we need to be thinking of ways to reinvent the wheel at all times! Most times, the unthinkable and unexpected become the trend or the new normal. So brainstorm away, stay up to date on new trends and always think about ways to incorporate fresh ideas into your work!

View the full article on Vogue.com and stay on top of the trends!

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Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, Vogue, December 2014

Marcy Blum - Keynote Speaker!

MCA is so lucky to have Marcy Blum as a part of our team!  This morning, Marcy delivered a speech to MCA clients on top event and wedding trends.  Her cutting edge ideas and tips on challenging the status quo are out of this world!

So, take a look at your organization's website; is your site user friendly for wedding and event planners?  Are you devaluing your products or venue by highlighting packages versus selling to your clients' specific needs?

If you want to jump-start your catering revenue, call MCA to book Marcy Blum and you won't believe the results!