Friday, October 22, 2010

Maximum Events & Designs moves to new site - Canton, OH - CantonRep.com

Posted by Nina Robinson at Friday, October 22, 2010 0 comments
Maximum Events & Designs moves to new site - Canton, OH - CantonRep.com

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Why You Need to Charge MORE for Your Services

Posted by Nina Robinson at Thursday, October 21, 2010 0 comments
As, I stated before, we will bring  very important information, skills, services, style to our readers daily. We feel that this is very important for business owners to know their company self worth and how to display your talents,skills and receive recompense for your unique skills.
READ Below !

Why You Need To Charge MORE For Your Services by Liz Dennery Sanders

I know many of you probably cringed when you read the title of this article. You might say, "In this economy, there's no way I can get away with charging higher fees." If you want to position yourself as a leading authority in your industry, you MUST charge more for the value you provide. If you're constantly lowering your fees or giving discounts in order to keep up with the competition, then you're merely positioning yourself as a commodity. And that's not a good thing. You'll never stand out if you're just one of many doing the exact same thing - offering yourself up as a bargain and vying for your potential clients' dollars.

You must focus on value, not dollars. It's not about the price, it's about the results that your clients get from working with you. When you position yourself as the person with the most effective solution, your clients will likely pay anything to solve their most pressing issues. Clients want a price they can justify, so when you do a great job of showcasing the results, the evidence and your unique abilities, the justification becomes a lot easier for them.

Here's why you need to charge more for your services:

Your perceived value will be greater. We've all heard the clich├ęs, "If it's expensive, it must be good," "You get what you pay for," or "Quality doesn't come cheap." Truth is, when you're priced above the market, it's often assumed that you must be good at what you do. Now you just have to deliver on this perception and provide extraordinary value for your clients. You can't just charge high fees and expect the world to come banging down your door. It's your job to communicate your value and showcase the results your clients have achieved. It's your reputation on the line.

Your value will be about results, not time. When you can effectively communicate the value you provide, you will move away from dollars for hours work. If you could solve your client's problem in 10 minutes as opposed to 10 hours, do you think you could charge the same amount for the result? You betcha! Doesn't your client just want her problems solved? Focus on value-based or project-based packages and pricing.

It will position you as an authority in your industry. People assume that experts are paid more than generalists. When you have a true niche and are able to effectively communicate it to your target market, you are creating a greater perceived value for your expertise.

You'll weed out the "drainers, complainers and time suckers." There are people out there who are just looking for the best deal, regardless of the value they receive. Trust me, you don't want this client. They'll monopolize as much of your time as they can get their hands on, complain about your service and will never be satisfied. When you fully understand your value, can communicate it in a compelling manner and charge what you're worth, this type of client won't resonate with you. They'll run the other way and you should thank them for it.

Doubting your fees means you're focused on features, not benefits and results. And clients only want to know what's in it for them. Take time to establish your value before you even talk about price. When a potential client asks you what you charge, respond with another question, "I offer a number of different packages and services depending on your situation. May I ask you a few questions first so that I can assess the best options to share with you?"

People will often pay more than they originally planned once they fully understand exactly what they are getting and can clearly see the results they can achieve from working with you. Don't sell you or your potential client short by focusing on price. Help them to see the magic that will happen once you are working together.



©Liz Dennery Sanders 2010
Liz Dennery Sanders wants you to build your buzz and be successful beyond your wildest dreams. As the CEO of Dennery Marks Inc., a brand development and celebrity outreach firm, she founded SheBrand, to help female entrepreneurs build powerful personal brands, attract more clients and position themselves as experts in their industries. You can reach her directly at info@shebrand.com or www.shebrand.com.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Maximum Events and Designs Launch Party Press Release

Posted by Nina Robinson at Tuesday, October 12, 2010 0 comments
Maximum Events & Designs, a minority, woman-owned full service Event planning and Design Company founded in 2002, has opened its new location to the public. Today we are announcing our Launch Party to introduce our new location and showroom to the world. Our party is on Saturday, October 30, 2010, from 3pm-6pm. It will be at Residential Bancorp offices—where Munson’s Homeplate is located. FREE appetizers, drinks, games and prizes. Open to the public.

Our expertise is in wedding planning and design. We have become the first business in its local category to offer a full line of products for its brides, social and corporate clients. Founder Nina Robinson states, "We have taken extensive steps to help make our clients life easy with having the products available in house for their special events.” Saving our clients time and money is one of our strategies to becoming successful and sustaining in our industry, which is taking service to the next level.

Maximum Events & Designs strives to create high-impact, successful events and exceeding our clients expectations.
"It’s our job to find innovative solutions and offer them to our clients.”
Maximum Events & Designs takes it a step further - we help make every event possible through our state of the art showroom, if we are not hosting your event, our showroom is open and readily available for your spectacular event.

About Maximum Events & Designs
Founded in 2002 by Nina Robinson, Maximum Events & Designs specializes in Bridal event planning, designs, destination management, centerpieces, unique favors and catering. Our full-service event planning and design company provides the public a source where they can be entertained, informed, and educated with the best products and customer service in the industry.

To learn more about the company and its showroom products and service offerings, visit
http://www.maximumeventsdesigns.org/

Contact:
Nina Robinson
330-313-1955
maximumeventsdesigns@gmail.com
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Friday, October 8, 2010

Does Networking Work?

Posted by Nina Robinson at Friday, October 08, 2010 0 comments
Sometimes we feel challenged with networking. I'm too tired to go to this event , and talk to strangers and smile ,no one is calling me back, I'm not receiving any referrals and it’s more work to show up and sell myself to a bunch of strangers whom seem to be uninterested. I'm very shy and not comfortable speaking in front of others.


How many of us who are just starting out in the networking sector feel this exact same way towards networking. Many of us have many different perceptions toward networking, some bad and some good as I listed above. In order for our businesses to succeed, we must make an effort to join social networks such as: Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, Foursquare and LinkedIn. Our second most interactive way of networking is actually going to these events and allowing people to know you're a real person, not just an image. Who can sell your product better than you? No one!

Going to networking events may open doors to new relationships and in turn referrals. I have a problem with speaking in front of people, so much so, that I would hire people to speak at presentations for me and end up having to explain my entire business anyways during the presentations. How silly was that? Well, I had like an anxiety of fear with speaking in front of people for years. I have gotten a lot better with this, so what I do now is read the newspaper before I leave, read something that seems to be profound and when I'm approached, I would bring up something from the news or something I read to keep the conversation going. This opens up the door for the person to say, "Nina, what is it that you do?"

Now, I can explain who, what, where and how!

I hope this blog will help some who feel networking isn’t for them, because it is for everyone who want the world to know about their business.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Eco-Friendly Products

Posted by Nina Robinson at Tuesday, October 05, 2010 0 comments
Hear at Maximum Creations we are always looking for ways to make our customers happy. Whether it be our brides, corporate, social customers , we are always thinking and creating the very best!  We are going to launch a few of  our products during our Launch Party on October 30, and we will soon offer eco-friendly products to our collection of beautiful novelties.

Why are we joining the recycling bandwagon?
Easy, to prevent harm and pollutions in the most poverish neighborhoods in the United States! To help promote pure Eco-Friendly clean air world !

 
 

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