SagePresence On Selling

By Dean Hyers | October 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

This is an article I wrote for the Professional Sales Association after Dean and I did a presentation there a week or so ago.  I thought I would share it here, too.  Enjoy! – – – – – – – – – –   Friday before last, SagePresence had the pleasure of speaking at a…

Recap: Two Fine Evenings With Minnesota Women In Film And Television

By Pete Machalek | September 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

  SagePresence frequently enjoys the honor of participation in conferences and events oriented toward professional women, but a new twist occurred when a conference focused on professional women in film involved us in presenting and coaching. Two weeks ago, Bill and I led a seminar for MNWIFT about developing the perfect pitch for film, television,…

Is There A Place For Kindness In Politics?

By Pete Machalek | September 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

  All this week, the Q Kindness Cafe in St. Paul is leveraging the national exposure brought to the city by the Republican National Convention by hosting a series of “Conversation Cafes,” facilitated round-table conversations that pose a question related to the RNC’s theme-of-the-day. Lisa Cotter Metwali, co-proprietor of the Cafe and a professional coach…

Sage Meets WOLF

By Pete Machalek | August 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

A few years ago, Dean had an opportunity to see a senior VP at Best Buy speak. Her name was Julie Gilbert, and she was presenting to a group of women who were participating in a leadership development program that Julie had created called WOLF (WOmen’s Leadership Forum). Ever since then, Dean has used Julie…

Acting Class Builds Professional Confidence at Best Buy's WOLF Conference

By Pete Machalek | August 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

“I never realized an acting class could be so helpful to me as a Best Buy professional.” This August in Boston, SagePresence had the privilege of speaking and workshopping for professional women at Best Buy’s fifth annual women’s leadership conference. Best Buy’s WOLF program (the Women’s Leadership Forum) honors and fosters the development of its…

Thank You, Steven Schussler

By Dean Hyers | August 21, 2008 | 0 Comments

  Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of hearing Steven talk at the Twin Cities’ Entrepreneurs monthly meeting. His talk was a gift.  Heck, his life is a gift…to all of us dreamers who are out there every day working to transform ether into reality. But for me–his talk is exactly what I needed. Okay…first…



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