Members talk it out at Southern California event
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Posted by: Barbara Francella
More than 230 Network members honed their communication and
relationship-building skills at the NEW Southern California fall event at the
Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, Sept. 25, 2013.
Executive leadership coach Connie Podesta separated the audience
into four personality types ― squares, circles, triangles and squiggles. "Men
and women communicate very differently [too],” she said.
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Successful communication depends on perspective, Podesta explained,
noting "sales is getting someone else on board. Adapting your communication style to what someone else will respond to is just smart business."
Podesta cautioned NEW members, saying, "We’re attracted to people
because of our weaknesses. They have something we don’t. But as a result, we
wind up in relationships with people we then try to change.”
The event also celebrated outstanding leadership, honoring NEW Southern California Treasurer Victoria
Francis of ConAgra Foods with the NEW Southern California Regional Leader of
the Year award.
Among the organizations sending delegations to the event were Acosta
Sales & Marketing, Brown-Forman, Bristol Farms, Food 4 Less, Frito-Lay,
Mondelēz International, Nestlé, PepsiCo Inc., Ralphs, Safeway, Smart &
Final Stores, Unified Grocers Inc. and Vons.
Victoria Francis of ConAgra Foods
was honored as NEW Southern
California Regional Leader of the Year.