Members see 'big picture' at New England event
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Posted by: Barbara Francella
Strong workplace communication is "all about the
vision," Kevin Coupe, founder of MorningNewsBeat.com, told more than 350 NEW
members at the NEW New England learning event, Nov. 7, 2014 in Foxborough,
Following a red-carpet entrance for attendees, Coupe offered
leadership lessons during his morning workshop "How to say 'Action' in
Your Career!" and an afternoon keynote presentation that featured material
from his book The Big Picture: Essential
Business Lessons from the Movies, co-authored with Michael Sansolo.
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Communicating your vision is a powerful tool for gaining others'
understanding -- and persuading them to "buy in," he said. "Stories are a great way to relate. Tell
me a story."
NEW members were asked to choose actors to play them in a
movie about their life --an exercise that helped attendees zero in on how they want
to be seen and how they present themselves at work.
"Kevin Coupe was a humorous and down-to-earth speaker
with a passion for the CPG industry," said Krista Specht, forecast analyst
for Delhaize America. "It was energizing to meet and converse with women
role models from across my industry and I look forward to the next NEW
Organizations sending large delegations to the event include
Acosta Sales & Marketing, Ahold USA, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Hannaford
Supermarkets, JOH, Roche Bros. Supermarkets, Shaw's Supermarkets Inc., Stop
& Shop and Nielsen.