15 Sep September 17, 2018 – Word of Mouth Marketing Virginia Muzquiz and Manager Answer Book Barbara Mitchell
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Virginia Muzquiz is the Cheif Connection Officer at Master Connectors Inc. Virginia helps six-figure solopreneurs build businesses that fuel their passions, fund their dreams, and have a massive impact wherever they live and serve. With more than thirty years of teaching and business building experience, Virginia knows that creating and leveraging social capital is the most cost-effective way to build a business. Virginia grew the contract service division of a nationally-known education franchise from $0 to $2.5 million solely via word of mouth. As the owner of Gateway Referral Institute, Virginia distinguished herself as the #1 franchisee in the US and #3 franchisee in the world, earning her seat on the exclusive Executive Circle. Today, as the owner and Chief Connections Officer at Master Connectors, Inc and an Executive Director of two BNI (Business Network International) franchises, Virginia coaches 1400+ entrepreneurs on building their businesses using word of mouth best practices. She is also the host of the Passion + Purpose = IMPACT podcast.
Barbara Mitchell – HR Speaker, Consultant and Author of The Manager’s Answer Book: Powerful Tools to Build Trust and Teams, Maximize Your Impact and Influence, and Respond to Challenges
Barbara Mitchell is the Managing Partner of The Mitchell Group. The group is a human resources and organizational development consulting practice that helps a wide variety of clients on issues around people — hiring, retaining, and engaging the best talent available. Most of her career was spent in senior HR leadership positions with Marriott International, Human Genome Sciences and as co-owner and Principal of The Millennium Group, LLC. She entered the HR side of business after gaining a strong general foundation but immediately felt at home. Barbara has served on the board of directors of the Employment Management Association, a professional emphasis group of the Society of HR Managers (SHRM) and has been president of several SHRM chapters. She is a passionate supporter of the SHRM Foundation. She is the co-author of The Essential HR Handbook, A Quick and Handy Resource for Any Manager of HR Professional, which was published by Career Press in 2008. She contributed to “On Staffing—Advice and Perspective from HR Leaders” and “Cover Letter for Dummies.” Barbara is a frequent speakers to business groups and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Fortune, and the New York Times.