Making plans that take flight offering practical tips for success
Welcome to Denise Reed craziness of practical problem solving…this is the continuing saga of living in a world of entrepreneurs, creatives, and just being a part of some awesome business adventures taking flight. I’ll be sharing the highlights of what I experience in hopes that it will inspire you!
My first highly successful business adventure which continues to grow is The Concierge Office Suites. It’s a full-service office space in downtown Chattanooga, TN. We help cultivate businesses through providing a business environment that goes beyond “renting an office.” The whole concept is built around the idea of concierge services making it happen for our clients. The business was established in 1995, I was able purchase it in 2006. This business is beyond incubation. We’re full-on soaring.
We’re in the flap around stage of this business, and we've taken off. Let the craziness begin. My husband and I began a 40-acre commercial broiler poultry farm in 2014, Wing and a Prayer. We are celebrating it's successful sale in January of 2023.
I’m sure you’re sensing a theme here of flight. No, I’m not a pilot, at least for a literal plane. I do feel like a pilot for the businesses I’ve been involved in over the course of my life. I check the business flight path, equipment to get the job done, flight personnel to make it happen and away we go! This whole flying thing began when my parents told me I could do anything I set my mind to do. I remember watching my Dad fly off on business trips from the airport. I was fascinated by the whole experience ever since. I love to travel, meet new people, and encourage other people to soar beyond where they are in life. I've been speaking in public consistently since 2006 sharing what I've learned in hopes that I could help another business person avoid some pitfalls in their business. Pull up a comfy chair and check out my adventures here.
Many thanks go to Kyle Miller with Thin Gypsy Thief Studios for the awesome web page header photograph!
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Welcome to My Live Streaming Podcast Journey
Join Denise Reed, the president of The Concierge Office Suites, in her very first live stream using StreamYard broadcasting over diverse social media platforms—Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube—I am excited about stepping into 2024 with renewed vigor. I want you to be a part of this new chapter. The Concierge Office Suites, a venture that has thrived since 1995, offers insights into private office rental, virtual office positioning, event rental spaces, and business concierge support. This livestream opens the door for more individual connections as I promise more exciting announcements for 2024.
In a bid to help others become more effective marketers, I’m determined to stress the importance of sharing your unique story. Through my own personal journey, I discovered that one’s story is a compelling reason for others to care. I reflect on transformative “a-ha” moments that help me identify the significance of storytelling, leading me to work with a storytelling coach, Melissa Reeves, CEO and founder of Story Fruition.
My commitment to storytelling brought me to a competitive level, where I not only participated in a speech competition but traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to do so. This live stream emphasizes the power of starting where you are and sharing your authentic story since it offers a glimpse into my passions and motivations. Check out my personal anecdotes, from working in my grandmother’s gift shop in the Pocono Mountains to supporting my single mother’s professional monogramming enterprise encapsulating the entrepreneurial spirit that led me to establish The Concierge Office Suites.
The live stream wraps up with Denise emphasizing the transcendent importance of personal stories to form the bedrock of personal and corporate branding. She urges her audience to anticipate more engaging and riveting content in the future. Watch, get inspired, and prepare to release the power of your story into the world.
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The Naked Truth and The Emperor’s New Clothes
Wow! I’m right on point for the naked current truth of social media in “The Emperor’s New Clothes and the Naked Current Truth.” I keep asking myself what makes an “Influencer” influential and how do you really know person “X” is a “thought leader”? I’m questioning what I see and hear lately and it’s not because of my age.
When you have a marketing background you understand what goes into creating influence. It takes imagination, repetitive positioning of your point of view, and ad spend. Let’s hope that you have the secret sauce to build awareness. Sometimes it’s the number of times you’re in front of your audience or the fact an already established “Influencer” wants to share what you’re doing or selling to validate you or your brand. Just thought I should share this for all the sheeple out here.
Your real power is understanding how a brand is built. Pay attention to the real value, the real service, and the actual quality of what you’re getting. Don’t be caught like the emperor with no clothes! If you are caught “naked,” walk proudly down the street. People will talk about your confidence and crazy. You will definitely stand out. That’s the point if you want to be recognized. It’s #justapointofview.