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Allison Graham
Welcome! Thanks for stopping by my blog where I show you how to Elevate Your Business. In 2006 I was inspired to open Elevate Biz™ to help professionals and small business owners learn how to overcome the Unconnected Struggle. I do this by speaking at conferences, consulting for corporate clients and through online training programs. One of my most popular videos is How to Have Conversations that Convert Without Overselling, Without Embarrassing Yourself and Without Blowing the Deal! Click here to check it out!

Wiley published my second book, From Business Cards to Business Relationships: Personal Branding & Profitable Networking Made Easy which is available in English & Chinese.

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Entries by Allison Graham

Why Your New Year's Resolution Has Already Failed and How to Get Back On Track

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2016 | 3:35 PM

Is your New Year's Resolution still on track?

By the time you're reading this, statistically you are suffering from the disappointment of yet another shattered resolution. For the handful of you who are successfully managing, congratulations! The rest of us are impressed by your superstar discipline.

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5 Secrets that Explain Why C-Suite Execs #Network Successfully While Others #Fail

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 1:13 PM

This week's inaugural C-Suite Conference was the most blatant example of what profitable, successful networkers do compared to those who struggle to get connected. If the cocktail parties, hallway conversations, coffee breaks and after-events were recorded, it would be obvious to see exactly how to approach networking with...

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Why I Can't Wait Until Jan 30th (Hint: #BlackBerry10)

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 8:14 AM

Do you remember your first PDA? Mine was a Palm Pilot and I loved it. Little did I know as I walked into a dinner event at the London Club almost a decade ago that was about to change.

That night, an executive from Research in Motion was the...

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Capitalizing on Facebook (Not on the NASDAQ)

(3) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 2:54 PM

Conversations about how brands can use Facebook as an effective marketing tool have been hijacked the last few weeks. Between Facebook's IPO and GM's announcement to claw back $10 million in Facebook advertising, it's been easy for marketers to get side-tracked from the conversation that matters: How can Facebook be...

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5 Reasons to Take Down the Elevator Pitch

(1) Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 6:44 PM

Consider yourself among the fortunate few if you haven't heard of the elevator pitch in business; nor spent hours crafting the perfect commercial to answer the question, "What do you do?"

After attending hundreds of events, meeting thousands of people and watching countless elevator pitches fall flat, it is clear...

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