Hello! My name is Lilliana Cole, I’m a true millennial that loves all things social. I work for a company called ATS as a sales representative with a passion for people- specifically finding out what is most important to people and helping them achieve their goals by providing personal solutions.
I love my career in sales however I also very much enjoy learning about marketing. The two go hand in hand supporting each other while seamlessly infiltrating the whole entire world. It always amazes me how connected everything is.
Why the Marketers’ Community
This past fall I had just relocated to the metro with hopes to find myself in a community over time. While researching ways to connect and learn in Minneapolis I stumbled upon the Marketers’ Community. It felt like a perfect fit.
To my surprise, I saw that Amanda Brinkman was going to be a guest speaker.
My heart skipped a little because Amanda Brinkman is a woman that I have looked up to in the professional world since I was introduced and fell in love with her show “Small Business Revolution.” My own marketing professor had played an episode for us during our marketing class. We would then have class discussions about how powerful marketing strategies can be when executed with purpose.
So, I decided to buy my ticket. That day I showed up with my notebook in hand ready to learn.
After a few warm conversations, I quickly realized that I had just walked into a community of people that have a mission to serve and help lift each other up.
The Marketers’ Community is for everyone
Everyone can benefit attending a Marketers’ Community event. You will gain more influence because you are armed with fresh intelligence.
For example, after attending my first Marketers’ Community event I went back to my office and was inspired to create a blog post which turned into a podcast opportunity with my company. The idea that I could do more and penetrate all avenues of communication in my sales role came after one of these events.
The Marketers’ community successfully brings together a room full of bright creative individuals. There is energy that is sparked by a passion for learning and connecting big ideas.
We are all connected in this experience
The act of showing up to an event with no idea who I am going to meet or what I am going to learn fills me up with hopeful anticipation. On top of meeting new people comes the recognition of how all of our roles essentially support one another.
At each event, you will hear stories that are packed with life lessons intended to help all in attendance grow into a better version of themselves, which in turn helps lift the organizations we serve.
An easy air of fun hangs in the room as everyone is chatting and mingling before and after. Laughter can be heard from all corners. Scan the room and you will see smiling faces, people greeting each other with hugs and introducing themselves to new friends.
It is a positive experience all around.
Find friends and fresh perspective
I’ve met close friends at these events which in turn fills me up with graciousness to have found the Marketers’ Community.
These events are for everyone whether you are in Marketing or not. They will help open your mind and heart to better business practices, execution in driving your ideas forward all the while broadening your network.
Building a community takes time but with organizations like this, it doesn’t have to be difficult.
Thank you for your time reading this message. I hope to meet you at the next event!