Need an Edge to Get Ahead? Listen Up!

How you listen to what you don’t hear will make all the difference in your success in winning customers to your business.
By: Marilyn Shannon Dialogue Inc
RALEIGH, N.C. - July 20, 2015 - PRLog -- Greenville, NC entrepreneurs and small business owners attend Listen Up! The July 22nd round table discussion, hosted by Pitt Community College Small Business Center, features communication expert Marilyn Shannon to speak and facilitate a discussion on "Competitive Advantage Tactics: Listen UP! How to successfully win customers to your business."

As an engaging speaker, energizing meeting facilitator, entertaining international web TV/Radio host, successful mediator and life/business coach, Marilyn is uniquely qualified to address the topic of how communication and specifically listening, affects our ability to understand our industry, marketplace shifts and trends and actions to take for our longevity and sustainability in business and in life.

"Entrepreneurs realize the playing field in business has gotten more competitive and equal with the onset of technology. More and more of us have opportunities to soar in our businesses whether we work alone or with a staff. The better you listen, the more effectively you can respond.  This enhanced exchange creates better communication.  Better communication leads to improved relationships.  Improved relationships create a better world to live in," offered Marilyn, founder of Dialogue, Inc. "As businessman and publisher Malcom Forbes once said, ‘The art of conversation lies in listening.’”

The SBC holds a variety of training events and workshops to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and business owners to help them develop or grow their business in order for them to build a true competitive advantage.

The monthly round table is held at the PCC Small Business Center from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at 3107 S Memorial Dr. in Greenville, NC.  Attendees are invited to bring their lunch and can register for free at

About Marilyn Shannon

Marilyn is an engaging speaker, energizing meeting facilitator, entertaining international web TV/Radio host, successful mediator, author and co-founder of Women’s Power Networking. Through her highly regarded private coaching practice she has enabled her clients to reach their visions, share their voices and experience a fulfilling life. She speaks to corporations, educators, students and professional organizations about communication, leadership, listening, personal growth and personal freedom. She has been sharing her passion for life and expertise through her workshops and interactive presentations for over a decade. A loving mom and “gamma”, she shares her life with her husband Mark, five adult children and grandchildren in Cary, NC.

About Small Business Center (SBC)

The Small Business Center (SBC) is dedicated to the training of potential and existing small business owners. Training sessions are offered as free seminars as well as customized individual business training events. The Small Business Center offers more than 125 free seminars each year on various business topics. Visit

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