On Monday, September 18th, Elmnt13 gave back to the community by presenting a free seminar in Cleveland with renowned speakers titled #ElmntsofWisdom: A Business, Branding & Networking Seminar. Registration for the first annual #ElmntsofWisdom seminar went live just days before the event, and in just under four hours hit capacity. The business, branding and networking seminar provided aspiring and current entrepreneurs with the tools and knowledge to build a successful business. The seminar included speakers such as Larese Purnell (CFO of The Word Church), and a panel discussion with our clients Karen Civil (digital entrepreneur), DJ Steph Floss (the Official DJ of the Cleveland Cavaliers), DJ Meel (the Official DJ of the Cleveland Gladiators), Chris Marvel (celebrity life coach), and Demetria “Meechie” Francis (celebrity hair stylist). The panel was be moderated by Jeff Johnson of BET News and radio personality on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show. An interactive question and answer session followed the panel discussion, and the evening was concluded with a networking industry mixer, providing the opportunity for attendees to maintain and build relationships with one another.
“Your brand is like a baby: if you don’t feed it, it will die” – Demetria ‘Meechie’ Francis
“Show respect to your immediate community before you can go global.” – DJ Steph Floss
“When I hear people say ‘I don’t do social media’, it’s almost as if you don’t do business.” – Chris Marvel
“If you want to go to sleep at 8 o’clock, you are not an entrepreneur.” – Jeff Johnson
“You don’t want to be associated with everything.” –DJ Meel
“”You’ll pay for not paying attention.” – Larese Purnell