|Fanny Miller, President of NAHP, and Lina Gomez, Chair NAHP 2020 Convention Committee are happy to confirm Dr. Anthony Fauci as a featured speaker during the NAHP 2020 Convention – Virtually Everywhere on Tuesday, September 22.|
Dr. Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and Chief, NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation at the National Institutes of Health, will provide a fireside chat on the topic of the pandemic.
and, Dr. Elena Rios, President and CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) will moderate the discussion.
The NAHP 2020 Convention program begins Monday, September 21, and concludes on Friday, September 25. Attendees have the opportunity to participate in one or both of the scheduled sessions each day of the convention.
Tuesday’s session is focused on the healthcare adversity faced by the Latino/Hispanic community.
Registration is free and participants will be able to submit questions via the virtual platform.
To all NAHP Members –
The Executive Committee has determined that moving forward with the 2020 Legislative Summit is not prudent at this time.
So, out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to do our part in mitigating the spread of this highly contagious virus, the NAHP has decided to postpone our annual gathering in Washington, D.C. and have requested cancellation of the block of rooms reserved at the Eaton Hotel for NAHP Board members and guests starting Sunday, March 29th through Wednesday, April 1st.
As media professionals, we have reported on and monitored the spread of the Covid-10 virus and how many across the globe have responded to minimize exposure. As employers and community leaders with personal and work families, we are mindful that our primary responsibility is to educate our neighbors with the goal of helping all make informed decisions.
When we receive information that the threat of contagion has diminished, and we believe it is safe to resume NAHP’s scheduled programming, including the Legislative Summit and the Annual General Membership Meeting and Convention, you will be hearing from the NAHP.
We apologize for any inconvenience our decision may cause. We believe it is the prudent choice at this time.
-NAHP Executive Board.
Blame it on human behaviour or psychology, but there are some universal truths in sales that will never change.
- People are more likely to buy when they are talking, than when you’re talking.
- People buy things when it’s their idea.
- You should never ever begin telling, pitching or providing solutions before the client articulates what they want to gain, achieve or solve.
So how do we get our prospect talking? Simple! Shut up, listen and ask good questions. A good sales person talks no more than 30% of the sales process. And trust me it’s easier to understand this theory than putting it into practice. By nature, we are very solutions generous. We think we know it all and have the right answers. In good spirit, we jump at the chance to butt in and give our fabulous solutions. We have this weird idea that everyone’s values and buying motives are like ours. I mean we’re brilliant, how could anyone not think like us? I’ve had thousands of hours of sales training and lots of sales experience and it took me years not to jump in to give my clients solutions, although I understood the theory pretty well. I arrogantly thought that I knew their problems, needs and values. Then I gave them a features filled pitch and used language that was foreign to them. When I lost the sale I blamed it on the client. “Oh well they were broke!” Once I made the mindful effort to ask meaningful questions, understood how to extract the client’s problems and motives, was I able to close more deals. I once had a customer call up his sister from my office and beg her for 2 grand because he wanted to put a down payment then and there.
How does using questions work? There is something called motivational interviewing in counselling and therapy. Although it’s got to do with psychotherapy, it is based on the belief that you can drive a patient’s behaviour through asking them the right questions. Rather than stating, “Alice you need to stop drinking.” Or, “Alice you really need to go to rehab.” You can ask questions like, “How will not drinking improve your life?” or “What steps do you think you may need to take in order to stop drinking?” Therapists have found that by really listening and asking the right questions, their patients were more likely to change behaviour, especially when they came up with the solution on their own. These patients were intrinsically motivated and more likely to follow through on the insight that they gained by being asked the right questions. The same behavioural principles apply to questioning your clients in sales.
But it’s really important to have a genuine interest in the other person and their problems. In the book ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People,’ Dale Carnegie empathised on the value of being curious and having a sincere interest in the other person.
Asking effective questions will help you:
- Elicit the client’s motivation
- Drive their behaviour
- Make the solutions their idea
- Find out what they value most
- Build rapport and trust
- Allow them to feel acknowledged and listened to
- Helps prospect realise challenges or issues they didn’t know existed
- Shows that you’re there to solve their problems and not another blabbering sales person
There are many types of questions and each serve their purpose. It’s key to have a strategy before going into any sales meeting. Always be prepared and know what you’re going to ask. But before proceeding always ask for permission to ask so you don’t come across as intrusive. “Mr customer, do you mind if I ask you a few questions to get a better understanding of your needs?” Also, make sure that you use reflective listening to echo the prospect’s own words back to them. It’s useful to take notes as once you finish asking your questions you will need to summarise what the prospect shared. This is important so that they feel heard and you get a chance to clarify anything that you may have missed.
Types of Questions and Purpose:
Rapport questions – Rapport questions can be used to build intimacy and trust with your client. Use your judgement to ask the right level of personal questions depending on how well you know them. Also try to find some commonality.
“How was your weekend? Did you get up to anything interesting?”
“You’re from the UK? What do you like most about living in Sydney?”
“Tell me about your business?”
Qualifying Questions – These questions help you clarify intent and also gather facts.
“What is your annual budget?”
“Who is the final decision maker?”
“What are you hoping to achieve from this meeting?”
Needs questions – Good for finding out the issues and needs. People mostly buy when they realise that they have a need.
“What would you like to most change about your present situation.”
“What don’t you like about what you are currently doing.”
“What’s holding you back from reaching your revenue goals?”
Implication Questions – usually gets the prospect to reflect on the impact and consequences their problem is having on them, their staff or business.
“How has this problem affected the quality of your work.”
“How will this problem affect you profits for FY17?”
“How is this affecting online customer reviews?”
Solutions questions – Allows the prospect to realise some of the solutions on their own. It’s important that these solutions come from the prospect, as people tend to buy more when it’s their idea.
“In an ideal world, what would you like to see happen?”
“What solutions have you considered?”
“What are some steps you may need to take in order to increase profit?”
Benefits questions – Rather than telling the customer a boring list of benefits of using your product or service which may not mean much to them, ask the right question to draw out what they most value.
“How do you see the benefits of using this product.”
“What is the most important benefit you’re hoping to gain from this service or product?”
“How will using this service or product make an impact on your business?
Objections Questions – Find out any concerns or objections they may have so you can deal with them before taking the wrong direction.
“What are some issues that may be stopping you from doing business with us?”
“Is there anything that I haven’t covered that’s important to you”
“What are some key concerns that you have about our service or product?”
Don’t be afraid to practice your questions on all your clients. You will only get better if you allow yourself to fail a few times. Take the time to reflect and think about what you can do better. It’s all about conscious effort and repetition. Be sure to write up your own questions and contextualise them based on your industry and clients.
WASHINGTON, D.C – The National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) gathered at the nation’s capital last April 1st for three consecutive days as part of its Annual Legislative Summit, where issues of great impact for Hispanic communications and media took the center of the stage.
The Summit’s highlight was a visit by special guest Julian Castro, Presidential Candidate for the 2020 elections. He spoke about his priorities for the country and, in particular, about the key role Spanish media plays to inform the most vulnerable communities.
The conference took place at the historic National Press Club where the Association’s President, Fanny Miller, welcomed the Board of Directors, members and the main sponsors of this event – Macy’s, JUUL and American Petroleum Institute (API).
The ambitious agenda included open forums where the emphasis was placed on the collaboration between Spanish media and their role in the various economic sectors. Macy’s National Director of Multicultural Marketing, Tamara Weston, shared the vision and commitment that the prestigious chain of department stores has with the Latino communities. At the same time she reaffirmed the positive economic contribution that Spanish publications make towards their company throughout the country. Meanwhile the executives of JUUL, one of the largest makers of e-cigarettes, shared the importance of their products in helping to reduce the number of smokers addicted to regular cigarettes as nicotine addiction affects Hispanic communities at a higher rate than other ethnicities. On the other hand API shared the daily challenges they face to acquire Hispanic talent mainly at the leadership level. They mentioned that it was important for Spanish media to assist in sharing the career opportunities of companies such as API within the underserved communities.
Raul Cisneros, National Partnerships Director of the U.S. Census Bureau, along with Arturo Vargas, CEO of NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials) were the main focus of the first day’s session. Earlier that morning The U.S. Census Bureau held a press conference as they launched their 2020 Census campaign. During their presentation at the NAHP Legislative Summit Raul Cisneros shared their implementation strategy that will take place in the next 18 months with the ultimate goal of achieving a precise count that reflects the accurate demographic of the nation. Their strategy includes a 16 billion dollar budget that will provide significant allowances for media coverage for communities that are not well represented, this with the goal of generating trust among citizens and to be able to accurately represent the nation’s population. The results of the census are vital at the legislative level since policies are made based on these numbers, and this can mean great benefits for such municipalities, or alternatively not enough resources. Arturo Vargas, CEO of NALEO, also highlighted the critical need for Hispanic communities to be represented and their responsibility to make themselves count, and he emphasized his commitment through NALEO towards this goal.
After an intermission the NAHP Board of Directors met privately with Presidential Candidate Julian Castro, and members of the association took this unique opportunity to address the candidate with regard to the issues that affect most their own communities and the Hispanic businesses in the country. Castro reiterated that his priorities are education, healthcare access as well as the immigration challenges our country faces under the current administration. He said that leadership with compassion and not cruelty or fear were paramount to achieve such advancements like Medicare for all, universal pre-school and an immigration program that is focused on dignity. He shared that from the start of his political career it has been very important for him to speak to the Latino community and, being Latino himself, he said it was of particular significance to have a Latino presidential candidate. He shared that his executive experience as Secretary of Housing, appointed by former President Barack Obama, makes him stand out from other candidates given that under this role he managed a budget of over 40 million dollars, had the opportunity to implement important policies, and was able to collaborate and establish relationships with other executive departments of the Federal Government. The NAHP board of directors confronted him with the question of how will he support small businesses since they constitute a great part of the country’s economy, to which he responded that his presidential plan includes proposals to intelligently reduce business regulations that maintain the integrity of their obligations, he plans to increase available capital and will support the creation of business incubators.
The Legislative Summit continued with two more days of collaboration with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of commerce (USHCC) with workshops focused on small and big businesses and with visits to the Hill to advocate with our country’s legislators.
WASHINGTON, D.C.- El precandidato Demócrata a la Presidencia de Estados Unidos, Julián Casto, fue el invitado especial de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP, por sus siglas en ingles), foro ante el cual definió que son la educación, el acceso a servicios médicos y de salud así como los retos de inmigración que enfrenta el país bajo la administración actual.
La Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP por sus siglas en inglés) se reunió en la capital de la nación el pasado 1 de abril por tres días consecutivos como parte de su Cumbre Legislativa Anual donde se discutieron temas de gran impacto para los medios de comunicación latinos.
El ex alcalde de Texas y ex secretario de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano durante al administración encabezada por Barack Obama destacó la importancia de los medios en español en su encomienda de informar a las comunidades más vulnerables.
La conferencia se llevó a cabo en el edificio histórico del National Press Club donde la Presidenta de la Asociación, Fanny Miller, dio la bienvenida a la mesa directiva, miembros y patrocinadores principales del magno evento, entre ellos Macy’s, JUUL, y American Petroleum Institute (API por sus siglas en inglés).
EL ROL DE LOS MEDIOS HISPANOS
Durante el día se presentaron paneles de diálogo donde se discutió la colaboración de los medios de comunicación en español y su rol dentro de los distintos sectores económicos. La directora de marketing multicultural a nivel nacional de Macy’s, Tamara Weston, compartió la visión y el compromiso con las comunidades Latinas de la prestigiosa cadena de tiendas departamentales.
BUSCAN DISMINUIR ADICCION
Mientras tanto los representantes de JUUL, una de las compañías más grandes de cigarrillos electrónicos en Estados Unidos, expresaron, durante un panel sobre este tema, la importancia de sus productos en cuanto a disminuir el número de fumadores adictos a los cigarrillos regulares..
ANTICIPAN ESTRATEGIA DEL CENSO 2020
Raul Cisneros, Director Nacional de Colaboración (National Partnerships) del Buró de Censo de los Estados Unidos junto con Arturo Vargas, CEO de NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials por sus siglas en inglés) fueron el enfoque principal de la sesión de mediodía.
Esa misma mañana el Buró de Censo mantuvo una conferencia de prensa donde lanzó la campaña de censo 2020. Durante su presentación Raul Cisneros compartió con los medios la estrategia de implementación que se llevará a cabo en los siguientes 18 meses para lograr un conteo preciso que refleje la demografía actual del país. Mencionó que el presupuesto de 16 billones de dólares incluirá cantidades significantes para cubrir los medios de las comunidades con menor visibilidad para generar confianza entre los ciudadanos y poder generar una representación adecuada, lo cual puede generar beneficios por los legisladores según se aplica a las diferentes municipalidades.
De la misma manera Arturo Vargas, CEO de NALEO, hizo énfasis en la importancia crítica de que las comunidades hispanas se hagan contar y reafirmó su compromiso a este fin.
“LIDERAZGO DE COMPASION”
Después de un intermedio la mesa directiva de NAHP tuvo una entrevista privada con el candidato a la presidencia Julián Castro, donde los miembros de la asociación aprovecharon para dirigirse al candidato sobre los asuntos que más afectan a las diferentes comunidades y negocios hispanos del país. Castro reiteró que sus prioridades son la educación, el acceso a servicios médicos y de salud así como los retos de inmigración que enfrenta el país bajo la administración actual. El candidato mencionó que para él era importante un liderazgo de compasión y no de crueldad y miedo donde se pueda lograr Medicare para todos, preescolar universal y un programa de inmigración digno. Dijo que desde sus inicios políticos para el ha sido muy importante hablar con la comunidad Latina y, al ser de dicha descendencia, dijo que era de significancia particular tener un candidato Latino a la presidencia.
Orador invitado por NAHP, Julián Castro, precandidato Demócrata a la Presidencia definió sus prioridades de gobierno Por Jennifer Bustamante