What people are saying about Blair Ball and Prepare1
I am so lucky that you have given so much of your time and talent mentoring and teaching our business leaders. I am excited about the possibilities of further partnerships. Thank you for being such a positive role model for our members. You are a special friend of the Collierville Chamber. 1-26-2012
Fran Persechini President & CEO Collierville Chamber of Commerce
On behalf of the Germantown Chamber of Commerce, I want to thank you for agreeing to be the presenter of the 2011 Business Expo afternoon seminar. The seminar topic was applicable and timely to our Exhibitors, and your message was very well received and appreciated. Thanks for helping us create even more value for everyone who participated and attended.
We have heard many positive comments from attendees that your presentation was very beneficial to them and their businesses. We look forward to working with you again in the future. April 2011
Pat Scroggs, President & CEO Germantown Chamber of Commerce
“Blair is a delightful and business professional dedicated to offering the best Social Media expertise to Clients and others. He is an excellent and entertaining Presenter in this every changing area of communications, technology and relationships. We need more strong and committed leaders like Blair Ball.
Gene White” October 12, 2011
Gene N White, Investment Sales Sperry Van Ness; Chairman SCORE MEMPHIS
“I have been fortunate enough to participate in several of Blair’s courses. The course “SEO for Business Made Easy” allowed me to increase the online optimization of The Great Hall & Conference Center within days of taking the class. I was also fortunate enough to be a part of a Google + seminar in which Blair suggested participation with the new Social Media platform. Google + is now gaining recognition daily. You are missing out if you haven’t been to his seminars.” September 29, 2011
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative
Chuck Porter, Manager at The Great Hall & Conference Center|Independent Contractor at CIDIPI Productions – Bose Corporation
“I recently attended a course under Mr. Evan. The outcome was an overall increase in knowledge on how to use social media to promote our hotel. I highly recommend his courses and will be attending several more over the next few months.” September 25, 2011
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value
Nita Rentrop, Director of Sales Hampton Inn Collierville/Vista Host
“Blair conducts workshops on Social Media and I asked him to consult with me to tweak my social media efforts. He was very helpful! I would recommend him if you need help navigating that vast social media world. ” September 24, 2011
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity
Patty Calvert, Patty Calvert, Luxury Travel Designer www.pattysgetawaystravels.com
hired Blair Evan as a IT Consultant in 2011, and hired Blair Evan more than once
“Blair is very knowledgeable about all aspects of Social Media strategies. Our company, like many others was overwhelmed with what seemed like simple task to set up and utilize Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. Blair helped us to identify and create a plan to implement using social media with defined and measurable strategies. As our time is limited, having a written detail plan helps us to stay on track using our website as a hub with all social media complementing our overall business plan. Thank you Blair for helping us implement our plan quickly, effectively with measurable results. I would highly recommend attending Prepare 1 classes taught by Blair. Additionally, he can effectively evaluate your business social media platform.” September 19, 2011
Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative
Melinda Reed, Sales & Marketing at My Color Keeper
hired Blair Evan as a Business Consultant in 2011
“Blair did a great job when he led a recent “Facebook for Business” workshop at the Collierville Chamber of Commerce. I’ve attended many social media seminars/webinars and he seems as knowledgeable as anyone.” June 23, 2011
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value
hired Blair Evan as a social media strategist in 2011
“I had opportunity of hearing Blair speak recently at the Collierville Chamber of Commerce lunch. Although, I knew Blair had ventured into the social media world; I did not know to what extent. Blair provided valuable information not only to help grow your business using social media, BUT how to protect yourself as well. He is a great speaker and very enthusiastic about his work. You will not be disappointed when working with Blair.” March 29, 2011
Meredith Poore CFP® AIF® CDFA, Professional Affiliate, Barrios Financial Services
Is a great speaker and really knows his information. He is very passionate about Social Media and has helped me several times. I am sure that he can also help your company or business get over the hurdles.” March 29, 2011
Donna Russo, Independent Distributor, Market America
I attended your recent SEO Workshop. I want to thank you for a great learning experience. I came away from your seminar with lots of valuable tips that I can use to improve the website for this business and another business.
Your workshop was well organized and presented in an easily understandable fashion. Your slides complimented your presentation and helped to illustrate the many points you made. The keyword exercise we did on our own laptops was particularly useful. The thing I am most pleased about is that you gave us practical information that we can actually use to benefit our businesses.
I felt the that your class was well worth my time and the nominal course fee. I highly recommend your seminar to anyone who is interested in increasing traffic to their website. September 12, 2011
Joesph Yao, M.D. President, QWI™ TM Gloves/Esuko, LLC
Inventor of the QWI™ Solution for hand nerve protection
On behalf of the Collierville Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Collierville, I would like to express our thanks for the superb workshop you recently presented on Social Media. I appreciated the time and effort you expended on the presentation and was very impressed with your ability to take a vast amount of information and condense it into the necessary time restriction. You did a great job of pointing out the benefits of using Social Media but thought it particularly beneficial to also highlight some of the precautions that businesses should take using these tools. September 2010
I received many favorable comments from attendees who felt that it was time well spent.
Kim Keough, Membership Director; Collierville Chamber of Commerce
“Have known Mr. Ball for almost a year now, having become acquainted through the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce. It became apparent to me that I needed to learn what “social media” was all about and how it could be used in my real estate business. With Blair’s assistance and training seminars, I am becoming aware of the importance in today’s business environment. He is truly one of the best in his field and provides the tools and expertise to navigate what I refer to as the “electronic landscape”(Google, SEO, Facebook, Blogging & YouTube).” May 2, 2012
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
Dennis Wozniak – Realtor, Crye-Leike
“After attending Blair’s class on YouTube, I felt much more comfortable with my video uploads and how to get better results. He gave me specific steps to do this and walked me through several examples.” March 21, 2012
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value
Grace Uhlhorn – Realtor, Keller-Williams
“Blair Evan was able to give me detailed information on how to set up and market our social media. I will likely take more of his classed and the social media marketing tools change so rapidly. He stays on top of the newest changes and how best to market business via eCommerce.” July 4, 2012
Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, Creative
Nita Rentrop – Manager, Hampton Inns
“Blair Evan holds a very informative class with up to date information regarding strategies for social media. For any business who is looking to promote their business through social media you really should look into this class as Blair has a wealth of helpful information. We were challenged to think about who we are and who we want to reach and develop an action plan.” July 9, 2012
Sonia Willis – Disaster Restoration Billing, ServiceMaster of Germantown (business partner)
“Sorry I am only limited to three attributes – I thought my time with Mr. Ball was a worthy investment with the potential for high ROI. Up to me to implement. Deeply appreciate his style AND thoroughness with which he covered his topics.” July 5, 2012
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value
George Swanson – Principle, ServiceMaster Germantown
Blair Ball came to our Association to present a seminar on taking professional photos of real estate listings, per our request. Previously, I had attended one of his social media courses on Facebook and was impressed with his presentation skills and his ability to relate the information to a group of attendees with a variety of skill levels – from beginner, to advanced.
All‐in‐all, Blair is certainly a resource to utilize if you’d like to enhance your business. His well‐rounded, fully‐developed skill sets in marketing, social media and photography lend themselves to a variety of professions and allow him to provide multifaceted, engaging presentations on numerous topics. I would highly recommend you consider Blair.
Blair Ball’s business expertise, photography knowledge and social media know‐how can provide a wealth of information for your organization or personal business.
Nicci Lundquist, Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) Education Manager