On our December 8th show, we talked about advances in manufacturing driven by new technologies. We continue the discussion with Chuck Pettis, Marketing VP at Makerbot -- just one of the companies making 3D printing more widely available. He's also the founder's Dad, so we asked him what Bre Pettis, Makerbot's founder, was like as a kid. We also talked about the company's new retail store in New York where visitors can get 3D models made of their faces -- while they wait.
For the second half, we spoke with the makers of a rapidly prototyped car, the SGT01. Our guests from Team Wikispeed were CEO Joe Justice, Rob Beresford, expert in all machines that move, and Clayton Osterman, shop steward and Scrum Master in Lynnwood, Washington. We spoke about agile and test-driven development, how they build cars differently than the big manufacturers, and how they manage a diverse group of volunteers from around the country.
According to Andrew Kinzer, Cofounder of GroupTalent, and Charina Flores, VP of Human Resources Operations at the Barbelo Group, when it comes to landing a gig, the tried and true still works -- especially for industries that are hot, like high tech, security, mobile and healthcare. Get to know the right people, have a keyword-smart resume and a spiffy LinkedIn profile, and use the same websites employers do. They also had a lot to say about:
From the paper napkin to prototyping, to the factory and packaging, hear how products get made. Our experts Nadra Angerman of Angerman Communications Group, Barry Beyerlein of FWD Global and Steve Kidd of CimTech put it all together. They explain how the Internet, rapid prototyping and 3D manufacturing are helping entrepreneurs get products to market faster than ever before.
Products made with 3D printers and rapid prototyping technologies.
Many people will try to tell you there are secrets to selling, but there aren't, as my guests Ted Seaborn of Seaborn Pile Driving and Dave Mantel of Seica Systems will attest. It's about building relationships and treating customers well. It starts with knowing yourself and all you can about the customer. It doesn't end with the signed contract.
Hear what you need to do to build your confidence and make those important calls. When and how to hire a salesperson, but only if you must. What goes into an elevator pitch, and why we all agreed it's generally better to avoid them. Where LinkedIn fits in.
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