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Kevin Lucier -- Featured Endorser

Study Reveals Widespread Meeting Multi-tasking

TownHall CEO Speaking at an NVTC event

Help Wanted - Major Account Managers


Kevin Lucier -- Featured Endorser

Our featured endorser this issue is Kevin Lucier. Kevin has spent the last 12 years in the Telecom industry with companies such as Primus, LCI, Qwest, Net2000 and is currently working at US LEC as a National Account Manager.

"A key to my success has always been to align myself with alliance partners who match my drive and winning attitude," says Kevin. "I look for other sales professionals who think outside the box, who are not afraid of doing something a little different to win business."

Kevin has branched out into other areas besides telecomm. He is founder of his own promotions company, Impact Promotion. Go to www. to check out his upcoming New Year's Party.

To contact Kevin email [email protected]


We've made some changes on the Featured Endorser. Our goal is to connect Endorsers to help facilitate business within our telecomm community. If you would like to be a Featured Endorser let me know.

Enjoy, Jeff

PS Charlie Thomas and TownHall CEO Jim Garrettson will be speaking at an NVTC event Dec. 21. Hope to see you there.

  • Study Reveals Widespread Meeting Multi-tasking
  • A survey done by Russell Research, indicates that 90 percent of audio conferencers multi-task by doing things other than paying full attention to meeting content. The survey also uncovered that the most frequent distractions during audio conferences include doing other work projects (70% frequency), looking for materials being discussed in the meeting (69%) and reading or sending e-mail and instant messages (50%).

    The survey shows that an incredibly large number of business professionals need help staying focused on the discussion at hand. More importantly, meeting facilitators and presenters are going to great lengths to prepare and host remote meetings and events, but the vast majority of their content is simply not getting through to the audience.

    The most frequent distractions reported by audio conferencers include:

    • Doing unrelated work (70%)
    • Looking for the materials being discussed in the meeting (69%)
    • Reading and/or sending e-mail or instant messages (50%)
    • Eating (37%)
    • Muting call and talking to someone else (36%)
    • Surfing the Internet (27%)

    A surprising 69% of audio conferencers say they are distracted because they're searching for the materials being discussed.

    Additional findings point to unproductive and often unnecessary time spent traveling to and from meetings. The survey found that 88% of respondents feel that preparing for and traveling to meetings often takes more time and effort than the meetings are worth.

  • TownHall CEO Speaking at an NVTC event
  • Check out the NVTC Emergining Business Event. This will be a great opportunity to network and discuss important issues with other business owners in the technology industry here in Northern Virginia.


    • Charlie Thomas, Founder, Claris Advisors LLC (former Founder & CEO of Net2000)
    • Hamid Moinamin, President & CEO, Inserso
    • Jim Garrettson, President & CEO, TownHall Teleconferencing
    • Maureen Bigger, Financial Advisor, West Financial Group

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  • As a Major Account Manager, the focus is on business-to-business selling to new clients as well as upgrading existing clients. New revenue generation is key through consultative type selling to mid-large business customers. The ideal candidate must be a highly motivated self-starter who is results-oriented with the ability to work independently. Email resumes to: [email protected]

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