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Rainmaker

A valuable employee, manager or subcontracted person who brings new business to a company.

Rainmaker

Informal; a facilitator of a deal. The term especially applies to an employee whose sole duty is to bring in new business from wealthy clients. That is, the rainmaker meets with potential clients and convinces them to come to business with the rainmaker's company. See also: Finder's Fee.

rainmaker

A brokerage firm employee who brings a wealthy client base to the business.
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Consequently, the importance of rainmaking decreases, while the importance of bringing in new clients through target marketing, client referrals and great client service (to keep existing clients happy enough to refer their friends) significantly increases.
This is a fine example of Murimbika's (2006: 194) observation that 'the meaning of rainmaking is not limited to the knowledge of the process; it also relies on a consensus about the symbols associated with rainfall'.
118) Furthermore, data from the archaeology of rainmaking and ritual burning, as well as proxy ENSO records, offer other potential sources.
Some lines in Osundare's poetry also portray him as functioning within a tradition of rainmaking that is widely recognizable in some parts of the world.
For his part, Skepastianos underlined the importance of cooperation with Syria in the field of rainmaking, stressing the need to upgrade the equipment used in this field of rainmaking, particularly could-monitoring radars which should work around the clock.
The objective is to make it rain in the north because haze is coming from forest fires or from burning garbage in the community," says Parinya Sutthikosen of the Royal Rainmaking Bureau.
The Birmingham team benefits heavily from an active rainmaking team in London.
Fleming is also wrong to conflate early rainmaking and meteorology with trying to offset global warming by reflecting sunlight.
Champoux suggests more methods, such as providing management with more resources to communicate a gender-neutral environment; conducting training sessions for women on topics like successful rainmaking and leadership; educating employees about misperceptions about women in the workplace.
For the last few decades of his life, Woodcock was most interested in rainmaking processes, an area of meteorology that is still rife with uncertainties and not a little controversy.
Though unusual in many parts of the world, China has been tinkering with artificial rainmaking for decades, using it frequently in the drought-plagued north.
However, in January 1916, Hatfield's rainmaking appeared to have worked a little too well, as San Diego experienced the worst flood in its history.