March NACE Meeting 2015

March NACE Meeting
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
5:30 to 8:30 p.m
Hotel 1000
1000 First Avenue
Seattle, WA  98104

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Body Language Confidential
 "I speak two languages, Body and English."    
~ Mae West         
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Reinvent the way you look at people and learn to interpret their body language. Develop the skills to quickly respond to hidden cues in any critical situation.  In this fun, interactive and informative talk, you’ll learn how to read body language and use specific verbal language so that you can:
  • Instantly create deeply connected relationships
  • Accelerate your networking
  • Interview powerfully
  • Increase sales
  • Make anyone really comfortable around you
  • Elegantly persuade others
You’ll be able to recognize and appropriately respond to the hidden messages others are always sending and ensure that you’re sending the right message. You’ll be able to respond to once hidden clues so you can get the hidden messages and close the sale at the price you want.
Our Speaker:  Traci Brown
Traci Brown
Traci Brown
Traci is a high energy, high-content speaker who is sure to motivate, educate and entertain your audience!  She enjoys using the body language and unconscious persuasion skills she teaches in her presentations in all sorts of business negotiations and has even adapted the skills to talk herself out of an embarrassing number of traffic tickets.
Becoming a body language expert and a professional speaker on the subject is not something that Traci Brown would have ever guessed she’d be doing. Her first career was bike racing. She raced for 12 years and had quite a successful career winning three US Collegiate Cycling Championships and earning a spot on Team USA.
Through sports she became keenly aware that the mind was the primary factor which determined her success. After disappointing results with traditional sports psychology, she discovered Neuro Linguistics (NLP), Hypnosis and Hawaiian Huna. Her results changed not only her performance, but her life. Upon retirement from racing, she got trained in these disciplines and still coaches clients one on one to create great change in their lives.
Traci holds a business degree from the University of Colorado and is a certified master practitioner of Neuro Linguistics, Hypnosis and Hawaiian Huna.
Our Venue:  Hotel 1000
Hotel 1000



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Hotel 1000
In the heart of downtown Seattle, Hotel 1000 redefines the luxury hotel experience. We go above and beyond to create a hotel stay that’s distinctly, personally yours, including genuine service, leading-edge technology and intimate yet spectacular accommodations.
Located at 1000 First Avenue at the corner of Madison Street in the heart of downtown Seattle, Hotel 1000 is steps from the waterfront along Elliott Bay, and conveniently centered between Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, the business district and lively and historic Pioneer Square. Besides our contemporary, elegant event spaces, we offer a full-service spa, virtual Golf Club, and popular BOKA Restaurant + Bar, creating a unique hotel experience that’s customized just for you.
Hors d'Oeuvres
Chef's Choice
Baby Kale with Squash, Roasted Pear,
Pumpkin Seed & Maple Sherry Vinaigrette
Petite Filet served with Potato Pave,
Charred Broccolini & Blue Cheese Sabayon
~ Or ~
Chef’s Choice Vegetarian or Gluten Free
Dark Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Ganache
$12.00 discount Valet Parking for NACE attendees.
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Hotel 1000
 KB Entertainment

PLEASE REGISTER BY FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 for Early Bird discount pricing.
This assists us in giving the caterer an accurate count.

LATE registration (an additional fee of $10) CLOSES on Monday, March 9, 2015.

February NACE Meeting 2015


February NACE Meeting


Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
5:30 to 8:30 p.m
W Seattle Hotel
1112 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA  98101

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Making Your Clients Swoon
 Swooning Woman
Revving Up Your 2015 Wedding Revenue
 Wedding Money
It's February and wedding booking season has begun.  The banns have been read, wedding plans are in motion and couples are seriously shopping.  However, the choices at hand can be overwhelming.  How much money to spend?  Live band? DJ?  Both?  Horse drawn carriage, limousine or Chevy?  Wedding cake or cupcakes?  Chair covers?  Candles?  Flowers?  Church wedding?  Destination wedding?  Lunar landing!?!  "They're coming to take me away, ha-ha!"
Arrrgh!  Can we just elope!?!
 Gone Crazy.  Back Soon.
How does today's couple maneuver their way through a veritable sea of choices? What motivates the buying impulses of the modern couple in 2015?  What points can be leveraged to close the sale?  Our speaker, Lynne LaFond DeLuca, will examine how to uncover all of this and more.
During this presentation – whether you are doing corporate events, weddings or bar mitzvahs – you will learn five critical ways to make your revenues soar!
  • Fine tune your sales technique and closing protocol
  • Be more effective in your communications
  • Maximize the sales potential in trends for each event
  • Be strategic in your creative partner relationships
  • Create a team approach to selling
You will walk away with ideas and techniques to take your revenues to a new level!
Our Speaker:  Lynne LaFond DeLuca
Lynne LaFond DeLuca Lynne LaFond DeLuca earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Cal State Long Beach and began her hospitality career in the hotel industry. She worked her way up through the ranks and eventually became the youngest General Manager of a hotel at that time in Beverly Hills, CA.  She then moved into the Private Club Industry with ClubCorp, Inc. in 1992 as the Private Event Director at Braemar Country Club in Tarzana, CA. After several years, she was promoted into a regional role with the company, and held the positions of Vice President, Private Events and Vice President, Membership and Sales.
Lynne joined Beverly Clark Enterprises in June, 2007 as the Sr. Vice President, Business Development and Education. Most recently, she has become the Director at The Association of Club Catering Professionals. She has written for industry publications including Boardroom and Catering magazines, publishes a monthly newsletter, and has trained people around the world in the art of catering industry sales and operations. She is a nationally recognized industry speaker and author and has an absolute passion for what she does and for helping the people that she works with in the hospitality industry to perform at their maximum level.  In 2014, Lynne was honored to be named one of "The Most Influential Women in the Private Club Industry" by Boardroom Magazine.
Our Venue:  W Seattle Hotel
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W Seattle Hotel
 Hip Downtown Seattle Hotel … Stay
Hip and contemporary with the right amount of edge, W Seattle is a high-rise hotel in downtown Seattle's culture core. Ease into downtown living as you relax in smart luxury in our stylish Seattle accommodation with views of the cityscape. From a bite in the bar to a multi-course dinner in our private dining room, you’ll find chef-inspired, trendsetting dining options using fresh, organic and local ingredients and innovative cocktails in TRACE, our flirty, urban restaurant and bar. Your every whim is our pleasure with our signature Whatever/Whenever® service making every moment spectacular, making W Seattle the city’s stylish haven of urban hospitality.
Seattle Downtown Retreat … Play
Located on 4th and Seneca Street, our hip downtown Seattle hotel is in the heart of the financial, retail and entertainment districts. Come play at our Seattle hotel within blocks of Pike Place Market, Seattle Center, Seattle Waterfront, and Benaroya Symphony Hall. Discover Seattle's coolest shopping and dining steps away or embrace the urban vibe of the W Seattle.
Hors d'Oeuvres
Wontons (Passed)
Sushi Station (Three Varieties)
Cold Soba Noodles
with Charsiu Pork, Radishes and Ponzu Sauce
Crispy Chicken Breast with Achat Vegetables
Lemongrass Rice and Thai Dipping Sauce
~ Or ~
Vegetarian Option:  Chef's Choice
Wedding Cake
Provided by Tallant House
Self-parking is available at the Olympia parking garage located on 5th and Seneca for $10.00 + tax.
ABC Party Rentals by Cort
Creative Coverings
 Rachelle Erickson Photography
 Seattle Party Shots
 Sounds Unlimited
 Tallant House
 W Seattle Hotel

PLEASE REGISTER BY FRIDAY, February 6, 2015 for Early Bird discount pricing.
This assists us in giving the caterer an accurate count.

LATE registration (an additional fee of $10) CLOSES on Monday, February 9, 2015.