October NACE Meeting 2014


October NACE Meeting

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Cedarbrook Lodge

18525 36th Ave., South
Seattle, WA 98188

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Seattle NACE Proudly Presents …
Drum roll please …
 Alan Berg
Alan Berg

Certified Speaking Professional®

Program:  "Your Attitude for Success"
Come together for a joint meeting of the Seattle and Tacoma NACE Chapters in October.  Seattle NACE will be hosting a Chapter favorite, Alan Berg, for his return visit in 2014 in response to popular demand.  The topic:  "Your Attitude for Success:  Choose Your Attitude for a Better Perspective on Life and Work." 
What separates the successful businesses from the rest? It’s not ideas or money, it’s the attitude that they bring to the table, every day.  Do you have what it takes to succeed?   It’s there, inside of you.
There never seem to be enough hours in a day, so what can you do?  The good news is that there’s a lot that you can and should be doing, you just need a little help, a little perspective or maybe a big nudge.  Attend this session to recharge your inner power to reach greater heights, personally and professionally.  You’ll leave feeling empowered to take the actions necessary to move your business forward.
In this keynote session you’ll hear:
  • How to understand the power of your perspective
  • How your time is more in your control than you may believe
  • How you’re not alone in what you’re feeling
  • How you can use this power to succeed in business and in life
Venue:  Cedarbrook Lodge
 Cedarbrook Lodge
Our October Meeting finds us at the beautiful Cedarbrook Lodge.  For value, convenience and comfort, Cedarbrook Lodge is among the best lodging choices in the greater Seattle area. Located less than five minutes from SeaTac International Airport and situated on eighteen lush acres of natural restored wetlands, Cedarbrook reflects the ambiance of a discreet, quintessential Northwest hideaway.  Among Seattle airport hotels, you’ll find it unexpectedly amazing. Seriously!
Cedarbrook Lodge

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The teasers they've sent me sound yummy!

To Be Announced


Alan Berg Sales and Marketing Workshop


Increase Your 2015 Sales Now

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Kaspars Catering and Events

19 West Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98119


NACE Members

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Alan Berg, the Event Industry's only Certified Speaking Professional®, is back by popular demand for an all new Event Sales and Marketing Workshop!  If you were fortunate enough to be with us the last time Alan graced us with his expertise you will remember how he captured the attention of the members so thoroughly that you could have heard a pin drop while he held sway.  Is it any wonder why he was voted by members as the highest rated NACE speaker in the last five years?

Now here he is again and he has consented to dazzle us with yet another of his mind-blowing workshops!  It's so exciting that it's rather like finding one of Willy Wonka's golden tickets! This day-long workshop will offer sage advice to help you and your business get where you would like to be.  All of this savvy accompanied by a savory, expertly prepared lunch by the renowned Kaspars' chefs.

   Alan Berg

It’s the height of the new booking season and NACE wants to jump start your success with 3 topics that are sure to help you and your business:

Are You Too Busy to Be Successful?
Too often we find ourselves running around, busy all the time, but we’re either not productive, or worse, we’re just not making any money. Does that sound like you? Do you find yourself being a slave to email and social media, when you know your time is better spent building your business or with your family?
Find out how to get more done and focus on what’s important:
  • Learn how to shorten your to-do list and get more done
  • Find out if you’re making yourself busy
  • See how less is often more when it comes to your business
  • Get tips and ideas on how to be more proactive
4 Steps to More Sales – Mastering the Process
from an Inquiry to the Close
Whether you like it, love it, or hate it – selling your products or services is a critical aspect to running a successful business. In the wedding and events industry, you may face a variety of challenges in client consultation meetings, calls, and emails. These commonly include how to stand out among your competitors, successfully communicate your value, and the need to educate potential clients about your services. These challenges can be easily addressed by simply knowing the four simple steps to more sales.
Alan will apply proven sales tactics to improve your event business from how to leverage each lead, tips to close the deal quicker, and share the best answer to ‘how much?’ through strategic communication techniques that will connect with your clients.
Come to this session and hear the 4 steps:
  1. Get their attention
  2. Get the inquiry
  3. Get the appointment
  4. Get the sale
Can Your Business Survive Without Social Media?
Are you hearing that if you don’t dive into the deep end of the social media pool your business will wither and die? Did you leave your latest trade meeting or conference like a deer in headlights not knowing where to begin?
It seems that you can’t read your email or go to a conference without being bombarded with information about social media. But where do you start? Should you even bother? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Whether you’re a 20-something or 50-something, you can easily feel overwhelmed by the conflicting messages. As always, Alan is here to help!
What we’ll cover:
  • Do you need to have a social media strategy?
  • Can you attain your business goals without being on Facebook?
  • Is social media an all-or-nothing endeavor?
  • How you can have a presence on social media without it consuming too much of your time and resources?
Workshop Pricing

 *Early Bird* NACE Member Special  ("Churp!"):  $99
(Expires at 5:00 p.m. on 9/22/2014)


"Eeek!  I Slept In!":  $109
(Expires at 5:00 p.m. on 10/6/2014)


Regular Price:  $189

Transforming Moments Into Memories for 24 Years  Kaspars Special Events & Catering has been creating memories in Seattle, Bellevue and the Puget Sound area for nearly 25 years. Redefining impeccable service and customizable cuisine, Kaspars takes the time to make any event truly yours, whether you are entertaining a few guests or a few hundred.

Kaspars Seattle catering can accommodate a formal sit-down dinner, a banquet or a casual barbecue. The elements for success are the same. We proudly fashion each event to your taste, theme, budget and timeline. Kaspars offers full-service event catering and event planning for weddings, corporate events, galas, fundraisers, auctions, milestone birthdays, anniversaries, private parties, cooking classes and team building events. 

  Kaspars Seattle Catering
To Be Announced

It's Kaspars … Need I say more?

Alan … Who???

 October 2014 Seattle NACE
  Who IS this Alan Berg Guy?
 (And Why Should I Care?)
Alan Berg
Let me start out by saying that you should come to Alan's NACE Workshop on October 15th and find out!  However, for our purposes, Alan is the most highly rated speaker by NACE members in the last five years.  You loved him, so we have brought him back!  Do you still want to know about Alan's credentials?  If so, read on …
 About Alan Berg, CSP
With more than 25 years experience in sales, marketing and sales management, Alan Berg is the event industry’s only Certified Speaking Professional®, a designation earned by only the top 10% of speakers.  In addition to public speaking and consulting with entrepreneurs and local businesses, Alan is the author of the books “If Your Website Was an Employee, Would You Fire It?” and “Your Attitude for Success,” both now in their 2nd editions, as well as the mini-book “Don’t Paint the House.”

As the event industry’s only Certified Speaking Professional® Alan is in-demand both domestically and internationally.  He is also a member of the National Speaker’s Association, the premiere organization for professional speakers.

Alan speaks to thousands of entrepreneurs and local business professionals every year through webinars, live presentations, DVDs and Audio CDs.  For more information regarding his speaking, website review and consulting services, or to get a copy of his books, ebooks, Audio CDs and DVDs, visit Alan's website.