Hot Buttons for Speakers and Your Live Events

In my last newsletter I told you I would share the good news about how live events are making a come-back . The economy is getting better and this means that more people are traveling and more people are attending live events. If you have plans to host your own live events in 2012, then this could be a very lucrative income stream for you. If live events are done well, then events are a sure-fire way to position yourself as an expert in your industry. If your live event doesn’t go so well then you will likely not only lose money but lose credibility in a big way. In this article I’m going to share with you: The first decisions you need to make for your event. Two event models that will determine your profit risk factor. Three speaker models that will help you make a profit and attract professional speakers with a powerful message. The first decisions you want to make are: How many speakers? Is it mainly you speaking? Having a multi-speaker event can be good as long as you make sure you are positioning yourself as the expert and your other speakers compliment your message. Where do you want to have your event? A hotel typically requires you to have what is called a food and beverage minimum. Hotels make a lot of mula through their catering. You don’t pay Subway prices for a sandwich for lunch. A box lunch at a hotel starts at $15 (that is low) plus a 21% gratuity and 7% taxes. Catering adds up fast so leverage your food and...

Utah Women Entreprenerus Take the Lead to Build Economy – Press Release

Contact: Angela Johnson Tel: 435-512-9722 Email: angela@soulvisionbusiness.com December 1, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UTAH WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS TAKE THE LEAD TO BUILD ECONOMY Business Women Create New Collaborative Style of Networking Business is changing in the US and women entrepreneurs are banding together to support more women in business to change the local and global economy. With events like Occupy Wall Street, there are many people who are concerned with how to make a difference for the economy. Biz Divas, a networking group specifically for women entrepreneurs, has been supporting women in business since February 2008 with their monthly networking meetings. Founder Angela Johnson says that “Building a business in today’s economy is the sure-fire way to make a difference for the economy in addition to your community and family.” She goes on to say “Entrepreneurship can seem scary, but it’s more secure than the uncertainty of job security and declining 401k plans. We (entrepreneurs) have a way of creating opportunities and I would rather be in that position that waiting for someone else to give me a job. Plus this way, I can do what I love every day. It’s true freedom.” Biz Divas is a unique form of networking that combines a monthly speaker along with networking exercises so local entrepreneurs can collaborate with other business owners. Biz Divas is designed for women, although they encourage both men and women as their monthly guest speaker. Topics are focused on business and marketing trends as well as personal development. The Biz Divas philosophy is always collaboration over competition and unlike other networking groups, more than one person per industry...

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