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THIS WEEK'S TOPIC:
How to Network Your Way Into the Best Events in Tampa Bay
with Melodie Wheeler
$20 At the Door / $10 Advanced Purchase through Eventbrite
As a small business owner in Tampa, the only way you could NOT know who Melodie Wheeler is if you live under a networking rock. Melodie has become a Tampa Bay reliable at business networking events. She is an active member with Partners In Network, and the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce. She regularly attends the Revenue Generating Association, Networking Professionals International, and too many more to mention.
Too many business owners say that networking doesn't pay off, even though they still attend the events - mainly because they feel like it's something they 'should' do. But Melodie doesn't just attend events. She has a proven system that converts leads into sales. She knows how to approach the introverts differently from the extraverts, and has coached many business owners into becoming sales-generating networking machines.
If you know Melodie at all, you know that you can expect this interview to not just be informative, but filled with lots of laughter, and most likely, some politically-incorrect humor. This, combined with Topher's politically-incorrect interviewing style, will make it worth attending just to see which one can make the other blush first. In between the laughter, you are going to learn how to:
- Transform networking for introverts into an enjoyable experience
- Prevent extraverts from turning off great leads with their outgoing personality
- Follow up with leads in a non-salesy way that leads to the sale
- Make the people you meet at networking events reach out to you after so you don't have to chase them
- Get invited to the best events Tampa has to offer - these are rarely on facebook or other social networking sites.
At this business accelerator series, you will have the unique opportunity to sit down with Melodie Wheeler, the Business Owner Liaison for one of Tampa Bay's largest networking and educational platforms for local business owners - the Tampa Bay Business Owners.
Come spend 2 hours with Melodie and ask her any questions you might have about how to make networking the most valuable tool in your lead-generating arsenal. Questions like...
Which is better - paid or free events?
Which local Chamber of Commerce organization is best for small business owners?
How many events is too many to attend?
Which networking events in Tampa are a waste of time?
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Business owners who hate networking
- Business owners who haven't been able to quantify their return on investment with networking
- Business owners who need to train their sales staff on how to network effectively
- Business owners who need to streamline their networking efforts to gain back some freedom in their business
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
A 3rd generation Tampainian, Melodie Wheeler has been in the networking business for over 17 years.
From hosting gallery events for the internationally renowned artist and sculptor, Richard MacDonald to
catering to some of the most exclusive yacht clubs in Mexico, Melodie knows how to work a room.
Her extensive experience in hosting events for an event planning company in Puerto Rico was the perfect preparation for her recent endeavor over the past 2 years:
Melodie Wheeler is the Business Owner Liaison for the Tampa Bay Business Owners - a locally-owned and operated networking organization that focuses on 3 main areas: Business Networking, Business Education, and Business Inspiration. They are over 300 members strong, and have experienced continuous growth in their membership due to two things: #1: an impeccable reputation amongst business owners for providing massive value and support in the local community, and #2: hiring Melodie Wheeler to reach out into the Tampa Bay community to find the best, most-progressive business owners to join.
When & Where
Welcome to the Key Person of Influence events page for Eventbrite! Here you can select on a number of events coming up in the Tampa Bay and Orlando markets to enhance your entrepreneurial horsepower. We have two main programs that we offer:
1-Day Business Owner's Brand Accelerator & KPI Business Accelerator Series
Our 1-Day brand accelerator only happens 2 times a year and hosts a gathering of over 300 successful entrepreneurs whose businesses are in growth mode and looking for strategies to scale their business.
The KPI Business Accelerator Series are weekly meetups for entreprenuers looking for very specific answers to a speciically targeted concern.
Every Wednesday, we feature local community business leaders who have dominated one of the elements in becoming a Key Person of Influence.
- Productizing - Scaling
This is a great opportunity to meet with local leaders, network with other entrpreneurs, and get specific, meaningful, and relevant advice for your business. We know your time is valuable: ours is too. That's why we've developed a business acumen rating for each of our events to make sure you don't attend a meeting that is either too basic, or beyond your copmany's current scope of capability.
Just look for our Business Acumen Rating on each Meetup:
These meetups aren't generic, or boring presentations; they are highly interactive conversations where you will be able to ask our experts your specific questions to make sure you get the answers you need for your business to excel in this new economy.
So have a look below, click through the events, and we hope to see you soon!