THIS WEEK'S TOPIC:
PITCH: He Got Game in Tampa - Pitching Like a Pro
with Rob Higgins
$50 At the Door / $30 Advance Purchase through EventBrite
This is a unique occasion where our guest contributor literally has conquered 3 of our 5 soft skills: Pitching to get the big game opportunities to the city of Tampa, Partnering with elite operations the likes of the NCAA and the NFL, and raising his own personal Profile while elevating the Profile of Tampa by bringing game-changing sporting events to our favorite city.
In this Business Accelerator, you will have the opportunity to spend two hours with Rob, and learn about his journey that has awarded him such claims to fame as being named one of Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal's 2016 “Forty Under 40" and one of the top-30 sports marketers in the world by the Huffington Post. You'll discover things like:
- How do you make your pitch stand out from your competition, knowing that they will be promising relatively the exact same thing you will?
- How do you calculate the risk of going too far in your pitch?
- What are the key ingredients to forging partnerships with people and organizations way bigger than you?
- How to get on the radar of your industry organizations that recognize the best and the brightest?
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Business owners who want to align with Tampa's remarkable sports scene
- Business owners who want to discover new ways of pitching an older, established business
- Business owners who seek to raise their profile on a national scale
- Business owners who are looking for strategies on how to create alliances with other people of influence and organizations of power
- Business owners who want to network and associate with other established business owners
- Key Executive Management Leaders who need to turn their company into a high-performance team.
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Ticket Price: $50 At the Door, $30 In Advance
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR:
In June of 2004, the Tampa Bay Sports Commission named Rob Higgins as its Executive Director. Higgins primary responsibility is to promote the development of community sports in the Tampa Bay area, as well as leading the Sports Commission as the principal organization that bids on and hosts sports and entertainment events in Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County.
In the nearly 12 years Higgins has held his position, Tampa Bay has successfully hosted and/or been awarded the following events: 2007 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball First and Second Rounds, 2008 NCAA Women’s Final Four, 2008 and 2009 ACC Football Championships, 2009 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament, 2009 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship, 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Second and Third Rounds, 2012 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four, 2015 NCAA Women’s Final Four, 2016 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four, 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship, the 2019 NCAA Women's Final Four and the 2022 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament.
Higgins served on the bid and operations committee which successfully landed and hosted the 2009 Super Bowl. He was named to Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 30 under 30 list and the Tampa Bay Times named Higgins as one of the top 10 difference makers in the Tampa Bay area.
Most recently, Higgins was named to the prestigious Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal “Forty Under 40” fo 2016. He was also recognized as one of the most influential sports figureheads in the history of Tampa Bay by CBS Radio, one of the top-10 most influential people in Tampa Bay by WTSP 10 News, and Huffington Post listed Higgins one of the top-30 sports marketers in the world.
When & Where
Key Person of Influence - USA
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The KPI CEO Socials are are casual, but highly-vetted events for the sole purpose of connecting with area leaders, and connecting them to one another. These events are by invitation-only, and exclusively for established business leaders in second stage of growth. To be considered for an upcoming CEO Social, visit our landing page for list of qualifications: CLICK HERE FOR INFO
The KPI Business Accelerator Series are ongoing meetup events for entrepreneurs looking for very specific answers to specifically-targeted concerns.
Each week, we feature a local community business leader who has mastered at least one of the soft skills vital to becoming a Key Person of Influence:
- Productizing - Scaling
This is a real opportunity to meet with local leaders, to network with other entrepreneurs, and to get specific, meaningful, & 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 ensure you don't attend a meeting that is either too basic, or beyond your company's current scope of capability.
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These events aren't generic, or boring presentations; they are highly-interactive conversations. You will be able to ask our influencers your specific questions to get the answers you need for your business to excel in this new collaborative economy.
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