Texas Chamber Membership Sales Symposium

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Embassy Suites San Marcos

1001 E. McCarty Lane

San Marcos, Texas 78666

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The Texas Chamber Membership Sales Symposium is a 4-hour membership sales training for membership directors, staff and volunteers. The training is for large metro chamber or single person chamber offices. This training is focused on selling memberships, no matter the size of the organization.

The event is being held October 16, 2018, at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. The event is being hosted by the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce. Registration is open to all Texas Chamber of Commerce membership directors, staff and volunteers who sell chamber memberships.

The program presenter, Patrick McGaughey, IOM, CPF is recognized as America's Chamber Mentor and brings his high energy and 20+ years experience in Chamber membership sales to this presentation.

The Chamber Membership Sales Symposium is priced per organization inviting you to bring 1 to 4 representatives of your Chamber for the one low fee. The location and time frame has been designed to accommdate one day travel to and from San Marcos to assist in budgeting for the symposium.

The Texas Chamber Membership Sales training agenda:

  • Learn to build your annual baseline of membership sales

  • Learn to build and maintain a powerful qualified Lead List

  • Learn marketing skills and strategies that create interest in joining

  • Learn how to make one call that will complete 80% of every sale

  • Learn Chamber presentation skills that prove your Chamber's value

  • Learn how to present the value of "Fair Share" and Tiered Dues" pricing

  • Learn how to guarantee every membership at no risk to the Chamber

  • PLUS!

  • Learn how to position yourself in any business to close more memberships

  • Learn how to easily transition from presenting to closing the membership

  • Learn how to call on past members who have dropped, without fear

  • Learn how to overcome the classic "time and money" objections

  • Learn how to overcome the surprise objections you didn't see coming

  • PLUS!

  • Yes, there's more. It will be intense and comprehensive membership sales training

Who should attend:

  • Membership Directors, staff and volunteers who sell memberships for your Chamber of Commerce

  • Any staff member or volunteer (such as board members and ambassador) involved in marketing and selling memberships

Price vs. Cost to attend?

  • Registration is $300 per Chamber. Early Bird Registration is $250 if received by September 28, 2018. Final registration deadline is October 12, 2018.

  • The price is the national average of one chamber membership or $300 per registration. The cost is just like a chamber membership; if you join or if you don't join? If you attend or if you don't attend? Attendees need only to sell one additional membership in 2018 to pay for your registration.

  • Every Chamber Registration includes up to 4 staff or volunteers to maximize the learning investment!


  • Yes! Seating is limited. The first 20 Texas Chambers to register.are guaranteed priority seating.

Host Chamber

  • San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce, Jason Mock, President. (512) 393-5900.

What should I bring to the event?

  • Your enthusiasm for your Chamber! You may want to take notes with electronic devices or paper/pen.

  • Electronic handouts will be provided to all participants at no additional charge

Look what previous attendees have said about the Chamber Membership Sales Symosium:

"The Symposium was fabulous. The down-to-earth answers to every objection we hear were incredibly helpful." Terri Hudson, Manchester TN Chamber of Commerce

"..I know so much about our chamber, our programs and other efforts, but not a lot about the skills behind making a sale and retaining members. This info was really helpfull to me." Nicole Austin Kingsport TN Chamber of Commerce.

Texas Note: The first ChamberMentor.com Membership Sales Symposium was held in Houston in 2017. Jenna Armstrong reported that in the first two months following the symposium, membership sales DOUBLED from the previous year's sales at the Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce.

May I contact the organizer with any questions?

Yes! Contact Gail McGaughey at (208) 765-5494 or gail@activatingpeople.com

You may also contact the speaker, Patrick McGaughey, CPF, IOM direct with your questions:

  • pat@chambermentor.com or call (208) 765-5494.

  • Visit www.ChamberMentor.com for more about Pat's biography

What's the refund policy, ticketing, or payment options:

  • Full refund for your registration if cancelled within 7 days of the event, call the organizer's office for any change in attendance or cancellation.

  • Your email confirmation is your registration receipt.

  • If you prefer paying by invoice, contact Gail at ChamberMentor.com (208) 765-5494

  • Early bird pricing of $250 if registered by September 28, 2018. After Sept 28, registration is $300 per Chamber admitting one to four representatives of your Chamber of Commerce. Registration deadline is October 12, 2018.

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Embassy Suites San Marcos

1001 E. McCarty Lane

San Marcos, Texas 78666

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