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May Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Negotiations and Contracts

Presented by Rob Clifton, CMP, Director of Global Accounts/ Team Director, Conference Direct

Register ASAP but no later than Friday May 24, 2019 by responding to jimjohnson1949@att.net

In this Presentation Rob will discuss recent changes and practices in Negotiating and Contracts and between Supplier and Planners.

Hosted by Lisa Benker

TownPlace Suites by Marriott

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

300 South Rutgers Avenue

Oak Ridge, TN 37830

www.marriott.com/tysor

Schedule

10:30 a.m.            Board Meeting (All Members Welcome)

11:30 a.m.           Registration/Networking

12:00 p.m.            Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.   “Negotiations and Contracts”

Cost to Attend:

Planner Members                                    $ 15.00

First Time Planner Non-Members           No Charge

Supplier Members                                  $ 30.00

Supplier Non-Members                          $ 35.00

 

Rob Clifton, CMP

Director of Global Accounts / Team Director

ConferenceDirect

Rob Clifton is a 40-year industry veteran, having spent his travel and hospitality career with such distinguished companies as National Car Rental, Hyatt Hotels, Opryland USA and American Express Company. Rob joined Conference Direct in September 2004.

As a Director of Global Accounts for ConferenceDirect, Rob is heavily involved with his clients’ meeting needs in all aspects; from site selection, contract negotiations with hotels and other vendors and is involved with on-site meeting management. In addition, he provides overall solutions to his clients on cost-saving measures for all of their meeting needs.

He earned his Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in March 2006. He is active in the professional community with organizations such as TN Society of Association Executives (TNSAE), Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA).

March Monthly Meeting

RSVP for Tuesday March 26, 2019

“Current Trends in Event/Meeting Planning in 2019”

 A Panel Discussion of Industry Leaders

                  

  Kim Bumpas, CMP      President of  Visit Knoxville                    

 Stephen P. Burke, CMP    Regional Vice President of HelmsBriscoe

 Register ASAP but no later than Friday March 22, 2019 by responding to jimjohnson1949@att.net

Hosted by Kat Hoskins

 And Sponsored by the

Courtyard by Marriott Knoxville West | Bearden

250 Brookview Centre Way, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919

www.courtyard.com/tysck

Schedule

10:30 a.m.           Board Meeting (All Members Welcome)

11:30 a.m.           Registration/Networking

12:00 p.m.           Lunch

12:30 –1:30 p.m. “Current Trends in Event/Meeting Planning in 2019”

Cost to Attend:

Planner Members                                              $ 15.00

First Time Planner Non-Members           No Charge

Supplier Members                                            $ 30.00

Supplier Non-Members                                $ 35.00

KIM BUMPAS, CMP

Kim Bumpas is a national and regional leader with strong hospitality experience and nearly two decades of experience in senior management, sales and marketing. A community leader and volunteer, Bumpas serves as a tourism leader for East Tennessee and the Knoxville community.

Within Visit Knoxville, Bumpas is focused on promoting Knoxville as a travel destination for leisure travelers and conventions. Bumpas serves as a liaison for Visit Knoxville with the Knoxville Convention Center (KCC), City of Knoxville (COK), Knox County and Knoxville venues/properties. Her teams within Visit Knoxville solicit conventions for Knoxville, secure all marketing placement for the City/County of Knoxville and then service the conventions upon entering Knoxville to make sure the experience lives up to what is sold.

Bumpas is a 1994 graduate from the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a degree in Marketing. Her hospitality career began in college at the Holiday Inn Cedar Bluff. Upon graduation, she transitioned into operations and sales with the Holiday Inn Select Downtown and the Hyatt Knoxville (now the Knoxville Marriott) before moving to the next level of destination sales. Employed by the Knoxville Convention & Visitors Bureau (now Visit Knoxville) since 2001, she has advanced from Sales Manager to Director of Sales to Vice President of Sales to Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing and is currently President.

With over 20 years’ experience in hotels, venues and destination marketing, Bumpas earned the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Classification in 2003. In 2008, Bumpas spearheaded Visit Knoxville’s accreditation with the Destination Marketing Association International’s (DMAI) – Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP). In 2011, Bumpas completed DMAI’s elite certification of Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME). This distinction is awarded based on coursework completed at the national level over a period of three years. Bumpas is one of only two candidates in the state of Tennessee to achieve this honor.

Bumpas’ appointments and awards include: East Tennessee Meeting Professional (ETMP) – Supplier of the Year; Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Classification – 2003; 40 under Forty – Class of 2008; facilitated accreditation with the Destination Marketing Association International’s (DMAI) Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) – 2008; Tennessee Society of Association Executives (TSAE) – Board Member; East Tennessee Meeting Professionals (ETMP) – Secretary; Tennessee Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (TACVB) – Board Member and 2014 Chair; Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) Speaker and Education Committee Member (2014-current); EWA (Executive Women’s Association); Rotary Club of Knoxville; University of Tennessee Chancellors Associates Program; Introduction Knoxville – Class of 2010; Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) – 2011; Leadership Knoxville – Class of 2012; formed the Visit Knoxville Film Office – 2013/2014; East Tennessee Regional Leadership Association – Class of 2015; Tennessee Tourism Committee (appointed by the Governor); Destination Marketing Association of the Year – 2016; formed the Visit Knoxville Sports Commission – 2016; Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association’s (GKHA) Women in Hospitality & Tourism of the Year award – 2017; Ijams Nature Center – Board Member and FYE16 & FYE17 Chair; University of Tennessee Chancellors Associates – Class of 2018; Tennessee Association of Convention & Visitors Bureau (TACVB) – Board Member (2011-2014) and FYE14 Chair; Tennessee Tourism Committee (2012-current); Tennessee Theater Board Member (2017-current); Tennessee Tourism Committee (2012-current) – Chair of the Knowledge Driven Sub-Committee (2017-current); and other various committees.

STEPHEN BURKE, CMP

BIO

(March 2019)

 As a graduate of the University of Kentucky, Steve worked early in his sales career with Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, in Nashville, Orlando, St. Petersburg and the US Virgin Islands.

Steve joined HelmsBriscoe in 1997 as Regional Vice President, and he maintains leadership responsibilities for Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.

Steve has given back to his industry by serving as President of the Ohio Chapter of MPI, and as President for the Kentucky-Bluegrass Chapter of MPI and has also served on numerous Board and Committee positions.

In his spare time, you can find Steve engaged in his favorite hobbies of golfing, or a cappella singing in the barbershop musical style!

February Monthly Meeting

Tuesday February 26, 2019

“2019 Focus.”

Presented by Yvonne Hart

Certified Professional Coach

A Focused Purpose

http://afocusedpurpose.com/

Register ASAP but no later than Friday February 22, 2018 by responding to jimjohnson1949@att.net

Hosted by Robin Castleberry

 

And Sponsored by the

 

215 S. Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

 http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/tennessee/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-oak-ridge-knoxville-ORKDTDT/index.html

Program

What’s your focus for 2019? What will you accomplish by the end of the year? Are you up for a challenge? Certified Coach Yvonne Hart will challenge us to get our head in the game by pulling together our whole selves to CREATE YOUR BEST YEAR YET!

We’ll look at what it takes to not only get focused, but to stay focused. Yvonne believes passionately that focus is the biggest challenge of the 21st Century. That’s why she named her business A Focused Purpose Coaching. You will leave this meeting with a vision for the year.

Schedule

10:30 a.m.           Board Meeting (All Members Welcome)

11:30 a.m.           Registration/Networking

12:00 p.m.           Lunch

12:30 –1:30 p.m. 2019 Focus

 Cost to Attend:

Planner Members                                     $ 15.00

First Time Planner Non-Members           No Charge

Supplier Members                                   $ 30.00

Supplier Non-Members                        $ 35.00

Certified Coach Yvonne Hart uses strength based co-active coaching, over a decade of coaching experience, as well as her certification through the Institute for Life Coach Training following a bachelor’s in Organizational Management. She recently added an additional credentials in Conversational Intelligence. All certifications were accredited through the International Coaching Federation.

She has been active in Toastmasters earning the coveted Distinguished Toastmaster award which requires leadership and presentation mastery. She is a graduate of both Leadership Oak Ridge and the East TN Regional Leadership. Yvonne is on the Board of Directors for the International Coaching Association of TN-East.

2018 October Meeting

October 23, 2018

 

“Cyber Trends and You: What you need to know to protect your company’s, your family’s, and your own personal data.”

 Presented by John Helt, CISSP-ISSAP, CEH of Discovery Communications

 

This presentation will cover real practical applications based on real threats, with simple things you can do to be secure online and day to day, including: Social media awareness, password protection, internet of connected things, mobile devices, and more.

Register ASAP but no later than Friday October 19, 2018 by responding to jimjohnson1949@att.net

Hosted by LaDonna Loyd

 And Sponsored by the

 Embassy Suites by Hilton Knoxville West

 

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9621 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922

 www.knoxvillewest.embassysuites.com

Schedule

10:00 a.m.           Board Meeting (All Members Welcome)

11:30 a.m.           Registration/Networking

12:00 p.m.           Lunch

12:30 –1:30 p.m. Cyber Trends and You

 Cost to Attend:

Planner Members                                              $ 15.00

First Time Planner Non-Members           No Charge

Supplier Members                                             $ 30.00

Supplier Non-Members                                  $ 35.00

March Monthly Meeting

RSVP For Tuesday, March 27, 2018

“Driving Your Network”

Presented by Raeus Cannon

Using signs you see every day, Raeus will take you through some of the rules of the road. Networking is a fun and effective way to build your business and drive prospects to your door. However, there are lots of people that feel uncomfortable networking. For the introverts in the room, Raeus will take the fear out of networking and give you real tips to make it easier to navigate. Everyone will leave with practical tips you can use at any social function to attract more clients to your business.

Register ASAP but no later than Friday March 23, 2018 by responding to jimjohnson1949@att.net

Hosted and sponsored by Group Sales Manager Tracy Porier

 

Courtyard by Marriott Pigeon Forge

120 Community Center Drive, Pigeon Forge TN 37863

Located right in the middle of downtown Pigeon Forge, at stoplight 2B

just off the Parkway behind Harpoon Harry’s Crab House.

 

www.Courtyard-PigeonForge.com

The Courtyard by Marriott will be giving away a 3-day/ 2-night WEEKDAY stay

at www.Courtyard-PigeonForge.com to someone in attendance.

 

Schedule

10:00 a.m.           Board Meeting (All Members Welcome)

11:30 a.m.           Registration/Networking

12:00 p.m.           Lunch

12:30 –1:30 p.m. “Driving Your Network”

 

 

Cost to Attend:

 

Planner Members                                    $ 15.00

First Time Planner Non-Members     No Charge

Supplier Members                                  $ 30.00

Supplier Non-Members                          $ 35.00

Raeus’ Intro

Our speaker, Raeus Jae Cannon, works with professionals that want to meet more prospects, quit making cold calls and make more money! She is the founder and CEO of REO, LLC (a business referral introduction network).

Raeus focuses on the value of relationships, social capital and collaboration. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and has authored the ABC’s of Networking, a reference guide for professionals that want to improve their effectiveness at networking events.

Raeus believes “When You Network Well, You Never Need To Sell” and she has not made a cold call since 1998!

Did you realize that ALL opportunities are made through people? Yes, all of them. So, who would you like the opportunity to meet today?

 

Raeus’ Bio

Raeus Jae Cannon, CEO

Networking: Relationships, Referrals & Reciprocity

Raeus Jae Cannon is the CEO of a relationship based Referral Exchange Organization called REO, which she founded in April of 2006.

She’s a professional member of National Speaker’s Association and the former President of the Tennessee Chapter. She loves teaching and speaking to sales professionals and business owners about how to make their word-of-mouth marketing more effective and has been speaking throughout the United States since 2001.

Raeus resides in Knoxville, Tennessee with her husband Patrick. She has 3 children and 2 grand-children. But be careful, she’s not a typical grandmother. Although one of her hobbies is knitting her other one is restoring her baby: a first year release, 1985, Toyota, MR2!

Raeus learned the importance of relationships and networking skills while working as a Nationally Certified Addiction Counselor for nearly 2 decades. For her clients, finding and keeping the right relationships meant life or death! Luckily, for most business owners, creating the right relationships isn’t quite that critical – except for their business!!

Raeus shares what she’s learned from her personal, social and business networking experiences to give realistic and practical tips to make your networking and referral marketing more effective.

Raeus is proud to say that she has not made a cold call since 1998! Her mission is to abolish small business isolation and failure and to eliminate unnecessary cold-calling.

 

Raeus Cannon, founder & CEO of REO, learned the importance of relationships and networking while working as a Nationally Certified Addiction Counselor for nearly 2 decades. For her clients, finding and keeping the right relationships meant life or death! For business owners, creating the right relationships is just as critical!! Today, Raeus specializes in consulting with sales professionals and business owners about how to create profitable relationships and make their word-of-mouth marketing more effective.

Raeus is proud to say she’s not made a cold call since 1998! Her mission is to abolish small business isolation and to eliminate unnecessary cold-calling.

2017 Holiday Celebration and Awards Dinner

 

RSVP For Thursday, November 30, 2017

“Holiday Dinner and Silent Auction Event”

The East Tennessee Meeting Professionals Program Committee is pleased to offer a great evening of food, fun, and even a Silent Auction to get you started with some great Holiday shopping opportunities.  You are invited to attend our annual Holiday Celebration at Rothchild Catering and Conference Center and we encourage you to bring family and friends.  Bring lots of friends! Guests will attend at a reduced rate.

This is also our annual Awards Event to honor our best and brightest so plan to attend to be the first to find out who the winners are and to celebrate with them!

This year we will have entertainment by the Student Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association at the University of Tennessee

Cost to Attend:

All Members                                         $ 35

Guests of Members                          $ 25

Please RSVP ASAP, but no later than Monday November 27 by email to jimjohnson1949@att.net

 Hosted and Sponsored by Susan Rothchild

 

Location

Rothchild Catering and Conference Center

8807 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37923

http://www.rothchildcatering.com/

Schedule

Registration                                             6:00 pm

Reception and Silent Auction        6:00-7:00 pm

Entertainment                                        6:45-7:45 pm

Banquet, Awards and Auction      7:00-9:00 pm

We are also asking all members and colleagues, whether they attend or not, to donate a Silent Auction item for the event.  This action by each of you will help us have even better programs in 2018!  If you want to attend or donate a Silent Auction item, or just have questions, please contact Jim Johnson at JimJohnson1949@att.net or 865-314-4839.

SILENT AUCTION Form 2017pdf

October 2017 Monthly Meeting

Register for Tuesday, October 24, 2017

“Time Management for the Meeting and Event Professional – Can It Be Done?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melanie Clifford

Thomas Jones

Avi McCullah

Please Register ASAP, but no later than Friday, October 20 by replying to jimjohnson1949@att.net

Hosted by Rebecca Williams and sponsored by Knoxville Convention Center

Location – Knoxville Convention Center

701 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

Schedule

10:00 a.m. Board Meeting (All Members Welcome)

11:30 a.m. Registration/Networking

12:00 Noon

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.   “Time Management for the Event Professional – Can It Be Done?”

Cost to Attend:

Planner Members                                      $ 15.00

First Time Planner Non-Members  No Charge

Supplier Members                                       $ 30.00

Supplier Non-Members                             $ 35.00

 Program

This will be a great meeting for Meeting and Event Professionals to learn and compare strategies of time management and how to be more productive in our jam packed, high pressure world. The format will be awesome and built on a previous successful format where the audience is entertained with several short TED Talks videos followed by a panel discussion.

Our Panelists have a wealth of experience and knowledge and have been chosen because of their success and their diversity in their segment of the hospitality industry.

Our Panelists

Melanie Clifford

Area Director of Sales

Gibson Hotels

 Melanie has been in the meetings, hospitality and tourism industry for over 25 years.  She is the Area Director of Sales for M. Gibson Hotels handling all their properties in Sevier County.  She is a ten-time award winner with Meeting Professionals International.  She just won the Women in Tourism and Hospitality Leader of the Year for the Sevier County Hospitality Association and won the coveted Isaac Love Legacy award with the Pigeon Forge Chamber of Commerce.  She is a past president of MPI: TN Chapter.  She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Pigeon Forge Chamber of Commerce and the Pigeon Forge Hospitality & Tourism Association.  She is chairman of Meeting Professionals International Chapter Facilitators Program and is a member of MPI’s Chapter & Member Advisory Council.  She is a trainer/coach for Marriott’s Access Edge Sales Program with M. Gibson Hotels Marriott Hotels.    Melanie has a true passion for this industry.  She continually strives to build the importance of the meetings industry and tourism to East Tennessee on the local, national and international levels.

Thomas Jones

President & CEO

Integrated Solutions & Services Inc.

Mr. Jones is the President/CEO of Integrated Solutions & Services, Inc (ISS). He founded the company in 2001 and is responsible for overall operations of the firm serving both governmental and commercial clients. ISS provides travel, event planning, research and promotional products to clients domestically and internationally. He leads the executive management team and is responsible for strategic and financial planning, profit and loss responsibility, banking and other professional relationships, key hire programs and oversight and management of corporate programs. Mr. Jones has extensive experience overseeing operations relating event planning and meeting management services in support of federal agencies having supported more than 1500 national and international conferences, meetings, and events. His firm also successfully manages the coordination of 100-150 meetings annually in support of agency-specific peer and technical review programs which includes oversight of in-house research associates and maintenance of contractual relationships with over 30 contract research associates. He has a BS. in Accounting and a BS. in Finance from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA TECH) along with a Master Certificate in Government Contracting from George Washington University. He is a past President and Board Member of East TN Meeting Planners, a member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), a member of East TN Energy, Technology and Environmental Business Association (ETEBA) and the current Commodore of Fort Loudon Yacht Club

Avi McCullah

Social Media & Marketing Manager

SMG Knoxville

 Avi McCullah joined SMG Knoxville in April 2017 and has 10 years of experience in sales and marketing. She is responsible for all social media content creation and engagement for three SMG-managed facilities: Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville Civic Auditorium-Coliseum, and Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center. She also manages the websites, creates ads, and assists with marketing events at all three venues.

McCullah previously worked in hospitality, non-profit, and in television.  Her wide range of experience is a tremendous asset to the SMG Knoxville team.

September 26, 2017 Monthly Meeting

RSVP For Tuesday, September 26, 2017

 

“Distraction-Free Focus”

Presented by Donna Bayless and Sharon Winter of RightLane

Register ASAP but no later than Friday 22, 2017 by responding to jimjohnson1949@att.net

DISTRACTION-FREE FOCUS CAN

LEAD TO EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS

Productivity isn’t about the number of things on your to do list. It’s about getting the most out of what you do, because what you do is important. It matters. ‘Busy’ness is keeping us from business. Distractions are eating up to 30% of our day. Multitasking is the only way we can get our job done, right?

Then it starts all over the next day. We are stressed. What if multitasking is a lie? What if our brain’s design prevents us from doing two thinking tasks at onetime? What if the personal technology we have come to depend on is slowing us down?

In this interactive presentation, you will learn how our compulsion for connection is causing stress lowering our IQ and making us less productive. And how distraction-free focus can lead to extraordinary results. You will leave with a renewed energy, along with methods to manage the constant bombardment of notifications and expectations. You will embrace what technology can do for you while recognizing what it does to you– professionally and personally. And you might have some fun along the way.

Hosted by LaDonna Loyd

Embassy Suites Knoxville West

9621 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922

www.knoxvillewest.embassysuites.com

Schedule

10:00 a.m.                       Board Meeting (All Members Welcome)

11:13a.m.                       Registration/Networking

12:00 p.m.                     Lunch

12:30 –1:30 p.m.     “Distraction-Free Focus”

Cost to Attend:

Planner Members                                               $ 15.00

First Time Planner Non-Members           No Charge

Supplier Members                                             $ 30.00

Supplier Non-Members                                  $ 35.00

Donna Bayless and Sharon Winter are a spirited speaking duo and lifelong friends who grew up together in Kentucky’s bourbon country, drove white ’65 Mustangs in high school and reconnected in Music City USA to form RightLane. With a PASSION for inspiring change, our presentations emphasize humor, hands-on activities, and current events.

Donna graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She was Vice President of National Accounts for AmerisourceBergen, a healthcare company, has developed software implementation training for hospital companies, and delivered stand-up training and presentations in sales, software, and management development.

Sharon also graduated from Western Kentucky University with a BA in Communications and holds a Masters of Education from Belmont University. Sharon worked at Lindsey Wilson College and Belmont in several capacities from Admissions to Development to Online and Continuing Education. She was an on-air hostess for a Nashville real estate show and acted in several movies, commercials, and video and print projects in the Southeast.

August 2017 Monthly Meeting

RSVP For Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Magnetize-Mesmerize-Monetize! – 3 Magical Messaging Keys to Making Big Money Doing What You Love”

Presented by Sharon Hibbard

CEO and founder of Compelling Content Creation

Register ASAP but no later than Friday August 18, 2017 by responding to jimjohnson1949@att.net

Hosted by Sonya Roy

Home2 Suites

380 N. Peters Road, Knoxville, TN, 37922

http://www.guestreservations.com/home2-suites-by-hilton-knoxville-west/booking

Schedule

10:00 a.m.           Board Meeting (All Members Welcome)

11:30 a.m.           Registration/Networking

12:00 p.m.           Lunch

12:30-1:30 p.m.  Magnetize-Mesmerize-Monetize! – 3 Magical

Messaging Keys to Making Big Money Doing What You Love”

Presented by: Sharon Hibbard, CEO and Message-to-Money Mentor of CompellingContentCreation.com

Whether you are an entrepreneur or a corporate professional, if you want to be more influential and make a greater impact through all forms of communication both online and off, this presentation is for you.

 We all have challenges by which we feel limited, and we have outcomes that we want that are waiting just on the other side of those challenges. Messaging – an enhanced form of communication –  is the bridge that leads you beyond your toughest struggles, challenges and limits, and delivers you to the outcomes you desire.

 If you can message it, you can move beyond it. If you can message it, you can achieve it.  Is the team you supervise not responding to direction? What gets you past that is messaging. Is the product or service you offer to the marketplace not landing? Messaging can help you get beyond that too.

 “The magic is in your message… and so is the money!”

Three learning goals for presentation (what will participants walk away with?)

  1. Learn how to create connection and build rapport with your audience, establish your authority and credibility, and elevate your audience’s level of trust in you, regardless of the media you select to deliver your message, by using the “essential elements of engagement.” 
  2.   Discover the critical keys to making your messages “magnetic,” and use the power of your message to lead, to motivate and inspire others, to facilitate change, to make more sales, to make a greater difference… and to overcome almost any obstacle to achieve your desired outcome.
  3. Understand how to infuse your message into the most appropriate media to reach your intended audience – whether that means conducting powerful presentations and talks, creating compelling copy and content for educating and marketing both online and off, or even simply using your messaging to become more influential in your networking and everyday conversations – both professional and personal!

Cost to Attend:

Planner Members                                    $ 15.00

First Time Planners                                No Charge

Supplier Members                                  $ 30.00

Supplier Non-Members                      $ 35.00

Speaker Bio

 Sharon Hibbard, known to her followers as “The Message-to-Money Mentor,” is the CEO and founder of Compelling Content Creation – a division of Shared I.D.E.A.S., LLC.

An expert in marketing communications, Sharon works with her clients – both in the corporate and entrepreneurial market – to identify their specific ideal client audience, and clarify their unique “magnetic message,” enabling them to confidently communicate what makes them different and best-qualified to provide their product or service.

Sharon’s clients learn to “MONETIZE” their message by infusing it into every aspect of their businesses – effective networking for connection and visibility, compelling copy and content that cuts through the noise in a crowded market, signature talks that sell, and personalized products, systems and packages – that empower them to establish their authority, position themselves as the “go-to” experts in their field and MAKE MONEY doing what they love to do.

With a diverse background in all things creative – teaching, marketing, advertising, copy-writing, interior design, franchise-ownership and more than a decade of entrepreneurial experience – the underlying theme of Sharon’s career path can be summarized in one phrase…putting her creative talents in service of those seeking greater influence, and make a massive and resonating impact with their lives and businesses.

 

May 16 Monthly Meeting

RSVP For Tuesday, May 16, 2017

This month we will present a unique two session workshop that will be one that you really can’t afford to miss. We will start a little earlier than normal and take a short break in the middle. The attendees that can stay will then be treated to the second session. This will be the best event planning training you will have the opportunity to attend in our local area this year.

Session 1 – Meetings in a Seller’s Market & Understanding Contracts

Session 2 – Risk Management for Meetings

 

Presented by Rob Clifton, CMP, Director of Global Accounts/ Team Director, Conference Direct

Register ASAP but no later than Friday May 12, 2017 by responding to jimjohnson1949@att.net

 

 

Workshop

Session One – Things are changing daily in the meetings and event industry. Keeping track of everything that affects you in performing your job function is impossible but each of us need to keep up with the most current trends.

As the industry has changed so has how negotiations are performed between a buyer and seller. This workshop will get you up to speed in this area.

Session Two of this extended workshop will be dealing with a topic that many of us ignore until something happens that fundamental changes everything but may have been prevented with a preliminary risk assessment.

Please join us in these fundamentally important topic areas.

 

Hosted by Tiarra Giles

Hilton Knoxville Airport

 

2001 Alcoa Highway

Alcoa, TN 37701

www.knoxvilleairport.hilton.com

Schedule

10:00 a.m.           Board Meeting (All Members Welcome)

11:15 a.m.            Registration/Networking

11:45 a.m.            Lunch

12:00 – 12:50 p.m.   “Meetings in a Seller’s Market

& Understanding       Contracts”

1:00 – 1:50 p.m.            “Risk Management for Meetings”

Cost to Attend:

Planner Members                                             $ 15.00

First Time Planner Non-Members         No Charge

Supplier Members                                            $ 30.00

Supplier Non-Members                                 $ 35.00