networking: How to $pend More of your Money - May 24
- 05/22/16 10:36 PM
What would you do if you could recover $300 or more per month of your expenses? Add to your retirement? Build a vacation fund? Enhance your wardrobe?
No matter what your money vice may be, the first step is evaluating all the financial leaks in your life. Mark Cangiano, president, Lane Financial Group, and adjunct professor, Florida Gulf Coast University, will walk the PLAN! audience through his model of discovering found money from our normal day to day lives. These savings help self-fund the goals we want to accomplish without earning a dollar more.
Carolie Burroughs, CFA and founder, West End Avenue Advisors,
networking: The Science Behind Trust - presented by PLAN! - May 17
- 05/09/16 07:04 PM
You’ve likely heard that people buy from people they trust. But is there scientific data to back this statement up? Carolie Burroughs, CFA and founder, West End Avenue Advisors will explore the psychological effects of trust and how salespeople can trigger the neurochemical messengers in customers' brains to get the right responses. Jedi mind tricks anyone? The PLAN! audience will come to understand the physiological effects of trust on the brain, and to use that information to improve ways of building trust and change behaviors that prevent or limit trust. The event host and business spotlight will be David Cruz, Your
networking: Power of Relationships: Building a Referral Based Business - May 10
- 05/03/16 10:38 PM
Power of Relationships:
Building a Referral Based Business
Presented by PLAN!
(Professional Leadership Academy Network)
May 10, 2016
The lifeblood of any sales system is referrals and leads. Who can’t use more? If you do not, then take a week off from PLAN! and enjoy a morning at the beach.
For the rest of us, Len Strickler, professional sales coach, strategic seller will lead the PLAN! audience in an exercise to build a referral script using the power of words.
From the on-the-street salesman to the attorney, from the entrepreneur to the accountant, endless referrals are important. From the financial advisor to the architect, from the automotive sales
networking: Amazing Wisdom from Dr. Clark - Presented by PLAN! - April 5
- 04/03/16 11:11 PM
Regular attendees to PLAN! need no special promotion or incentive to show up when Dr. Drew Clark, owner, Arc of Life Family Spinal Care, is scheduled to speak. Whether he is sharing his wisdom about maintaining a healthy body, or sharing his thoughts on leadership and business, the audience always walks away inspired. Come this Tuesday for the next installment from Dr. Clark and experience for yourself why your purpose is his passion. Kristi Willems, owner, Beyond the Plate, will serve as event host.
Guests always welcome. Complimentary admission.
Session perfect for: health coaches, medical professionals, small business owners, entrepreneurs, business and leadership
networking: #NepalNow - A SWFL Travel Advisor’s Experience - March 22
- 03/17/16 05:13 AM
Southwest Florida is a destination and travel agents around the world help their clients find their way to the beaches and attractions of Lee and Collier counties. Likewise, the residents of this paradise rely upon local travel specialists to find new destinations to explore, especially during the summer months.
Fresh off her enchanting journey to the tiny mountain region, Theresa Tyo from Camelot Journeys will share her experience exploring Nepal as it recovers from a devastating earthquake and rebuilds its tourism-based economy. Theresa will use her recent trip as a foundation to educate the audience about the benefits of working with a
networking: How to Let Your Business Cards Work for You
- 03/13/16 05:56 PM
My business cards is hands down one of the most productive marketing tools I use. It makes a great first impression and in some cases generates immediate sales because people want their cards to feel like mine. Yes, I said feel. Design isn't the only element in a business card. The stock type and finishes that are available also play a huge role in how you make that first impression.
Here is our recent article about business card design that can give you some things to think about in differentiating your card from the competition and creating a memorable item that isn't
networking: Referrals 101 - How to Turn Business Cards into Revenue - Mar 8
- 03/04/16 08:23 AM
Do you go to professional networking events and end up with stacks of business cards on your desk collecting dust? Ever wonder why some business people get tons of referrals while others can’t seem to make their phone ring? Join us Tuesday March 8 for Referrals 101 - How to Turn Business Cards into Revenue. David Cruz, insurance industry professional, will share secrets to converting business cards into reliable referral sources. Sharon Green, owner, Gulf Title Guaranty will serve as event host.
Session perfect for: sales and business development personnel, consultants, small business owners, entrepreneurs, business coaches
Where: Brooks Executive Suites
9990 Coconut Rd,
networking: Unlocking Your Self-Motivation - Presented by PLAN! - Jan 12
- 01/10/16 07:40 PM
J.L. Clark, owner, Family Table Network will be the featured presenter at the January 12 edition of PLAN!. Clark will educate the audience about self-motivation and ways to motivate your staff around the mission statement and core principles of the business.
Adam Dalton, owner, Amerispec SWFL, will serve as the event host.
Guests always welcome. Complimentary admission.
RSVP Now: https://www.facebook.com/events/127790264265267/
Session perfect for: real estate professionals, home watch professionals, business owners, entrepreneurs, young professionals, sales managers and producers and non-profit development personnel
Where: Brooks Executive Suites
9990 Coconut Rd, Bonita Springs, Florida 34135
When: Tuesday, 1/12/16 8:15 a.m.
networking: Not your Grandma's Nursing Home - Presented by PLAN! - Dec 8
- 12/02/15 08:30 AM
Southwest Florida is arguably ground-zero for senior services demand and this fast growing segment of the regional economy is creating big opportunity for ancillary services. Bruce Rosenblatt, owner, Senior Housing Solutions, will present “Not your Grandma's Nursing Home” and share his more than 30 years experience overseeing retirement communities and assisted living facilities.
Bruce is a leading consultant in southwest Florida advising families about senior care services and manager of an exclusive Eldercare directory featuring Preferred Solutions Providers. Attendees will learn about the types and costs of the senior housing options in southwest Florida, the pros and cons of bringing in care
networking: Lead Generation Tips from a Serial Networker
- 11/27/15 04:26 PM
Lead Generation Tips from a Serial Networker
Presented by PLAN! - Professional Leadership Academy Network
December 1, 2015
Generating enough quality leads for your sales pipeline requires knowledge of both online and offline strategies. If you haven’t met Steve Bray, Sales and Marketing Manager, DryZone, Inc., you need to get out of the office more! Now’s your chance to get tips from a master networker who has helped grow his company into one of the leading fire, mold and water emergency clean-up companies in southwest Florida. Learn about the various channels Steven has tapped to generate a reliable and sustainable flow of leads for
networking: Bonita Springs Chamber Trade Show - April 2015
- 04/23/15 07:55 PM
This morning members of our team at iPartnerMedia, Inc. had the opportunity to exhibit at the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce tradeshow hosted by the Holiday Inn Airport, across from Gulf Coast Town Center in Fort Myers, Florida.
We educated business owners about the important of mobile responsive website design especially in light of Google's recent algorithm update which will devalue websites which are not designed for smart phones and tablets and other mobile devices.
Facebook advertising was another hot topic and we demonstrated a live Facebook campaign that was generating clicks to the advertiser's landing page before our eyes. The advertiser is an insurance
networking: Naples! Bonita Springs! Estero! Fort Myers! Tonight's The Night!
- 08/15/14 07:49 AM
Southwest Florida real estate professionals (including mortgage, appraisal, title, etc. experts) are gathering this evening for the Summer 2014 ActiveRain MeetUp, hosted by Bradford Bateman of Coldwell Banker.
iPartnerMedia is running a Facebook campaign to promote to the event and it has resulted in several RSVPs. It is not too late to get your name added to the head count.
Visit Bradford's blog post about the event for more details: Summer 2014 ActiveRain MeetUp Southwest Florida Style
Also, you can RSVP right now so we can provide TGI Fridays an accurate head count for the space we have reserved.
Can't make it? No worries there will
networking: ActiveRain MeetUp Friday, August 15 in Southwest Florida
- 08/07/14 11:27 AM
The information about the Southwest Florida ActiveRain MeetUp is on Bradford Bateman's ActiveRain page here: http://actvra.in/4lkF
Here is a part of Bradford's post regarding the event:
We are turning Happy Hour into ActiveRain Hour on Friday, August 15, 2014!!!!
The Southwest Florida real estate community is invited to our quarterly networking event.
Mortgage, Title, Appraiser and Property Mgmt professionals are welcome too! We all need to have a stable of reliable partners to get our work done!
Join us at TGI Fridays at Coconut Point in Estero, Florida from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on 8/15 to kick-off your weekend right - with some fresh
networking: What Do People Do When They Learn About You? The Answer Lies Within
- 06/08/14 11:56 AM
Your business cards are being distributed. You run ads in newspapers and local or industry related magazines. You mail postcards to a targeted list or via Every Door Direct Mail. You send thank you notes to people you have good conversations with at networking events. Yes, your name is getting out there. Great job!
What Do People Do When They Learn About You?
Don't think too hard on this one! People use Google or the search engine of their choice to look you up. An internet search is the modern day background check. You get one shot to make an impression when
networking: Bonita Springs, Florida Professional Networking Group Seeks Members
- 05/15/14 02:25 PM
In January 2014, the Bonita Bay Professional Lunch Group was formed by Daniel Humbert and Alberto Quiceno from DNA Florida Real Estate.
The purpose of the informal organization is to:
a) exchange referrals
b) share info about local events
c) enjoy lunch
The group meets at Backwater Jack's, a restaurant at the Bonita Bay Marina.
We currently have representation from the following business categories:
-Digital and Print Marketing\
Local professionals representing the following categories are being sought for the networking group. Even youa re interested
networking: LinkedIn Just Deleted All Your Business Page Products and Services!
- 05/01/14 01:34 PM
Your LinkedIn Company Page Products & Services Page are no longer supported as of April 2014.
In addition, any recommendations that had been posted are also gone. Why?
Here is the message about it from LinkedIn.
"At LinkedIn, we aim to provide a simple and efficient experience for our members. To do this, we’re continuously evaluating how our current products and features are used, and seeking new ways to focus our resources on building the best products. This sometimes results in the retirement of certain features. So as of April 14th, the Products & Services tab was removed from all LinkedIn Company Pages."
networking: Record Turnout for Lee County/Ft. Myers Florida March 26, 2014 Meet-up
- 03/28/14 01:50 PM
With over 600 newly licensed Realtors hitting the streets in Southwest Florida recently, the networking scene is picking up. Don't worry if you missed this one, we will do it again probably in June. Be sure to follow Wayne Martin's blog on ActiveRain to get the updates.
Attendees left to right:
Standing: Blanca Contreras, Yolanda Planes & Kwee Huset
Seated: Wayne Martin, Randy Mitchelson, Andy Huset & John Wiley
Not pictured: Bill Hopmann
Blanca and Yolanda react to an unfortunate water spill!
A great ime had by all! Kudos go out to Kwee and Andy Huset who drove
networking: Spring has Sprung!
- 03/01/14 06:22 PM
Southwest Florida Active Rainers need to mark their calendar for the next Meet-Up. Check out Wayne Martin's post for details and do your part by re-blogging his post to help spread the word.
This is a unique opportunity to real estate professionals, mortgage professionals, appraisers, inspectors, insurance agents, investors, etc. to shake hands, broaden their network and swap the latest war stories about doing business in our slice of Paradise.
Spring has sprung! Kerrie has announced it is time for the Spring meet-ups! In the land of the perpetual summer here in Southwest Florida, the Lee County Active Rainers will have
networking: Celebrate With Us Feb 26! - Bonita Springs, Florida - Networking Event
- 02/18/14 11:35 PM
In partnership with the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and American Cancer Society, iPartnerMedia is proud to host an open house networking event and fundraiser.
Sponsorship is available and sponsors are welcome to bring samples, exhibit their services, pass out swag, conduct a raffle or any other creative idea. We are pleased to recognize the following sponsors as of the time of the posting:
iPartnerMedia will also be celebrating its ribbon cutting on this day and we want all our neighborhood friends to stop by.
GAMES * RAFFLES *
networking: Premier SW Florida Event - May 17 - Great Networking Opportunity
- 05/10/12 01:56 PM
"Inside Baseball - IT" - How Technology has Revolutionized America's Pastime
We still cheer for the hits and boo the umps --- but we seldom think about how, behind the scenes, baseball today is driven by technologies that determine who will play and how they’re trained.
Baseball fans and technology buffs alike can enjoy “Inside Baseball - IT,” a presentation by Red Sox IT Director Steve Conley, at the Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership’s annual awards banquet on May 17.
Steve is responsible for all voice, TV and computer systems for both the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Sports Group. Steve