Where: Doubletree Hotel 2001 Point West Way Sacramento, CA 95815
Meeting Fee: $15 for PREPAY ON LINE, $20 AT THE DOOR
Meetup Description: We meet on the first Wednesday each month to discuss the business of speaking and work on ways to help each other find more speaking opportunities. We are open to experienced speakers as well as those just getting started. Our meetings generate a lot of energy and ideas!
We invite attendees to participate and share ideas and challenges since this is how we each find unique value in attending. Also, many of our members are business owners and are finding ways to team up and do business with each other outside of the group. Lots of great networking is happening here!
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a leads group. If your primary objective is to sell something, this isn't the group for you. We are here to help each other grow and prosper!
6:30 to 7:00pm: Informal Networking
7:00 to 8:30pm:
*Introductions and Speaking Engagement Announcements
*Guest Speaker: Shari Fitzpatrick, founder of Shari's Berries and Berry Factory.com
Shari will cover:
- my entrepreneurial journey, both during the good times and the difficult!
-how I turned my hobby/passion into today’s leading brand in the world.
-the importance of #1 having your priorities in the right order, #2 to love what you do (for a career/living)
-I’ll touch on some of the 12 lessons (in my book that I’ve learned over the years) one being to know the 51% rule really well if you plan to bring in a business partner
-The best partner a girl can have….
-How to persevere during difficult times
Shari Fitzpatrick is the creator of the world’s finest line of gourmet-dipped strawberries, the renowned Shari’s Berries. Shari’s love affair with strawberries began as a little girl with a strawberry patch that her Father planted for her each summer. They quickly became her favorite fruit. Later while working as a mortgage broker in Los Angeles she began making potential clients handmade chocolate dipped strawberries. The incredible popularity of these memorable edible gifts soon outpaced the success of her original career.
In 1989, with a $1,500 cash advance, having just moved to a new town, Shari took her passion and hobby of chocolate dipping strawberries and turned it into a business.
Today Shari is on the National Speaking Circuit and promoting her recently published book, “Berried in Chocolate!”
For over 20 years, Shari’s story and her creations have attracted international attention through appearances in O Magazine, on the Today Show, The Apprentice, In Style Magazine, People Magazine, The Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune, QVC and Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneurial Soul.
*Goals and Challenges - How can we help you? We will draw names for the opportunity to share your challenges in the 5-minute spotlight.
*Lead Sharing - Do you know about a group or event that needs a speaker?
*Drawing for Prizes - Optional: bring a prize for the drawing!
Please be sure to tell a friend who might also enjoy our group.