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Follow Up Strategies (to get more clients & close more sales) - with Wanda Allen
"The fortune is in the follow-up", and follow-up specialist Wanda Allen will provide results-based information that increases business. Many business professionals struggle with follow-up, and this presentation will show that effective follow-up is about having good habits and proper systems in place. The mindset of "I don't have enough time" is hurting our businesses, because the challenge is organization and systems - not time. Wanda will review the right systems, and skill sets for effective follow-up. Understanding this will help create an easy flow to get this all important work done on a regular basis. ~In the Follow Up Sales Strategies Presentation, you'll learn: * Why using a system is critical for success * Follow up systems that don't work * How the right mindset will make the follow-up process easier * Surprising sales statistics * The real reason people don’t follow up * 3 strategies that will improve your follow up efforts immediately Improving your follow up skills will help you get more clients and close more sales! ## Speaker bio: ## Wanda Allen is a national speaker, coach, author and award winning business owner. She's the author of Follow Up Savvy and Follow Up Sales Strategies. Wanda had a 25 year corporate career where she held the position of Senior Vice President for 15 years. She has a sales background and worked with sales teams throughout her corporate career. She gained extensive training on business development, maintaining client relationships and customer service. She has a strong skill set for developing systems and applied this skill to the follow up process. What she teaches is tried, tested and proven. After leaving the corporate world to pursue her own business ventures, Wanda founded her business, Follow Up Sales Strategies. She is an expert in helping entrepreneurs, business owners and sales professionals improve sales performance, increase pipelines and client retention and become more referable by developing strong follow up skills. ## Registration, parking, and further event information ## Our venue is Arterra Restaurant - in the Vintage Room. The meeting fee includes coffee, tea, juice, bottled water, whole fruit - and a 3-hour hotel parking garage validation. A limited optional breakfast menu is available. Please validate your parking ticket at check-in. Meeting fee at the door: $25. Or *SAVE 50%* by pre-registering on Eventbrite (see link below). As space is limited (20 max), we may not be able to accommodate walk-ups. Optional breakfast menu items are an additional $10. The speakers we schedule are experts with valuable presentations for those in the local business community. You may want to connect with them going forward as a valuable resource for your own network. It only takes one person to change our lives personally or professionally. Who will you meet at this event that will change yours forever? It's all about increasing Networking ROI. Guarantee your spot, and save 50% off the meeting fee at:

Arterra at Marriott Del Mar

11966 El Camino Real · San Diego, CA

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    What we're about

    Refresh San Diego is intended to bring value for those in the San Diego area who are interested in web development, new technologies, and business startups - and who are working to refresh the creative, technical, and professional Internet culture. Everyone interested in "refreshing" the Internet is welcome to participate. Events scheduled will be specific to education or information in areas related to web design, web technology, and/or graphic design - and may also include social events specific to connecting the web tech and graphic design communities. In addition, events are scheduled that provide opportunities to connect community members to a much wider network of business professionals and entrepreneurs from throughout Southern California.

    We are part of one of the largest business alliances in Southern California for entrepreneurs and business professionals - with over 30,000 combined members. More on this below.

    Our members include but are not limited to: entrepreneurs, small business owners, corporate executives, company representatives, tech professionals, creative arts professionals, angel and accredited investors, startup experts, revolutionary startup entrepreneurs looking to change the world - or their local community (lean, bootstrap, crowdfunding, or venture capital focused), and people seeking to expand their professional development and/or network.

    The Harvard Business Review has noted: "Face-to-face communication is the broadest bandwidth communication you can have in professional life", and we believe the current business environment will continue a transition towards what thought leader Seth Godin ( refers to as the "connection economy" - where value is increasingly created through the connections we make and less so through industrialism.

    Therefore we endeavor to provide networking and educational events that will be uniquely effective in initiating professional connections, developing important relationships, and leveraging social capital to grow a business and increase personal influence.

    It only takes one person to change our personal or professional lives. Undoubtedly, you will make new connections at our events likely to change yours... forever. Every event will have its own unique opportunities. Every. Single. One. It's "about time" to enhance your Networking ROI:

    - Return on financial investment.
    - Return on time investment.
    - Return on emotional investment.
    - Return on influence.
    - Return on integrity.
    - Return on ideas.

    Thank you for your consideration in sharing this group with your network, and/or bringing a friend or business associate with you to our events. As author and thought leader Simon Sinek noted:

    "We do not become great leaders, we do not fulfill our potential when we work to see ourselves grow or rise. It is when we devote ourselves to seeing those around us rise that we actually grow. And when the people we care about also work to see us grow, then they too will grow... The only true way for any of us to grow, to truly fulfill our full potential, is when we work to help others do the same."

    I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event. :-)


    Doug Means

    More about us:

    We are part of one of the largest business alliances in Southern California for entrepreneurs and business professionals. Since 2004 we've scheduled face-to-face networking events, workshops, speaker events and professional development opportunities to support the Southern California business community. Our organization was established in San Diego, and is now rapidly expanding within Greater Los Angeles:

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    And also our BRAND NEW group to carry on chat & conversations with people you've met at our events on Facebook! No self-promoting spam though please - it's your opportunity to show your generosity to others in the community first. Thank you for your kind understanding.

    Our events continue the spirit of service to the small business community - and honor the memory - of Southern California business leader Rod Means (1938-2015).

    Thank you.

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