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UCLA Anderson School of Management

110 Westwood Plaza · Los Angeles, CA

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If the thought of a cold call makes you sweat or the idea of having to persuade someone to buy a product or agree to your idea makes you lose sleep - please join us for this sales workshop... you'll leave with tips you can start using immediately to give you more comfort in the art of persuasion.

We will learn hands-on and technical sales skills that will assist students in persuading various stakeholders throughout their careers. Whether it be in a job interview, in a sales capacity, or in an internal company meeting, students who have gone through the workshop will be more equipped to make a compelling case for their ideas, handle objections, and ultimately "seal the deal."

Students will learn:
Addressing various audiences
Presenting solutions
Managing objections

Non-UCLA Students



UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza
Room TBD
Los Angeles, CA 90095

About Kate Pletcher ('07), Founder & CEO, Treehouse Partners
Kate Pletcher is the Founder and CEO of Treehouse Partners. Prior to launching the firm, Kate owned and ran a successful franchised staffing firm in Los Angeles, served as Director of Global Brand Licensing for Skechers (sourcing and managing licensing programs on behalf of the $2 billion brand around the world), and worked as Director of Business Development for bsp (a brand extension consultancy). This, after building a successful sales career in the advertising and (believe it or not) mattress industry!

Kate received her BA in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin and her MBA from UCLA Anderson. She serves on the Advisory Board of SPARK, provides sales workshops for a number of individuals and institutions, and is an active member of a number of Los Angeles community organizations. She lives in Venice, CA with her husband Erik, son Cain, and dog Kirby.