• Increase your sales by simplifying your selling | Howard Olsen

    THIS TALK IS FOR YOU IF … • The Idea of Selling Makes You Uneasy Or Uncomfortable • You Want To Improve Sales Effectiveness Without Being Salesy • You Want A Natural Organic Communications Plan TALK DESCRIPTION Come and join us on Tuesday evening, September 29, 2020 and learn from Howard Olsen how to have natural conversations that build trust, and lead to predictable sales success. Everyone, in every line of work, has to “sell”. Job candidates “sell” themselves to be hired. Managers sell ideas to their staff. Parents sell their kids on going to bed. CEOs sell strategic initiatives to their boards and yes, you sell products and services to secure clients, retain customers and obtain much needed revenue. Nothing happens until something gets sold. Come and discover how to do it without pressure or friction! TAKEAWAYS • Discover The Three Ways To Demonstrate Your Full Value • Harness A Simple Process To Build Unshakeable Trust • Learn How To Sell The Way Customers (and you) Actually Buy BIO A Leading Sales Strategist, Howard Olsen has empowered tens of thousands of salespeople, entrepreneurs and government leaders to amplify their influence, improve their confidence, and increase their sales results with truth trust and integrity. With more than $500 Million in personal sales, to companies including HP, Dell and Airbus, while leading a global sales team, Howard discovered he was just as good at coaching sales as he was at making them! Today he helps people end the needless struggle with business development by shifting cultures, dispelling fear, refining processes, and clarifying your message to differentiate you and produce results! AGENDA – WHAT TO EXPECT 6:45pm – Zoom room opens 7:00pm - Opening remarks 7:05pm - Next week’s speaker 7:10pm - Networking tip 7:15pm - Idea parties 7:30pm - Public service announcements 7:40pm - Collaborative networking 8:00pm – Howard’s presentation 9:00pm - It’s a wrap. YOUR INVESTMENT Free, zip, nothing, nada, zilch, gratuite/gratuit, besplatno, $0. We only ask that you attend with a spirit of giving, serving and sharing with the Meetup. ZOOM LINK https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84297446661

  • Discover Your Path from Impostor Syndrome to Authentic Leader | elan Bailey

    THIS TALK IS FOR YOU IF … • You question whether you’re good enough or know enough to deserve the role or success you’ve attained • You sometimes second guess your communications, decisions or actions, to the point where your internal dialogue or self-doubt consume your energy • You want to create next level leadership success that aligns with your values, amplifies your strengths and honors your worth regardless of setbacks or circumstances TALK DESCRIPTION You are the author, director and lead actor of your own life. Yet how often do you find yourself living like an extra on someone else’s stage? What’s the impact you’re here to make? What if the only thing standing in your way was your story? Come and join us on Tuesday evening, October 6, 2020 and learn from Elan Bailey how to overcome self-doubt, unleash more of your potential and thrive at work as you lead yourself, your team or your business to the next level with clarity, courage and confidence in any role or situation. TAKEAWAYS By the end of elan’s talk, you’ll • Understand the unconscious roles we play that limit our potential and our relationships and how to reclaim your power with a simple shift in mindset • Clarify your values and how to use them to overcome impostor syndrome and guide your authentic leadership • Clarify your commitments and outline a path to action in line with your values SPEAKER’S BIO elan Bailey is a Leadership Coach and Founder of the UpLevel Leadership Academy. As a black woman, entrepreneur and leader in male-dominated industries for over 25 years she’s learned how to navigate the intersection of age, gender and race with power, love and grace. elan works with women professionals, leaders and entrepreneurs to show-up fully and powerfully, communicate clearly and make decisions with confidence, so they can finally make the impact they’re here to make. elan also helps organizations develop adaptive leaders and cultures where people of diverse backgrounds can thrive at work. For additional information, contact elan online at uplevelmyleadership.com or https://www.linkedin.com/in/elanbailey/ AGENDA – WHAT TO EXPECT 6:45pm – Zoom room opens 7:00pm - Storytime 7:05pm – Upcoming speakers 7:10pm - Networking tip 7:15pm - Idea parties 7:30pm - Public service announcements 7:40pm - Collaborative networking 8:00pm – elan’s presentation 9:00pm - It’s a wrap. YOUR INVESTMENT Free, zip, nothing, nada, zilch, gratuite/gratuit, besplatno, $0. We only ask that you attend with a spirit of giving, serving and sharing with the Meetup attendees. ZOOM LINK https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85328096984

  • From Ordinary To Extraordinary, Unlock Your MASSIVE Potential | BERT terHART

    NOTE: The Organizer of this Meetup is Judy Reiman from Kitsilano Business Leaders. VBN is supporting Judy as a production and promotion partner. MEETUP DESCRIPTION Discover what separates ordinary from extraordinary and how that distinction can fuel your dreams/goals and drive your success both personally and professionally beyond your wildest expectations. On July 18th, 2020, BERT terHART stepped off his Seaburban sailboat at Victoria and into history. He became the first North American and only the 8th person ever to complete a solo, non-stop circumnavigation of the world using only traditional navigational tools. No GPS, chartplotters, calculators, nor smartphones - only a sextant, watch, tables, pencil and paper. It took 265 days of sheer will and guts, punctuated by extreme isolation, privation, starvation, hurricane-force winds, monster waves, and soul-crushing calms. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN Learn from Bert the simple techniques and strategies you can start using today to overcome fear, end procrastination, and take immediate, constructive action to blow past whatever goals you choose to set for yourself. During the course of his epic sailing adventure, he was followed every day by thousands on social media; was interviewed and appeared on national news across all media platforms in Canada, the US, Great Britain, and France; and connected with thousands of children worldwide. Man had been to the moon and back before the first successful solo, non-stop circumnavigation of the world. It's that hard. It is arguably the hardest thing a human can do. By comparison, approximately 6,000 people have summited Everest and about 600 people have been to space. Only 300 or so have managed to successfully complete a solo, non-stop circumnavigation of the world, and just 8 using traditional navigational tools. BERT IS ONE OF THE 8. ZOOM LINK https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81577801895 EVENT SCHEDULE 7:15am: ZOOM room opens. 7:30-8:15 am: Announcements and elevator intro from each attendee. 8:15-9:15 am: Keynote presentation.

  • Creatives! Learn 5 Things Thriving Creative Entrepreneurs Get Right | Aura McKay

    THIS TALK IS FOR YOU IF … • You are a creative freelancer or solopreneur at any stage of business • You feel overwhelmed, burnt out or lost in your creative business • You want a step by step guide to master the business of creativity TALK DESCRIPTION Come and join us on Tuesday evening, October 13, 2020 and learn from Aura McKay the five things successful creative entrepreneurs get right. These key areas of focus help bridge the gap between 20th century old-school business and marketing and the dynamic, changing nature of today’s gig economy. Learn how to set yourself and your business up to live the dream of making a living and having a life doing work you love whether you are brand new or have been at it for decades. TAKEAWAYS • How to focus on and leverage your personal resources and assets • Why clarity matters for your lifestyle and your business • The impact of your pricing and offers on your marketing success SPEAKER’S BIO Aura McKay is the founder of Business of Creativity, an award winning professional photographer, and an inspiring business coach. She brings an enthusiastic, no holds barred, get right-to-the-heart-of-the-matter approach to delivering productivity, business planning, and marketing strategies for creative entrepreneurs. Aura layers in practical experience from her almost 20 years of experience as a successful creative with a 21st century mindset and trainings specifically designed for today’s multi-passionate creative in the gig economy. Her exceptional programs and group masterminds have helped hundreds of creative service based freelancers and entrepreneurs make a living and have a life doing work they love. For more information, contact Aura: Email: [masked] Instagram: @businessofcreativity Website: www.businessofcreativity.ca Website: www.auramckay.com AGENDA – WHAT TO EXPECT 6:45pm – Zoom room opens 7:00pm - Opening remarks 7:05pm - Next week’s speaker 7:10pm - Networking tip 7:15pm - Idea parties 7:30pm - Public service announcements 7:40pm - Collaborative networking 8:00pm – Aura’s presentation 9:00pm - It’s a wrap. YOUR INVESTMENT Free, zip, nothing, nada, zilch, gratuite/gratuit, besplatno, $0. We only ask that you attend with a spirit of giving, serving and sharing with the Meetup attendees. ZOOM LINK https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84777747106

  • Drive Business Growth with Effective Working From Home Strategies | Shauna Moran

    THIS TALK IS FOR YOU IF YOU WANT TO … • Learn how remote working can be a catalyst for your business' growth • Discover proven strategies that empower you and your team to be effective at remote working • Create new mindsets to support you thrive in a virtual environment TALK DESCRIPTION Come and join us on Tuesday evening, October 20, 2020 and learn from Shauna Moran how to maximise the opportunity that remote working brings and future-proof your operations by learning effective remote working strategies. TAKEAWAYS • Learn how remote working can be a catalysed for your business' growth • Discover proven strategies that will empower you and your team to be effective at remote working • Create new mindsets that will support you in adopting ways to thrive in a virtual environment SPEAKER’S BIO Shauna is an accredited and award-winning executive coach who empowers leaders of remote teams to create and build more effective distributed workforces - so they can scale and grow with confidence. From working with thousands of business owners and leaders all over the world, Operate Remote has been recognised as one of the Top Leadership Training and Coaching Businesses in Europe for 2020. For additional information, contact Shauna online at [masked]. AGENDA – WHAT TO EXPECT 6:45pm – Zoom room opens 7:00pm - Opening remarks 7:05pm - Next week’s speaker 7:10pm - Networking tip 7:15pm - Idea parties 7:30pm - Public service announcements 7:40pm - Collaborative networking 8:00pm – Shauna’s presentation 9:00pm - It’s a wrap. YOUR INVESTMENT Free, zip, nothing, nada, zilch, gratuite/gratuit, besplatno, $0. We only ask that you attend with a spirit of giving, serving and sharing with the Meetup. ZOOM LINK https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83334724231

  • 3 Proven Strategies To Grow Your Biz by Serving Not Selling | Isabelle Mercier

    THIS TALK IS FOR YOU IF ... • You want to grow your influence and impact • You want to attract clients who believe in what you believe • You want free PR while making life better TALK DESCRIPTION Come and join us on Tuesday evening, October 27, 2020 and learn from Isabelle Mercier to make your marketing so helpful that people would happily pay for it. The key to breaking through the noise isn’t being louder, it’s becoming profoundly helpful and relevant. If you sell something, you make a customer today. But if you help and delight someone, you earn a customer for life, because help beats hype every time. TAKEAWAYS • Learn why the fight for attention is getting more difficult every day and why most marketing and communication efforts FAIL. • Discover the simplest yet most untapped marketing formula to rapidly grow your business, impact and influence and turn your customers into raving fans and your raving fans into customers. • Learn easy to implement and cost-effective marketing ideas designed to build trust, engagement and influence. SPEAKER’S BIO One of the most inspirational branding, marketing and business growth keynote speakers, Isabelle is a 'no-nonsense' dynamo, born to catapult passionate entrepreneurs to build businesses designed to make life better. As one of North America’s Top Business Influencers, bestselling author, two-times TEDx speaker with over 2.5 Million views, Isabelle has worked with more than 500 companies, including some iconic brands like A&W, Robeez, Earls Restaurants, IMAX, and HSBC just to name a few. Isabelle teaches how to grow businesses and brands that are designed to thrive in any economy by becoming The First, The Best or The Only. For additional information, contact Isabelle online at [masked] AGENDA – WHAT TO EXPECT 6:45pm – Zoom room opens 7:00pm - Opening remarks 7:05pm - Next week’s speaker 7:10pm - Networking tip 7:15pm - Idea parties 7:30pm - Public service announcements 7:40pm - Collaborative networking 8:00pm – Isabelle’s presentation 9:00pm - It’s a wrap. YOUR INVESTMENT Free, zip, nothing, nada, zilch, gratuite/gratuit, besplatno, $0. We only ask that you attend with a spirit of giving, serving and sharing with the Meetup attendees. ZOOM LINK https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81222309863

  • Intrigue Your Listener With The Right Elevator Pitch | Stephen Anderson

    THIS TRAINING IS FOR YOU IF … • You are underpaid for your services. • Your conversion rate is lower than you’d like. • You are unable to communicate your value quickly and effectively. TRAINING DESCRIPTION Come and join us on Wednesday evening, October 28, 2020 at 7pm (Vancouver time) and learn from Stephen Anderson 'The Profit Doctor' how to craft your elevator pitch to get the response you are looking for. Whenever you meet a person for the first time, many people stumble around in their mind as to what to say. This is called an ‘Elevator Pitch.’ I teach you what to say that gets your audience asking you ‘Tell me more about what you do.’ TAKEAWAYS • You’ll learn how to craft your elevator pitch with some relevant examples. • You’ll get a FREE copy of Stephen’s ‘Crafting Your Elevator Pitch’ article. • A few attendees will get to tell Stephen what their elevator pitch is. He will critique it and help make effective changes to get the responses they are looking for. SPEAKER’S BIO Stephen Anderson 'The Profit Doctor' has been helping entrepreneurs build successful businesses for more than 35 years. He has worked with hundreds of businesses in many different industries across the USA. Stephen focused on solving the issues that affected their bottom line and they called him ‘The Profit Doctor’ because he helped them increase their profits quickly. For additional information, contact Stephen online at [masked] or[masked] https://www.linkedin.com/in/tstephenanderson AGENDA – WHAT TO EXPECT 6:45pm – Zoom room opens 7:00pm – Opening remarks 7:02pm – Mini interview 7:05pm – Stephen’s training session 8:05pm - It’s a wrap. YOUR INVESTMENT Free, zip, nothing, nada, zilch, gratuite/gratuit, besplatno, $0. We only ask that you attend with a spirit of giving, serving and sharing with the Meetup attendees. ZOOM LINK https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83198556339