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|Topic:||Let’s Make a Deal|
|Speakers:||Whitney Keyes, author, professor and strategist
Kelli Bielema, Founder of Shindig Events
|Moderator:||Maria Ross, Founder of Red Slice|
|When:||Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 6:30–8:30pm|
|Where:||Makers – Seattle Coworking Space — 92 Lenora St, Seattle WA 98121 [map]|
|Tickets:|| $25 USD general admission
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About this Event
Topic: Let’s Make a Deal
When relationships and networking are paramount, mastering the art of negotiation is crucial. You need to know how to barter smart, create win-win relationships and partner in the most effective and powerful ways for everyone involved. Understand your target market. Know exactly what you bring to the table. Make a plan and ensure that both parties come out ahead. Your reputation and your business depend on it.
About Our Speakers
|Whitney Keyes, author, professor and strategist
Whitney Keyes is an international speaker, marketing expert and professor of strategic communications. For over 20 years, she has helped organizations and individuals to be more successful. Whitney has worked as a senior Microsoft manager, a strategic advisor for American Express and a marketing consultant to thousands of businesses around the world. She has also worked for the U.S. Department of State to empower women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Kenya and Namibia. She’s the author of the book, Propel: Five ways to amp up your marketing and accelerate business.
|Kelli Bielema, Founder of Shindig Events
Kelli Bielema is the owner of the unconventional party-planning service Shindig Events. With 15 years experience including such galas as movie premieres and global marketing events, she also has thrown small, non-profit fundraisers and backyard weddings for 20–300. Trained in entertainment production starting with scrappy theatrical shows, Kelli has more than bargained for deals and steals to make events happen—and with flair. As a member of the Volunteer Leadership Council for the Seattle Humane Society, she procures items that help the organization raise beyond $1 million dollars for the cause.
|Maria Ross, Founder of Red Slice
Maria Ross is chief brand strategist and creator of Red Slice, a digital elixir of stories and strategies to boost your business, your brand and your brain. She advises start-ups, solopreneurs and small to midsize growth companies on how to craft brands that engage, inform and delight customers. Maria is the author of Branding Basics for Small Business and the just-released humorous and heartfelt memoir Rebooting My Brain. A dynamic speaker, she is highly sought-after to present keynotes and workshops and has appeared on MSNBC, NPR and in Entrepreneur, The LA Times, Seattle Business and Columbus CEO.
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