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Our Next Meeting

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

  • Tahoe Mountain Club, The Timbers at Old Greenwood, 12977 Fairway Drive, Truckee, CA 
  • 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

 

Reigning with Referrals

 

If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a referral as an event pro, you know that it’s arguably one of the easiest ways to book new business, as well as being instrumental in building a great reputation for your business. So how can you keep up the momentum and continue to climb the ladder, all while creating a network of long-term relationships that continues to evolve? In this talk, Kevin will speak to how you can effectively communicate with creative partners and clients alike to build trust, and ultimately put yourself at the top of mind for people to refer business to you. 
 
Attendees will learn::

  • How to nurture and maintain partnerships to get on the preferred list for fellow creative partners to refer you.
  • Ways to thank those for giving referrals and how to reciprocate.
  • How to position yourself as an expert in your craft to build your reputation in the industry as a reliable, knowledgeable event pro.

 

Our Guest Speaker

Kevin DennisKevin Dennis

Editor of WeddingIQ
Owner of Fantasy Sound Event Services

Kevin Dennis is the owner of Fantasy Sound Event Services, a renowned full-service lighting, AV, and entertainment company serving weddings & events in California. Based in Livermore, Fantasy Sound Event Services was only the beginning of Kevin’s deep involvement in the wedding industry.

Kevin is also the editor of WeddingIQ, a role that allows him to promote continuing industry education, along with his two podcasts: Now That I’m Engaged, How Do I Get Married? and Mind Your Wedding Business. Created for engaged couples, the first provides an opportunity for industry pros to discuss wedding planning from an insider’s perspective.  The latter offers business-centric education for wedding professionals at all stages of their journey.

Kevin has found a passion for networking, education, and thought leadership as a way to give back to his community and contribute to the future of the industry.  As a sought-after speaker, he has graced stages of every size, from national conferences to association chapter events.  He is also a regular contributor to B2B publications, including Catersource and Special Events, and has been featured in Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Travel Channel.

As the Incoming President of the NACE Foundation, Kevin continues to dedicate his career to the growth and development of the event industry.  In the past, he has served as a trustee for the Foundation and in multiple board positions for the Silicon Valley chapter.  He has also served as Director of National Marketing and International President of WIPA for two terms.  In addition to industry participation on a national level, Kevin founded the Tri-Valley Wedding Professionals, a regional networking group that has grown to a membership of 700+ pros.

 

To purchase non-member tickets for this TWIG meeting, click here.

For more information about membership in TWIG, click here.

 


Future TWIG Meetings

 

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 

  •    Heavenly Resort, South Lake Tahoe, CA

 

Wednesday, August 21, 2024 

  •    Schaffer’s Mill, Truckee, CA
     

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