We are excited to bring you an event focused on Sales Sales Sales! On Monday August 20, 2012 YEP Hamilton is lucky to have two prominent sales executives chat with us about techniques of closing a sale, how to sell a tough product, how to approach selling in an unsteady economy the emotions of selling and of course, the art of selling. No matter what industry you are in, having strong sales experience is always necessary to achieve success!
Location: The Green Smoothie Bar: 236 James Street North, Hamilton
We are excited to have Nadeem Younis and Judy Marsales take the time to chat with us on Monday August 20, 2012:
1) Nadeem Younis
President / CEO at Hucap Inc – Investment Management
Please Click HERE for more information about Nadeem Younis
2) Judy Marsales
Broker of Judy Marsales Real Estate Ltd
Please Click HERE for more information about Judy Marsales
For this event we will have the following agenda.
· 7:00pm – 7:30pm – networking
· 7:30pm – 8:00pm – Intro + Learn about each sales executive’s job and background. What factors have contributed to their success? What is Hamilton doing Right? What is Hamilton not doing now, what does it have to do to realize its potential?
· 8:00pm – 9:00pm – Questions from young professionals to the executives. Q and A and open conversation
If you have a question you would like YEP Division Chair, Joe Accardi to ask in the first session to make sure there is time, forward it to me and I will include it in the agenda.
In order to maintain a conversational atmosphere, we only have 25 spots available. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience, as we are booking on a first come, first served basis. In your RSVP please provide your name and company name, and the industry you best align with. It will be interesting for the executives and ourselves to see what industry representation we have. Attendance is at no charge.
We are looking forward to another successful night to get those business questions answered, help develop our careers, engage our leaders, network and generate ideas to push Hamilton to its full potential. Hope to see you all out there.Tags: Hamilton Young Professionals, Judy Marsales, Nadeem Younis, Networking Event, Sales, YEP Hamilton Networking event
Last night was the inaugural Executive Roundtable event, held by YEP Hamilton. Not only did we get to enjoy a variety of craft beers, local wine and delicious food (courtesy of the Food & Drinkfest), but we spoke with and learned from two successful Hamilton entrepreneurs, Mark Chamberlain, President and one of the founding partners of Trivaris Ltd., and Ron Neumann, Executive Director of the Innovation Factory.
The evening was purposefully structured to be an intimate event, a night where everyone had the chance to get involved. We first heard from the speakers, about their lives, successes and challenges. Then each participant had the opportunity to share the same before we jumped into a question and answer period.
This learning experience was rare. How often to you get such close interaction with two top executives in your city? The buzz after the event was hot, everyone kept talking about how much they learned and the excitement of the next event. While I’m sure this post is barely going to cover what I got out of it, it’s a start.
What I learned about….
…becoming a leader.
Whenever you hear the term “emerging leader” ignore it. You ARE a leader. That means right now. That five-year old kid there? She isn’t a future leader; she’s a leader right now. At any point in our lives we’re able to teach and move forward, we have successes. It’s about paying attention to what’s going on now.
Most people get frustrated with the naivety of the ‘younger generation’ but it’s a generation that is always worth tapping into because of their naivety. They take risks and see things from totally different perspectives. They have an enthusiasm that most seasoned vets do not bring to the table. And, to reiterate the above point, they are leaders just as much as any other generation.
…life changing moments.
Ron Neumann shared an intense life experience that changed him. It helped him to restructure what was important to him and do some serious soul searching to find out about himself but, more importantly, about how he interacts with other people. He emphasizes the importance of understanding how you respond to people and how they respond to you.
We’ve got a bad rap (okay, that’s not new) but it’s only an image problem and that image problem is an internal issue just as much as an external issue. One participant shared his story of growing up on the mountain and how downtown Hamilton was viewed. I expressed that my own professional struggles have been the competition with Toronto. But everyone agreed on a love of Hamilton; there are tons of hidden gems, amazing people, and it’s a place we all want to live. To paraphrase one of the statements of the night, we have 500,000 ambassadors that we just need to tap into and connect. This event and YEP Hamilton are certainly catalysts for that.
Were you at the event? I would love to hear what you got out of it, so please leave your insights in the comments. If you missed it, be sure to sign up for notifications, ‘Like’ our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter, @YEPHamilton, so that you can be a part of the action!
Zoë Siskos is a Social Media Consultant and Community Manager for HomeStars.com. She also hosts an online podcast with her husband, about being a Hamiltonian couple without children, called DiNKs the Show.Tags: Executive Roundtable Event, Mark Chamberlain, Ron Neumann, YEP Hamilton, YEP Hamilton Networking event
Come and experience an exciting variety of local and international wines, specialty beers, and culinary sensations created by some of the Hamilton, Halton & Niagara Regions’ most popular restaurants, breweries & wineriesExhibitor List. Enjoy terrific live entertainment, fun informative cooking demonstrations all in one great location!
Friday April 8th: 5pm-10pm
Saturday April 9th: 1pm-10pm
Sunday April 10th: 12noon-5pm
Tickets: $15 to get in (there will be a ton of $3.00 OFF Coupons circulating closer to the time of the event) *food and drink samples extra
Must Be 19 and older to attend
Check out www.FoodandDrinkFest.com for full show detailsTags: Copps Coliseum, Food & Drink Fest...the Festival with Taste! Hamilton's best culinary festival, YEP Hamilton Networking event