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Big Tipper Update - August 2009

So far it looks like Debbie Bonham is on track to win the $100 for August's Big Tipper Contest.  Good Job Debbie!

Just to refresh our memories, whoever gives the most tips to Karen Gibson, our 'lucky member', will win $100, with the next two runner-ups winning $50 each.

There's still over a week left in this months contest, and Karen has some great Specials this month too:

Facial (normal price: $85)
(includes in-depth skin analysis & samples)
$70
LeTip Members (normal price: $70) $50

Take advantage of these offers - the end of the summer is coming up and it's a great way to help yourself (or a friend) to look younger longer.  

Contact Karen Gibson at 619-733-8094 or kgibson.1@cox.net to schedule an appointment or purchase some of her great skin care products.

Stretch Your Networking Skills

Stability and flexibility are two important traits for any successful business.  Today, Mikel started us off by practicing those principles in our own bodies with a couple of yoga poses. 

If you want more, come to his FREE yoga class that's happening tonight at the beach in La Jolla Shores starting at 6:00. They'll be in the grassy area in front of the life guard station. Contact Mikel for additional details.

 

Mikel Bruce of Web Flexor was our Show Boater

Today we had Mike Selman from from ACN Communications join us.  It was interesting learning how his company helps you increase your bottom line by reducing your phone and internet bills.

We were also introduced to Sarah Wynn, a key member of the Seth O'Byrne Team.  It's great to start meeting the people who make up the top rated real estate team in La Jolla.

Mike Selman Sarah Wynn

Unlimited Referrals

Chris Wilson, Endoxi ArtChris Wilson showcased all the art he had created for his band Endoxi. Stickers, Cd's, banners, cards, T-Shirts & tank tops. Also, he passed out some copies of Endoxi's 'New Blood, Old Soul' CD. This was a great way to experience both sides of Chris' artistic world.

Mike warmed us up with a partner's stretching exercise where we paired up and took turns gently pulling each other arms back to open the chest muscle and get the blood flowing.

Unfortunately, our chapter lost it's most eligible bachelor last week.  Fortunately, we look forward to Mike Deibler's return after his and Emily's wedding and honey moon.  We sent him off on his honey moon with a wedding gift and our best wishes.

We had 2 special guests this week.

  • Kris Thompson, a business coach & our guest speaker
  • and our 1st Celebrity guest, NBC's former news anchor Bill Menish

Bill Menish & Patty Sterling Image

Bill is currently using his quick speaking skills as a Real Estate Auctioneer, there is a very fun video of the 'Bill Menish experience' on his website - here. Bill took us through an auctioneer 101 warm up. He called out 10 or so short tounge twisters like 'bitty betty bitter batter' and had us repeat them, then he showed how a real auctioneer does it, saying all them contiguously and a blazing speed. It was quite impressive!

Power Partners Roundtable

Llewellyn FalcoThis meeting's focus was on cultivating your relationships with your power partners.  We often talk about the fact that networking is more like farming than hunting, but it is simply not enough to just scatter some seeds.  You need to water and fertilize and care for your 'crop' to reap a full harvest. 

To see what the potential of a well developed power partnership yields, Llewellyn led us through an exercise where we calculated that dollar amount.  For those of you that missed the workshop, do this simple calculation:

   _____ estimated # of shared clients a power partner talks to each month
x  _____ dollars per client
= $_____ potential revenue per month 

We recommend you do the entire sheet attached below (just click on the picture to download).

 

Empowering your Power Partner

After we figured out what the potential rewards of the partnership are, we talked about the efforts needed to realize that potential.  Jasmine shared that her company has sent her to a week-long university to train her on how to sell her products as well as hundreds of online courses and regular workshops.  It does not seem surprising at all that a company would invest those kinds of resources into having a good sales person.  Yet surprisingly, many of us have not met our own power partners in their place of business nor given them marketing material to help them sell ourselves better.

We'd like to remind you that there are one or two members in our chapter with whom spending some extra time and effort working with will yield an extraordinary return.

And remember, one of the best ways to incentivize a person to bring business your way is to give them business first.

To start the meeting off we did an exercise to help our members connect: a visitation lightning round, where we paired up with a member across the room and quickly tried to identify 3 things we had in common.  Llewellyn discovered that he and Michael Calabrese are both avid scuba divers in San Diego. 

What did you discover? 

Christina WainrightChristina Wainwright, the manager from the Pacific Beach Library and Llewellyn's girlfriend, visited to learn some networking techniques that she could bring back to her library and to finally see what Llewellyn's been up to Thursday mornings for the last 3 years.

Tune In to Your Local Networking

To get our morning going, we played a couple rounds of 'Name That Tune', with Mike Deibler and Rob Colosia showing their musical prowess, collecting a healthy (?) share of the candy prizes. 

Joe DowlingJoe Dowling, from Clean Power Solar Systems, joined us today and let us know what if you know somebody that is spending more than $200 per month on electricity, he can save them money immediately, and help them go green.

Mike Calabrese (Painter) and Ryan Clardy (Payroll Specialist) received their blue velvet LeTip business card holder.  We know that the business card holders will serve you well. ;)

 

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