Despite excellent quality and value, so many meetups are now focused on “drive-by” presentations of as little as ten minutes. For some reason, people find that attractive. It may be attractive online – just “like” and “follow” and you think you’ve done the work – but real success requires more. Success is that place in life where preparation and opportunity meet. [my emphasis] We’ve long prided ourselves on professional, productive meetings in a very relaxed, personable atmosphere. So, why the limited numbers for Meetup attendance?
The video that follows may explain a bit of our dilemma in driving up numbers of attendees. I did a YouTube search for “old school corporate business” and “Why I do business old school” came up number one.
The points Andrew Henderson, the video presenter, makes are worthwhile for those who are “wannapreneurs”:
Rule #1 – Sales Matter
It takes more than a minute, or ten minutes, to master sales. Both of our Meetups this Friday address aspects of sales and follow-up in-depth. Our February 28, 2020 Lunch & Learn presenter, an engineer who sells, discusses “How to Advance Stalled Sales” Seats still available.
I’m not blaming lower than expected attendance on millennials. Rather, on the digital equivalent of “drive-by” networking, a “swipe-right” involvement level. I encourage everyone to “do the work.” Ninety percent of success is showing up. Come join us!
BTW, #2 in my YouTube search for “old school corporate business vs. millennial mindset” was this TEDx Talk – lest I be called on to apologize to millennials, this is a great rejoinder to the video post above. My wife and I have four millennial adult children, and I believe all of them have life – work and play – figured out better than I did at their ages.
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We’ll normally be using the Anglers room, a private room with seating for sixty. Another room is available with seating for 120 if needed.
The food is great, and our menus will be similar to the all-you-can eat buffets we’ve enjoyed for over fifteen years at the Best Western Midway. Our new venue is a few exits west on I-94, then turn right (north) on Pewaukee Road, and then left at the first stop light, Tower Place. Click for Directions.
Our morning workshop (with coffee bar) and Lunch & Learn pricing remains the same.
We’re very impressed with the relaxed, yet professional environment, and with the staff’s eagerness to please. If you’re looking for a place for your event, we recommend you contact Laura Michel at 262-523-4244 to learn more.
We’ll be announcing our Friday, September 27th events shortly.
You may want to set aside October time for Wisconsin Business Owners events at Thunder Bay Grille on the following dates as well:
Friday, October 25th Double Header
Friday, December 6th (We combine the last Friday of November and December into the first Friday in December because of the holidays) Double Header
Friday, January 31st Four presentations!
Friday, February 28th TBD
Friday, March 27th TBD
Friday, April 24th TBD
Friday, May 29th ?? TBD
Bring your appetite (for food, networking and learning) and plenty of business cards to Wisconsin Business Owners events at Thunder Bay Grille.
On Veterans Day, we honor those who have served in our military.
Well-meaning people often confuse Veterans Day with two other holidays. Memorial Day honors those who died in service of their country. Armed Forces Day honors those who are presently serving.
If you want to “Thank A Vet”, this is the day!
2018 marks the centennial of Armistice Day – now known as Veterans Day
On November 11th, 1918, an armistice was signed ending hostilities, in effect ending World War I. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th the first commemoration of Armistice Day, honoring veterans of WWI. In 1954, when WWI “the war to end all wars”, had been followed by WWII and Korea, Congress changed Armistice Day to Veterans Day to honor all vets, not just those from WWI.
Milwaukee has a Veterans Day parade every year. This year the Milwaukee Vets Day parade is Saturday, November 10th at 11:00 am. The route goes East down Kilbourn Ave and ends up at the War Memorial on the lake. If you would like to attend and honor our veterans, details are here: https://honorourmilitary.us/
Mullarky Business Systems owner Mark Mullarky wrote and first published this post, and graciously gave permission for a number of others to share this message. Wisconsin Business Owners joins Mark to say thank you, to all of our American Veterans. We also join Mark in his “welcome home” to Sean Mullarky, coming home this month from his first deployment overseas.
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Wisconsin Business Owners (WisOwners) coming to Waukesha Friday Night Live! for Summertime Socializing
This Friday night live social event will replace our Lunch & Learn for June 29th, 2018. Come – join us Friday evening and enjoy building relationships in an outstanding social setting!
Picture of lit street in the evening for Friday night live.
Food, family, music, good cheer and more at Friday night live.
Food, family, friends, music, good cheer and more…
Waukesha Friday Night Live Rocks!
Keith has been telling everyone about Friday Night Live in the Waukesha Downtown area for years…now we’ll just meet you here!
Park anywhere nearby, there’s plenty of public (free) parking, including municipal lots and banks and such. Park in a lot before the actual event – Main Street is closed to traffic for a good half a mile.
Please remember to RSVP (FREE!) Bring a guest, too! Including a 4-legged guest. Dogs are welcome! I plan to bring my baby, Sadie!
We’ll meet you at “Bosco’s Social Club” at 6:30 pm. When you walk in, we’ll be in the back on your right, and walk through and you’ll find some of us on the patio.
NO CHARGE! Bring an associate, bring a friend, or bring a date (hardly a better date night!)
You’re on your own for drinks and food. Waukesha Friday Night live offers plenty of places within a few doors to get an ice cream, gelato, hot dog or sub or do some upscale dining. Many, many watering holes to boot. At least 5 or 6 different stages of live music all over the place! More live music indoors at many establishments. Pottery and other artisans on the street. Good stuff!