Update: I'll be back in DC on 2/23 to speak #MACE17: a future trends keynote and a program on #socialselling for #eventprofs. Would love to see you there!
In December 2007, I had the honor of speaking to the Washington DC chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives.
What an eclectic group, an exotic location and a great introduction to the hospitality industry!
Update: I am a member of Meeting Professionals International Chicago Area Chapter.
Special thanks goes out to . . .
Marrakesh Palace for hosting the event and serving breakfast in their gorgeous Moroccan restaurant in Washington DC's DuPont Circle.
Elizabeth Makkai, of Select Events Rentals and NACE DC membership co-chair, for escorting me to and from the airport. With her sparkling personality and inside Washingtonian secrets, I can see how she'd be fun to work with.
Traci Allen, of Traci Allen, Inc. and NACE DC vice president, for finding me on a Google search for public relations speaker and then arranging the meeting. Traci and Nicole took me out for Latin-infused cuisine. In a city known for exquisite ethnic dining, Lima flavors the Washington, DC restaurant scene with Cuban influences.
Nicole Tibbs, President of the National Association of Catering Executives Great Washington DC Chapter and senior catering sales manager of Washington DC's Grand Hyatt.
Here we are giving away the raffle prize.
Don't you love NACE DC Hall of Famer Max Krupka's images?
Larry Glatt, 2006 Photographer of the Year had this to say, "Thank you for presentation to NACE in DC Tuesday. I love it when someone reignites my fire. Yes, I was the one asking all those questions."
"On behalf of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Catering Executives of Greater Washington DC, thank you for flying halfway across the country to present our members with some very valuable 'New Age Marketing Tips.' The principles of marketing have not changed, just the vehicles that we use to get our message across. You opened my eyes as to how important Blogs and News Releases are. I will definitely make some changes as fast as I can." Max Krupka Washington Executive Photographic Services.
"Thanks for giving a presentation at NACE today. I was very impressed. Thanks so much for your commitment to educate." Ken Rochon, President, Absolute Entertainment
"Very interesting introduction that left me wanting to learn more," John Paul Berry, Absolute Entertainment
"If you don't know about online PR, this lesson will show you the amount of resources available and the returns for your time." Jeff Fawcett of RCI Sound Systems