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    May Meeting

    May 21, 2019
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Wedding Wire Headquarters
    2 Wisconsin Circle 3rd Floor
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815

    Timeline for the Event

    5:00pm - Cocktails + Networking + Meet & Discuss your Wedding Marketplaces with the TKWW Team!

    6:30pm - Education with Trish

    7:30 - 8:00pm - Q&A + Final Remarks

    "Secret Sauce:  Becoming an in demand speak in the events industry"

    Is your goal to build your brand, or become influential in the events industry, via speaking engagements?  Many pro's are often discouraged from submitting proposals, because they only hear crickets in return for their efforts.  Why are certain speakers booked time and time again, when you know you are just as fantastic?  The secret to their sauce has nothing to do with talent or competency, and everything to do with approach.  This interactive seminar will cover some of the key ingredients that successful speakers use in their proposal recipes.  Join us May 21st and learn:

    • The Prep Work:  Where to start, and how to ensure your proposal is even reviewed.
    • Skills Development:  How to choose a hot topic and discover your best method for content delivery.  Build your speakers toolkit.
    • How to Cultivate to Generate:  Learn how cultivating key relationships will make developing your resume a much easier and seamless process in the future.


    Trish Simitakos, Owner of Trish Star Events, a boutique event planning company based in Washington, DC, celebrating a 23 year career in the industry.  She is the 2019 Vice President of the Greater Washington DC NACE Chapter and is Chair of the NACE National Education Committee, those responsibilities for reviewing and selecting all of the wonderful speakers at the NACE Experience yearly conference.  She is a fan of the show "Nailed It" and has said #thankyounext to way too many proposals over the last few years.  "The curated content for this seminar is a  result of numerous consultations held between me and some deeply frustrated key decision makers including NACE, leaders, and influential people in the events industry.  They really want you to know this!"

    About The Knot Worldwide

    With over four decades of expertise in the wedding industry, The Knot Worldwide is the largest global wedding planning company.  The Knot Worldwide helps couples plan every aspect of their weddings, from finding inspiration and local wedding professionals to creating and managing all guest experiences, wedding registries and more through The Knot and WeddingWire.  Having inspired and empowered more than 40 million couples to plan a wedding that's uniquely them.  The Knot Worldwide provides leading marketplaces, personalized wedding websites, planning tools and registry services with its brandsin 15 countriesa across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

    Thank you to our May Sponsors











    $40.00 Member Ticket
    $55.00 after 10:00 pm May 17

    $60.00 Guest Ticket
    $75.00 after 10:00 pm May 17

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