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Living Room Forum 2020—2021

The Living Room Forum meets in the evening at a member's home, usually on the fourth Wednesday evening of the month. Come prepared to share your ideas and questions.

2020–2021 LRF Dates

September 23 | October 28
January 27 | February 24
March 24 | April 28

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Using LinkedIn to Easily Find Your Ideal Clients Online and Spark a Relationship

April 22, 2020

This LRF will be presented virtually.

We know it's important, but where's the ROI? Are you wondering how to actually book clients with top social media platforms like LinkedIn? Jake has used LinkedIn to find and book prospects with a simple process that anyone can follow. Join us to learn exactly what to do using LinkedIn and have hundreds of potential clients before you leave. This is a hands on session, please have your laptop and LinkedIn login.

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Create Your Thought Leadership Strategy with Kristin Arnold, CSP

March 25, 2020

This LRF will be presented virtually.

We’ve all heard the phrase, “The Riches are in the Niches” – but what does that really mean to an established, veteran speaker? If you want to be known as a thought leader (and be able to charge more money for your unique expertise), this session will give you the blueprint to create your strategy to be known in your niche AND to be found in the sea of talented speakers. In this session, you will discover:

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Make it Easy for Clients to Book You: The Virtual Press Kit

February 26, 2020

What do you need to put on your site? How can you be heard above the thousands and thousands of other speakers to gain access to the new crop of meeting planners and bureau personnel? What are meeting planners and bureaus looking for now? Beth's mantra has always been "Make it easy for people to do business with you!" Join us at the Living Room Forum on February 26th and bring your ideas, experiences, and best practices to make your 2020 and beyond successful! This collaborative effort will help you answer these 4 questions:

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Managing Your Overwhelm: Taking back control of your time

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Could you do just one more thing? Can you identify what your time suckers are? Have you learned to say “No”?

January is the perfect month to ask yourself these time management questions as you put in place your 2020 business plans. Mary is an expert on time management and she has tried and proven techniques and steps to help you get back control of your time.

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Getting a Media Interview and Making It Count with Rick DeBruhl—September 25

Your message needs a bigger audience! It would make for a perfect interview on local news or in the paper. But how do you get there? What’s the secret to a perfect story pitch? How do you break through the newsroom force field? And once you get that opportunity, how do you make the most of it? Some people will hire PR agencies to get their foot in the door. That’s great if you can afford it, but it’s still possible to pull off that first interview without any help. It just takes insight and persistence.

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Google Juice with Larry Emmott. What happens when someone Googles your name?—April 24

What happens when someone Googles your name? Like it or not, people judge you based on your Internet presence and your online reputation. User reviews, Google results and web pages matter. However what matters with Google may not be what the web salesperson is trying to sell you.

This entertaining, highly interactive session starts with a ten-point quiz to determine your online footprint. We will then do some live searches, look at and evaluate participants' web pages, Google presence and social media. You'll find out who actually owns your web page. You will leave knowing much more about Google and the Internet—what to do and what not to do. More importantly you will have fun while you learn.

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