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Don M.

The 2007 STL Roundtable

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Here are the details

2007 Midwest Marketing

Meeting

Place: Comfort Inn

1320 Thornton Rd.

Pacific MO 63069

www.comfortinnpacific.com

When: Feb. 24th

Time: Registration begins at 8:45. Meeting will promptly start 9:30

Speakers: Barry Maddox from Midwest Prowash

Jarrod from Mobile Pressure Wash

Ken Fenner from Pressure Pros

*

Vendors: Steve Rowlett from Rowlett Pressure Cleaning

Bob Williamson from Pressuretek

Russell Cissell from ESI Products

**

Cost: $30

A catered lunch will be provided.

And many, many surprises!

If you want to take your business to the next level, this is the event to be at. Reserve your space early. Seating is limited to 35 people!

Any questions or to make your reservation, email me at marlerspressurewashing@charter.net

Thanks

* and ** means I am working on 1 more vendor and possibly one more speaker.

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Is there room in the house for two pressure pros? ;-) Look forward to seeing you guys there. I think Don is raising the bar on this one with a bit more formalized business meeting. I want to thank him publicly for inviting me to participate.

I am going to focus on marketing strategies that will help you dominate your marketplace. I'm also going to cover proper sales presentation, overcoming objections like "we want to get more estimates" and how to create buzz for your company on a shoestring budget.

If you already know what chemicals clean concrete and you can rebuild a pump but you aren't sure how to make your phone ring, this meeting is for you. Don't waste time, sign up now. Thirty five seats are going to fill up fast.

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Yes, there is plenty of activity like casinos, bars etc. I would suggest Harrahs. It is about a 45 min drive from the hotel.

I'm not sure about before/afters yet. I know that my mom and dad are going to babysit my daughter so my wife and I can stay in the hotel on Fri night so we can greet guest, so forth and so on. I am sure we can arrange something for Friday night for us all to go out and have dinner. We we get closer, I will get a head count and make some reservations.

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I hear Ken Fenner is planning a cardiovascular/motivational speech a la Tony Robbins. He'll be arriving on stage by swinging in on a rope wearing Spandex and headset, and working the crowd into a frenzy. He is getting a laser-whitening done on his teeth as we speak.

Good job setting this up Don--should be a great event, jf

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LOL.. fast forward to rope collapsing and crowd breaking out in sponaneous dry heaves. I've been to enough of these things (motivational seminars) to know how to do a presentation but I doubt I'll be running up and down aisles generating applause.

PS: "How To Become A Millionaire in 24 Hours" books and tapes will be selling for $399.99 so bring cash.

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Come on folks, if it's in your area, get busy and GO. You won't regret it!

Beth

You are absolutely right Beth, but this is typical for the St. Louis area based businesses. There is really no networking and, from experience, none of the businesses other than Rob Fitz and I do any referrals to each other. Tough place to do business and network.

reed

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You are absolutely right Beth, but this is typical for the St. Louis area based businesses. There is really no networking and, from experience, none of the businesses other than Rob Fitz and I do any referrals to each other. Tough place to do business and network.

reed

REED!! The Prodigal Son hath returned!! Good to see you man! Why is this?? Union mentality??

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I really don't think it's union mentality based. It's more like other pw's think that other companies are always out to underbid them and take business away. Little do they understand that 1) they are loosing all kinds of money by the underbidding they do already 2) they are loosing business in their areas of operation by not networking, hell you can't cover every area and county around here. 3) Most of them think they don't need to because they are the best and use the best chems (which 90 percent of the time come from home depot) and sealers (TWP is made here so the market is saturated with it). There are several, no numerous companies starting and quiting all the time here. Some homeowners have been royally "screwed" by these companies, so if you have the biggest add in the paper or yellow pages you are reputable. How more wrong can you get.

Every year I question the mentality of who gets what business. It never ceases to amaze me.

Rob Fitz and I refer our out of area bids to each other all year. Works out great. I know what type of professional job he does and pass that info on the perspective customer. The other businesses in the area could care less if they have any kind of working relationship with other companies.

Glad to see you back in the saddle. I have been busy in the woods this time of year. One more week of "in the woods" work to be had. Glad your still around. I may have a log home for you if we can swing the financing. Will keep you posted. Won't be soon, but it will happen.

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I hear Ken Fenner is planning a cardiovascular/motivational speech a la Tony Robbins. He'll be arriving on stage by swinging in on a rope wearing Spandex and headset, and working the crowd into a frenzy. He is getting a laser-whitening done on his teeth as we speak.

Good job setting this up Don--should be a great event, jf

jf

I heard it was between Jay Conrad Levinson and Ken Fenner. Even though swinging in on a rope IS Guerrilla like, Jay refused to wear the spandex.

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I was thinking maybe Barry could put on a Gene Simmon's expo and show us how to spit fire.

So far 9 people have signed up. Dont wait until the last minute. The hotel wont let me go over 35 in the room.

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This thing is still 2.5 months away with Chistmas and New Years in between. I wouldn't expect too many commitments before February, Don.

Ken, I know. I would just sure hate it if someone really wants to come and in their mind they think they have plenty of time and then kaboom, the thing fills up in a couple of days.

I just dont want anyone to miss out, thats all.

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Well I’m signed up and have a room reserved for Friday night. I’m looking forward to meeting you guys and comparing notes.

I like to eat so hopefully we can grab a good steak dinner Friday night. I heard a wild rumor that Russ was buying if we go to Ruth's Chris ……….. ;)

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Thank's Don,

I look forward to meeting you there. It looks like we can compare notes on handyman work also.

Shoot me an email if you want and I will send over a ton of good info for handyman related articles etc.

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Here's the subjects I will be speaking on -

1 - Being more efficient in deck restoration. If you are new or have been doing decks for years there are still a lot of ways that you can cut your time by up to 50%, & without sacrificing quality!

2 - Pay structures for employees. This will help you to have a lot more control on the most expensive part of your business. Your employees will like their job a lot more too. Win - win!

3 - Marketing for decks & other resi work - I will also tell you what has worked really well for me and what has not. This will help you to spend money where it will work and not waste it on advertising that gets you nowhere. Ken Fenner will handle most of the marketing and sales info. I'm just going to talk briefly on this subject.

If you come to this meeting, you will learn about marketing that really works, cut your time & effort on every deck job by 50%, & learn how to make your employees happy to come to work every day while making them more productive. You will also learn how to have an exact calculation of what your employees are costing you on each job.

I guarentee that everyone who attends will benefit from this. BIG TIME!

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Well I’m signed up and have a room reserved for Friday night. I’m looking forward to meeting you guys and comparing notes.

I like to eat so hopefully we can grab a good steak dinner Friday night. I heard a wild rumor that Russ was buying if we go to Ruth's Chris ……….. ;)

LOL. My wife and I went to the Ruth's Chris......down in Cancun. We knew we were in the wrong place because we were the only ones with a colored braclet on our wrist. $150 bucks later, I was calculating their profit margin in my head. :)

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