SOURCE: Women in Consulting

Women in Consulting

June 27, 2011 09:00 ET

Women in Consulting (WIC) Announces Third Quarter 2011 Events

Organization Also Prepares for Its 10th Annual Best Practices and Annual Compensation Survey

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 27, 2011) - Women in Consulting (WIC), a collaborative community of professional consultants and small business owners, today announced its third quarter 2011 programs available for members and nonmembers alike, including webinars, in-person events, and half-day workshops.

Events slated for the third quarter include:

  • July 6, 11:00am - 12:00pm:"Drafting Consulting Contracts to Get You Paid," presented by Jonathan J. Sweet, Esq., author of Sweet on Construction Industry Contracts and Avoiding or Minimizing Construction Litigation (Webinar)
  • July 6, 6:30pm - 8:30pm:"Uncovering Coverage: What Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know About Insurance," presented by Erik Holland, Fidelity Insurance Service and Leslie Ellis, Ellis Insurance Services (North Bay/Marin Satellite Meeting, The Club at McInnis, San Rafael)
  • July 13, 11:30am - 1:30pm:"Body Language: Your Body Speaks Louder than Your Words," presented by Karen Harvey (East Bay Satellite Meeting, Walnut Creek)
  • July 21, 6:00pm - 8:30pm:"A Consultant's Guide to Social Media: A Panel Discussion," presented by Avery Horzewski, Jen Berkley Jackson, Rachel Melia, and Melissa Stacey, and moderated by Angel Rampy. SPECIAL PROMOTION: Everyone attends at the $40 member price -- advance purchase required (General Monthly Meeting, Michael's at Shoreline, Mountain View)
  • July 27, 5:30pm - 7:30pm: "Distraction Proof Your Business: Overcome Distraction, Maintain Focus, Maximize Results," presented by Olympic medalist Paul Kingsman (San Francisco Satellite Meeting, King George Hotel, San Francisco)
  • August 3, 11:00am - 12:00pm:"Top 10 Techniques for Business Writing that Rocks!" presented by Lynda McDaniel, founder and director of the Association for Creative Business Writing (Webinar)
  • August 8, 11:30am - 1:00pm: Luncheon Meeting (South Bay Satellite Meeting, Los Gatos Lodge, Los Gatos)
  • August 10, 11:30am - 1:30pm:"Promoting Your Business Through Public Presence," presented by Lee Glickstein (East Bay Satellite Meeting, Pyramid Alehouse, Walnut Creek)
  • August 18, 6:00pm - 8:30pm:"The Art of the Deal" presented by Kate Purmal (General Monthly Meeting, Quadrus Conference, Menlo Park)
  • August 24, 5:30pm - 7:30pm: Networking Meeting (San Francisco Satellite Meeting, King George Hotel, San Francisco)
  • September 6, 12:00pm - 1:30pm: Networking Luncheon (Peninsula Satellite Meeting, Divino Restaurant, Belmont)
  • September 7, 11:00am - 12:00pm:"The Business Model of Being Yourself," presented by Aaron Ross, founder of PebbleStorm and author of CEOFlow: Turn Your Employees Into Mini-CEOs (Webinar)
  • September 7, 6:30pm - 8:30pm:"How to Leverage LinkedIn's Soaring Growth for Your Success," presented by Celeste Bishop, Bishop Marketing Resources (North Bay/Marin Satellite Meeting, The Club at McInnis, San Rafael)
  • September 12, 11:30am - 1:00pm: Networking Luncheon (South Bay Satellite Meeting, Los Gatos Lodge, Los Gatos)
  • September 14, 11:30am - 1:30pm: "Money Breakthrough Secrets -- How to Stop Getting What You're Getting AND Start Getting What You Want," presented by Shannon Presson (East Bay Satellite Meeting, Pyramid Alehouse, Walnut Creek)
  • September 15, 6:00pm - 8:30pm:"How to Double Your Business in 30 Days or Sooner: Utilize Leading Edge Neuro-Linguistic Programming," presented by Mike Aguilera a Master practitioner on Neuro-Linguistic Programming (General Monthly Meeting, Michael's at Shoreline, Mountain View)
  • September 20, 8:00am - 12:00pm: "Value-Based Pricing for Proposals," presented by Linda Popky, president, Leverage2Market Associates, and past president of WIC (Workshop, Michael's at Shoreline, Mountain View)
  • September 28, 5:30pm - 7:30pm: "Thriving in the Changing Culture of Doing Business," presented by Nina Price (San Francisco Satellite Meeting, King George Hotel, San Francisco)

In addition to networking and educational events, WIC will also launch its 10th Annual Best Practices and Compensation Survey on Tuesday, August 16. The survey -- open to WIC members and nonmembers alike -- will run through September 9, with the findings presented at WIC's October general meeting at Quadrus in Menlo Park.

Consultants of all levels and across all industries and specialties are encouraged to participate. The highly anticipated results are made available to everyone who completes the survey. Instructions and a link to the survey will be available August 16 on the WIC blog and website.

"We're particularly excited about this year's survey," said Jen Berkley Jackson, WIC's vice president of operations and the survey's chief architect. "In addition to the deep insights into compensation and best practices for running a successful consulting business, we're including a special 10-year overall trend section in honor of the survey's 10th anniversary."

For a complete list of upcoming WIC networking opportunities, meetings, workshops, webinars, and other events, visit the WIC website.

About WIC
Women in Consulting (WIC) is a vibrant, diverse, and powerful community of consultants and small business owners working to build strong businesses. Founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998, WIC provides its 400+ members a forum to connect and share with like-minded professionals. Established as a nonprofit, collaborative community to foster successful businesses for its members, WIC sponsors programs and activities to help members network, improve their skills, and thrive even in a tumultuous economic climate, and also provides consulting leadership and support to the community at large.

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