Sonoma County: News and Notes

I am proud to announce a Webinar for June 26th at 9AM. This webinar is titled "Marketing in the Digital Age" and is for those who want to have some practical understanding of how to use all the new tools that are available to us via the Internet. I saw an episode of Hotel Impossible recently that led me to offer this event. I saw a conversation with an Internet Marketing consultant spoke actual sentences that were complete and without error. These sentences were responses to simple questions and provided no actual information. So, I decided to build folks a "decoder ring" and answers in real English. Now this will be Marketing English so might still offend some, but English nonetheless. I also want to let folks know about an upcoming Block Party in Skyhawk that is being sponsored by Skyhawk Living Magazine. This event will be held on Saturday June 7th from 2 - 6 pm at Skyhawk Playground Park at Mountain Hawk & San Ramon. If you are in the area, it will be worth checking out. There will be fun, games and a wonderful business coach providing food from Chef Chris. Stop by and say hi!

Last week was full of mixers and there was a big one at Sally Tomatoes in Rohnert Park. There were 8 Sonoma County Chambers in attendance and it looked to be well over 100 people. There were two announcements from Sally Tomatoes and Sonoma Mountain Village at the event. The first is that there will be a 3000 seat outdoor amphitheater put in for concerts, comedy and the like. There will be many opportunities to sponsor events, so keep that in mind as you think about marketing for the rest of the year. There is also a new venue for sales called "Sonoma Mountain Marketplace". This will be located at Sonoma Mountain Village and starting in August will be having at least 150 booths to peddle wares. I will stop down after it opens and give folks feedback on the venue. If you are thinking about a booth, the venue claims that the first month will be free! The best part of all is that Sonoma Mountain Marketplace is partnering with Crossing the Jordan Foundation. That means you can help others while you shop and sell. A win-win all around.

We are heading into the doldrums of summer. As we do, things often get slow for Sale Folks as many of their customers are on vacation. This is a great time to talk about Sale Training. If you find a need for a 1/2 Day or Full Day workshop, then just contact me. If individual performance is the concern, then I have a great solution. This is a 4 week "Diagnostic and Mentoring" Program. We start with a Sales Skills Insight Assessment. Then I work with the Sales Person to review the Assessment and coach them on how to improve on their top 3 areas. This is a great package for anyone and now is a great time! Jim Sackman Focal Point Business Coaching http://www.jimsackman.focalpointcoaching.com/ Change Your Business - Change Your Life! Business Coaching, Sales Training, Web Marketing, Behavioral Assessments, Financial Analysis