It was fast and fun. Beat the Clock was the theme of the third annual Speed Networking event held at Doc Holliday’s in May. Members and guests had just a few minutes to sell their product or services to each other as they moved around the club, guided by announcer Carmen Gutierrez. Participants were challenged to be the BEST MARKETERS by making eye contact, using positive body language, using their name in the sales pitch, wearing their brand or logo, being knowledgeable about their product or service, to listen politely without interrupting, standing up straight to project confidence, managing their food and drinks, smiling, and most importantly, to work on building relationships.
At the end of the day, make that impression today that will have this person contact you tomorrow. Music by DJ Sergio Diaz played fun tunes that helped set a relaxed atmosphere as participants were stopped periodically to dance their stress away. Wonderful fajitas and tacos al pastor were served at the beginning of the event to make sure “hunger’ would not be a distraction. Judges awarded Best Individual Marketer to Elida Chavira of Speedy Cash (our 2014 Winner) and Best Group Marketing to Gilbert Mercado and Money Concepts staff. The participants themselves also chose Elida Chavira of Speedy Cash as the Best Marketer. If you have not met this dynamic young lady, you must stop by Speedy Cash on Veterans Blvd (across from the Civic Center) to find out more about her successful marketing skills. We had an abundance of door prizes which included wine, overnight stay at Holiday Inn in Eagle Pass, $250.00 Business radio promotion from MBM Radio, and a wide variety of promotional products from our members – Gracias!
In a very special way, we also thank our sponsors for making this event possible: West Central Net, Pacheco Worldwide Automotive, Money Concepts, DJ Sergio Diaz, Brown Nissan and Doc Holliday’s. Thank you to Dave Galindo of Del Rio Buzz for the wonderful photos you can download from www.delriobuzz.com.