SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Welcomes Susan Ratliff, Author, Speaker
Award-winning Entrepreneur, Trade Show Expert
WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting
WHEN: Wed NOV 20th 5:30 pm – See PayPal info below*
WHERE: Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
WHY: Mission: The Scottsdale Society of Women Writers gives members access to events of interest, a format for exchanging ideas, an opportunity to network with other women writers and authors, an alliance with professionals relating to writing, publishing, and marketing of books, and camaraderie and support.
SPEAKER – Susan Ratliff author, speaker, award-winning entrepreneur Known in the trade show industry as The Exhibit Expert, Susan has unique insight into how to generate leads and maximize profits from a booth.
Susan has written five books filled with exhibit marketing strategies, sales techniques and design concepts interspersed with her personal experiences from show floors around the country. Here most popular book titles are Exhibit Like an Expert and How to Be a Weekend Entrepreneur. Her articles on trade show marketing, attracting free publicity and networking have been published in numerous local and national magazines, newspapers and industry publications.
Thirty years ago she started her career in the trade show trenches selling personalized children’s books at craft fairs and family expos. She’s produced sports related consumer shows and women’s business conferences.
In addition to being a published author, Susan is an engaging speaker and an award-winning entrepreneur that founded the reputable trade show display company, Exhibit Experts, where for 16 years she helped thousands of businesses polish their presence and produce profits at trade shows and consumer expos.
Susan will talk about how she unexpectantly became a published author and will share useful tips on how to maximize your profits, professionalism and presence when selling your books from a tabletop display.
Susan Ratliff The Exhibit Expert Speaker, Author, Tradeshow Consultant, Event Producer Susan Ratliff Presents 602-828-1177 Susan@susanratliff.com www.susanratliffpresents.com
RSVP before NOON the Friday morning before the meeting The Starfire Golf Club needs to order food a week in advance, and must receive a guaranteed number at that time, the confirmed deadline for an RSVP! Thank you for appreciating our contract with the Starfire Golf Club.
*Please PAY IN ADVANCE with PAYPAL on this website only – see home page www.brooksgoldmannpublishing.com NOTE upper right corner for the link. Please fill out the form and pay with your credit card before NOON the FRIDAY before the meeting! Meeting information on the left of the main page. Thank you!
PRICING: $30 for members and guests. We no longer take checks or cash at the door, except for payment of Annual Dues. Thank you for moving forward with SSWW.
CHECK-IN: Please check-in between 5:15 and 5:45 pm. The buffet is available by 5:45 Themeeting starts promptly at 6:00.
All those attending the meeting must pay for the dinner/room/speaker. The cost is noted above. Pick up your name badge at the front table and ENJOY a wonderful night!
Guests pick up a membership signup sheet too.
AGENDA: The agendas will be on the dinner table with a lot of wonderful announcements for you, including the schedule of upcoming meeting speakers. Remember, the announcements are reviewed at 6:00 with dinner. The member introductions follow at 30 seconds each.
DIRECTIONS: From the 101 Freeway, exit Shea Blvd and go West to Hayden Road and then North a quarter mile, the club is on the West side (Left) of the street. From the South, cross Shea Blvd going north on Hayden Road, again, it is on the West side (Left) of the street. 11500 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale.
Goals of the Group
- Value all the professional women writers seeking to share their expertise
- Honor all genres and all forms of professional writing
- Attend monthly meetings to move the group and its members forward
- Learn and share in the experiences of monthly professional speakers
- Grow the group to a membership of active and contributing women
- Encourage participation by members as mentors, and volunteers
- Support and challenge each other to always be writing
- Help members to stretch as writers and reach lofty personal goals
- Have fun, meet trustworthy women writers, share dreams