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This page gets regular updates regarding WINE WOMEN news. Please bookmark it for future reference. Let’s cut to the chase…

July 2017

Members Only Offer

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Success Strategies | Napa and Sonoma, CA

Winery Hospitality Sales Training

Get 10% OFF tuition for the Winery Hospitality Sales Training workshop In addition, get another $20 OFF when reserving space before August 1st for the September class. Attendees learn to build memorable client experiences and improve the bottom line with every visitor. Participants of this full-day workshop learn how to maximize the revenue potential of each tasting room visitor while making new friends with them. Applying the structured techniques of relationship sales skills taught through our class demonstrations, discussion, role-playing, and team building exercises leads to greater customer satisfaction and sales. Choose from three upcoming classes: July 25 (Napa), August 1 (Sonoma), September 20 (Santa Rosa). View/Download flyer. Class includes lunch. | Call 775.530.6119 or email Lynda@SuccessStrategiesInc.com to reserve your space. Learn more at http://successstrategiesinc.com/.

“I am happy to report that we doubled our wine club sign up goal after the workshop. We are off to a great start!”
—Nicole Pattalochi, Director of Hospitality, Archery Summit Winery

“Your workshop was an unqualified success…sales and wine club conversion are high. If only we we had done it sooner! Thanks for teaching us that facts tell, stories sell.”
—John Morris, Tasting Room Manager, Tablas Creek Vineyard

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Executive Speaking Experience

Receive $200 off the Executive Speaking Experience course tuition The two-day Executive Speaking Experience workshop runs from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM each day with a maximum of SIX participants are enrolled in each class. This discount is available on 2017 classes in Napa (dates below). Participants gain skills in dealing with anxiety, reading your audience, thinking on your feet, preparing for different audiences, developing poise and presence, gaining confidence in your own personal style, getting audience connection, real-time response and buy-in, handling confrontational issues and and responding to Q & A with authority. Workshop Takeaways include videotaping in ten different skill building exercises, generous, personal coaching from the instructor, practical feedback from peers, a workbook binder with tips and techniques on presentation and communication skills, written evaluations on workshop presentations and the hard cover book The Executive Persuader by Lynda Paulson.

“Lynda empowers people to express themselves in ways they didn’t know they were capable, creating confident, persuasive speakers. Her approach too is clear and direct, and her advice and recommendations extended with sensitivity and spot on accuracy. I sent my first team through Lynda’s Speaker’s Training more than ten years ago, my most recent team in early 2016. Lynda has only gotten better. Time spent in Lynda’s workshops pays dividends for years.” — Greg Ralston, General Manager of Wine Creek LLC.

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ABOUT LYNDA PAULSON

Lynda PaulsonAn executive speech coach for over thirty years, Lynda Paulson is renowned for teaching public speaking and communication skills to professionals from over 400 wineries and businesses in the U.S. and Europe. Her coaching techniques have been crafted over decades working with local clients such as the Cakebreads, the Mondavis, the Trincheros, the Martinis, the Wentes and management teams at more than 400 local companies. She has also taught public speaking at AT&T, American Express, Disney Corporation, Kodak, ING, IBM and many more throughout California, Oregon, Washington, New York, Canada and Europe.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

2017 “Executive Speaking Experience” workshops will be held next in late September. Call 775.530.6119 or email Lynda@SuccessStrategiesInc.com to reserve your space or ask about new workshops being added, or to plan a private session. Learn more or enroll at http://successstrategiesinc.com/.

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On July 17th, KSVY features a WINE WOMEN segment on “The Morning Show.” This month features Marcia Macomber, Wine Women Marketing Director, at 8:40am. TUNE IN to 91.3 FM or online at KSVY.org (to stream the show live) or listen in to the App on your phone, “KSVY Radio.”

June 2017

May 2017

  • Our Listen, Lunch & Learn lecture series launches with guest speaker Adam Ivor on “How to Use Mobile Technology in Today’s Global Wine Business.”
  • A new blog series launches: Closing the Discrimination and Gender Pay Gap
  • Both the Winemaking Forum and Winery GM Forum meet.
  • Our newest HR Forum meets.

April 2017

  • Women’s Equal Pay Day-Spring Meeting will be held April 4th at Napa Valley College’s Performing Arts Center.
  • The Founding HR Forum meets.
  • Our new Finance Forum launches in Napa Valley.

January 2017

  • The Marketing Forum meets at St. Francis Winery & Vineyards on 1/10 to hear from Maria Hunt and Tom Wark.
  • The Winemakers Forum will meet at Chimney Rock Winery to hear from Jackie Egidio on winery finance.
  • The Human Resources II Forum pairs up with the Founding HR Forum on 1/25 at Buena Vista Winery for a joint meeting.
  • Our new Winery Executive GM Forum launches Jan. 18th at Three Sticks at the Adobe in Sonoma.
  • Save the date – Feb. 8th at Gloria Ferrer. Stay tuned for exciting news about this business event!

December 2016

  • The Marketing Forum meets at Ledson Estate Winery in Kenwood to hear from Ashley Nicole Teplin on marketing trends predictions for 2017.
  • The Founding Human Resources Forum hold their final meeting of 2016.
  • The Board of Directors is busy planning fabulous new events for 2017! Stay tuned to learn more…

November 2016

  • The Marketing Forum meets at Fairwinds Estate Winery to hear from Susan DeMatei on content marketing.
  • The Finance Forum’s second meeting kicks off at Three Sticks Winery @The Adobe early November.
  • And the Winemakers’ Forum kicks off November in Sonoma, open to winemakers, assistants and associates as well as enologists.
  • This month Wine Competitions offers members 20% off entry fees to the Grand Harvest Challenge. See our Spotlight Tab (to your right) for more information.

October 2016

  • Two Marketing Forum meetings occurred on September 27th with guest speaker Charlotte Chipperfield, and on October 4th, with guest speaker Paul Mabray.
  • The new (and second) Human Resources forum launches later this month on the 26th at Ram’s Gate Winery.
  • The Marketing Forum meets at Fairwinds Estate Winery to hear from Susan DeMatei on content marketing.
  • The Finance Forum’s second meeting kicks off at Three Sticks Winery @The Adobe early November.
  • And the Winemakers’ Forum kicks off early November in Sonoma, open to winemakers, assistants and associates as well as enologists.
  • This month Wine Competitions offers members 20% off entry fees to the Grand Harvest Challenge. See our Spotlight Tab (to your right) for more information.

September 2016

  • We just held “How to Succeed in the Wine Business,” on September 13th at Raymond Vineyards, with more than 70 attendees. This event introduced our organization to many new to WINE WOMEN.
  • Our Finance Forum launched earlier this month at WALT Wines in Sonoma.
  • Our second Marketing Forum meeting is on September 27th, with a second meeting following on October 4th.
  • New members-only discounts continue to be added to the line up. Check the list below, or our Spotlight Tab for more information.[/li]

    August 2016

    • We just held “A Wine Women Welcome,” on August 3rd at Gloria Ferrer, with nearly 50 attendees. This event introduced our organization to many new to WINE WOMEN.
    • In the planning stages for September: The launch of the Finance Forum on September 8th at WALT in Sonoma; “How to Get In Succeed In the Wine Business (without really trying)!” at Raymond Vineyards in St. Helena on September 13th; and our second Marketing Forum meeting on September 28th.
    • New members-only discounts continue to be added to the line up. Check the list below, or our Spotlight Tab (to your right) for more information.

    July 2016

    • Busy month! We launched the Marketing Forum on July 19th at Ram’s Gate Winery in Sonoma. Stay tuned for a post-event report!
    • We planned “A Wine Women Welcome,” scheduled for August 3rd at Gloria Ferrer. This is our first major event offered to both members and non-members alike.
    • New members-only discounts continue to be added to the line up. Check the list below, or our Spotlight Tab (to your right) for more information.

    June 2016

    • WINE WOMEN officially launches with a celebratory welcome dinner, sponsored by our events partner, Boisset Collection, at DeLoach Vineyards in Santa Rosa, on June 21st, in partnership with the International Women’s Wine Competition (with whom we’ll be sharing the festivities at DeLoach as they celebrate completion of primary judging).
    • NEW! Members can still enter the competition AND members only get more than 20% OFF the regular entry fee per wine, now only $50/entry. Mention your WINE WOMEN membership, no promo code required. Learn more.
    • Not yet a member? You can become a member AND buy a ticket for our inaugerelle dinner at the same time!  Learn more.
    • Found a few webpages here a bit on the empty side? What grand opening doesn’t have its ups and downs? We’re working to finish the missing pieces as quickly as possible–including our member portal and directory. Thank you for your patience!
    • Want to learn more about the organization and our launch event? We’ll be featured on KSVY’s “In the Vine Country,” Tuesday, June 14th, 3-5pm, on KSVY.org or 91.3 FM. (Stream it live on your phone or desktop using the KSVY Radio app!)
    • Member Forums have been meeting regularly for a few months. Contact Forums Director, Jackie Egidio, to learn more.
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