Next Meeting - November 17, 2004

Are you looking for new clients or better clients?  Come to our November meeting when Marketing Consultant Maria Piscopo  will give you ...

Image"Sales Strategies for Success"

This meeting will show you how to:
       *Research your target markets 
       *Identify prospective clients
       *Approach these people
       *Get appointments
       *Present your work
       *Plan effective follow up
       *"Never be rejected"
That may sound like a tall order, but Maria delivers!  She has been rated one of the top speakers and a "must have back again" by the San Diego Chapter.
What:     MCAI-OC monthly meeting
When:    Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Time:     6:30 - 9:00 pm
Where:  Wild West Media
              17522 Von Karman 
              Irvine, CA
Cost:     Members - Free; Nonmembers - $10.00

Topic Description:

Are you looking for new clients or better clients?  How do you get appointments?  What factors do clients consider when hiring? How do you build referral business?  This
workshop will answer these - and other - questions you have about selling your services. Selling your creative services can be as simple as knowing where the work is and asking the right questions at the right time.  This workshop will show you how to research your
target markets and identify prospective clients.  Learn how to approach these people and get appointments.  You will also find out how to present your work and plan effective follow up and never be rejected.  This is for anyone at any level that needs to know how to be persistent (and not a pest) to get the work you want.


ImageMaria Piscopo ( started her business as a creative services consultant and art/photo agent for Stan Sholik Studio in 1978. Turner Communications produced her series of four videos on topics from her seminars and workshops and Maria has been a speaker at industry conferences since 1985. She teaches classes at Orange Coast CollegeandLaguna Collegeof Art & Design and has been a professional speaker with Dynamic Graphics Training since 1990. She writes magazine articles and columns for industry publications and her fifth book,Graphic Designer's and Illustrator's Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotionwas just published by Allworth Press. Maria is a member of OC Ad Club, Society of Photographers and Artist's Reps, past-president of the OC chapter of Women in Management and currently an active and enthusiastic volunteer for Costa-Mesa based Project Cuddle.