August 7, 2018

DEA Meeting: Peopleistic - Unknown Public Speaking Skills!

Unknown Public Speaking Skills!

Gary de Rodriguez with Peopleistic shared with us about Unknown Public Speaking Skills!  A lot of times when people present, they think they have to be like someone else: charismatic or funny.  Frankly, you need to be solidly, authentically you, with some skills!  Gary trains speakers to make millions of dollars with their mouths.  He shared a technique to frame your talks into several categories that meet the four learning styles of everyone in an audience.  When you do that, you capture the entire room!  If you can present, you can make money!  If you can influence, you can make money!

Gary has a 3-day intensive training workshop and he is going to give us snapshots of that information over 3 meetings:  today, the 4Mat System; September 11th, the Structure of Charisma; and October 30th, How to Use Body Language Effectively!

Communication is 7% words, 38% tone of voice, and 55% physiology.  The power of your presentation is not in what you say, it is how you literally align your voice tonality.  You can give an embedded command by how you punctuate and emphasize points you want to make by curling down on your voice.  If you curl up your voice you have more approach-ability.  You can use your voice like an instrument to accentuate the bullet points you want to make and install it as a command.

Dr. David Kolb developed the 4Mat System, which identifies 4 distinct learning styles.  Peopleistic has integrated that model into their training and it gives an excellent way to format presentations for everyone in the room!  When Gary gives a presentation, he does somewhat of a story board:  Small What --> Why --> Big What --> How --> What If.

You want to begin your presentation with your "Small What" which gives big picture people the bottom line before you really begin so they can decide....  

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DEA Meeting: Ask A Pro

Next DEA Meeting: Ask the Pros

Denise Koval will be in charge as we have the opportunity to "Ask the Pros"!  This is always one of our favorite programs; be there with your great questions and answers!


President Jennifer Blakeney welcomed everyone to meeting #4,627 of the DEA, celebrating 83 years!

Results reported to date for 2018 are $620,358 and Money Spent is $461,197!

Thanks to Darryl Galen, d.galen graphics, for a great presentation and a fun and delicious Open House last week!


Good News Stories!

Brian Eltis, Complete Supply: his youngest daughter is getting ready to deliver her 5th child today!  Brian was wearing pink, hoping for a girl!

Erika Herman, Cornerstone Chem-Dry:  they are excited to begin a new project: investing in a new restoration company in Colorado, doing work from mold to fire to complete build-backs.  They will will begin some intensive training next week!


30-Second Commercials!

Michelle Spangler, Infused Vinegars and Oils:  tomorrow is their 1-year anniversary since purchasing the store!  All gift items will be 30% off starting tomorrow, through the weekend.


Happy Birthday to:

Teresa Cave (Take Time to Travel), August 7th

Cynthia Oliver (Preferred Business Solutions), August 11th


Congratulations to those celebrating their DEA Anniversaries in August:

• Dr. Paul Chafetz - 6 years!

• Complete Supply - 14 years!

• Dr. Janell Kenny - 45 years!


Interested in a desk?

Or, a conference room table and chairs?

Yes, the DEA has some furniture we purchased for our former office space and we need to get it out of that space.  It is near LBJ and Hillcrest.  If you are interested, please let Dianna know.  There are a few more pictures she can send and we can arrange for you to see it, if you would like.

The desk is a 72" desk, 42" bridge, 65 or 66" return and hutch with doors. It includes 2 pedestals which are both box, box, file.  Yes, we got the precise terms from Cynthia Oliver!  They are a walnut laminate.  (Office chair not included). The conference room table is 14' x 4', is in two, u-shaped pieces and has about 16 chairs.  These measurements are approximate, but should be very close.

We would appreciate some money for the furniture, if possible, but you would need to arrange moving it out.


August Book Club:  Valley of Genius

For August, our book will be:  Valley of Genius:  The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley.  We will meet to discuss the book on August 13th at 6:30 pm at Dr. Paul's home.  Even if you're just getting the book, peruse it and come join the discussion; it will be fun!


B2B Group

Our next meeting of the B2B Group will be August 14 at Atomic Design and Consulting, 8105 Rasor Blvd., Plano, from noon - 1pm.


Wine Tasting!

Join us for a great evening of fun, networking, and wine, September 6th from 6-9 pm at Times 10 Cellars in Lakewood.  We will be tasting 4 of their wines and choose a glass of wine.  After the wine tasting is done, Ron will bring in some really great pizza from a nearby restaurant, and a cash bar will remain open.

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Board Report

Dr. Paul Chafetz presented the Board report.  Attendance at our last meeting was 33 present with 3 guests.  6 one-on-one's were reported.  Members reported giving a total of 22 A leads, 24 B leads, 32 C leads and receiving 24 leads.

Big "A" Lead giver:  Dr. Janell Kenny 
Big "B" Lead giver:  Dr. Janell Kenny

Members reported receiving $16,215 from DEA leads, and the Big Results-getter was Dr. Janell Kenny.  Members reported spending $15,695 with fellow DEA members, and the Big Spender was Dr. Janell Kenny.



The $36.00 raffle drawing was won by Mike Moore, Moore Insurance Agency!


• August 8, Board Meeting, 5:30pm

• August 13, Book Club, 6:30pm

• August 14, Ask A Pro

• August 14, B2B group at Atomic Design & Consulting, Noon

• August 21, Supreme Lending

• August 28, Dr. Paul Chafetz


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Celebrating Our 83rd Anniversary 1935 - 2018