August 8, 2017

DEA Meeting: The 7 Keys to Successful Networking

DEA Meeting: The 7 Keys to Successful Networking

Barbara Scribner introduced Mike Mirau, who strives to empower and inspire business leaders to achieve the greatness that lies within themselves and their organizations and to ultimately fulfill their purpose with passion and excellence!  He works with large corporations and small business, both nationally and internationally.

Mike Mirau asked, “What is Networking?”  It is part of your overall marketing strategy, based on the question “How can I help?” and not “What can I get?”  Mike defines networking as the art of building relationships for the purpose of doing business or gaining introduction to potential clients or strategic partners.

Successful networking is when you (1) are getting a sufficient number of warm introductions (referrals) to the people who are your target prospects; (2) develop strategic relationships (synergies) with 4-5 key partners who can introduce you to their client base; (3) develop relationships with people you trust, so that you can refer to your clients; (4) are giving more referrals than you receive (givers gain).

The 7 Keys to Successful Networking

 Recognize networking is a lifestyle not a breakfast. Be a connector.  Look for opportunities to add value to every relationship …

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Next Week's DEA Meeting!

Come with great questions...and answers!

Another great time to bring prospective members!


President Barbara Scribner welcomed everyone to meeting #4,585 of the DEA, celebrating 82 years!

Results reported to date for 2017 are $662,016 and Money Spent is $469,956!

Thanks to Edgar Esparza, A-Star Heating & Air, for a great program last week and A-Star Plumbing and Heating & Air for a great open house!


Good News!

Mark McDaniel, Remarkable Affairs Catering: Mark's Bucket List 2015 included traveling for work.  Next Wednesday, he and Leslie will be traveling to Napa to prepare dinner on an expense-paid trip!

Maude Cejudo was out last week for her sister's hip surgery, which went well!


30-Second Commercials!

Rich Parker, Sewell Cadillac: Rich can sell you any Cadillac, GMC or Buick, but he can also sell any pre-owned car from any of their 16 stores!  "How about this car?"  Rich has the experience and he can help you!


David Ballard, Onin Staffing, introduced to our guest today:

Joey Arispe, Paper City Press, guest of Staci Mirau, Remarkable Looks Salon!


5 Open Categories to focus on:

~ Restaurant

~ Printer

~ Car Repair

~ Chiropractor

~ Funeral Home

Feel free to bring guests from other open categories, but let's focus on filling these!


Membership Promotion:  Receive $100 cash if you sponsor a new member!

What is better than cash?  Cash and a great friend or business associate!  Invite those you know to come check out the DEA!  If they become a new member, you will receive $100 cash!


 2nd Annual Fall Outing at Topgolf!

October 3rd, 6-8pm

~ in lieu of the morning meeting that day ~


Happy Birthday wishes to:

Cynthia Oliver

(Preferred Business Solutions)

August 11th


Board Report

Lauren Grammer, Topgolf, presented the Board Report for the week of August 1, 2017, which advised there was a total of 33 present with no guests recording:

• 21 “A” leads

• 24 “B” leads

• 38 “C” leads  

• 16 leads received

• $15,805 results

• $11,512 spent with members 

The Big Result Getter was ProActive Leadership Group.  The Big Spender was ProActive Leadership Group.  The Big "A" Lead giver: CNC Home Care. The Big "B" Lead giver: Dr. Janell Kenny. The Big "C" Lead giver: ProActive Leadership Group



• The $31.00 raffle drawing was won by Keith Horniman, Pilot's Building Maintenance!


• August 9, Board Meeting

• August 15, Ask The Pro's

• August 22, Complete Mailing Partners

• August 24, Complete Mailing Partners Open House

• August 29, Halo Branded Solutions


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Dallas, Texas 75252
Telephone: 214-528-1082

Celebrating Our 82nd Anniversary 1935 - 2017