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Learning Immersion for Entrepreneurs (L.I.F.E.) - Forget Selling!

When: November 5, Fri, 9am-4:30pm
Where: Johns Hopkins University
1717 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC
Cost in advance: $200 members, $250 guests
Cost at the door: $250 members, $300 guests

L.I.F.E.  is back by popular demand, this time helping you master Sales!  L.I.F.E. is an experiential day-long learning event designed to give entrepreneurs the essential skills, tools and connections to succeed. Each workshop is focused on helping you develop your own effective sales style and expertise.

Feedback from former L.I.F.E. participants & Sponsors

“Thank you for putting together such a terrific day of networking and extremely informative workshops at L.I.F.E.!  As a sponsor for the event, I couldn't have been more proud to be a part of this exceptional group of entrepreneurs. It was a wonderful beginning to what I know will be a very fruitful relationship! I love being part of YES!Circle!”   
- Beth Daisey,  HQ Global Workplaces , May '04 L.I.F.E. Sponsor

"L.I.F.E. was such a wonderful experience! It contained lots of valuable information and the opportunity to meet great new contacts! Although my company has been in business for years, I have found YES!Circle and special events such as L.I.F.E. invaluable!"
- Vicki Williamson, Principal, Carter Cosgrove + Company

Design:    Two experiential workshops integrating essential components of sales psychology, skills and tactics; Interactive luncheon to facilitate active networking; Specially designated space dedicated to ongoing networking, exhibits and breaks.    


  • Members:              $200 by Nov. 1,  $250 after Nov. 1 
  • Non-members:        $250 by Nov. 1  $300 after Nov. 1 
  • Exhibition Space:  $75 members, $150 non-members
  • Scholarships:    Available to start-up and non-profit participants.  Email for more information about this opportunity.

* Join YES!Circle as a member (or renew your membership) for only $100 with registration and receive reduced admission to L.I.F.E. 
* Former L.I.F.E. participants receive an additional $25 appreciation discount

Admission Includes:

  • Two interactive workshops
  • Breakfast, networking luncheon, and snacks throughout the day
  • “Toolkit” notebook filled with workshop materials, follow-up steps & participant contact list.
  • Priceless learning, connection and peer support!

Experiential Learning Sessions:

Forget Selling: Principles of Instant Influence for Powerful Persuasion

Uncomfortable with sales?  Learn the psychology behind the process.  What really motivates customers to buy? Why have you been avoiding those sales calls?  Discover how you can master the sales process based on your skills, talents and personal style!

Eddie Raether  is an internationally recognized authority on brain-based performance and “breakthrough thinking for business breakthroughs.” She is a behavioral science expert with expertise in emotional intelligence, innovation, and influence. Her revolutionary concepts engage whole-brain thinking for personal and organizational effectiveness and change. As a keynote speaker Edie has addressed over 3,000 professional associations and Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, General Motors, JC Penney, S.C. Johnson, Oscar Mayer, and the Marriott. Edie is the author of several books, including Why Cats Don’t Bark and the forthcoming Forget Selling: 12 Principles of Instant Influence for Powerful Persuasion.  She has also co-authored several inspirational and business anthologies with Zig Ziglar, Tom Hopkins, Jim Rohn, and Mark Victor Hansen; shared the platform with Tom Brokaw, Patch Adams, and Bob Hope; and been   a talk show host with ABC. Visit Edie’s website for more information about her amazing work. 

Effective Sales Strategies & Tactics

Now that you know what motivates you to sell and your customers to buy, learn the sales strategies and tactics that will help you transform a prospect into your customer.    

Jack Hauber  is the sales training expert at the world-renowned Sandler Training Institute.  He has over 25 years of sales, management and training experience with both products and services.  As a sales trainer and coach, Jack has assisted a wide range of individuals and companies including business owners, sales people, technical professionals and managers in industries ranging from engineering to consulting. The focus of the Sandler System is to help clients excel in sales by changing their behavior through interactive training and reinforcement with real-life problems faced by participants.  Prior to his career at Sandler, Jack spent 15 years at General Electric working in sales and management and at Software AG as the Director of Training Services.  Jack attributes his success to his absolute commitment to clients’ personal and professional success.  For more information about Sandler, visit

This event is generously sponsored and supported by:
Washington Business JournalThe American Small Business Coalition

Please   contact us  to learn about additional sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.

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