Leadership Skills Training Expert Debbra Sweet Speaks on Growing Business by Referrals

This Thursday, February 5th, Debbra Sweet will be one of the featured speakers at the upcoming BNI San Diego Event in recognition of International Networking Week 2015.

Yesterday kicked off the 2015 International Networking Week, filled with events taking place globally to recognize the impact that word of mouth networking (referrals) has had in the businessbusiness-card-exchange community.

Part of that global celebration includes a local event taking place Thursday, February 5th from 11:30 am until 5 pm at the Handlery Hotel in Mission Valley, hosted by BNI San Diego.

Debbra Sweet, a leadership expert, who specializes in change management in the areas of body, mind and business, was invited to speak on the topic of the ‘Growing Your Team” as part of the event.

Sweet has developed a reputation as a leader who not only teaches, trains, coaches and consults on the subjects of leadership, business, marketing, sales and wellness- but she is one whose peers confidently share “She lives it.”

Those who have been clients, students or attendees at any of Sweet’s events say: “There are people talk about doing things. Then are people who do. Debbra is a doer. What she says she’ll do, she delivers150%”.

Others declare: “She has the ability to engage you from the beginning with confidence and comfort. You know standing before you is someone who will lead and who truly cares about you, your success and your results”.

Sweet is has been a Director Consultant for the local BNI region for 10 years, and has been involved with this organization for close to 18. She is a Certified Trainer in Word of Mouth Marketing and will be delivering a workshop designed to teach attendees on how to effectively grow their networking team, contact sphere and client base through a strategic approach that leverages time and delivers results.

This is a day of interactive attendee participation workshops featuring the topics of:

• Embrace Quality
• Grow Your Team
• Seek Engagement

Dr. Ivan Misner, founder & BNI Chairman of Board will open the session via webcam. He will address “3+1 = Member Success”, and will be taking personal questions from the attendees.

A successful business owner of a few different companies, Debbra Sweet is located in San Diego County. She is also a best selling co-author of the New York Times Best Seller “Masters of Sales” and the lead author in the “Power of Leadership” book series

Sweet specializes in working with business owners and executives. At Sweet Marketing Solutions she helps them increase their profitability through planned, targeted, effective marketing. At Thrive Right Consulting, she works with individuals, companies and organizations to help them create a solid foundation to Thrive in body, mind and business.

If you have a simple or complex problem that requires high-level thinking, Debbra has the insights, skills, attention to details and resources to provide solid solutions.
She’s ready to dig deeply into a problem or situation, sorting through the variables and nuances. Then she takes the time needed to figure out a solution. When she presents solutions and options, it will be carefully considered and presented in a rich, dynamic way with substantial content.

For more information on Debbra Sweet go to: www.DebbraSweet.com

Jump Start Your 2012 Marketing: 90 Day Planning Workshop

This past year I have been doing more speaking and specialty training classes on the subjects of: wellness, marketing, leadership, sales and successful business.

By popular interest request, I am launching a new workshop for San Diego Business Owners and Entrepreneurs:

Plan for successJump Start Your 2012 Marketing: 90 Day Planning Workshop

It’s a ‘working shop’ wherein the attendees will walk out with a tactical marketing plan for the next 90 days. If you have heard a friend, associate, neighbor or buddy say things like “I need to really be smart about building my business this year”  or “I have to do something different to grow my business. What I’ve been doing isn’t working” – those are great people to invite to this class.

You might also hear:  “I want better marketing this year- but I am not sure what to do” or, ” I have all these ideas in my head that I want to do to market my business, but I don’t know where to start”… those are also great people to tell about this class.

There is a limited capacity to the amount of people I will accept in the class room.  Right now, seats are still available- but are filling up.

Here’s a link to share with them to read more and register:  http://small-business-marketing-1-27-12.eventbrite.com/

You can share with them that if they register by 11:30 PM on Wed the 25th and use the code:  FB , they’ll get early bird ticket pricing.

Thanks for sharing and here’s to making 2012 an amazing one!

Leadership Development Training Expert Debbra Sweet Speaks to No. County Women’s Networking Group

On July 13 2011 Debbra Sweet, founder of Sweet Marketing Solutions and Author in the Power of Leadership Book series, taught about the Power of Leadership in Business Networking to the North County Woman’s Networking Group.

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debbra-sweet-the-power-of-leadershipDebbra Sweet The Power of LeadershipPRLog (Press Release) – Aug 28, 2011 – The most influential women in women history did not succeed merely by themselves. They had a cohort of their fellow women peers to look to for help, support and inspiration. These historical figures are teachers to womankind, just as much as mothers are teachers to their children and teachers to the rest of the world through their sharing of knowledge, experience and wisdom.

Debbra Sweet, a leadership expert, who specializes in change management in the areas of marketing, business, leadership, and wellness was invited to speak at the North County Woman’s In Networking Group (NCWIN) on the topic of the ‘Power of Leadership In Business Networking’.

 

Sweet, a successful business owner of a few different companies located in San Diego County, is also an author and speaker in the areas of leadership, business, marketing, sales and wellness.   Sweet is getting booked often now to speak on the topic of Leadership in Business Networking.

Her years of teaching and building businesses by way of integrating word of mouth marketing and networking has positioned Sweet as a leader in this area. Her track record is strong as she has helped many businesses develop ROI in the millions with her knowledge, teaching and training on this subject.

When asked about the books concept, Debbra shares “This book is not about teaching how to be a leader. This is not about how to network. The concept is how to Be a leader When networking.”   She goes on to say “The world is a different place today. It’s not enough to just talk about leadership. You have to live it.  In business, a core commonality of people is to network, to build community.”

She continues: “Unfortunately, there are many people who come to networking situations with lack of knowledge that every thing they do has a direct result on whether they will, or will not, achieve the goals they set forth with their networking.  This book, along with the leadership training program my company has, opens up eyes and awareness that one must be a leader when networking.  This subject is hot on the ears of those who want better business, better results, better relationships- whether it is in the corporate world, mom and pop businesses, amongst college  peers or even at social events.”

The NCWIN, who brought Sweet into their luncheon event on the 13th of July, is a collaboration of prestigious businesswoman and entrepreneurs in San Diego North County. The NCWIN’s goal is to promote networking with the common focus: to aid one another in owning and developing successful businesses.

Sweet was invited to speak at the July luncheon and the attendee’s were riveted to the content she shared.  Sweet’s unique delivery engages the participants and grasps their attention.  “I speak to the participants and with the participants, not at them,” she explained.  Sweet’s positive disposition and upbeat personality left her audience craving more; more information, more knowledge, more Sweet!

The response Debbra received from the women at NCWIN was overwhelmingly positive and motivational. “The women were hungry for more and eager to share what they learned with their family and friends. Leaderships transcends past the business world and into all aspects of our lives,” Sweet informed.  

Sweet speaks at national and international conferences too.  Since her expertise is not exclusive to Leadership, she often will get asked to teach and train on other subjects as well.   What she does best is help people identify those areas they need to, and want to, grow in.  She then helps them research, plan, implement and navigate through the steps needed to achieve success.

“It is inspirational and invigorating to have an esteemed businesswoman, mentor and mother as a motivator and educator speaking to our members,” proclaimed one of the NCWIN board members.  “Sweet really does have the niche for public speaking.”

It is her professional and personal experiences that validate her reputation with these women. People are looking for someone they can look up to, aspire to, someone who is easy to talk to on a personal basis. That is exactly what Sweet does. She is relatable.  She is a people’s person. She is successful and is a great mentor of success.

Summary:

Leadership Training expert, Debbra Sweet,  is called “A People Mover”. She’s an agent of change. In life, business, marketing, sales, leadership, health & wellness.

A believer that change, on a larger scale, starts first with the individual Debbra Sweet is an advocate for the power and potential of human capital. She’s a living example of the unlimited creativity of mind, the resilience in the physical body and emotional spirit- and a supporter of systems for accountability that tie it all together. As an agent of change- her focus is single; to help others produce amazing results.

For more information about the Power of Leadership Book series or to book Debbra for an event, go to http://www.DebbraSweet.com
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Marketing Firm Sweet Marketing Solutions Develops Marketing Training Class for San Diego Roofers

One of the things I love to do is create and deliver amazing, interactive training classes. 

Hands On Training LearningHearing people talk is one thing. Being part of the learning process as a student is another.

This event was great to do.  Working on a specialized marketing strategies training day now just for the Women Entrepreneur.

Read the press release below and let me know: What would you like to learn at an event like this?

Debbra

Marketing Firm, Sweet Marketing Solutions, based in San Diego, developed and led a special Marketing Training Event on Sat. April 9, 2011 which focused on affordability and effective marketing for San Diego Roofers .

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PRLog (Press Release)Jun 06, 2011– Sweet Marketing Solutions was founded by Debbra Sweet. Sweet’s talent as a mentor and entrepreneur is rare and visionary.  Besides an author of several books including “The Power of Leadership Book Series”, and a co-author in the New York Times Best Seller “Masters of Sales” Sweet has created an easy-to-follow marketing training series “How To” just for Roofing Contractors. Marketing Made Easy for the Roofing Contractor.
 
Sweet is not only on the board of the SDRCA, (the San Diego Roofing Contractors Association)  she is an integral aspect to the ongoing education and success of roofers. “After attending Sweet Marketing Solutions Marketing Strategies training session I was able to take the tools Debbra taught and apply it to my marketing strategies. Immediately I got results.
Who knew that something as simple as changing your approach could score you top bid for a top account?!” enthused a SDRCA associate roofer.
 
Just this year on Saturday April 9th Debbra facilitated a marketing training event developed by her for the Southern California SDRCA members. This event was sponsored by Dry Force, a local water mitigation company.  The SDRCA provides on- going education and training to the roofing members. The roofers in the SDRCA are top tradesmen, educated and up-to-date on the new materials and methods of roofing.
 
It is opportunities like the marketing training taught by Sweet Marketing Solutions that help the roofers to ascend up their tradesman ladder.Sweet Marketing Solutions takes a unique approach when consulting their clients. First and foremost, it is their goal to educate their clients by teaching them about the marketing industry and the importance of effective marketing – including effective networking. “It is essential that the roofers understand the important of networking,” states Sweet.
 
“The goal of this training session with the SDRCA is to showcase the importance and benefits of working in alliance with Dry Force to gain business and to support the community”.The purpose of the training day was to help roofers to communicate more effectively with San Diego homeowners by showcasing the benefits of working with an association member when having maintenance and new roofs installed. Sweet, who specializes in effective marketing, works with contractors and tradesmen around the country.
 
 Her ongoing success in helping contractors and tradesmen to build and maintain a successful and lucrative business through affordable and effective marketing has earned her a reputation nationally recognized by marketing gurus.Many training sessions available for contractors these days are dull and diluted by rote dialect and PowerPoint’s. Instructors are spending hours talking at you rather than talking to you. Not Debbra. Her interactive teaching style brings her workshops to life by enticing contractors to dig under the surface and ask questions. Although time may be focused on the training agenda, none is wasted as Debbra makes the time to individually address each question.

Sweet recognizes the importance of building and fostering relationships for the success and progression of businesses in the same work force. Roofing and home water mitigation are two interrelated trades. Sweet recognized the natural relationship and set up this event with Dry Force and the SDRCA roofers. “They already co-function in the same industry, so why not help each other in building reputation, trust and credibility within a common community,” states Sweet.

Sweet’s main goal for the marketing training session was to help the SDRCA and Dry force recognize the importance in building strong relationships with one another and team up to accomplish their common goal to help the home owner receive top quality service the first . “It is great to know that we can confidently recommend Dry Force to our homeowners that contact us about flooding,” proclaimed an associate roofer post-training.

As a marketing firm  Sweet Marketing Solutions takes pride helping contractors to attain and improve affordable and effective marketing skills. This was not the first or last training session Debbra will facilitate for the SDRCA.  Debbra and the team at Sweet Marketing Solutions look forwards to providing more marketing training seminars.  

Just because you are not a roofing contractor does not mean you are excluded from the opportunity to enhance your marketing skills with Debbra Sweet. Sweet’s marketing knowledge is applicable to many industries and can be tailored to best benefit you and your company.

To learn more about Sweet Marketing Solutions and get a jump start on your business goals this summer visit: http://www.sweetmarketingsolutions.com

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“Experts in Niche Marketing Consultation and Small Business Marketing Ideas in San Diego, CA.”A division of Global Media Communications, we are a national integrated communications marketing advisory firm specializing in the development and implementation of business systems and niche marketing plans for service oriented companies.For more info see: http://www.SweetMarketingSolutions.com

Keynote Speaker Debbra Sweet is the Voice of Power of Leadership on the Brian Britt Radio Show

Tuesday February 8, 2011 The voice of Power of Leadership, founder of Sweet Marketing Solutions, keynote speaker and New York Times best selling author, Debbra Sweet hit San Diego’s airwaves on the Brian Britt radio show.

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PRLog (Press Release)Feb 13, 2011 – Debbra Sweet is no stranger behind a microphone. In fact, her years of experience as a music performance major, professional speaker and radio show host clearly comes through when she’s live on air speaking about subjects she is passionate about.  On Tuesday, February 8, 2011, Debbra joined San Diego radio show host Brian Britt, on his new show called More Than Just About the Money.

The Brian Britt Show: More than Just About the Money is a show whose promise to listeners is to enlighten, educate, and deliver high value content on wealth creation. One distinct aspect about this show is that it’s not just about the money.

Wealth is a very wide subject-and most people only focus on the financial side. Although that is a key component when talking about personal wealth Brian believes
that the most successful and wealthiest people have a knowledge base and understanding that allows for work life balance.

There needs to be balance and wealth in the area of health, thinking, leadership, spirituality, business management, communication, effective marketing, family, and leisure time.

Debbra Sweet is a multifaceted entrepreneur who is known for being the founder of the national integrated marketing communications firm, located in San Diego, as well as being one of the lead authors in the Power of Leadership books as well as being the voice of the Power of Leadership radio.

Brian talks with local author and speaker Debbra Sweet about her Power of Leadership book series. Learn how networking with a plan can produce results and bring business to your company. Find out how Debbra helps her clients gain visibility, credibility and profit.

Brian and Debbra focused this show around one of the books in the power of leadership series called “The Power of Leadership in Business Networking.”  This is book 4 in a series of 12 written by Debbra Sweet and her husband Daniel Sweet. “The Power of Leadership in Business Networking.” is a book filled with experiential insight not only on leadership as well as networking for the sake of doing business… but most importantly, the book teaches the reader how to be a leader when networking. This revolutionary concept has been helping business professionals around the world understand many of the nuances that a leader needs to address in every element of networking.

Sweet also shares on the show with Brian that her belief in leadership is a bit controversial. Never one to shy away from asking tough questions, or taking an uncomfortable position on things-when it comes to the age old question of whether readers are born or whether they are made, the majority of people take the position that leaders are made. Sweet takes the position that leaders are born. On the show, she reveals why and then continues to deliver important insights to the listening audience on how they too can become empowered and be a leader today that truly does deliver results.

This show originally aired on WSRadio.com and can be heard in archives by searching for the Brian Britt radio show.

For more information on Debbra Sweet, the Power of Leadership books, or Sweet Marketing Solutions go to: http://www.DebbraSweet.com

Niche Marketing Consultant Debbra Sweet Wins Award for Leading Businesses to Close Millions in 2010


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Niche Marketing Consultant Debbra Sweet Wins Award for Leading Businesses to Close Millions in 2010

On Friday, February 7, 2011 San Diego marketing consultant Debbra Sweet received an award in recognition for her leadership and high skill set for mentoring, teaching, and supporting entrepreneurs within local chapters of BNI.

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PRLog (Press Release)Feb 12, 2011 – Debbra Sweet is the founder of Sweet Marketing Solutions, an integrated marketing communications firm headquartered in San Diego.  Sweet Marketing Solutions specializes in the development and implementation of business systems and niche marketing plans for service oriented companies.

The daughter of entrepreneurs Sweet is no stranger to the unique challenges that come along with entrepreneurship.  She credits her success and ability to coach, mentor, train and lead business owners on how to achieve ROI through effective marketing to the fact that she has been surrounded in the business climate her whole life.

Taking on the spirit and excitement of owning a business at an early age, Debbra Sweet brings a unique perspective to leadership and marketing. People who know her realize very quickly that she leads with confidence, a vision for success and a can-do attitude. When it comes to setting high goals and working towards achieving them, Sweet is not afraid to set the vision a bit out of the comfort zone.

The local businesses that Sweet oversees within the San Diego BNI organization speak well of her and her willingness to stretch them to achieve what they call “outrageous goals”.   They say “With Debbra you always know where you stand. She’s not afraid to give a straight talk, but it’s done with respect and humility. She leads by example and will stand firm on keeping us accountable to the goals we set. In fact, this is one of the reasons why we’ve been able to consistently millions of dollars of business for each other in one of the worst economic times in this century.”

Debbra draws from her extensive background in sales, marketing and advertising, promotions working for large corporations as well as family owned businesses to lead and guide others to success. She has a keen ability for big picture thinking, detailed planning, and out of the box creativity.

Her hands on experience as a top producing employee in her early years in cities that were cultural melting pots, and successfully building her own businesses since 1991,
Sweet works effectively with a wide variety of businesses and people who bring diversity of backgrounds along with various levels of business acumen.

Sweet attributes the results she generates for clients as well as the San Diego BNI members she leads to the fact that she genuinely cares about helping other people and businesses succeed. She says that her willingness to serve others and do what she can to help them achieve long-term growth is motivated by the joy she feels when she witnesses that ‘a-ha moment of recognition and belief’ a person has when they realize someone is there to stand with them through thick or thin.

As lead marketing consultant at Sweet Marketing Solutions, Debbra works with entrepreneurs all over the country. As an integrated marketing firm, Sweet Marketing Solutions develops strategic marketing plans for businesses that are committed to growth.
Blending effective online and off-line marketing to create an integrated approach for short-term and long-term results, Sweet has always been a believer in the power of word of mouth marketing when it is done correctly as part of a successful business marketing plan.

BNI is the world’s largest professional networking organization. On a weekly basis, members gather together in chapters around the world for the sole purpose of generating referrals that should lead to close business for one another.   BNI is the largest and strongest organization of its type. It is well known that the reason it has been successful is due to the fact that within the organization, members receive college level education in the development of the skill sets needed to the effectively network.

Debbra has been a member of BNI since 1997. She took on a roll as a director within the San Diego area almost 6 years ago.  As a director Sweet is one of the local trainers and is certified to teach word-of-mouth marketing. She oversees seven of the 37 chapters in the San Diego region. The award she received was due to the fact that her seven chapters of entrepreneurs closed over $7.5 million in business for one another in 2010.

Her leadership skills, training, and mentoring her chapters also gained her recognition for having the top three producing chapters in the San Diego region. When you take into consideration that business by referral is not a get rich quick overnight way to build a business, those millions represent more than just closed dollars.  They represent a lot of time, dedication and high commitment to achieving success for one another.

For more information on Debbra Sweet and Sweet Marketing Solutions see: http://www.sweetmarketingsolutions.com

Sweet Marketing Solutions brings you to Get Motivated Seminar

For all of our Target Market Class Attendees:

As a Thank You for being part of this classroom workshop, Sweet Marketing Solutions has a special gift for you. At the end of the class, you will receive a ticket to the Upcoming ‘GET MOTIVATED’ event taking place at the Valley View Sports Arena in San Diego.

You will receive a complimentary $39 Executive Seating Ticket for the GET MOTIVATED seminar on March 8th, 2011!

What is The GET MOTIVATED Seminar?

The GET MOTIVATED! Seminar is America’s #1 Business Seminar, highly acclaimed by CNN, 60 Minutes, 20/20, TIME magazine, PEOPLE magazine and every major newspaper from coast to coast. This one-day blockbuster seminar will give you ground-breaking strategies to sharpen your business skills, ignite your motivation, accelerate your effectiveness and increase your income! Millions of people attend our events with one good reason: there is nothing like it anywhere!

The GET MOTIVATED Seminar is an action-packed, fun-filled, explosive, exciting, inspiring, skill-building business event that is world famous for its mega-watt superstar speakers and spectacular stage production. This blockbuster one-day seminar will give you proven strategies to sharpen your business skills, ignite your motivation, accelerate your effectiveness and increase your income!

Only the BEST of the BEST appear on our stage! Dazzling pyrotechnics, live music and stunning special effects set the stage for our superstar speakers who deliver riveting presentations packed with cutting-edge skills for success.

Speakers coming to the GET MOTIVATED event include:

Bill Cosby,

Joe Montana,

Steve Forbes; President and CEO of Forbes, Inc.,

General Colin Powell,

Rudy Giuliani,

Howard Putnam; Acclaimed CEO of Southwest Airlines

Lou Holtz; Renowned Notre Dame Head Coach

and more!

The GET MOTIVATED Seminar will give you and your team the latest and greatest information in the arenas of time management, leadership, goal achievement, sales training, negotiation, finances, investing, relationships, health, spiritual success, business strategies, motivation, communication skills and much more!

What Will You Learn?

Business leaders, Fortune 500 companies, educators, business owners, salespeople, medical professionals, and people from every walk of life have rely on the GET MOTIVATED Seminar as their tool to recharge. The topics we cover include time management, team building, leadership, personal development, goal achievement, sales training, negotiation skills, financial management, investing, relationships, health and fitness, spiritual success, business strategies, motivation, customer service, communication skills, productivity, and much, much more!

Attending the GET MOTIVATED Seminar is one of the best career moves you could ever make! At The GET MOTIVATED Seminar you will gain amazing new skills that will change your life!

  • How to be Better, Faster, and Different than Your Competition
  • The Top 3 Skills High Achievers Must Master
  • 7 Ways to Keep Your Customers Coming Back for Life
  • Steps to Becoming a Stronger, More Strategic Decision-Maker
  • How to Master the Art of Effective Leadership
  • Salesperson to Superstar Using the “Slight-Edge Principle”
  • 6 “KNOWS” to Get the “YES”
  • The 8 Keys to Communication– and Captivating Public Speaking
  • How to Turn Irate Customers into Lifelong Fans
  • 5 Easy Ways to Deal with Difficult People
  • Power Motivators! What to do When You Don’t Want to do Anything
  • 6 Ways to Increase Your Effectiveness
  • How to Gain Rapport With Anyone Instantly
  • How to Add Fun to the Workplace
  • 2 Things You Can Do To “Buy Time” in a Crisis
  • 4 Keys to Getting the Edge in Every Negotiation
  • How to Get Your Ideas Accepted, Acted Upon and Accomplished
  • The Time Management Secrets of High Achievers
  • Expert Listening Skills: How to Hear What They’re NOT Saying
  • How to Create an “Information Loop” that Puts You in the Know
  • Effective Meetings that aren’t Boring Time-Wasters
  • How to Hire and Keep Your Employee Dream Team
  • 5 Mental Exercises that Give You a Winning Edge
  • The Working Person’s Guide to Peak Energy and Performance
  • How to Eliminate Needless Interruptions
  • 10 Tools to Make and Manage Your Money
  • Strategic Steps for Planning a Comfortable Retirement
  • What Most Investors Don’t Know About Investing
  • 7 Things You Need to Do to Secure Your Family’s Financial Future
  • 3 Ways to Consistently Outperform the Market
  • How to Draft a Clear, Concise Blueprint for Success

This is just a small sample of the kinds of things you will learn and the benefits you will receive by attending The GET MOTIVATED Seminar!

Here’s to seeing you at the Target Markets Class- and the GET MOTIVATED event!

Debbra Sweet