Hosting Big Events with Big Sponsors.
Ever wanted to produce your own event, but weren't sure how to do it? Join Ramon Ray, author, event host, speaker and entrepreneur as he shares his journey in producing 300+ person events with big name sponsors for the past 13 years.
Producing an event is a powerful way to build your personal brand, strengthen your credibility and generate sales through sponsorships, ticket sales and products sales.
Ramon has produced dozens of successful events, and will share his tips, strategies and insights on how to do it right. This session will help you organize a small event, with 10 people, but it's especially ideal for those wishing to produce an event with 100 - 200 or more attendees.
During Ramon's session you'll learn:
1. How to approach large companies for sponsorship
2. Ways to market your event, on a very small budget
3. Insights on creating an agenda that attracts attention
4. The team you need in place to staff a successful event
5. Why a website is so important for event marketing
About the Presenter: Ramon Ray
Ramon Ray loves burnt pancakes, bacon and eggs. He is also a four-time entrepreneur, best-selling author, global speaker and event producer. Ramon sold one of the company's he founded, his third book was a best-seller, and he's in the process of writing his fourth book "Celebrity CEO".
Ramon is the founder SmallBizTechnology.com and Smart Hustle Magazine - two leading resources for all things small business startup and growth. Ramon has been invited as an expert witness to the United States Congress, invited by the Office of the President of the United States to speak at the White House on personal branding and produced many events including the "Smart Hustle Small Business Conference", "Small Business Summit", "Small Business Technology Tour", "Small Biz Big Things" and more. Get to know Ramon better at http://www.ramonray.com
Ramon has shared the stage with Seth Godin, Daymond John, Guy Kawasaki, Simon Sinek, Gary Vaynerchuk. He's interviewed many of the sharks and contestants on Shark Tank and other celebrity entrepreneurs. He's interviewed President Obama in the President's first live Google Hangout, and was part of the US Delegation to India, led by Ivanka Trump for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Although Ramon has interviewed and shared the stage with many celebrity entrepreneurs, his passion and biggest professional accomplishment is interviewing "main street" small business owners and entrepreneurs and sharing their stories. Ramon is not just an ivory tower geek, but as a former technology consultant, he has hands-on experience in a variety of technologies including social media, mobile computing, computer networks, online software and more.
Ramon’s expertise is technology, marketing, sales, business startup and growth and his favorite is personal branding. Over his extensive career, Ramon has written thousands of articles, spoken to thousands of business owners and impacted hundreds of thousands of small business owners and entrepreneurs to help their businesses thrive.
8:30 – 9:00 am: Registration/Networking (Continental Breakfast)
9:00 - 9:20 am: Opening Remarks & Member Introductions
9:20 – 11:45 am: Ramon Ray's Presentation
12:00 - 1:00 pm: Ramon Ray's Bonus Session for NSA Illinois Members Only