Silicon Valley Summer Business and Tech Mixer

Silicon Valley Summer Business and Tech Mixer
Event on 2013-07-18 18:00:00
Rev 12/21/12, 6:05am cordially invites you…

Silicon Valley Summer Business & Technology Mixer
Health, Wealth & Sports
Thu. July 18, 2013, 6-9pm
Silicon Valley Athletic Club, Poolside Area
196 N. Third / St. James Sts, Downtown San Jose, CA 95112

Meet Clients, Network, Grow Your Business
Build Marketshare, Generate Revenues, Leverage Your Business
Create Strategic Alliances with Executives, Entrepreneurs,
Business Owner, Professionals, Community Leaders

Enjoy 5-Star Hospitality
Exhibitors, gourmet appetizers, live music, entertainment, and
win prizes too!
In a very unique, upscale, approachable, and professional
Join the fun – wear your favorite (optional) Hawaiian, Summer,
or Tropical clothing

This month's theme: Health and Wealth
Connect with the exhibitors – business, health, marketing, and
technology companies

RSVP Today!
Early Bird (by 10pm, Jul 12) or 3 for
Advance (by 10am, Jul 18) or 3 for
Door (cash or check only)
Must bring your receipt. Your name will be on the list at the
Get some exposure for your business – bring a prize for the
Plenty of parking upstairs in the 5th Street Garage

VIP PASS: Only (80+% savings) to attend ALL 2013
Bay Area Business/Tech Mixers and Networking 101 Workshops, except
the dinners and Startup Workshop Series. Your VIP namebadge
will be at the door

Participate Sponsorship, Exhibitor & Catering Opportunities
Typical Exhibitor: B2B, -M Sales, 10+ yrs in business
Average Attendance: Mixers 250, Expos 400
Contact Us: Cesar Plata, 408 352-5932

Experience the Difference! mixers are large, unique, fun, and memorable.
This is a NEW model for business / tech networking mixers. It is
focused on vibrant and growing sectors, more targeted towards
sophisticated entrepreneurs, and more valuable for attendees.

Past Mixer Video and Photo Albums
Success Stories / Testimonials

Sponsored by
Your Company Here

Hosted by
Silicon Valley Athletic Club logo
Connecting Circles of Influence
Pacific Business Centers

Gourmet Caterers, Desserts, Beverages*
Blush Raw Bar Lounge
Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge
Chef Chacon
Pipkins Pit BBQ
ThePineAppleHouse Gourmet Specialty Desserts

chef chacon
Art, Live Music and Entertainment*

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• Business Networking 101, Tips and More
• How to Organize Effective and Successful Events

pay it forwardPay It Forward – Invite Others – Be The Connector

A Simple and Powerful Paradigm: Be the change you wish to see in
the world. Your clients and friends are your best ambassadors.
They can help you meet more people effectively and successfully
than you can by yourself.

Leverage – Power of Third Party Referrals: Create your Power
Team, introduce your clients to their NEXT clients, and promote
each others' businesses! Strangers will generally believe and
trust a referral much more and sooner then they will believe you
(human nature).

Our Mixer is Your Mixer: It is in your best interests to invite
others to attend YOUR everyCircle mixer. Please email others and
give your business top billing: Your Name and
cordially invite you…

Law of Attraction: Benefits are tremendous – It will pay you back
Learn More Earn Money for Referrals

About Silicon Valley Athletic Club (formerly known as San Jose
Athletic Club) The Athletic Facility is a Historic Treasure – The
magnificent Greco – Roman-style historical landmark building
known as "San Jose Athletic Club" has a colorful history, and was
almost demolished to make way for "progress" in the late 1970's.
Saved by some bold and Forward-thinking local leadership, it has
survived as one of San Jose's truly great monuments. Tours will
be available during the event.

Built by the Freemasons in 1927 as San Jose's Masonic lodge, it
was a masterpiece of design and a centerpiece of the then -Tony
St. James Park neighborhood. Along with the old downtown post
office, the later-demolished Gothic city hall, the historic
courthouse trinity Episcopal Church, and other historic
structures that predated it, it was a major attraction for our
out-of- town visitors, writers and photographers describing the
best attributes of San Jose. By 1977, having been damaged by
several earthquakes and needing deferred repairs, it was focused
by the city to close until repairs could be effected. When the
masons obtained cost estimates, they found the huge repair costs
prohibitive ( about $ 500,000 – imagine that! ) A decision was
made to build a new temple in a different location, and to sell
the existing one to be demolished and replaced by a modern office

corinthian room san jose athletic club corinthian room

Fortunately , some alert members of the San Jose chamber of
commerce were able to quickly lobby the city and federal
governments to designate the building as a historic landmark,
thus preventing it’s demolition-at least until it could be proven
that no beneficial be found for it. For the next three years, a
chamber for committee studied various ideas from private and
public developers and agencies. Finally, in 1980, the owners of
the venerable Oakland Athletic Club, a family-owned enterprise
with a great history over two generations, proposed to convert
the building to a first rate athletic club and social facility,
retraining it’s historic façade and the traditional qualities of
it’s remarkable interior – a challenging undertaking.

After two years of design and planning discussions, architectural
plans and approvals, and extensive renovation and construction,
the building was finally given a re-birth as the San Jose
Athletic Club, which opened in November of 1981. Then considered
the Premier Club of it’s type in all of silicon valley, it’s
quickly attracted a premium membership of downtown business and
professional people, and became the most popular venue for
upscale social events and weddings in downtown San Jose.
* Caterers, Exhibitors and Entertainment subject to change
without notice.

at The Corinthian Event Center
196 North Third St.
San Jose, United States

Lead the Enterprise Social Revolution: How to Drive Sustainable SharePoint Adoption

Lead the Enterprise Social Revolution: How to Drive Sustainable SharePoint Adoption
Event on 2013-07-10 17:30:00

H-SPUG will host a Snowdrop Toy Drop on July 10, 2013. This special event will benefit the Snowdrop Foundation, which provides funding for continued research to eliminate childhood cancer, as well as scholarships for college bound pediatric cancer patients and survivors.

Please support the Snowdrop Foundation and bring a smile to a child’s face by donating a new, unused toy.

Lead the Enterprise Social Revolution: How to Drive Sustainable SharePoint Adoption

The social revolution is brewing in the enterprise today. Mobile technologies, business velocity, collaborative engagement, advanced analytics, and unified communications are converging to deliver the promise of enterprise social success. Organizations that miss this paradigm shift from transactional systems to engagement systems will face dire consequences.

How can you ensure that enterprise social technologies like SharePoint will be embraced and adoption will be sustainable?

Join Microsoft SharePoint Product Marketing Manager Cyrielle Simeone and SharePoint MVP Dux Raymond Sy in this interactive session as they share how you can positively transform your organization and lead the enterprise social revolution. In this interactive presentation, you’ll learn how to:

  • Maximize resources from Microsoft that empowers you to drive the organic adoption of SharePoint
  • Apply practical steps to drive culture change
  • Employ effective techniques to promote sustainable SharePoint in your organization

About the Speakers:

Dux Raymond Sy
With over 15 years of experience in Information Technology and Project Management, Dux has earned a reputation as among the leading experts in leveraging technology to enhance project management. A certified Project Management Professional (PMP), he is currently a managing partner and the chief evangelist of Innovative-e, Inc., a Microsoft Gold-certified, business technology consulting and services company that employs a business-first, benefits-driven approach to successfully implement SharePoint for clients.

Cyrielle Simeone
Born and raised in the South of France, Cyrielle first joined Microsoft France as a pre-sales engineer. There, she was responsible for deployment and adoption of Office solutions for Enterprises and Public Sector for over 4 years. She worked with various customers to help them drive successful deployment and change management plans. In August 2011, she joined Microsoft Corporation as a Product Marketing Manager and she is now in charge of SharePoint user adoption. She is based on Microsoft Campus, in Redmond, Washington, and loves the Seattle Area.

at Microsoft Houston Office
2000 W Sam Houston Pky S
Houston, United States

1 – Day Intensive Presentation Skills: Pitch For Success!

1 – Day Intensive Presentation Skills: Pitch For Success!
Event on 2013-07-05 09:00:00


For more information regarding course content and other details, check out:


t: 0203 290 2555


By booking on our course you agree to be bound by New Century Icon's terms and conditions of sale.



Delivering presentations is an absolute necessity in business. Whether it’s your elevator speech, delivering a pitch for investment, selling your product or embarking on a recruitment drive, you only get one opportunity to make that brilliant first impression, that will secure your success.

For most of us though, the thought of presenting fills us with dread and fear. In fact this experience is so common, that in the UK, the phobia of public speaking – Glossophobia, ranks high in many top-10 phobia listings, often out-ranking Thanatophobia – the fear of death!

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could control your state of mind instantly? Be able to switch off those nerves and ‘get in the zone.’ What would your presentations be like then? Imagine yourself, authentic, confident, delivering with impact and credibility. What kind of result would that have on your business?




Our presentation skills training course is unique. We incorporate a number of performance enhancing techniques from the world of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), employed by many high-achieving professionals from the worlds of, sport, film, politics and of course, public speaking.

These proven and successful methods, will help you to gain access to instant confidence and control over your mind-set, giving you the best opportunity to project positivity and professionalism in your presentation, regardless of the situation – so you can achieve real impact in getting your message across.

Your 1-day intensive course, is highly experiential and interactive – filled with hints and tips. You will gain delivery skills, designed to engage your audience – putting all your learnings immediately into practice, in a safe environment conducive to learning. You will be encouraged to debate, practice and reflect. You will learn about managing your use of verbal and non-verbal communication, and the use of language in developing rapport with your audience, as well as managing audience participation.

Throughout the course you will work in groups of varying sizes and at the end of the day have one of your presentations recorded onto film by a professional so you can get direct feedback on your own performance.

New Century Icon can provide this training course in-house. This is a cost-effective approach if you have a number of people who require training. You can choose where and when you want your training delivered. We can also tailor the course content to suit your precise organisation needs. To speak to us about your particular requirements call us on +44 (0) 203 290 2555, or email us at Alternatively you can use our enquiry form on our contact page.


COURSE INCLUDES: One follow-up coaching session, and email and phone support to help you tackle your specific issues on presenting. 

COURSE TUTOR: Dr. Maya Dillon Ph.D.



  • New Century Icon’s 4 keys to delivering high-impact presentations.
  • Creating a great impression
  • Your impact and credibility
  • Mastering your mindset: take charge of your performance
  • The power of language
  • You and your voice: projecting yourself.
  • Presenting without notes: the anatomy and structure of presentations
  • Presentation content: the salient points
  • Tone: preparing for any type of presentation
  • Timing
  • Handling questions and managing audience participation.
  • Presentation planner.





at The Business & Technology Centre
Bessemer Drive
Stevenage, United Kingdom

BrainSell and SugarCRM to Host Complimentary Webinar on Closing Deals You Might Be Missing

Topsfield, MA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013

BrainSell, a leader in business technology and a SugarCRM Gold Partner, will be hosting a webinar on how to improve opportunity close rates on June 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm EST. The event is open to the public. To sign up, visit the registration site here.

This webinar is designed to demonstrate to business professionals how to improve the sales process and close deals more efficiently by increasing visibility in the sales pipeline and employing some simple sales techniques. Attendees of this webinar will learn how to identify forgotten and neglected deals, organize multiple deals more effectively, see how much revenue is actually in their pipeline and create alerts to notify the appropriate people if the proverbial ball gets dropped.

So many people still use Outlook or even paper to keep their tasks and deals top of mind, said Sonja Fridell, general manager at BrainSell. There is so much technology out there to automate and keep track of these things, salespeople really need to take advantage of them to free up brain power and up their income.

This webinar is ideal for salespeople looking to close more deals and who are interested in keeping opportunities from slipping through the cracks. CEOs looking to increase their return on investment with CRM should attend this webinar to learn directly from industry experts how to improve the functionality and potential of their software.

Rich Wall, Regional Sales Director from SugarCRM, will join BrainSells Kevin Cook, Vice President of Sales and SugarCRM Practice Manager, to present this webinar. To sign up for the webinar, which is being held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 1:30 PM EST, click on the following link.

BrainSell consistently offers complimentary webinars open to the public on CRM, ERP and marketing automation. For more information on their webinars visit their events page here.

About BrainSell

BrainSell is a business solutions company that is dedicated to helping businesses grow, create a delighted customer base and achieve grand success. BrainSell provides comprehensive ERP, CRM, marketing automation and inbound marketing services, including training, implementation and software development. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Topsfield, Massachusetts, BrainSell continues to grow in product knowledge and offerings. Visit to start improving sales and productivity today.

K3 BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY GROUP PLC : K3 Retail appoints Russell Dorset

K3 BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY GROUP PLC : K3 Retail appoints Russell Dorset
Russell Dorset has joined K3 Business Technology Group as MD of K3 Retail to capitalise on the company's success in delivering solutions for multichannel retailers. Dorset has a wealth of experience and proven pedigree in the industry. He will drive …
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Facebook (FB) Investors Got What They Deserved
The VAR Guy's response: Since when does a technology company make a "buy, sell or hold" statement at a shareholder meeting? Statement 3: An investor asked if the stock would perform well over the next two years. The VAR Guy's response: How do these …
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Amazon stands to gain from online-sales tax
Amazon, which prides itself on low prices and large selection, is among the best at driving repeat business, analysts say. Its $ 79-a-year Prime program, which includes rapid delivery and video streaming, has an estimated 10 million members. On average …
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The car is the next major tech platform: GM's CEO

The car is the next major tech platform: GM's CEO
Business Spectator · Climate Spectator · Technology Spectator · Eureka Report · The Australian · Log in · Sign up · Technology Spectator · Home · Spectators · Alan Kohler · Robert Gottliebsen · Stephen Bartholomeusz · Stephen Koukoulas · Jessica Irvine …
Read more on Business Spectator

Silicon Valley's Push For Cheap Immigrant Workers Is Good For America
Silicon Valley has been lobbying for more leeway to hire non-citizen workers on temporary visas. And if the immigration reform bill that the Senate is considering passes, they will get it. Tech companies say they need this flexiblity to recruit …
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LenovoEMC Rebrands Iomega Consumer, Network Storage Line
LenovoEMC, the joint venture formed in August 2012 to pair EMC's (EMC) Iomega entry-level network-attached storage (NAS) arrays with Lenovo's ThinkServer product lines, has rebranded the Iomega lineup of consumer and business storage products.
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Angela Ray to Train Small Business Owners on Megastar Speaking

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 31, 2013

Angela Ray of Angela Ray International will be one of the trainers at the Thrive Business Transformation Academy which will be held from June 13-16, 2013 in Charlotte. The event, produced by Tina Brinkley Potts LLC, is an ideal platform for small business owners and solo entrepreneurs to get real world teaching on how to grow their businesses in the new economy.

Ray is a seasoned speaker. She holds a degree in Speech Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has received numerous awards for her speaking. She also worked as an undergraduate teaching assistant in Public Speaking. In addition to running her own speaking business, Ray held a speaker/trainer contract with for over 10 years, training speakers from around the country.

Rays presentation will focus on how small business owners can leverage speaking in their everyday operations. I am so excited to share my expertise with the participants of the Thrive Business Transformation Academy, Ray said. Public speaking is one of the biggest fears in the world and I am privileged to help small business owners not only get past it, but surpass it.

During her training, Ray will work with some participants onstage with her live Presentation Transformations. Audience members will see firsthand how their fellow participants deliver a talk before working with Angela and after Angela coaches them through the best practices.

Teaching small business owners technology is at the core of Thrive Business Academy, along with fundamentals of leveraging their expertise for additional success. According to the 2013 AT&T Small Business Technology Poll, which surveyed 1000 businesses nationwide, 66% of small businesses plan to invest as much or more in digital marketing as they did the previous year. “I am excited small business owners and entrepreneurs, especially traditional brick and mortar business owners, are finally embracing technology and digital marketing to grow their businesses,” said Tina Brinkley Potts, Founder of Thrive Business Transformation Academy.

Thrive Business Transformation Academy is open for registration for its next session on June 13 through June 16th, 2013 in Charlotte, NC. For free video training on how to implement the 8 Pillars to Thriving in This New Economy please visit Seats are selling out quickly for this transformational June event. To register now, find out more by calling (877) 310-7479.

About Angela Ray International

Angela Ray is an award winning speaking and author who has spoken to thousands of audiences around the country. She created Angela Ray International LLC to empower individuals and organizations. A recognized authority on leadership and communication, Ray is committed to transforming lives and developing megastar leaders.

About Thrive Business Transformation Academy

Thrive Business Transformation Academy (TBTA) trains business owners and entrepreneurs with the tools and strategies necessary to thrive in this new economy. TBTA affirms that strategic placement of technology in areas of digital marketing, outdated overhead and follow up are the keys to affecting positive growth for companies today.

BestIT Race Team Fuels Engines for the Pirelli World Challenge Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 30, 2013

The BestIT Race Team is just days away from putting the rubber to the road for the fourth stop in the Pirelli World Challenge series, the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, taking place in Detroit May 31-June 2. The team, sponsored by BestIT a Phoenix-based services and solutions provider, and the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving returns to the Motor City to claim its second annual wins in the GTS division.

Weve dialed in the BestIT Camaros, logged numerous hours at Bondurant and we are confident from our podium finish in Austin now weve got our sights set on the checkered flag in Detroit, said Harry Curtin, BestIT CEO and race team captain. With this momentum, and our previous success, we are ready to drop the hammer in Detroit.

Taking the Motul pole on May 18, BestITs Andy Lee took his first GTS win of the series during the Circuit of the Americas in Austin on May 19. It was Lees fifth-career Pirelli World Challenge win. Lee turned the races fastest lap on lap six, a record 1:40.720 (82.208 mph).

The Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix features a 2.3-mile track, which Lee swept in 2012 for race one and race two. All eyes will be on the No. 20 Camaro in the Chevrolets hometown for the race.

Watch live streaming coverage of Pirelli World Challenge races from the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, June 16 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Click for details.

Visit for information on how BestIT innovates to enhance business growth on technological differentiation.

About BestIT

BestIT is a services and technology provider delivering high-value, client-focused results to enterprises in the U.S. and abroad. BestIT works with organizations to create roadmaps designed to achieve competitive advantages by applying unique approaches to complex business challenges. The company helps reinstate the business dialogue between business and technology. For more information, visit:

How to improve Customer Service – What is ITIL®? Stevenage

How to improve Customer Service – What is ITIL®? Stevenage
Event on 2013-07-03 08:30:00

This seminar focuses on how to deliver great customer service as the business changes and adopts new technologies. We will provide insights into how an IT service provider can benefit from implementing ITIL best practices using ConnectSphere's experiences across a range of organizations.  ITIL is a best practice framework for service management used in the private and public sectors internationally. We will also cover customer engagement and how key IT people and roles can enhance the customer experience.

The seminar is presented by Shirley Lacy and Michelle Hales who are both passionate about delivering great customer service. They will use ConnectSphere's experience of working with  small, medium and large organizations across a range of industries. Shirley is an ITIL author and project mentor for the ITIL update in 2011. Michelle is responsible for ConnectSphere’s accredited ITIL training and professional development portfolio.

Who should attend?

Business and IT professionals that want to:

  •  gain insights into the benefits of implementing service management and  ITIL best practices
  •  improve the customer experience and build better relationships.



·         Registration and Coffee

·         Distinguishing between good and bad customer service

·         Insights into the benefits the ITIL service lifecycle and key practices

·         Customer engagement and enhancing the customer experience

·         Q&A and Close

at The Business & Technology Centre
Bessemer Drive
Stevenage, United Kingdom