Marketing Seminar

Marketing Seminar
Event on 2013-11-13 08:30:00

Join us at the Renaissance for our 2nd marketing seminar!  We have two awesome speakers, Meghan Ely of OFD Consulting and Joan Bowling of Joan Bowling Presents and Strange's Florists, ready to help you stand out by creating a luxury brand experience for your clients, as well as teach you how to close more sales by opening more relationships.

The Renaissance will be providing breakfast and coffee.

Use this opportunity to check out the beautiful historic elegance of The Renaissance, Virginia's oldest and newest Victorian ballroom.  Just imagine what YOU could do with this space!


OFD Consulting owner, Meghan Ely, combines in-the-trenches event experience with a love of wedding marketing and wedding PR to empower her clients to take their businesses to new heights.

Meghan is a regular contributor to Wedding Planner Magazine and the Knot's B2B Blog, as well as a WeddingWire Education Expert. She shares wedding business tips in her own blog – Illuminate: Tips, Tricks and Bright Ideas for the Wedding Professional and has also enjoyed the opportunity to guest blog for Style Me Pretty, Book More Brides and the National Association for Caterers and Events (NACE).

Meghan is a sought after speaker on wedding marketing and wedding PR topics, and recently presented at The NACE Experience 2013, The Special Event 2013, The Business of Weddings Ireland and the Association of European Wedding Professional's inaugural wedding conference. She is an adjunct professor in the Mass Communication department at Virginia Commonwealth University, specializing in Public Relations Writing and Branding.

For more information, please visit


Joan Bowling with Strange's Florists and Garden Centers 

Joan Bowling is a top motivational sales trainer and presentation coach.  She is passionate about the world of sales, is a skilled teacher and loves the spoken word.  Her witty style and easy communication inspire others to make the changes they need to close more sales and make better presentations.

Her devotion to selling was recognized with a coveted Sammie award for broadcast sales. She is a five time Sterling Club winner for direct marketing sales, was twice nominated as the National Association of Women Business Owners’ (NAWBO) Member of the Year and is the recipient of the National Speaker’s Association/Virginia 2011 Idol Virginia award.  

Joan has had a love affair with marketing and sales her entire professional life.  She has two decades experience in broadcast sales, a decade in television as a live studio host for dozens of Virginia clients, and was a co-founder of a Richmond ad agency.  If her voice sounds familiar, you’ve probably heard Joan’s radio commercials for Strange’s Florist. Or you might have visited a Woodfin station, where she’s the voice of the gas pump! 

Amongst her many avid ventures, Joan serves on the board of the National Speakers Association/Virginia.  As a dynamic speaker, Joan uses both high energy and high content to educate, motivate and entertain audiences to get results.  For more information, visit

at Renaissance Conference Center
107 West Broad Street
Richmond, United States

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