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Catersource Conference Schedule

Sunday, February 18, 2018

7:00am - 6:00pm          Registration

8:00am - 11:30am        Education sessions

11:30am - 12:45pm      Lunch Break

12:45pm - 5:30pm        Education sessions

6:00pm - 7:00pm          Network Reception

Monday, February 19, 2018

8:00am - 6:00pm         Registration

8:30am - 5:30pm         Education sessions

8:00pm - Midnight       Monday Night Party (optional event)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

7:30am - 5:00pm         Registration

9:15am - 11:45am       Education sessions

11:00am - 5:00pm       Tradeshow Open

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

7:30am - 3:00pm         Registration

9:30am - 3:00pm         Tradeshow Open

3:15pm - 4:30pm         Closing Session


Catersource and Event Solutions Conference & Tradeshow | Session Scheduler | How to Click with Everyone Every Time

Session Scheduler

View, browse and sort the 2017 Catersource sessions by package type, track, and format. With the CS2017 session scheduler, you can build your education schedule in advance, share it with your team, and access it during the show by exporting your selections.

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  • How to Click with Everyone Every Time

    • David Rich  |  Certified Speaking Professional / Author, Rich Ideas
    Location:  RM 255
    Company Role: Catering Professionals: Operations, Sales, Marketing and Staff, Culinary Professionals, Event Professionals, Owners & Executives
    Track: Sales & Marketing, Management & Lifestyle
    Vault Recording: TBD
    Audience Level: All

    What is it that makes one person wildly successful while another, though they may work harder, keeps spinning their wheels with little to show for their efforts? Why does someone excel while others flounder in mediocrity? Why do some people seem to effortlessly attract success? What's the difference between interacting and connecting? The answer is "clicking." Today's customer (and prospective customer) is the more demanding, more knowledgeable, has more choices, and is less loyal than any time in history. If you want to succeed, you must do more than communicate with them, you must connect with them. In short, you gotta "click." And fast. Studies show that rapport is established in as little as seven seconds. People who click have been described as having "something about them." In this inspirational session, based on David's bestselling book by McGraw-Hill, you'll learn what is that "something" and how "clicking" can be the ultimate competitive advantage.

    Attendees will learn:

    - How the customers in 2017 are different from 15 and 25 years ago

    - Why excellent customer service is no longer good enough

    - Why motivation and attitude matters

    - How to use your voice as a persuasion tool and connect immediately

    - How to competition-proof your clientele