We meet the first Friday of every month at:
Pebble Creek Country Club
10550 Regents Park Drive
Tampa, FL 33647
Doors open for registration and networking at 11:30am
Meeting begins at 12pm and finishes around 1:15pm
We also meet every other month for a social gathering in the evening at various locations. There are no meeting charges or RSVP requirements for these informal social events.
May 6, 2016: The speaker for our May meeting is Gayle Hannah Hill who is the founder of Uphill Marketing Group. Gayle will be speaking on "The Buyers Journey - Understanding Your Content." A look at your content’s role through all of the stages of the buyer’s journey, from awareness to decision, to help businesses understand what their buyers are doing, and how their messaging can help buyers move from one stage of the sales cycle to the next.
Gayle’s relationship building and communication skills are critical to both long and short-term success for clients. These two things allow for better communication so that both agency and clients are aware of expectations for their projects and events. Her experience with marketing strategy, advertising, graphic design, copywriting and photography give her a well-rounded base from which to launch and manage effective marketing campaigns. Her personality makes it fun. Usually.
A small-town girl from North Alabama, Gayle graduated in Marketing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and has worked marketing for over 20 years. She founded UpHill Marketing Group in November of 2014 and wakes up every morning loving the life she is building. Gayle’s two sons, Carson (13) and Thomas, (11) have given her the meaning behind her father’s favorite saying, “The purpose of life is a life of purpose” and, keenly aware of the source of all her blessings, she strives to be a positive example for them and for anyone who knows her.
June 3, 2016: The speaker for our May meeting is Marcy Youngster, who is a firm believer in a 6 step process: Dream, Believe, Decide, Start, Overcome, and Succeed. Marcy feels uniquely qualified to discuss her topic, “You Can Do It - Just Get Started Now!” because she has been living it first-hand her entire life.
Early in her first marriage, Marcy had to deal with the discovery that her new husband was suffering from OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) that also developed into agoraphobia, which worsened as time went on to the point that he could no longer provide adequately for their family. Over time, it fell to Marcy to financially support their family of 6 children, in spite of having no higher level education, limited confidence, no professional skills and very few financial resources. She did this initially by starting her own calligraphy business, which supported her family for 10 years. In 1994, Marcy was introduced to the world of direct sales where she developed many skills. She supported her family with the weekly commissions and monthly residual income, while also earning multiple national awards.
Marcy’s story is one of believing in herself while also relying on God’s providence, of overcoming adversity, frustrations, learning new skills, setting goals and achieving them. She enjoys sharing her insights, lessons learned, strategies and ideas. She has earned many ribbons for her speaking and evaluating skills as a Toastmaster here in Tampa. Marcy is in the beginning stages of setting up her first podcast, scheduling speaking engagements, and starting a coaching business.
June 13, 2016: WNC Social Gathering at 5:30pm. Location TBD. Check back soon for more details.
July 1, 2016: In July, we'll hold a Turtle Networking Event to get to know each other better. Bring lots of business cards to connect!
Register for a Monthly Meeting
Members paying online through TUESDAY prior to the luncheon: $15.00
Members paying online WEDNESDAY or later: $18.00
Members paying at the door, please RSVP by Tuesday prior to the luncheon.
All Guests: $18.00
Guests paying at the door, please RSVP by Tuesday prior to the luncheon.
For questions, please contact Board Member, Judy Nicolosi at 813-600-9848
We email two meeting reminders each month allowing members and guests to connect to our website to sign up and pay online. Or attendees may RSVP, then pay at the door.
We are pleased to present dynamic speakers from the community at about 8-9 meetings each year. That leaves other meetings for Turtle Networking and our annual Networking Holiday Party in December.