Monterey Bay Wedding and Event Professionals (MBWEP) Announces Guest Speaker Alan Berg

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Monterey Bay Wedding and Event Professionals (MBWEP) Announces

Guest Speaker Alan Berg for an Exclusive One Day Workshop March 11th

MONTEREY, SANTA CRUZ AND SAN BENITO COUNTIES -- Monterey Bay Wedding and Event Professionals (MBWEP) has been a resource for brides and planners of weddings and events of all sizes, from coordination to transportation and everything in between.  “MBWEP is your "go-to" source for the very best wedding and event professionals in the Monterey Bay area. Each of our members has been screened by our board to ensure excellence of service and professionalism." said MBWEP President, Amy Byrd.

MBWEP is excited to announce that none other than wedding marketing expert Alan Berg will be joining us on March 11th for a full day of education!  Many of you may know Alan as a headline speaker at Wedding MBA, former The Knot executive and now a WeddingWire Education Guru. He will be leading us in an all-day workshop to help us get the most out of our wedding businesses.

The workshop will be held at the Hilton Santa Cruz-Scotts Valley and includes a Networking lunch.


·          Monterey Bay Wedding and Event Professionals Welcomes Alan Berg

·          March 11, 2014 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

·          Hilton Santa Cruz-Scotts Valley 6001 La Madrona Drive, Scotts Valley, CA, 95060, United States

·          Cost is $49 for MBWEP members and $99 for non-members and includes lunch.

·          For more information and to register visit:

·          This event is open to public


·         9:30 – 10:30am: Pt. 1: Are You Too Busy To Be Successful?

·         10:45 – 11:45am: Pt. 2: Bridal Buying Signals: How To Close More Sales

·         11:45am – 1:00pm – Networking lunch (on site)

·         1:00 – 2:00pm Pt. 3: 8 Tips For Better Email Conversations

·         2:15 – 3:15pm -Pt. 4: Bridal Black Belt

Berg will be doing 4 great presentations to help your business:

·         Are you too busy to be successful? – staying busy is easy. Doing the kind of work you want, spending more time on the things you desire and being more productive is harder. I’ll show you how.

·         8 Tips for better email conversations – since everyone seems to want to email these days, instead of call, you need to learn how to have better email conversations. I’ll show you how.

·         See the buying signals and close more sales – whether you’ve been selling for 20 minutes or 20 years, I’ll give you some tips to close more sales, so you can do more of the creative things you love.

·         Bridal Black Belt – fighting your way to the top – I started Tae Kwon Do at age 39, when I told myself I didn’t have the time. I went for 8 years and got a 2nd degree Black Belt, so it’s never too late for you to start something new or big.

About Alan Berg

With more than 25 years in sales, marketing and sales management, Alan Berg has been called “North America’s Leading Expert on the Business of Weddings & Events”. Alan’s varied experience ranges from selling wedding advertising, to publishing two wedding magazines, to working for 11 years at The Knot, a major wedding media company, most of them as Vice President, overseeing the sales, strategy, education and training of the local sales team and local wedding pros.

In addition to public speaking and consulting with entrepreneurs and local businesses, Alan is now a contributing Education Guru for WeddingWire, the leading wedding technology company.

Alan is the author of the books “If your website was an employee, would you fire it?”,  “Your Attitude for Success” , both now in their 2nd editions, and the mini-book “Don’t Paint The House”.

He’s an in-demand professional speaker, domestically and internationally, and a member of the National Speakers Association, the premiere organization for professional speakers.
Alan speaks to thousands of entrepreneurs and local business professionals every year through webinars, live presentations, DVDs and Audio CDs.

For more information on Alan’s speaking, website review and consulting services, or to get a copy of his books, ebooks, Audio CDs and DVDs, visit

Background on MBWEP:

Monterey Bay Wedding & Event Professionals (MBWEP) is an organization committed to supporting its members while providing reliable one-stop shopping for brides and event planners.

MBWEP’s goals:

·          To advance the profile of the Monterey Bay Area, (Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito Counties) as an event destination

·          To provide a central source of information for those planning a Monterey Bay wedding or event

·          To showcase the products and services of its members

·          To offer opportunities for growth, education and a caring attitude among its members.

With wedding season upon us, MBWEP encourages brides and meeting planners to hire locally for not only a “greener” wedding or event, but also because the Monterey Bay is home to world-class experienced service providers who know the area and can make their wedding vision a reality.

Founded in 2009 by local wedding and event business owners and managers with a desire to establish relationships with other trustworthy businesses in the same industry, MBWEP has been growing ever since.

The group has already expanded to more than 75 members which are listed on the group's website and their printed directory available at  many local businesses and event locations throughout the Monterey Bay area.

For more information on MBWEP and its members, visit



Address:  PO Box 223274 Carmel, CA 93922-3274

For more information on MBWEP and its members, visit

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