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Program Agenda
Houston CrossRoad$ Business Building Breakfast
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7:00 a.m.—7:29 a.m.
   Registration of Guests
- Mixing - Mingling & Greeting
7:30 a.m.—8:30 a.m.
- Seated breakfast
        Convene Program (the gavel comes down precisely at 7:30)
        Pledge of Allegiance (to U.S./Texas flags led by volunteer 1st time guest)

        Good News: (tips-leads-referrals-contacts made-business closed)
   Meal is Served
        Master Host
Introductions (your opportunity to give your confident intromercial)
   Best Introduction Vote (who gave the "best" introduction)
     Apologies (associates, candidates and guests who must miss the meeting)
       Referrals (tips, leads, referrals and items of business)
   Statistics Report (the business generated so far)

          Acceptance of Reports (verifying accuracy)
          Notice of SCA Board Meetings (behind the scenes activities)
    Motivational Speaker
        1st Vice President
          Old Business (progress made on current projects)
          Committee Reports (given by a volunteer 2nd time guest)
        Program Chair

           Introduce Featured Speaker (of interest to emerging business owners)
   This Week's Speaker
          Program Chair
            Speaker’s Award (recognition of the speaker)
            Speaker Feedback (audience comments on the presentation)
        2nd Vice President
            New Business (new projects)
            Call for New Associates (applications are submitted)
       Showcase Chair
         Business Showcase (a featured business)
        Master Host
         Recognition Awards (for the best introduction)
     Guest Comments (your opinions)
            Invitation to Return (we'd like you back again)
            Closing Comments
            Announcements (community activities of interest)
            Benediction (given by a volunteer 1st time guest)
            Adjourn Program (the gavel comes down promptly at 8:30)
8:30—9:00 a.m. (to 10:30 a.m. during trade shows)
        Informal Questions and Answers
        More Networking - Mixing & Mingling
9:00—9:30 a.m. (10:30—11:00 a.m. during trade shows)
        Officer Debriefing (closed to guests)
        Current Officers
        Current Directors

What people say about the Business Building Breakfast:
Jack2.jpg (7501 bytes)"This meeting was like Toastmasters on steroids!"
Jack Warkenthien, Next Step Solutions
"If you only attend one breakfast meeting a year, make it this one!" Marty Brenner - Cafe' Royale
"This is the most fun I've had at a breakfast meeting, ever!" MaryAnn Hinkley, Kwik Kopy Printing
"Pretty cool." Jarrett Price, Credit Analyst, Southwest Bank of Texas
"I see how I could get a lot from this group." Scott Teven, Owner, Scott Teven Photography
"Very worthwhile activity." Janell Payton, Private Investor
"This group builds motivation." Gary Folkes, Contracting Solutions Inc.
"I'm sure I'll be back again." Nik Modi, Financial Advisor, American Express Financial Advisors Inc.
"I've learned a lot." Michael Divin, Owner, Divin Electrical Service
"The most enthusiastic, active group I've encountered and I've been to many." John Brejot, Administaff
"I enjoyed the format and the structure." Brenda Hernandez, AT&T
"The most well-organized meeting I've ever been to." Victor Alan, Reliant Energy
"Now I understand why SCA has been around so long." Paula Winters, Winters Marketing

Our Business Building Breakfast Meeting was once described as "A very brisk Toastmasters, NLP, Sandler Sales Training and Dale Carnegie Institute all rolled into one hour!" This may be accurate and the underlying mission is to have you recognize that "some windows of opportunity are but brief moments in time," to be proactive in the process while building relationships and perfecting an introduction that results in you obtaining direct business and referrals. It's not magic. It's methodology and it produces predictable results, which is why co-op companies have won virtually every award for business growth in Houston.

SCA is a self-funded, Texas chartered, not-for-profit, educational, business and professional development cooperative association of independent businesses, formed to assist other business owners through the growth process without using gifts, grants, contribution, donations or tax funding. We're independent and proud of it.

Let us help you craft a winning introduction here.

"Building a successful business is not a spectator sport."
"You didn't learn to ride a bicycle by reading a book or writing a business plan."
C. Dean Kring, Director of Research

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