Syren and Ember have started their evening at Reds'. There are other people mixing and mingling, hoping to make some good business contacts or at least hope those business people will remember them when their business contacts are looking for someone.
Some more business women chatting.
Syren: I think once per quarter is fine. Make sure you're getting business cards for every attendee, like it's required as the cost of admission. We'll work on building your personal marketing database for constant contact.
Azalia: Okay. That's good.
Syren: We'll also think about other ways to drive some business here. We'll need to gauge from where the business came each time you book. So always ask how they heard about you.
Azalia: We can do that. I need to take some notes.
Syren: I'll type up a guide for you and we'll meet next week for the three of us to get together and review.
Azalia: Sounds great. You are a marketing wiz.
After offering the sandwiches, Giavanna takes the tray back to the kitchen until she's ready to pass out food again. When she returns, she's interested in meeting people who have come to the event.
Ember: Hello. I'm Ember. You have a nice place. It's great for events. The food is delicious and the drinks are just right. I've had the lemonade, just enough sweet and tart flavors to balance it.
Giavanna: Thank you so much.
Syren: Hi, Gia. Ember's my sister.
Giavanna: Oh! Wow! It's very nice to meet you. Please remember that we are available for private events.
Ember: I have had meetings with my models at a venue before, but they are all under drinking age.
Giavanna: That's okay. As you can see from the lemonade, we serve a variety of non-alcoholic beverages. We can accommodate your needs.
As they are chatting, in walks Jun. Jun is a freelance graphic designer. Although he does very well and is sought after for assignments, he knows it's important to keep seeking clients. He's hoping to make some good contacts this evening.
As Jun is talking, Gia hears him and turns around to welcome her new guests.
Jun: Thank you. You have a nice place. I'm glad to have the opportunity to make some contacts here.
Giavanna: Great! You just walk around, introduce yourself, let people know what you do and how you can help them and just go from there.
Gia notices Jun's friend behind him and encourages him to come closer so he can hear her better.
Giavanna: Hi. Have you heard most of what I've said already?
Parker: Yes, I have heard some about the introducing yourself and making contacts.
Giavanna: Okay. Again, I'm Giavanna and Azalia, who is operating the bar tonight, is my partner. You can see her at the bar behind me in black and white.
Parker (looking): Oh, I get it. Reds' as in red hair?
Giavanna (laughing): Yes, that's right. I'm going to go get more food to pass. If you'd like something to drink, please let me know and I'll put in that order and then get them out to you. Please enjoy yourselves.
Jun: Hi, I'm Jun. I'm a freelance graphic designer. And you are?
Syren: I'm Syren. I'm a marketing manager. My company is a marketing and public relations firm and my clients are all external. I'm actually more of a consultant.
Jun: Very nice. Does your firm ever use graphic designers?
Syren: All the time, for marketing materials.
Syren: Hi, Parker. How are you?
Jun: You two know each other?
Syren: Yes, we do. Parker works with my sister, who owns an interior design company.
Jun: Well, what a small world. I like it. Let's talk about how I can help you and your clients. But please excuse me for just a minute.
Jun knows there's another female behind him, so he wants to be sure he is not rude and introduces himself.
Ember: Hello, Jun, I'm Ember. I own Journey Talent Agency.
Parker: She's also Syren's sister.
Jun: Really. Now that I've seen two beautiful sisters together, both business women, I'd love to see the third. You guys are like a trifecta. What a combination.
Ember (smiling): Thank you. So you know Parker?
Jun: We're room mates. He moved in about a month ago. He's a good guy.
Ember: Yes, he is. Such a gentleman. It's very nice to meet you, Jun.
They all end up moving around so that Syren and Jun can discuss business. Parker and Ember have a seat on the bench to chat.
Ember: I certainly am. It's good to be out. I have a good, regular sitter now, so I'll be able to feel more comfortable about attending more events like these. Cyann has always been helpful, but I also didn't want to impede upon her home life. So I feel like my business is about to grow now that I can be a little more flexible with my schedule..
Parker: That's good. Congratulations! I hope it works out for you.
Ember: I'm sure it will. What about you?
Parker: Business is good. Although I came this evening to make contacts, work is pretty steady. We're wrapping up a couple of home remodels and a bridal salon. But I do think expansion could be good. I'm just picky about a crew. You should see the skills I ask someone to demonstrate before I'll hire them. The good thing is, I've been able to do more managing of the work than hands on all the time. That's progress.
Parker: It sure is. The hours won't be so long each day, so I'll have more free time on my hands.
Ember (laughing): My, now you'll be challenged with figuring out how to fill it.
Parker: Yes, I've thought about that. I was hoping I could start with taking you out on a date to get to know you better.
Right now Jewell is smiling and cheering, but probably disappointed this episode ends here. But don't worry, we'll be back to see what happens.
Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye