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2008 Envision Talking Points 2008-01-07

2008 Envision Talking Points 2008-01-07



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FAQ about the upcoming TAMU Mays Business School CNVE conference for Entrepreneurs.
FAQ about the upcoming TAMU Mays Business School CNVE conference for Entrepreneurs.

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Published by: EricStandlee on Jan 10, 2008
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What is Envision ’08?Envision ’08 is a 2-day conference that will be the largest gathering of entrepreneurs andbusiness leaders in Texas in 2008. It will be a high-energy, information-rich, network-building48 hours.What do you mean by “expanding minds and expanding networks”?The objective of Envision’s hosts is for every attendee to leave the conference having beenexposed to new ideas that inspire and stretch the participant’s thinking while also making adozen new contacts of benefit to the attendee.When is Envision ’08 being held?Envision ’08 is being held April 23 – 25, 2008. It will begin with networking, dinner and theopening keynote address by Marcus Buckingham on the evening Wednesday, April 23 andconclude at lunch on Friday, April 25.Where is Envision ’08 being held?Envision ’08 is being held in San Antonio, TX. The host hotel and location of all events is theMarriott River Center hotel. At the time of the conference, the Marriott will have justcompleted a $70 million renovation.Who should attend Envision ‘08?Business leaders and entrepreneurs from start-ups through maturing companies will enjoysignificant benefit from participating in Envision ’08.What does it cost to attend Envision ’08?The base price is $1350. If you register before January 31, 2008 and use the code word“champion” the price is $1095.Where can I learn more about Envision ’08?Visitwww.envision08.com,http://envision08.blogspot.com, http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/envisionconference/ Envision ’08 sounds expensive, how does it compare to other conferences?The price is comparable to most business conferences. You must keep in mind that the priceof Envision includes all meals and networking receptions as well as the conference sessions.The best way to look at it is as an investment – Envision ’08 is a one-of-a-kind, Texas-basedopportunity to invest 48 hours in the development of your business and yourself.What is the format for Envision ’08?Envision ’08 is designed with a mix of general sessions with “name” keynote speakers,focused workshops presented by “been there, done that” leaders and networking sessions.Who are some of the keynote speakers?Envision’s keynote speakers that will inspire and challenge you. Included are:1
Marcus Buckingham – Best-selling author of books such as
Go Put Your Strengths toWork 
First, Break All the Rules.
Guy Kawasaki  – Apple fellow, entrepreneur, investor and author of books such as
The Art of the Start 
Rules for Revolutionaries
Peter Shutz – Former CEO of Porsche and author of 
The Driving Force, Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People.
Stephen Covey – One of Time magazine's 25 most influential Americans and one of Sales and Marketing Management's top 25 power brokers. Dr. Covey is the author of several acclaimed books, including the international bestseller,
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
.What about the workshops? What is being covered and who is speaking?Entrepreneurs, authors, consultants, professors, capital sources and service providers, areleading the workshops. The workshops have been organized around eight themes critical toevery business:
How I Did It – Successful entrepreneurs telling the story of building their business.
Insights – Unique points of view about critical topics such as leadership, the economy,building corporate value, the future of technology and the life of a CEO offered byauthors, consultants and other noted experts.
Thinking Ahead – A common trait of successful leaders is that they are always thinkingahead. Thinking ahead about business and personal issues. Whether it is businessissues such as one day selling the business, taking it public or becoming an internationaloperation, Envision ’08 will provide the information you need. On personal level, it mightbe thinking about passing the family-owned business from one generation to the next or your own personal transition to post-business activities.
Funding – The big issue on most business leader’s minds id funding. Envision’s fundingworkshops will allow you to the funding ropes from angel investors, venture capitalists,investment bankers and commercial bankers. You’ll also learn about the effort that goesinto raising money from these important sources.
Talent – Perhaps the number two issue on every leader’s mind is talent – how to find,attract, keep and develop the right talent to make the business successful. At Envision’08 you’ll have the chance to learn about generational differences and the impact onrecruiting and retention. You’ll also learn about building community amongst your teamand creating a culture that will drive innovation.
Marketing – How does a growing company create a buzz? In a digital world? In a multi-cultural world? In a world of social networking? Envision’s workshops will help you tellyour story, define your brand and generate media attention.
Leadership and Sales – Workshop leaders with real-world industry experience willdiscuss leadership on both the company and personal levels. Understanding that mostcompany leaders wear a sales hat as well, Envision will pay particular attention to theleader’s role in driving sales.2

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