3 biggest mistakes wedding pros make with their Facebook + Instagram Ads
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  • Watch Live Sept. 22nd (or register to watch the recording)

Great presentation and discussion! 👍 Thanks to you and Brian Lawrence for putting this interesting and fascinating webinar together.” – Erik Kent, NJWedding.com

I’m going to start gifting my friendors with your books, and tickets to these webinars.” – Cantor Marc Bachrach, Thousand Oaks, CA

Free Webinar details

Yes, 2020 has been rough.
We FEEL you on that one.
But we’re here to help you find your dream couples who are looking for your service RIGHT NOW.

Facebook + Instagram Ads are the best way to get your business out there and I want to show you what works, and more importantly the biggest mistakes you could be making so that you book weddings from your ads, so I’ve invited my Facebook/Instagram Ad expert, Katelin Brogan, to do this FREE webinar for you – that’s right, for free!

No matter if you have been too nervous to run an ad for the first time or you have tried before with little to no success, this training will really help you learn exactly what goes into making Facebook + Instagram Ads that book you more weddings!

Over this FREE training you will learn:
⭐️ Why your ads are not getting any clicks at all
⭐️ What is causing your Ads to bring in ZERO leads
⭐️ What needs to be tweaked so that the leads that do come in are HIGH quality

Here’s a comment from someone who previous webinars:

Your webinar was the most fact-filled, informative, easily understood, most positive webinar I have ever attended.” – TerriAnn Ferren, Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Torrance, CA

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Alan Berg CSP Group Website Review SessionFirst Time Ever – Group Website Review Sessions

These are crazy, uncertain times and getting your website to be the best it can be takes professional help. Join me for a group website review session:

  • Tuesday, September 29th, 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm BST

I couldn’t be any happier with his training and I highly recommend it to anyone.” – Gabriel Levi Da Silva, Perth, Australia

About Group Website Review Sessions

You know that your website is at the core of your marketing. I’ve called it your most important employee, even titling my first book “If your website was an employee, would you fire it?” Is your website doing the one job it has… to convert traffic to inquiries, so you can make the sale?

While I still offer one-on-one website reviews, at this time of limited income, I’ve heard that some of you would like to have me review your sites, but the $699 price tag is a little out of reach.

So, for the first time ever, I’m offering a very limited-seat, group website review session. Up to 10 wedding and event pros will join me for a 3-hour group website review session. I’ll go through the same steps as I do on a one-on-one session, and pull up each of your sites. While I won’t be able to look at every page, or tweak every word of every site, the $199 price tag makes it much more affordable. Reserve your seat before all 10 are taken! 

Sept. 29th Group Website Review Info
Close More Sales Workshop with Alan Berg CSPFirst Time Ever – Group Sales Conversion Workshops

Getting your sales team the training they need is more important than ever. Join me for a group Lead Conversion Workshop:

The leads conversion workshop was insightful, eye opening and filled with such good advice and current information. – Saraí Flores, Luna, San Miguel Allende, Mexico

I cannot believe I waited this long for an actual training with Alan. His knowledge and delivery is second to none.” – Heather Laughman, HD Entertainment, Gettysburg, PA

About Group Close More Sales Workshops

While our worlds are being turned upside down, sales needs to keep your business running. Normally, you might have Alan come onsite and do sales training at your location. Or maybe, you’d join him for a Mastermind Day. But, these days that’s not possible, or practical.

So, to address your need for sales training, and to better fit your tight budget, join Alan, and a small group, for a remote (virtual) sales conversion workshop. He’ll take you through handling inquiries, to having better sales conversations, digitally and virtually. And then, how to ask better questions and asking for the sale.

This is the first time he’s offering a group virtual sales training. Seating is very limited. Up to 10 wedding and event pros will join Alan for this 2 1/2-hour+ group sales conversion workshop. Reserve your seat before all 10 are taken! 

Sales Workshop Info

Special Note:

The need for Sales Training, Consulting and Mastermind Days doesn’t go away, even when business is slow (or stopped). I’ve added more remote services, at affordable pricing so you can have your website reviewed and/or get sales training. If you’d like to find out about having me do remote sales training, a website review, a business consultation or a remote Mastermind for you (and some friends), with payment arrangements that will allow you to have training now, while extending the payments, contact me via emailtextuse the short form on this page or call +1.732.422.6362.

Through my sales training, consulting and speaking, I often get asked about different kinds of resources. Here are a few that I mentioned on a webinar that may be helpful to you. Of course, if you have any questions about any of these, or are looking for something you don’t see here, you can contact me directly: emailtext, call 732 422 6362 (international 001 732 422 6362) or use the short form on this page.

WOW! The training that Alan provided our team is incredible. There were lots of “ah ha” moments and the very next day we were implementing what we learned.” – Susan Dewberry, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Atlanta, GA

Webinar Recording Links
10 Proactive Things You Can Do Now To Lean-In

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Does Google Have Your Business Marked as Temporarily Closed (and website and SEO tips)

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I am so thankful we had Alan review our website, give his insight, and share his wealth of knowledge with us. I know it was a great investment for our wedding business! – Nicole Wade, Sawyer Family Farmstead, Glenville, NC

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Resources

Click on the Tabs below to see the various resources from the webinar as well as others that might be helpful for you. If you are looking for something you don’t see here, you can contact me directly: emailtext, call 732 422 6362 (international 001 732 422 6362) or use the short form on this page.

How’s your website doing?

Some websites need a little help, and others need to be replaced. Remember, a new website or refresh usually costs less than the business you’re already losing with your current site!

If you’re ready for a new website or need help with SEO or your Google Business Listing…
  • I’ve known Brian Lawrence for over 20 years and he has deep wedding/event industry experience and can give you ideas and a quote for a new site.
  • If you tell Brian that I referred you, he’ll have me “Alanyze” your new site before you get it, at no extra charge to you!
  • Here’s the link the Brian shared in the webinar for Neil Patel’s recommendations for SEO, etc. www.neilpatel.com/ubersuggest
  • Contact Brian@BrianLawrence.com or call 201-446-1038
Contact Brian about a new website or SEO quote
Caterers and Venues that Cater – stop paying too much for your food and supplies!

Helping you profit more is a cornerstone of my consulting and training. I met the folks from SB Value at the catersource conference last year, and many prominent caterers I know were singing their praises, telling me how much they were saving on their food costs, clearly one of your biggest expenses. The concept is simple: the companies that spend the most, have the most leverage to get the best pricing. No matter how big or small your catering company is, you simply aren’t getting the absolute lowest price, because there’s always someone bigger than you.

How does it work?

What I learned about is a GPO – Group Purchasing Organization – where you join with other companies to get better pricing. In this case, this group buys over $5 Billion per year, so they’ve obviously going to get the best pricing. One of my catering clients in California was just shown that she can save 25% over what she was spending, on the same items! Another client in New York City, who was already bidding his buying out to 4 companies, is going to save 10% to 14%. All of that savings goes right to your P&L’s PROFIT line!

To find out how much you can save, let SB Value do a comparison of actual invoices, so they can show you, item by item, how much you’ll save. Contact Clint Elkins, call 980-429-0398, email Clint@wegrowvalue.com or click the button below

Find out how much you can save
Caterers & Venues edition of Shut Up and Sell More Weddings & Events

Shut Up and Sell More Caterer & Venue Edition - Alan Berg CSPAlan’s released a very special edition of his most popular book, Shut Up and Sell More Weddings & Events, just for Caterers and Venues. All of the references and wording (responding to inquiries, handling objections, closing the sale) have been updated to be the most applicable to your business.

To get the paperback version of this special edition for caterers and venues (deliveries to most countries, contact Alan if you don’t see your country when checking out), click here

To get the Kindle Version of this special edition for caterers and venues, click here

If you have one or more venues and you want to be to do Virtual Selling and give amazing Virtual Tours – and a 50% off incentive!
  • I’m on the advisory board of Visiting Media because their product TrueTour® takes immersive media to a new level. You’ll have 360º views, 3D modeling and much more. My favorite parts are the engagement tracking, so you’ll know when your customers are actually interacting and viewing your content. That will show you who your more interested prospects are so you can do better follow up.
  • I’ve asked my friends at Visiting Media to put together a special offer for you, to make it more affordable to have their immersive media platform for virtual tours, at a price you can afford. They’ve come through, big time, at 50% off for a limited time. To see more click here or the button below.
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Have Virtual Meetings

Some people can’t or won’t be able to meet with you, and given the technology we have available today, that won’t be a problem. Here are some of the resources I use, or recommend, so you can use today’s technologies to conduct business without having to be in-person with your client.

  • I’ve been using Join.me to do my website reviews for years. I have the Pro plan so I can not only share my screen, I can even record the whole session, what we see and say, so my clients can review the calls later.
  • I use Zoom for my webinars, as do many of my clients
  • You can have virtual meetings with FaceTime, Google Hangouts, Skype and even WhatsApp
Read any good books lately? Here’s some of my bookshelf…

Alan Berg CSP - 5 booksI didn’t originally have links to my books, but so many of your asked, I’ve added them here:

Get Alan's Paperback Books - USA  Get Alan's Books on Kindle and Audio  If You're In the UK, Ireland, etc. use this link

Books I recommend, by Alan Berg CSPHere are some books that I’ve read and enjoyed, that you might also like. Many of them are authors that I know personally and I often give these books to my friends and clients as gifts. I tend to do audio books on Audible, as I get to “read” more that way. These all have links to their Amazon page where you can get the book in the format you prefer:

  • Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine – Mike Michalowicz https://amzn.to/2Wwsrug
  • The Paradox of Choice: https://amzn.to/2MwiEhy
  • Talk Triggers: The Complete Guide to Creating Customers with Word of Mouth – Jay Baer, Daniel Lemin https://amzn.to/2Wxgy7s
  • All about Them: Grow Your Business by Focusing on Others – Bruce Turkel https://amzn.to/2IYZ6km
  • Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It – Chris Voss https://amzn.to/3a2R9X8
  • Amaze Every Customer Every Time: 52 Tools for Delivering the Most Amazing Customer Service on the Planet – Shep Hyken https://amzn.to/391Umot
  • The Convenience Revolution: How to Deliver a Customer Service Experience that Disrupts the Competition and Creates Fierce Loyalty – Shep Hyken https://amzn.to/3dgEEJD
  • The New Art of Capturing Love: The Essential Guide to Lesbian and Gay Wedding Photography – Kathryn Hamm, Thea Dodds https://amzn.to/2J2VqOu
  • The Business of Gay Weddings: A Guide for Wedding Professionals – Bernadette Smith https://amzn.to/33wbdig
  • High-Profit Prospecting: Powerful Strategies to Find the Best Leads and Drive Breakthrough Sales Results – Mark Hunter https://amzn.to/3b7hJOW
  • Beyond Referrals: How to Use the Perpetual Revenue System to Convert Referrals into High-Value Clients – Bill Cates https://amzn.to/2xNkXbZ
  • The 10¢ Decision: How Small Change Pays Off Big – Laurie Guest https://amzn.to/2xe7DNs
  • Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life https://amzn.to/2Z5Uv8Q
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Video Tools

When I get video testimonials or make short promo videos, I often use my iPhone. Good sound is very important and I’ve found a few tools that work well for me. I also have listed the tools I use for video calls, meetings and webinars. Good light is important too, but that’s often easier to control than sound. Here are some of the tools I’ve used:

iPhone video capturing
  • PowerDeWise Lavalier Microphone for iPhone – this has the lightning connector for iPhones: https://amzn.to/3a8KniB
  • Stony-Edge SIMPLE LAV- MOBILE Condenser Lavalier/Lapel Microphone for iPhone & Android Smartphones – this has a 3.5mm connector so it’s for Android and older iPhones https://amzn.to/2UlP02k
  • Movo PM20 Dual-Headed Lavalier Lapel Clip-on Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone – this has TWO microphones with one 3.5mm connector, for when you’re doing an interview or recording a couple – https://amzn.to/2Ulp5Yx
  • Arkon SPLEDRING Rechargeable LED Clip On Selfie Ring Light – this is what I use for a selfie light or when I need a little fill in light when filming with my iPhone – https://amzn.to/2wg2eFT
  • BlitzWolf Lightweight Aluminum All in One Extendable Phone Tripod Selfie Stick Bluetooth with Remote – I use this for selfies from the stage as well as for a small tripod for my promo videos – https://amzn.to/3bemS81
Video editing
Zoom/Video Call & Podcast Equipment
  • Blue Yeti Microphone – This is one of the best microphones to use for video calls, podcasts and anything you need a mic for your computer. I use it with the Pop Filter and Swing Arm below – https://amzn.to/3boLk7f
  • Studio Microphone Mic Wind Screen Pop Filter – This pop-filter prevents some of the extra noise when we speak… and it makes for a nice visual, too. – https://amzn.to/3bsuqo0
  • AUPHONIX PRO Blue Yeti Shock Mount – Shock mounts keep out vibration and other noises that microphone can pick up from fans, A/Cs and other motor noises. – https://amzn.to/3czTcmy
  • nnoGear Microphone Arm – I don’t want the microphone on my desk, but I do want it handy when I need it, so I have it on this adjustable swing-arm, with the shock mount and pop filter – https://amzn.to/3cA2WgE
  • NULED Desk Lamp Dimmable LED – It’s important to have good lighting when you’re doing video calls and meetings. I put this LED lamp behind my monitor to even out the light from the overhead lights and window light at different times of the day and evening. – https://amzn.to/2VL6GEZ
  • Kamerar D-Fuse Large LED Light Panel Softbox – you need good light but you don’t want glaring light, or reflections in your glasses. This goes over your light to even it out and give a more natural feel. – https://amzn.to/330iM2t
  • Video Lights – The ones I use are no longer available, but these are almost identical. I changed out the bulbs to 300W LEDs I got at Home Depot (they’re usually used for outdoor and street lights). They provide a nice, even light without glare. – https://amzn.to/3aohu2O
Write a Book

The first rule is don’t write a book, just write words. It’s the editing that makes it into a book. You can self-publish your book, yes even if you only want one copy. Here are a few resources to look into:

  • Amazon has a print-on-demand service: KDP Publishing
  • Ingram-Spark is another print-on-demand resource (I’ve used them to print books in other countries instead of shipping there)
  • You’ll want to use a professional graphic designer for the cover and interior design so it looks professional. If you need a referral, just contact me directly: emailtext, call 732 422 6362 (international 001 732 422 6362) or use the short form on this page.
Learn a new language

I never thought I’d speak another language… that is, until I decided to make it a priority. Here are a few of the resources I used to learn Spanish:

  • Rosetta Stone – you’ll learn to read, write, speak and understand (note: I did this while on my treadmill)
    Learn Spanish: Rosetta Stone Bonus Pack Bundle  https://amzn.to/2wg04WN

    Pimsleur – this is an audio program that’s used by universities and governments (note: I did this while driving)
    Pimsleur Spanish Conversational Course – Level 1 Lessons 1-16  https://amzn.to/33AEGr6

  • Paul Noble – Learn Spanish with Paul Noble for Beginners – Complete Course: Spanish Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach https://amzn.to/3bbtbsY
  • Audible has many different language learning programs. One of my favorites is by Paul Noble (above). I like the way he teaches and I’m now using it to learn French.

I think one of the main differences in your training is that our team left that day with strategies that they can immediately implement. – Steve Sanchez, The JDK Group, Camp Hill, PA

Alan just helped me rethink the entire way I do business. Seriously! – Sarah Petryk, Allium Floral Design, Fountain Hill, PA

Since you came two weeks ago, I have sold four more weddings. I was getting ghosted a lot and struggling to get people to come in for appointments. Not anymore!” – Ellen Quinn, Penn Oaks Golf Club, West Chester, PA

Alan found points in my business that were really dragging me down personally,  but that I hadn’t really been able to articulate.” – Sarah Petryk, Allium Floral Design, Fountain Hill, PA