"Profiting from Non-Profits"
with Paul Pruitt and Melissa Escarp
One of the largest but most overlooked sources of business is the nonprofit industry. From headshots to special events and creative photography projects, getting involved with nonprofit organizations can lead to unlimited opportunities to grow your photography business. Learn how we have properly leveraged our involvement in the nonprofit industry that helped us gain exposure and business within our target market. We also will share with you our top tips on how to get started with nonprofit organizations.
Monthly Business Meeting 6:30pm-7:00pm
Evening Program: 7:00pm-9:30pm
About PaulI have personally taught tens of thousands of sales people around the world in the past 24 years about marketing, sales, branding, positioning, in person sales, presentations, handling objections, and more. Business is business and the concepts, tools and ideas I share with you here you can apply in any industry. First, you need to be open minded to know I am starting from the ground up to help you build a solid foundation to work. There are no shortcuts to long term success, so if you put in the time and effort you will find yourself on the right path.
In 2008, I had never photographed anyone in my state for money. I was flat broke living on a friend’s sofa, as I had just lost everything financially. No one knew me as a photographer.
I started from zero and in less than 5 years, I took the knowledge I acquired throughout my business life and was successfully able to position myself as the number one photographer in my marketplace.
Last year in 2015, I photographed over 800 professional headshots, 35 weddings (of which I booked out by March of the previous year), and 142 specialized Santa Experience Sessions (That got me international attention this past year in USA Today, Rangefinder Magazine and other publications!) I am walking the walk, just like you. Again, the information I give you isn’t fluff. It isn’t about you buying the latest Lightroom Preset or Ipad Presentation software. It isn’t about buying the latest lens or camera. It is about building a successful and profitable business in photography. And I am so excited to dive deeper into topics that are most important to you!
I have always had a huge curiosity about personal development, interpersonal communication, and the desire to live our best lives. I fulfilled this curiosity by pursuing a Masters degree in the human psychology field, as well as certification Neuro Linguistic Programming. This path led me on a journey of coaching clients from all different walks of life throughout the United States. My coaching incorporated stress reduction methods and I shared one variation of these in my book In10tions: A Mindset Reset Guide to Happiness, which is a 90 day guide that teaches you how to shift your mindset to one that is more positive and powerful. I also had the pleasure of sharing my experience at the 2015 TEDx Wilmington event. I continue to speak and teach workshops throughout the United States and write for a variety of different organizations, including the Huffington Post.
I am passionate about helping people live the life that they truly deserve…a life that is full of abundance, joy, and fullfillment…a life that seems so far out of their reach, but is right there in the palm of their hand, all by using mindset shifting skills. When you can incorporate these skills into your daily routine, you will not only create a more successful and profitable business, but will decrease your stress levels, create stronger more fulfilling relationships, build your self confidence, and discover a greater understanding of your life’s purpose.
We hope you will join us for this informative evening!