We wanted to thank Jacob Chung and Terry Matsufuji for organizing an exceptional Ascend Social Mixer at Cafe Renzo in Palo Alto. It was well attended by approximately 30 people; some familiar faces and many new prospects.
It was a big hit for three reasons:
1. In additon to Jacob and Terry, we appreciate the attendance of Jerry Iwata, MK Lee and Scott Chong. There were six of us there to tell "stories" about Ascend, and "selling" our value proposition to prospects. Many of you invited your personal friends, which generated an immediate connection to Ascend. In the end,our collective contagious energy caught on ... and many prospects told us that they will join Ascend and/or attend our next LEAD or Mentoring event.
2. The venue and the food were exceptional. It is an upbeat cafe, in popular downtown Palo Alto, and had the flat panels tuned to the Giants baseball game. Go Giants. Orange had arrived early for Halloween.
3. Everyone had the opportunity to introduce him/her self. The event did not disperse until close to 10pm. Many people hung around and enjoyed the networking.
As a best practice, Jacob will send out a thank you email to each and every attendee ... thank them for coming, remind them of our future events, and invite them to join Ascend as a member if they have not already done so. Terry saw some weaknesses of our new registration system and processes based on feedback from the attendees. He will be contacting Art and Tifanny to improve them.
Thanks again to Jacob, Terry, Jerry, MK and Scott for making the evening a success.