Pro Series Filling Up Fast

Seminars in the Pro Series at the upcoming Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, sponsored by Nightclub & Bar, are selling out, so don’t miss your chance to get some practical education on the nuts and bolts of growing your own business as a bartender. Here’s what’s still available (all seminars will be held on Wednesday. July 21 at the Hotel Monteleone):

Check out “Liquid Disc Jockey - Controlling the Flow of Any Room” in the La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Join a free-thinking group of veteran bartenders who will share their views on the bartender’s more esoteric job of working the room like a DJ. Tobin Ellis moderates panelists John Hogan and Angela Laino.

“How to Give Great Presentations” will be held in the Queen Anne Ballroom from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Whether it's talking at a bar show, training bartenders, talking to brand managers or running sessions for consumers, everyone will enjoy this lively, fun guide to giving great presentations from two of the most in-demand trainers and speakers in the business, Philip Duff and Angus Winchester.

“Strategic Management: Systems of the Industry’s Best Operators Revealed” in the Riverview Room from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Top business owners know a superior customer service system is the most important tool they can have to guarantee their success! Learn the 5-Step Customer Service System used by some of the world's best bars and restaurants from Sean Finter. Finter’s company, Barmetrix, has worked with more than 1,200 bars/restaurants in four countries, and Sean has personally coached more than 200 management teams to success. Spend 90 minutes learning techniques that will give your venue a huge competitive advantage.

Learn “How to be Interviewed for Print, Television and Radio” from 12:30 - 2 p.m. in the Queen Anne Ballroom with journalists Jennifer English and Camper English

During “Intellectual Property,” held in the La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom from 12:30 - 2 p.m., moderator Eben Freeman and panelists Riley Lagesen and Sheila Morrison focus on what is a hot topic amongst creative people of all disciplines: Who has a right to my creative work?

In “Raising the Bar - Spirited Media Skills for Cocktail & Beverage Industry Professionals,” taking place in the Riverview Room from 3 - 4:30 p.m., experienced media trainer Lisa Ekus-Saffer and culinary television producer and author Virginia Willis offer a cocktail-specific version of their nationally renowned media training seminar “Honing Your Edge,” providing the skills cocktail and beverage industry professionals need to work effectively with the media.

“So, you think you’re ready to go it alone!” Well then, head to the Queen Anne Ballroom from 3 - 4:30 p.m., as Noah Glass, founder and chief executive of GoMobo brings a unique perspective of what it takes to pursue one’s passion with outside investors.

Finally, during “The Fine Art of Negotiating a Deal” in the La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom from 3 - 4:30 p.m., Audrey Saunders and J. Riley Lagesen, attorney at Davis, Wright and Tremaine LLP, will walk you through the ABCs of how to properly negotiate potential opportunities, how to protect your IP (Intellectual Property) and things to look for when offered consulting or ownership opportunities. Christy Pope and Chad Solomon moderate.

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