1st Annual Notary Symposium
Tickets go on sale June 15.
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Early Bird (6/15 to 7/31) – $97
Regular Ticket (8/1 – 10/4) – $137
The first 20 registrants will be entered into a special drawing to win a Notary Bag stuffed with notary supplies, a tablet, and notary mini-library! Drawing will be held at the Symposium, must be present to win.
- Address is 1 Beech Tree Ln, Irvine – University Community Ctr
- Master of Ceremonies: Valerie Barrett
- Check-in: 7:45 to 8:25
- Event runs from 8:30am to 5:15pm
- All attendees receive a swag bag.
- Door Prize drawings throughout the day
LUNCH: A catered lunch is included in all ticket sales. You will choose your meal during registration.
LODGING: A list of nearby lodging will be be provided for those of you interested in staying the night before. We will send out an email once this information is ready.
Presenter photos shown with biography.
Order of presentations not determined yet.
Susi Sivkov (Presenter)
We all want to live our best lives and reach our fullest potential. But all too often, we get busy in our routines; we get bogged down in our old habits; and we wander off the path to our best selves. Susi will bring you three simple concepts that you can implement daily to get you back on track. You can count on having a couple of ‘ah ha’ moments and will walk away ready to THRIVE and FEEL FULLY ALIVE in your personal and professional life.
Gary Tabke (Presenter)
“Personal Safety for the Notary Signing Agent/Mobile Notary”
There is little more terrifying than finding one’s self in unfamiliar surroundings and under attack.
Like realtors, mobile notaries can face the same threatening scenarios that have resulted in robbery, assault and even murder, nationwide. Situational awareness and a planned response can not only be a deterrent but also empowering.
This retired street cop will instruct on preparedness, situational safety, quick and easy self-defense techniques and the identification and use of improvised weapons, all designed for your safety.
Joyce Gonzalez (Presenter)
“Live Scan Services 2.0 “
Joyce is back with Live Scan 2.0 – She added Live Scan to her notary business 3+ years ago, and presented to the NorCal location last year. If you’ve been thinking about adding Live Scan to your notary business, Joyce is here to recap how to get started, how much it costs, where to get the equipment, and who does the training. Plus, this year, she adds these talking points:
What you need to know if you offer Fingerprint Cards. The variables and what I learned about the proper, acceptable abbreviation codes that the FBI uses, and what you can give your customer to avoid a needless delay or rejection.
How I handle re submissions when my customer lives out of the area. When fingerprints are rejected for poor quality, your customer is instructed to return to the company who originally fingerprinted them. What if they were visiting when you fingerprinted them and now, they are miles and miles away?
Team Up – How I built a network of Live Scan operators in other cities – And why you need this.
Bill Soroka (Presenter)
“The Extraordinary Notary”
The trap of mediocrity is an easy one to fall into. In fact, sometimes in our world today we are encouraged, even rewarded, to do “just enough” to get by, or get the job done. Why work harder to be better when good enough is, well, good enough? Notary Coach’s Bill Soroka is going to share his journey from mediocrity to extraordinary as a mobile notary and loan signing agent in America’s hottest housing market. He’ll show you how your past does not define you and with a commitment to authenticity, learning and to excellence, this could be your dream business too. Bill will share the exact strategies and daily actions he took to create a multiple six-figure notary gig while deepening relationships and experiencing more joy and self-confidence than ever before in his life. This industry is hot, ready, and ripe for innovation. This industry is ready for the extraordinary notary.
Don Hunsberger (Presenter)
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Laura Biewer, with co-presenter Valerie Barrett
“The Art of Collaboration”
As we discover ways to work with each other to grow our business, think about how powerful it would be if we not only shared our wins, our frustrations, our overflow of jobs, but also looked to each other for other skill sets that we can share/barter with each other. Running a business takes many skill sets, and when you are the only employee, what do you do when there are skills needed that you do not have? You can hire professionals and if you can afford to do so that is great; however, you may have colleagues who are accessible and able to share the skills they have brought to the notary world.
By keeping it “in-house” so to speak, we help each other in ways that grow our business without directly competing, and Grow our Network, which Grows our Networth! Hear about how successful notaries have used this strategy and have an opportunity to try out the first level of collaboration during the workshop.