4th Annual Notary Symposium “NorCal”
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Regular Ticket (9/8 – 11/15) – $129
“Registration” for this event requires two separate components:
Payment of ticket, and completing the Registration online form.
Registration follows the list of Presenters, further down this page
The first 25 registrants will be entered into a special drawing
to win 1 of 3 special gifts. Gifts valued at over $1000!
1. Brother Dual-tray Laser Printer
2. Satchel filled with notary tools of all kinds
3. Mini-reference library of 4 books, plus a year’s membership to NNA.
Drawings will be held at the Symposium. Must be present to win.
- Address is 2729 Prospect Park Place, Rancho Cordova, at City Hall
(this is a private event, and is not endorsed by the City of Rancho Cordova)
- Master of Ceremonies: Valerie Barrett
- Check-in: 7:45 to 8:25
- Event runs from 8:30 am to 5:15 pm
- All attendees receive a swag bag
- Door Prize drawings throughout the day
- Mini Trade Show
LUNCH: A catered lunch is included in all ticket sales. You will choose your meal during registration. Click here to view the lunch menu.
LODGING: Click here to view a list of nearby lodging if you are interested in staying nearby the night before.
Presenter photos shown with biography.
Order of presentations not determined yet.
Jamie Liggins (Presenter)
“Overcoming Challenging Situations in Your Notary Career”
The 3 most common questions that I’ve encountered in this industry are:
1. How do I not only start but maintain a thriving notary business?
2. Can I make decent part-time money as a Notary Public when I retire?
3. If the mortgage market changes, what are some ways that I can reinvent my notary business?
In other words, when life happens…what do you do? Whether you are starting your career as a Notary professional or seeking to reinvent an already established business, there are always challenges you will face. Jamie Liggins will be sharing many professional and notary tips on how to adapt, re-establish and/or reinvent your notary career.
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.
Brian Qualls (Presenter)
“How to become the “go to” notary for an estate planning attorney”
In this session, attorney Brian Qualls will discuss the role of the independent notary for the execution of estate planning documents. The discussion will begin with a brief overview of the documents involved in these signings, including living trusts, powers of attorney, and advance healthcare directives, so that the notary can feel comfortable in offering these services. Next, Brian will explain why attorneys might choose to use an independent attorney instead of an in-house notary, and describe the typical profile of an attorney that would be a good candidate for using an independent notary. Finally, the session will conclude with a discussion of what the attorney will look for in hiring an independent notary, best notary practices during the signing, and tips to help develop a long term relationship with the attorney over time, so the notary can become the “go to” choice for the attorney’s local signing needs.
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.
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.
~ NorCal Registration ~
Use the online form below to register, and/or make your lunch choice.
(Go to the SoCal page to register for the Irvine Symposium on October 5)
~ Notary Symposium thanks our sponsors ~
Platinum: Notary Coach
Gold: National Notary Organization, Notary2Pro, Notary Assist
Silver: Coach Me Laura, Kerri Marvel Services, Notary Docs
Bronze: At Your Service Mobile Notary, AmeriEstate, Colleen Myrtakis/State Farm Ins., Jamie Liggins, Apostilles Now, Convenient Live Scan and Notary, Golden Gate Mobile Notary, Everything Else Marketing, Velasquez Graphics
Copper: Golden 1 Credit Union, BancServ
Additional fields are requested, to help us design the best Symposium we can for you, and as annual analysis for next year’s Symposium. Please note that by registering for this event, you are giving us permission to add you to our Email List (so you can receive event details and reminders). Also note that the City of Rancho Cordova or the Notary Symposium (or its authorized representatives), reserves the right to take photographs or video of the event for its own records and for use in future promotional materials.
We are SOLD OUT for this venue.
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Potential attendees will be contacted in the order placed on the Wait List.