August2014SpeakerNext Meeting Tuesday August 19 – Pitch your Product

If you are going to license your product you need to know how to “perfect your pitch”. Board Member, Steve Lyon, who is a successful licensee will give an overview of how to pitch your product.

1.       What to say and not to say.

2.       How to keep it short and to the point.

3.       Focus on the problem and solution of the product.

4.       Other insightful ways to perfect your pitch.

We have a line-up of inventors that will present their refined product ideas to the meeting attendees.

Last Meeting Tuesday July 15th – How To Invent Products and Make Money in Direct Response Marketing “As Seen on TV”

Carrie Jeske - July presenter

Carrie Jeske – July presenter

Carrie Jeske has taken products through the stages of patent to market ready; appearing on QVC and securing sales in catalogs such as Solutions and AutoSport, in big box stores including Sam’s Club and Costco, and licensing agreements with Budweiser, Coca-Cola and Coors Lite. Her talks are candid, funny and filled with practical, action oriented instruction and inspiration.

Carrie will speak on:

  • How To Earn $330,000 Inventing Products for TV or $27,500 in Finder’s Fees
  • Licensing Gotchas – The Art, Science and Terms of Agreements.

Carries experience spans 30 years in sales and executive management with a history of growing individuals and organizations to higher levels of productivity and purpose. She is a direct licensee for the “As Seen on TV” category with Will It Launch, LLC and has a team of licensing agents who work on non-TV category products with granted patents, through Inventive Ideas, Inc, a company she co-founded with her husband of 28 years in 2000.

Our meetings take place on the third Tuesday of each month.


The 5:30 PM Networking and 6:00 PM Meeting are held at:

Eisenhower Community Center,
1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, MN 55403.

5:30-6:00 check in and networking
6:00-7:30 keynote speaker
7:30-8:30 networking and roundtable discussions with industry experts.


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