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Networking, Note-Taking and New Ideas at the Temech Conference

What makes a brand extraordinary is its “why” – the emotional reason that makes a person want to purchase that item. Simple, right? Basic, too. What’s more, it works.
Rabbi Berkovits addressing the crowd of nearly 500 women at the Temech Conference in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Berkovits addressing the crowd of nearly 500 women at the Temech Conference in Jerusalem.
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The woman sitting next to me is puzzled. “That’s not what I learned in the last sales seminar I attended,” she says.

Dov nods. “And how did that make you feel?” he asks.

“Slimy,” she admits. “Manipulative.” She thinks a moment. “Your way is much better.”

He smiles. “Telling a person the truth is the most respectful thing you can say to them.”

He’s practical, too. “Don’t leave a meeting without agreeing on a clear next step,” he advises. “If you’re getting mixed messages, call them on it. Describe the behavior, and ask them to help you understand what it is that they want.”

Our time is up, though people are still asking questions. Dov gives us his web address (www.dovgordon.net) and moves to the side, off the stage. He’s immediately surrounded by women who want to ask just one question, and just one more. I edge toward the crowd, reluctant to leave, but I’m aware that I’ve been gone all day and my family is waiting.

My neighbor comes in. “I’m leaving now and wanted to offer you a ride,” she says. I glance toward the front of the room, then thank her and we head out together. On the way, she gathers the others who came in the taxi this morning.

In her car on the way home, we compare notes. “I went to Shoshanna Jaskoll,” one friend says. “On using your ‘so what’ factor to stand above the competition. She was great.”

Another friend nods. “I took copious notes. I have to think about what she said and how to apply it to my business.”

A third friend went to Leah Kaplan’s workshop on strategic marketing. “It was interesting,” she says. “It’s the next step that I needed for my company to grow – I just didn’t know it till today.”

As we pull up in front of my house, I see my younger kids waiting for me outside. I pull out the pens we got as freebies and prepare to hand out these prizes.

It was a good day. Tired as I am, I feel refreshed and accomplished – and grateful to the Temech organizers and volunteers who pulled it all together. Already, I’m looking forward to next year.

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About the Author: Dvora Freimark is a writer and editor who is lucky enough to live and work in Jerusalem.


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5 Responses to “Networking, Note-Taking and New Ideas at the Temech Conference”

  1. A great recap for those of us who were there and those of us who (nebach) missed it!

  2. A great recap for those of us who were there and those of us who (nebach) missed it!

  3. Great article. I attended mostly Hebrew lectures and they were terrific! Rachel Bolton was excellent (she spoke alot about removing worry from our life as it blocks the abundance that Hashem wants to bestow). Rav Beuer was very, very inspiring and spoke about how to introduce Avodas Hashem in our business life. Wonderful lecture. Rabbanit Yemima was, as usual, moving, funny and tres tres inspirational. I attended the workshop given by Shimmy Kraus – an Israeli sales and marketing coach. He gave ALOT of advice to women who are in advanced stages of business. All in all, the conference was way better this year than last year (in my humble opinion) and I can't wait to see how they top this next year! They may need a bigger place because it was really jam packed and I couldn't even find parking in the hotel lot! Thanks, Temech!

  4. Sharon Bodzin says:

    Raanan's cousin Ilana Herring was there, did you meet her by any chance?

  5. Sharon, there was a HUGE turnout. Probably about 500 women. Fuhgetabouit.

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