Sales Circle Welcomes Paul Kraft, Commercial Director, Nespresso


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“Put that coffee down! Coffee is for closers.”

One of my favourite sales quotes of all time.

Our guest speaker this month has plenty of familiarity with coffee and sales! Having worked with such companies as Starbucks and Nestlé Nespresso, you will be sure to get a caffeine buzz!

I’m super excited to welcome Paul Kraft to our Sales Circle on August 22nd. Paul is currently the Commercial Director for Nespresso in Tokyo. He’ll provide an informal Q&A session, sharing his experiences, successes, and challenges in Japan, with plenty of opportunity to dialogue in an open forum.

We’ll learn about how he could bring success to Starbucks, how it was to start up the delicious HoneyBaked Ham company in Japan, and what the future holds for Nespresso.

On August 22nd we’ll be at the classy St. George’s Bar at the Shinjuku Hilton ( For our Sales Circle community of closers, we will be serving coffee. And of course, some wine & beer along with finger foods.

I’m looking forward to welcoming everyone next moth to this very special event.


間違いなくセールスにおける金言の一つです。そして次回、822日のSales Circle にも、コーヒーとセールスの話に詳しいゲストをお呼びします!スターバックスやネスプレッソでの経験豊富なゲストの言葉は、あなたをカフェインが入った子供のように興奮させることでしょう!

822日、ゲストに招くのはポール・クラフト氏、現在ネスプレッソ東京本社でコマーシャルディレクターのポジションに就いています。ポール氏には当日、 Q&Aセッション、成功や日本での困難などの経験談を、公開フォーラムの形式で話していただく予定となっています。


822日、場所は新宿ヒルトンのセント・ジョージバー( で開催されます。当日はワインとビール、軽食に加え、コーヒーが振舞われる予定です。


DATE: 22 August (TUESDAY)

TIME: 18:30 - 20:30
時間:18:30 - 20:30

PLACE: St. George Bar @ Shinjuku Hiton Tokyo.

Cost: 5,000 JPY on Peatix (limited tickets) This includes light food with free-flowing wine, beer, and drinks…like coffee). If there are tickets left, it will be 6,000 JPY at the door.
参加費:¥5,000 (Peatix支払い)飲食代含む。空席の場合、当日券を会場にて¥6,000で発行

The group is open--feel free to invite other sales people.


Here is the concept: -- コンセプト

Networking: sales people are the most awesome group of people on the planet. Why would you not want to network?

Leads: network with other sales people to learn about what they are selling and see if they can help give you a sales lead. Cross-selling creates synergy. Sales people, helping other sales people to succeed!

Education: we will have a portion of the meeting where we share best practices.

22 August (Tuesday) -- 822日(火)

6:30 - 7:00, Open Networking -- オープンネットワーキング

7:00 - 7:30, Education (a brief time to share best practices) -- 講義

7:30 - 8:00, Introductions (60 second sales pitch) -- 自己紹介(1分程度の簡単なもの)

8:00 - 8:30, Networking -- 交流

Location -- 場所

St. George , Hilton Tokyo

Please note, you'll need to preregister for this event and pay through Peatix! Tickets are limited as well due to space, so we'll need to go with first come, first serve. Thanks for your flexibility and understanding! Should be a great event and look forward to seeing you there!


Here are some pictures of the last Sales Circle!
前回のSales Circleからの写真をいくつかご紹介します!


Tue Aug 22, 2017
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM JST
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Tokyo, Hilton Shinjuku, St. George Bar
Standard ¥5,000

Combini / ATM payment will be closed at the end of Aug 21, 2017.

Venue Address
160-0023 Tōkyō-to, Shinjuku-ku, Nishishinjuku, 6 Chome−6−2 Japan
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