Professional Development

Can you hear me now? Best Practices for Presenting to a Virtual Audience

Transitioning from live, in-person presentations to a remote webinar scenario can be an intimidating change even for those who are well-versed in public speaking. As a presenter on a virtual event or webinar, you are competing for your audience’s attention with distractions outside of your control – email, chat, and the Internet are all available at your audience’s fingertips. How can you ensure that your message is being heard?

Your Best Just Got Better - Take work and life productivity to the next level

It takes more than just time management to be more productive; especially while you're traveling or working extra long days in the office. There are specific tactics you can use to get more of the right things done. If there was information available today – to improve not just what you do, but how you do it – wouldn't you want to know?

LinkedIn- Enabling Nonprofits to Engage & What They Need to Succeed!

Approximately 75% of nonprofits do not have any formal budget for recruiting employees, according to the 2011 Nonprofit Employment Trends Survey.

Blue Ocean Strategy (Part II:) Value Innovation

Join Dick Lee in his Blue Ocean Strategy series to expand upon the definition of Value Innovation: Delivering exceptional value to the most important customer in the value chain, all the time, every time.

He will quickly review the 10-Step Value Innovation Process and address questions such as “I want to develop a Blue Ocean Opportunity - where do I start?” “What’s the Process?” “What do I do next?” and more.

As the World Spins - A Life in Public Relations

Andrew Hudson will talk about his career in PR and discuss how to break into this exciting profession. He'll also discuss new trends in PR and tips on how to break news, strategies for crisis communications and how to deal with difficult reporters. Hudson will share his more than 17 years in the limelight to help you get your organization the kind of press coverage it deserves.

Your 2007 Growth Strategy

Want to get from where you are to where you want to go faster? Having a clear strategic direction is critical to making that happen and reaching your organization's growth goals. Erica will present a simple, yet effective way, to develop your growth strategy and develop a strategic plan for 2007. Key learnings from business owners, managers, and executive directors will help you avoid planning pitfalls and implement best practices.

Participants will learn:

Improving Your Online Presentation Skills

Ken Molay, president of Webinar Success, presents tips to help you become a more effective online speaker. Presenting on a webcast or webinar is fundamentally different from speaking in front of an in-room audience. Since you and your audience cannot see each other, your vocal style and the way you interact with the web conferencing software determines how you are perceived.

Social Networking: Business Relationships Built Here

How are savvy networkers leveraging the power of social networking sites to build and sustain profitable business relationships? Online networking guru Liz Ryan, CEO of the global online community WorldWIT, author (Happy About Online Networking) and popular keynoter on workplace and networking topics, shares her advice on building an online network and making fruitful connections.

Simplify Your Life: How to Stay Sane (and Organized) During the Holidays

It's that time of year when everyone seems to turn into Scrooge. Well this year, you don't have to! If the holidays make you miserable because clutter and chaos are ruling your life, then this program is for you. Patty’s program offers simple, practical solutions on how to organize your life and WIN the clutter battle once and for all - all year round!

The 5 Attributes of Great Leaders: Kindness through Meditation

Is meditation business’s best kept secret? We think so. Join Hal Adler, founder of Leadership LandingTM for a 60 minute webinar discussing great leadership, great businesses the power of meditation. Companies such as Yahoo, Nokia, IBM, American Express, Medtronic and Google have introduced meditation as a support to employees. Learn what they get out of this, and how it may apply to you or your business.