Webinars

Archived ReadyTalk Webinars

Missed a recent webinar? Want to review the content from a past session? Check out the ReadyTalk Webinar Series archives for recordings of past events. Access to the archives is free and a great way to review session tips or check out webinars that you missed.


Start Time:
Thursday, October 08, 2009 6:00 PM EDT
Patty Kreamer

You have 24 hours in your day, just like everyone else, but does it feel like you only have 19? So how do you get the most out of your 24 without feeling like you are spinning your wheels? If you have ever set goals and identified your vision, you know these are essential steps. Patty will help you take a closer look at your life in this program so you can successfully manage your time. Learn to take control of your time, or someone else will!

  • Learn how to manage time effectively by planning according to your goals.
  • Recognize and eliminate your biggest time-wasters.
  • Define your priorities and live by them daily.
  • Establish a daily planner that works for you.
  • Learn about task and to-do lists.
Speaker Bio

Patty Kreamer, CPO® (Certified Professional Organizer) is the President of Kreamer Connect, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based company that works with residential and corporate clients to become more productive and perform better while at the same time simplifying their work and lives.

Patty is an author, consultant, speaker and professional organizer who is seen regularly in the media. She shares her fun and energetic style with the audiences of publications like The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pittsburgh Business Times, and through television shows like LifeQuest, KDKA's Morning Show, and One on One with Lee Adams.

Patty is the Founding Past President of the National Association of Professional Organizers - Pittsburgh chapter and Past President of and The National Speakers Association - Pittsburgh chapter.  Patty was named Women's Business Network's 2007 Woman of the Year as well as one of Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business and one of Pittsburgh’s Fastrackers in 2005.

Start Time:
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:00 PM EDT
Category: Other
Kendra Lee

In challenging times competitors look to poach your clients. It’s imperative that your clients are loyal to you. You want to do everything you can to ensure they aren’t going to jump onboard a different ship. Sales has changed radically this year. Adjust your customer relationship approach and you can protect your valuable revenue stream.

Join sales strategist Kendra Lee for this 1-hour web seminar and discover fresh techniques to deepen relationships and strengthen your support in client accounts, including:

  • Strategies to retain your position as your clients’ top provider
  • The service baseline all customers expect from you and how to achieve it
  • Techniques to broaden your reach across top accounts and drive incremental sales
  • How to maximize your time with A-rated clients without sacrificing B and C-client relationships
  • Tips to leverage social media to heighten client relationships
  • How to use nurturing campaigns to grow relationships with B and C customers who’ll buy in the next 4-12 months
  • Hints on how to be everywhere your customers turn

Leave with resources and approaches you can implement immediately to build a brick wall around your clients – and your business.

Speaker Bio

Kendra Lee founded KLA Group in 1995.She is a top IT seller, sales advisor and business owner who knows how to shorten time to revenue in innovative ways. She is the author of the best selling book Selling Against the Goal: How Corporate Sales Professionals Generate the Leads They Need

Under Ms. Lee’s direction her organization has assisted sellers in increasing referrals more than 328% in just 7 weeks, penetrating SMB markets in just 6 weeks, driving new client acquisition more than 31% year to year, and increasing annual revenue. Specializing in the IT industry, KLA Group works with manufacturers, distributors, and channel resellers launching new product offerings, penetrating new markets, or experiencing mergers and acquisitions to penetrate new markets, break in and achieve forecasted revenue projections in the SMB market.

Articles about or by Ms. Lee have appeared in numerous publications, and she is a frequent speaker on improving sales performance.

Start Time:
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 6:00 PM EDT
Hal Adler

The majority of new supervisors lack the basic skills they need to lead, and nearly 86% of newly-promoted managers struggle to make the transition from "doers" into leaders. By integrating a coach/mentor style new managers can be more effective, build trust more easily, and close the “doer”/leader gap more easily.

This Leadership LandingTM webcast will help new managers and leaders to:

  • Learn about the 5 Attributes that differentiate great leaders from the rest
  • Avoid the pitfalls and blind spots that often lead to new leader failure
  • Use coaching and mentoring to ease the supervisory transition
  • Use coaching and to gain credibility from their bosses and their staff
  • Become a "coach manager" who can give employees the direction they need to get the job done, without micromanaging or taking a hands-off approach
  • Understand the roles that mentoring and coaching can play in helping them succeed in the tough parts of the job, such as difficult conversations with problem performers
  • Take simple steps that integrate a coaching and mentoring approach to everyday situations and relationships at work
Speaker Bio

Prior to founding Leadership LandingTM, Hal was President of Great Place to Work® Institute, the global research and consulting firm best known for creating the gold standard in workplace recognition; the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Hal joined the Institute in 2004 as a consultant, and in 2006 was asked to be President of the company. Hal's success over the years has been attributed to his keen and intuitive understanding of leadership, workplace culture and change. Cited by clients as "Trusted Advisor" and "Master Guide", Hal deeply understands cultural transformation, and knows how to facilitate it, one leader at a time.

Hal's range of practical, hands-on leadership experiences spans managing within multi-national publicly held companies, to being the first hire in boutique consulting firms. Hal has years of experience working with leadership across industries such as healthcare, airline, finance, manufacturing, insurance, retail, hospitality and gaming, technology and construction.

Start Time:
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 6:00 PM EDT
Category: Other
Shawn Cardinal & Rachel Stoddart

So, you want to launch a webinar series….now what?? Senior ReadyTalk team members will discuss webinar series strategies and tactics to be sure your audience keeps coming back for more. And most importantly, you’ll look like a pro!

In this interactive web-seminar, we’ll discuss:

Planning for your Webinar series:

  • Timelines
  • How to come up with engaging topics
  • Where to look for speakers and subject matter experts
  • How and when to do a useful dry-run

Marketing your web-seminar series

  • Marketing tactics: Pre and post presentation
  • Follow-up tactics
  • Planning for and promoting the next webinar in the series:

If you've got the subject matter but don't know where to start, this is a must attend event. Starting your own series can be exciting as well as rewarding. We want to make sure have the tools to make your events both efficient and effective!

Speaker Bio

Shawn Cardinal

As the Training Director for ReadyTalk, Shawn Cardinal is an expert in conducting and managing web seminars. He has served as a moderator and a master of ceremonies for hundreds of events and has taught thousands of people how to create their own events.

His training style is energetic, engaging and delightful. Shawn has a knack for making the most technologically challenged customers feel comfortable and confident when conducting their own events, and is delighted to share his expertise with a new audience.

Rachel Stoddart

Rachel Stoddart is a senior member of ReadyTalk’s Events and Training Department. Since joining ReadyTalk in 2006 she has helped develop the ReadyTalk Web Seminar Series and facilitated hundreds of webinars. Her expertise in event management has helped hundreds of customers create successful web seminars of their own.

Rachel is originally from St. Louis, MO and is an avid Cardinals fan. In Colorado she enjoys skiing, cycling, and enjoying the outdoors with her Jack Russell Terrier.

Start Time:
Thursday, September 10, 2009 6:00 PM EDT
Hal Adler

Join Hal Adler, Founder and Principal of Leadership Landing™ for a conversation about The 5 Attributes of Great Leaders. After many years of observing great leaders within great workplaces, Leadership LandingTM has identified 5 specific attributes that differentiate great leaders from the rest. Hal will discuss The 5 Attributes of Great Leaders (Self-Awareness, Bravery, Kindness, Innovation, and Inspiration) while drawing from numerous best practices and case studies.

This interactive presentation will:

  • Reinforce the business case for developing great leaders within your organization
  • Provide a framework for understanding what differentiates great leaders from the rest
  • Suggest how to identify and develop great leaders within your current organization
  • Identify simple behavioral shifts for individuals that can begin to create important organizational changes within your company
Speaker Bio

Prior to founding Leadership LandingTM, Hal was President of Great Place to Work® Institute, the global research and consulting firm best known for creating the gold standard in workplace recognition; the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Hal joined the Institute in 2004 as a consultant, and in 2006 was asked to be President of the company. Hal's success over the years has been attributed to his keen and intuitive understanding of leadership, workplace culture and change. Cited by clients as "Trusted Advisor" and "Master Guide", Hal deeply understands cultural transformation, and knows how to facilitate it, one leader at a time.

Hal's range of practical, hands-on leadership experiences spans managing within multi-national publicly held companies, to being the first hire in boutique consulting firms. Hal has years of experience working with leadership across industries such as healthcare, airline, finance, manufacturing, insurance, retail, hospitality and gaming, technology and construction.

Start Time:
Monday, August 24, 2009 6:00 PM EDT
Category: Other
Shawn Cardinal & Rachel Stoddart

So, you want to launch a webinar series….now what?? Senior ReadyTalk team members will discuss webinar series strategies and tactics to be sure your audience keeps coming back for more. And most importantly, you’ll look like a pro!

In this interactive web-seminar, we’ll discuss:

Planning for your Webinar series:

  • Timelines
  • How to come up with engaging topics
  • Where to look for speakers and subject matter experts
  • How and when to do a useful dry-run

Marketing your web-seminar series

  • Marketing tactics: Pre and post presentation
  • Follow-up tactics
  • Planning for and promoting the next webinar in the series:

If you've got the subject matter but don't know where to start, this is a must attend event. Starting your own series can be exciting as well as rewarding. We want to make sure have the tools to make your events both efficient and effective!

Speaker Bio

Shawn Cardinal

As the Training Director for ReadyTalk, Shawn Cardinal is an expert in conducting and managing web seminars. He has served as a moderator and a master of ceremonies for hundreds of events and has taught thousands of people how to create their own events.

His training style is energetic, engaging and delightful. Shawn has a knack for making the most technologically challenged customers feel comfortable and confident when conducting their own events, and is delighted to share his expertise with a new audience.

Rachel Stoddart

Rachel Stoddart is a senior member of ReadyTalk’s Events and Training Department. Since joining ReadyTalk in 2006 she has helped develop the ReadyTalk Web Seminar Series and facilitated hundreds of webinars. Her expertise in event management has helped hundreds of customers create successful web seminars of their own.

Rachel is originally from St. Louis, MO and is an avid Cardinals fan. In Colorado she enjoys skiing, cycling, and enjoying the outdoors with her Jack Russell Terrier.

Start Time:
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 6:00 PM EDT
Category: Other
Shawn Cardinal & Rachel Stoddart

So, you want to launch a webinar series….now what?? Senior ReadyTalk team members will discuss webinar series strategies and tactics to be sure your audience keeps coming back for more. And most importantly, you’ll look like a pro!

In this interactive web-seminar, we’ll discuss:

Planning for your Webinar series:

  • Timelines
  • How to come up with engaging topics
  • Where to look for speakers and subject matter experts
  • How and when to do a useful dry-run

Marketing your web-seminar series

  • Marketing tactics: Pre and post presentation
  • Follow-up tactics
  • Planning for and promoting the next webinar in the series:

If you've got the subject matter but don't know where to start, this is a must attend event. Starting your own series can be exciting as well as rewarding. We want to make sure have the tools to make your events both efficient and effective!

Speaker Bio

Shawn Cardinal

As the Training Director for ReadyTalk, Shawn Cardinal is an expert in conducting and managing web seminars. He has served as a moderator and a master of ceremonies for hundreds of events and has taught thousands of people how to create their own events.

His training style is energetic, engaging and delightful. Shawn has a knack for making the most technologically challenged customers feel comfortable and confident when conducting their own events, and is delighted to share his expertise with a new audience.

Rachel Stoddart

Rachel Stoddart is a senior member of ReadyTalk’s Events and Training Department. Since joining ReadyTalk in 2006 she has helped develop the ReadyTalk Web Seminar Series and facilitated hundreds of webinars. Her expertise in event management has helped hundreds of customers create successful web seminars of their own.

Rachel is originally from St. Louis, MO and is an avid Cardinals fan. In Colorado she enjoys skiing, cycling, and enjoying the outdoors with her Jack Russell Terrier.

Start Time:
Monday, August 10, 2009 6:00 PM EDT
Category: Other
Shawn Cardinal & Rachel Stoddart

Do you currently use web conferencing? Do you have the feeling that there is a lot more to this technology than you know? If you don’t use it, do you get the feeling that you should be?

Are you getting the most out of you web conferencing service during the economic downturn? Did you know that experts are pointing to web conferencing technology as an essential driver for immediate cost savings, as well as a way to drive incremental revenue growth?

Join us as we explore the different ways departments can use web conferencing to help them become more efficient, save more money and streamline their processes. You will learn the essentials of every good conferencing service and how to correctly use its features to accomplish your tasks.

In this seminar you will learn:

  • How marketers can generate leads, develop thought leadership and nurture prospects with webinars.
  • How support departments can use web conferencing to help support their customers and solve problems remotely in less time.
  • How sales departments can use web conferencing for sales demos & presentations.
  • How HR departments can use web conferencing to communicate member benefits and conduct compliance training.
  • This is a must attend seminar if you are looking for ways to expand the uses for your conferencing service.
Speaker Bio

Shawn Cardinal

As the Training Director for ReadyTalk, Shawn Cardinal is an expert in conducting and managing web seminars. He has served as a moderator and a master of ceremonies for hundreds of events and has taught thousands of people how to create their own events.

His training style is energetic, engaging and delightful. Shawn has a knack for making the most technologically challenged customers feel comfortable and confident when conducting their own events, and is delighted to share his expertise with a new audience.

Rachel Stoddart

Rachel Stoddart is a senior member of ReadyTalk’s Events and Training Department. Since joining ReadyTalk in 2006 she has helped develop the ReadyTalk Web Seminar Series and facilitated hundreds of webinars. Her expertise in event management has helped hundreds of customers create successful web seminars of their own.

Rachel is originally from St. Louis, MO and is an avid Cardinals fan. In Colorado she enjoys skiing, cycling, and enjoying the outdoors with her Jack Russell Terrier.

Start Time:
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 6:00 PM EDT
Category: Other
Carol Goldsmith

Changing times require changing strengths, skills, and strategies. So how can people thrive in these turbulent times without totally reinventing themselves? The answers lie in the last place most of us look: inside our direct experience. That is where success leaves clues.

You can discover and utilize those clues with The Return on Experience™ model. This proprietary coaching tool has helped executives on four continents rapidly improve performance through a simple inquiry process. In minutes, people turn forgotten or unrecognized successes into strategies that they know from experience work. When past performance informs present action, the result is a positive Return on Experience (ROX).

Through discussions and a live coaching demo, participants will discover:

  • The 3 magic questions that help people get "unstuck"
  • The 6 types of successes anyone can tap
  • How to identify the natural success process hidden in every experience
  • How to turn that process into a repeatable success strategy
  • Tips on using the ROX model as a self-coaching or leadership tool
Speaker Bio

Carol Goldsmith, The Discovery Coach, is considered by clients and peers alike to be one of the most effective change agents in the coaching field. Her acclaimed Return on Experience™ (ROX) model is shifting conventional success wisdom away from role-modeling other people, toward self-modeling our own direct experience. The ROX process is detailed in her forthcoming book, Return on Experience: Turning Past Performance into Future Success.

A popular workshop leader, speaker, and author of five books, Carol holds designations as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coach Federation, certified trainer in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and certified practitioner of Ericksonian Hypnosis. She has studied personally with Richard Bandler, the co-founder of NLP, and with celebrity coach Anthony Robbins. Carol lives and works near Washington, D.C.

Start Time:
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 6:00 PM EDT
Category: Green
Rob Simon

Are printed annual reports history? If your organization has to produce an Annual Report and you are tired of spending a lot of money for reports that are often not even read and you are looking for ways to migrate your report online, this webinar is a must. An online annual report not only saves you money, it also saves the environment and presents your stories in more engaging ways with video, audio, flash animations and interactive surveys. Plus you can track and measure everything - number of views, number of downloads, time of engagement - all while meeting your organization's sustainability goals.

Rob Simon, whose company BurstMarketing, is a pioneer in social media and online annual reports will discuss:

  • Why putting a PDF of your report on the web is NOT an online annual report
  • Creating a new, engaging online experience for your report
  • The different online annual report technologies and platforms, and choosing the right one
  • How to bring video, audio and slideshows into your report
  • How to transition your audience from a print-only report to the online version
  • Using Print-on-Demand technologies to create a hybrid online/printed version
  • Calculating the environmental savings of your report

Rob will give practical step-by-step advice, and show samples of successful online reports that he has produced for clients.

Speaker Bio

Rob Simon is an accomplished entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience starting, growing and managing pioneering media companies. He is the founder, president and CEO of BurstMarketing, a social media company and leader in publishing podcasts, widgets and mobile applications for consumers who access their media online and via portable devices including iPods and smart phones such as the iPhone and Blackberry.

Prior to starting Burst, Rob had started three successful newspapers, two cable TV companies, a magazine, and one of the largest full-service marketing, public relations & Internet firms in the Rocky Mountains. He also started the first Russian-American newspaper in Russia, with a quarterly circulation of nearly 50 million. He is a published author and frequent speaker at conferences and webinars.

Today, BurstMarketing’s social media networks reach more than 400,000 unique customers who download annually nearly 1 million episodes of audio and video content. Burst publishes podcasts and social media networks for organizations such as BookExpo America, Qwest Communications, the City of Denver, the Starz Denver Film Festival, and the 2008 Denver Democratic Convention.

Rob graduated from Cornell University in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in communications & has won several awards for his communications campaigns. He is married with two children.