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:
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 7:00:pm EST
Gary Copeland

Today's workplace demands high performance of its employees, but that no longer means putting work ahead of everything else. Organizations formerly disregarded the need to balance life outside of work and accepted the fact that productivity suffered as a result. Today's more dynamic, team-oriented organizations require flexible, creative, sustainable performance, the kind that comes with people who know how to balance the urgent demands of work life and personal life without sacrificing either.

Therefore, goal of this program is to help participants identify major stressors, develop effective coping resources, and create strategies for positive change and life balance. This seminar will help improve professional and personal performance and increase life satisfaction.

Participants will learn to:

  • Discover individual stress issues
  • Capitalize on coping strengths to manage stress
  • Minimize or eliminate common daily stressors
  • Identify areas for coping skills improvement
  • Communicate more effectively to improve problem solving
  • Build mutually supportive relationships
Speaker Bio

Gary has successfully led both corporations and individuals through organizational changes for over 30 years. He is a full time professional speaker and consultant. He has enhanced his education with the Management of Managers program at the University of Michigan and the McGrane Self-Esteem Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a part time professor in the communications, ethics, management, and humanities programs for twelve years at the University of Phoenix, Colorado Campus.

His clients include AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Qwest Communications, Sanford Corporation, Frontier Airlines, The State of Colorado, The National Parks and Recreation, The US Federal Reserve, and many others. He has spoken on organizational change since 1993 and is currently speaking on The Change Cycle™.

Start Time:
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 7:00:pm EST
Category: Management
Diane Stoneman

These savvy business leaders understand that to compete with the industry giants they must maintain an engaged and committed workforce commitment and loyalty. In this webinar you will learn about the exemplary practices that distinguish the winners of the 2008 Top Small Workplaces, a project in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal.

All participants receive a copy of the slides and an Executive Summary of our 2007 Top Small Workplaces Data Report.

Speaker Bio

Diane leads Winning Workplaces' consulting and training practice and has extensive experience in the fields of workforce and organizational development. She is an experienced facilitator, marketer and consultant in human resource strategies to increase workplace effectiveness. During her career, she has worked as a workforce learning consultant at the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), a program director at the Chicago Manufacturing Institute, and a director of a major urban community development organization. Diane has a bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State University and holds a master's degree in social service administration from the University of Chicago.

Start Time:
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 7:00:pm EST
Category: Sales
Dan Kusner

What differentiates the best sales professionals from the average ones? Studies indicate that there are distinct ways that top people obtain their outstanding results. Personality and the resultant behavioral styles play an extremely important role in how people sell and how they buy. A sales professional needs to understand why they are motivated to sell and what motivates others to buy. Understanding these dynamics is critical to personal success. This webinar will introduce you to:

  • Methods and processes for discovering the patterns used by top individuals in any field to achieve outstanding results.
  • Models, skills, and techniques for thinking and acting more effectively in the world. It is the study of what makes the difference between the excellent and the average.
  • How understanding personality styles and behaviors can help you be successful in the sales world.
Speaker Bio

Dan Kusner is a talented and successful salesman with an incredible track record of products and services sold. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in Math and a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering. He was hired by Westinghouse, where he spent more than 30 years in the Commercial Nuclear Business Unit and received the Business Unit's highest award for sales achievement. He in 1996, Dan left Westinghouse to become Vice President of Peak Performance Management, an affiliate of the Sandler Sales Institute. In 2001, he founded his own company, Optimum Business Development, LP. He has been an adjunct professor at Waynesburg College in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area for the last 7 years, teaching courses in Consumer Behavior, Sales Management, Sales and Promotion, and Marketing Management. He has taught and coached countless numbers of people how to double and triple their sales results.

Start Time:
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 7:00:pm EST
Category: Marketing
Dru Jacobs

Dru Jacobs, Director of Lead Generation at Rally Software Development, has proven that a well-executed web seminar strategy is one of the best ways to drive highly qualified leads to your company.

He will join us and share:

  • Tactics for building a thematic series of web seminar events
  • Methods for moving leads through the series and qualifying them
  • Ways of weaving your services or solutions into your events
  • Ideas for how to measure success
Speaker Bio

With over 12 years of B2B marketing experience, Dru Jacobs specializes in architecting and building marketing and sales automation infrastructures and campaign strategies for fast growth, lead generation-driven technology companies. As director of Demand Generation for Rally Software, Dru is responsible for managing a multi-channel lead generation strategy in support of a global inside and field-based sales team including banner advertising, pay-per-click, e-newsletters, webinars, and incubation programs designed to drive the creation and maturation of sales-ready leads. Over the last 3 years at Rally, Dru has helped build a highly responsive database of potential prospects through the delivery of value add content and product evaluation materials. When he does not have his brain buried in Rally's CRM system or consumed with campaign design, Dru loves to ride his bike around the back roads of Boulder, CO.

Start Time:
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 6:00:pm EDT
Shawn Cardinal

ReadyTalk's Conference Center is chock full of valuable features to help you conduct fantastic web meetings. Join Training Master Shawn Cardinal and the ReadyTalk gang for a fresh look at all of the ReadyTalk features you may have missed. Discover new ways of scheduling, running, managing and marketing all of your conferences, from small, ad-hoc meetings to large, important webinars.

This web seminar is a great overview for how to best use ReadyTalk's advanced conferencing and management tools to meet the goals of your organization.

Speaker Bio

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.

Start Time:
Thursday, October 23, 2008 6:00:pm EDT
Category: IT
Kass Larson

Buy vs. build is a difficult choice in any organization. On the SaaS side, it is tempting to over-value the benefit of outsourcing support and maintenance without considering the limitations. On the custom development side, it is equally tempting to underestimate the true cost of using a "free" in-house software to develop systems. This engaging webinar will provide insights and tools to help you make an objective assessment for your organization.

Speaker Bio

Kass Larson, CEO of Granite Technologies, has spent his professional career helping organizations find the balance between practical functionality, aesthetic design, and a future focus. His experience includes directing operations, technology, and business development for an interesting mix of industries including software development, manufacturing, retail distribution, sales, visual arts, simulation design, and performance management. Kass has consulted on business processes, management, technology, and sales issues with companies including: CenterPoint Energy, Toyota, Arrow Electronics, AT&T, BCTel, Ameritech, VoiceTel, Abbott Laboratories, First Data Corporation, Kinko's, Progressive Insurance Company, and Manville. His strengths lie in his ability to take a systems perspective on complex issues and implement effective processes for operational streamlining.

Start Time:
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 6:00:pm EDT
Category: Green
John Shegerian

John S. Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of the nation's leading recycler of electronic waste, Electronic Recyclers International, will host a webinar on the environmental, employee morale and fiscal benefits to going green. John will share with participants how he has turned his organization into a genuinely sustainable business—from the electric fork lifts and recycled furniture in house, to the hybrid vehicles his sales team drives and general energy efficient practices his organizations applies. He will also discuss the topic he is the nation's leading expert on: electronic waste. What, after all, are companies and general citizens to do with the glut of unwanted cell phones, laptops, monitors and televisions that are now out of date? He will explain why it is urgently important to keep these devices out of landfills.

Webinar participants will come away knowing how to act more responsibly in general and will become better educated regarding the toxic after-effects of disposing of electronic waste into land-fills.

Emphasizing his motto that "Green is Good," Shegerian will show attendees just how simple and beneficial it can be to explore one's own "green DNA" and how environmentally friendly practices can be a benefit to the bottom line as well as to the planet.

Speaker Bio

John is the Chairman and CEO of Electronic Recyclers International® (ERI). Established in 2002, ERI is an Electronic Waste collector and recycler, specializing in the environmentally safe and socially responsible dismantling of electronic items such as computers, televisions and monitors. ERI is recognized as the Number One Electronic Waste Recycler in the state of California and one of the largest in North America.

Shegerian serves alongside Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as a member of the California Commission for Jobs and Economic Growth and was recently appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to serve on the Governor's Gang Advisory Committee, focused on providing the State's top legislators with guidance pertaining to policies geared toward the reduction of gang and youth violence.

Start Time:
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 6:00:pm EDT
Category: Marketing
Jessica Kahn and Mike McKinnon

This seminar will provide an overview of the valuable ReadyTalk features you will use to find and qualify leads, raise awareness of your products and services, nurture prospects, and ultimately, win new customers or advocates. We will review:

  • How to use ReadyTalk for prospecting, qualifying and nurturing
  • Some of our own best practices as well as some examples from other organizations
  • Instances when you might consider complementary software packages for list management, customer relationship management and lead scoring and management.

Whether you are aiming for sales, increased membership or educational outreach, if you want to use ReadyTalk and other online tools to grow and manage your customer base, this is an event you'll want to join.

Speaker Bio

Jessica Kahn and Mike McKinnon manage campaigns, customer nurturing programs, lead qualification initiatives, marketing communication and public relations activities for ReadyTalk. Mike also serves as Social Media Director in charge of SEO, online advertising and the corporate blog. Jessica produces ReadyTalk's web seminar series and focuses on finding new sources of revenue via partnerships and join marketing programs.

Jessica and Mike will share their marketing insights and experience to help you sell more, find new customers and create action in your organization. As expert users, they will show you how to take full advantage of ReadyTalk's advanced features for maximum impact to your business.

Start Time:
Tuesday, October 07, 2008 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 hours 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 so you can successfully manage your time.

  • 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.

You have to take control of your time, or someone else will!

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 2007 Woman of the Year Women's Business Network's as well as one of Pennsylvania's Best 50 Women in Business and one of Pittsburgh's Fastrackers in 2005.

Start Time:
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 6:00:pm EDT
Category: Management
Evan Abbot

Besides managing your own work, one of the biggest challenges a manager faces is creating a motivating and engaging workplace for employees. But how is that done? Can a manager really "motivate"? What does it mean to create "engagement"? In this web seminar, we will explore the human side of the workplace and try to understand why people come to work—and the vital role the manager plays in that equation. Topics will include:

  • Differentiating motivation and engagement
  • Exploring current research on engagement and motivation in the global workplace
  • Signs of engagement and disengagement
  • Identifying the role of the manager in creating an engaging environment
Speaker Bio

Evan Abbott is a Management Consultant with Mountain States Employers Council, a non-profit employers association based out of Denver, Colorado. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Arizona State University and a Masters degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver. In addition, he also holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification. Evan leads professional workshops in a variety of topics including: Conflict Management, Generations in the Workplace, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Change/Transition management, Leadership & Supervisory skills, as well as developing presentation and training skills.

In addition to his work with Mountain States Employers Council, Evan is also an Affiliate Faculty member of Regis University. Evan teaches courses in Research Methods and Statistics, Psychology, Social Psychology and Organizational Behavior.

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