ReadyTalk Goes Geek

On Thursday evening, Anita Wehnert, director of product marketing, will be the featured guest on Social Geek Radio, which is hosted by AK Stout and Deb Evans (Deb is also a ReadyTalk customer).

So, why is ReadyTalk a featured guest on a show all about social? At ReadyTalk, we use social media a lot. Many employees that contribute to their own Twitter streams and Facebook pages and we have official accounts for communicating with customers. We’ve integrated these tools into the ReadyTalk web conferencing platform to enable customers to use social media while working on their webinars i.e. no need to jump to other sites to share info.

Social media can be a highly effective tool for promoting webinars. It allows you to invite audiences that you may not be able to reach via traditional email marketing. If you’ve built a Twitter following, Facebook page or LinkedIn Group around a specific topic, the participants in these groups are logical attendees for webinars on the same topic.

Moving a Twitter follower from social media contact to webinar attended, allows you to quickly move them into your prospect funnel because you captured their name, email, company name and other important demographic information. Actionable-data is created when they register, attend and answer polling questions during the webinar.

We recently partnered with Frost and Sullivan to create a white paper on the topic of incorporating social media into your webinar processes, Leveraging Social Media to Make Your Webinar a Success. You can download it for free.

Want more info, tune into Social Geek Radio on Thursday, January 19, at 9 p.m. ET?

 

As the marketing communications and PR manager, Bo gets to wear many hats. When she isn't tackling branding, messaging, social media and customer engagement, she enjoys skiing with her husband, running with her dog and watching Formula 1. You can find her on Twitter @bo_knows_.

Social Media, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Webinar Best Practices, Webinars and Social Media

 

 

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ReadyTalk Recruiting Gears up for 2012

After hitting the slopes and consuming our fair share of Bailey’s and Coffee during the holidays, ReadyTalk Recruiting is back and ready for a huge 2012. On the agenda for the year, we have hopes of adding an additional 20 engineers to our technical team, collaborating with our new HR Director on recruiting strategies, attending DJUG and Denver Tech MeetUps, hosting a Hack night and much, much more.

In addition to our incessant search for the top Java Developers, this year we would like to take a moment to give you a more detailed look at the different opportunities we currently have available within our technical team. Our main priority, at the moment, is finding a few great Engineering Managers to join the

madness. We have awesome teams here at ReadyTalk and the big focus for our engineering managers is to continue to grow the success of each of those teams. With a number of new engineers coming on board coaching our teams on how to continue to learn from one another and rely on each other is a big part of management here at ReadyTalk. If this sounds like the right fit for you please check out a more detailed job description.

A new opportunity on the team is an Engineering Product Owner. In this position, you will be the #1 advocate for ReadyTalk Engineering. You will be taking the ideas from our engineers 20 percent time and helping integrate those ideas into product development. You will

be communicating with marketing, sales and project managers in explaining what we would like to develop and why we would like to use our engineering resources on these products. This is an internal facing position…essentially your client is our engineering team. Let us know if you would like to learn more!

Along with our search for an Engineering Manager and a new Engineering Product Owner, we are on the hunt for a couple of people who are part detective, part creative problem solver, and part tech nerd to join our group of Quality Assurance Engineers.  We have integrated our Software Developers and QAs, where you will be working very closely together throughout the entire development process. On average, there is a 4 to 2 ratio of Software Developers to QA. As part of QA, you will be writing and maintaining test documentation in addition to investigating the source of software defects. Check out all of the details.

Lastly, we are focused on building out our Application Infrastructure team this year. Your top priority here will be to make sure our server is up and running at all times. You will be building and configuring the environment for development and QA production along with working with our engineers to determine what the requirements for each environment is. Finally, the Application Infrastructure Engineers have to ensure that all designs can be integrated into the overall system.

This wraps up our plans for 2012. We hope that one of these opportunities has caught your attention and you will be the next addition to our ReadyTalk Family. We wanted to mention that if you are interested in exploring any of these positions further please contact ReadyTalk Recruiting directly at Catherine.harrison@readytalk.com OR katie.green@readytalk.com. We can help to expedite your application process. Happy New Year and we look forward to hearing from you soon!