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Archived ReadyTalk Webinars

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Take Your Webinar Program to the Next Level... With Minimal Stress
Start Time:
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Marketing

Are you looking to take your existing webinar program to the next level?

Are you looking to take your existing webinar program to the next level? Maybe you want to start a webinar program quickly and from the ground up. Or maybe, you nt to do more webinars, but you just don't have the time to host and moderate any more webinars than you already have.

Well, now you have a solution.

New services offered by 3rd party webinar experts help ensure your webinar program is a success. Remove the stress of having to moderate every one of your webinars and let somebody else manage the details on event day - from introductions, Q&A, and all technical assistance.

Attend this webinar to learn about how using 3rd party webinar moderation lets you:

  • Quickly and easily take your webinar program to the next level by adding resources to your team that helps you deliver your event
  • Reduce your anxiety on event day, and focus your time on other strategic initiatives rather than your webinar
  • Bring a more polished and professional feel - before, during and after your webinar - without even showing up to your webinar
  • Also, be sure to use #worryfreewebinars before, during and after the event to keep the conversation going. We look forward to your participation
Start Time:
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Management

Do you manage virtual teams or work frequently with people who are located across different geographic locations? Do you find yourself feeling frustrated with:

  • Being out of touch with what your colleagues are doing?
  • Communication effectiveness?
  • Process management among team members?
  • Lack of company culture?

If so, this session is for you!

Over a period of 10 years, Staff.com co-founder Rob Rawson has become an expert in managing remote teams. He knows what works best to keep teams coherent, productive and motivated. Join this webinar as he shares the 21 strategies he uses to keep over 50 full-time global employees engaged and working towards success!

Start Time:
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 11:00 AM EDT
Category: Other

one of the frustrations is that virtual presenters are facing increasingly multitasking and easily distracted audiences. To make it worth people's time, it's important to create virtual training that it is memorable and actionable.

So, how do you become impossible to ignore in a virtual medium? Join this session to discover a brain science-based approach to how we can influence remote attendees in such a way that you’re remembered and people act on what you say. Specifically, you will learn how to:

  • Shift your way of approaching memorable and actionable content by using a new line of brain science research.
  • Discover three steps to ensure that people pay attention during a virtual session, but also that you’re staying on people’s minds long enough to make a difference.
  • Use specific and practical guidelines associated with each of these three steps to make sure your training materials are memorable and actionable.

Overall, in order to get people to do what you want, you have to help them to remember what you want. Join this session to learn how to influence others’ memory to spark action.

 

Start Time:
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Management

The "M" word that everyone hates - meetings. There are good meetings and there are bad meetings - really bad meetings.

We've all been in these meetings. They go on forever never getting to the point, and you leave wondering why you were ever present. On the other hand, effective meetings leave you energized and feeling that you've really accomplished something. According to results of a Microsoft Office survey, employees spend 5.6 hours each week in meetings, and 71 percent of respondents felt meetings weren't productive.

Join Cindy Allen-Stuckey, CEO of Making Performance Matter, to learn how to determine if a meeting is necessary, and, if so, how to hold effective meetings that get things done. She will walk you though the 4 steps to determining the need for a meeting:

- Asking yourself how to best accomplish the task at hand

- Determining the purpose of the meeting

- The numbers behind the meeting

- Agenda planning

The New Rules of Sales and Marketing
Start Time:
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 2:00 PM EDT
Category: Marketing

Today, says David Meerman Scott, “Everyone is selling. Even marketers."

The best companies empower all the people in their departments to apply the new rules of sales:

  • Authentic storytelling to set the tone
  • Content to link companies and customers
  • Big data to identify buying signals and customize the experience
  • Agile selling to immediately address buyer needs
  • Real time engagement to keep customers happy

ARE YOU REACHING YOUR DECISION MAKERS IN REAL-TIME?

Register now to hear internationally acclaimed sales and marketing strategist and author David Meerman Scott share advice from his bestselling book - The New Rules of Sales and Service.

Start Time:
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Marketing
Are you tired of seeing lead forms from spammers instead of qualified prospects? Do you cringe every time you look at your own website?
 
If this sounds a little too real to you, you know it’s time for a website redesign. But if you’re still putting it off because you’re afraid of failing or you just don’t know where to start, we can help.
 
In this webcast, we’ll show you what it takes to build a successful website that generates a never-ending stream of highly-qualified leads. We’ll also show you the secrets to a successful build so you avoid the common causes of failure and frustration.
 
This presentation is for all skill levels, and you’ll walk away with at least 5 actionable strategies and tools you can implement right away.
 
KEY TAKEAWAYS:
  • How to redesign your website to create a never end stream of leads
  • The key components of a comprehensive website strategy
  • How to strategically assess your website pages
  • Common wasteful website redesign mistakes to avoid
  • Why the process 99% of websites are built on is broken and the correct process
SPEAKER:
Gabe Wahhab, Director of Interactive Services, Square 2 Marketing
Start Time:
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 1:00 PM EDT
Category: IT
The evolution of technology in the workplace has enabled companies to streamline many aspects of the organization. It's allowed marketing to micro-target communications, manage projects across departments, increase customer engagement, automate many administrative tasks, and more. 
 
However, technology has also provided us with a plethora of disparate platforms that may accomplish one aspect of the business without addressing others. And this leads leads to dysfunctional communication and collaboration among employees and teams. So how do you figure out what's best for your organization?
 
Join Leif Hartwig, Founder and CEO of Bolste, as he breaks down the pros and cons of his new technological reality and provides solutions. During this in-depth presentation, he will discuss: 
 
  • The current technology platforms and methods being used 
  • The need for increase in productivity
  • Why too many of the current solutions available today fail to address organizational dysfunction
  • Encouraging employees to adopt workplace technologies to streamline the organization 
  • Employee job satisfaction when it comes to technological processes
 
 
Start Time:
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 1:00 PM EST
Category: Management
Although you don’t have a sell-by-date stamped on our foreheads, according to a study SAP Success Factors conducted with Oxford Economics, obsolescence is the number one concern employees share around the world. Will your skills and abilities remain fresh in order to sell your wares in the marketplace of jobs? Or will you pass your sell-by-date and become obsolete?
 
Research shows that those people who continuously stretch themselves into new challenges have the best opportunities to stay abreast in tomorrow’s market. Based on this, and the forthcoming book Stretch: How to Future Proof Yourself for Tomorrow’s Workplace, this webinar will cover:
 
  • How the workplace is shifting
  • The three realities that both marketing and IT employees must consider in planning their development
  • The five practices successful professionals employ to prepare themselves for tomorrow's workplace
  • How marketing and IT are working as partners in tomorrow's workplace environment 
  • How to prepare today
Start Time:
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 1:00 PM EST
Category: Marketing
All marketing channels can reach audiences at different parts of the funnel — if the right strategy is in place.
 
In this webcast, we will talk in depth about how and why a specific marketing channel, such as search engine optimization (SEO) and pay per click (PPC), can be used to influence different parts of the funnel.
 
This webinar will help illustrate how different types of campaigns within the same channel can reach consumers high in the funnel or much lower in the funnel, and focus in on the “sweet spot” for that specific channel to reach your marketing goals.
 
You’ll also learn:
  • Why SEO and PPC are both important customer touchpoints in the marketing funnel
  • How organic and paid search keyword and traffic conversion data inform each other
  • How to cater your digital campaigns to consumers in various stages in the purchase funnel to help optimize ROI/KPIs
  • Understand how different parts of the marketing funnel can help optimize ROI, spend decisions and influence your strategy to target your customers
Start Time:
Thursday, January 28, 2016 1:00 PM EST
Category: Marketing

Discover What Marketers Need to Know to Succeed in the New Year! 

 
At the start of each year, marketers everywhere look back at the year that's gone by and develop theories for the year to come.
 
Join us on January 28 at 10am PT to hear our panel of four marketing experts as they look into the crystal ball and discuss their predictions for:
  • The emerging trends marketers should be aware of
  • Key challenges marketers will be facing in 2016
  • Critical skills for success in 2016 and beyond
  • Practical takeaways marketers can implement today

 

Speakers

Sanjay Dholakia, CMO at Marketo
Jamie Gutfreund, Global CMO at Wunderman
Scott Brinker, Co-founder and CTO at Ion Interactive
Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer at MarketingProfs