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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


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.
  • 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
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



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


Start Time:
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 1:00 PM EST
Category: Management

The modern workplace has the undue pressure of attracting the best talent, supporting the work at hand, being aligned with the digital flow of a business and providing the hospitality demand of the modern workforce.

All these factors come together to shape models appropriate for workplace design. Knoll, a modern design company known internationally for creating workplace and residential furnishings that inspire, evolve and endure, consistently explores what is next for the workplace.

Join Tracy D. Wymer, Vice President, Workplace Strategy at Knoll for an overview of key trends in today's modern workplace, including:

  • Wellness and well-being
  • Demographic shifts
  • Infrastructure needs
  • The role of the workplace as a hospitality center

Presented from vast research resources, including Knoll's own study, the workplace net.work, Tracy will also share case studies to highlight these trends at work. 

Start Time:
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 1:00 PM EST
Category: Sales

Organic referrals are 17,400% more effective at converting prospects into paying customers than any other form of media and, since they’re free, they’re exponentially more profitable.

Once you know the psychological drivers that trigger your customers' referral reflex, compelling them to recommend your products and services to their friends, you can deliberately build these referrals into your business and drive dramatic growth.

The strategies and processes we’ll cover can be applied to any business, at any stage.

Part 1: The Drivers of Viral Referrals

  • The core catalyst of all viral referral behavior
  • A deep dive into the 4 psychological drivers of viral referral behavior

Part 2: Laying the Foundation for Viral Referrals

  • 6 mindsets that instantly unlock viral opportunities in your business
  • How you can generate viral referrals regardless of your industry or job title

Part 3: How to Build the Viral Drivers Into Your Business

  • Two tools you can use to quickly identify gaps in your market
  • 3 creative brain hacks that deliver innovative ideas
  • 5 shortcuts to virality

This presentation is jam packed with specific, step-by-step examples. You’ll walk away not only with actionable tips and techniques, but specific ideas you can implement as soon as you get back to your office.


Forrest Dombrow, President, Solve Sales

Start Time:
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 2:00 PM EST
Category: Marketing

While many companies are recognizing the value of Social Selling, just a few of them have realized the importance of involving their marketing departments in their Social Selling efforts. Forrester research says it clearly: "B2B marketers need to team with their sales counterparts to implement a balanced program that will provide the sales organization with realistic guardrails and quality content, while allowing them the flexibility to engage on social channels in a way that is most relevant to their professional networks".

In this value packed session, Sales for Life’s Brian Lipp and ReadyTalk’s Bo Bandy will cover:

  • The reality of the modern buyer and the necessary changes that today's B2B marketing teams demand.
  • How marketing can support sales teams with the right content that drives relevant conversations with prospects.
  • How to align marketing with sales to implement a successful Social Selling program that connects with buyers.

Date: Tuesday, December 15th
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. PT)
Duration: 30 minutes
Price: Free