Archived ReadyTalk Webinars

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Start Time:
Thursday, November 09, 2006 7:00 PM EST
Category: Management
Dave Uhlir

In the past few years public instant messaging (IM) use has been adopted, either officially or unofficially, in a majority of organizations. While the benefits of improved communications and efficiency are apparent to most, the limitations and risks of public IM may not be as easily recognized. In this seminar, Dave Uhlir will offer his expert perspective on public versus enterprise IM, with special attention to key issues such as security and compliance, flexibility, extensibility, and intellectual property protection.

Speaker Bio

Dave Uhlir brings more than 12 years of technology marketing and product development experience to his role as Vice President of Marketing for Jabber, Inc. Prior to joining Jabber, Inc., Uhlir spent six years at Sun Microsystems where as the senior director of services product management he had profit and loss responsibility for a strategic portion of Sun's multi-billion dollar Services business. At Sun, Uhlir also held product management roles in the Solaris and System Management Software groups. Prior to Sun, Uhlir spent six years at Research Systems, Inc. where he was the vice president of product marketing, playing a pivotal role in that company's acquisition by Eastman Kodak in 2000. Uhlir earned a master of business administration degree from the University of Colorado as well as a Ph.D. from Iowa State University and a B.S. from Tufts University.

Start Time:
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 6:00 PM EDT
Category: Sales
John Fox

Whether you're pitching products to a new prospect, fending off competitors from an existing customer, jumpstarting a new enterprise, or selling yourself to your next employer, marketing yourself to an audience of one is essential. This session will show you five tactics every "salesperson" must have in their own Marketing "Playbook."

And don't be fooled, this session is not about some lofty goals and expensive creative collateral only some of us can afford. These tactics are for everyone on any budget!

Speaker Bio

John's methodology for getting Sales and Marketing on the same page is encapsulated in his book, Marketing Playbook: The Manual for Growing Organizations. The book has been endorsed by Seth Godin, Guy Kawasaki, Rieva Lesonsky, Al Ries, Ben McConnell and Doug Hall from ABC-TV's American Inventor.

John and his team conduct management consulting for growing B-B firms, and he serves as a Global Consultant for DSI Investment Banking Services, Inc. A graduate engineer from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's prestigious Department of Computer Science, John now serves on the Dean's Executive Advisory Council. He has an MBA-Marketing from Keller Graduate School of Management. He and his wife, Ruth, of 24 years live in Naperville, Illinois with their five entrepreneurially-minded children.

Start Time:
Wednesday, October 11, 2006 6:00 PM EDT
Category: Marketing
Kris Smith

Whether you've been tapped by your organization to become the podcasting expert or you simply want to learn more about podcasting this webinar is a good fit. Kris Smith will bring his insider's view of podcasting from the beginning of this exciting medium straight through to today and into the future. We'll discuss podcasting's history, tools, music, theme, content creation, copyright and other tips that can help you hit the ground running as a producer.

Speaker Bio

Kris Smith is Founder and CEO of Palegroove.com. On February 17, 2005, Kris opened Palegroove Studios, the first podcast production company. Since then Palegroove Studios has consulted and produced podcasts for many clients including MTV Networks, NASCAR racing teams and NFL Players. Smith has also authored articles for podcasting websites, been interviewed and highlighted by numerous media on the topic like The New York Times, NBC, FOX and Detroit Free Press.

He launched his own podcast series, Croncast, on November 8, 2004. The show stands out for its high quality production, consistency, storytelling and an extremely talented co-host, Betsy Smith. Together they have logged over 275 episodes of Croncast with a total runtime nearing 140 hours.

A seasoned tech professional, Kris is a multimedia designer with an impressive technology career that spans web development, DVD authoring, CD-ROM production, audio production and graphic design.

Start Time:
Thursday, October 05, 2006 6:00 PM EDT
Liz Ryan

How are savvy networkers leveraging the power of social networking sites to build and sustain profitable business relationships? Online networking guru Liz Ryan, CEO of the global online community WorldWIT, author (Happy About Online Networking) and popular keynoter on workplace and networking topics, shares her advice on building an online network and making fruitful connections. Liz's talk will cover creating your online profile; reaching out to other online networkers; using social networks like LinkedIn, WorldWIT, and OpenBC; making, requesting, and accepting introductions; and dozens of useful online networking etiquette tips. Join us for this lively and practical workshop to get your own online network growing!

Speaker Bio

Liz Ryan-successful entrepreneur, former corporate executive, working mother, and author and speaker on business and workplace issues-started WorldWIT in July 1999 because she believed "smart women should know each other." Today, there are 75 chapters worldwide, providing networking, mentoring and support to 40,000 members in 25 countries around the planet. In fact, WorldWIT was hailed Woman's Business Association of the Year at The 2004 Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs.

Since founding WorldWIT, Liz has been featured in TIME magazine, Fortune magazine, The New York Times and on CNN, CNBC and CN8. Her sharp, edgy, humorous and very current observations on the new-millennium workplace, the role of corporate leaders, entrepreneurism and women in business have been highlighted by USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, Entrepreneur, Essence and Pregnancy magazines.

Ryan resides in Boulder, CO with her husband and their five children. To contact Liz Ryan visit www.worldwit.org

Start Time:
Wednesday, October 04, 2006 6:00 PM EDT
Category: Marketing
James Clark

Blogging, Podcasting, RSS Feeds, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Viral Campaigns, Search Engine Optimization, Pay Per Click....all tools in the online conversation. James Clark from Room 214 discusses online marketing strategies to enter and capture the conversation.

Speaker Bio

James Clark has over 10 years' experience creating, managing and implementing successful communications campaigns for consumer product and high-tech companies. As president and COO of Metzger Associates, James grew the company to become the Rocky Mountain Region's largest public relations and investor relations firm while being recognized and listed on the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies and The Best Places to Work.

James serves on the communications steering committee for the Colorado March of Dimes, and is the communications chair for the Colorado Chapter of Young Entrepreneurs Organization in which he is also a member. He graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelors Degree in technical journalism. He is happily married with two children and one Australian Shepherd.