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  • Simple Technology for Entrepreneurs - How to Market and Manage Your Business
    Simple Technology for Entrepreneurs - How to Market and Manage Your Business Lori Mercer, Founder of How She Quits Recorded: Nov 16 2017 60 mins
    Technology changes rapidly and now more than ever you have hundreds of tool choices to make for your small business. As a former software engineer, Head of a Global IT division in corporate and now online technology business owner, I am here to assure there there is a simple, affordable way through this maze.

    Attendees will learn:
    •What technology tools you must have and which you can skip
    •How to maximize your budget and avoid another $20 / month system
    •The right technology choices for each stage of your business
    •How to pick a tool that can grow with your needs
    •Finding the right tech team who can work efficiently and partner with you for the long term
    •Best practices for Entrepreneurs - from building your website to email marketing, financials and team and task management

    You will leave with a clear map of what you as an entrepreneur need to market and run your online business

    About the Speaker:
    Lori Mercer is the founder of How She Quits. After spending 20 years in corporate leading multi-million dollar technology and marketing initiatives, Lori broke free as a Virtual Professional. Her online marketing and technology agency, LoriMercerCTO.com, serves small online businesses with strategy, marketing and implementation needs. Lori created HowSheQuits.com to help other mom's leverage their professional skills and build their own virtual businesses. Married to a firefighter and mother of 4, Lori broke into the online marketing space as the founder of a national non-profit on a mission to strengthen the marriages and families of first responders. Now more than 100,000 followers back that mission. Lori's programs, including 6 Weeks To Clients, One Day Funnel and Virtual in a Week, stress her passion to bring an efficient, innovative and professional service to the virtual world, while valuing time with family.
  • Managing Busy: Redefining Your Schedule
    Managing Busy: Redefining Your Schedule Danielle Roberts, Owner Legacy Creative Company Recorded: Nov 16 2017 48 mins
    For any business owner or busy professional, the continued chaos of schedules, databases, email can be a huge drain on time, money and sanity. In this session, leading online business manager, Danielle Roberts,will help you to understand the steps to take to get you from chaotic and stressed to a thriving, energetic business owner.

    You will learn:

    • How to see your big picture and break it down into step by step implementation.
    • Top tips to prioritize and manage your to do list.
    • How to ensure Time-Saving Success
    • Why being intentional is so important
    • What tools are available to help you organize your schedule

    About the Speaker:
    Danielle Roberts is an online business manager who spends her days working with entrepreneurs to develop their business strategy, organize their business and help them in handling their day to day operations through her business Legacy Creative Company. As an author and mentor to Christian business women through her personal brand, she loves to show them how weaving faith into their business is attainable. She is a wife and a mom, and she strives to keep her family a priority and maintain a solid relationship with her husband. She loves coffee, Jesus, date night and chasing after her kids.
  • Any Questions? How Listening Sparks Innovation
    Any Questions? How Listening Sparks Innovation Leon Segal, Ph.D. & Scott Underwood Recorded: Nov 16 2017 58 mins
    Why are questions so important, and how should questions be used?

    The skill of asking valuable questions is part of a creative mindset and opens up endless opportunities for innovation. It helps us gain valuable insights from ourselves, our colleagues, and our customers, or other people we are designing for.

    Continuously asking questions helps us get below the surface, beyond the obvious, and helps us gain empathy for others, discovering the kind of human needs that lead to breakthrough innovations.

    Join Paul Perrotta, sitting in for Scott Abel, for this free, one-hour webinar designed to highlight the importance of listening, especially during times of major change. Paul will be joined by Leon Segal, Ph.D., and Scott Underwood of Innovationship. The two experience design experts will share their knowledge and insights about asking questions, along with tips for the creative use of questions throughout the innovation process.
  • The Tax Talk before Tax Time” for Entrepreneurs
    The Tax Talk before Tax Time” for Entrepreneurs Brian Walls, Founder Walls Financial Group Recorded: Nov 16 2017 57 mins
    It’s the end of the year…and one commonality all businesses have, time to prepare for tax submissions. Taxes are overwhelming but they’re an inevitable part of running your business. During this webinar, Brian Walls will be delivering key points and tips that uncover the often overlooked tax deadlines and necessary information. You will leave feeling at ease about the tax and financial terminology and strategies to make the annual tax exercise more efficient in the future.

    During the webinar, we will discuss:

    •Calculating estimated tax payments
    •Receipt management
    •What is deductible
    •Helpful financial software/tools


    About the Speaker:
    Brian Walls, who leads the WFG's team, has decades of experience within the financial services industry. To Walls Financial Group he brings financial planning and investment management experience.

    Prior to launching Walls Financial Group, Brian was Senior Financial Planner with The Ayco Company L.P., a Goldman Sachs Company, where he provided comprehensive financial counseling to high-net-worth senior executives of major corporations.

    Brian was Senior Portfolio Administrator at The Money Growth Institute. He also worked as an Examiner within the Special Investigations Division of the National Association of Securities Dealers. NASD is the private-sector regulatory body of the U.S. securities industry.
  • Preparing Your Content for the Future: Bots, Machine Learning and AI
    Preparing Your Content for the Future: Bots, Machine Learning and AI Steffen Frederiksen, DitaExchange Recorded: Nov 16 2017 59 mins
    Are you ready for how AI, machine learning, and other future technology will affect content development?

    The database revolution changed our relationship to data, making it reusable for different target audiences, contexts and situations. It also made it ready for flexible delivery to different apps and across many different platforms and media. But somehow these outcomes never fully transferred over to content. How can we bring this same revolution to content and win the same kind of enormous improvements that would prepare us for the future?

    Structured content management enables organizations to store, organize and build their content so that pieces are easily discoverable, reusable, reconfigurable and adaptable. It provides the perfect solution for constructing large, complex documents, but also for delivering modular content to chatbots, portal sites, and mobile apps. But, more importantly, it is also key to future-proofing your content for emerging technological trends.

    Join Paul Perrotta, sitting in for Scott Abel, and his special guest, Steffen Frederiksen, Founder and CSO of DitaExchange, for this free one-hour webinar. Attendees will learn what structured content management is and how it works. They will understand what benefits structured content can have for writers, project managers, business owners, IT departments and content consumers. They will also learn how to prepare their content to be fed into new technologies with practical examples from the field.
  • Legal Tips for the Entrepreneurial Business
    Legal Tips for the Entrepreneurial Business Randolph Houston is a Co-founder and of counsel, FORTKORT & HOUSTON P.C., Recorded: Nov 16 2017 62 mins
    Regardless of whether you’re taking the first steps in launching your business venture, or you have been operating for several years, as a business owner you will be confronted by many legal obligations and issues to which you must conform.
    This session will provide you with top tips to ensure your business is legally protected.
    Topics covered will include;
    • How to ensure you have obtained all necessary licenses and permits
    • Tips on preparing and implementing written contracts
    • How to ensure that your business complies with a myriad of federal and state employment laws
    • How to protect your business’s intellectual property
    • When you should turn to an attorney for advice

    About the Speaker:
    Randolph Houston is a Co-founder of and now of counsel in FORTKORT & HOUSTON P.C., where his practice focuses on trademark (including trade dress and unfair competition) and copyright counseling, clearance, prosecution, policing, and litigation and trade secret litigation. He also has developed a significant music and entertainment law practice, negotiating deals involving major label recording artists, representing individual musicians, actors, artists, and writers, and speaking and writing on entertainment-related topics. Mr. Houston is also an artist manager, representing recording artists, television and film actors, and comedians.
  • Negotiating Skills – How to Create the “Win-Win” Scenario
    Negotiating Skills – How to Create the “Win-Win” Scenario Sandra L. Vasher Recorded: Nov 15 2017 60 mins
    For the entrepreneurial business person, negotiation is an important art to master. Negotiation skills are required in conversations with customers, suppliers, investors and internal stakeholders and staff.
    Even at home, these skills can be very helpful for negotiating with family, neighbors and tradespeople!
    This webinar is designed to provide you with negotiation techniques that you can use to win business, save money with suppliers, build long-lasting business relationships and, ultimately, succeed in your business venture.

    On this webinar you will learn:
    • How to develop confidence throughout the negotiation process
    • How to create value
    • How to negotiate on price when both buying and selling
    • How to collaborate with others for mutual gain

    About the Speaker:
    Sandra L. Vasher is a Harvard Law School grad and former litigator, who has mediated and trained fellow negotiators and mediators at the Harvard Mediation Program and the Harvard Program on Negotiation in Cambridge, and at the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago.

    Since 2010, Sandy has been a corporate negotiation trainer and consultant, and her clients have included Fortune 500 companies in the automotive, energy, hospitality, medical, pharmaceutical, construction, and hobby industries, amongst others. She has a certificate in Instructional Design and has developed training programs in negotiation and mediation, as well as strategic thinking and problem-solving, communication, team-building and aboriginal consultation.

    Sandy currently lives in the Atlanta metro area with her husband and spoiled dog. She is also a fiction writer. Follow Sandy on twitter @SandyVasher
  • Build Your Brand by Telling Your Story: The Art of Self-Promotion
    Build Your Brand by Telling Your Story: The Art of Self-Promotion Debby Stone, CEO of Novateur Partners Recorded: Nov 15 2017 62 mins
    Do you feel uncomfortable talking about what you do? Do you wonder how you can let others know about your accomplishments without appearing arrogant? If so, this webinar is for you.

    Presented by Debby Stone, JD, CPCC, PCC and based upon the tools and concepts from Debby’s book, The Art of Self-Promotion: Tell Your Story, Transform Your Career, this webinar will show you how to;
    • Adopt a more empowering mindset about telling your story,
    • Unearth the key components of a masterful self-promotion story,
    • Develop practical strategies for implementing the art of self-promotion in the context of building your brand, and
    • Become a more confident, graceful and authentic self-promoter.

    Regardless of whether you are starting a business, moving your existing business forward or seeking to further advance in your career, you will learn the secrets to transforming your professional path by telling your unique story.

    About the Speaker:
    Debby Stone is a speaker, author and executive coach. Her book, The Art of Self-Promotion: Tell Your Story, Transform Your Career has been hailed as “immensely practical” and “the perfect how-to guide” for professionals. Debby has presented programs at corporations, law firms, business associations, educational conferences and universities. Her speeches and workshops are described as practical, powerful and engaging. Debby is the CEO of Novateur Partners, an executive coaching and leadership development consultancy serving lawyers, entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and the organizations in which they work. Novateur is known for combining extensive real-world experience with entrepreneurial creativity to assist its clients in developing practical strategies for success. Prior to embarking on her coaching and speaking career in 2002, Debby practiced corporate law for over a decade. She has also worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company. Debby holds both an undergraduate and law degree from Duke University.
  • Smart Services to Grow Your Business - How to Access Virtual Office Resources
    Smart Services to Grow Your Business - How to Access Virtual Office Resources Coco Quillen and Erin Van Horssen, Davinci Virtual Recorded: Nov 15 2017 41 mins
    For any entrepreneur, small business and independent professional woman, there are many concerns and drawbacks surrounding using your own address or investing in expensive office space.

    Have you considered the possibilities that a virtual office could bring?
    • The image and resources of a fortune 500 company, at a fraction of the cost.
    • A receptionist without the salary?
    • A business address without the rent?
    • A great workspace without a lease? All this, and so much more.

    In this session Coco Quillen & Erin Van Horssen from Davinci, the leading provider of virtual office solutions, will teach you how to leverage the new way to work and project the image your business deserves.

    About the Speakers:

    Coco Quillen came to Davinci from a nationally renowned event planning firm in 2006. She has extensive experience in the service industry and very detailed operational skills. Her “take charge” attitude allows her to effectively and efficiently run Davinci’s day to day operations. Coco also has worked with The Houston Ballet, and Washington D.C. Ballet as a professional dancer and teacher. Her unique background and in-depth technical product knowledge make her a great addition to the Davinci team. She defines the Company’s spirit with her total commitment to clients and prospects.

    Erin Van Horssen has worked in several departments at Davinci Virtual and for the past year has embraced the role of Director of Operations. She grew up in Salt Lake City, UT and has built her career at Davinci for the past 7 years. Erin manages Davinci’s business development initiatives and partnerships. Erin holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Utah.
  • Building a Career in Enterprise Tech: A Women in Tech Perspective
    Building a Career in Enterprise Tech: A Women in Tech Perspective Jeanne Morain, Erye Hernandez, Tiffany To, and Karla Zarate Recorded: Nov 15 2017 60 mins
    Though the media spends much more time covering consumer startups like Uber and Twitter, enterprise startups are the ones that have delivered consistent and significant financial returns over the last decade. From companies like Nutanix in infrastructure, Splunk in DevOps and Palo Alto Networks in security, there are many great career opportunities in enterprise tech for women that include but are not limited to engineering.

    This special panel will provide insights about careers in enterprise tech from moderator Jeanne Morain, Principal Researcher/Strategist, iSpeak Cloud, and panelists Erye Hernandez, Sr. Malware Researcher, Palo Alto Networks, Tiffany To, Chief Operating Officer of ForAllSecure, and Karla Zarate, Top Engineering Grad.

    These panelists will share their own career paths, skill sets required for different enterprise tech career paths and some of the challenges they've faced and how to overcome them from a WIT perspective. Webinar will be live on November 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM PST and available for post recording downloads.
  • Empower Your Team to Write with One Voice While Still Sounding Like Themselves
    Empower Your Team to Write with One Voice While Still Sounding Like Themselves Marcia Riefer Johnston Recorded: Nov 15 2017 60 mins
    The trouble with companies is that they're full of people, and people insist on having separate personalities and distinct voices. So, it's no wonder that issues of consistency and tone of voice creep into our conversations when we take an honest look at our content.

    Join me, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and my special guest, wordsmith extraordinaire, Marcia Riefer Johnston for a free one-hour webinar during which we'll discuss the role voice plays in unifying a company's content strategy. You'll learn how to build a brand voice without sacrificing the individuality of the content creators on your team. And, you'll discover ways to empower content creators to succeed by participating in a simple, fun exercise.
  • Talent Analytics 101: How to Build a Data-Driven Recruiting Process
    Talent Analytics 101: How to Build a Data-Driven Recruiting Process Aubrey Blanche, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Atlassian; Daniil Karp, Director of Marketing, Teamable Recorded: Nov 15 2017 59 mins
    Nowadays it seems like all recruiters are measuring something, whether it’s cost-per-hire, time-to-hire, or their candidate-to-offer ratio. But are we measuring the right things and are we asking the right questions of our data?

    To help us grapple with these ideas Aubrey Blanche, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Atlassian will share her perspective on data-driven recruiting. Aubrey has spent her career driving diversity and inclusion efforts with data. In this webinar Aubrey will cover how data can be used in diversity and inclusion and recruiting at large:

    Why you need data
    How to think about data
    What data you can collect and get access to
    How to use data appropriately
    The right way to measure recruiting
    How to use data to prioritize your work

    We know that every business is different and se we decided to make the second half of our presentation an office-hours session, so please come prepared with your questions!
  • Taking the Next Step: How to Move your Business to the Next Level
    Taking the Next Step: How to Move your Business to the Next Level Suzanne Brown, Strategic Marketing and Business Consultant Recorded: Nov 15 2017 62 mins
    Your business has been going great and you feel that it’s time to grow and move on to the next level. In the current economy, opportunities for entrepreneurial businesses is excellent, but the risks of expanding too quickly cannot be ignored.

    Whether you are looking to find new ways to sell your current services or products, or looking to broaden your customer base by introducing new products and services that add value, planning correctly for growth is essential. This webinar will give you tips and guidance on how to:

    • Assess where your growth will come from
    • Understand what makes your business proposition unique
    • Describe and define what the next level looks and feels like
    • Inspire others to get on board about future changes
    • Evaluate your financial position in preparation for growth

    About the Speaker:
    Suzanne Brown is a strategic marketing and business consultant, TEDx speaker, an expert on and advocate for professional part-time working moms and author of a forthcoming book, out in mid-September. Mompowerment: Insights from Successful Professional Part-time Working Moms Who Balance Career and Family empowers moms to think differently about their career approach and work-life balance. Suzanne blogs weekly at www.mompowerment.com on topics related to helping working moms continue to achieve their career goals and be the moms they want to be.
  • Lessons from Leaders: Top Female Technologists Share Insights for Success
    Lessons from Leaders: Top Female Technologists Share Insights for Success Kelly Ireland | Laura Fucci | Jocelyn DeGance Graham | Sandy Atwell Recorded: Nov 15 2017 61 mins
    How can women best position themselves to navigate today's digital workplace, grow their sphere of influence and maximize career growth. This interactive Webcam Panel session in the "Women in Tech" series showcases the journeys of inspirational women who have advanced their careers in tech in innovative and standout ways.

    Speakers:
    - Sandy Atwell, Board of Directors, UCX and VP of Business Development, Calgary Scientific
    - Kelly Ireland, CEO and Founder of CB Technologies
    - Laura Fucci, CIO of City of Henderson
    - Jocelyn DeGance Graham, Founder, CloudNOW
  • Marketing your Business Online
    Marketing your Business Online Danielle Tenconi, Brand Marketing Expert Recorded: Nov 15 2017 61 mins
    Whether you are an experienced business owner or just starting out in your venture, the importance of getting your marketing right is crucial. You must ensure that you get your product or service in front of the right people, generate enthusiasm to encourage customers to buy, and build loyalty to keep your clients coming back for repeat business.

    In this digital world, it’s all about ensuring you truly understand who your ideal customer is and how to take them on a journey with your business. This session will help owners of new and growing businesses who are looking to maximize their Online Marketing.

    During this session you will learn;
    • How to identify the right people to target
    • Tips and tools on consumer understanding from big global brands
    • Understand how to better connect with your target people
    • How to convert visibility into paying customers

    About the Speaker:
    Danielle Tenconi helps businesses up-level their marketing and expand their businesses through marketing skill building. She’s passionate about helping service based businesses make an impact through profit and purpose.

    Over the past 15 years Danielle has had the pleasure of working with big brands all around the world, including Axe, Moet, Energizer and many more! The main thing she has learnt from big brand marketing is the importance of simple, focused strategies that have a big impact. It’s this experience and know-how that Danielle brings to business owners, like you.

    Danielle is a Brit, currently living in Korea with her Military hubby and two young kiddos. Due to their ever changing lifestyle, over 8 years ago, she created a location-independent business that allows her to the mom, wife and business owner that she wants to be. Danielle knows what it’s like to run your own business and the impact that focused, strategic marketing can provide – it seriously is a game changer!!
  • Building an Engaged, Inclusive & Collaborative Workplace
    Building an Engaged, Inclusive & Collaborative Workplace Jen Kelchner, Founder & CEO of LDR21 and co-creator of dragonfli™. Recorded: Nov 14 2017 62 mins
    During this session, you will learn about the leading trends in acquisition and workplace needs.

    Topics discussed include:
    -understanding the needs of a multigenerational workforce
    -why building talent will yield more engagement and loyalty
    -How the power of open culture will give you the highest competitive advantage in your market

    About the Speaker:

    Jen Kelchner is the Founder & CEO of LDR21 and co-creator of dragonfli™. She is a thought leader on openness, leadership and change management. Jen advises leaders on organization and culture change based on open principles. She is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council, Deloitte alumn, and member of the Open Organization Ambassador team. Jen and her team are releasing a platform for assessing and tracking organizational change that builds human agility. Her book “Generation Open: building an agile organization, culture and ecosystem” is releasing early 2018.
  • Hiring Virtual Professional Freelancers: Maximize your Efficiency and Resources
    Hiring Virtual Professional Freelancers: Maximize your Efficiency and Resources Lori Mercer, Marketing and Technology Advisor Recorded: Nov 14 2017 61 mins
    In order to have your business thrive you will need help. Gone are the days of only relying on your personal network for freelance help. This session will show you how to work with third party freelancers:
    -Where to hire them
    -How much to pay
    -How to manage their daily work


    About the Speaker:
    Lori is a Marketing and Technology advisor to online businesses. Our team can ""Get Stuff Done"" with our systems and strategic guidance for email marketing, web design, online course and membership site creation.
    Compelled to encourage, mentor, inspire and help with technology and creative needs in a way that strategically supports your business.
  • How to Become Your Own Boss
    How to Become Your Own Boss Melinda Emerson, Best Selling Author: Become Your Own Boss In 12 Months Recorded: Nov 14 2017 62 mins
    Are you unhappy with your soul-sapping job? Have you always wanted to be your own boss? Don’t just quit! You need to create a plan to fire your boss--first. In today’s business environment, small business owners have even less time to hit it big with their target customer. The key to success is not only to create a sound business concept, but also taking the time to figure out the business of running a business. Let America’s #1 small business expert Melinda Emerson “SmallBizLady” teach you her proven step-by-step method to transition from employee to entrepreneur.

    Attendees will learn:
    • What’s involved in Starting a Small Business
    • The Emerson Planning System
    • Funding Your Start-up
    • Developing a Niche
    • 5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail

    The target audience for this event: Anyone who is ready to become their own boss or currently working a side business that they want to take full-time.

    About the Speaker:
    Melinda F. Emerson, “SmallBizLady” is America’s #1 Small Business Expert. She is an internationally renowned speaker on small business start up, business development, and social media marketing. Forbes magazine named her the #1 woman for entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter. Melinda’s small business advice is widely read reaching more than 3 million entrepreneurs each week online. She publishes a resource blog www.succeedasyourownboss.com, which is syndicated by the Huffington Post. Melinda is also the bestselling author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, 2nd Edition and the ebook How To Become a Social Media Ninja.
  • Start as You Mean to Go On: The Key to Successful Sales Onboarding
    Start as You Mean to Go On: The Key to Successful Sales Onboarding Syed Shah, Regional Director EMEA - Qstream and Nick Hornsby, Group Services and Training Manager - Essilor Recorded: Nov 14 2017 56 mins
    According to the latest CSO Insights research, effective sales onboarding services can improve quota attainment by 21.3% with noticeable impact on sales performance in the fiscal year.

    There are a number of ways that organisations can reach full productivity for new sales hires, but it all starts with a well programmed, measurable and dynamic onboarding curriculum that meets the individual development needs. But it doesn’t stop there.

    On this webinar, you will discover how to:

    · Establish a baseline understanding of sales rep capabilities and detect early warning signals
    · Implement a data-driven coaching model to remove guesswork in coaching and support reps in reaching and staying at peak productivity
    · Drive a continuous sales enablement program that aligns onboarding to the customer journey
  • Serving on a Corporate Board: Uncover if It’s for You & Where to Start
    Serving on a Corporate Board: Uncover if It’s for You & Where to Start Sheila Ronning, Founder & CEO, Women in the Boardroom Recorded: Nov 13 2017 43 mins
    The journey to the boardroom can, at times, be an overwhelming undertaking filled with questions about what to expect, how to prepare, and how to be an effective board member.

    Join this interactive session with Women in the Boardroom CEO & Founder Sheila Ronning to get answers to burning boardroom questions, including:
    - What are the four main types of boards?
    - What is the job & responsibilities of a board director?
    - What are the risks of serving on a board?
    - Why pursue board service?
    - What is the time commitment & compensation for board service?

    About the Presenter:
    Leadership & networking expert and board strategist, Sheila Ronning is a trailblazer in working towards gender equality in the boardroom. In 2002 she founded Women in the Boardroom with a revolutionary vision to create an environment where women could assist other women in achieving their leadership and corporate board service goals. In less than 15 years, she has scaled Women in the Boardroom from concept to membership organization with global reach across multiple industries, and influence in private and public boardrooms, including Fortune 100 companies.
  • How Language Learning Can Work Offline
    How Language Learning Can Work Offline Melanie Rogers, Lead Trainer at Rosetta Stone Recorded: Nov 13 2017 58 mins
    We often get asked, “Isn't Rosetta Stone only online?” Learn about our offline Classroom Builders and Supplemental Materials! While Rosetta Stone Foundations can successfully be implemented as a standalone, computer-only program, we can offer you more if you want! Did you know we have over 10,000 pages of supplemental materials? Attend this webinar and learn about what all those pieces are, how they could work in your classroom, and how to decide what would be useful to you! Our Training Team Lead, Melanie Rogers, will provide you an overview, and even spend some time discussing the creation of blended lesson plans.
  • Documentation Leadership: Dealing with People Issues in Technical Documentation
    Documentation Leadership: Dealing with People Issues in Technical Documentation Barry Saiff, Saiff Solutions Recorded: Nov 9 2017 60 mins
    Documentation leaders are knee-deep in technical communications issues, but rarely get help on people side of the fence. If that sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Effectively managing technical writers and smart documentation teams requires leaders equipped to tackle an increasing variety of “people issues.” We’re here to help.

    Join guest host, Paul Perrotta, and Barry Saiff—Founder and CEO of Saiff Solutions, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Technical Communications Leaders, and a 30-year veteran documentation leader—for a discussion about the staff management challenges that many documentation leaders face but rarely talk about.

    Attend this webinar to learn how to you can overcome some of the most difficult-to-solve "people issues.” You’ll discover a wealth of resources you already have at your disposal to help you resolve interpersonal challenges.
  • The 3 Keys to Transformation
    The 3 Keys to Transformation Leisa Reid, Speaker, Author & Trainer, Productive Learning Recorded: Nov 8 2017 60 mins
    Are you looking to create strong, powerful relationships? Do you feel rushed, stressed, and constantly busy? Maybe you want that perfect ingredient to creating a life of fulfillment?

    Join this webinar with Leisa Reid, Speaker, Author and Trainer, to take an in-depth look at how to transform in the workplace, at home, and everywhere else.

    In this session you will learn:
    1. Learn the 3 steps to closing the gap between what you have and what you want
    2. Learn the transformation secrets that have worked for THOUSANDS of people over the last 25 years

    About the speaker:
    Leisa Reid is a Professional Speaker & Author who presents to thousands of people on the topic of "Creating a Winning Mindset." After 20+ years of Management, Sales and Executive Leadership, Leisa joined Productive Learning, a personal development company specializing in helping people close the gap between what they have and what they truly desire.

    In 2013 Leisa spearheaded and founded the highly successful OC Speakers Network, an organization that supports speakers who wish to share their expertise. In 2016, her book "Manage to Success: A Guide to Cultivating Happy and Productive Employees" was published.
  • Exuding Confidence: Keys to Becoming a Successful Woman in Tech
    Exuding Confidence: Keys to Becoming a Successful Woman in Tech Radhika Krishnan, VP & GM, Software-Defined Infrastructure, Lenovo Recorded: Nov 2 2017 56 mins
    Reality is irrelevant; perception is everything. How many times have you walked into a presentation or a meeting being the strongest subject matter expert and ended up getting silenced/ignored/spoken over/refuted/plagiarized?

    Studies show that your presence and posture matter just as much as what you say. Join Radhika Krishnan, VP & GM of Software-Defined Infrastructure at Lenovo, for an in-depth look at what it means to be a female leader in a male-dominated industry.

    Attend this webinar to:

    - Identify those hidden mannerisms and words that prevent you from being taken seriously
    - Learn techniques to come across as assertive without being pushy
    - Exude a calm confidence even in the face of confrontation
  • How to Help Managers Improve Their Employee Engagement Scores
    How to Help Managers Improve Their Employee Engagement Scores Deb Calvert Recorded: Nov 1 2017 44 mins
    The employee survey came back with some concerning numbers. The managers with employees who are less engaged need to figure out how to turn it around... But where should they begin? How can you help them pinpoint the changes needed and to move away from externalizing the blame? Join me to talk about some practical support you can offer.
  • High Po, Low Po, Po Po..... Stop Boxing People In for Talent Management
    High Po, Low Po, Po Po..... Stop Boxing People In for Talent Management Deb Calvert, Executive Coach & President of People First Productivity Solutions Nov 28 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    The popular 9-box model for classifying employees is a strategy I don't condone. Find out why and what you can do instead if you want to strategically segment talent and get more bang for your employee development buck.
  • The Leadership Gender Gap: Strategies for the Career Advancement of Women
    The Leadership Gender Gap: Strategies for the Career Advancement of Women Dr. Shawn Andrews CEO, Andrews Research International Nov 28 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Women account for more than 50% of the U.S. Labor force and 60% of college graduates in both the U.S. and Europe. Yet, women hold only 5.0% of CEO positions at S&P 500 companies. Women encounter many barriers to success which limits career advancement. These barriers include unconscious biases, structural obstacles, self-limiting mindsets, work-life balance priorities, and emotional intelligence and gender differences - which lead men and women to approach virtually every aspect of business differently. It’s essential to understand the issues that keep women from advancing as part of your talent management program. Dr. Shawn Andrews will provide strategies to help minimize these barriers and advance your career.

    Learning Objectives:
    - Explore the scope of the leadership gender gap
    - Examine barriers that limit women’s career advancement
    - Identify emotional intelligence attributes and their impact on leadership
    - Explore how gender differences impact perception and promotion in the workplace
    - Apply strategies to advance your career and improve leadership diversity in your organization
  • Enable Now Community: Cristina Florea-Gabrian at ABP shares best practice
    Enable Now Community: Cristina Florea-Gabrian at ABP shares best practice Cristina Florea-Gabrian, an e-learning Content Author at Associated British Ports Dec 5 2017 2:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    SAP Enable Now/ Workforce Performance Builder Customers, please join us live on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 to learn how Associated British Ports use SAP Enable Now to develop content and train 2000 people across ports, business areas and SAP solutions. Cristina will share some of the key takeaways including: Using Enable Now for SAP and non-SAP applications, how to drive behavioural change and increase user adoption and will answer your questions.

    Cristina is an eLearning specialist with 10 years of experience in developing content for K-12 education as well as e-learning to support internal company processes.
    She has been with Associated British Ports for almost two years and has been using Workforce Performance Builder(WPB) for the past 18 months. During this time she has supported the business in creating training materials for both their SAP and non-SAP applications using WPB and other authoring tools.
  • 2017 Talent Acquisition Report and Product Launch
    2017 Talent Acquisition Report and Product Launch Travis Nelson, Lead Product Designer at Teamable; Daniil Karp, Director of Marketing at Teamable Dec 5 2017 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Ahead of our Q1 launch of Teamable’s Social Sourcing Platform we’re extending a special invitation to an early look at our new product and research. We’ve tapped into behavioral data from our existing partners and hundreds of hours of user interviews and testing to help optimize the process of sourcing high-quality, passive talent via social channels and your trusted networks.

    Join us for a product preview where we’ll cover:

    - Teamable’s perspective on the talent acquisition market
    - Insights from 6 months of user research
    - Sneak peek of our new product launching in Q1 of 2018

    Attendees will also be able to schedule a customized walkthrough of Teamable's full platform ahead of our official launch.
  • Low Diversity in Tech: How Did It Happen and How Do We Fix It?
    Low Diversity in Tech: How Did It Happen and How Do We Fix It? Dr. Jane Stout, Director, Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP) Computing Research Association Dec 6 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Diverse perspectives foster innovation and ensure the needs of many are met. At present, tech companies lack demographic diversity. From

    Join this interactive and insightful webinar to learn:
    - The latest research on why this is the case
    - How tech companies can turn this around
    - Suggested strategies to increase diversity in our workforce

    About the Presenter:
    Jane Stout, Ph.D., works at the Computing Research Association (CRA), a non-profit in Washington D.C. that supports the field of computing research and advanced education in computing. At the CRA, Dr. Stout is the Director of The Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP). CERP’s mission is to use social science research and evaluation to promote diversity in computing fields. Dr. Stout earned her Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2011. She has been studying diversity related issues in science and technology for more than a decade, has published widely on the topic, and has received several grants and awards for her work.
  • Exclusivity & Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What You Can Do About It
    Exclusivity & Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What You Can Do About It Pattie Grimm CEO, Author, Speaker and Radio Show Host Advantage Training, Ltd. Dec 11 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    It seems almost impossible today to watch the news or read a news story and not find another highly visible case of sexual harassment inflecting every business and industry.

    This timely and controversial topic will be discussed openly by identifying and defining today's issues, how they are impacting every business, and provide practical steps on what organizations, men and women need to do to address them.

    Join this webcast with Pattie Grimm, Author, Speaker and Host of the popular Radio Show "Women Kicking Glass" for an in-depth look at harassment in the workplace and cultural shifts we can make in 2018.
  • Mentoring Success Around the Globe: Lead with the Power of Vision
    Mentoring Success Around the Globe: Lead with the Power of Vision Gretchen McClain, Principal, GW McClain Advisory Services Dec 11 2017 9:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In today’s complex and challenging times, the opportunities for bold and talented engineers and technology professionals and leaders… for discovery… to advance cutting edge technology… to make the complex simple… and to find solutions is extraordinary. History shows us that achieving the greatest transforming impact of our innovation and technology advances requires a strong foundation set by an inspiring, shared, and focused vision.

    Business and thought leader Gretchen McClain shares her insights having had the fortunate opportunity to work in fields that inspired and challenged her each and every day, specifically her time at NASA exploring the unknown and working on one of the biggest challenges of our time, Water. She will share the value of leading with a vision and how it sets the stage for excellence. Simply said, extraordinary goals inspire and unite exceptional talent.

    This is an ISSA Women in Security Special Interest Group Monthly Webinar Series.

    About the Presenter:
    Gretchen W. McClain is an accomplished business leader who thrives on energizing organizations and building businesses by enhancing innovation and developing exceptional leadership talent. With more than 25 years of global experience in both Fortune 500 corporations and government service, including serving as founding CEO of an S&P 500 global water technology company, Xylem Inc., and NASA’s Chief Director of the International Space Station, McClain brings extensive business, developmental, strategic and technical expertise.
  • Copywriting to Content Design: Creating Content That Delights
    Copywriting to Content Design: Creating Content That Delights Padma Gillen, Scroll UK Dec 12 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In 2013, GOV UK, the government services website for the United Kingdom, won the prestigious D&AD Black Pencil for its contribution to moving content forward as a design discipline. Since then GOV UK has been name-checked and modeled around the world as *the* way to do public sector content. And yet, aside from those who are really “in the know,” the practice of content design is still little known outside of government content circles. And inside of government, many people talk about it, but not many know how to do it well.

    Join me, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and my special guest, Padma Gillen, of Scroll UK, for this free, one-hour webinar. Formerly Head of Content Design for the UK's Government Digital Service, Padma has been at the heart of this emerging discipline since its earliest days. He now teaches others how to do it, and helps organizations rebuild their entire content function around the principles of user needs, designing with data and agile content production.

    In this webinar, Padma will introduce you to these principles and explain how to incorporate them into your approach. Attendees will learn how to place the needs of users at the heart of your content strategy, apply agile methods to content production, and learn to understand the governance models needed to improve your content significantly.
  • How to Build a Website that Makes the NICE List this Year
    How to Build a Website that Makes the NICE List this Year Jen Holtvluwer, Director of Digital Marketing at Cherwell Software Dec 13 2017 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    According to a recent Accenture study, 94% of B2B buyers conduct online research at some point in the buying process. Is your online storefront up to par?

    As an entrepreneur or business owner, your website is a top priority. Join us for this live holiday-themed webcast that focuses on keeping your website off the naughty list and how to put your company ahead in the New Year. You will learn the 5 key areas to keep top-of-mind when either creating new or redesigning a current website.
  • Tracking and Controlling Technical Documentation Projects
    Tracking and Controlling Technical Documentation Projects Barry Saiff, Saiff Solutions Dec 14 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Ten years ago, The Content Wrangler published details about a survey that found most documentation managers don’t use metrics as a performance measure. Has that changed? Have documentation managers stuck to their old, metric-less ways, or have they all become “quants” in 10 years’ time?

    Join me, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and my special guest, Barry Saiff, CEO of Saiff Solutions. Barry is the author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Technical Communications Leaders, and a 30-year veteran documentation leader. He will lead a discussion about the ins and outs of calculating costs and return on investment for documentation projects.

    Attendees will learn from the results of a real-world case study of a technical documentation project that required technical writing, technical illustrations, and a couple of key metrics: cost per page and pages per date. You’ll learn how difficult it was for the team to track, calculate, and report these seemingly simple numbers and how they overcame these challenges. You’ll discover the connection between measurement and process design and learn valuable lessons that should help you avoid getting lost in the weeds of data- and cost-tracking.
  • An Inside Look: Women in the Workplace 2017
    An Inside Look: Women in the Workplace 2017 Rachel Thomas, President of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation Dec 14 2017 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join us for a look inside the Women in the Workplace 2017 study with Rachel Thomas, president of LeanIn.Org. Rachel will provide an overview of this year’s key findings, which show that women remain underrepresented at every level in corporate America, despite earning more college degrees than men for thirty years and counting. There is a pressing need to do more, and most organizations realize this: company commitment to gender diversity is at an all-time high for the third year in a row.

    Despite this commitment, progress continues to be too slow—and may even be stalling. One of the most powerful reasons for this is a simple one: we have blind spots when it comes to diversity, and we can’t solve problems that we don’t see or understand clearly.

    Women in the Workplace 2017 is a comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America. This research is part of a long-term partnership between LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company to give organizations the information they need to promote women’s leadership and foster gender equality.

    This year 222 companies employing more than 12 million people shared their pipeline data and completed a survey of HR practices. In addition, more than 70,000 employees completed a survey designed to explore their experiences regarding gender, opportunity, career, and work-life issues. To our knowledge, this makes Women in the Workplace the largest study of its kind.
  • Year in Review With Rosetta Stone
    Year in Review With Rosetta Stone Melanie Rogers. Lead Trainer at Rosetta Stone Dec 14 2017 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    You've made it to Winter Break! No matter whether your students are on fire, or need a little extra motivation, let's spend this hour talking about how you've done this year and how to determine next steps. We'll talk about reviewing expectations, celebrating successes and setting goals for the New Year!
  • K-2: Our Youngest Rosetta Stone Learners
    K-2: Our Youngest Rosetta Stone Learners Melanie Rogers, Lead Trainer at Rosetta Stone Jan 17 2018 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Our Kindergarten students have been in school for 1/2 a year and our 1st & 2nd grade students are continuing their educational journey! During this hour, let's talk about our youngest learners and how they've changed in the last few months. If they're learning English, or a world language, we'll discuss strategies to keep them engaged and excited about learning a language.
  • Building Armies - Creating a Culture of Inclusion in Cybersecurity
    Building Armies - Creating a Culture of Inclusion in Cybersecurity Deidre Diamond (CEO and Founder of CyberSN, #brainbabe) & Kyle F. Kennedy (President, #brainbabe) Jan 24 2018 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Cyber security has a massive retention challenge and by “hanging together” we can solve the challenges that are causing people to leave the industry faster than we can recruit them! Learn to master the art of creating teams with cultures of retention, growth and happiness.

    Join this interactive webinar as CyberSN and #brainbabe Founder and CEO Deidre Diamond is interviewed by #brainbabe President, Kyle Kennedy.

    Together they will explore the topic of “Building Armies”, or how to create cultures of transparency, equality, training, support, high-productivity and love in the workforce.

    About the Speakers
    Deidre Diamond is the CEO and Founder of CyberSN.com, a cyber security research and staffing company, and the Founder of brainbabe.org, a cyber security not-for-profit organization. Deidre’s vision and leadership has resulted in a dramatic decrease in the frustration, time and cost associated with job searching and hiring for cyber security professionals. Prior to CyberSN, Deidre was the CEO of Percussion Software, the first VP of Sales at Rapid7 (NYSE:RPD) and the VP of Staffing and Recruiting for the national technical staffing company Motion Recruitment.

    Kyle Kennedy has over 20 years of experience in the tech field, and degrees in Sociology, Business, and Homeland Security. Mr. Kennedy currently serves as President of brainbabe.org a non-profit focused on empowering women and men in cybersecurity and CISO for CyberSN. Prior to joining CyberSN, Mr. Kennedy was the CTO and CIO of STEALTHbits.
  • Reverse Mentoring & Bridging the Divide
    Reverse Mentoring & Bridging the Divide Doug Bushee | Cherreka Montgomery | Tess Downing Jan 30 2018 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    A wave of companies from solopreneur to Fortune 100s are encouraging ‘reverse mentoring’ – pairing “seasoned” professionals with younger professionals to educate one another on how business works and develop alternative ways to leverage new technologies; therefore, achieving better results. This cross-generational engagement yields productive relationships and efficient workplace environments. The key factor is being open to learn from one another and being open to change regardless of their age, position, or career path!

    Requested by senior executives and young professionals alike, this must-attend educational event will feature a panel of experts on how they maximized their experience in the workplace to turn potential challenges into incredible coaching opportunities and collaborate to make positive impact! Their discussion will be led by an expert in learning and a true change agent.

    We challenge a new way to bridge the divide between generations and encourage workplace connections!

    Speakers:
    - Doug Bushee, Chair, CORE Foundation and Worldwide Learning Manager, Xerox
    - Cherreka Montgomery, President, P1 Strategies
    - Tess Downing, Senior Financial Advisor, FJY Financial
  • Expanding Language Learning with Projects
    Expanding Language Learning with Projects Melanie Rogers, Lead Trainer at Rosetta Stone Feb 15 2018 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex problem. Learn about ways to incorporate Rosetta Stone lessons into projects for your K - 12 classroom. We'll talk about both elementary and middle/high school project ideas and how to pull them together for a quarter or semester length language projects.

    Join us for our monthly K-12 webinar series, Trainer’s Corner. Each month we will share information and ideas to help schools and districts make the most of their language-learning implementations.
  • Meet Troy Tilus: Rosetta Stone Employee and Ploygot
    Meet Troy Tilus: Rosetta Stone Employee and Ploygot Melanie Rogers & Troy Tilus, Rosetta Stone Mar 14 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join us for this opportunity to meet one of Rosetta Stone's employees who is a true polyglot. Troy speaks multiple languages fluently, as well as a couple more not-quite-fluently. He has spent time out of the United States helping in humanitarian missions as well as helping our international Rosetta Stone clients. He will share some of his stories, as well as his thoughts about language learning.

    Join us for our monthly K-12 webinar series, Trainer’s Corner. Each month we will share information and ideas to help schools and districts make the most of their language-learning implementations.
  • Language Teachers and Digital Literacy Skills
    Language Teachers and Digital Literacy Skills Melanie Rogers, Lead Trainer at Rosetta Stone Apr 19 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Technology has changed the way teachers interact with their students, and how they teach! We'll review some important digital skills every teacher needs to know, and share some educational resources to make you more efficient, productive and maybe even ahead of your students!
  • Let's Wrap This Year: Keep Rosetta Stone Alive Over the Summer
    Let's Wrap This Year: Keep Rosetta Stone Alive Over the Summer Melanie Rogers, Lead Trainer at Rosetta Stone May 10 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    You've made it through the year! Our Training Team Lead wants to help you review the past school year and wrap up the year! It's important that learners don't stop learning, so we'll also review some ways to keep Rosetta Stone active over the summer months. Everyone will be ready to start next year and achieve more!