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 February
23
9:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
Rethinking Sales Compensation   (Sales & Marketing)
The goal of sales compensation is to produce optimal sales performance and drive business results. Yet less than 9 percent of U.S. companies believe their sales compensation plan consistently drives precise selling behavior. This results in companies wasting hundreds of billions of dollars and failing to achieve their business objectives.
Harvard Business School’s Frank Cespedes has looked closely at sales compensation and has discovered why so many companies have sales compensation plans that don’t work. He has found that companies often buy into conventional wisdom, which holds that: ..... Money is the only motivator ..... Comp plans must be simple ..... We pay for results, not process.
However, these assertions are false, can be damaging, and need to be reexamined. Compensation is just one part of strategic sales performance management; without the link to a bigger strategic plan, even the best compensation plans won’t pay off.
On February 23, in a live, interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, Cespedes will share insights from his study of sales compensation, describe why so many companies make mistakes with sales compensation, and provide practical advice on linking strategy and sales in a way that produces real business value.
The key is aligning the desired sales behaviors with the organization’s strategy and making your compensation plan drive those behaviors. Join Frank Cespedes and HBR on February 23 to learn how to avoid common sales compensation mistakes and how to create a sales compensation plan that works.
26
1:00 PM
Pacific
FREE
Bridging the Gap Between Sales and Marketing   (Sales & Marketing)
We have all seen just how devastating the results can be when sales and marketing teams aren't aligned. In this webinar, Alice and Liz will share their secrets about how aligning sales and marketing will better engage your customers at critical junctures in the buyer journey and will boost sales and marketing results.
27
8:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
The Future of Sexual Harassment Training   (Human Resources)
With an avalanche of harassment allegations making the news, organizations nationwide are taking note, no matter the industry. Sexual harassment is a serious problem – one that already has cost businesses millions in settlements: $400 million in 2016 alone, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). It’s not just affecting your business monetarily, with internet searches on the topic raising over 566% in the last few months of 2017, people want to know more and your people are talking about it.
The EEOC defines Sexual Harassment as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Although the law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted). Approximately 12,000 allegations are submitted annually to the EEOC.
Despite those numbers, not every company is prepared to address this difficult issue. Is yours? It's important to identify what HR and organization leaders can do to create a safer workplace and mitigate potential legal damages.
Has your state implemented specific rules and regulations regarding sexual harassment training? In California, for example, employers with 50 or more employees must provide two hours of sexual harassment training for supervisors every two years. It’s important that you have an approach to provide the utmost protection for your entire business.
In this free webinar, discover the right way to train your workforce, build awareness on when and how it happens, and overall prevent sexual harassment.
Participants can expect to discuss: ..... the legal impacts on your organization ..... the future of anti-harassment training ..... how up-to-date-training mitigates exposure ..... further proactive steps companies can take.
27
10:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
Developing Innovative Leaders: The 5 Essential Skills   (Management & Leadership)
In a knowledge economy, innovation is critical to drive growth, new products, and new methods of delivering value to customers. According to PwC’s 2015 study on Global Innovation, U.S. companies spend $145 billion dollars in-country on R&D each year. Yet, despite its importance, innovation is a difficult quality to identify and cultivate both in leaders and in organizations. In Conference Board’s 2015 CEO Challenge study, 943 CEOs ranked “human capital” and “innovation” as their top two long-term challenges to driving business growth. This is a key talent challenge for most organizations, and a talent gap that needs to be closed – starting from the top.
In this comprehensive online training, participants will learn practical strategies to develop innovative leadership skills and drive innovative mindsets and behaviors within their teams. is a competency, and much like other competencies, it can be built. Participants will develop a keen understanding of these competencies, along with strategies and the steps to develop innovation skills and how to scale innovation at their organization.
During this program, participants will also learn to: ..... Define the five essential skills of innovative leaders and how to develop them. ..... Explore practical approaches to develop and scale innovation within teams. ..... Identify and understand key differences between invention and innovation. ..... Discover techniques to facilitate creative thinking at any level of an organization. ..... Understand the one area where innovative leaders fall short compared to their less innovative peers. ..... Identify the most common behavioral style of high-level innovators, and how they prefer to communicate with others.
27
10:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
How the New Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Impacts Your Small Business   (Admin, Finance, Legal, etc.)
Congress just passed the most comprehensive tax reform in over 30 years. And with that comes more risk and opportunity for small businesses than any time in the last three decades.
In this session, CPA and tax consultant Micah Fraim will explain: ..... Major changes to corporate taxes ..... Adjustments to business deductions and credits ..... The expansion of some individual deductions and elimination of others ..... Little-known changes with major long-term ramifications
Learn how to use all of these changes to your advantage!
27
10:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
How to Make Engaging Videos at Newscycle Speed   (Sales & Marketing)
People are almost 10 times more likely to engage with videos than blogs or social posts. And if the video is connected to a trending topic, interest spikes even further.
But it can be a real challenge to produce high quality videos fast enough to take advantage of topics that are here today and gone tomorrow, especially when you’re on a budget.
Join us on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 10:00 AM -10:45 AM PST for our webinar, How to Make Engaging Videos at Newscycle Speed.
You’ll learn how to: ..... Blend your brand and content with trending and topical stories ..... Produce timely videos with smaller budgets ..... Take advantage of footage you already have ..... Put more power to produce in the hands of your brand community ..... Quickly adapt and distribute videos on tight deadlines.
27
10:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
Optimize Your Search, Facebook, and Display Targeting With Call Analytics   (Sales & Marketing)
Digital advertising success is all about showing the right ad to the right person at the right time. Most marketers know how to target using things like location, device, and demographic data, but what about using data from phone calls? For businesses that want calls, there are new ways to use caller data to reach the right audience with the best message to drive engagement.
 March
1
9:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
The Best Team Wins: The 5 Disciplines of High Performance Teams   (Management & Leadership)
A massive shift is taking place in the business world ..... In most companies, up to eighty percent of employees are working in teams. And yet, most teams are nowhere near as effective as they could be. They’re often divided by tensions, if not outright dissension, and dysfunctional teams drain employees’ energy, enthusiasm and creativity.
Join Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton as they share proven tactics managers can use to build cohesive, productive teams, despite the distractions and challenges every business is facing. They’ll explore: ..... The findings of their 850,000-person research study, outlining the most effective ways women manage their teams—showing fascinating gender and generational differences in the workforce that smart managers should consider ..... Practical ways to address the real challenges today’s team managers are facing, such as the rise of Millennials, an increasing speed of change, a growing number of global and virtual teams, and friction created by working cross-functionally ..... How to enhance individual engagement; ways to promote healthy discord and spark innovation on a team; and techniques to unify customer focus and build bridges across functions, cultures and distance
1
10:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
Financing Tips to Help Your Small Business Grow   (Admin, Finance, Legal, etc.)
Most small business owners understand that growth is seldom an option—it takes growth to build a long-term sustainable business.
In this webinar, Ty Kiisel of OnDeck will help you recognize opportunities for growth and the four things you’ll need to have in place before you try to finance that growth.
You’ll discover how to: ..... Recognize growth opportunities ..... Use easy-to-evaluate steps for determining if financing growth makes sense for your business ..... Prepare your business before growth opportunities arise to make financing easier ..... Evaluate your credit situation to determine where you’ll have the best odds of success when applying for a loan.
6
10:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
Let’s Talk - 3 Fierce Leadership Conversations to Transform a Culture of “Nice” into One of Results   (Management & Leadership)
Ever notice yourself or your team side-stepping real issues, soft-pedaling critical feedback, or avoiding the conversation all together? Many leaders and companies today admit to suffering from a culture of “nice,” where people are afraid to speak openly or confront the behavior of others for fear they may “rock the boat.” And who doesn’t want to be considered nice? Being nice is a worthy attribute. But when “nice” starts to define your company culture, it is time to shift gears.
A culture of “nice” lends itself to a host of challenges including lack of trust, higher turnover, and lower productivity—none of which are actually “nice.” Instead leaders are aiming to keep top talent, build trust, provide their employees with purpose, increase value alignment, and help empower their teams to be as efficient as possible. Technology can support these goals, and ultimately they all depend on strong, open communication.
How do you cultivate a culture where people are driving results in a way that strengthens relationships and builds organizational trust? Join Beth Wagner, Fierce Conversations Master Facilitator, as she explores 3 conversations you can start having now to transform that culture of “nice” into a culture of results. A culture where employees and leaders alike are talking about what matters most with courage and skill.
In this webcast you will learn: ..... The organizational impact of a culture of “nice." ..... How to have 3 conversations that will help build a culture of results. ..... Why building your team's skillset around communication is no longer just a nice-to-have. ..... What your team stands to gain, and what it takes to get there.
6
11:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
Improve Your Presentation Skills and Grow Your Business   (Professional Development)
Presenting to a group is an excellent opportunity to show your expertise and generate leads. Afraid of speaking in front of groups? At this webinar, you’ll learn: ..... How to choose the ideal presentation topic. ..... The importance of doing your research and being prepared. ..... How to structure your presentation. ..... What to put into your presentation. ..... How to engage your audience. ..... Presentation tips. ..... How to evaluate your presentations.
Learn to present in public and grow your business with the skills learned in this webinar.
6
2:00 PM
Pacific
FREE
Leveraging LinkedIn for Business Development   (Sales & Marketing)
LinkedIn is a powerful and underutilized tool for sales professionals.
In this webinar you will learn how to: ..... Convert your profile from a resume to a resource ..... Leverage LinkedIn to get warm introductions ..... Find, share and engage on relevant content to be seen as a thought leader
7
10:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
How a Systems Approach to Sales Enablement Can Radically Improve Sales Productivity   (Sales & Marketing)
Everyone wants to improve Sales Productivity or "Revenue Per Rep." It's often a struggle, because the way we approach training and enabling reps is ineffective and doesn't support behavior change.
In this webinar, Mike Kunkle will share how a new systems approach to Sales Enablement will radically improve your results.
8
10:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
Fix Your Business   (Entrepreneurship)
Want to get control of your business, while drastically improving your quality of life and bottom line?
Join this SCORE webinar, as Melinda Emerson “SmallBizLady” walks through how to fix your business with her "12 Ps of Running a Successful Business." She will lead you through clarifying your purpose, fixing your people problems, making your business more profitable and what you should be measuring in your business and more. You’ll walk away with a plan to help you build a thriving enterprise.
You will learn how to: ..... Apply her "12 P's of Running a Successful Business" (Preparation, Purpose, People, Profit, Processes, Productivity, Performance, Product, Promotion, Prospects, Planning, and Perseverance) ..... Remove the daily stress and chaos of managing your business ..... Build strong people systems ..... Have better cash flow management ..... Increase your daily productivity ..... Persevere in your business
15
10:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
3 Ways to Boost Your Bottom Line   (Admin, Finance, Legal, etc.)
Do you ever feel like you’re overwhelmed and scared to take a serious look at the numbers side of your business? Making guesses based on unknown numbers makes you feel like you have no control of your cash flow.
In this webinar, Certified Financial Planner Justin Krane will explain a simple system you can use to understand your numbers, control your cash flow and boost your bottom line.
You will learn: ..... The relationship between prosperity thinking and poverty thinking ..... The difference between profits and cash ..... How the timing of inflows and outflows of money affects your business ..... How to have your business money serve your personal life.
27
10:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
Start a Successful Business on a Small Budget   (Entrepreneurship)
Are you ready to fulfill your dream of owning a business, but your funds are low? Becoming an entrepreneur on a low budget is possible—if you’re prepared for the journey.
In this webinar, business professor and SCORE mentor Julie Brander Neiman will explain how to start a successful business in easy-to-understand and easy-to-implement exercises.
She will help you determine: ..... Is your business idea feasible? ..... What is your mission statement? ..... Who is your competition? ..... What trends should you follow? ..... What are the best marketing techniques? ..... What are your startup and monthly expenses? ..... How can you negotiate debt and raise your credit score? ..... Should you use alternative financing? ..... And much more.
 April
19
11:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
5 Hallmarks of High-Impact Sales Organizations   (Sales & Marketing)
What do managers at top-performing sales organizations do best? To better understand the correlation between sales management skills and sales team performance, Sales Readiness Group and Selling Power conducted a survey to identify the hallmarks of high-impact sales organizations.
In this complimentary and interactive webinar, you will learn: ..... The state of sales management across different organizations. ..... The most critical skills sales managers need to perform their jobs. ..... How to optimize your organization’s sales management initiatives. ..... How to benchmark annual investment in training for sales managers.
 May
16
9:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
Avoiding a Management Disaster   (Management & Leadership)
Have you ever had a job where you felt like you were in way over your head? Have you ever had a manager who made every day an exercise in frustration? Have you ever realized that you might be that manager?
Join this webcast for an engaging conversation with Katy Tynan, author of the book How Did I Not See This Coming? A Manager’s Guide to Avoiding Total Disaster. You’ll learn: ..... Why new managers struggle to make the leap from individual contributor to manager ..... The five things successful managers do ..... How to create an engaging, inspiring and collaborative work environment
While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.
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