Lessons From Events

Martinka Consulting

We had to hustle to end at 9:30 so all-in-all, a very successful event. The post Lessons From Events appeared first on Martinka Consulting. On November 6 we* hosted our 10 th anniversary “Getting the Deal Done Breakfast Conference” at the Bellevue Club. About 150 people heard about our featured topic of management buyouts & buy-ins from our panel and our presenters, Tom Varga, founder of CFO Selections, and Kevin Briscoe, CEO.

US elections, a non-event

Consultants Mind

I voted. Today is an election day in the United States for Congress and Senators. I always vote, as it is one of my rights as an citizen. That said, very little gets done with state and national elections – … Continue reading → Learning Analysis election United States

Data Driven Recruiting (Part 2 – Invite-Only Events)

Tom Spencer

This post will focus on invite-only events – that is, events to which companies invite a select group of people. Finding #6 – Invite-Only Events Are Highly Indicative of Interview Invite Odds. Welcome back to the data driven recruiting series!

[QUICK WIN] 5 Ways to Make the Most of Networking Events

Consulting Matters

The question is: Are you making the most of these events? Are you making the most of the events that you invest time and money to attend? And as importantly - are you taking advantage of the networking events that you may not even realize you're attending every week?

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Training Events versus Learning Solutions

LSA Global

Let’s use sexual harassment training as an example to highlight Training Events versus Learning Solutions. Training Events versus Learning Solutions. We say “Training Does Not Always Makes Sense” because there is big difference between Training Events versus Learning Solutions.

Currency Events


Since its introduction in 2008, bitcoin has enjoyed a rapid and tumultuous rise. In his new book, Nathaniel Popper looks into whether the digital currency is built to last


WIC’s LinkedIn Event Sold Out

Women in Consulting

And while the entire event can’t be recapped in one short post, if you see anything unusual in your profile the official word is…CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD IMMEDIATELY. By: Amy Huson.

Go Ahead, Skip that Networking Event

Harvard Business

We’ve probably all been to at least one networking event, those initially promising but inevitably awkward meet-ups where most people arrive hoping to meet new contacts that can further their career — but end up stirring their drink in the corner of the room chatting with someone they already knew. To an introvert, these events are terrifying, but it turns out that these events aren’t all that effective for extroverts either. So skip the networking events.

The 2016 WIC Speed Mentoring Event in Review

Women in Consulting

Fast forward two years: we’ve launched six Mastermind groups and two Speed Mentoring events, with demand for more. WIC’s second annual Speed Mentoring event on November 17 was a perfect example of WIC at it’s best. This event really caught my eye.

How To Go It Solo at a Networking Event

Women in Consulting

By: Sandy Jones-Kaminski Networking occurs at practically every event we attend, whether it’s on the schedule or not. These tips are most helpful if you’re attending an in-person networking event solo.

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How Managers Can Make Casual Networking Events More Inclusive

Harvard Business

Some years ago, at a former company, I began noticing a curious series of events. I eventually solved the puzzle; my male manager and certain members of our department were meeting with employees, including leaders, over unplanned, informal networking events at a local bar.

Why I promote my speaking events on LinkedIn … you should, too

Rod Burkert

Before I head out to any speaking event, I promote it on social media. Your speaking events let you advance your perspective of your knowledge. Promoting your speaking events help you to get recognized for your efforts. And they carry the event’s specific social media hashtag.

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3 Secret Strategies for Designing A Profitable Event Brand|Women.

Women in Consulting

Backed by award-winning services and support teams, Blackbaud’s comprehensive set of Internet solutions, featuring Blackbaud NetCommunity and Blackbaud Sphere eMarketing along with our industry leading peer-to-peer and event fundraising solution, Friends Asking Friends , is designed to meet the evolving needs of nonprofits. Online Fundraising | Donor Management | Internet Solutions | Event Fundraising | Credit Card Processing. ©

Apple’s Big Event, Plus Is Corporate Debt at a Crisis Level?

Harvard Business

Youngme, Felix, and Mihir share their reactions to Apple’s big event announcing the launch of its new TV+ service. They then discuss whether corporate debt levels are reaching crisis potential. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review. Sales & Marketing Innovation Economics & Society Audio

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How to Get the Most Out of Networking Events

MBO Partners

Here are five ways to make the most of networking events Networking is a great way to grow your independent business, learn from others in the industry, and connect with potential clients.

Three Key Themes from the 2018 SIA CWS Summit & GigE Events

MBO Partners

The growing independent workforce, moving beyond direct sourcing, and prioritizing the needs of talent for a successful contingent workforce program: a recap of key themes from the 2018 SIA CWS Summit and GigE events

Event Risk and Trump’s Weak Dollar Policy


Saxo Bank CIO and chief economist Steen Jakobsen sees event risks on the near horizon in terms of Trump policies and the US dollar. Specifically, Jakobsen has a focus on a “Weak Dollar Policy” that he expects Trump to pursue. more…). Economics

“Swell”: Bernanke to Give Keynote Speech at October Cryptocurrency Event


Ben Bernanke will join Sir Tim Berners-Lee as keynote speakers at the “ Swell ” cryptocurrency conference October 16-18 in Toronto. more…). Economics

LA Consulting Mastermind

Consulting Success

Consulting Articles consulting event mastermindWould you like to hang out together in the beautiful hills of Los Angeles in a private villa for a full day of building your business with “the Zipursky cousins”?

Don’t Waste Your Time on Networking Events

Harvard Business

Large, traditional business networking events are a time-honored institution. They have been a staple of aspiring and successful professionals for so long that most networking advice focuses not on whether you should attend, but on how to make the most of these events when you do attend. The most basic problem with traditional networking events is that they are mixing bowls for professionals who are there for different reasons. My favorite events to host are wine tastings.

Inside Ukraine: Mish Reader Who Speaks Ukrainian and Russian Challenges Western Media View of Events


First, let''s take a look at events that happened earlier today. The escalation of events in Crimea and Mr Yanukovich’s claims still to be in power pose a severe challenge to Ukraine’s new leaders even as they grapple to stabilise the country’s tottering economy.

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How to Plan Your Own Networking Event (and Invite the Right People)

Harvard Business

Strategies for extroverts, introverts, and everyone in between. Networking Influence Digital Article

Industrial Production Declines, November and December Revised Lower; String of Unexpected Events Continues


This morning the Fed reported Industrial production declined. Moreover November and December were revised sharply lower. Industrial production decreased 0.3 percent in January after having risen 0.3 percent in December. In January, manufacturing output fell 0.8

Massive Jump in New Home Sales, 17-Sigma Event


New home sales surprised in a massive way this morning, blowing out all estimates to the high side. New home … Continue reading → Economics

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Deja Vu 2013: Likely False Flag Event has US Preparing for War with Syria; Proof Please!!


In 2013, the US was on the verge of war with Syria. Obama prepared for war but backed down when allies would not support the idea. Trump tweeted against the idea. Had Hillary won the election war was certain. Last week, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson said that Mr. Assad’s fate “will be decided by the Syrian people.” That is exactly how it should be. Unfortunately, Déjà Vu 2013 has arrived in yet another rush to judgment with absolutely no facts at hand. more…). Economics


All the events you weren't there to control.

Seth Godin Blog

Yesterday, thousands of people got married. Just about every one of these weddings went beautifully. Amazingly, you weren't there, on-site, making sure everything was perfect. Last week, a letter to investors went out from the CFO of a hot public company. It was well received.

Do Women’s Networking Events Move the Needle on Equality?

Harvard Business

Don’t Waste Your Time on Networking Events. Based on the responses of the women in this sample group, we see elevated optimism and social connection, as well as superstar role models (for example, Michelle Obama and Brené Brown also spoke at the event I went to). If you are a manager, encourage your employees to go to events where they can connect with others to remind them that they are not pursuing success and happiness alone. Martin Konopka/EyeEm/Getty Images.

Preparing for the Future of Work: Recapping the 2017 SIA CWS Summit & GigE Events

MBO Partners

How organizations are looking to source, engage, and manage independent talent in the future; a recap of a panel discussion from the 2017 SIA CWS Summit

Brussels Enters Lockdown, Warns of "Paris-Style" Attack, Airport and Sporting Events Closed


Brussels faces an imminent threat of a Paris-style Islamic State terrorist attack, authorities warned, as the city shut down its metro system and shopping malls, canceled sporting and cultural events and told people to avoid gathering in large groups. “ Authorities canceled sporting events and cultural activities around the Belgian capital. Officials in Belgium have "precise information" that Brussels faces a "Paris-Style" Attack. In response Brussels Enters Lockdown.

Are you looking for a project? (a live event in New York in March)

Seth Godin Blog

It recently occured to me that there''s an increasing overlap between the two, and I''ll be doing a live event in New York to explore this. We''ve gone from giant shows like Comdex to a long tail of local and international events, all designed to bring tribes together and make an impact.

Cold Water, Frosty Relations, Wildly Misleading Claims; Time Ticking Away in Greece; Calendar of Events


From Frost to Cold Water Equity markets cling to hopes of agreement with Greece, rhetoric from Germany is anything but encouraging. Yesterday, the Financial Times reported Merkel Frosty on Greece''s Bailout Plans. Today the same story appears with the title of Merkel Pours Cold Water on Greece’s Push to End Bailout.

Why CEOs Can’t Stay Silent in the Wake of Events Like Charlottesville

Harvard Business

In the wake of the event in Charlottesville and the president’s reluctance to lay clear blame for it on white supremacists, Walmart CEO McMillon did just that. Laura Schneider for HBR. The last week has been filled with the disconcerting aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia , leaving many business leaders to wonder how they should react — what they should tell their employees and customers.

Credit Swap Event Triggers for Chicago Schools: Out of Cash in 30 Days, Cooking the Books to Oblivion:Rauner Ponders Bankruptcy; Emanuel Out to Destroy Middle Class


As part of the swap agreement, a forced termination event triggers when rating agencies lower the district''s General Obligation bonds to below the mid-triple B level. Swap Termination Triggers The Bond Buyer reports Chicago Schools Face Swap Termination Events.

7 Questions To Ask Yourself About Your Commitment To Success with Jon DeWaal: Podcast #27

Consulting Success

Consulting Success Podcast Becoming a Successful Consultant Focus on Business Building networking events for consultantsAchieving real consulting success starts with your discipline, your conversations, and your commitment to making positive change.

Seth's Blog: Communication is a path, not an event

Seth Godin Blog

Communication is a path, not an event. And then give up the podium and let the event go forward. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Communication is a path, not an event : « On feeling small | Main. Seths Blog.Seth Godins riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. About. Archives. Subscribe. Recent Posts. "Oh, Oh, thats just a hack someone put together.". The sophisticates. Q&A: Purple Cows and commodities. Colors or numbers?

You’ll See Changes Over This Weekend

The Clever Consultant

Announcements & EventsWhile you are sipping eggnog, slogging through holiday parties and buying hoverboards for your loved ones, I'll be giving The Clever Consultant a face lift.

5 Fun Ways to do Team Building

Gina Abudi

Team Building fun team building team activities team building events team leadershipTeam building is essential for any team. Team building enables for getting to know colleagues and co-workers which improves collaboration and reduces conflicts in the workplace. Team building bridges the gap between the generations and improves communications. Here are five (5) fun ways to enable for team building within your group: Do karaoke together: Whether [.].

Time for a Summer Break

The Clever Consultant

Announcements & Events 4th of July Summer Vacation The summer holiday season is upon us and, in talking to our business contacts, many of you are checking out to recharge your batteries during one of the slower times of the year. We’ve decided to give our team a break too, and let them some quality time with their friends and loved ones. So here’s to a great 4th of July. Enjoy your time off, and stay safe.


How to get a head start as a first-year student

Tom Spencer

Networking events. Alright, if you are in your first year at university, you definitely won’t need to spend every evening at a different networking event. However, it may be useful to go to one or two on-campus events to find out what they are like.

How to Get the Most from Corporate Sponsorships

Joellyn Sargent

Are you thinking about sponsoring an event, conference, trade show or community fundraiser? If it’s a community event, what percentage of the attendees will be interested in your business? If the event is not brand new, this information should be available. Is your company listed on event signage or will you have a website link? You also need to know what will happen if the event is cancelled. Sponsorship Can Pay Off, If You’re Smart About It.

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