The Best Way to Spend One Hour a Week

businessman-with-watchFeeling busy? Of course you are! Running a business or looking for a job… those are full-time endeavors and then some. Most of us understand that to meet our challenges we must keep learning, stay abreast of the latest trends and research, but with the demands we’re under, finding the time for more schooling is a huge challenge. That’s why each week we bring you a Master Class with remarkable leaders in careers, leadership development and business in one manageable hour – and even if you cannot make the live event, we send the recording to everyone who registered so they can watch ondemand at a time that works for them. All you need to do to get a recording sent directly to you is register for the program.

Here’s what we have for you in March:

How to Get a Meeting with C-Suite Execs,  Business Celebrities and Investors – without Cold Calling: One of the most difficult challenges in today’s business world is securing a meeting with a VIP. Depending on your situation, that VIP could be a C-suite executive who can authorize the purchase of your product or service; a media personality who can provide exposure for your business; or an investor who can fund your start-up. Regardless of how good you are with other areas (sales, marketing, etc), if you can’t secure a meeting with the right party, nothing happens. That’s why we’re so glad to bring back Geoffrey James, who’s an expert at helping clients secure meetings with VIPs…without cold calling. He’s been mentoring businesses – from major companies like Bloomberg to executives – on how to quickly secure meetings with their VIP audience. Join us for live hands-on training.

Be Bad First – Get Good at Things FAST to Stay Ready for the Future: Learn how to be proficient in the kind of high-payoff learning that’s needed to succeed in today’s business world. Leadership readiness expert and renowned author Erika Andersen suggests that success in today’s world requires the ability to acquire new knowledge and skills quickly and continuously – in spite of our mixed feelings about being a novice. Join Erika for this Master Class session as she explores core mental skills for becoming the kind of learner who can continue to re-invent and grow to meet the challenges of this new world.

Crack the Funding Code – Get on the Path to Funding Your Company: To get funding you have to answer the critical questions that investors want to know…and their questions may surprise you. Your “great” deal is just one of hundreds they hear every year. You’ll find that perfect investor with a warm introduction. Knowing the numbers is important, but so is getting in the right room with the right story. Join this Master Class led by Judy Robinett, bestselling author of How To Be A Power Connector and board member of Illuminate Ventures, for help with all of this and much more. Judy has guided potential founders just like you over funding hurdles, and in this Master Class she will share how you can do it, too.

How to Buy an Existing Business: An Exciting Alternative to Corporate America: The process of buying a business through traditional channels is inefficient, to say the least. Learn to avoid business-buying roadblocks by attending this Master Class led by Aaron Paul, President of Acquisition Finders; he will explain everything you need to know about buying an existing business and will  share his experience helping clients find, finance and close the best possible opportunity for their situation.You will learn strategies for finding the right business at a great price, financing tips, and how to make the right choice to hit the ground running. This is your chance to learn how to make the move away from working for others.

Under New Management: How Leading Organizations are Upending Business as Usual: Many of our fundamental management practices are wrong, misguided and counterproductive. Dr. David Burkus, a highly regarded and increasingly influential business school professor and bestselling author, challenges many of the established principles of business management. He brings decades of research to ExecuNet in this Master Class in which he will share insights on how leading organizations are standing business-as-usual on its head. His research is convincing organizations to leave behind decades-old management practices to implement new ways of leading and building teams to enhance productivity and morale to achieve superior results.

Keep your personal development process moving. Each one of these is a great way to spend an hour!

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson is ExecuNet's president and chief economist. An Arjay Miller Scholar, Mark received his MBA from Stanford University and a BA in economics from Yale University. He joined ExecuNet in 1993, with extensive marketing and new product and business development experience, having served as president and founder of A&M Associates, an investment management firm. Mark's corporate leadership experience includes several senior marketing and financial positions with RCA Global Communications (a GE subsidiary) and American Can Company.

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