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Jan192015

Modern Earth Web Design and The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce are presenting a new webinar series, which will share the wealth of knowledge and expertise found among the Chamber’s 2,000-plus members. Our “guest” instructors provide you with real, practical, hands-on information … a tool kit to build your business.

Join us live every Wednesday (holidays excluded). – click on the link to register for this week’s webinar

Dave Gulowaty - Modern Earth Web Design - SEO - Winnipeg ManitobaThis Week:

Dave Gulowaty, Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries

Dave Gulowaty, CPP, is strategic procurement  manager with Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries. He has more than 45 years in the public service of Canada, primarily in management, contract administration, contracting and purchasing with both the federal and provincial governments. Dave’s outstanding career includes working with Pan American Games Society Public Works and Government Services Canada, Supply and Services Canada, and Manitoba Lottery Corporation, now known as Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries.

Dave is a member of the Supply Chain Management Association of Canada and he holds professional procurement certifications from the Canadian Institute of Public Purchasing in affiliation with the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, and he is a Certified Purchasing Professional.

 

Best Practices To Becoming A Competitive Supplier

Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries is committed to buying local, but as a Crown corporation must work within a set of government rules related to cost and value. Find out how you can position yourself to submit a successful bid.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5894476700177500417

Jan122015

Modern Earth Web Design and The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce are presenting a new webinar series, which will share the wealth of knowledge and expertise found among the Chamber’s 2,000-plus members. Our “guest” instructors provide you with real, practical, hands-on information … a tool kit to build your business.

Join us live every Wednesday (holidays excluded). – click on the link to register for this week’s webinar

Dan Furlan - Modern Earth Web Design - SEO - Winnipeg ManitobaThis Week:

Dan Furlan, HR Strategies

Dan Furlan has more than 35 years of experience in Human Resource Management in both the private and public sectors, including manufacturing, telecommunications, health care and the financial and automotive sectors. He is past president of the Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba and holds the Certified Human Resources Practitioner (CHRP) designation.

In addition to consulting, training and development, he teaches supervision and management courses at the University of Winnipeg and Red River College.

Dan’s priority for clients is building business success with best practices and proactive steps that enhance operations, reduce costs and increase efficiency; engage employees and effectively develop performance; and simplify HR practices for greater practicality and efficiency.

Retaining Employees And Building Business Success

Why do employees leave? It’ not just about money! Find out the Top Ten reasons for turnover and how to address those issues.

Losing talented, trained employees is not only frustrating, but expensive. Most successful employers know how to engage their employees, so they’ll stay, learn and contribute to business success. Learn practical strategies to reduce the cost of employee loss and to enhance employee performance and contributions.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7038703266831851777

Building Your Business Networks

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Jan052015

Modern Earth Web Design and The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce are presenting a new webinar series, which will share the wealth of knowledge and expertise found among the Chamber’s 2,000-plus members. Our “guest” instructors provide you with real, practical, hands-on information … a tool kit to build your business.

Join us live every Wednesday (holidays excluded). – click on the link to register for this week’s webinar

Bruce Bishop - Modern Earth Web Design - Search Engine Optimization - Winnipeg ManitobaThis Week:

Bruce Bishop, Sandler Training

Bruce Bishop is president of BTA Solutions, a licensed affiliate of Sandler Training. Bruce has worked with thousands of sales professionals and executives to overcome problems in sales effectiveness, management issues and customer service.

"Traditional selling methods are good; the problem is everybody uses them. They sound too ‘salesie’ and that can turn the customer off and thwart the sale.”

Sandler's 180-degree turn from traditional selling methods keeps audiences on the edge of their seats waiting to discover what traditional approach will be discarded next. 

Building Your Business Networks

As they say, it’s not what you know, but who you know. It’s your network that can help you grow your business. Learn how to put yourself out there – to market yourself, generate leads and build business relationships.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7004112631021963521

 

Twitter

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Dec082014

Modern Earth Web Design and The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce are presenting a new webinar series, which will share the wealth of knowledge and expertise found among the Chamber’s 2,000-plus members. Our “guest” instructors provide you with real, practical, hands-on information … a tool kit to build your business.

Join us live every Wednesday (holidays excluded). – click on the link to register for this week’s webinar

Susie Erjavec Parker - Modern Earth Web Design - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg ManitobaThis Week:

Susie Erjavec Parker, Sparker Strategy Group

Launched in 2011, SPARKER Strategy Group brings businesses up-to-speed on how to leverage and integrate social media.

As a PR/marketing professional, owner Susie Erjavec Parker is passionate about how social media has changed the broadcast method into a conversation. The possibilities for business, consumers and brands are endless.

Her expertise in the B2B, B2C and C2C space has guided many leading brands to social media and marketing success. She tackles social media and marketing with a three-pronged approach: Connect - Engage – Convert. 

Locally, she is the founder of both #204Smarties—a budding networking group for professional women entrepreneurs and the Manitoba Mommy Bloggers Network.

Twitter

How can 140 characters help you or your brand? Twitter is now eight years old and showing no signs of losing relevancy.  How do you get started? What should you use Twitter for? Explore the Twitterverse with us and learn to tweet with confidence. 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5525351955035234817

The Importance Of Customer Service

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Dec012014

Modern Earth Web Design and The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce are presenting a new webinar series, which will share the wealth of knowledge and expertise found among the Chamber’s 2,000-plus members. Our “guest” instructors provide you with real, practical, hands-on information … a tool kit to build your business.

Join us live every Wednesday (holidays excluded). – click on the link to register for this week’s webinar

Laurie Barkman - Modern Earth Web Design - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg ManitobaThis Week:

Laurie Barkman, consultant

Laurie Barkman is a customer service expert. With 25 years of experience in the service industry, she has first-hand knowledge of what it takes to excel on the frontline and in a leadership role.

Prior to becoming general manager of Mere Boutique Hotel, Laurie ran her own business, Servicedge Training & Consulting, and was director of Training and Professional Development for a national hotel management company, in which she was responsible for training more than 1,000 customer-service representatives, their supervisors and managers.

The Importance Of Customer Service

Did you know that a 2% increase in customer retention has the same effect on profits as cutting costs by 10%? When a customer leaves your business feeling upset, angry or even satisfied, but not wowed, the chance of that customer coming back is low. You not only lose future revenue from the unhappy customer, you lose out on potential customers who hear about the negative experience. Great customer service, delivered consistently, happens when a strong, customer service strategy is in place.

Learn the full impact of mediocre or poor service on the bottom line, how employee engagement and excellent customer service are intricately related and the four key components to developing a strong customer service strategy.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9206774170531608065