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Upcoming events

    • 22-Aug-2014
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Brighton Town Hall - Downstairs Meeting Room

    Networking for Introverts

    Presenter: Eric R. Derby

    Are you tired of being bombarded with messages about how you should be networking? Are the methods that are pushed on you irritating or just plain wrong? This short Eric Derbycourse is for introverts that want to find ways to network effectively; taking into account your own style and comfort level. We will talk about the goals of networking, and try some exercises to help you be authentic in your own communications.

    1. Understand some of the differences between introverts    and extroverts.
    2. Find authentic ways to communicate as an introvert.
    3. Find more acceptance for yourself and others as introverts.

    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

    No charge for RPCN members. $10.00 for non-members.

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    • 12-Sep-2014
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Brighton Town Hall - Downstairs Meeting Room

    Helping Your Clients Understand Theirs: New options for market research for small businesses and non-profits (and others)

    Presenter: Jon Siegel

    Traditionally market research has been unaffordable for smaller businesses and non-profits. This is rapidly changing as a technological revolution is transforming this industry. ‘Do-it-yourself’ tools like Survey Monkey are only a small part of this transformation. RPCN members are in a unique position to help their clients take advantage of these changes. This talk will describe how technology is changing what smaller businesses and non-profits can do and describe several innovative firms and approaches that you may want to add to your toolbox of resources.

    THREE KEY LEARNINGS THE AUDIENCE TAKE AWAY WILL FROM THIS PROGRAM?

    1. Ways in which quantitative and qualitative research are being changed by technology
    2. Emerging consulting models that small business and non-profits can take advantage of to obtain professional advice in affordable and flexible ways.
    3. Understanding the trade-offs between DIY, Do-It-For-Me (DIFM) and Partnering approaches to market research
    .

    Jon Siegel has nearly 40 years of experience designing, conducting and analyzing surveys and nearly 30 years of experience in the marketing research industry. His technical areas of expertise include survey and question design, sample design and data analytics, with particular interests in attitude formation and change and segmentation. Over the years he has conducted research in almost every substantive area you can think of from financial services to advanced technology products to public opinion and political polling.

    Jon is one of the founding partners of Meliora Research, an innovative market research consultancy in Rochester NY. Meliora is committed to harnessing the power of technology to make professional quality market research available to businesses and non-profits of all sizes through a mix of creative coaching/consulting and innovative solutions.

    Prior to joining Meliora, Jon was a Senior Vice-President with Harris Interactive where he held several senior management positions, most recently as head of the Marketing Sciences group, where he had been a senior consultant since 2004. From 1999-2000 Jon directed Election 2000, the largest polling effort in the history of the United States and the proof case for the validity and accuracy of Internet-based research. As head of Harris’ largest business unit from 2000-2004, Jon directed the General Markets vertical to double digit annual sales growth.

    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.


    No charge for RPCN members. $10.00 for non-members.

    Get directions to Brighton Town Hall.

    • 26-Sep-2014
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Brighton Town Hall - Downstairs Meeting Room

    Transforming Kodak Alaris: A customer driven lean startup approach

    Presenter: Jack Rieger

    Traditional approaches to business planning and product development are inefficient and suffer high risk of failure. A customer driven lean startup approach is the method used by leading Silicon Valley firms today. Adopting these methods is both vital and difficult for established companies. Jack will overview the approach and lessons learned from the battlefield.

    THREE KEY LEARNINGS THE AUDIENCE TAKE AWAY WILL FROM THIS PROGRAM?

    1. Why traditional product development is inefficient.
    2. An overview of the customer driven lean startup approach.
    3. Ongoing learning; what has worked, what hasn’t.

    Here is a video in which Jack introduces his presentation.

    Jack Rieger

    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

    No charge for RPCN members. $10.00 for non-members.

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    • 10-Oct-2014
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Brighton Town Hall - Downstairs Meeting Room

    Improving Profits Through Top-Notch Listening

    Presenter: Don Boice

    Business is a series of relationships, and your ability to relate to your customers and your employees –
    and your employees’ ability to relate to each other – should be part of your business strategy. Choosing
    the right people with the right skill sets is just the beginning. To build an efficient, productive and
    committed team, your workforce also needs soft skills. The most overlooked soft skill is the ability to
    listen- which means to build rapport, be fully present, to tune in the other person and not only gather
    information but build relationship.

    Three key learnings you will take away from this program:
    1. We communicate 100% of the time.
    2. It is not what you say, but how you listen that matters most.
    3. You can improve your capacity to listen.

    Here is a short video in which Don gives an overview of his presentation.

    Don Boice

    Don Boice is a skilled trainer and relationship expert who has led more than 500 training presentations on more
    than 100 topics over 25 years. Don believes respect and listening are at the foundation of healthy personal and
    business relationships. Don brings a fun and relaxed approach to training, with the added benefit of creating
    opportunity for personal growth.

    Don earned his Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, is a New York State- Licensed
    Clinical Social Worker, and was an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counselor and Trainer.

    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

    No charge for RPCN members. $10.00 for non-members.

    Get directions to Brighton Town Hall.

Past events

08-Aug-2014 Why and How to Blog
25-Jul-2014 The Skype VOIP Program and How to Use It
24-Jul-2014 Exposing the Hidden Consulting Market
11-Jul-2014 Strategic Foresight: Equipping you for competitive advantage in the now & future
27-Jun-2014 Hit the ground running - Starting a new sales effort.
13-Jun-2014 Franchising as a Business: A practical overview of the pitfalls and advantages
23-May-2014 Microsoft in the Cloud
15-May-2014 TrendTalk: Challenges and Opportunities in Rochester’s Human Services Sector
09-May-2014 Is your Product or Service What Customers Want?
25-Apr-2014 How to Effectively Use Google AdWords
11-Apr-2014 Technology for Consultants: An Overview
28-Mar-2014 The State of the Economy: Current Economic Trends
14-Mar-2014 Improvise your way to successful collaboration -- LOCATION CHANGE
28-Feb-2014 Beautiful Questions to Guide a Consultants Career
14-Feb-2014 The Greater Rochester Region - Poised for Greatness!
24-Jan-2014 Practical Application of Web Technologies for Consultants
10-Jan-2014 Annual Tax Update
13-Dec-2013 Caring for Clients and the Power of Presence
22-Nov-2013 Using newsletters to tell your story
08-Nov-2013 Best Year of your Life - How to Set and Achieve Goals for 2014
25-Oct-2013 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Its Impact on Small Businesses
16-Oct-2013 TrendTalk: Challenges and Opportunities in the Rochester High-Tech Sector
11-Oct-2013 Fraud Busting: Prevention and Detection for your Business
27-Sep-2013 RPCN Survey Results
13-Sep-2013 How Consultants Make Money (Note: Extended Program)
23-Aug-2013 Beyond IRA’s: Retirement Plan Options for Consultants
09-Aug-2013 Genesee County: Regional Opportunities
26-Jul-2013 Patenting Under the America Invents Act (AIA)
12-Jul-2013 Getting the most out of your trade show experience
28-Jun-2013 Pinterest for Business
14-Jun-2013 Demystifying Client Attraction
31-May-2013 OACES Program: Influential Leadership
24-May-2013 OACES Program: Telling Your Organization's Story
24-May-2013 How to Use Your Blog to Build Your Business
17-May-2013 Making Decisions Based on Facts - Excel Business Model
10-May-2013 OACES Program: Team Building - It's More Than a Job!
10-May-2013 Communication using Google
03-May-2013 OACES Program: Grants Workshop: How to Find and Get Grants
26-Apr-2013 OACES Program: Engaging Community Partners
26-Apr-2013 Eastman Business Park
19-Apr-2013 OACES Program: Understanding E-body (Online) Language -- CANCELLED
12-Apr-2013 Generating Evidence-Based Outcomes
29-Mar-2013 No Meeting
22-Mar-2013 7 Steps to Marketing Success
08-Mar-2013 Sandy Parker
22-Feb-2013 Data Visualization
08-Feb-2013 Perspectives on Retiring in Time: for yourself, your clients, your family, your legacy
25-Jan-2013 Google Analytics
11-Jan-2013 The Alliance Consultancy Business Model
14-Dec-2012 Tax Update for 2012
30-Nov-2012 How to Keep Your Computer from Catching a Cold or Flu
09-Nov-2012 Communicating Your Value
26-Oct-2012 Communication 101
12-Oct-2012 Business Success - It's All In Your Head!!
28-Sep-2012 What is Six Sigma? -- Location Change --
14-Sep-2012 Inbound Marketing--Location Change
31-Aug-2012 Get R.E.A.L: Unleashing Your Passion with PRsonality--Location Change
24-Aug-2012 Market Research at the Central Library---Location Change
10-Aug-2012 Business Solutions Forums
03-Aug-2012 RPCN Leadership Retreat
27-Jul-2012 Excel for Business Applications
13-Jul-2012 Pinterest --What Is It?
29-Jun-2012 Cloud Computing--What's in It for You?
22-Jun-2012 Leading With Your Strengths
22-Jun-2012 Advanced Excel Workshop
08-Jun-2012 Cultivate Influence
07-Jun-2012 Career Initiative for 16-24 year olds
25-May-2012 The America Invents Act – How It Alters Your Ability to Patent Your Invention
11-May-2012 Effective Problem Solving
27-Apr-2012 OACES/RPCN Literacy Zone – Professional Development Workshops - Organizing
27-Apr-2012 How to Write a Business Plan
13-Apr-2012 Getting Yourself into Print
30-Mar-2012 Customer 3D: A New Dimension
23-Mar-2012 Take Back Your Life: Using Microsoft Outlook to increase Your Productivity
09-Mar-2012 LinkedIn and Twitter Workshop
24-Feb-2012 Consultant as Leader
10-Feb-2012 Excel Workshop
27-Jan-2012 Quickbooks Workshop
13-Jan-2012 Tax Presentation
30-Dec-2011 No Meeting -- Fifth Friday
23-Dec-2011 No Meeting -- Holiday Week
09-Dec-2011 Create a Sizzling Brand
25-Nov-2011 No Meeting -- Thanksgiving Holiday
11-Nov-2011 How Usable Is Your Web Site?
28-Oct-2011 Impression Management, Skill Lab
14-Oct-2011 Impression Management, Using Your First 3 Seconds to Create a Lasting Impression
23-Sep-2011 The Truth About Grants
09-Sep-2011 2011 RPCN Strategy Session --Location Change
26-Aug-2011 Accountability Groups & RPCN Consultants Incubator
12-Aug-2011 RPCN Incubator: Mentoring
22-Jul-2011 Advanced Mail Merge Workshop--Special Location
08-Jul-2011 RIT "Venture Creations" Business Incubator & RPCN Consulants Incubator
24-Jun-2011 Mail Merge Workshop--Location Change
10-Jun-2011 Messaging That Works!
27-May-2011 WORD Styles Workshop
13-May-2011 Panel Discussion: Networking Techniques
29-Apr-2011 Small Business Expo
22-Apr-2011 Skype II Workshop--Location & Time Change
25-Mar-2011 Profile Marketing and SEO 101
11-Mar-2011 Marketing and Consulting to Non-Profits
25-Feb-2011 Microsoft Office Workshop
11-Feb-2011 Getting the Respect You Deserve, Without Self-Sabotage
28-Jan-2011 Skype Workshop
14-Jan-2011 Annual Tax Update
31-Dec-2010 No Meeting--New Year's Eve
24-Dec-2010 No Meeting--Holiday Week
10-Dec-2010 Marketing in the 21st Century
26-Nov-2010 No Meeting--Thanksgiving Holiday
17-Nov-2010 Social Networking Forum Canceled
12-Nov-2010 Harvesting Your Marketing Efforts--Replacement Event
29-Oct-2010 RPCN Strategy Session II
22-Oct-2010 Windows 7 Workshop -- Special Time & Location
15-Oct-2010 Business Forum -- Location Change
24-Sep-2010 Financial Workshop
15-Sep-2010 Writing Your Business Plan
10-Sep-2010 Take Advantage of the RPCN Web Site
27-Aug-2010 Market Research & Competitive Analysis Workshop
19-Aug-2010 Strategy Workshop
09-Jul-2010 Technology: Tools For Business - Part 2
25-Jun-2010 Excel Workshop
25-Jun-2010 LinkedIn Workshop
11-Jun-2010 Technology: Tools For Business
28-May-2010 Google Collaboration Tools
14-May-2010 Building Trust
30-Apr-2010 Introduction to the New RPCN Website
23-Apr-2010 Facebook for Business Workshop
09-Apr-2010 Branding
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