Harness the Power of Leader Connections
December 14, 2009 @ 11:38 AM | By Guest Blogger

Leaderconnectionslogo Please welcome recent webinar speaker and guest blogger, Jerry Cahn.

Do you want the most out of your professional life? Advance your corporate career? Start a new company for which you have to raise money, find talented employees, engage reliable, trustworthy vendors and acquire the right customers? The traditional recommendation is hard work and networking. A more effective approach for the 21st century:  connecting and branding.

Networking generally allows you to increase the number of people who can provide peer-level introductions. However, these are NOT the decision makers who can open doors to leaders who can create the opportunities you need to capitalize on in order to achieve your goals. 

Know what you want and who can create the opportunities. If you don’t know the leaders personally, then figure out who does and get introduced. If that’s not easy, discover where you can meet the leaders (e.g., conferences), and use the proper approach to introduce yourself. Don’t be intimidated; be confident and trust yourself by clarifying your brand value and learning how to present it effectively. Leaders want to meet other leaders because they know that the best way to share, inspire and give-back (the hallmark of leaders) is to collaborate with others.

There is a science and art to Leader Connections. It’s worth mastering the mind-set and skill-sets because that’s the way to get ahead.  To see it in action, review a few our case studies. If you need help implementing it yourself, we offer our Connect-to-the-Top workshops and coaching programs. Know your brand and communicate it succinctly. Develop the right strategy to approach and follow-through with targeted leaders. As you connect with those leaders, the opportunities you seek will appear.

Jerry-Cahn Jerry Cahn, Ph.D., J.D., is a presentation master, organizational strategist and executive coach. He helps clients design and implement effective business strategies, sharpen sales and marketing performance, develop leadership skills and performance cultures, and produce winning sales, marketing and investor presentations.

"The Power of Leader Connections" Webinar with Jerry Cahn
December 9, 2009 @ 12:54 PM | By Miracle Everett

LeaderConnectionsEvent Back by popular demand, Jerry Cahn, CEO of Presentation Excellence and managing partner of Leadership Connections, is joining us tomorrow for a free webinar titled “The Power of Leader Connections.” He’ll be discussing the value of not only making connections, but making the right connections.

Attend the event and learn to:

  • Connect with the right person
  • Deliver the right message
  • Utilize the right communications media

Register now! 

If you’re looking for a better job, trying to get your business off the ground or struggling to get big companies to sponsor your events, this webinar is for you. See you there!

Headshot_miracle Miracle Everett is a marketing support coordinator at InterCall and has spent the last two years working on our webinar series. In her spare time she enjoys playing tennis, raising performance birds and painting.

AdobeConnectPro Today we announced a strategic, global reseller/distribution agreement with Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) that will allow InterCall to sell a complete, fully-integrated Adobe® Acrobat® Connect™ Pro web conferencing solution to our customers. The new InterCall/Adobe offering is now available in North America and will be offered globally in early 2010.

With Connect Pro, you can securely support dynamic online meetings, training and events. And since 98% of Internet-connected computers worldwide already have the Adobe Flash® Player runtime installed, your audience can connect instantly with no downloads required.

What’s really great about this offering is that we have fully integrated our audio conferencing within the platform, allowing customers to manage the audio portion of their meeting from within the Connect Pro interface, providing a truly seamless user experience. This enhancement will be made available to current Adobe customers with the release of the new 7.5 version of Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro.

For more information, and to read quotes from Kathleen Finato, InterCall’s senior vice president of marketing and business development, and Arun Anantharaman, vice president, Connect Pro at Adobe, check out the official press release.

And if you’re interested in learning more about Connect Pro, contact your InterCall meeting consultant at 800.341.2447 or send us an email.

Dan_2 Dan Uhlmeyer is a Sr. Product Manager and the "Web Conferencing" blogger.  He has nearly ten years of product experience in Web Conferencing and has managed several services at InterCall. When not punching on the keyboard, you can find Dan enjoying time with his wife and two children or running a marathon.

Huddle Up!
December 4, 2009 @ 12:39 PM | By Cambria Vaccaro

Huddleup You’ve heard us talk about Huddle before, here and here, but in this blog post I’m going to share with you how the marketing team here at InterCall uses it. That’s right—not only do we offer Huddle, we also use it ourselves on a daily basis.

So what is it? Huddle combines the benefits of social networking with the efficiency of project management and document sharing, all provided as a service (or ‘in the cloud’). Integrated with InterCall conferencing solutions, it helps deliver a better overall meeting experience.

You can schedule phone and web meetings from within the Huddle interface, as well as share dial-in details, documents and meeting minutes. But that’s not all. Huddle also gives you a wide range of collaboration tools including online discussions, whiteboards, task calendars and document version management.

Here are some of the ways that we use Huddle:

• Collaborate with our marketing team members more efficiently thanks to version control
• Share information with vendors and partners outside our organization in a secure format
• Post completed and approved materials for marketing teams in other regions to access
• Work with product management on pricing and packaging documentation
• Submit items for approval to our legal team

The best part about Huddle is that it comes free with every Reservationless-Plus® account—no download or install required. What are you waiting for? If you are an InterCall customer, sign up for your Huddle account today!

If you want to learn more about Huddle, be sure to register for “The Future of Collaboration,” a virtual event occurring December 17 at 12 PM Eastern. The first 50 registrants get a $5 Starbucks gift card. See you there!

Cam_blog Cambria Vaccaro is the Senior Director, Marketing Communications and our “Industry News” blogger.  Cambria has been in the conferencing industry for nearly fifteen years, and has seen it evolve from a traditional video bridging service to include cool web features and remote communication services.  She is an avid runner, cook, wife and mother of two gorgeous girls.

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