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Webinar: Nailing Down E-Commerce Success in DIY and Home Improvement


WATCH: Tech Crunch SF Disrupt 2019: Day three October 4, 2019

TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is the world’s preeminent startup competition. Startup Battlefield features 15-30 top early stage startups pitching top judges in front of a vast live audience, present in person and online. Teams go through an intensive mini-accelerator for 8 weeks before each event, honing their business models and pitches. Startups pitch on stage for six minutes, followed by an intense question and answer session with top investors, entrepreneurs, and technologists, including prominent Silicon Valley figures like Marissa Mayer, Ron Conway, Fred Wilson and Roelof Botha, among many others – just like an investment pitch meeting.

Companies that launched at Tech Crunch include Vurb, Trello, Mint, Dropbox, Yammer, Tripit, Redbeacon, Qwiki, Getaround, and Soluto. The statistics on the 763 startups that have participated since the first competition, TC40 in 2007, tell a strong story: in aggregate, as of February 2019, they have raised $8.8 billion, while 109 have been acquired or have gone public. TechCrunch makes the complete details of past Battlefields and participants available on the Battlefield leaderboard.

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Startup Battlefields take place both regionally and at TechCrunch Disrupt. Startup Battlefield at at TechCrunch Disrupt is industry and regionally agnostic. The winner takes away the Disrupt Cup, an equity-free check for $100,000 (at SF), and all the contestants enjoy immense press, investor and partner attention, along with membership in the elite ranks of Battlefield alums and to Extra Crunch.

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STR 143: The Make a Trade Emotion is VERY REAL (audio only

STR 143: The Make a Trade Emotion is VERY REAL (audio only)

One of the biggest factors of failure in trading is created by the emotion/feeling of “make a trade”. Sure, at first it can be nerve tracking to do your first couple of trades; however, after that the flood gates of “make a trade” come out in full force. Community member Jeff (same name in chat room) shares with us his story thus far which expands several years of time. The one underlying theme/problem throughout Jeff’s time in the markets is forcing trades and not tapping the brakes when he should be. I really appreciated his openness and candidness of sharing his mistakes, what he has learned from them and then also what he continues to struggle with. His journey is a wild ride that I want to offer some spoilers to, but I’m going to stay disciplined and keep quiet. Take some time out of your day and make sure to listen to Jeff and his story. Remember, take advantage of kind people such as Jeff who openly share their mistakes…. It’s much cheaper to learn from another’s mistakes than your own.

K-12 BITS: It's All About the PD

Join the Calcasieu Parish eLearning team as they share their comprehensive technology professional development program for all employees. Being a 16 year Blackboard client our district's elearning program has quite a repertoire of courses and resources. The district takes pride in the many uses of Blackboard which include professional development, school based management, department management, virtual classrooms, teacher classroom websites, teacher virtual storage (content collection), teacher mentoring courses, as well as blended learning courses. Presenters will share all Blackboard Learn resources for the Impact Project, ITEC model classrooms, Tech Camp, Online Professional Development and More! The District's newest project Get Your Hands-on Technology will be shared. Specific Blackboard courses will be showcased for this project and will include Twitter for the K-12 Teacher, Pinterest in the Classroom, iPads across the curriculum, Google Tools in the Classroom as well as all Blackboard.

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Pushing the Boundaries of Conventional Medicine with Caspar Szulc #544

Caspar Szulc is the co-founder and president of Innovative Medicine—a company that has been dreaming big for over a decade, making a positive change in people’s lives by going against conventional health-care industry thinking.

The mission of Innovative Medicine is to go beyond the mainstream approach to incremental change and take a vertical leap toward exponential progress by leading the way in unifying and personalizing the field of medicine.

In this episode, Caspar dives into some interesting ideas and products including Nadovim, which is the first physician-formulated and comprehensive NAD+ supplement for focus, concentration and cognitive function.

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Boise State OPWL Webinar: Personas at Albertsons Library: Avoiding Click Here Instruction

Boise State's Albertsons Library uses personas, prototyping, and usability testing to improve its website. Join Amy Vecchione, Deana Brown, and Hans Aagard as they:

• Describe the reasons why their team is using personas, prototyping, and usability testing.
• Share their work in progress and the team's lessons learned.
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DIY Social Media Audit

Join Gruen Agency VP of Marketing & Sales, Michelle Stinson Ross, and Social Media Specialist, Emily Cummins, for this live Social Media Audit webinar.

This FREE training will help you:

- Identify business circumstances that should trigger a marketing self-audit
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Level Up Your VR Programming 9 5 2018

This webinar covered how to build VR programming from the ground up. Including, recruiting volunteers, using outcome based assessment, and developing programs such as a VR Development Camp. Throughout the presentation will be tips on the actual logistics of providing programs with limited time and financial constraints.

This webinar is eligible for Library Education Units for Indiana Librarians. The following policy applies: Any time a staff member views an online event (or a library purchases a site license for an online event) by any of the Training Providers approved by ISL for LEUs, the library's designee in an administrative or Human Resources role shall create and award LEU certificates in-house.


YouTube SEO: How to Rank Your Videos #1

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The best part about video SEO is that you don’t need to have a massive channel to rank #1. You just need to entertain and engage your audience better than your competitors.

Follow everything from the basics and move to the advanced tips, which should help you rank your videos higher and faster.

First, what is YouTube SEO?

It’s the process of optimizing your videos, playlists, and channel to rank high in YouTube’s organic search results for a given search query.

Our data-driven strategy begins with YouTube Keyword Research.

A couple of free tools you can use are YouTube suggest, paired with Google trends.

This is a great way to gauge a keywords popularity against other keywords. However, since Google trends shows relative popularity, it may not be the best way to find true search volumes.

Another tool you can use is Ahrefs’ Keywords Explorer, which shows you search volume and clicks data for any keyword on YouTube.

This tool works perfectly when paired with Tubebuddy (most tagged videos section) or vidIQ (related keywords feature).

While YouTube is the second largest search engine, you can also use other tools like Google search and Ahrefs’ Content Explorer to rank your YouTube videos on the first page of Google search.

In fact, Google is our second largest source of external referral traffic.

This video covers all of the tactics, tips, and strategies to rank videos on Google.

The second step is to identify search intent.

Search intent represents the reason behind a searcher’s query. To analyze search intent, just type your keyword into the YouTube search bar and see which videos are ranking in the top 3 positions.

Take note of the format and angles other creators are taking and follow suit with your own video.

Step 3 is the most important. And that’s to create a high-retention video.

Engagement is arguably the most important ranking factor in YouTube’s algorithm. If you can’t engage your audience, then you probably won’t rank.

This can be measured in YouTube Studio analytics by looking at the audience retention graph. You’ll learn EXACTLY how we consistently create high-retention videos from our planning to editing processes.

Step 4 is to do on-page video optimizations.

This boils down to the title, description, thumbnail, and meta data like YouTube tags. You’ll learn how to optimize your videos following YouTube’s best practices.

Step 5 are in-video optimizations.

YouTube allows you to add subtitles or closed captions (CC) to your videos. This helps bring context to your videos which can be helpful when trying to rank your videos.

You’ll also learn a couple engagement hacks using YouTube cards and end-screens.

Step 6 is to publish and promote your video

Whether you have a massive audience or tiny one, you’ll learn how to promote your videos to get more views fast.

Step 7 is to optimize your videos (and channel) for session watch time.

Session watch time is the total time a viewer watches videos on YouTube without leaving the platform.

YouTube said on their creator blog that they use this metric as a ranking factor in their search and discovery algorithm.

Our channel playlist hack will help you do just that.


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Insecure Field Devices on the Smart Grid: Cyber Risks, Damage Potential, and Practical Solutions

This is a recording of a webinar delivered by Maurice Martin, Technology Leader for NREL’s Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Resilience Center, on February 25, 2016, on the cyber risks, damage potential, and practical solutions for insecure field devices on the smart grid.

Hip Hop/Hip Hope: The (R)Evolution of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy with Gloria Ladson-Billings

Gloria Ladson-Billings, Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin's Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Kellner Family Distinguished Professor in Urban Education, celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Brodie Family Lecture with her talk on culturally relevant pedagogy.

Since the initial introduction of culturally relevant pedagogy, our schools and classrooms have grown even more complex. The combination of rapid technologies and the enthusiasm of youth culture make it necessary for teachers (at all levels) to rethink their practice. Even culturally relevant pedagogy must evolve. This talk speaks to the way the evolution of culturally relevant pedagogy may insure that more students experience success both in and out of the classroom.

Ladson-Billings is also the president of the National Academy of Education.

Instagram Marketing for Business with Jenn Herman

If you’re like most entrepreneurs and have been trying to hashtag your way to more followers, Jenn's Trends, the globally recognized Instagram expert and co-author of Instagram for Business for Dummies is here to help.

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The Circle of Fifths - How to Actually Use It

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The circle of fifths is easy to learn, but what to do with it can be confusing. I'll show you a quick way to memorize it, and then ways to use it for things like chord building and key changes.

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Ni Nyampinga Rwanda - how to be a role model

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It shows how far an idea can travel, can connect opinion and perception across communities, how norms and values can start to shift across provinces, and how behaviour can change and in turn inform others' decision making

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Be a More Confident Public Speaker

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The 4 Sentence Cover Letter That Gets You The Job Interview

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Modern-day cover letter is your introduction—of any kind—to the employer.

There are essentially three ways this occurs:

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Your “cover letter” has three goals:

1. Explain why you’ve contacted the employer.
2. Provide insight on who you are and what you offer.
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You can accomplish these three goals in four sentences, which I discuss in the video. You can also grab the free download to see the exact format!

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How To Sell On Amazon FBA For Beginners | The Complete Guide | 2019

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1:15 Why Sell on Amazon?

2:35 Step 1: Product Research
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28:10 Step 5: Launch Your Product
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29:57 Getting Sales
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31:51 Creating a Promotion in Seller Central & Jump Send
38:05 Amazon Sponsored Ads (Pay-per-click or PPC)
38:34 Creating an Automatic PPC Campaign
40:18 Using the Search Term Report
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Cold Calling 101: 13 Steps to Cold Calls That Work!

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Cold Calling Step #1: Cold calling can't hurt you.The first step to effective cold calling is to realize that cold calls aren’t going to hurt you. Many salespeople are so scared of potential rejection that they hold back when it comes to taking risks with cold calling.
Cold Calling Step #2: Make cold calling a game.Cold calling is about numbers. It’s about pushing through potential rejection until you ultimately get through to a prospect who’s a good fit, is willing to have a conversation with you, and might lead to a next step.                                
Cold Calling Step #3: Be willing to take risks.

I know it might seem like this step is repeating some earlier ideas, but it’s so important, I can’t emphasize this enough.
Cold Calling Step #4: Warm it up as much as possible.I don't mean get warmed up for the call; I mean warm up the actual cold calling interaction with the prospect as much as possible—before it happens.             
Cold Calling Step #5: Script out the entire call.I get more pushback on this idea than almost any other sales advice I give. So many salespeople tell me, “Oh, I don’t like to use a script. It makes me sound scripted.” My response is always the same.                                
Cold Calling Script #6: Know your first seven seconds cold.We don't often think about how we're initially introducing ourselves to prospects.                               
Cold Calling Step #7: The more you talk about you, the worse you do.The data shows that when salespeople talk about themselves or their own companies, they do significantly worse with prospects. The more you talk about yourself when cold calling, the worse you’ll do.
Cold Calling Step #8: Focus on the challenges you're seeing.During cold calling, one of the best ways to engage prospects in conversation is to focus on the challenges you're seeing in the marketplace. This will show that you have your finger on the pulse of what's actually happening.
Cold Calling Step #9: Engage them to start talking.As I said before, the more prospects start to talk in a meaningful way, the more likely they are to stay on the phone with you, and the most likely you are to schedule a next step that turns into a sale. While so many salespeople are focused on pitching whatever it is that they sell, they should instead be engaging prospects in a true dialogue.
Cold Calling Step #10: Dig into what's really going on.Once you’ve got the prospect talking, don’t go into pitch mode. When a prospect says, Actually, one of the challenges we're dealing with is this, don't say, Well, I've got the solution for you!                                
Cold Calling Step #11: Get that next step locked in.This is the most important part of cold calling. You absolutely must establish a next step. I always ask salespeople, “What's the purpose of a prospecting call, or a cold call?” They respond, “To get a sale.” But that’s not true.
Cold Calling Step #12: Confirm the next step.When you get someone to agree to a meeting, while you're on the phone with them, send out a calendar invite. Make sure that it gets into their inbox, and that they accept the invite.
Cold Calling Step #13: Don't run away from the phone after each call.As I said before, cold calling is about numbers. It’s about making a lot of dials. The difference between cold calling that’s effective and cold calling that gets you nowhere is simply a matter of picking up the phone right after you hang up with your last prospect. Get right back onto the phone, dial the next number, and keep pushing through.
So, there you have it. Now you know Cold Calling 101, and you learned the 13 steps to cold calls that work. I want to hear from you. Which of these ideas did you find most useful? Be sure to share below in the comments sections to get involved in the conversation. If you enjoyed this, check out my free eBook on 25 tips to crush your sales goals.

Webinar: Nailing Down E-Commerce Success in DIY and Home Improvement

During this free webinar, you will learn how:

- Hobbycraft increased conversion rates by 170%

- OBI maintains a fast and reliable search with over 60,000 products

- Globus Group reduced bounce rates by 50%

- Gärtner Pötschke won the 2018 and 2019 Online Retail Award

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