Peter VanRysdam / Digital Marketing / July 13th, 2009

Webinars, Panels, & Speeches, Oh My!

Now I know what presidential candidates must feel like, out on the road giving stump speeches, shaking hands, kissing babies.  OK, maybe things aren’t that busy around here, but we do have some great events happening this week and next!

First off,  I will be leading an Instant Impact webinar with Reed Seminars this Tuesday at 1:00 EST on “What CEOs Need to Know About Twitter.”  If you are interested in attending, you can use the discount code authorspecial to receive 20% off registration. If you cannot call-in from your office or mobile phone to attend the seminar and view the presentation, Reed Seminars will email you the PowerPoint and audio files later that day for viewing on your computer at your convenience (you simply need to register before the seminar occurs).  To register, please call 415-331-1122 or visit http://reedseminars.com/details.asp?id=377.

Next up, 352 Media Group’s President and CEO, Geoff Wilson, is speaking as part of a panel discussion at the Georgia CxO Forum in Atlanta this Wednesday, July 15, at 7am.  The Georgia CxO group, which consists of top executives at many Atlanta-area companies, meets every quarter to discuss important business topics.  Geoff is speaking on “Establishing Corporate Best Practices Around Social Media”.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Geoff is also speaking on Friday, July 17, at 7:30am at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce’s Downtown Council meeting.  The meeting will take place at the Aetna building in downtown Jacksonville.  Geoff’s topic is “Why Web 2.0 and Social Media are Important to your Business.”

This will mark the first time Geoff has been up before 7am twice in one week.

And to cap it all off, we’re hosting a Webinar on “Web Site Usability – How Great Design Can Turn Visitors Into Customers.”  In this Webinar, which takes place on the 21st at 2pm EST, we’ll discuss the science of usability as it relates to Web design.  But don’t expect a lecture; We want to talk about the usability of your site!  

When you register for the Webinar, you’ll have a choice to give us your site’s URL to review.  We’ll select some examples of both sites with great usability and ones that missed the mark.  Either way, you’ll leave this session with actionable tips you can put to use on your site immediately!

Our panel of experts will cover:
–  The basic rules of Web site Usability
–  The relationship between Usability and SEO
–  Real sites from attendees that are doing it right
–  Viewers’ sites with Usability concerns

Presenters will include:
Kelli Kimpton, 352 Media Group Director of Development – Design Lincoln Anderson, 352 Media Group Senior Designer
Geoff Wilson, 352 Media Group President & CEO
Peter VanRysdam, 352 Media Group Vice President of Marketing

You can register for free at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/932907218.

Looking forward to a nice vacation after these couple of weeks are over!