We’re evolving our webinar series to include Ask The Expert sessions on topics of interest to the consulting community.
Ask the Expert sessions are available at no charge to SAC members and will be archived for easy access after the event.
SAC Members: FREE
SAC Partners: $49.00 per session
General Public: $79.00 per session
Purchase Past Ask the Expert Sessions
As they run, the completed Ask the Expert sessions become available for purchase. Click here to see list of past webinars, along with online purchase options. All past Ask the Expert sessions are free to SAC members.
Upcoming Ask the Experts
February 7, 2023 – 11:00am PT
2022 Award Winners: How We Got Here – Patrick Daly and David Ogilvie
What can we learn from the best of the best?
Our first Ask the Experts session features our Advanced Consulting Award Winners, Consultant of the Year winner, Patrick Daly, and Creativity & Innovation winner, David Ogilvie, who will talk about how they got “there.”
Patrick and David will tell us a bit about the trials and tribulations as well as key decisions and secrets to the success they’ve achieved. And, most importantly, they will answer your questions and in an interactive discussion to share what’s worked and perhaps more importantly, what hasn’t along the way to creating long-term success in the consulting profession.
About the Speakers
Patrick Daly is the founder and Managing Director of Alba Consulting, a business consultancy focused on international supply chain, logistics, and operations based in Dublin, Ireland. Patrick is an accomplished consultant, speaker, trainer, author and broadcaster and has been active in the logistics sector for over 25 years. He works with many top Fortune 500 companies in manufacturing, distribution, and logistics services in Europe, Asia. and the Americas, helping them achieve dramatic improvements in their supply chain capabilities and performance through supply chain excellence. Patrick has worked with clients all over the world including China, India, Uruguay, Puerto Rico, Egypt, UAE, United States, UK, Spain, Croatia, and others.
David Ogilvie is the founder and principal of David Ogilvie Consulting, a business consultancy focused on ERP and supply chain management. David works with manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution businesses in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States with turnover of $20 million+ and an inventory component to their operation. He works with any section of the ERP & WMS Lifecycle; from initial product selection, providing both project and change management expertise during implementation and operational advice focused on configuring the application to create a transformed, efficient, and highly profitable organisation. David has worked with most of the ERP systems available such as SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft D365 Fin Ops.
March 14, 2023 – 11:00am PT
PR: Who Needs It? – Kathleen McEntee
About the Speaker
Kathleen McEntee is a marketing expert and founder of Kathleen McEntee and Associates, Ltd. known for her straight talk and practical approach to business opportunities and challenges. With 30 years’ experience, she has managed through upswings, downturns, evolutions and derailments to deliver consistent results in marketing and business development for Fortune 100, private and entrepreneurial organizations.
Known for double-digit revenue and profit growth, Kathleen is a respected business builder, collaborative leader, dynamic speaker and creative solutions provider. Her strength is quickly learning what makes a business work, understanding the target market and delivering a plan on how best to communicate to them. She sees the big picture, easily strategizes the plan and assembles a marketing mix that works. From branding & logo development, marketing communications & public relations to social media, advertising and business & customer development, KMA delivers measured results.
May 16, 2023 – 11:00am PT
Growing Your Speaking – Steve Markman
Public speaking is one of the best and quickest ways to create visibility, whether an event is in-person, virtual or hybrid. In this Ask the Expert session, we’ll discuss best practices for consultants to land speaking engagements to help grow their consulting business. Points of discussion will include:
- Researching and identifying the “right” speaking opportunities aimed at your target audiences
- How and when to submit speaker proposals to event organizers
- Creating high-impact, compelling speaker proposals that win you MORE speaking engagements
About the Speaker
Steve Markman is the Founder and President of Markman Speaker Management, LLC, a multi-service speaker agency he founded in 1994. Steve has over 30 years of experience in the speaker and conference business. He has secured speaking engagements for over a thousand leaders from all walks of life. Steve has worked with clients in all industries and professions, including consultants, authors, entrepreneurs, and executives. He has helped companies of all sizes – from start-ups to the Fortune 500, including IBM Global Services, PayPal, Subaru, Bank of America, Hitachi, and Ogilvy PR Worldwide. Dozens of professional services firms have also taken advantage of Steve’s expertise – such as Booz, Monitor Group, Perot Systems, L.E.K. Consulting, and Mercer Consulting.
Through Steve’s one-on-one Custom Advisory Service virtual sessions, consultants can learn how to secure speaking engagements that enable them to grow their business by boosting visibility, generating business leads, and demonstrating thought leadership.
Early in his career Steve led the conference divisions of COMDEX and The Conference Board.