Best Practices Webinars

SAC is proud to revive our popular educational series, featuring top speakers on timely topics for consultants. These one-hour webinar presentations will feature a variety of outstanding presenters, including SAC Founder Alan Weiss, sales expert Colleen Francis, positioning expert Mark Levy, speaking guru Patricia Fripp, social media strategist Lisa Larter, PR specialist Dan Janal, and more.

Webinars are available at no charge to SAC members and will be archived for easy access after the event.

“Phenomenal webinar with Dorie Clark and Alisa Cohn–just what I need right now!!!  What I loved about today’s webinar was the practical, actionable, and doable information shared.  I got some really great ideas on how to take my next best steps.  Thanks again.”

– Dr. Karen Y. Wilson-Starks, President and CEO, TRANSLEADERSHIP, INC.

“That was so awesome! Thank you! Marshall [Goldmsith] brought to life “fast-forward” as a positive and constructive alternative to feedback.”

– Mary J Leonardo Patry, Executive Advisor and Coach, ITeffectivity


SAC Members:  FREE
SAC Partners:  $49.00 per webinar
General Public: $79.00 per webinar

Purchase Past Webinars

As the webinars in this series run, the completed webinars become available for purchase. Click here to see list of past webinars, along with online purchase options. All past webinars are free to SAC members.

Upcoming Webinars

July 16, 2019 – 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET

SAC Best Practices Webinar Series
Judy Robinett: Using Strategic Networking to Grow Your Consulting Business

Other people have the answers, deals, money, access, power, and influence you need to get what you want in this world. To achieve any goal, you need other people to help you do it, and that’s where strategic networking comes in. In this webinar, learn how to build high-value relationships from super-networker, investor, speaker and best-selling author, Judy Robinett.

About the Speaker

Judy Robinett is a recognized startup funding expert, bestselling author, keynote speaker, and respected investor. She has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Vogue, CNN, and Bloomberg Businessweek. With more than 30 years of business in the public and private sectors, she has been the CEO of several companies, as well as served on the advisory boards of many venture capital firms. Learn more at

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September 17, 2019 – 11:00am PST

SAC Best Practices Webinar Series
Jeff Hayzlett

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About the Speaker

Jeffrey Hayzlett is a global business celebrity, a primetime television show host on C-­‐Suite TV, and a radio host on CBS Radio’s and C-­‐Suite Radio. From small businesses to international corporations, his creativity and extraordinary entrepreneurial skills have enabled him to lead ventures blending his leadership perspectives, insights into the c-­‐suite and business strategy, mass marketing prowess and affinity for social media. He is a well-­‐traveled public speaker, the author of the bestselling business books, The Mirror Test and Running the Gauntlet, and one of the most compelling figures in business today.

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Past Webinars

May 9, 2018

SAC Best Practices Webinar Series
Mark Levy: How To Talk About Your Consulting Business, So That People Care

Let’s face it, many consultants don’t know how to talk about what they do for a living and how it can help others. Instead, as they discuss their work, listeners grow bored or confused, and try to end the conversation ASAP. The unfortunate results? Potential sales are lost, opportunities are blown, reputations are damaged, and the consultant’s self-confidence is (justifiably) shaken.

Not knowing how to talk about one’s business – during formal and informal sales pitches, with the press, from the stage, and during everyday conversation – stunts growth for both the consultant and their firm.

In this webinar, Mark Levy will teach you how to talk about your business clearly and engagingly, so that others will sit up and take notice. You’ll get hands-on training in Levy’s unconventional approach to the elevator speech and back story, as ways of making the description of your business memorable, emotional, and easy to share.

About the Speaker

Mark Levy is the founder of Levy Innovation LLC (, a positioning firm that helps consultants and other thought leaders increase their fees by up to 2,000%. Mark has consulted to some of the world’s most prominent people and organizations, including Simon Sinek of “Start With Why” fame, a former department head from the White House, CEOs of major brands, the former head of strategy of the Harvard Business School, and two TV shows. He has written for the New York Times, and has written or co-created five books, including “Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content.” Mark is a proud 2018 inductee into The Million Dollar Consultant® Hall of Fame.

Members can view this webinar for free on the past webinars page.

June 5, 2018

SAC Best Practices Webinar Series
Alan Weiss: What in the World is Going on? How Recent Trends in Business May Impact Your Consulting Practice

Should you change your business model to adapt to current business trends? What are the top trends that are likely to impact consultants in the next 6-12 months?

Join SAC founder Dr. Alan Weiss for an engaging and fun session that will help you fine-tune your focus for 2018 and beyond.

About the Speaker

Million Dollar Consultant Alan Weiss, president of Summit Consulting, has been called the “rock star of consulting.” He’s published over 500 articles and 60 books on consulting, is an inductee into the Professional Speaking Hall of Fame® and the concurrent recipient of the National Speakers Association Council of Peers Award of Excellence. He has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, one of only two people in history holding both those designations. The founder of SAC, Alan has developed the premiere global community for solo consultants.

Members can view this webinar for free on the past webinars page.

June 5, 2018

SAC Best Practices Webinar Series
Lisa Larter: Supersize Your Business with Social Media

Should you or shouldn’t you—tweet, use Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn? Should you have your own YouTube channel? What should you be posting on social media? And does any of this really work anyway?

Join social media expert Lisa Larter, CEO and Founder of The Lisa Larter Group, to learn the answers to these questions and more. Lisa will tell us the foundation we need to build for social media success, how to leverage your IP as an asset, the best way to market on social media, and how to generate ongoing engagement.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn social media best practices from the consultant’s consultant.

About the Speaker

Lisa Larter is a high school dropout turned global social media marketing expert, who worked her way up the corporate ladder until her entrepreneurial spirit took over in 2006. Lisa’s expertise is helping business owners with social media marketing strategies for growth and lead generation. She is the author of the Amazon best-selling book, Pilot to Profit, has built and sold two businesses, and has hosted events for 350+ attendees for three years in a row—resulting in ongoing year-over-year growth in sales since starting her coaching and consulting business in 2008.

Members can view this webinar for free on the past webinars page.

September 18, 2018

SAC Best Practices Webinar Series
Patricia Fripp: Under The Magnifying Glass: Secrets of Good to Great Presentations

Every consultant, novice or seasoned, will find this session an entertaining, thought-provoking, and content-rich presentation. You will learn specific techniques that will guarantee that both your important conversations and presentations get the results you need. You will gain a deeper understanding of thoughtful word choices, specificity, emotional connection, and the clarity of your message.

Through this interactive ZOOM presentation you will understand how to:

  • Communicate more effectively in person and in virtual meetings
  • Understand the number one secret of a great presentation
  • Open with impact and close on a high
  • Help your audience see your stories easily
  • Add useful drama to your presentation to spotlight your key points
  • Harness the power of specificity

About the Speaker:

Companies that want to gain a competitive edge by mastering conversations and presentations engage Patricia Fripp. She is a Hall of Fame keynote speaker, executive speech coach, sales presentation skills and on-line training expert.

For 13 years, Alan Weiss and Patricia Fripp were known as The Odd Couple as they delivered seminars claiming they were “…conflicting, contentious and controversial. Here they agree and disagree on what matters most to you!”

Fripp was also NSA’s first woman president. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance wrote the sixth best way to invest in your success is to learn presentation skills from Patricia Fripp.

Patricia can virtually train everyone in the world with her interactive online learning. To become a great speaker easily, conveniently and quickly can help.

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Members can view this webinar for free on the past webinars page.

October 31, 2018

SAC Best Practices Webinar Series
Lisa Earle McLeod and Elizabeth McLeod: Money, Meaning, and the Millennials

It’s impossible to work in today’s environment and not encounter the generation of professionals known as Millennials (those born between 1982 and 2004). Depending who you talk to, they are either extremely engaged or not engaged at all, great employees or very difficult to work with, very demanding or great team members.

Confused? This webinar is for you.

Mother-daughter team Lisa Earle McLeod and Elizabeth McLeod will discuss how to harness the power of purpose to engage Millennial stakeholders. You’ll learn how to frame techniques to create urgency in a Millennial buyer and how to position yourself as cutting edge, even if you’re over 50.

About the Speakers

Lisa Earle McLeod is the Founder and President of McLeod & More. Her firm has worked with clients like SalesLoft, Dave & Busters, and Roche. Her best selling book, Selling with Noble Purpose introduced Noble Purpose into the business vernacular. Her research reveals why organizations with a purpose bigger than money actually make more money, and they experience greater customer and employee retention.

Elizabeth McLeod is VP of Client Services for McLeod & More. She manages large scale consulting projects with clients like AT&T, G Adventures, and Servus Credit Union. She also spearheads McLeod & More’s marketing efforts as well as the Noble Purpose Institute. She has a Master’s in Industrial & Organizational Psychology and is partnered with LinkedIn Learning, authoring courses on millennial retention, multigenerational engagement, and self-leadership.

Together, the McLeod’s have built a +$1M firm with clients from global giants to hot young startups alike. They’ve been featured in The Wall Street Journal, on NPR, and coauthored one of LinkedIn’s most viral articles, Why Millennials Keep Dumping You: An Open Letter to Management.

Members can view this webinar for free on the past webinars page.

December 18, 2018

SAC Best Practices Webinar Series
Colleen Francis: How to Create a Nonstop Consulting Sales Boom

Let’s be honest. Most consultants are much more comfortable delivering work for clients than they are going out and closing new business. Yet, without a consistent, effective sales process, there’s no new business to deliver.

Renowned sales expert Colleen Francis will tell us how we can close not just one or two new clients, but create a nonstop boom of new business. She’ll discuss techniques for building and sustaining a growing business, as well as how to turn a one-time sale into a long-term seven-figure client. Plus she’ll share her personal strategies for attracting the best quality new leads that can close easily.

About Colleen

Colleen Francis, founder and president of Engage Selling Solutions, is driven by a passion for sales—and results. A successful sales leader for over 20 years, she understands the challenges of selling in today’s market. Clients note her frank, no-nonsense approach to solving problems and addressing opportunities—an approach that delivers sales results.

Colleen is the best-selling author of popular sales books including the recent Nonstop Sales Boom. She is a Certified Sales Professional (C.S.P.) and an inductee into the Speaking Hall of Fame. Sales and Marketing Magazine has called Colleen and Engage Selling one of the top 5 most effective sales training organizations in the market today.

Members can view this webinar for free on the past webinars page.

January 9, 2019

SAC Best Practices Webinar Series
Dan Janal: Reporters Are Looking for You! Using PR to Build Your Practice

How do you pitch ideas about your consulting practice to reporters who are crazy busy and seem to have ADD? How do you press releases to improve your Google ranking? How can you get publicity for your book? Dan Janal answers these questions and tells you how to piggyback onto trending stories in this information-packed webinar.

About the Speaker

Dan Janal, one of the founding fathers of Internet marketing and the author of more than a dozen books, helps businesses build their brands with publicity and books.

Dan Janal is considered one of the founding fathers of Internet marketing because he wrote one of the first books on the field in 1993. The Los Angeles Times called Dan “an Internet marketing expert.”

Members can view this webinar for free on the past webinars page.

February 6, 2019

SAC Best Practices Webinar Series
Alan Weiss: Getting Out of Your Own Way: The Top Obstacles Preventing Consultants from Achieving Greater Success

Million Dollar Consulting Guru Alan Weiss will discuss the biggest obstacles he sees preventing consultants from being even more successful. Hint: It’s not clients or the economy.

March 13, 2019

SAC Best Practices Webinar Series
Dorie Clark and Alisa Cohn: How to Build a 7-Figure Consulting & Coaching Practice

It’s not easy to build a one-person, million-dollar consulting business – but Dorie Clark (author of Entrepreneurial You and Stand Out) and Alisa Cohn (executive coach for prominent startups) have both done it.

In this webinar, we’ll talk detailed numbers and tactics for how to escape the mid-six-figure plateau that ensnares many practitioners. We’ll discuss how to build your brand and platform so that high-quality opportunities come to you, as well as specific sales techniques to close more deals and insinuate yourself more deeply inside the companies you serve. You’ll leave the session with dramatically increased clarity on how to:

  • Command the respect of your ideal clients
  • Charge premium rates without pushback
  • Build a thriving and lucrative business

About the Speakers

Dorie Clark is the author of Entrepreneurial YouReinventing You, and Stand Out, which was named #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she teaches at Duke and writes frequently for the Harvard Business Review. Dorie was selected by Marshall Goldsmith as a member of his 100 Coaches Project.

Alisa Cohn coaches senior executives to help them create permanent positive shifts in their leadership impact and the results they achieve. She also works with founder/CEO’s of startups and other high growth companies to help them lead for scale Inc. Magazine named Alisa one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers of 2018. She was selected by Marshall Goldsmith as a member of his 100 Coaches Project. She writes for, and and has lectured at Harvard and Cornell Universities and the Naval War College.

April 5, 2019

SAC Best Practices Webinar Series
Marshall Goldsmith: Stakeholder Centered Coaching: Maximize Your Impact as a Coach

About the Speaker

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is the author or editor of 35 books, which have sold over two million copies, been translated into 30 languages and become bestsellers in 12 countries. His newest book, Triggers, is a #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, as well as an Amazon Best Business Book of the Year. He is a leadership thinker in the field of management, an executive advisor to more than 150 CEOs, an executive coach to management teams, and a teacher of executive education at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. His articles, interviews and videos are online at

May 22, 2019

SAC Best Practices Webinar Series
Janet and Neal Larsen Palmer: 
The Body Language of Business Development

How can you make the most of an interview with a potential client? Over 90% of the messages you send are nonverbal, whether positive or negative. What messages are YOU sending?

Learn how to have a winning handshake, how to sit and/or stand for the best impression, when to “mirror” your potential client, and how to analyze whether your message is getting through. It’s all in the body language. In this webcast, you’ll discover the secrets of skillful rapport-building for building your bottom line.

About The Speakers

Drs. Jan and Neal Larsen Palmer are nationally-known specialists in nonverbal communication who help consultants and business leaders build their personal credibility and impact by mastering great body language. They also work with attorneys to prepare clients and expert witnesses for believable testimony, especially when appearance, demeanor, and credibility are critical to the case. Dr. Janet Larsen Palmer holds a B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. from the School of Communication at Northwestern University. Dr. Neal Larsen Palmer has a B.S. from Georgetown University, an M.A. from UC Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Michigan. Together, Jan and Neal founded Communication Excellence Institute, a Los Angeles-area communication consulting firm, in 1986. Now in its 33rd year, CEI has grown to be one of the Top 50 Woman-Owned Businesses in California’s Inland Empire.

June 11, 2019

SAC Best Practices Webinar Series
Robin Farmanfarmaian: The Thought Leader Formula: How to Strategically Leverage Your Expertise to Drive Business

People don’t pay for content; they pay for packaging. But how do you package yourself, in a way that is accessible, relatable, and can be heard above the noise when you, as a consultant, are the company?

In this webinar, Robin Farmanfarmaian takes us from zero to blastoff. She’ll guide us through the how of thought leadership, explaining what needs to be done to create an ongoing impact, as well as helping us establish the why–your fundamental truth–to build your launching pad for success.

About The Speaker

Robin Farmanfarmaian is a professional speaker, entrepreneur, and angel investor, who drives high-level business development for cutting-edge medical and biotech companies poised to impact 100M patients. She’s educated audiences in 12 countries on technology, the future of healthcare, patient empowerment, building thought leadership, and more. Robin also works with entrepreneurs and executives who want to become thought leaders in order to accelerate their career and business goals. She is the author of two books, The Patient as CEO: How Technology Empowers the Healthcare Consumer and The Thought Leader Formula.