Business Accelerator Labs

SAC Business Accelerator Labs are interactive hands-on Zoom webinars that are limited to no more than 10 participants. We’ve created this virtual workshop as an opportunity to put into practice new skills and strategies–without ever leaving your desk.

“Linda Popky’s ‘The Write Now webinar’ is first-rate: informative, clear, interesting, and very practical. It left me with lots of good new ideas and feeling inspired. She’s the go-to expert on writing your own promotional materials!”

– Leslie Austin, PhD, leslieaustin.com

We are in the process of scheduling Labs on additional topics. If you have a topic you’d like to see included, please contact us.

Fees (unless otherwise priced)

SAC Members: $79.00
General Public: $159.00

Upcoming Labs

November 19, 2020 – 12:00pm PST (2.5 hours)

A SAC Business Accelerator Lab

Mark D. Wolf: Facilitate This: How to Uplevel Virtual Meetings and Workshops

Today’s new normal is almost entirely virtual meetings the result of which is an absence of face-to-face interaction. Clients are not getting the same level of result without your presence in the room. Meetings, workshops, and trainings yield less focus in a virtual setting.

The result for consultant impact is diffuse; virtual meetings limits engagement, trust, and optimal outcomes for your clients/participants. This interactive workshop will give you new facilitation tools and provide practical experience in creating more effective, more impactful virtual client meetings and workshops.

You will be able to apply what you learn about facilitation immediately with effect in your next meeting or training. You will come away with easy-to-implement approaches that strengthen client/participant impact, thereby increasing trust and engagement that will lead to greater impact and outcomes. This is an interactive hands-on Zoom workshop that will be limited to no more than 12 participants.

About the Speaker

Mark D. Wolf is a sustainability consultant and executive coach who works with leaders to integrate sustainability into business strategy, operations, and culture. He has decades of experience facilitating client meetings, strategy sessions, peer-to-peer learning, and B2B/B2C groups working with F500 companies, SMEs and NGOs. Mark is a co-author of the forthcoming SAC Press book, The Strategic Supply Chain: How Executives Can Thrive Post COVID.

December 8, 2020 – 12:00pm PST (2.5 hours)

 

A SAC Business Accelerator Lab

Lisa Anderson: Get Known

During these unprecedented times, you must be not only findable, but also compelling as a thought leader to draw attention from clients and prospects. Consultants who are visible in the public forum and create interest in their body of work continue to achieve success. During this hands-on workshop, we’ll create a short thought leadership piece and a plan for communication and promotion. You’ll walk away with a new piece for your portfolio and an understanding of the next steps to build thought leadership. SAC Business Accelerator Lab will be held on Oct 6th via Zoom. Register soon because we limit the number of people to ensure an effective interactive experience.

About the Speaker

SAC Executive Director and award-winning business performance expert Lisa Anderson, the founder and president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., specializes in manufacturing strategy and end-to-end supply chain transformation that maximizes the customer experience and enables profitable, scalable, dramatic business growth.  Lisa is President of the Inland Empire Chapter of APICS (national trade organization supply chain), one of the most active and innovative chapters in the United States.  She has been instrumental in engaging students and has fostered the environment that has earned national recognition for the students from Harvey Mudd College and Cal Poly Pomona.

January 12, 2021 – 12:00pm PST (3 hours)

A SAC Business Accelerator Lab

Liz de Clifford: Speak Up!

A Zoom webinar. You will walk away with a short speech that fits well into what works into today’s speaking world as well as tips for finding and giving the speech in today’s environment.  Because of the interactive nature of this workshop, attendance is extremely limited.

About the Speaker

Liz de Clifford has more than 20 years of experience collaborating with business leaders who need to improve their presence, connect with audiences, and achieve results. She has worked with executives at companies such as Google, coached start-ups seeking to secure funding, and executives who need to make an important speech at a conference, seminar, or corporate retreat. Born in England with work experience in Australia and South Africa, Liz also serves clients who seek to reach an international audience.

February 25, 2021 – 11:00am PST (2.5 hours)

A SAC Business Accelerator Lab 

Linda Popky: Write Now: How to Create Content That Drives Your Business in Today’s Environment

Have your laptop ready. This is a working session!

Want to learn how to write a press release, a blog post, or an op-ed that gets read and gets you known? Would you like to be able to create multiple types of content based on the same concept, quickly and easily? In this SAC Business Accelerator Lab, Linda Popky will take us step by step from idea to writing a strategic press release, blog post or an op-ed that will get read by our target markets.

Join us for this hands-on session that will help take out the stress and anxiety about creating content for your business. You’ll create at least one piece of content during the session, and you’ll learn how to get your piece published. So come with a topic idea you’d like to see published. You’ll leave with a finished piece, guidelines for creating additional pieces, and a plan for what to do next to get your work published.

Linda will also share her formula for leveraging intellectual property across multiple media, rather than reinventing the wheel every time you try to create content. You will never look at content creation the same way again.

About the Speaker

SAC Executive Director Linda Popky is an award winning marketing consultant who has not only written marketing and PR materials for clients, she’s authored her own books, and written and edited commercially published books for other authors. Her blog posts are regularly published by C-Suite Networks, MultiBriefs, CommPro, and others.

Past Labs


Linda Popky: Write Now: How to Create Content That Drives Your Business in Today’s Environment

A SAC Business Accelerator Lab 
Have your laptop ready. This is a working session!

Want to learn how to write a press release, a blog post, or an op-ed that gets read and gets you known? Would you like to be able to create multiple types of content based on the same concept, quickly and easily? In this SAC Business Accelerator Lab, Linda Popky will take us step by step from idea to writing a strategic press release, blog post or an op-ed that will get read by our target markets.

Join us for this hands-on session that will help take out the stress and anxiety about creating content for your business. You’ll create at least one piece of content during the session, and you’ll learn how to get your piece published. So come with a topic idea you’d like to see published. You’ll leave with a finished piece, guidelines for creating additional pieces, and a plan for what to do next to get your work published.

Linda will also share her formula for leveraging intellectual property across multiple media, rather than reinventing the wheel every time you try to create content. You will never look at content creation the same way again.

About the Speaker

SAC Executive Director Linda Popky is an award winning marketing consultant who has not only written marketing and PR materials for clients, she’s authored her own books, and written and edited commercially published books for other authors. Her blog posts are regularly published by C-Suite Networks, MultiBriefs, CommPro, and others.

Prior sessions offered of this lab:

  • July 15, 2020
  • June 11, 2020
  • December 4, 2019

Please let us know if you’d be interested in another session of this lab.



Amy Segami: Talking TED: The Process, Production, and Performance

A SAC Business Accelerator Lab

TED Talks provide credibility and visibility globally. It’s a great way for thought leaders to spread their ideas worldwide. However, not all TED Talks are of the same quality.

This interactive workshop will give you the tools you need to create an effective thought leadership piece by crafting and producing an outstanding TED Talk.

Workshop leader Amy Segami is a trusted advisor for TEDxChicago. After speaking at the inaugural TEDx in Atlanta, she founded and produced TEDxIIT—the longest-running independently organized TED event in Chicago—and continues to develop and deliver outstanding TED Talks.

Amy has worked with hundreds of international speakers—from scientists to entrepreneurs who speak on the round red carpet. Through her insights and proven process, she demystifies what it takes to have a TED Talk mindset and be an effective TED or TEDx event speaker.

Session goals and takeaways:

  • Pitch your TED Talk effectively
  • Craft your TED Talk professionally
  • Deliver your TED Talk successfully

This is an interactive hands-on Zoom workshop that will be limited to no more than 10 participants. Attendees should have watched at least three TED Talks prior to the workshop.

About the Speaker:

Amy Lee Segami is an engineer turned artist, entrepreneur and international marketing executive featured on BBC, NPR, Chicago Crain’s Business and TED Blog. Born in China, raised in Hong Kong, and educated in the US, her life’s work is mastering the complexity of change. As a business consultant and keynote speaker, she provides valuable insights into leadership and innovation. She is the winner of the SAC Emerging Consultant Advancing Consultant Award 2019.

Prior sessions offered of this lab:

  • February 27, 2020

Please let us know if you’d be interested in another session of this lab.



Liz de Clifford: Speak Up!

A SAC Business Accelerator Lab

A Zoom webinar. You will walk away with a short speech that fits well into what works into today’s speaking world as well as tips for finding and giving the speech in today’s environment.  Because of the interactive nature of this workshop, attendance is extremely limited.

About the Speaker

Liz de Clifford has more than 20 years of experience collaborating with business leaders who need to improve their presence, connect with audiences, and achieve results. She has worked with executives at companies such as Google, coached start-ups seeking to secure funding, and executives who need to make an important speech at a conference, seminar, or corporate retreat. Born in England with work experience in Australia and South Africa, Liz also serves clients who seek to reach an international audience.

Prior sessions offered of this lab:

  • ugust 4, 2020

Please let us know if you’d be interested in another session of this lab.