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Upcoming Classes

Jul
20
Tue
Removing the Road Blocks – WEBINAR
Jul 20 2021 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 20 2022 @ 3:00 pm

Removing the Road Blocks – Webinar

4 hours (2 2-hour sessions)

Most managers and executives have a strong preference to have their sales associates participate in face to face negotiations. COVID-19 has created a paradigm shift. Research shows that those who negotiate online are less likely to gain a YES outcome. It’s partially because most negotiations contain two motivations, a cooperative element and a more obvious competitive element. Those mixed emotions often times produce tension. Virtual negotiations escalate the tension at a higher level due to an inability to “read” the person.

The good news is that there are practical steps that can be executed to improve the possibility of getting a YES response for the members of your team. During the workshop tactics which support achieving Winning Negotiations and Getting to Yes more consistently will be shared with the participants. The course content will include but not be limited to the following:

• Challenges to consider when conducting virtual negotiations

• Practical methods for success in a virtual negotiation

• Tactics to Remove Road Blocks associated with online negotiations and turn them into advantages

Instructor: Ron Jones, Adjunct Professor, Marketing and Professional Sales, Cotsakos College of Sales, William Paterson University

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required. 

Tue  July 20 & 27  1pm-3pm   REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Questions? Contact the SBDC office: Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516  Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu

 

Jul
27
Tue
Removing the Road Blocks – WEBINAR
Jul 27 2021 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 27 2022 @ 3:00 pm

Removing the Road Blocks – Webinar

4 hours (2 2-hour sessions)

Most managers and executives have a strong preference to have their sales associates participate in face to face negotiations. COVID-19 has created a paradigm shift. Research shows that those who negotiate online are less likely to gain a YES outcome. It’s partially because most negotiations contain two motivations, a cooperative element and a more obvious competitive element. Those mixed emotions often times produce tension. Virtual negotiations escalate the tension at a higher level due to an inability to “read” the person.

The good news is that there are practical steps that can be executed to improve the possibility of getting a YES response for the members of your team. During the workshop tactics which support achieving Winning Negotiations and Getting to Yes more consistently will be shared with the participants. The course content will include but not be limited to the following:

• Challenges to consider when conducting virtual negotiations

• Practical methods for success in a virtual negotiation

• Tactics to Remove Road Blocks associated with online negotiations and turn them into advantages

Instructor: Ron Jones, Adjunct Professor, Marketing and Professional Sales, Cotsakos College of Sales, William Paterson University

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required. 

Tue  July 20 & 27  1pm-3pm   REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Questions? Contact the SBDC office: Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516  Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu

 

Sep
14
Tue
Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing – WEBINAR
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing - WEBINAR

Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing – Webinar
3 hours
Getting found in the search engines is critical for your business. We will show you how to create your free Local Business Listing on Google and Bing, and discuss other opportunities. This workshop is intended for small business owners with an office or retail address (not work from home).

Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing
Course fee: FREE

Tue, Sep 14, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Questions? Contact the SBDC office: Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516  Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

 

Sep
16
Thu
Using Zoom Video for Your Business – WEBINAR
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Using Zoom Video for Your Business - WEBINAR

Using Zoom Video for Your Business – Webinar
3 hours
Zoom has emerged as a major tool in the small business owner’s toolkit. It enables you to meet with prospects, customers, employees, and vendors remotely via video. While it has been easy for some of us to grasp and take advantage of, not all of us have had an easy time. This is your opportunity to learn the basics and take advantage of what this amazing free tool has to offer.  Topics covered include: Basic settings, appearance, lighting, improving audio quality, scheduling, screen sharing, recording, chat, and more.
Instructor:     Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing
Course fee: FREE
Thu, Sep 16, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Questions? Contact the SBDC office: Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516  Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

 

Sep
20
Mon
Fusion Marketing – WEBINAR
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fusion Marketing - WEBINAR

Fusion Marketing – WEBINAR

2 hours

Fusion Marketing is one of the most underused, inexpensive, and effective revolutionary marketing strategies for building relationships, attracting your target audience, and sustaining business and profitability.  Based on time, energy and imagination, the program explores innovative ideas grounded in cooperation using a wide range of marketing vehicles to communicate a brand’s intended message. You’ll discover how Fusion Marketing has the power to ‘explode’ low-cost marketing exposures that attract more customers and greater profitability.

Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: FREE

Mon, Sep 20, 10am to noon — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Questions? Contact the SBDC office: Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516  Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.