The Summer Digital Series continues with Part 3
Google 101: Free Google Tools to Grow Online
Jenna Clark will be introducing free tools to help you grow your business. The presentation will include an in-depth discussion about the tools available and how to use them.
These tools range from free imagery & designs to analytical measurement tools.
Step 1: Register for the event
Shortly after you complete your registration, an event ticket will be sent to you via e-mail. Please have a paper or electronic copy of the ticket when you arrive on September 17th.
The evening of your registration you will be sent an e-mail from Kate Baker (email@example.com) with the program manager appointment scheduling information.
Step 2: Update/Complete your Quad Chart
Step 3: Schedule your agency Program Manager appointments
Appointments with the agency Program Managers will be confirmed the week prior to the event via e-mail.
Step 4: Download the Event App
A Presentation Skills Intensive
Whether you’re an experienced presenter wanting to fine-tune your skills, a beginning presenter with a bad case of nerves, or fall somewhere in between, Presentation Skills Intensive is for you!
Participants will learn and practice skills and tools for delivering polished, compelling presentations.
Through a series of highly-interactive activities and individual coaching, participants will:
Plan, develop, and deliver multiple presentations
Receive useful peer and facilitator feedback
Learn how to assess and engage an audience
Develop techniques to align their verbals, vocals and visuals with their message
Design presentations through the principles of framing and storytelling
Identify “best practice” strategies for using paper and electronic materials to support their message
Expand their performance range and strategies in formal and informal communication contexts.
Lunch will be provided!
You don’t want to miss the Sept. 19 BizLab-Clarkson lunch featuring Kat Koppett and Michael Burns, co-directors of The Mopco Improv Theatre, Mopco for short.
This event will be extremely interactive and unlike any of the past 24 BizLab-Clarkson lunches. But it will be practical as well. Koppett and Burns use stories and improv to build leaders and improve communication among team members. Clients have included Apple, Facebook, Chanel and GE.
Please note: This event is Sept. 19. There will be no BizLab-Clarkson Lunchtime Entrepreneurship Series event in August to give you a chance to catch up and reflect on past events! To watch past events, please visit our YouTube channel.
Tickets to hear Koppett and Burns are $10 for the general public. Attendees will have time to network, eat a great lunch and hear an amazing speaker and be out the door in an hour!
We are looking for both a Meal Sponsor and a Video Sponsor for this event, so please contact BizLab Managing Director Rick D’Errico at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in either!
Free parking is available in back of the BizLab, on either side of Liberty Street, and metered parking in front on State Street. Enter via the doors to the right. Please do not park in spaces marked for customers of Saratoga National Bank.
We hope you can make it!
BizLab Managing Director
Join CEG and our partners for our VentureB Plan Series to see regional startups pitch to a panel of investors and business leaders. Space is limited – secure your spot! VentureB is free to attend though registration is required.
Join us at Pat’s Barn for the Tuesday, November 17th VentureB Series featuring pitches from regional startups.
3:30 – 4:00 | Registration
4:00 – 5:00 | Pitches
5:00 – 6:30 | Networking
Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served!
Does Your Company Have a System for Seeing and Solving Quality Issues?
Whether using A3s, the 5 Whys, DMAIC, Value Stream Mapping, or any other problem-solving tool, having a System for seeing and solving quality issues can ensure the real problem is solved and protect precious resources from being deployed erroneously to solve a non-existent issue.
Learn a System to Solve Unforeseen Quality Issues, BEFORE They Happen
Lead by Brent Wahba, Strategy, Innovation & Transformation executive at Strategy Science, Inc., Brent is a well-known expert in product development, manufacturing operations, supply chain management, and quality control. He brings global managerial and technical expertise across several industries.
For our Fall meetup come and meet Nancy Tedeschi, inventor of the Snapit Screw. Nancy will talk about her inventing and entrepreneurial journey.
Free dessert and prizes! Bring a friend and you each get a Snapit Screw!
Please send questions to Sam ahead of time so he can get Nancy prepared.
The Snapit Screw Story:
My mother was doing volunteer work in a 3rd world country and she broke her glasses. She took her earring out of her ear and fixed here glasses. She had this beaded earring hanging from her glasses. People everywhere would stop her and ask her where she got it. After wearing it for about a year she came to me and said “you have to invent charms for eyeglasses.” So I started the process. I invented a washer that was double slotted that would fit over the little screw. One slot was round and the other was a slot. I invented a hook that fit in the slot and we made jewelry to hang on the hook and it fit in the slot. Everyone loved them but getting this washer on the screw and back in the glasses was next to impossible. So one day while doing this I thought why can’t I put a break away tab on the washer so I did this. Once I had the washer made it was easier to now hold the washer while dropping the screw into the washer and putting it back in the glasses. One day while doing this something click and I said well if I can put a break away tab on the washer why can’t I put one on the screw? So that is how snapit was born. I just received a notice of allowance from the patent office on my charms. It is true that necessity is the mother of invention.
Looking For Inventors:
Are you an inventor, patent attorney, product developer, or someone in the field of invention, who would like to present? Do you know anyone who would like to present? We are looking for future presenters. Please message Sam if you have someone in mind.
About the Venue:
Tech Valley Center of Gravity is a makerspace, prototyping center, manufacturing incubator, STEAM-education center and creative community located in the heart of downtown Troy, New York. A member-supported 501(c)(3) community resource organization, the Center of Gravity serves members from Albany, Columbia, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties and beyond with space, tools, technology and expertise to explore and exercise their creativity, turn ideas into objects of art and/or utility, and launch new ventures based on their own ingenuity. Within the walls of this 15,000 sf facility — spread over two floors of an award-winning historically renovated former department store — you will find:
Fiber Arts Area
Electronics and Microprocessors
Innovation Studio Space
Meeting and Class Rooms
THINQubator (STEAM Education)
Glass and Enamel Shop
Hope to see you there!