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This packed event consists of hours of learning from expert speakers, vendors and peers.

A combination of business & technical topics to provide you the highest value. Each event is packed with a unique combination of today's in-demand speakers and the latest technology topics.




Main Day Thursday Jan 19, 2018
Sessions, Expo Hall, IT Mixer, Awards, Raffles


Located in Warm and Sunny Southern California at the
BUSINESS EXPO CENTER
1960 S. Anaheim Way, Anaheim, CA
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Add Millions To Your Top Line
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Gil Cargill, Cargill Consulting Group
  Description:

During this presentation, you will learn how to create a "manufacturing line" to produce new clients for your business. By applying the principles of Six Sigma or lean manufacturing to selling you will realize a significant increase in your top line. As with manufacturing of hard goods, the division of labor and automation (sound familiar?) Are the keys to spectacular top line growth. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how your company (regardless of size) will benefit by implementing systems that Gil has implemented for thousands of MSPs, VARs, and IT solutions providers during the past 40 years. Don't miss this opportunity to kick off 2018 with a sustainable competitive advantage. Bring a notepad and a pencil as you will learn how to implement this approach within your business/practice right now.

Gil Cargill

 
How to Get More Warm Leads Now
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Kendra Lee, KLA Group
  Description:

You need more warm leads but what’s the most effective strategy to get them? There are lots of lead generation approaches, but there are 5 strategies proven to drive warm leads that convert a higher percentage into sales opportunities. Those are the strategies you want to use in 2018.

 

Join prospect attraction authority and author of The Sales Magnet, Kendra Lee and find out how to get more qualified prospects – now. We’ll examine the top 5 prospecting and lead generation strategies, results to expect, and the message to use to generate more leads.

 

Kendra Lee

 
The 10 Steps to Grow Your Business into a Multi-Million Dollar Success
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: James Kernan, Kernan Consulting
  Description:

You will learn how to take your vision and create a plan of action.  Marketing and what I need to do on a shoestring budget.  Attract, hire, train and motivate employees to help take my business to the next level.  How to manage and compensate employees fairly.  Don't miss this informative business growth session.

James Kernan

 
The 5 Step Plan to Recruit Superstar Sales People
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: James Kernan, Kernan Consulting
  Description:

This our 5 step process, you will learn how to identify great candidates, and make your company attractive to superstar talent.  Where and how to source "A" players.  How to set expectation, onboard and "retain" employees.

James Kernan

 
Using Value Based Selling to Win more business
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: James Kernan, Kernan Consulting
  Description:

You will learn what Value Based Selling is and how to implement this in your business.  What are the 5 principles of Value Based Selling and what the sales process looks like.

James Kernan

 
Prioritize Your Way to Wealth
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Karl Palachuk, Small Biz Thoughts
  Description:

Stop focusing on the calendar! Prioritize everything you do in your personal and professional lives. In this 10-minute Power Talk, author Karl Palachuk presents a system to turbo-charging your productivity and profits - by focusing on the most important things you need to do.

 

Karl Palachuk

 
Do You Care Too Much?
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Karl Palachuk, Small Biz Thoughts
  Description:

How much do you love your clients? Probably TOO MUCH! Join Managed Services advocate Karl Palachuk for an entertaining and educational look at increasing your profit by "right sizing" the love you show to clients.

Karl Palachuk

 
Deep Issue Massage: Five Killer Tips for Getting Your Service Board Under Control
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Karl Palachuk, Small Biz Thoughts
  Description:

Does your service board have tickets that are really supposed to be closed? Does every ticket have the right priority? Is your service board more of a hassle than a help? You're not alone! In this 10-minute Power Talk, Managed Service author Karl Palachuk walks you through the five most important steps to getting your service board under control - and keeping it that way.

 

Karl Palachuk

 
The New Generation of Cyber Threats – What You Need To Do To Keep Up
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Mark Winter, RapidFire Tools
  Description:

If you are relying primarily on a/v, patching and firewalls to provide security services to your clients, your clients could be at serious risk. Cyber Security threats from “the inside” have now exceeded external attacks, and the basic security services you have been providing for years have become commoditized.

Learn about the threats your clients face from the Inside the firewall – the vector where 70% of breaches occur.  We’ll discuss the challenges your customers don’t even know they are facing, and show you some examples of the kinds of internal threats you should be looking for at all your client sites.

Mark Winter

 
Getting To The Next Level - Why Some Make It, Some Don't, and How You Can
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Manuel Palachuk, Manuel Palachuk International
  Description:

This motivational presentation begins with a compelling narrative of one company's pursuit of success that's permeated by nothing less than catastrophe. The narrative is followed by an in-depth discussion on what went wrong, and culminates with a case study on how your company can get it right, avoid the same pitfalls, and make it to the next level. No matter your organization or endeavor, you are bound to catch a glimpse of yourself in the reflection of the scenarios that are laid out. What may be of greatest value is not what you get from this presentation, but rather what you do with it.

This presentation discusses the benefits of executing on a solid business strategy and how it can transform your company in a very short amount of time. It explains the significance of aligning the people in your organization to the company vision, mission, values, and overall organizational strategy. The presentation examines the need for a solid culture in an organization and why it must come from the top. It also clarifies the repercussions of a poorly seeded culture and the reality of a chaotic culture that is allowed to grow from the bottom of an organization. Finally, it reveals a solid framework for designing your own business culture, compass, and strategy that you can easily implement for getting to the next level and beyond.

This presentation is aimed at entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, and generally anyone in a leadership role. The message it sends and the lessons it provides would be invaluable, though, to anyone in the organization.

Manuel Palachuk

 
Panel: 2018 Best Platform Tools for Operations
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: John Parker, Alvaka Networks
  Description:

Our panel of leading partners and MSP advisors will cover the platform tools you need for success in 2018.   Selecting the right RMM, PSA, assessment, audit, security tools and more.   What tools do they need to replace.  Where are the gaps in servicing clients.   How do they evaluate new applications and more.  Platform software is a financial investment so make the right decision the first time.

John Parker

 
Panel: 2018 Best Platform Tools for Operations
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Erick Simpson, SPC International
  Description:

Our panel of leading partners and MSP advisors will cover the platform tools you need for success in 2018.   Selecting the right RMM, PSA, assessment, audit, security tools and more.   What tools do they need to replace.  Where are the gaps in servicing clients.   How do they evaluate new applications and more.  Platform software is a financial investment so make the right decision the first time.

Erick Simpson

 
Panel: 2018 Best Platform Tools for Operations
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Issac Boudaie, Network Experts
  Description:

Our panel of leading partners and MSP advisors will cover the platform tools you need for success in 2018.   Selecting the right RMM, PSA, assessment, audit, security tools and more.   What tools do they need to replace.  Where are the gaps in servicing clients.   How do they evaluate new applications and more.  Platform software is a financial investment so make the right decision the first time.

Issac Boudaie

 
Microsoft Store & Technology
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Arvin Enriquez, Microsoft
  Description:

Microsoft is always on the move.  Cloud First.  Mobile First.  Learn the latest technologies available for hardware, software, services, and devices.

Arvin Enriquez

 
The 10 Daily Activities that Supercharge Appointment-Setting Outcomes
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Erick Simpson, SPC International
  Description:

No matter how large or small your organization, or your geographic location, when done correctly, these simple steps and the process to execute and measure them have helped our partners collectively increase sales by over $2 billion dollars since we have been sharing them. 

 

  What you'll get for attending this PowerTalk:

 

  • A download of our business-winning Sales Activity KPI Dashboard

  • An understanding of each step and how to properly execute it go set more appointments

  • A download of the presentation slide deck for reference and review

Erick Simpson

 
Touch Enable your Surfaces
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Jay Suh, GoTouch
  Description:

Advance your presentations, conference rooms, office and more by enabling smart touch.   An award winning technology that converts a standard surface or basic TV/monitor into a fully interactive touchscreen.   There is also group collaboration and a mobile app for remote attendees. 

 

Jay Suh

 
How To Eliminate The Noise And Focus On The 6 Key Areas of Your Business That Drive True Growth
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Erick Simpson, SPC International
  Description:

The whirlwind of noise and distractions you and your team deal with constantly are your biggest enemy when trying to grow your business. During this PowerTalk, Erick Simpson will share the effective processes and Tools that have helped SPC's partners focus on, and realize true improvement in the 6 most critical areas of their businesses - in spite of the whirlwind.

 

Do you need more control over your time or your company - instead of controlling your business, is it controlling you?

 

Are you frustrated with your staff, clients, vendors or partners - do they not seem to listen, understand you or follow through with their actions, does nobody seem to be on the same page?

 

Are you simply not generating enough profit - have you hit the ceiling and has growth has stopped, and no matter what you do, can you not seem to get to the next level?

 

Have you tried various strategies and nothing has worked for long, and as a result, has your staff grown numb to new initiatives?

 

Do you feel like you're spinning your wheels, and you need help to move again?

 

 

What you'll get for attending this PowerTalk:

 

  • An understanding of 6 Key Areas of Your Business you need to focus on to create real quarter-over-quarter improvement
  • An appreciation of the 4 Fundamental Beliefs you must be willing to embrace to prepare yourself and your organization for improvement
  • A download of the EOS® Vision/Traction Organizer™ – the tool that will bring order to your chaos
  • A download of the 1 Meeting Agenda to use to manage and hold your team accountable to the tasks needed to realize true improvement
  • A download of the presentation slide deck for reference and review

 

Erick Simpson


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