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In today's rapidly changing business environment staying current is critical to success and maintaining a competitive advantage.

Our workshops and seminars enable corporations and individuals - regardless of their title or position - to peel off the layers of the acronyms and understand how technology can be used successfully to achieve their highest Return on Investment (ROI). Upon completion of our seminars you will have more than theories, you will have the skills necessary to implement solutions and strategies for success.

All workshops are customized to the audience and the industry and they may be presented in a variety of modules: as 40-45 minute keynotes, one to two hour breakout sessions, half day or full day seminars. See our testimonials (to the left).

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Our Workshops and Seminars

Knowledge Management

Knowledge Management starts with business objectives and processes and the sharing of valuable strategic information. By capturing the best ideas and best practices within a corporation, you and your business leaders can manage the information flow to bring about corporate group cohesiveness.

This seminar focuses on how to harness corporate information and use Knowledge Management best practices to achieve successful implementation. After data collection and warehousing savvy companies follow with modeling and data mining. Come to this seminar and learn about the results of data mining and the value to be gained from selective extraction and modeling. The seminar will cover the following:

  • What is knowledge management?
  • What is the value/benefit of knowledge management to an organization?
  • How can knowledge management best practices be used in project management?
  • How are companies using knowledge management successfully?
  • How can companies and employees use knowledge management for strategic advantage?
  • How to develop a knowledge management strategy.
  • How to organize corporate or project knowledge into useful competitive information.
  • How can companies use knowledge management best practices to competitive advantage?

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Communicating Across Cultures

In today's global marketplace regardless of the size of your business, chances are you will be communicating with customers and employees from different cultures. Small business owners as well as Fortune 500 companies need the ability to communicate across cultures if they plan to be successful in the new economy. Since every culture is like a different game with different rules, it is imperative that we understand the rules, values, behaviors, expectations, mindsets and attitudes of cultures other than our own, in order to collaborate effectively and get things done. This seminar addresses practical issues such as:

  • Team building in a diverse environment.
  • Working effectively with different communication styles.
  • Resolving cross-cultural conflicts.
  • Working around cross-cultural problems to understand the needs of people from different backgrounds.
  • Helping people from other cultures to communicate effectively in a business meeting.

With the advent of the Internet and a global economy, today's organizations are expected to have knowledge of the impact of various cultures on business practices. Come to this session and learn about how culture impacts organizational behavior at all levels and how to leverage its benefits to help you succeed.

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Gateways to e-Excellence: The benefits of Portals

Business-to-Business (B2B), Business to Consumer (B2C), Collaborative Commerce (C2C) and Business to Employee (B2E) information has become invaluable to companies as they use the power of the Internet for strategic advantage. To capitalize on corporate information, organizations have transitioned to creating portals to deliver only the information needed to the right people, at the right time, while leaving control of how much and which piece of the information, up to the individual.

This workshop will discuss business to business, business to consumer, collaborative commerce and business to employee types of portals, their uses, and the competitive values and benefits to be gained from leveraging the power of portals to accomplish business objectives.

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Consulting Excellence

To execute projects successfully, companies need qualified well-trained consultants to manage the process and ensure successful completion of the project, on time and within budget. These Consultants are expected to possess competency based leadership skills in all aspects of good execution of projects. But it is not enough just to know how to write a program or create a proof of concept; consultants also need to know how to work successfully with senior management and internal staff to produce work that is aligned with the corporation's mission, vision and values.

Companies hire consultants because they expect consultants to bring something to the situation. Clients want more brains or ideas to add to those they already have, or they want different skills, a different perspective or a different thought process. When clients hire a consultant they are usually hiring for experience and expertise that they do not have 'in house.' It is especially important to understand standard methodologies and be able to talk about them and perform them for our clients. Before you can be a successful consultant, however, you must possess specialized skill sets that enables you to confidently give advice to clients and communicate well with people at all levels of the organization.

This workshop teaches experienced professionals how to consult successfully and provides the opportunity to add the requisite consulting skills to their human capital toolbox to enables them to communicate solutions to their clients and work successfully in a team setting.

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Surviving Practical Corporate Necessity

In today's dynamic business environment job cuts are performed as a matter of course as companies rightsize, downsize and consolidate after mergers and acquisitions. Employees whose jobs are cut find themselves faced with stress as they attempt to locate new positions or change careers. The employees who remain with the company may have to move to another state in order to keep their jobs, or they may find themselves doing the work of two or more people. Either way, there's a price to pay.

Come to this workshop and learn a methodology to enable the benefits of being "released to seek opportunities elsewhere". We will teach you strategies to help you bounce back whether you are lucky enough to stay, or lucky enough to go when the corporate decision to have a reduction in force is made.

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Why Small Businesses Need A Website

A plain English discussion of how the Internet works, why it's good for your business, and the not so obvious pitfalls.

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Harness The Power Of Your Inner Voice

Are you working more and enjoying it less? Do you find yourself feeling stressed more often than not? Then follow this link to our new seminar which will bring you the means to serenity.

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To receive information on any of these seminar schedules send an email to: Workshops@ballofgold.com


We provide customized workshops and seminars that use our forward-looking ability to study the future and track trends; to arm your employees with the knowledge they need to be successful in today's rapidly changing business environment.

We will work together with you and your management team in strategy workshops that enable you to build your vision of where you want your company to be in the future, in order to maintain or improve your competitive advantage in the marketplace, then design the means to that end in a collaborative working session. Our workshops enable corporations to make informed decisions and are presented both onsite or offsite.
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