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Keys to a Successful Sales Enablement Team

This week Rebecca Kalogeris is joined by Jen Haskell, Director of Sales Training and Enablement at Monotype to discuss Sales Enablement teams and her tips and tricks for their success. 

Why is Sales Enablement considered the key to being the ultimate psychologist? Listen in for Jen’s approach to gaining credibility, making personal connections and how to nurture each relationship with all of your sales reps. From looking at things from a psychological point of view to the difference in empathy and sympathy, this episode covers behaviors, results and what it is that really drives performance.

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Fandom and Fanocracy

What does neuroscience and selfies have in common?  They help create "fandom".

Join us for this episode of our Pragmatic Live Podcast to address just this, and what it means to build and keep fans. Our own Rebecca Kalogeris is joined by David Meerman Scott, to discuss his recent book, Fanocracy: How to turn fans into customers and customers into fans, to address more than just proximity, but how you can empower your fans to help you grow. We chat with David to understand what Fanocracy is, how it can be utilized and how we can tap into our existing fandom. 

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Knowledge Through Data

Is knowledge data, and data knowledge? David Linthicum, Chief Cloud Strategy Officer at Deloitte Consulting says yes. 

“Knowledge is the ability to look at massive amounts of information, discern patterns within information, and the ability to deduce things that are occurring within those massive amounts of information” states David in this Pragmatic Live podcast. 

Pragmatic Institute’s very own Michael Li, president of data sciences, is joined by David to discuss data and its role in enterprises. From obstacles that companies face in embracing data-driven products, to insights on how to deal with living in a flat data culture, David speaks on his experience in the industry and provides a great metaphor for the data-driven experience. Listen in for David’s advice on training, data and how to utilize failure as a means to continue to push forward.

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Planning and Prioritizing your Product Roadmap

“The roadmap really should be a conversation” - Jim Semick, founder and chief strategist of Product Plan. 

Are you curious what the best framework is to plan and prioritize a product roadmap? Are you a Product Manager that wonders how often to update this tool? Listen in as Rebecca Kalogeris is joined by Jim Semick to discuss Product Plan’s annual survey results, his tried and true method of ‘value vs effort’ and his advice on updating and maintaining roadmaps that work. 

Jim explains that updating roadmaps often keeps the product conversation open, and that for how many hours product managers spend managing the roadmap each week that it’s important to share them with their teams frequently so there’s a level of transparency and understanding when something changes. Roadmaps are embodiment of strategy, building the roadmaps are a part of how you define and share that strategy across the organization.

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A Sneak Peek at Pragmatic Institute’s Online Community

So what really happens in an online community? Real conversations from your peers. Thought-provoking questions. A place to meet product people like you and find a sense of belonging in a very diverse industry. 

You’ll find all of that and more in Pragmatic Institute’s new online community. Listen in as Pragmatic community manager Georgina Cannie joins Rebecca Kalogeris to tell us why this dedicated online space is going to keep the learning going long after class has ended. 

See what kind of resources, tools and templates are going to be available to help you further your understanding of what you learned in class. This new community space will help alumni share their backgrounds, expertise, knowledge and passion with each other. Listen in to see what other great things are in store for this exciting new community. 

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O'Reilly's AI Conference Experience

Listen in as Kelli Lapointe is joined by Roger Magoulas, VP of Radar at O’Reilly to share stories, laughs and expectations of the AI conference. From technology adoption to the way the conference came to be, Roger addresses some big ideas and shares how a paper he wrote in tandem with Ben Lorica back in 2008 inspired the conference that it is today. 

Both Ben and Roger knew that something was going on in the realm of sophisticated analytics and took the chance at diving in deeper. After starting the conference and realizing machine learning was incredibly important they learned how to integrate this new-found methodology across applications and operations.

Roger shares stories and experiences from O’Reilly’s AI conference and describes the learning taking place as deep and fundamental and explains how this social learning environment goes beyond the topics presented during the conference, but really allows attendees to absorb information from all around them. Learn more about this great social network and hear Roger’s insights, such as why this AI conference is much like meditation, today! 

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