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Future Focus: A Primer for the New Black in Engagement and Confidence in Investing

with 
Bob Gay

Thursday, June 2, 2016
6:00 pm

Baker Hostetler
45 Rockefeller Plaza
Our Host: Dennis Cohen

IMG_9613We all make investment decisions at some point in our lives. The tools to support those decisions are stuck in a complex old narrative designed to be opaque and confusing.

There has been a disruption in the investment management world in recent years with the appearance of digital finance platforms, aka, the robo advisors. They answer the question: “How am I doing?” in the industry narrative of risk/return. They are getting people visually connected to their money in a very personal way.

What will that personal financial experience look like in the future? How will the narrative transform into one that is personal, empowering, entertaining and educational. Emerging technologies in big data analytics, machine-learning and virtual reality support the presentation of your financial life in a way that fosters engagement.

Robert Gay, a top ranked quantitative analyst among institutional investors, has patented a program to create intelligence from company financial statements. It illustrates valuable relationships that prescribe action. The relationships answer the question: “Why am I doing well/poorly?”

Bob will lead a conversation for what is possible when we add a third dimension and motion to the financial experience.

We look forward to seeing you at our new venue.

Please reply to this email or to RSVP@TMGR.COM to let us know you plan to attend.

Please check in with the security desk in the lobby when you arrive.

Cyber Security: An Issue that Keeps on Growing

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
6:00 pm

NOTE OUR NEW LOCATION!
Baker Hostetler
45 Rockefeller Plaza

Our Host: Dennis Cohen


Cyber security is an issue that only grows in every corner of our global garden.  Some would say it is an invasive weed with no herbicide in sight.

Every day, we face headlines in the media, from government agencies, our corporate governance departments and companies that tell us they have software to stop the problems. At every turn, there is an atmosphere of apprehension and trepidation.

What can a company do to guard itself and its clients? Can we stop the malicious organizations that steal our data, listen and gain access to our conversations and compromise the integrity of our business operations?

A panel of experts from various cyber related industry sectors will offer their perspectives and knowledge on this vital issue:

  • Chris Moschovitis, tmg-emedia, strategies and practices
  • Galya Datskovsky, Vapor Stream, products
  • Shawn Bernabeu, HUB International, insurance
  • Jerry Ferguson, Baker Hostetler, law

Our moderator will be Anna Murray of tmg-emedia, who specializes in software development.

This is an opportunity for attendees to listen to industry leaders who have a deep understanding of the ways in which business managers can defend and protect their organizations in the continual struggle with cyber security issues.

We look forward to seeing you at our new venue.

Please reply to this email or to RSVP@TMGR.COM to let us know you plan to attend.

Please check in with the security desk in the lobby when you arrive.

The Democratization of the Media: PR for the Rest of Us

with 
Jess Todtfeld

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
6:00 pm

NOTE OUR NEW LOCATION!
Baker Hostetler, 45 Rockefeller Plaza
Our Host: Dennis Cohen

Jess Todtfeld PicWhat if public relations were not the exclusive domain of the largest firms with large PR agencies? What if the power of the media was available to everyone?

With the plethora of outlets now available, there has never been a better time to harness and leverage the power of the media.

Jess Todtfeld, President of Success in Media is a television producer, media/PR consultant, bestselling author and Guinness record setter for being interviewed 112 times in 24 hours.

He will lead an interactive conversation about the range of PR options and tools that support corporate messaging and delivery.

Jess will demonstrate how to get media and PR exposure and describe easy-to-implement strategies and tools to create your own media campaign.

He will answer these relevant, timely questions:

  • What would it mean if your prospects and clients could experience what you do before you ever talk to them?
  • How would it help if your most satisfied clients spoke about your work (instead of you) on videos others could see?
  • Are there ways internet media can help you get traditional press?

Jess provides an insider’s perspective on the new opportunities and strategies at our finger tips.

We look forward to seeing you at our new venue.

Please email RSVP@TMGR.COM to let us know you plan to attend.

Please check in with the security desk in the lobby when you arrive.

 

The Changing Face of Sales in an Information-Heavy Society

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with 
Jill Schiefelbein

Monday, November 2, 2015
6:00 pm

NOTE OUR NEW LOCATION!
Phillips Nizer LLP
666 Fifth Avenue at 52nd Street
28th floor

Information about businesses is being produced at an unprecedented rate, but not all of it is accurate, nor is it being consumed. This is the era of information overload.

Statistics show that 81% of potential clients are doing at least one cursory search on a supplier before taking the first meeting.

But with so much information being presented, how does a company get accurate, compelling information into the hands of their intended audience and increase its consumption?

How do you rise above the noise? How do you help spread knowledge and empower your prospective clients? Is there a clutter cutter in the offing?

Jill Schiefelbein, owner of The Dynamic Communicator and contributor to Entrepreneur, has a unique take on the changing face of sales that involves the intersection of communication, education, and technology.

A former business communication professor, Schiefelbein’s talk presents the facts on our present information economy and provides strategies for navigating the clutter.

We look forward to seeing you at our new venue.
Please reply to this email or to RSVP@TMGR.COM 
to let us know you plan to attend. 

You will need to check with security at the front desk when you arrive.

Thank you to Bruce Turkle of Phillips Nizer for hosting us!

New York Architecture 2.0 What Urban Planning and Design is Possible for a Livable City

with Kent Johnson

October 6, 6:00 pm, Yale Club

Kent Johnson PicNew York is experiencing significant growth in the real estate sector with a number of competing entities seeking to live and work here.

Some may argue that this trend is a spur to the continued viability of the city as a desirable economic marketplace.

Others would say that the quality of life is at risk, with development run amok, placing the desires of a few ahead of the life style interests of the many.

All can likely agree that the long term architectural planning and design of the built environment has been largely ignored for the sake of the short term building goals.

Kent Johnson, Principal of milktrout, an architectural firm, has a unique take on the future of New York real estate that weighs the demands of real estate developers with the goals of environmental and human interests.

His talk is an inquiry into the viability of current architectural ideas and their impact on a livable urban environment.

Milktrout designs for residential and commercial spaces and has as one of its goals the re-purposing of buildings to effect sustainability of the built environment.

We look forward to seeing you at the Yale Club. 

Please check with the front desk on the exact meeting location when you arrive. 

Creation of Abundance as Daily Reality

with Charles Biderman

September 1, 6:00 pm

Charles Biderman - photoAbundance grants us freedom, security and the energy. The on-going question remains: How to create abundance as a daily reality when worries, anxieties and concerns from the past and present intrude.

Charles Biderman has developed Abundance as a Daily Reality, a practice based on ontology, the science of being present in the areas of life that are important to us. Charles shows us how to be fully and consciously engaged to create the abundance we seek.

As part of this process, we will examine any and/or all unwanted practices based upon self beliefs that we have created. We will learn how to master our past conditioning and adopt practices that lead us to reaching our abundance goals.

Since 2009 Charles has created and led a Money & Success seminar for Landmark Worldwide to some 700 people. In addition, Charles uses this methodology to transform the lives of former foster youth through a special program, Biderman’s Practices of Success, most recently presented at Los Angeles City College.

Charles is the Chief Executive Officer of Trim Tabs Asset Management, portfolio manager of TrimTabs Float Shrink Exchange Traded Fund (TTFS-NYSE) and TrimTabs International Free Cash Flow ETF (FCFI- NYSE).

We look forward to seeing you at the Yale Club. 

Please check with the front desk on the exact meeting location when you arrive. 

Digital Media ROI Blueprint for Success: What You Need to Know

with 
Gerard Boucher

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
6:00 pm
Yale Club, Room TBA

Gerard Boucher - photoEveryone knows that digital media is something they – and their organization – need to embrace. References to today’s digital world are all around us and there is a sense of urgency to adopt digital marketing techniques in your business or be left behind.

The vital questions about the use of digital media are:

  • For whom and for what purposes is it the optimal communications choice
  • How and when should it be used
  • What are the best ROI metrics by which it can be measured

It’s clear that digital media plays a leading role in today’s marketing for organizations small and large alike. However, is digital media the right fit for everyone? Does social media produce sales? Do small businesses need to be on Facebook? These questions must be discussed to unlock the true benefits of digital media.

The right balance between sales and thought leadership is hard to strike, but when it’s struck the returns can be large and lasting. When you lay the right digital media foundation in your organization, ROI is clear, present, and scalable for years to come. In this talk, you will learn the specific tools needed to unleash hidden ROI in digital media and fuel your organization’s short and long-term goals.

Gerard Boucher, Founder and CEO of Boucher + Co., launched his first website when he was just 8 years old. Since then, he operated a leading entertainment website for nearly a decade, and learned the secrets to building a successful brand and customer loyalty. Under his leadership, Gerard has implemented successful digital media campaigns for over 50 companies across many industries, and established Boucher + Co. as a leading marketing agency in the New York market.

We look forward to seeing you at the Yale Club.  Please check with the front desk on the exact meeting location when you arrive.

How 3D Printing Will Rock Your World

with John Hornick

July 7, 6:00 pm, Yale Club

JohnHornick Photo3D printers are the most powerful machines humans have ever invented because they can make finished products, with all their parts, fully assembled.

Driven by a digital blueprint of the finished product, they do so by building up layer upon layer of plastic, metal, or other materials, which are fused with heat, lasers, electron beams, chemicals, ultrasound, or glue.

John Hornick, a prominent IP lawyer, explains where this disruptive technology stands today and where it is going, and how everything will change when you can make anything. Highlights include:

• the Disruption Checklist, which shows how business and personal life will change
• the effects of 3D printing on the ability to make almost anything without anyone knowing about it or being able to control it
• how the human drive to make things will help drive adoption of this technology
• how 3D printing will lead to the merger of science and nature in product design
• how and why 3D printing could replace mass production with mass customization
• how 3D printing may lead to new kinds of crime

John Hornick has been a counselor and litigator in the Washington, D.C. office of the Finnegan IP law firm for over 30 years. John advises clients about how 3D printing may affect their businesses and frequently speaks and writes on 3D printing. He was the only IP attorney selected by the U.S. Comptroller General Forum on Additive Manufacturing.

We look forward to seeing you at the Yale Club.  Please check with the front desk on the exact meeting location when you arrive.

Future Focus: How Successful Companies Stay Relevant by Continual Innovation

with Jeff Loehr

June 2, 6:00 pm, Yale Club

Jeff Loehr PicBusiness success and failure depend on decisions leaders make; they are not a result of changes in the market. However, the market is changing more quickly than most people realize so making these decisions requires that leadership find ways to overcome their biases, focus on the future and continuously reinvent to keep up.

Logically managers and leaders may know this but still struggle to manage the change. The reason for this, based on our observations working with clients around the world, is that as people we become stuck in our mental models of past success. To respond to changing market conditions managers, leaders and founders work harder at doing what they did before. Eventually, when this doesn’t work they look for silver bullet solutions that could come from innovating revolutionary products or even restructuring, but these can make the problem worse.

Future focused companies avoid this crisis by thinking about what the future could look like and preparing for it. They continuously reinvent and evolve rather than look for silver bullet solutions. In our practice we look for and build three key aspects to future focused companies: flexibility in the development and execution of their strategy, foresight to break mental models and discover new opportunities and focus to both build the core and also develop new options in the periphery.

Jeff will talk about the mental model challenge and the key aspects of a future focused company.

Jeff Loehr is a partner at Stratalis Consulting. He has experience working with teams of all sizes and at all stages of company development from developing a strategy for tech startups creating an innovation program for the world’s deepest mine. He works with teams and companies to help them break out of their mental models, explore new options and develop successful businesses.

We look forward to seeing you at the Yale Club.  Please check with the front desk on the exact meeting location when you arrive.

The Neuroscience of Business Relationships

with Nora Simpson

Tuesday, May 5, 6:00 pm

Nora Simpson Headshot (1)Building professional relationships is a critical part of business success. Without relationships based in trust and authentic connection, attempts to create value and service will suffer. When trust and authentic connection are present between clients, vendors, and colleagues, value, productivity and collaboration can reach remarkably successful levels.

Most people can agree on some level that strong professional relationships are important. But the specifics of how to transform difficult relationships into healthy ones, and how to deepen the quality of already good relationships can feel elusive.

The science of the brain can tell us EXACTLY why someone is opening up or closing off quickly to our attempts to connect in a business context. When we “click” with someone in business, it feels easy and fun. But when others reject us, it can feel frustrating and confusing.  In this talk, you will learn concrete tools you can use RIGHT AWAY to create the right “click” with almost everyone as you build deep, authentic, high-integrity connections across your business life.

Nora Simpson, CEO of Simpson Strategic Solutions, is widely recognized as a business pioneer and the creator of the field of Experiential Neuroscience. Nora has successfully implemented her groundbreaking neuroscience-based concrete business tools with more than 100 companies in 40+ industries and over 10,000 individuals to create radical breakthroughs in revenue, profit, productivity and fulfillment.

Advance registration is required, as seating is limited.

Please RSVP to Chris Moschovitis at RSVP@TMGR.COM