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Nine New Webinars Added to Schedule - PPA Today

Nine New Webinars Added to Schedule

We've added nine new Webinars to our schedule of events. In April, Ron Nichols, M.Photog.Cr., API, will present two programs on sales presentations and projection room sales. Doug Box, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API, will present a 3-part series on creating strong financial foundations for your business, and Julia Woods, M.Photog.Cr., will share her simplified strategy for great sales. Rounding out the month we also have a free Webinar on PPA's Merits & Degrees program. 

For complete information, visit: ppa.com/education-events/webinars.php

Hiring & Managing Studio Employees
March 30, 2009 | 12pm EST
with Tamara Lackey & Lisa Walter

Tamara LackeyLisa Walters

If you're at the hiring point, seeking new ideas for interviewing and retaining current employees, or just looking to manage an associate-based business in an innovative, effective way, Tamara and Lisa can help you do it even better. Learn the methods they've used to build a highly successful associate-based studio model that continues to increase in profitability annually.
Member Price: $49


The Home Stretch: Judging the International Print Competition
April 1 | 7pm EST

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Get a head start on PPA's 2009 International Print Competition with this 4-week Webinar series, designed to give you a complete understanding of the benefits and workings of this exciting program-a very different form of education!
Member Price: $95
(includes all 4 Webinars--previous Webinars available as recorded archives)

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Building Blocks of a Thriving Photography Business (Part 1 of 3)
April 13 | 7pm EST
with Doug Box, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API

Doug Box

Creating a strong foundation for your business ensures its financial health and success. Whether you're part-time or full-time, there are proven steps, tools, and techniques that will help you achieve your goals as a professional photographer. Join us for this eye-opening Webinar series that will get you on the right track with your business.
Member Price for 3-part series:  $99
Member Price for Individual Webinar:  $49


Turn Your Projection Room Into "Sales Central"
April 16 | 12pm EST
with Ron Nichols, M.Photog.Cr., API, and 2009-2010 PPA President

Ron Nichols

Your studio's projection room really does affect your bottom line. Learn the technical specs and "must-haves" that can make it a gold mine - and your accountant's favorite room! Whether you're thinking about remodeling, converting an existing room, or even building from scratch, Ron's design ideas and advice on room layout, audio, and projection equipment will make the job much easier to tackle!
Member Price: $49


Building Blocks of a Thriving Photography Business (Part 2 of 3)
April 20 | 7pm EST
with Doug Box, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API

Doug Box

Creating a strong foundation for your business ensures its financial health and success. Whether you're part-time or full-time, there are proven steps, tools, and techniques that will help you achieve your goals as a professional photographer. Join us for this eye-opening Webinar series that will get you on the right track with your business.
Member Price for 3-part series:  $99
Member Price for individual Webinar:  $49


ABCs of a Successful Portrait Sales Presentation
April 23 | 12pm EST
with Ron Nichols, M.Photog.Cr., API, and 2009-2010 PPA President

Ron Nichols

The sales presentation is your best chance to increase what your customer spends - are you making the most of it? Learn Ron's systematic, practical, and successful approach to the portrait sales presentation. You'll be guided step-by-step through the process of using digital projection systems to sell wall portraits, gift portraits, and other specialty products your customers will love.
Member Price: $49


Great Sales: Planting, Cultivating & Harvesting |
April 27 | 12pm EST
with Julia Woods, M.Photog.Cr.

Julia Woods

All of us want large sales orders, but we don't realize how we get in the way of the money we want. This Webinar focuses on the benefits in spreading out our clients' buying decisions so we do not overwhelm them. Listen and learn to create a simplified strategy for shooting, editing, and selling.
Member Price: $49


Building Blocks of a Thriving Photography Business (Part 3 of 3)
April 27 | 7pm EST
with Doug Box, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API

Doug Box

Creating a strong foundation for your business ensures its financial health and success. Whether you're part-time or full-time, there are proven steps, tools, and techniques that will help you achieve your goals as a professional photographer. Join us for this eye-opening Webinar series that will get you on the right track with your business.
Member Price for 3-part series:  $99
Member Price for individual Webinar:  $49


Merits & Degrees
April 29 | 7pm EST
with with Marisa Pitts, PPA's Manager of Affiliates, Merits, and Degrees

PPA Members Only

Make use of one of the unique benefits of PPA membership: the Merits & Degrees program. Learn what merits are, how you can obtain them, and perhaps most importantly, what you can do with them in this informative session with Marisa Pitts, an expert in PPA's Merits & Degrees program.
FREE, PPA Members-Only Webinar


Are You Really Ready for Retail Space?
May 4 | 12pm EST
with Scott Kurkian, PPA CFO, and Julia Woods, M.Photog.Cr.

Scott KurkianJulia Woods

Dreaming about moving your home studio into a beautiful retail space? Trying to decide whether to buy, build, or renovate that dream space? If so, hold everything! Don't take another step until you learn the retail space realities you must face. Attend this Webinar to find out what you need to know before making this monumental decision - it could save you thousands (or hundreds of thousands!) and protect the future of your business.
Member Price: $49


Ring-a-Ding, Don't Be a Ding-a-Ling on the Telephone
June 15 | 12pm EST
with Angela Carson, Cr.Photog., API

Angela Carson

Everything you do in your business pushes towards the same goal: getting that phone to ring. Discover how to use the phone to get - and keep - more customers. Make the telephone a valuable marketing tool for YOUR business. In this Webinar you'll learn: the method for answering your phone that puts you in control of the call; how to train your employees to answer the phone professionally - and start building relationships with your customers; and how to turn those phone calls into money with booked appointments.
Member Price: $49


To register, visit www.ppa.com/education-events/webinars.php, or call 800-786-6277.

Note: PPA members now earn ½ Merit Credit for attending paid a Webinar of less than a 3-hour duration. (i.e., attending 2 one-hour webinars earns 1 service merit.)

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