Wednesday, November 15th, 2017: Network & Unwind: Happy Hour Event
"Understanding the Customer Experience at Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport"
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Event Schedule:

5:15 PM – 5:45 PM    Registration, Networking, Apps & Drink  
5:45 PM – 6:15 PM    Presentation
6:15 PM – 7:00 PM    Q & A, Networking  

Location:

Hazelwood Food & Drink  
Across from MOA
8150 26th Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55425


About the Event:

It's a chance to unwind and share an evening of fun with your peers as we celebrate our new affiliation with Insights Association. There will be appetizers and an entertaining presentation from Steven Gentry, a national speaker with the Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport.

About the Presentation:

The Metropolitan Airport Commission uses multiple programs to assess the travel experience for over 37 million passengers who pass through MSP airport every year. With over 18,000 badged employees, across 600+ companies/organizations, the challenge is to develop a meaningful program to aid managers in making more informed decisions.

Cost:

$ 10 per attendee.
Includes light appetizers and one drink.
Space is limited to the first 35 people — so please make sure to pre-register.

About the Speaker:

Steve Gentry oversees the MAC's Customer Experience and Operations Analysis unit. His team manages the Customer Service Action Council and its committees, promoting, informing and improving upon customer experience best practices. The unit also provides data collection, statistical analysis and findings dissemination to supplement MAC decision-making processes.

In addition, Steve is the Chair of the Education and Engagement Council for the Center of Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Steve is a graduate of the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor's degree with honors in Sociology and was named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges. He also has a Master of Science in Business from Aurora University graduating first in his program for academic excellence.

Steve holds Professional Researcher Certification from MRA, now Insights Association.

How to register:

Please click the following link to register: http://www.insightsassociation.org/network-unwind-happy-hour-event



Wednesday, September 20th, 2017: "Lunch & Learn: The Science Behind Empathy and Storytelling"
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Event Schedule:

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM    Registration, Lunch & Networking  
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM    Presentation
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM    Q & A, Networking  

Location:

Cooper Irish Pub & Restaurant
Shops at West End
1607 Park Place Blvd
St Louis Park, MN 55416


About the Event:

This is a chance to grab lunch and share an afternoon of fun with your peers as we learn about the power of storytelling. Lunch is included in the registration fee -- and so is networking!

About the Presentation:

Stories make us feel something. Our brains are wired for stories. They are authentic human experiences that engage our imagination and help us to connect with one another empathically.

Data only begins to have meaning when being used in support of a real person's story. Effective storytelling can transform the brand-to-consumer relationship into a human-to-human relationship. When we are presented with facts and figures only the language processing part of the brain is engaged. We naturally start to process the facts and question their validity rather than care about the people being represented.

When we hear a story, our whole brain goes to work creating images and empathic connections. Empathy is an innate problem solving mechanism. We can solve others' problems by allowing ourselves to be encoded by their emotions as if they were our own. We call this full-body problem solving.

Who should attend?

Anyone who wants to lunch and learn with other market research professionals.

Why should you attend?
  • Learn how to leverage stories and create resonance between your organization and the humans you are trying to serve in the marketplace.
  • Experience the power of empathic tensions and how they enable full body problem solving for your organization.
Cost: join in-person (network and lunch is included):

$ 15 for students
$ 20 IA/MRA members
$ 25 non-members

About the Speaker:

Presented by Tim Urmston, Founder/CEO of SEEK Company.

Tim has an MBA from Xavier University. He started SEEK with a very strong aversion to apathy, complacency or status quo. After spending 7 years with Procter & Gamble and a profound life pivot, he set off on a journey to create a company where people couldn't wait to get to work. In 2000, SEEK was born. His goal is to humanize innovation for the world...every person...every project...every chance he gets!

How to register:

Please click the following link to register: http://www.insightsassociation.org/minnesota-chapter-september-lunch-learn-registration



August 23rd - 24th, 2017: FARCON

Insights Association, Upper Midwest Chapter is an In-kind sponsor for the FARCON - MinneAnalytics conference at the McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota. An amazing main event of 7 tracks, 42 presenters, 4 panels and networking with over 800 attendees. Registration has sold out, but you can join the waitlist at this link:
Aug. 23-24: FARCON



Thursday, June 1st, 2017: "Network and Unwind: A Happy Hour Event"
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Event Schedule:

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM    Registration & Networking  
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM    Presentation
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM    Q & A, Networking  

Location:

Ascendancy Research
5775 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 350
St Louis Park, MN 55416


About the Event:

This is a chance to unwind and share an evening of fun with your peers as we celebrate our new affiliation with Insights Association. There will be light appetizers, drinks, and an entertaining presentation from Thomas Winninger.

About the Presentation:

What is the one thing that...?
  • drives Brand Leadership
  • drives your career to the top
  • wins market attention
  • shifts the focus
  • causes everything else to line up
What is "it" and how do you discover "it"?

Who should come:

Anyone who wants to unwind and mingle with other market research professionals.

Cost:

Only $10.00 for light appetizers, drinks, & presentation!
Please pay at the door (cash or check only), but note that we are capping this event off at the first 50 people to sign up.

About the Speaker:

Presented by Thomas J. Winninger, America's Market Strategist.

Thom Winninger is known as the one who is transforming the way leading companies position themselves in a changing environment. He is the founder of WINNINGER Institute a Minneapolis-based strategic group which provides insights that drive leadership based on differentiation and has applied his strategies to over 2,500 companies in the past 34 years.

Thom's strategies have been featured on CNBC, First Business, Boardroom Reports, Venture Magazine, and he is published in more than 300 other trade journals, publications and newspapers. He is author of the bestselling books; "BreakThough, Getting Beyond Your Barriers!", "Thinking Smart!", "Price Wars, Winning the Battle for Your Customer!" and "Get Out Of The Boat! Discover the Meaning of Your Life."

Thom has shared his insights at over 3,000 conferences in his career and was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame.

How to register:

Please click the following link to register: http://www.insightsassociation.org/event/minnesota-chapter-network-and-unwind-happy-hour-event



Thursday, April 20th, 2017: "What's the Story? Using three basic inspirational story plots to craft presentations that drive action."
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SOLD OUT EVENT.
The signup link has been removed/deactivated and is closed to any further submissions.



Lunch Event Schedule:

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM    Registration, Networking & Lunch  
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM    Presentation
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM    Q & A, Networking  

Location:

Sunray Public Library
3M Conference Room
2105 Wilson Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55119



Description:

Ever give a great presentation of breakthrough insights, only to have the audience listen attentively and then do absolutely nothing with the information? That presentation needed to be wrapped up in an inspirational story! Inspirational stories drive audiences to action (how many people started eating at Subway after the Jared story?) but how do we create an inspiration story from an insights study? Come to the UM MN MRA event to join others in exploring three basic plots for inspirational stories and then see how to apply each plot to a "typical" set of market research data.

Cost: join in-person (network and lunch is included):

$ 15 for students
$ 20 IA/MRA members
$ 25 non-members

Who should come:

Anyone who needs to communicate and drive others to action.

In this meeting you will learn:
  • The three basic inspiration plots and how to spot them
  • How to use each plot to add inspiration to the same set of market research data
  • Tips for building each part of your unique story
Bio:

Nancy is a three decade plus veteran of the market research industry, holding positions on both the client (Merrill National Labs, General Mills, Best Buy) and agency (CRI/GFK, RI/TNS) sides of the business. Early in her career, Nancy became fascinated with the role of communications and presentations in business success and started experimenting with different techniques, both for herself and for colleagues. Nancy has participated in many trainings as well as serving as a trainer to others. She has been a speaker at national conferences, numerous corporate conference rooms and auditoriums and in the marketing and marketing research classrooms at College of St. Thomas and St. Catherine. Nancy is currently Development Director at FamilyWise Services and Principal of ExpressO! Communications, a personal communications coaching business.





Wednesday, February 15th, 2017: "Network and Unwind: A Happy Hour Event - A Cultural History of Gambling & Its Marketing Challenges"
Presented by: Don Feeney, Research and Planning Director at Minnesota State Lottery

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Event Schedule:

5:15 PM – 5:45 PM    Registration & Network & Lunch  
5:45 PM – 6:15 PM    Presentation  
6:15 PM – 7:00 PM    Q & A, Networking  

Location:

AXELS Charhouse
Walnut Room
2540 Cleveland Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113


AXELS Charhouse is located in the Northern suburb of Roseville, attached to the Radisson Roseville Hotel.
Parking: Free, open lot (plus, hotel has valet parking).



About the Event

It's a chance to unwind and share an Happy Hour of fun with your peers as we celebrate our new affiliation with Insights Association. There will be light appetizers and an entertaining presentation from Don Feeney, a national speaker with the Minnesota State Lottery. He will regale us with a short, 30-minute presentation on the history of gambling.

About the Presentation

Cultural images of an activity or product can provide a window into how that activity is perceived by both opinion leaders and the general public. This presentation will explore the different and conflicting images of gambling and gamblers as reflected in more than 2000 years of art, literature, music, and film.

Images of gambling range from sophistication to foolishness, while images of the gambler range from the glamor of James Bond to the buffoonery of the Marx Brothers to the tragedy of Dostoevsky. In particular, we'll look at how the differing images that predominate popular culture at any given time provide insights into the challenges of designing products for and marketing to each generation.

About the Speaker:

  • Don Feeney, Research and Planning Director at Minnesota State Lottery
  • Experienced public policy and market research analyst with outstanding communications skills and the ability to translate technical findings to non-technical audiences. Extensive work in management, legislative relations, survey research, budgeting, marketing, public speaking, and writing for a wide range of audiences.
  • Specialties: Survey research, government relations, market research, public policy analysis, lottery management.
  • Education: Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, M.P.P., Public Policy, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, M.S., Statistics, Brown University, Sc. B., Applied mathematics.


Pricing:

$10 optional donation per attendee at the door (light appetizers and one drink included)

How to register:

To register and pay click here: http://www.insightsassociation.org/event/insights-association-minnesotaupper-midwest-chapter-network-unwind

If you would like to pay at the door please bring a check, made payable to MRA MN, to the registration table at the event.



Thursday, October 27th, 2016: "Leveraging Customer Comments via Text Analytics - What have Text Analytics done for me lately?"
Presented by: Kurt Pflughoeft, Ph.D., Advanced Analytics Chief, MaritzCX

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Event Schedule:

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM    Registration & Network & Lunch  
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM    Presentation  
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM    Q & A, Networking  

Location:

Cooper Irish Pub
1607 Park Place Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
952.698.2000


Cooper Irish Pub is located just south of 394, on the corner of 16th Street and Park Place Boulevard in the Shops at West End.

Park underground year-round in the free garage beneath the pub.



Description

As the length of customer surveys shrink, clients are looking to fill the gaps with unstructured data from open-ended comments and consumer-generated media. However, processing unstructured data can be challenging and consumer-generated media are often fraught with digital exhaust - i.e. irrelevant comments.

In this talk, text analytic methods are used to provide more insight for Fortune 500 customer experience program. Several case studies will be examined.

In this presentation, you will learn:
  • Topic Modelling and How to Identify Topics via Rules in Text Analytics
  • How to Determine “Key Drivers” of Overall Customer Satisfaction from comments
  • How to Remove Digital Exhaust for Consumer Generated Media


About the Speaker:

Kurt Pflughoeft leads the Advanced Analytics Division for MaritzCX where he conducts basic R & D as well as supporting customer experience programs. Before joining MaritzCX, he was the Vice President of Marketing Sciences at Market Probe and he was a professor at both the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and the University of Texas at El Paso.

At MaritzCX, Dr. Pflughoeft provides cross-sector statistical and IT support for customer experience initiatives including Predictive Analytics and Text Mining. He is responsible for new product development especially in the area of Voice of the Customer Integration, Consumer-Generated Media, and Text Analytics.

Dr. Pflughoeft has more than 20 years of experience in market research, statistics and information technology and he is a frequent presenter at the Sawtooth Software Conference, the AMA A/R/T Forum and the PolyAnalyst User Conference. Kurt has a B.S. in Business Administration, an M.S. in Management Information Systems and a Ph.D. in Management Science with a minor in Computer Science; all degrees are from UW-Milwaukee.



Pricing:

$25 per attendee (Lunch included)

How to register:

To register and pay click here: http://www.marketingresearch.org/event/leveraging-customer-comments-text-analytics

If you would like to pay at the door please bring a check, made payable to MRA MN, to the registration table at the event.



Wednesday, May 25th, 2016: "How the Uber 'independent contractor or employee' fight is threatening the Market Research Industry"
Presented by: Paul Ryan, Secret Shopper®, President, MSPA-NA, Director ® Legislative Chair

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Event Schedule:

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM    LOCAL Registration, Networking & Lunch  
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM    NATIONAL WEBINAR & Q&A  
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM    LOCAL Networking  

Location:

Ridgedale Library (Room 172)
12601 Ridgedale Dr
Minnetonka, MN 55305
612.543.8800


Directions:

From East: Take I-394 W to Ridgedale Dr (exit 1C). Follow Ridgedale Dr. around mall and turn left into Ridgedale Library parking lot. The room is on the entry floor.

From West: Take I-394 E to exit 1B-1C turn left onto Plymouth Rd, turn left onto Ridgedale Drive, turn right into Ridgedale Library parking lot. The room is on the entry floor.

Parking: Free parking.


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Description

The sentiment in Congress is building to understand, regulate and tax the growing digital economy. The chatter around the issue is substantial. You've probably seen the articles regarding the labor disagreements between firms such as Uber and Lyft and a number of state jurisdictions over worker classifications as either an employee or independent contractor. The rules and regulations are all over the place and, to make matters even more confusing, 50 states and one federal government each have their own set of regulations. Is the market research industry ready to ride this wave or wipe out?

Since this situation is about as clear as mud, let's further muddy the waters by recognizing that market research today has one foot in the traditional economy and one foot in the digital economy. So, does that make your respondents, online panelists, focus group members, secret shoppers or evaluators part of the digital economy? Are they independent contractors or employees?

About the Speaker:

Paul Ryan is an accomplished Senior Executive with technology management, international business, and regulatory experience background. Extensive experience identifying research objectives, overseeing project design, analysis and reporting of key findings while working across functional boundaries. Ability to translate client objectives into research goals, aggregate and synthesize data, interpret research findings, and work with others to develop appropriate implications and recommendations. https://www.secretshopper.com/


Pricing:

Webinar FREE (12-1)
$10 at DOOR for LUNCH with Local Attendees & presenting speaker networking (11:30-1:30)

How to register:

Please click the following link to register: https://marketingresearch.adobeconnect.com/uber/event/registration.html

If you would like to pay at the door please bring a check, made payable to MRA MN, to the registration table at the event.



Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016: "Changing Choices of Millennials: a Brief National and Deep Metro Regional Perspective"
Presented by: Jonathan Ehrlich and Todd Graham, Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities

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Event Schedule:

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM    Registration, Networking & Lunch  
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM    Presentation  
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM    Networking  

Location:

Sunray Public Library
3M Conference Room
2105 Wilson Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55119


Directions:

From East: Take I-94 W toward St Paul, Exit onto McKnight Rd N/County Hwy-68, Turn right onto McKnight Rd, Turn left onto Wilson Ave., Sunray Library is on your right.

From West: Take I-94 E, Take the Ruth St exit, Exit 246A/Ruth St N, Turn left on Ruth St., Turn right on Wilson Ave, Sunray Library is on your left.

Parking: Free parking.



Description

Jonathan and Todd will talk about patterns in transportation, housing and personal finance of the millennial generation in the metro area.

You will learn:
  • What are the National Millennial trends and how are choices changing?
  • How are Millennials different from previous generations and what's potentially driving it?
  • How are Millennial choices impacting our Metro area?
  • How do these changes impact industries and government, e.g., transportation, finance, housing, insurance, etc.?


About the Speakers:

Jonathan Ehrlich is a planning analyst with the Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities where he has worked on transportation issues, urban planning, forecasting and survey research for almost 9 years. Jonathan has a BS in civil engineering from Columbia School of Engineering in New Your City.

Todd Graham is principal forecaster and demographer for Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities. He is a steering committee director for the nationwide Census State Data Center Network.


Pricing:

$20 per attendee (lunch included)
$15 for students* enrolled in a higher education program and not currently working for a research company

How to register:

Please click the following link to register: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=ppqxk

If you would like to pay at the door please bring a check, made payable to MRA MN, to the registration table at the event.



Monday, November 16th, 2015: "Questionnaire Design in a Mobile World"
Presented by: Sharon Alberg, Director of Marketing Sciences, MaritzCX

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Event Schedule:

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM    Registration, Networking, Lunch  
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM    Presentation  
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM    Q & A, Networking  

Location:

Ridgedale Library
12601 Ridgedale Dr
Minnetonka, MN 55305
612.543.8800


Directions:

From East: Take I-394 W to Ridgedale Dr (exit 1C). Follow Ridgedale Dr. around mall and turn left into Ridgedale Library parking lot. The room is on the entry floor.

From West: Take I-394 E to exit 1B-1C turn left onto Plymouth Rd, turn left onto Ridgedale Drive, turn right into Ridgedale Library parking lot. The room is on entry floor.

Parking: Free parking.


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Description

Online surveys are 1st accessed via a mobile device, 20%-40% of the time. Mobile devices HAVE changed the research business, particularly in questionnaire design -- and the change has only just started. To continually evolve, we need to continually update, refresh & revise our knowledge of questionnaire design.

In this presentation, we will discuss:
  • Is data different if you compare mobile vs. desktop responses?
  • 10-point scale or a 5-point scale?
  • How to make your questionnaires mobile-friendly
  • Mobile-enabled vs. mobile-optimized
  • Survey drop-out rates if not mobile-optimized
  • What's ahead for market research: key trends


About the Speaker:

Sharon Alberg is a director of marketing sciences at MaritzCX. In this role, Sharon is the chief methodologist for research projects and leads a team of marketing scientists.

Sharon has helped shape marketing at a senior level for brands that include Anheuser-Busch, Best Buy, BP, Delta Airlines, Enterprise, Hormel, Intel, Marriott, McDonald's, MGM, Novartis, Pillsbury, Pizza Hut, Ritz-Carlton, Toro, and USPS.

Her areas of expertise include sampling, research design, measurement, multivariate models and reporting for many types of research including brand equity and positioning, customer satisfaction, customer loyalty, employee engagement, and new product development.

Sharon studied Mathematics and Psychology as an undergraduate at Bethel College (St. Paul, Minnesota) and Theoretical and Applied Statistics in graduate school at the University of Minnesota.



Pricing:

$20 per attendee (lunch included)
$20 WebEx - email jean.fasching@yahoo.com
$15 for students* enrolled in a higher education program and not currently working for a research company

How to register:

Please click the following link to register: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=pvkfz

If you would like to pay at the door please bring a check, made payable to MRA MN, to the registration table at the event.



Wednesday, September 30th, 2015: "The New Normal: Product Innovation and Research"
Presented by: Steve Landis of TNS

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Event Schedule:

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM    Registration & Networking  
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM    Presentation  
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM    Q & A, Networking  

Location:

Ridgedale Library
12601 Ridgedale Dr (Room 172)
Minnetonka, MN 55305
612.543.8800


Directions:
From East: Take I-394 W to Ridgedale Dr (exit 1C). Follow Ridgedale Dr. around mall and turn left into Ridgedale Library parking lot. The room is on the entry floor.

From West: Take I-394 E to exit 1B-1C turn left onto Plymouth Rd, turn left onto Ridgedale Drive, turn right into Ridgedale Library parking lot. The room is on entry floor. FREE PARKING


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Description

The new normal for innovation requires marketers to manage the balance between speed and rigor and work across functions more than ever before. Companies are looking for new ways to drive timely and successful innovation results. We all know the pace of change is increasing and how you activate and keep up with all of these changes are critical to your future success.

Issues you will learn or may face – is innovation . . . :
  • Dynamic - Able to move fast enough when required? Is your innovation cycle time less than 12 months ago?
  • Driven by different areas - internal areas such as sensory, R&D, an innovation team, marketing or external areas such as consumer needs?
  • Addressing the right kind of risk - Fear of being wrong or being late?
  • Truly driving growth - Do brands have too many SKU's of which some are not growing core customer base or solving any market tensions?
What are your innovation goals?
  • Having a flexible innovation process tailored to your organization's situation and cycle time requirements that Identifies and prioritizes incremental ideas.
  • Knowing where to place bets depending on the reality of resources, budget, and time; successful innovation is not just breakthrough ideas.
  • Utilizing the newest information sources and techniques; such as social media, mobile, communities.
  • Understanding trends, especially among millennials, to understand the impact on your product category.
  • Leveraging a framework to prioritize ideas that will connect and leverage technology developments, sensory knowledge, and creative marketing ideas.
Join Steve Landis of TNS as he shares this framework and some new agile tools that can help you develop the best innovation pipeline based on your place within the framework.

About the Speaker:

Steve Landis is the Global Head of Innovation & Product Development at TNS. He has led numerous domestic and international projects for Fortune 500 clients in diverse industries such as food and beverage, household products, publishing, technology, Rx and OTC healthcare, and consumer services. Steve has over 35 years' experience in innovation research and analytical process development. During his global leadership position, TNS has become known as one of the companies defining the future direction for innovation research. Mr. Landis is a frequent speaker at industry and client events, he is the Co-author of the 1990 book, The New Gold Rush - Brand Equity & Product Positioning Strategies for the '90s and Beyond.  


Pricing:

$20 per attendee (lunch included)
$0 NEW!!! – per attendee (NO lunch – I'm brownbagging it! – Please email or call jean.fasching@yahoo.com 612.209.4532 with name & company planning to brownbag)
$15 for students** enrolled in a higher education program and not currently working for a research company (lunch included)

How to register:

Please click the following link to register: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=pjcsj

If you would like to pay at the door please bring a check, made payable to MRA MN, to the registration table at the event.



Friday, May 8th, 2015: "Mobile Research: Going beyond the hype to what's really working in mobile research today."
Presented by: Jackie Lorch, Vice President, Global Knowledge Management, SSI

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Event Schedule:

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM    Registration, Lunch, Networking & MN MRA President Update  
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM    Presentation  
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM    Q & A, Networking  

Location:

Ridgedale Library
12601 Ridgedale Dr
Minnetonka, MN 55305
612.543.8800


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Description

Mobile's the hot topic in research today. Find out why it's important to your business and how to get up to speed:
  • What's the mobile value add & case stories
  • How to successfully include mobile respondents in your sample
  • How to make your questionnaires mobile-friendly - and why it matters
  • How today's mobile research techniques can bring you closer to the consumer point of decision.
  • What's ahead for mobile: key mobile research trends
Plus, your mobile questions answered.

About the Speaker:



Jackie Lorch is vice president of SSI's Global Knowledge Management group and has been with SSI for 25 years. She was a member of the team which developed SSI's first online panel and managed the panel for several years. She is a frequent writer and speaker on research topics, especially on quality issues. Lorch is US ESOMAR Representative and member of the Board of Directors of the Marketing Research Institute International.


Pricing:

$20 per attendee
$15 for students enrolled in a higher education program and not currently working for a research company

How to register:

Please click the following link to register: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=yrmsx

If you would like to pay at the door please bring a check, made payable to MRA MN, to the registration table at the event.



Tuesday, March 17th, 2015: "Rock Star Presentation Tips--transforming yourself from the smartest person in the room to the most Influential"
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Part 2 of a Two Part series on effective presentations
  • Part 1 Delivery: Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
  • Part 2 Content: Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2015
Lunch Event Schedule:

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM    Registration, Networking & Lunch  
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM    Presentation
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM    Networking  

Location:

Sunray public library
3M conference room
2105 Wilson Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55119



Description:

Nancy Gildin believes great presentation skills can change your career trajectory. Great presenters are highly influential, drive more business decisions, are perceived as more strategic and savvy, build teams that work harder and smarter and manage up and down the organization more efficiently and effectively. (Even in MN, they aren't taller or better looking, though.). Since great presenters are made, and not born, come to the UM MN MRA event to join others in exploring tips and tools.

Cost:

$20 per attendee
$15 for students

Who should come:

Anyone who needs to communicate with and influence others.

In Part 2 you will learn:
  • The four curses of presentation writing (knowledge, time, love and fear) and to overcome them
  • How to present numbers without any actual numbers
  • Time allocation--from beginning idea to practice
  • Killing your favorite ideas without wounding yourself--the 5:1 habit
Bio:

Nancy is a three decade plus veteran of the market research industry, holding positions on both the client (Merrill National Labs, General Mills, Best Buy) and agency (CRI/GFK, RI/TNS) sides of the business. Cursed with chronic shyness, Nancy started taking acting classes to learn to fake her way around fear of public speaking. Somewhere along the way, she became fascinated with the role of communications and presentations in business success and started experimenting with different techniques, both for herself and for colleagues. Nancy has read extensively on this topic and participated in many trainings as well as serving as a trainer to others. She has been a speaker at national conferences, numerous corporate conference rooms and auditoriums and in the marketing and marketing research classrooms at College of St. Thomas and St. Catherine.

Contact:

Please contact Jean Fasching (jean.fasching@yahoo.com, 612-209-4532) with any questions about this event.

How to register for Part 2:

Please click the following link to register for Part 2: https://www.123signup.com/event?id=ynvzq

If you would like to pay at the door please bring a check, made payable to MRA MN, to the registration table at the event.



Tuesday, February 17th, 2015: "Rock Star Presentation Tips--transforming yourself from the smartest person in the room to the most Influential"
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Part 1 of a Two Part series on effective presentations
  • Part 1 Delivery: Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
  • Part 2 Content: Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2015
Lunch Event Schedule:

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM    Registration, Networking & Lunch  
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM    Presentation
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM    Networking  

Location:

Sunray public library
3M conference room
2105 Wilson Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55119



Description:

Nancy Gildin believes great presentation skills can change your career trajectory. Great presenters are highly influential, drive more business decisions, are perceived as more strategic and savvy, build teams that work harder and smarter and manage up and down the organization more efficiently and effectively. (Even in MN, they aren't taller or better looking, though.). Since great presenters are made, and not born, come to the UM MN MRA event to join others in exploring tips and tools.

Cost:

$20 per attendee
$15 for students

Who should come:

Anyone who needs to communicate with and influence others.

In Part 1 you will learn how to:
  • Use your voice and body to control the energy of others
  • Overcome reluctance to be on center stage
  • Identify and overcome the curse of knowledge
  • Present without numbers
Bio:

Nancy is a three decade plus veteran of the market research industry, holding positions on both the client (Merrill National Labs, General Mills, Best Buy) and agency (CRI/GFK, RI/TNS) sides of the business. Cursed with chronic shyness, Nancy started taking acting classes to learn to fake her way around fear of public speaking. Somewhere along the way, she became fascinated with the role of communications and presentations in business success and started experimenting with different techniques, both for herself and for colleagues. Nancy has read extensively on this topic and participated in many trainings as well as serving as a trainer to others. She has been a speaker at national conferences, numerous corporate conference rooms and auditoriums and in the marketing and marketing research classrooms at College of St. Thomas and St. Catherine.

Contact:

Please contact Jean Fasching (jean.fasching@yahoo.com, 612-209-4532) with any questions about this event.

How to register for Part 1:

Please click the following link to register for Part 1: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=yygct

If you would like to pay at the door please bring a check, made payable to MRA MN, to the registration table at the event.