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Roundtable: Financial Q&A With PK Sindwani and Cynthia Compton

Roundtable: Financial Q&A With PK Sindwani and Cynthia Compton (March 8, 2022)
Content related to the education session Roundtable: Financial Q&A With PK Sindwani and Cynthia Compton, Snow Days 2022.
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  • Finance
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  • Owners and Managers

This conversation is for stores of all sizes and designed with your questions in mind. PK Sindwani, former bookseller and current ABA CFO, and Cynthia Compton, owner of 4 Kids Books & Toys (Zionsville, IN), will spend the majority of the session taking financial questions from the audience. No question is too big or too small! This interactive group discussion will take into account a variety of business models, and practical advice will be given about how to integrate what you’ve learned to assist with making sound business decisions.

Moderators: PK Sindwani, ABA (White Plains, NY); Cynthia Compton, 4 Kids Books & Toys (Zionsville, IN)

Roundtable: Conversation With Nonprofits and Employee Owned Co-ops

Roundtable: Conversation With Nonprofits and Employee Owned Co-ops (March 8, 2022)
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  • Operations
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  • Owners and Managers

This roundtable is your opportunity to socialize, network, and learn from booksellers who run nonprofits and employee owned co-ops. Whether you currently represent a nonprofit and employee owned co-op or are new to this model, this conversation will provide you with valuable insights and new connections.

Moderators: Jeff Martin, Magic City Books (Tulsa, OK); Libertie Valance, Firestorm Books & Coffee (Asheville, NC)

Unions 101 For Booksellers And Bookstores

Unions 101 For Booksellers And Bookstores (March 8, 2022)
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Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • 101

This will be a candid and balanced information session on the nuts and bolts of unions from both an employer and employee perspective by attorneys with experience with both sides of this issue. Booksellers who would like to send questions in advance can access this form. All responses received will remain anonymous–even ABA staff won’t be able to see who filled in the form. This session is being set up as a Zoom webinar to maintain attendees' anonymity; The participant tab will not be available. Q&A during the event will be anonymous as well. Access this Zoom webinar by attending Snow Days. (Zoom link will be shared periodically in the chat on the Hopin platform.)

Jon Hiatt is a union-side labor lawyer. From 1995 to 2017 he was General Counsel and then Chief of Staff at the AFL-CIO. Previously he served as General Counsel of the Service Employees International Union, and before that he represented a variety of local unions while practicing in Boston, Massachusetts. He currently serves as counsel to the International Lawyers Assisting Workers (ILAW) Network at the Solidarity Center in Washington, DC, and is a visiting scholar at the University of California's Berkeley Labor Center.

Mark R. Reiss represents and counsels clients in a range of labor and employment matters, with particular emphasis in collective bargaining and labor arbitrations. He practices before various federal, state and local labor and employment agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the New York State Division of Human Rights, the Connecticut Human Rights and Opportunities Commission and the Department of Labor (DOL).

Opening Keynote: How to Imagine the Future of Bookselling

Opening Keynote: How to Imagine the Future of Bookselling (March 8, 2022)
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  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • 101

Post-COVID-19, how do we start planning for the future? Especially when it feels impossible to predict what the world will be like next week, let alone next year or in the next decade. And how do we find a way to face that future with optimism? Join future forecaster, New York Times bestselling author, and designer of alternate reality games, Jane McGonigal, as she discusses her new book, Imaginable: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything—Even Things that Seem Impossible Today. McGonigal draws on the latest scientific research in psychology and neuroscience, as well as gaming strategies, to show us how to train our brains to imagine the unimaginable and to offer us new tools to help us recover our confidence, creativity, and hope. McGonigal’s work designing future simulations of world problems like climate-change weather events, helps participants imagine and prepare for the world's future. McGonigal joins us today to help us start imagining and preparing for the future of bookselling.

Marketing Meetup - Customer Experience and Marketing Funnels

Marketing Meetup - Customer Experience and Marketing Funnels (March 3, 2022)
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Topic:
  • Marketing & PR
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A customer experience/marketing funnel is a visualization that outlines the process of turning customers into advocates, which in turn refuels the top of any marketing funnel by driving awareness and lead generation. This funnel is a useful tool to help you visualize the path people take from when they first find out about your business to when they convert into customers. A good customer experience/marketing funnel outlines the process of turning customers into advocates, which in turn refuels the top of the marketing funnel by driving awareness and lead generation.

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Marketing Meetup - Customer Experience and Marketing Funnels (March 3, 2022)
Content related to the education session Marketing Meetup - Customer Experience and Marketing Funnels, ABA Marketing Meetups.
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Topic:
  • Marketing & PR
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  • 101

A customer experience/marketing funnel is a visualization that outlines the process of turning customers into advocates, which in turn refuels the top of any marketing funnel by driving awareness and lead generation. This funnel is a useful tool to help you visualize the path people take from when they first find out about your business to when they convert into customers. A good customer experience/marketing funnel outlines the process of turning customers into advocates, which in turn refuels the top of the marketing funnel by driving awareness and lead generation.

A full transcription and closed captioning are available for this session. Please note that both are machine-generated and are not reviewed for accuracy.

ShopTalk - March Afternoon Session

ShopTalk - March Afternoon Session (March 1, 2022)
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Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • Events

The first half of this ShopTalk will be dedicated to a brainstorming session on how to celebrate/promote Independent Bookstore Day. This session follows the format of an Open Forum: the opinions expressed are those of the individual participants, not of the ABA. Information discussed is reflective of the time of the recording. Please see the most recent ShopTalk for the most current information.

A full transcription and closed captioning are available for this session. Please note that both are machine-generated and are not reviewed for accuracy.

ShopTalk - March Afternoon Session (March 1, 2022)
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  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • Events

The first half of this ShopTalk will be dedicated to a brainstorming session on how to celebrate/promote Independent Bookstore Day. This session follows the format of an Open Forum: the opinions expressed are those of the individual participants, not of the ABA. Information discussed is reflective of the time of the recording. Please see the most recent ShopTalk for the most current information.

A full transcription and closed captioning are available for this session. Please note that both are machine-generated and are not reviewed for accuracy.

ShopTalk - February Evening Session

ShopTalk - February Evening Session (February 24, 2022)
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  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • 101

This session follows the format of an Open Forum: the opinions expressed are those of the individual participants, not of the ABA. Information discussed is reflective of the time of the recording. Please see the most recent ShopTalk for the most current information.

A full transcription and closed captioning are available for this session. Please note that both are machine-generated and are not reviewed for accuracy.

ShopTalk - February Evening Session (February 24, 2022)
Content related to the education session ShopTalk - February Evening Session, ShopTalk.
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Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • 101

This session follows the format of an Open Forum: the opinions expressed are those of the individual participants, not of the ABA. Information discussed is reflective of the time of the recording. Please see the most recent ShopTalk for the most current information.

A full transcription and closed captioning are available for this session. Please note that both are machine-generated and are not reviewed for accuracy.

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