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The Genius Series: Class of 2017-2018

By Bethany Foyt

The Partner Channel is honored to welcome the following students into the 2017-2018 class of marketers excel into geniuses!

The first class is scheduled for September 21, 2017, covering the topic of List Maintenance and Management. But before we set out on this exciting journey to genius, get to know this year’s students by hearing what genius they admire most…

Dale Haines

DALE HAINES, Marketing Manager at ImageTag (www.kwiktag.com)

Socrates

Because I believe as he did, you must question and examine what you know as if you know nothing in search of truth and what is right.

DAVID GERSTEN, VP of Sales and Marketing at Bond Consulting (www.bondconsultingservices.com)

Elon Musk

Because he is not only an Entrepreneur but he is also an engineer, investor, and inventor. I add the concept of Futurist too. His forward-thinking about technology advancements are to align the rest of others. Others may fail and give up. Elon Musk may fail but he never gives up. Making the world a better place for the next people is a very humbling position to be in.

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LAURIE JOHNSON, Sr. Marketing Communications Specialist at JetReports (www.jetreports.com)

Carl Sagan

Because he brought honest, scientific answers to complex questions. More importantly, he found a way to communicate and connect with people and by doing so, was able to challenge preexisting thoughts and beliefs through factual data. He wasn’t afraid to admit what he didn’t know and remained curious and open to the world around him all while sharing his knowledge. Sagan said in his last interview that “Science is more than a body of knowledge. It’s a way of thinking, a way of skeptically interrogating the universe with a fine understanding of human fallibility.” I hope that after attending this course I can share my newly found knowledge with anyone who is interested.

Rod O Conner

ROD O’CONNOR, Owner at Briware Solutions (www.briwaresolutions.com)

Having built a career around ERP software, including time as a consultant, an end user, in IT, and in Accounting, Rod started Briware Solutions to help growing companies solve their business process problems by making the most of their systems and their teams.

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SHAWNA SHARMA, Marketing Manager at Qixas Group (www.qixas.com)

Steve Jobs

He was a leader and a visionary who had an idea and kept working on it despite being faced with a lot of criticism and failures. I think the drive and passion he had was admirable. He has changed the way various industries work. For example, Music, Entertainment, Telecommunications, IT. Because of his inventions, humans have transformed their behavior. The way we engage with each other, the way we communicate, the way we work and even the way we think and live.

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TARA GRANT, VP of Marketing at JetReports (www.jetreports.com)

Oprah Winfrey

Because everything she touches turns to gold and she seems to effortlessly balance humanitarianism with media magnate genius. Who doesn’t love Oprah?

My Journey in The Genius Series

By Bethany Foyt

By Sarah Pavlik, 2017 graduate of The Genius SeriesSarah Pavlik

When I presented my case to apply for this marketing course, my primary goal was to learn more about digital marketing and improve our lead generation.  While the course offering was diverse, I felt that I could have my immediate needs met and pick up some tips along the way.

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The Unexpected Journey of a Psychology Major That Changed Everything

By Bethany Foyt

Hannah HorningBy Hannah Horning, 2017 graduate of The Genius Series

Everyone’s career path is a little different. Mine started with a single conversation. One that took me down an unexpected path and changed everything. The conversation happened something like this:

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The Genius Series Registration Now Open!

By Bethany Foyt

As the second year of The Genius Series comes to a close, we look forward to another class of students starting this fall.

Reg now open 2017

The Genius Series Marketers Excel Into Geniuses, class of 2017-2018 will go from September, 2017 to May, 2018 meeting two hours online each month.

If you’ve had your eye on the class, reserve your spot today (limited to 10 students per class)!

Before you finalize 2017 budgets…

By Bethany Foyt

Reserve your spot in next year’s class of The Genius Series!

In true holiday spirit, The Partner Channel is holding a limited-time offer for aspiring geniuses. If you sign up before January 13, 2017, you can save $300 on the price of registration. Genius Offer LinkedIn

The next installment of The Genius Series begins next fall, September of 2017, and offers marketers a chance to grow in their role, network with like-minded peers, and mingle with experts in the community.

So, before you mark ‘final’ on your 2017 budgets, make sure to commit some dollars to your professional development. Make 2017 a year to remember!

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me at Bethany@thepartnerchannel.com.

Endless Opportunity in a Collaborative Community

By Bethany Foyt

By Kaitlyn McKendry of Vicinity Manufacturing

My marketing journey began when I needed to officially select a major. At the time, there were no designated advisers to the ‘undecided’ group. Marketing seemed general enough, so I selected it with the thought that I could always change it later, though I never did.Kaitlyn McKendry

As a recent college graduate it can be unnerving to transition to a professional environment. I applied to Vicinity Manufacturing with the hopes to polish my networking skills and put some tangible real-world experience onto my resume during my senior year at Kennesaw State University. Since joining in August of 2012, I have far surpassed my goals.

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A “Little Mark” on The Microsoft Dynamics Community

By Bethany Foyt

Nicole Helm

By Nicole Helm, Rockton Software

When Bethany asked those in The Genius Series to write this essay, I had such a hard time to think about how to write about my journey as a marketer. I’d like to say I knew I wanted to have a career in marketing when I was in college, but that wasn’t the case. I was going to school to be a teacher, thinking I wanted to teach English as a second language.

Then, when I graduated, I was 20 years old, and Rockton Software hired me to solely do their social media. I’ve morphed into managing the majority of the marketing here. It’s been a whirlwind of learning. I can still say I’m learning to this day, every day, and even more this year, thanks to The Genius Series.

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Meet The Geniuses Webinar

By Bethany Foyt

What a great call with our graduating class of geniuses today! Not only did they share what they’ve learned and accomplished over the past year, they passed on the sharing culture by asking participants about list purchases and marketing resources. The genius continues…

Don’t miss out a second time. See what The Genius Series is all about and how this online culture of sharing and learning can make a world of difference in your professional lives!

Once you’ve heard enough, make sure to apply by July 31 to save your spot as one of next year’s geniuses.

What’s My Company’s Story?

By Bethany Foyt

By Aynsley Keller

Marketing seems to get reinvented and redefined more than any other business focus. I know you’re thinking “spoken like a true marketer”. Just hear me out. My experience is minimal in comparison to those veterans of marketing who seem to have all the answers and remember the days before the internet and back when a direct mail campaign could get you exponential ROI. I have, however, been around long enough to witness not one shift, but many shifts in messaging trends and email do’s and don’ts’ and search engine ‘optimization’ or whatever the new term they call it is.

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Help Us Congratulate The Graduating Class of Marketers Excel Into Geniuses, Class of 2016!

By Bethany Foyt

Over the course of the past nine months, The Genius Series students underwent rigorous online training on topics, such as video marketing, list management, budget planning, sales and marketing alignment, and more. In addition to the wisdom they’ve acquired, this group of marketers has built a long-lasting comradery to share ideas and best practices while they continue on their marketing journeys.

Congratulate these geniuses on social media, address your emails to them with “genius” in the greeting line, or simply bow down to them when you see them at the next event. :)

This is a major achievement and all of these marketers took their work, and their companies, to the next level of marketing! Way to go, geniuses!!

 

About The Genius Series

The Genius Series is a learning and networking opportunity for Microsoft Dynamics professionals to develop marketing skills and implement tried and true best practices shared by industry experts. In addition to nine months of intense educational sessions, students will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded peers, experienced marketing professionals, and community mentors to expand their knowledge and network within the Microsoft Dynamics community.

Learn more at http://thepartnerchannel.com/the-genius-series/.

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