Ventureneer Webinar on Meeting the Media Earns Rave Reviews

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I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot. I will definitely refer to your presentation and use your advice--not only when meeting the media, but in other interview situations...I realized that much of the advice you offered has broad applicability.

Realizing that media coverage can be a terrific asset for raising or enhancing the profile of a business, whether for-profit or non profit, but that many people are intimidated by the word “reporter,” held a free webinar on turning encounters with the press into opportunities.

The webinar, Meet the Media, taught by media professional Karen Palmer, was deemed time well spent by those who attended it on December 9.

“I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot,” says John Hyde, an experienced marketing and communications professional. “I will definitely refer to your presentation and use your advice -- not only when meeting the media, but in other interview situations ... I realized that much of the advice you offered has broad applicability.”

Ventureneer has designed its classes – both Vcourses and free webinars – to enhance the skills of experienced professionals, like John, in the non profit and for-profit worlds as well as introduce less experienced leaders to new skills.

“John is a good example of the type of person Ventureneer can benefit,” says Geri Stengel, founder of Ventureneer. “He is experienced but wants to polish his skills, knowledgeable but wants to keep up to date.”

Ventureneer has an archive of free webinars, covering topics from developing an idea for a start-up business, aimed at the newer entrepreneur, to dealing with credit cards for small business owners and non profit leaders.

The range of topics offered by is dictated by the students Stengel serves: Leaders of non profits, small business owners, and social entrepreneurs who want the benefits of “higher” business learning without the expense – in time and money – of college courses.

“Ventureneer is about life-long learning for those with great ideas, a sense of social responsibility, and very busy lives,” says Stengel. “We mesh with all those things.”

About Geri Stengel
Geri is founder of Ventureneer, an online education and peer support service. An adjunct professor at The New School, she honed her online experience at companies like Dow Jones and Physicians’ Online. Geri co-founded the Women’s Leadership Exchange and is president of Stengel Solutions, a consulting service for social-impact organizations.

About Ventureneer provides non profit and small business advice as well as entrepreuneurial and non profit training through a new approach to learning: a blend of traditional, formal instruction with informal, peer learning that takes advantage of Web 2.0 technology to capture and share knowledge. Ventureneer's customized blogs, virtual classes, peer-to-peer learning, coaching, web events and articles help entrepreneurs make faster, better decisions for their enterprises.

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