Events

Check here often: New Inc. Masters sessions are added all the time. Can't make a given time? We'll post a recording.

Inc. Masters Networking Event  
Thursday, June 17 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Join Inc. Masters members and Inc. 5000 founders & CEOs for an invite-only networking session. Every five minutes, you'll be matched with someone new for one-on-one networking and sharing.

Spend meaningful time with your fellow Inc. 5000 winners and alumni to connect on a deeper level and build relationships, sharing your struggles, successes, or exciting new ventures.

 Inc. Best Led Companies Salon Series - Creating a High-Impact Hybrid Team
Thursday, July 1 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET

Please join Inc. Editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk and Keith Ferrazzi, an American entrepreneur, #1 New York Times best-selling author and CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, for this one-hour virtual salon; the first in a series of three.

At these intimate gatherings, we will discuss the last year of team transformation. How do we not let a good crisis go to waste? What new behaviors and practices have we adopted over the past year that we want to hold on to? What behaviors and practices do we want to leave behind?

 Inc. Best Led Companies Salon Series - Closing the Distance in a Hybrid Team
Wednesday, July 7 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

Please join Inc. Editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk and Keith Ferrazzi, an American entrepreneur, #1 New York Times best-selling author and CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, for this one-hour virtual salon. This is the second event in a series of three. You do not need to attend the first one to attend this one.

At these intimate gatherings, we will discuss the last year of team transformation. How do we not let a good crisis go to waste? What new behaviors and practices have we adopted over the past year that we want to hold on to? What behaviors and practices do we want to leave behind?

Inc. Best Led Companies Salon Series - Foresight and Agility in the Future of Work
Wednesday, July 14 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

Please join Inc. Editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk and Keith Ferrazzi, an American entrepreneur, #1 New York Times best-selling author and CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, for this one-hour virtual salon. This is the last event in the series. You do not need to attend the others to attend this one.

At these intimate gatherings, we will discuss the last year of team transformation. How do we not let a good crisis go to waste? What new behaviors and practices have we adopted over the past year that we want to hold on to? What behaviors and practices do we want to leave behind?

Inc. Masters: Welcome to the Inc. Masters Publishing Program
Mid-July

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Inc. Masters: How to Decide What to Write
Early August

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Inc. Masters: Structuring Your Piece
Late August

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Inc. Masters: Understanding Heds, Deks, and Mobile Optimization
Mid-September

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SEMINAR: Negotiating During a Crisis: Ask the Right Questions

Tactics to finding common ground between what you want and what your clients, vendors, or colleagues need during a crisis; negotiating delayed payments or gaps in service with a client by showing a plan for recovery; how you may need to alter your tactics when negotiating by phone or video; how to focus on the underlying problem rather than reaching for a short-term solution; and dealing with the two emotions known to kill negotiations: fear and guilt.

Alexandra Carter is a Columbia Law School professor, a negotiation trainer for the United Nations, and author of Ask for More: 10 Questions to Negotiate Anything.

SEMINAR: Using Emotional Intelligence to Navigate the New COVID-19 World

In this session, Justin shares real-life examples that teach you how to use emotional intelligence to manage the anxieties, fears, and real-life problems that business owners face today.

Justin Bariso is one of Inc.com’s top columnists, a leading voice in the field of emotional intelligence, and author of the best-selling book EQ Applied.

SEMINAR: How Emotion AI is Humanizing Our Technology During and After Covid-19

This is a discussion about how emotion AI can humanize our technology and how we can connect with one another, even during a global pandemic.

Rana el Kaliouby is the pioneer of emotion AI, co-founder and CEO of Affectiva, and author of Girl Decoded.
Eric Schurenberg is the CEO of Inc. and Fast Company.

SEMINAR: Leading With Integrity in a Crisis

In a crisis, leaders are under a microscope and the importance of integrity is amplified. This session is about the challenges of leading with integrity in trying times like 2020, and includes practical advice to help you through your own ethical dilemmas.

Robert Chesnut is chief ethics officer at Airbnb, and author of Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical Revolution.

SEMINAR: What’s Your Leadership Style Under Pressure?

This session is about unexpected disruption and career change. In the midst of any calamity, there are vital leadership lessons for us all. Embracing these lessons will prepare you and those you lead to navigate the current dangers more effectively and, by doing so, foster the skills you need to operate more effectively when the immediate peril is past.  

Maggie Craddock, president and CEO at Workplace Relationships, is a veteran executive coach known for her work with Fortune 500 CEOs and senior management.

SEMINAR: Innovating Through Chaos

This session is about how to successfully navigate times of rapid change and uncertainty. Filter through the noise to identify key trends, build a culture of innovation within your team, and turn chaos into opportunity.

Jeremy Gutsche is a New York Times bestselling author, sought-after keynote speaker, and the founder and CEO of Trend Hunter⁠, a trend-spotting platform and innovation consultancy.

SEMINAR: Digital Leadership During Turbulent Times

In today's turbulent times, executives lean more on social media and digital platforms to maintain a sense of normalcy, but also provide leadership through these tough times. During this session, Dr. Breen walks you through an actionable insights-focused plan on how to use social media to stay connected and top of mind, build and maintain an online presence, professionalism on channels like LinkedIn and Twitter, how often you should post, and how to build and engage a targeted audience.

Dr. Bant Breen is founder and chairman of Qnary, an award-winning executive reputation management and talent branding company. 

SEMINAR: Leading in a Crisis: Start with Yourself

Are you leading not to lose or are you leading to win? That will be determined by the quality of your questions and mental programming. This session is about how to take charge of yourself no matter the circumstance. 

Laura Noel from Stretch Into Success is a powerhouse speaker who will make you question your beliefs, shift your perspective, and emerge a better leader.

SEMINAR: The Art Of Selling Your Business

If you’re like a lot of business owners, you think about what your company might be worth one day. You’re probably not quite ready to sell, but you’d like to understand the moves you can make now to maximize your attractiveness to an acquirer down the road. This session answers some of the most vexing questions facing any founder including how to know what your business is worth, how to navigate the bidding and selling process, and more.

John Warrillow is the author of The Art Of Selling Your Business: Winning Strategies And Secret Hacks For Exiting On Top. His company, The Value Builder System™, also offers a free assessment to determine the value of your business from the prospective of a potential acquirer. Learn more and get your score here: https://valuebuildersystem.com/score

SEMINAR: How to Write Proposals to Close 6-Figure Deals

“Send me a proposal” are the sweetest words you can hear from a prospect. That is, until it’s time to create it. What do you put in it? How should it be delivered? Why do so many proposals suck? Value-based, customized, and premium doesn't mean we also need to make our proposals confusing, long, and convoluted. Don't make it harder for the prospect to say “yes.” Use this six-slide formula to close deals from $4,000 to $40 million.

Kim Orlesky is a sales coach and president of KO Advantage Group.

SEMINAR: How Empathy and Sales Help You Sell More Faster

The client says "no" even though "logically, it makes sense." Why? Because people buy with emotions and justify with logic—even in business-to-business settings. If you're a premium service-based company, and you're not bringing the emotional charge into the conversation, you've increased the chances of a delayed sales cycle. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to naturally bring emotions into the sales conversation and sell more faster.

Kim Orlesky is a sales coach, speaker, and CEO of KO Advantage Group 

SEMINAR: You Can Reframe Effective Organizational Change

In this fast-paced session, Michael reframes how you think about organizational change. Challenging assumptions—that people resist change, for example—he outlines how well-intentioned leaders unwittingly undermine organizational change, and how you can succeed by managing the psychology of change.

Michael Canic is the author of Ruthless Inconsistency: How Committed Leaders Execute Strategy, Implement Change, and Build Organizations That Win. He is also the president of consultancy Making Strategy Happen.

SEMINAR: How to Foster Growth Agility Without Chaos or Bureaucracy

This session covers the light, pragmatic, proven approach used by the most successful executives and management teams to coordinate work efficiently while staying completely flexible. You’ll find no platitudes about collaboration or teamwork here, just concrete guidance to help your company iterate--that is, to take the best step possible in the moment, learn from it, then adjust in small and large ways in time for the next step.

Ed Muzio is a bestselling author and long-time management systems consultant.

SEMINAR: Take Your Business From Survival to Stability

BIGGBY COFFEE went from one store in East Lansing, Michigan to a franchise with more than 250 locations across the Midwest. Along the way, it had its share of setbacks: From receiving a cease and desist letter from the Michigan Attorney General, to employee midnight move-outs. In this seminar, you’ll learn the personal side of what it takes entrepreneurs to be successful, and tools to help your business thrive.

Michael McFall is the co-founder and co-CEO of BIGGBY COFFEE, the third-largest U.S. coffee franchise, and author of Grind, an Inc. Original book about taking your business from concept to cash flow positive.  

SEMINAR: How to Attract and Retain Top Talent in a Digital World

During this session, you’ll learn how to cultivate your people, avoid commonly overlooked workplace stumbling blocks, and make the changes necessary to attract and retain key talent.

Jonathan Keyser is the founder of Keyser, a fast-growing tenant-only commercial real estate brokerage in Scottsdale, Arizona, and No.4,673 on this year's Inc. 5000 list. Jonathan is also the author of Wall Street Journal bestseller You Don’t Have to be Ruthless to Win.

SEMINAR: How to Eliminate Stress and Cultivate Extreme Resiliance

Most people are dead wrong about stress. What they think causes them stress is not what causes them stress. The way to eliminate stress is to think differently about what causes it and how to eliminate it. As you do this, you also cultivate extreme resilience. While resilience is your ability to bounce back from adversity, extreme resilience helps you bounce back so fast that an external observer may not even know that you encountered an obstacle. Come away from this session with tools to help you overcome stress and cultivate extreme resilience as you lead your company forward in 2021 and beyond.

Srikumar Rao is a TED Speaker, best-selling author, and coach for entrepreneurs looking to have an outsized impact on the world.

SEMINAR: The Art of Preventing Stupid (in Business)

You can learn how to do better business risk management: Efficiently and systematically deal with threats, and eliminate distractions and problems that compromise your performance. Build your Business Immune System™ (BIS), and discover you’ll have fewer diverting problems, more effective and confident management, and increased profitability.

Matthew Neill Davis is the author of The Art of Preventing Stupid: How to Build a Stronger Business Strategy Through Better Risk Management, and founder and managing partner of Davis Law, which helps ambitious business owners become rock star entrepreneurs.

SEMINAR: How Empathy and Sales Help You Sell More Faster

The client says "no" even though "logically, it makes sense." Why? Because people buy with emotions and justify with logic—even in business-to-business settings. If you're a premium service-based company, and you're not bringing the emotional charge into the conversation, you've increased the chances of a delayed sales cycle. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to naturally bring emotions into the sales conversation and sell more faster.

Kim Orlesky is a sales coach, speaker, and CEO of KO Advantage Group

FORUM Q&A: How to Be Undaunted

Hint Water founder and CEO Kara Goldin will jampack this live Forum Q&A with advice for fast-growth entrepreneurs as outlined in her new book, Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters, which includes ignoring the skeptics, not letting a bad economy push you to make bad deals, and how to have a plan in place before it’s time to raise money, among other things.

Kara Goldin is the founder and CEO of Hint Water

WORKSHOP: Build Your Business Growth Plan (January 28, 2021)

This timely, interactive workshop includes a live digital workbook and will walk you through exercises to reset your goals, business plans, and assumptions. Growth plans are no long a luxury - they're a requirement. Ami will assess your specific business needs to help you reboot your business and formalize a growth plan.

Ami Cassar is the founder and CEO of Multifunding

SEMINAR: Supercharging Your Productivity

Join us for an interactive session to renew your sense of focus and energy, learn actionable and easy-to-adopt techniques to achieve your daily goals, and ultimately supercharge your productivity. The first part of this session will be dedicated to learning these techniques, and the second will be dedicated to speaker Q&A.

Suchit Tuli is the co-founder and CEO of Quantime, where he and his team are building the first self-scheduling calendar. He has worked and consulted on product, operations and go-to-market strategies for several companies, with experience as an early-stage investor at Bowery Capital and MetaProp VC. Suchit received his MBA from Columbia Business School.

SEMINAR: Find Out How Your Business is Really Doing

If you find yourself presiding over an arms race of ever-rosier outlooks, ever-more-closely-managed presentations of current status, and ever-less-informative discussions about the real results you need your teams working on, this webinar is for you. In it, award-winning author and repeat Inc.com presenter Ed Muzio will show you what you can do with your staff, today, to get it functioning better as soon as next week. You’ll get yourself out of the business of guessing what people mean, and get your team sharply focused on the real results you owe your board, investors, and/or shareholders.

Ed Muzio is a bestselling author and long-time management systems consultant.

WORKSHOP: Build Your Business Growth Plan (April 28, 2021)

This timely, interactive workshop includes a live digital workbook and will walk you through exercises to reset your goals, business plans, and assumptions. Growth plans are no long a luxury - they're a requirement. Ami will assess your specific business needs to help you reboot your business and formalize a growth plan.

Ami Cassar is the founder and CEO of Multifunding