Mark your calendars to spend “Third Thursdays with the MAB” each month throughout 2019. Webinars are free to MAB members and all are archived for later viewing. Questions? Contact Jacquelen Timm at 1-800-YOUR-MAB or [email protected]. June 20, 2019 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. “20 Tips for the Broadcast Engineering Professional” with Jeff Welton, Nautel In this webinar, Jeff Welton uses excerpts from his ‘Tips N Tricks’ column in the Nautel Waves newsletter to provide useful thoughts and ideas to keep your facilities fully functional and secure. With almost 30 years of field experience, hundreds of sites visited in dozens of countries, Jeff has a wide range of experience that should help you to maximize the potential of your broadcast facility, without breaking the budget. Register here. June 20, 2019 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. “What is OTT and How Can We Make Money?” OTT training covers principles behind Over the Top (OTT) including video, television and other services provided over the internet. Learn how OTT platform can deliver on the promise of next-generation TV: anytime, anyplace, anywhere. And…learn how OTT services can generate revenue from video on demand (VOD), catch-up TV and interactive applications Register here. July 18, 2019 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. “Chief Operator Rules” with Larry Wilkins, Alabama Broadcasters Association FCC Rule 73.1870 outlines the requirements of the Station’s Chief Operator. It indicates that “the licensee of each AM, FM, TV or Class A TV broadcast station must designate a person to serve as the station’s chief operator”. In this presentation we will cover the following items: What is a “Chief Operator” Chief Operator Agreements Responsibilities of the Chief Operator Overview of the “Station Log” Sample Station Log Register here. August 15, 2019 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. “Transmitters Aren’t Supposed to Be Exciting…But Saving Money Is!” with Don Backus, Rohde & Schwarz Your transmitter plant isn’t supposed to be exciting – it’s just supposed to run, 24/7/365. In fact, excitement at the transmitter site is almost always a very bad thing…unless that excitement is a reduced electric power bill. Now, that’s exciting! What if your transmitter could reduce your operational costs by bringing new technology and design into the mix, by paying for itself, or even becoming a profit center, all on its own? It can, and it’s not voodoo or science fiction…it’s where great engineering and financial management meet, where an expense item becomes a revenue center – and that’s actually exciting! Register here. September 19, 2019 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. “What the future sales team looks like and how you can prepare?” with Laurie Kahn, Media Staffing Network What the sales teams of the future looks like: Who does what? How do you pay them? More detailed plans on what a team sales approach would look like, who would benefit, ideas on how to compensate and why clients like this plan. This session will help employers better understand how to grow a team organically and use each person to their best skills Register here. October 17, 2019 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. “Scarce Talent: Recruiting and Hiring Better Salespeople” with Chris Lytle To manage productively, you must hire effectively. During this fast-paced, highly detailed webinar, you’ll learn: The #1 reason you can’t find good people The importance of hiring A players Two things you must know about A players Why sales managers tend to make lousy interviewers· Quit making this deadly hiring mistake The 3 components of a well-rounded hiring decision The question to ask the candidate before he or she sits down The #1 mistake sales managers make when reading resumes Breaking down the hiring process in to 7 repeatable steps Why you must ask these two embarrassing interview questions Getting referrals to give you a referral Register here. November 21, 2019 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. “Political Webinar” with David Oxenford Description to come Register here.