McGraw-Hill Professional Launches Free "Work Smarter" Webinars with Leading Business Authors

Oct 07, 2013, 09:07 ET from McGraw-Hill Professional

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Professional, a leading global provider of print and electronic content and services, is introducing "Work Smarter," a free webinar series that brings together leading business authors who will share insights and strategies on how to succeed at work.  Each session will include a 45-minute presentation and a 15-minute Q&A.

"Our products are designed to help professionals excel in their careers, so we created the webinar series to provide new ways for consumers to enhance their skills by engaging with our world-renowned authors," says Stacey Ashton, Marketing Director for Trade & Professional Reference at McGraw-Hill Professional.

The webinar series kicks off with "The Essentials to Upgrade Your Work and Life" on October 10 at 1pm ET.  This brings together a panel of three top authors, Rana Florida, Barbara Pachter, and Elizabeth Grace Saunders, who will discuss how to excel at work and at home.  Through their own experience advancing in the business world and their work coaching, training, and mentoring others, they've discovered the essential skills that will help anyone upgrade their work and life.  These experts will share strategies and tactics on how to invest your time well, develop your career, create the best impression--and stay balanced in the process.

  • Rana Florida is the CEO of the Creative Class Group, whose clients include BMW, IBM, Philips, and Zappos.  She writes the Huffington Post column, "Your Startup Life," where she answers readers' questions and interviews successful creatives and leaders such as President Bill Clinton, Tory Burch, Mark Cuban, Mario Batali, Dan Pink, and others. She has appeared on national media including  "The Today Show,""Good Morning America,"Charlie Rose,"  "The Colbert Report," "60 Minutes," and moreShe is the author of the just-published Upgrade.
  • Barbara Pachter is the President of Pachter & Associates and author of The Essentials of Business Etiquette.  She is a renowned business etiquette and communications speaker and coach and her client list boasts many of today's most notable organizations, including Microsoft, Chrysler, Con Edison.  Pachter shares her knowledge through seminars, keynote speaking, executive coaching.  She has been featured on,, BusinessInsider, Conference Board Review, and more.
  • Elizabeth Saunders is author of The 3 Secrets of Effective Time Management and the founder and CEO of Real Life E, a time coaching and training company that empowers individuals.  Stiletto Woman named her one of the "Top 25 Amazing Women of the Year."  She has been covered in national media including "ABC World News," Working MotherInc,, 99U Coaching, Harvard Business Review, and more.

To register for the "The Essentials to Upgrade Your Work and Life" webinar,  please visit: . For more information on the "Work Smarter " series, go to

Upcoming "Work Smarter" webinars include "How to Deliver a Killer Presentation with Your iPad"  on November 7th  with Ray Anthony, author of Killer Presentations with Your iPad, and  a panel webinar that will help small business owners optimize their content marketing strategies on December 10th.  A full program of webinars in 2014 will be announced soon.

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