Television & Radio Presenter and Journalist
As a television presenter I have worked across numerous genres from hard news, travel, shopping tv and documentaries. As a journalist I have worked as a 'live' studio anchor on Sky News, ITV News Meridian, Forces TV and the BBC, the toughest story I've ever covered was on Sky News the night Princess Diana died in Paris. As a field reporter, I've been responsible for arranging location interviews, pre-recorded, live and editing news packages.
Product presentation and being on-air for three hours at a time can be a challenge for any presenter, especially without autocue, but working at QVC for three years was terrific fun and kept the adrenaline going. I was also one of the original hosts on TV Travel Shop, the UK's first transactional travel channel.
When I fill out the Sign-Up Form, what am I committing to as a host?
By filling out the Sign-Up Form for a Lunch & Learn, you are committing to executing the event you requested and recruiting for a successful event*.
*A successful Lunch & Learn is defined by an attendance of at least 10 customers/prospects.
What if I need assistance filling out the form?
If you need help with completing the form or just have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the Acumatica Lunch & Learn Event Series?
The Acumatica Lunch & Learn event series is a turnkey program designed to help accelerate pipeline velocity and increase revenue by moving your prospects to the next stage of the decision-making process.
- Increase prospect leads and purchase propensity in your region
- Demonstrate why Acumatica is the ideal solution for midmarket growth companies
- Strengthen relationships to keep Acumatica top-of-mind when prospects are evaluating ERP solutions
- Provide you the opportunity to host 4-5 Lunch & Learn events with provided resources
- Gather actionable metrics
- Accelerate your pipeline velocity
Our company does not have a conference bridge technology. How can we host a Lunch & Learn?
You will need to download software that allows for video conferencing. Past partners have found the following platforms successful: Zoom; Microsoft Teams; GoToMeeting; and Cisco Webex.
Can Acumatica help with demand generation?
It is the responsibility for the host/Partner to generate the demand for Lunch & Learn events. However, feel free to reach out to your Acumatica Partner Account Manager (PAM) for any guidance.
What happens if not enough prospective customers register?
Based on the structure of the event/content, it is recommended that a minimum of 10 prospective customers attend the Lunch & Learn.
Are there additional training opportunities to help me prepare for the presentation and demo?
Yes you can go to LunchandLearn.cloud and in the Toolkit section, you will find all the resources you need to help prepare you for the demo including a video Best Practices from Acumatica's CEO Jon Roskill. If there are still questions after reviewing the resources, please email email@example.com and they will work with the Acumatica team to get your questions answered.
Who is the target audience?
Lunch & Learns are designed to meet the needs of Business Decision Makers (BDM) and Financial Decision Makers (FDM). These events are attended for prospective Acumatica customers who have preliminary or midlevel knowledge about the company and its products.
How will I know who has registered for my Lunch and Learn?
If Acumatica is managing registration, the main point of contact for your Lunch & Learn will receive a weekly Registration Report via email.
What if I need to postpone or cancel a Lunch & Learn: Virtual?
To postpone or cancel a Lunch & Learn you will need to do the following:
If you are utilizing your own conference bridge technology, you will need adjust the invite for the new date of the meeting.
It is your responsibility to communicate this new date to your attendees.
If you are utilizing your own conference bridge technology, you will need cancel the meeting invite.
It is your responsibility to communicate the cancellation to your attendees.
Can one person execute a Lunch & Learn or should I have assistance?
The recommendation is to have at least two people on staff attend your event. One person to manage attendee registration and handle any last minute Grubhub needs and a second to run the presentation.
How will attendees order their lunch for delivery?
The day before the Lunch & Learn event, each registered attendee will receive an email from GrubHub (firstname.lastname@example.org). In that email, each attendee will be instructed to create a password in order to activate their account.
IMPORTANT: Pleaes reference the Grubhub Guide within the Toolkit for specific details - per the Event Checklist, it is your responsibility to send this guide to your attendees so they have instructions on how to order!
On the day of the event, they should order at minimum 1½ hours prior to the beginning of the event in order to ensure that their lunch will be there on time. No payment will be required – as long as they stick to the gift card amount – by the attendee in order to place their order.
After the event is completed, what do I need to do?
The day of your Lunch & Learn, you will receive an updated registration list from email@example.com in Excel. It will be your responsibility as the host to monitor the conference bridge to see who has logged in and is attending.
Food and Beverage
How will attendees order their lunch for delivery?
The day before the Lunch & Learn: Virtual, each registered attendee will receive an email from GrubHub (firstname.lastname@example.org). In that email, each attendee will be instructed to create a Grubhub password in order to activate their credit. On the day of the event, they will need to order at minimum 1½ hours prior to the beginning of the event in order to ensure that their lunch will be there on time. No payment will be required by the attendee in order to place their order.
What if Grubhub does not deliver to the prospects attending my L&L?
You are welcome to organize local delivery/pick-up. Reach out to the Lunch & Learn Support Team at email@example.com to let them know you'll be arranging lunch service. In the same email, please share the name and email for the individual that will be arranging lunch.
The support team will add a message to your registration page that reads, "Acumatica has partnered with Grubuhb to offer attendees free lunch while attending! If you are outside of Grubhub's delivery zone, please reach out to your host (name) at (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Day, Month XX, 2020."
Acumatica will reimburse you, up to $35/attendee. Here are the steps to submit expenses:
- Save the itemized receipt and signed credit card receipt.
- Email a copy of the detailed bill and the copy of the signed credit card receipt using the following instructions:
- To: email@example.com
- Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
- Subject: Reimbursement for < partner name <insert>> Lunch & Learn on < date <insert>></insert></insert>
- If your Partner company is already in our accounts payable system, the reimbursement will be made within 30 days of receiving the email
- If your Partner company is not in our accounts payable system, you will be asked to provide a contact at your company that our accounting department can work with to get the appropriate documents filled out to complete this process
"Glen is without doubt one of the most experienced presenters that I have worked with over the years, particularly in a corporate context. He is able to grasp a subject quickly and present well on camera.
An added bonus is his ability to use the "earpiece" method, thereby negating the need of a prompt system, this is a extremely beneficial
Charles Marriott - Film & TV Director
"Glen is ultra reliable, he is a rock on whom you can depend.
He is creative and can be relied on to provide a first class job left to his own devices. His voice speaks for itself, I would work with him again in a heartbeat."
Paul Lavers - Actor & TV Presenter