CTDA WEBINARS

CTDA is dedicated to bringing educational opportunities to its members and the industry. The CTDA created a webinar program in order to do this. Webinars are given through ReadyTalk, an online web conferencing system.

If you, or anyone from your company would like to present a webinar, please contact CTDA Staff.

What To Expect
Our webinars are priced per company location. The goal of CTDA is to have many people from each company location participate in the webinars. What many of our members do is have many employees sit in a conference room while the webinar is projected onto a screen. This is an easy way to educate your whole staff! Each CTDA webinar is recorded. When you purchase the webinar you receive call in/login information as well as a handout of the presenters’ slides arranged with space for attendees to take notes. After the webinar is completed CTDA staff distributes the recorded webinar which is available to you indefinitely.

Webinars in 2017 are free for CTDA members, thanks to a generous sponsorship from MAPEI!

Webinar

Pricing is as follows:
Members - $0 per company location for all scheduled 2016 webinars
Non Members Cost - $150 per company location
Recorded Webinar Link Only - $50 per company

2018 Webinars

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Date: Webinar: Presenter(s)
June 28, 2018 Floor Heating Systems Earl Maicus, Schluter Systems
July 12, 2018 Why Tile Update Kathy Meyer, Marketing Director for TCNA
August 23, 2018 How to Sell Tile Over Other Floor Covering Materials Fred Jackson, Estudio Group LLC
August 30, 2018 Movement Joints in Tile & Stone Installation Mike Daniels, MAPEI
September 27, 2018 Exterior Challenges and Growth Opportunities in tile installations Jim Whitfield, MAPEI
November 8, 2018 How to use the TCNA Handbook Beck Serbin, NTCA
December 6, 2018 Qualified Labor Scott Carothers, CTEF
December 13, 2018 Standards and the switch from Medium bed to LHT Dan Marvin, MAPEI

 

2017 Webinars

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Date: Webinar: Presenter(s)
January 26, 2017 Glass Production for Mosaic and Tile Michael R Golden, Avenue Mosaics
May 25, 2017 Improving the Bottom Line Al Bates, Distribution Performance Project
June 8, 2017 Social Media Trends Olivia Tharp, WRL Advertising
June 23, 2017 CTDA/ NTCA Insurance Benefits for Members Roundstone Insurance
July 20, 2017 Standing Out from Your Competition: CCTS Certification for Your Sales Staff Donato Pompo, Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants
John Zolman, Miles Distributors, Inc.
July 24, 2017 CTDA/ NTCA Insurance Benefits for Members Roundstone Insurance
August 10, 2017 Closing the Sale Jack Daly, Professional Sales Coach, Inc.
September 21, 2017 Thin Tile Standards Update Noah Chitty, Crossville, Inc.
October 19, 2017 Introduction to new CTDA Member Benefits Rick Church, Executive Director of CTDA
December 21, 2017 Customer Service: What to do when a Customer has a Failure Shawn Mitcham, Technical Services Claims Supervisor, MAPEI

 

2016 Webinars

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Date: Webinar: Presenter(s)
February 9, 2016 The Importance of Benchmarking Reports Al Bates, Profit Planning Group
March 3, 2016 Thin Tile Installations-What to do before and after the truck shows up Dan Marvin, MAPEI
March 24, 2016 Coverings: Designers and Distributors

Alena Capra, Coverings Industry Ambassador
Erin Dalbey, Pan American Ceramic Tile
Linette Langguth, Florida Tile

May 19, 2016 Social Media Shannon Vogel, Creating Your Space
July 19, 2016 How Flat is Flat? Self Levelling for Tile Installations Dan Marvin, MAPEI
September 22, 2016 Building a Marketing Plan for a Distributorship Robin Hawn Rhea, Crossville, Inc.
November 17, 2016: 10 AM CDT ITR Economics Update Alan Beaulieu, ITR Economics
December 8, 2016 11:00 AM CDT Large and Heavy Tile Mortars Jim Whitfield, MAPEI

 

2015 Webinars

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Date: Webinar: Presenter(s):
January 22, 2015 Customer Service Begins Here

Rudy Llerena, George Apakian and Cindy Bell, D&B Tile Distributors

February 26, 2015 Social Media

Shannon Vogel, Creating Your Space

March 5, 2015 Designers & Distributors: Building a Successful Relationship Alena Capra, Coverings Industry Ambassador
May 28, 2015 Designing for Compatibility—Why ‘System Solutions’ make sense for the flooring industry Cris Bierschank, MAPEI
September 24, 2015 Why the move toward ‘product transparency’ for tile installation systems? Cris Bierschank, MAPEI
November 19, 2015 B2B at the Decision Making Point in the Showroom Dancik International

 

2014 Webinars

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Date: Webinar: Presenter(s):
January 23, 2014 TCNA Environmental Classifications - Quantifying Moisture and Temperature Limits for Tile Installations

Cris Bierschank, MAPEI

February 27, 2014 Heated Floors: A New Perspective for Tile and Stone Earl Maicus, Schluter Systems
March 13, 2014 Threats Become Opportunities as the World of Distribution Evolves Jim Gould, Floor Coverings Institute
March 27, 2014 Social Media Shannon Vogel, Creating Your Space
May 27, 2014 How to Get Your Products Specified Michael D. Chambers, MCA Specifications
September 25, 2014 The Evolution of Grouts - Cement-based to Ready-to-Use Cris Bierschank, MAPEI
October 8, 2014 A Bigger Slice - Using Customer Engagement to Increase Sales Ryan Fasan, Tile of SPain Consultant
November 20, 2014 Thin Tile Installations Noah Chitty, Crossville, Inc.
December 16, 2014 Growth Prospects for Ceramic Tile & Stone Products in 2015 Stuart Hirschhorn, Catalina Research Inc.

 

2013 Webinars

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Date: Webinar: Presenter(s):
January 31, 2013 Overcoming the Payroll Challenge Al Bates, Profit Planning Group
February 28, 2013 What is Online Educatoin and What Can it do for You? Donato Pompo, Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants
March 28, 2013 NTCA Membership Recruitment Program Jim Olson, NTCA
May 30, 2013 How Technology is Changing the Way we do Business - Construction & Flooring Industry Cris Bierschank, MAPEI
June 20, 2013 Interior Design and How to Design with Tile Kim Bernard, Walker-Zanger
August 22, 2013

Current Technologies in Care and Maintenance of Natural Stone, Grout and Tile

Fred Jackson, Estudio Group and VanHearron
October 10, 2013 It's All Connected Mitch Dancik, Dancik International
November 21, 2013 ANSI 118.15, the New Standard for Improved Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar Dan Marvin, MAPEI

 

2012 Webinars

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Date: Webinar: Presenter(s):
February 23, 2012 How To Increase Your Sales and Profits From the Green Movement Fred Jackson, Estudio Group
May 24, 2012 B2B Initiatives in the Industry and the Work of fcB2B Mitch Dancik and Pamela Bowe, Dancik International and BOWE Company
June 22, 2012 Barrier Free Shower Installations Earl Maicus, Schluter Systems
July 25, 2012

Green Building and the North American Tile Industry: Past, Present, Future

Bill Griese, TCNA
September 13, 2012 A Profit Plan for a New Era Al Bates, Profit Planning Group
December 12, 2012 What Every Retailer Can Learn From Apple - Follow up from Total Solutions Plus Presentation James Dion

 

2011 Webinars

Click on the following links for more information on each webinar. If there is no link, information has not yet been provided. Please check back closer to the date of the webinar.

Date: Webinar: Presenter(s):
2/08/2011 Why Should I Do Business with Your Company? Why Do Business with You? Jack Daly
4/29/2011 Natural Stone Basics 101 Fred Jackson
5/25/2011 Identifying and Selling to Different Personality Styles Jack Daly

8/18/2011

Connect to Your Customers and Suppliers, Using the Flooring Industry B2B Standards Pamela Bowe & Mitch Dancik
8/23/2011 Sales Contests: Why Do Them, How to Make Them Profitable & Contest Examples That Work Jack Daly
9/30/2011 Green Issues 101 Fred Jackson
10/21/2011 Making Profit a Reality Al Bates

 

2010 Webinars

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Date: Webinar: Presenter(s):
1/15/2010 Bounce Back! Barry Thomsen, Small Business Marketing Ideas
1/19/2010 Understanding Life Cycle Assessments and Their Relation to Tile Bill Griese, TCNA
2/19/2010 Medium Bed Mortars: The Future of Adhesive for Large Format Tile Cris Bierschank, MAPEI
3/19/2010 Team Communication John Tinghitella, Humble Confidence
4/23/2010 Pricing in the New Economy Al Bates, Profit Planning Group
5/21/2010 The Top 40 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do with Google Ted Janusz, Janus Presentations
6/17/2010 From Chaos to Calm: Transform Cluttered Tile Shops into Serene Showrooms Kim Bernard, Walker Zanger
7/15/2010 How Tile is Made Noah Chitty, StonePeak Ceramics
8/19/2010 Sealing & Maintenance 101 for Tile and Stone: What You Need To Know and Why Rod Sigman, Custom Building Products
12/17/2010 Distributor Profitability in The Great Recession Al Bates, Profit Planning Group

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2009 Webinars

*Indicates a CTDA Management Conference Speaker

Date: Webinar: Presenter(s):
1/23/2009 The Mystery of Porcelain Tom Facca, American Olean
2/20/2009 ISO Standards 13007 Cris Bierschank, Mapei
3/20/2009 New Generation Sound Control Products for Hard Surface Flooring Kirby Davis, Laticrete
*4/17/2009 Getting Back to the Good Old Days Al Bates, Profit Planning Group
5/15/2009 Mold Free Tile Installations: Tricks of the Trade Paul Shipp, USG Corporation & the Responsible Solutions to Mold Coalition
6/18/2009 Doing Buisness in Today's Economy: Collections Al Dias, Allied Collection Resourses
*7/16/2009 Greenbuilding: Understanding & Moving into the Green Market Place Jerry Yudelson, Yudelson Associates
*8/21/2009 Minding Your Business from the Front Door to the Back Door Mark Krawczyk, Czyk & Associates
9/25/2009 Causes and Preventions of Ceramic Tile and Stone Failures Donato Pompo, Ceramic Tile & Stone Consultants
10/16/2009 Harness the Power of Social Networking to Promote Your Business Ted Janusz, Janus Presentations
11/20/2009 Driving Business Value in an Uncertain Economy Mark Jordan, VERCOR
Postponed to:
1/19/2010
Understanding Life Cycle Assessments and Their Relation to Tile Bill Griese, TCNA

 

2008 Webinars

Date: Webinar: Presenter(s):
5/16/2008 Recession Issues Al Bates, Profit Planning Group
6/20/2008 Trends and Challenges of Large Format Tile Eric Pucilowski, Laticrete
*7/18/2008 What Exactly is a Good Leader James Dion, Dionco Inc.
*8/15/2008

LEED Certification with Ceramic Tile

LEED Certification with Ceramic Tile - Bonus Package

Howard Pryor, Conestoga Ceramic Tile Dist. Inc.
9/19/2008 Profiting with Ceramic Tile and Stone Mike Ferris Dal-Tile/Mohawk
12/19/2008 Software System Implementation Harold Yarborough, Rudy Llerena & Alex Llerena, D&B Tile Distributors

 

Purchase CTDA Webinars for Your Customers
The CTDA membership committee has come up with another great benefit of membership! In 2009, all CTDA members will be given the opportunity to allow their customers to participate in CTDA webinars. In order to take advantage of this offer each company must purchase the $99 webinar for their company and will then receive a discounted price of $25 for each customer webinar they purchase. In order to take advantage of this opportunity you must register by downloading the hard copy registration form.

Submit Topics of Your Own!
Please contact CTDA Staff with suggestions on future topics, or if you or someone from your company would like to present a CTDA webinar.