The Popcorn Series

The Popcorn 

Brought to you by Tulsa Tech, 36 Degrees North and Prodigy & Co.

The Popcorn Series is a collection of “pop-up” workshops to educate, engage and entertain. The topics range from tactical marketing tips to leadership and organizational strategies to help you accomplish your goals. If you are a small business, a nonprofit, or simply a life-learner, these workshops are for you! 

“Thanks for the work you do in the community. Tulsa Hub has benefited greatly from the wisdom and contacts myself and other staff have achieved through taking these Popcorn series trainings.”

Ren Barger | Founder, Tulsa Hub


Friday, April 16 – Upping Your Zoom Game

Thursday, April 22
– Using SEO to Become the Top Ranked Experty in Your Industry

Thursday, April 29 – Into the Weeds: Cannabis Tax Issues

Friday, April 30 – Creating a Technology Plan for Your Business or Nonprofit


Thursday, May 6 – Developing a Strategic Social Media Plan

Friday, May 21 – Dos and Donts of Grant Writing

Thursday, May 25 – Leading with Dignity


Friday, June 4 – The Art & Science of E-Commerce

Thursday, June 10 – Popcorn Panel: How to Get PR

Tuesday, June 15 – Streamline Your Marketing with Canva

Thursday, June 24 – How to Build a Profitable Online Course


Friday, April 16

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Presenter: Marcy Luter – Meridian Tech

Upping Your Zoom Game

Are the Zoom meetings you’re part of feeling a little tired and boring?  This session will help!  Virtual meetings can be just as engaging and effective as face-to-face settings, but the trick is to make those sessions participant-centered. In this workshop you will learn how to engage your virtual audience right from the start, hold their attention, and deliver the messages you need to share succinctly and efficiently.

It will also cover a variety of free and low-cost polling, games and chat tools; offer strategies for asking and answering questions on live webinars; and explore a framework for participant-centered focus for your virtual events.

Led by Marcy Luter, Project Manager, Workforce Development Team at Meridian Technology Center where she works with businesses and organizations of all kinds to meet their goals through training and other educational opportunities for their greatest asset…their human resources. Her areas of expertise include personal effectiveness and time management, playing to your strengths, communication skills, and team dynamics.

Thursday, April 22

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Presenter: Bri Seely – Google’s #1 Entrepreneur Coach

Hybrid event with limited in-person seating at 36 Degrees North along with virtual access via Zoom.

Using SEO to Become a Top Ranked Expert in Your Field

Does SEO seem confusing and overwhelming? It can be, but there are some easy ways you can begin to incorporate a basic SEO strategy into your business. These small changes will continue to provide impact and ROI to your business for decades to come.

Presenter Bri Seely became the top ranked ‘Entrepreneur Coach’ on Google in 2019, just a few years after she began to utilize the same strategies she will cover in this workshop, including:

  1. Why SEO is the most underutilized tool for entrepreneurs and how you can capitalize on it,
  2. The top three elements to consider for your SEO strategy, and
  3. Step-by-step SEO demonstration/tutorial for you to duplicate on your website.

Led by Google’s #1 Entrepreneur Coach, Bri Seeley, who helps entrepreneurs create long-term, sustainable and scalable success… on their terms! Bri distills her 14-years of real-world experience into digestible, tangible tools to help entrepreneurs thrive and profit. Bri is a 2020 Stevie Award winner for both Coach and Woman of the Year, a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, and author of the best-selling Permission to Leap. Her expertise has been featured in over 50 press outlets and hundreds of podcasts.

Thursday, April 29

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Presenter: Ryan Milam – Polston Tax

Hybrid event with limited in-person seating at 36 Degrees North along with virtual access via Zoom.

Into the Weeds: Cannabis Tax Issues

The cannabis industry presents unique challenges to business owners when it comes to managing finances, accounting and taxes. Navigating changing state and federal regulations and maintaining compliance with the IRS tax code can be a daunting task in such a highly-regulated industry.  

This workshop will cover the basics of cannabis accounting, why it is important and the audit risks involved with this industry. He will also cover the history of Section 280E of the IRS tax code and specific case law concerning the unique industry to help you better protect yourself as you build your business.

Led by Ryan Milam, lifelong Oklahoman and Tax Strategist and Enrolled Agent with Polston Tax where his job is to utilize IRS-approved and court-tested advanced tax reduction strategies to help clients save money on their taxes year after year. 

Friday, April 30

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Presenter: Lawrence MacAlpine – Technology Consultant

Hybrid event with limited in-person seating at 36 Degrees North along with virtual access via Zoom.

The Technology Roadmap Your Business or Nonprofit Needs

In the early stages of your business or nonprofit, your “systems” (if you can call them that) typically consist of accounting software and lots of spreadsheets and documents. But you know that as you grow, that isn’t sustainable. This workshop will help you determine what technology and systems you need as you grow your business or nonprofit.

Led by Lawrence MacAlpine technology consultant working with startup and nonprofit CEOs to develop technology roadmaps and solutions.

Thursday, May 6

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Presenter: Tara Moses

Hybrid event with limited in-person seating at 36 Degrees North along with virtual access via Zoom.

Developing a Strategic Social Media Plan 

You have a Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, but how do you get people to engage with your business? In this active workshop, participants will generate their own social media strategic plan to take back to the office and immediately implement. Come prepared with your business or organization’s social media goals! 

Led by Tara Moses (she/her), the Marketing and Capabilities Director and Senior Grant Writer at Sharpshooter Communications and co-Founder of Groundwater Arts.

Tuesday, May 25

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Presenter: Jane Mudgett

Hybrid event with limited in-person seating at 36 Degrees North along with virtual access via Zoom.

Leading with Dignity

We are born with our dignity intact.  From this moment forward, we are surrounded by people and a world that will support and acknowledge us.  We are also surrounded by people and a world that challenges and violates our dignity.  As adults, we are continually balancing our instinct of self-preservation with connecting and getting along with others.  We’re on a seesaw of sorts, but we’re sitting on both sides, so we get to control the balancing act.

Join us to learn more about:

  • Honoring our own and other’s dignity
  • Defending your dignity with humanity
  • How to give and receive feedback
  • How to resolve conflict
  • Taking responsibility for challenging the dignity of others
  • Applying dignity knowledge to ourselves, to others and to something greater than ourselves

Get ready for participation and interaction, as well as a complementary follow-up workshop.

Led by Jane Mudgett, who after executive positions in four industries, puts her experience to work as a Leadership Coach, Author, Trainer and Presenter.

Friday, June 4

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Presenter: Yobana Ruiz – Ole PR & Marketing

Hybrid event with limited in-person seating at 36 Degrees North along with virtual access via Zoom.

The Art & Science of

Did you know there is a way to sell physical products or services with lower overhead or operational costs? It’s e-commerce. 

E-commerce can help your business cut down on logistics and other expenses such as office costs, storage, and even employees. E-commerce even allows you to sell your products from the Bahamas if you really wanted to. 

In this workshop we will cover the process of how to set up your online store to start booking clients or selling your products online—it’s not as complicated as you might think. We will cover tools, strategies, and give you a checklist so you can be fully ready to launch!

Led by Yobana Ruiz, Founder & CEO of Olé Marketing, and head of marketing for Oklahoma’s largest Hispanic grocery store chain, Supermercados Morelos.

Previous workshops have included:

Engaging Your Followers: Social Media for Nonprofits
(Jeff Martin – Philbrook)
Digital Advertising
(Xavier Beasley – Inspire Vision)
Canva 101 (Beth Macias – SunBranch Marketing)
Working with Diverse Teams 
(Cynthia Townsend – Ideas Knowledge Strategies Consulting)
Podcasting 101 (Will Retherford – Citizens of Sound)
Pricing Your Services (Jessica Kinsey – Prodigy & Co)
Pinterest for Business
(Kersten Anderson – Speakeasy Market Strategies)

Creating Margin & Reducing Overwhelm
(Kirby Andersen)
How to Develop Online Offers (Jessica Kinsey – Prodigy & Co)
Advocacy for Nonprofits (Oklahoma Policy Institute)
Building Your Digital Presence
(Meg Weinkauf – The Faithful Leader)
Sales for Small Businesses & Nonprofits (James Pesche)
Email Marketing 101 (Jessica Kinsey – Prodigy & Co)
Getting Government Contracts (Tulsa Tech)
Words Matter: Using Inclusive Language in Your Workplace
(Linda Jenkins & Aba Hammond)

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