Win 50 free books and a private webinar for your company

Individuals from large organizations constantly tell me how difficult changing their company’s meeting culture can seem.

Well, I’d like to help.

I’m holding a contest, and the winner will get 50 free hardcover copies of my bestselling book, Read This Before Our Next Meeting, and an exclusive private webinar for your company, to help you spark a Modern Meetings movement.

As a professional speaker, I normally charge $15,000 – $18,000 for speeches to companies, but of course, there’s no cost for this presentation.

Anyone can enter. I don’t care if you’re a C-level executive or an employee on the front lines. What’s important is that you’re enthusiastic about provoking change at your organization.

I’ve held this contest in the past, and as a result have given webinars for organizations such as Hewlett Packard, AkzoNobel, Nokia and Abbott Laboratories.

Many thanks to our exclusive sponsor for leading the way in mobile meeting solutions:


Here’s what just a few of the past contest winners had to say:

I had the opportunity to host Al Pittampalli for an exclusive webinar at Starbucks HQ and it was fantastic. Nearly 50 people attended live in the building and about 100 participated online. Setting up the webinar was easy and Al did a great job connecting with me beforehand to discuss specifics to ensure the webinar was value-added. My organization was supportive of my efforts and even assisted in getting the appropriate approvals in order to market the webinar to our large audience. We even had partners (aka employees) dial in from Europe. Attendees have had nothing but great things to say about the webinar and random participants have even sought me out to brag about broken meetings they’ve opted out of. We’re beginning to think differently about meetings and I think the benefits of the webinar are only beginning to be realized. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be a change agent and help bring the Modern Meeting Standard to Starbucks. It’s definitely put me on the radar in a positive way. Now I’m “that meeting guy”.

- KC Procter, Data Admin, Starbucks

Great job with the webinar. I have gotten a few comments already all positive. Top 2 so far: I don’t disagree with a thing he says. Seems too obvious why can’t we make it happen here. Thanks again!

- Geoff White, AkzoNobel, R&D Manager

Al’s presentation was very interesting and thought-provoking. The webinar participants were attentive and engaged, and I even had a conversation with three of my staff about 30 minutes after the webinar about how we can better improve the way we do business. I highly recommend the book and the webinar! You will think about meetings in an entirely different way!

- Daryl Delabbio, Controller, Kent County Michigan


One eligibility requirement.

This contest is for bigger organizations (with at least 5,000 employees).

Sorry to the smaller guys, but I’ve found that bigger companies are the ones that need the most help, and benefit the most from these webinars.

Here’s how to enter:

Click HERE and fill out the contest application form

(UPDATE: If you can’t access the original form, sorry: Click HERE.)

Submissions officially close at the end of this week Friday, February 24th @ 5PM EST.

Better hurry. I’ll probably stop considering entries once a certain number come in.

I’ll select 1 winner (or more depending on how good the entries are) based purely on my own subjective and arbitrary judgment.

If you’ve won, you’ll get an e-mail from me directly. Sorry in advance, I won’t be able to get back to everyone, just the winners.

Scared to enter?

Provoking change is always scary, especially if you feel like you don’t have the authority. But you do. And what I’ve found without exception is that even the most conservative organizations embrace initiatives like this (and the people that initiate them), because of the value they deliver.

If you win, I promise I’ll do my best to make you look like a superstar to your company and your colleagues.

Still scared?

This contest isn’t for you.

If you are ready to lead…

Click HERE for the contest application form

(UPDATE: If you can’t access the original form, sorry: Click HERE.)

Good luck.