BackTalk Toastmasters Club meeting, 7 to 9 p.m., Brooksby Village, MacIntosh Building, 100 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. Learn how to speak and communicate with confidence by practicing in a supportive environment. 978-587-3874 or email@example.com. Group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month.
Thursday, March 21
Internet Marketing, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Proven online strategies can help launch a company’s Web presence, email newsletters or blog, and help sell goods and services online. Learn how to track marketing and sales progress through Web analytics. Workshop will touch on natural and paid search engine marketing, developing keywords, shopping carts, Web graphics, and building an email list to reach the target market. Speaker: Carol Sanger, The Web Division. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.
Friday, March 22
128 Venture North Breakfast: Piranha Pond, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Entrepreneurs seeking funding have a five-minute opportunity to persuade a panel of investors to invest in their company. Investors ask questions and provide feedback to presenters. $50 application fee to present; $25 for entrepreneurs and management candidates; $35 for investors and service providers. Open to the public. For an application form and entrepreneur guidelines, visit www.piranhapond.com. Panelists will also be posted on the site.
Saturday, March 23
Institute for Trustees Conference, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pingree School, 537 Highland St., Hamilton. All-day conference for board members and executive directors of nonprofit organizations. Institute features 21 workshop sessions; keynote presentation by Bill Cummings, president of the Cummings Foundation; networking lunch; one-on-one sessions with senior consultants; and more. $100 per person for registrations before March 8, $110 per person after that. Scholarships available. www.eccf.org/ift2013.
Tuesday, march 26
How to create multimedia that sells, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Engage clients, fans and followers with great photos and videos. Learn the do’s and don’ts of using multimedia and how to develop a visual message and mission. Workshop will also discuss the types of camera gear needed and what is available in the way of free and easy-to-use software programs. Speaker: Julio Chuy, multimedia storyteller. Co-sponsored by Massachusetts Small Business Development Center. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.