Presentation Tools Hackathon

Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Microsoft Oy, Keilalahdentie 2-4, Espoo

This time we will meet to learn tips and tricks about presentation tools and technologies.

The event will be in hackathon format: First a lesson about what you should know, then hands-on hacking.

In this hackathon, you’ll learn…
– how to leverage PowerPoint in a sales meeting to your benefit, instead of chaining you down
– tools to significantly speed up how you make ppt slides
– that making slides can be quick, easy and most of all, FUN.

Facilitated by Miika Karppinen, who is the main organizer behind Talk The Talk 2018, the program initiated by Slush to find & coach Finland’s next speaker superstars. Having coached TEDx speakers, Speakersforum keynote speakers, top-level executives and young professionals alike, Miika has a soft spot for beautiful visuals that bring your message to life, instead of draining your audience of it.

Please bring your own laptop if possible!

Remember to arrive latest by 16:45 as the office reception will be closed and the doors locked.



Software Sales Meetup


Time: 7th March 5pm to 7pm

Location: Ambientia Oy, Vuorikatu 16 A, Helsinki


1. Jan Ropponen

Key differences in won and lost opportunities – Succeeding in opportunity management


2. Elba Horta 

Business Model Canvas for Sales People: How to get customers and partners by articulating the strategy and sustainability of your business model

Selling to C-level executives or top managers is different form selling to technical influencers. They are not looking for technical features but for whether your company can live long term, can disrupt the market, can save them money, make them money, etc. All salespeople, including sales engineers must be able to explain their company’s business models and what is so great about them to help the sales effort.

Register HERE 



Account Based Marketing meetup, 29th August 2017

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Account Based Marketing meetup

How to integrate marketing to sales process? Account or even deal based? Sales Engineering Finland is hosting Account Based Marketing event together with Micromedia.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 4 pm – 6 pm

Micromedia Oy (Bulevardi 21)

Preliminary agenda:

1. Strategic ABM deployment, and applying the same principles to deals

Mervi Virkajärvi, Senior Marketing Manager, Account Based Marketing Nordics at Fujitsu. ITSMA ABM Certified. Winner of B2B Marketing Awards in London 2012.

2.  Experiences, results and lessons learned

Timo Häkkinen, CEO Micromedia

3.  How to test ABM with minimum viable campaign

Timo Sorri, Founder and CEO at Havain Oy. Blog: Twitter: Timo_havain





Sales Fundamentals for Technical Specialists

Sales Fundamentals for Technical Specialists is now available in English at

World Economic Forum’s 2016 research The Future of Jobs found out that emerging job category of specialized sales representatives is expected to become critically important by the year 2020.

“.. as practically every industry will need to become skilled in commercializing and explaining their offerings to business or government clients and consumers, whether due to the innovative technical nature of the products themselves, due to their being targeted at new client types with which the company is not yet familiar, or both.”

As an example in IT industry automation and cloud services are cutting down the need for manual system administration. At the same time big share of large development projects and R&D can be outsourced to low cost countries. What is left for western IT workforce is agile co-creation, identifying and solving customers’ business issues in close collaboration with the customer.

This requires sales skills. However technical specialists are not traditionally trained in sales skills, while traditional communications training is missing commercial side, how technical features are turned into customer benefit and communicated in a way that makes the sale.

Sales Fundamentals for Technical Specialist fills the gap. It explains how technical specialists can provide value in the sales process and in general how learn the basic sales and influencing skills. These skills are crucial whether you are selling yourself or your ideas in inside your own organisation or to the customer.

The book includes interviews from the world leading sales engineer trainer John Care, top 100 social selling influencer Sani Leino, leadership communications expert, TED/TEDx speaker trainer John Bates, presentation consultant and coach Timo Sorri and negotiation trainer Taina Närhi.

Janne V. Korhonen has been working in technical sales roles within multiple organisation in IT industry for over last 10 years. He has found Sales Engineering Finland, world’s first and largest meetup group focusing on technical sales and marketing. In Sales Fundamentals for Technical Specialists he has been able to summarise sales fundamental in a easily consumable way for technical specialists.

Get your copy now from Amazon!