Office Hours

Free advice weekly from agency expert Karl Sakas

What are
office hours?

Got a quick question about running your marketing agency, looking for career advice, interested in volunteering with AMA Triangle, or just want to say hello? Inspired by Beck Tench‘s office hours, I hold weekly Office Hours [nearly] every Tuesday in Raleigh (and other times in other cities).

I’m available 11:30am-12:30pm on Tuesdays at Videri Chocolate Factory (327 W. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601), apart from a few “blackout dates.” Anything we discuss is confidential—apart from our being in a public space, of course.

Why I Share Free Advice at Office Hours

Why do I do Office Hours? Having a standing one-hour block each week helps me fit more face-to-face meetings into my schedule. I’d love to meet you!

There’s no charge—my Office Hours are free for you. Office Hours aren’t a substitute for an in-depth Sakas & Company consulting project or coaching session, of course—but buy a cup of Stumptown coffee, hot or iced chocolate, or cocoa-nib tea from Videri’s coffee counter and let’s chat!

How to Sign Up (or Show Up)

I recommend emailing ahead of time to reserve a spot, since I’m often booked 1-2 weeks in advance. You’re welcome to reserve a 30- or 60-minute block (between 11:30am and 12:30pm).

Otherwise, Office Hours are first-come, first-served.

If you’re visiting from out of town, tweet me at @KarlSakas or call/text me at 919-410-6224 to double-check ahead of time, just in case (I may have an occasional unexpected conflict beyond what’s listed above, or a client call may have run long)

Parking & Directions in Raleigh

Set your GPS for 327 W. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601. There’s free parking in the adjacent lot—no need to pay for on-street parking.

Drive under the metal crane at the entrance and let the parking attendant know you’re going to Videri.

Blackout Dates in 2017

Note: I will NOT be doing Office Hours in Raleigh these Tuesdays in 2017:

  • January 31st (speaking at HUG17)
  • February 14th (speaking at AMA Columbia)
  • February 28th (High Five Conference)
  • March 14th (speaking travel)
  • March 21st (birthday)
  • May 16th (Raleigh SEO Meetup Conference)
  • May 23rd (CXps Conference)
  • June 20th (business travel)
  • July 4th (holiday)
  • July 11th (National Speakers Association [NSA] Conference)
  • July 25th (vacation)
  • September 5th (Content Marketing World)
  • September 12th (personal conflict)
  • September 19th (business travel)
  • September 26th (INBOUND)
  • October 10th (SoDA Academy)
  • December 26th (vacation)

See you soon!