There are a lot of reasons as to why you would want to speak at a conference. It could be community interest, building your brand or trying to get your product known across the audience. Perhaps you are trying to recruit people for your company.
Technology evolves fast. Faster than we could have ever imagined. As tech continues to grow, different sectors within get bigger — and move farther apart. This isn’t the only side effect of continuous growth: software becomes more complicated by the day.
As you begin to build relationships with your members, and as you see them more frequent, take the time to find out what they have happening in their lives away from work and the user group. We all enjoy sharing personal stories about any milestones we might have reached or awards we might have won.
This week is VMworld, which is taking place in San Francisco. It’s good to be back at the Moscone center, but I will miss Las Vegas as I always seem to reach my step goal of over 10,000 steps per day. VMworld has been away from San Francisco for a while because of construction to the Moscone center.
You’ve done your best through the year scheduling meetings, some years you have a minimum of four meetings and some years you’ve had seven, eight or maybe ten meetings (BTW there is no right or wrong answer in how many meetings should you have).