VMUG Playbook: Honour and Recognize Members

This is the seventh and final post in my series of developing your user group. In my previous post, I shared how keeping your members engaged and informed between meetings will make them feel connected and eager to stay involved. My seven-part series on developing your user group; VMUG Playbook:…

VMUG Playbook: Connecting Out of The Routine Schedule

This is the sixth post in my series of developing your user group. In my previous post I shared with you how to work with your sponsors and help them fine tune their message so it can be relevant and the most impactful to your audience. My seven part series…

VMUG Playbook: Helping Members Get the Most From Sponsors

This is the fifth post in my series of developing your user group. In my previous post I share with you how to get meeting logistics right and that being consistent with meeting location and timing will build habits in your user group and help with growth. My seven part…

VMUG Playbook: Get Meeting Logistics Right

This is the fourth post in my series of developing your user group. In my previous post, I shared how scheduling your user group is only have half the fun, the real work starts when you begin promoting your meetings. My seven part series on developing your user group; VMUG…

VMUG Playbook: Promoting your User Group Meeting

This is the third post in my series of developing your user group. In my previous post, I shared why not make it so memorable for the guest speaker that when they leave they become your evangelist. My seven part series on developing your user group; VMUG Playbook: Relationship is…

VMUG Playbook: Make it Memorable for the Guest Speaker

This is the second post in my series of developing your user group. In my previous post, I shared how starting a user group is hard but building relationships with your members and going beyond “faces in seat’s” with fuel your growth. My seven part series…

VMUG Playbook: Relationship is Everything

I was the Toronto VMware user group (VMUG) leader from 2010 till about 2017/18 and over time, along with Mike Preston and Eric Wright we developed the Toronto VMUG into a community of deep connections, spirited community discussions and above all a place where people came to learn and…

Toronto VMUG User Conference – Recap – Thank YOU!

A big Thank You to everyone that attended the Toronto VMUG User Conference! We had a fantastic time connecting, sharing and engaging with everyone in the community. This year we hit record numbers and the early feedback was that we hit on all the right topic areas. The team really…