Later this week I’m flying to Seattle for a couple of conferences. One of them is a public conference called MVP Nation. Organised by SMB maestro Harry Brelsford, this even will link together MVPs, The community and vendors across a variety of topics. You can find out more here
I’m involved in 3 sessions there across a number of “How To” topics and I’m really looking forward to it.
HT2: How To Be A Speaker/Trainer Who Excites Audiences And Exceeds Expectations
Successfully stand and deliver impactful presentations that fully deliver on your presentation potential. Learn how to promise upfront what you’ll say, say it and then confirm that you’ve kept your promise. Audience engagement is a function of credible content, trust and delivery. Think of this as “Toastmasters” for MVPs and other potential speakers.
Kevin Royalty | Matt Makowicz | Wayne Small
HT6: How To Work With Vendors, OEMs, ISVs!
Amy, Andy, Wayne, Greg and Julian are all successful communicators. As VAR’s Amy, Andy and Wayne have worked closely with vendors to produce extraordinary results for their clients and the user base of the vendor’s products. As Vendors, Hewlett Packard and GFI have engaged MVP’s and partners at very deep levels in their company to help drive the direction of product development. Why do they invest their time do to this? How can you as an MVP or IT Pro have meaningful influence with your vendors? How can vendors engage MVPs and partners in a way that creates positive results for the product line? In this panel session the secret to successful vendor/partner relationships will be revealed and examples provided on how these great communicators get value for themselves, for the community and for their companies by investing the time to build a two-way street of open communication.
Amy Babinchak | Andy Goodman | Greg Starks | Julian Waits | Wayne Small
HT9: How To Work With Other MVP Product Groups
Remember that the intent of MVP Nation focuses on helping MVPs become better MVPs. This impactful session focuses on connecting different MVP product groups to work together. Historically, MVPs received their award for one product area. Many MVPs are unaware of the other MVP groups and how to reach out and connect with these groups. Simply stated – we’re better together and the reality is that Microsoft solutions now cross several product stacks.