Not to short change fund raising, but the toughest goal to meet for this year is registration/attendance if we’re going to hit our 20% growth target. No, it’s not all about numbers, but our stance is that we’d like to deliver as much learning as possible – both to do good and to leverage our […]Read more "Building the SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan–Part 3"
I tend to be amused when I run into something that causes me stress because I like to think – foolishly – that I’ve learned to manage stress and even avoid it by dealing with the underlying source of the stress. Last week I was in a meeting for 3-1/2 days. More workshop than meeting. […]Read more "A New Stressor"
Our attendance number for last year was 285, so we’re going to aim for increasing that by 20% to 342. Our registration count was 343, so we’ll need to increase that by at least 20% as well to get the corresponding gain in attendees – I’m going to round that up and say that our […]Read more "Building the SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan–Part 2"
I’ve committed to presenting but haven’t decided on the presentation yet. It will probably be a remote presentation because it’s a bit of a drive from my home to Clearwater, but then again I like Clearwater Beach so it might turn into a mid week mini vacation trip. We’ll see.Read more "Speaking At the Pinellas SQL Group on August 18, 2014"
I saw this write up about Aaron Sorkin and the writing on Newsroom just after posting Blogging-Write More and found the part about meeting a weekly deadline for a series interesting – hugely paraphrased he says that you have to write it and let it go, there just isn’t time for perfection. If you think […]Read more "Sorkin On Writing"
Yesterday I submitted a new question of the day based on the best idea generator you can find – something that went wrong at work. It had the added merit of having an error message that didn’t clearly state the problem. Once you have the problem and the answer then it’s just a matter of […]Read more "Another Question Of the Day"
Blogging isn’t easy. You have to come up with a topic, write about it, and then release it for the world to see. That’s three kinds of pressure. Now most of us don’t have hundreds or thousands of readers, but the pressure is still there, and it can lead to the trap of not writing. […]Read more "Blogging-Write More"
Same room but different seating arrangement. Instead of separate table pushed some together, used the space better and more a feeling of being in a meeting and less of “islands” My first presentation on learning went well for a first time out. Hard to tell if it hit home or not. Second presentation on credit […]Read more "Notes From The April 2014 oPASS Meeting"
I’m presenting tonight at oPASS, two presentations worth! If you’re in Orlando I hope you’ll attend, details at http://orlando.sqlpass.org/.Read more "oPASS Tonight! (April 17, 2014)"
Kevin Kline is speaking at MagicPASS tonight – on two topics! If you’re in the Orlando area I hope you’ll try to attend – Kevin is a top notch speaker, you won’t be disappointed.Read more "Kevin Kline at MagicPASS Tonight (April 16, 2014)"