It’s Saturday a week out and I’m trying to finish up messages for the week. A lot to send this week. Monday messages to the registered and not-registered list, one more lunch reminder, three sponsor email blasts, a big Friday reminder with lots of notes, and a Saturday morning “don’t forget and it’s ok to […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan-Part 45"
Ever since SQLSaturday #1 our venue has been Seminole State College (Seminole Community College back then), provided graciously and perhaps more importantly, at no charge. Finding a venue is a big deal when it comes to planning an event and finding one that’s free, that’s harder! Putting a bunch of IT people on their campus […]Read more "The Student To IT Pro Seminar We’re Doing at SQLSaturday Orlando"
More notes: Registration at 520. Not as big a bump this week as we expected, probably due to the message going out to the unregistered list Tuesday late afternoon, but equally possibly that we’re reached the ones that plan to go. I’m tempted to email again this week, but I think that’s too much. We’ll […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan-Part 44"
A friend recently asked me about my involvement with PASS, and that lead to the two questions in the title. Why do I support PASS? Why do I criticize PASS? And there is one more that goes with it, do I balance criticism with praise? Interesting stuff. First, for those who don’t know me, a […]Read more "Why I Support PASS & Why I Criticize PASS"
I’ve got most of the messages up through Sep 27th drafted. Still need to tweak a couple, but close to done. Two messages going out tomorrow, one to the registered list and one to the – wait, yes – the unregistered list, then one on Wed for a call for volunteers We’re at 502 after […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan-Part 43"
We’ve just wrapped up the interviews and I wanted to jot down a few thoughts on what I’ve seen from using the process that we have today: The time requirement for the NomCom members seems reasonable We still have a lot of work on explaining the “why” of the tasks so that we get year […]Read more "Thoughts On the NomCom Process"
Reg count at 479. Looking very good for hitting 500! First sponsor sent out a geo-targeted message for us, another one working on it, more to go. We wrote a ‘suggested’ message to decrease the friction. First vendor even sent back open rates on the email! Karla/Shawn dropped in at ONETUG meeting last night to […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan-Part 42"
Ah, an interesting week for registrations. We’ve jumped to 426 registered, making my goal of 500 doable. The jump is in part due to timing, in part due to only having mailed to the “already registered” list only last week (a goof on my part). This week we’ll have two messages going on, one to […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan-Part 41"
I wrote Titles Matter – Part 2 based on lessons learned the hard way not long ago. Titles matter because they help the rest of the team understand where you fit in. Titles are the ultimate elevator pitch – this is what I do. I was pleased to see one comment where someone changed their […]Read more "SSC Editorial-Titles Matter – Part 2"
Last week we were at 332, this morning at about the same time we’re at 356. Not bad for a week that included Labor Day. Chart makes it look a little worse than it is, it shows the actual against the goal for the next report period. Here’s the last 4 weeks of […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan-Part 40"