Saturday, May 14, 2011

Traveling in Mo.

Traveled down to Springfield Mo, just a short 7 hour drive. Anyway we were in need of gas and stopped in the middle of no where Mo. It was a large truck stop like place and I could not get the Debit card to take at the pump. Then I tried the Credit card. No luck. Finially I went to the attendant and they said they were having the same problem. The statement was "It is the weather" It was cloudy, light rain at best? Great customer service!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Day 3 First day of HTG3 meeting in Dallas

Once again, Facilitation is one of the most difficult things I do. This day started out particularly challenging. First of all the morning HTG all presentation ran over by 10 min or so. Then our room is located on the 18th floor. With only a few elevators, it took the members about 10 min to get up to the room. (A few took the stairs, yes 18 floors, I doubt that Ricky will do that again) So all in all we started 20 min late, then I did not leave enough time in the agenda to meet the new member Mark Joseph from Advanticom a great addition to the group from east coast.

We did manage to get through most of the agenda for the first day. Day 2 should be interesting.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Day 2 on delay

Tried to sleep in an additional hour today. Unfortunately the Elevator noise in my room solved that starting at 5 AM. Had a solid day of training from marketing to cloud and more. Jonathan (From Marco)and I gave a solid presentation on Sales Management. Lots of great feedback and more. That evening there was an awards presentation. It is amazing how HTG3 really is strung through out the IT industry. Tomorrow starts the first day of our PEER Meeting. Should be fun.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Day 1 (On delay)

A great start to HTG in Dallas. Still raining. We had some facilitator training that was good. I always get new ideas just sitting in the room with the other facilitators. The one clear lesson is when members of your group have a problem with the group or other members do not take that feedback as an individual. Rather the person bringing you the information must take it to the group. Otherwise you are the middle person and most likely the bad person.