Saturday, November 19, 2011

Day 6 IT Nation

I am tired and ready to be home. Poor Jen being home all week making all that needs to happen at home get done. (I am told that Jersey has torn up part of my drip system so that is good to look forward to)

I have this great view out of my window however I have been outside a total of 20 minutes since getting here. I am told it has been in the 80's and nice.

I attended a forum on Mobility and it is clear that this is a game changer. The question is where do we fit. That is yet to see. However there is not doubt that we are only getting started. After seeing my dad get an Android phone and liking it that is will be huge.

I got a chance to catch up with Mike Fafinski from Syand It feels like it has been forever since we have really spoke. We have both been super busy and traveling.

So I started IT nation presenting at the first breakout and ended with the last. Still have a packed room and I have to admit I nailed it. Lots of great feedback and I have had tons of people connecting with me.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Day 5 IT Nation

Had an incredible Keynote presentation from Daniel Burrus. He wrote Flash Foresight if your in the technology business or simply want to see what is ahead for technology this is a great book. I would suggest starting at page 41. (Yea, I am not all the way through the book, but have a good start with all the travel time) Daniel really gave an entertaining presentation and gave a great way of projecting what is coming. It is not guessing rather taking known information and applying it. It is a must read.

I then presented at 1:00 and had a full room. Many comments were made like "Best I have seen at IT Nation" and one of the marketing people from ConnectWise ask for my card and stated that they wanted to do something different next year and believed my unique content would be a great direction for that.

My sessions were recorded so once my good friend Aaron Booker from Varvid gets done producing the video I will post the link.

Then a good dinner and drinks (Maybe not in that order) with friends.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Day 4 Orlando

Finished up the HTG3 group today. We went off agenda and instead of breaking up sales and the rest of the group we stayed all together. If I was to go back in time, I would not do this again. We had over 30 people in the room and this was way too many strong personalities. We did manage to have a productive meeting, I just feel that it could have been more productive (In fact double the productivity) if we would have had two rooms. Hey, live and learn.

Ended the evening with the NTS guys who recently lost their leader Scott suddenly. They are working to ensure they have the right mix of sales and products. I was involved in a SWOT of their company in 2010. I wish the best to them to build the future. This just shows the importance of a disaster plan for you personally.

We then went straight from HTG to IT Nation. That is the ConnectWise annual conference. They do CRM software for IT companies. I will be speaking at this conference over the next couple of days. What a great start to the meeting catching up with my friend Raja from London, Fuzzy from Australia and many others.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Day 3 in Orlando

The first day of the new HTG 3-30 group. The meeting started tentative. New personalities and we spend most of the day getting to know everyone. By the end of the day things started to gel. While definitely not the synergy of the old group we definitely made progress.

We had a lunch presentation that was n impressive. Information that was repetitive, very basic and low in value.

Ending the day with a great dinner out

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day 2 in Orlando

A full day of HTG Facilitation training. We really got some great training from Dr. Larry Little. From handling difficult situations to making people participate more. It was a full day. Plus I get to spend a day with some great guys that also facilitate.

I then got to spend time with SonicWall and an evening of fun with everyone at the bar.