Presentation on theme: "APCUG 2013 Spring Virtual Technology Conference Tips for Getting Presentations for Your Group Judy Taylour, President SCV Computer Club Chair, APCUG Board."— Presentation transcript:
APCUG 2013 Spring Virtual Technology Conference Tips for Getting Presentations for Your Group Judy Taylour, President SCV Computer Club Chair, APCUG Board of Advisors Jtaylour (at) apcug (dot) org
Program Chair JD Find presenters for 12 meetings / yr What about the groups that meet each week or twice a month? Need ability to find presentations that the majority of members ‘like’ Is this the most difficult & time-consuming position in your group?
Looking for Presenters Hard to Find Difficult to get them to present It’s like a sales call to (#) of people at the meeting – all at one time Are they new to user groups? Sell the concept Newsletters are shared
Looking for Presenters Members see a presentation and talk to others about what they learned Friends, relatives, complete strangers Many are teachers & share with students We can become their evangelists
Vendors are your Guests Be considerate Guests at your meeting Treat them as you would guests in your home Invite to dinner pre-meeting / post- meeting PIG-SIG
Vendors are your Guests Bottle of cold water on table Presenter first General meeting after Have your tech crew assist presenter in setting up his / her equipment Make sure help is available at end of meeting
Vendors are your Guests DO NOT inflate attendance #s Group’s level of experience Look for products your members will use Promote products in your newsletter
Be Kind to Your Vendors After presentation confirmation… Send packet of info at least a month in advance
Be Kind to Your Vendors Let them know when they should arrive Overview of what happens at your meeting Website address Directions / map Local hotel information
Be Kind to Your Vendors Club equipment Exchange cell phone #s Ask how they want to handle questions During the presentation At the end
Be Kind to Your Vendors Are there any handouts that need to be copied Can the group get a copy of the presentation to post somewhere?
Be Kind to Your Vendors Help vendors be successful ROI – Is the vendor selling product? It’s how they make their living Airfare Hotel Rental Car Food
Be Kind to Your Vendors Have a table reserved for the vendor to sell their product(s) Do they need a member to help? Promote buying opportunity to members & in PR
Be Kind to Your Vendors Will they provide a UG discount? Product for door prizes? Include in media release Follow-up – Follow-up – Follow-up
Be Kind to Your Vendors Public Relations Cross Advertise Presentation info in newsletter Meeting recap in newsletter / pic Presenter can give to supervisor to show UGs appreciate their support
Be Kind to Your Vendors Thanks to presenters on website Recap / pic / link Give presenter a Thank You certificate / club T-shirt / coffee mug, etc.
Follow-up with a thank you e-mail Send an e-mail to the speaker’s boss with thanks for a great meeting, informative presentation, etc. etc.
September Meeting National Disaster Preparedness Month Red Cross City Disaster Preparedness Department Fire Department
October Meeting National Cyber Security Month Cyber Crime/Cyber War/Cyber Terrorism – Ira Wilsker firstname.lastname@example.org Avast! – Bob Gostischa email@example.com ID Theft – Hewie Poplock Hewie@hewienet.com
October Meeting FBI – local office Police Department
In Your Neighborhood Big Box Office Stores Staples Office Max Office Depot Get to know the store manager Get to know the tech support people
In Your Neighborhood Big Box Stores Best Buy Costco Frys Micro Center ???? In your area
In Your Neighborhood Camera store Genealogy club Mormon LDS Genealogy Astronomy club Mac group Linux group
In Your Neighborhood Robotics club City webmaster Local radio station webmaster Verizon / AT&T, etc. Dentistry, audiology, medical technology Chiropractor - Ergonomics
In Your Neighborhood Airport technology TV weather people Home Security (Time Warner) Sheriff’s Department website (your local cop shop) District Attorney’s office Online Banking
In Your Neighborhood Car Dealer = car technology AAA – ID Theft Monitoring Costco USPS
In Your Neighborhood Library - “They aren't the same OLD LIBRARIES ANY MORE” Learn more about Library resources accessible from the comfort of your own home. Topics include eBooks, eMagazines, streaming music and more.
In Your Neighborhood eBooks eAudiobooks eVideos eMusic Does your library offer digital magazines from Zinio? Check their website or call them
In-house Presentations PUSH articles Ira Wilsker’s articles Get to know groups in your area Share member presenters User Groups Helping User Groups
Get Members Involved Freebies on the Web Favorite Gadgets Favorite aspects of a computer program One feature they can’t live without Favorite Keyboard Shortcuts
Get Members Involved Favorite Website(s) Favorite Smartphone App Members with a Kindle – bring them to a meeting and talk about how they use it Compare Tablets
Get Members Involved Demo Skype Demo zoom.us Demo DropBox Tour your Website (how many members have really looked at it)
Online VTC videos - APCUG YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/apcugvideos Len Nasman, Bristol Village Computer Club, OH http://bit.ly/12XPf1T
Online Google Tech Training Videos www.teachparentstech.org O’Reilly Webinars http://oreilly.com/webcast JAG Tutorials http://www.jagtutorials.com/
Online iTunes University http://www.open.edu/itunes / http://www.open.edu/itunes / Trend Micro Mobile Threats http://bit.ly/JRZTx9 Kaspersky http://bit.ly/r1YgUj
Online Avast – How we find new computer viruses http://bit.ly/16rJEVC MS Office Training http://bit.ly/pvKig Adobe Training http://tv.adobe.com/
Online Patrick Crispen’s PowerPoints www.netsquirrel.com Remember this for next year Google’s April Fools Videos Google’s 2013 April Fools’ videos http://tnw.co/X6ykJp
Online Search for more videos….just in case the presenter has an emergency
APCUG as a Resource VTC videos - APCUG YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/apcugvideos Speakers Bureau Over 75 presentations New presenters/presentations being added Online Newsletter List
Vendor Tours Coordinate a tour in your area for vendors More Bang for their Buck!! Vendor costs Airfare Car Rental Hotel (Big Bear offers B&B) Food
Vendor Tours Get to know the groups in your area Use UGLS to find groups in your area that meet consecutively (days / weeks) Wheels down – ask how far they will travel between groups
Vendor Tours 2 nd week tour in Los Angeles area Tuesday Wednesday (2 groups) Thursday (2 groups) Saturday
Vendor Tours Avast SoCal tour Bob Gostischa got in touch June 11 – July 13 = 15 groups + 3 days at Southwest Technology & Computer Conference
Vendor Tours Contact groups re presentation Send info to BobG He OK’s schedule Re-contact groups to let them know it’s a GO Send final schedule to Bob He contacts groups
Win-Win Make sure your UG attitude is ‘what can we do for you?’ so it’s a win-win situation.
Resources Ira Wilsker – firstname.lastname@example.org@sbcglobal.net Bob Gostischa (Avast) email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Hewie Poplock – email@example.com@hewie.net eMagazines at your library www.zinio.com www.zinio.com www.Skype.com www.Skype.com