Dave Seibert joins me for a look at tapping into Community Knowledge.
This conversation flows from a presentation I saw Dave give in Anaheim last year at the SMB Techfest (www.smbtechfest.com). In fact, I liked the presentation so much that I asked Dave to create a new version for the SMB Online Conference.
There are people “talk” community and there are people who “do” community. Dave does community ALL THE TIME! He was just named as one of ChannelPro SMB’s top 20/20 visionaries. And that’s the tip of the iceberg after his recognition as a Microsoft MVP, SMB 150 honoree, MSP 250, VP of the So Cal IAMCP chapter, a major player in the SMBTN, and so much more.
WHY does Dave participate in all those things and more? Because he totally understands the value of participating in the community.
In this podcast Dave talks about how he garners knowledge on new topics and challenges as an IT professional by engaging in conversations at various SMB channel events. Then he gives some notes from his upcoming presentation. In all, he sprinkles in great advice and perspective from someone who is a great example for the rest of us!
I had a great catch-up chat with Harry Brelsford from SMB Nation. He’s busy with a couple of things going on at once. I know: Shocker!
First up, SMB Nation is putting on the first “Behind the Curtains” training on Windows 10, in association with Microsoft. This is a vendor-free event. It is also sold out – but Harry has a waiting list. So be sure to register because that will guarantee you’re on the list to get information about the next big Windows 10 event.
Details at the Events Page at SMB Nation.
The much bigger event is SMB Nation / Office365 Nation’s Get Connected event.
Details are at http://getconnected.o365nation.com/ – including the agenda and speaker lists.
Get Connected happens August 4-5 and focuses on Office 365, Windows 10, and Azure.
As their web site says:
“Bringing together Office 365 and Win10 experts, thought leaders, and a wide range of IT Professionals, THE Get Connected event provides you the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and tools you need to support your organization. Learn how to incorporate the industry best practices at more than 20 educational sessions tailored to Office 365 and Win10. Join us to learn and explore bench marking features of Office 365 and Win 10 via this two day online conference August 4 and 5th, 2015, from the comfort of your desk.”
The fun starts at 7:00 AM (Pacific) on Tuesday, August 4th. Sessions go through 4:00 PM that day. On the 5th, sessions are 7:00 AM until 1:30 PM.
Topics scheduled so far include:
Interviews with Harry are always fun and informative.
Catch our June 16th Odd Tuesdays episode!
Ulistic Founder and CEO Stuart Crawford joins the program to talk about the types of marketing services they offer MSPs as an outsourced option.
IT Innovators’ Dave Seibert and resident Oddball Rayanne Buchianico also join this episode – with a healthy dash up current Tech events and news stories thrown in.
Check out the episode HERE.
Odd Tuesdays listeners are offered discount codes for the upcoming 4th annual MSP online conference. Be sure to listen out to save $$!
Catch our June 2nd Odd Tuesdays episode! eFolder’s Ted Hulsy joins the show and talks about client misconceptions on data loss risks and about their Cloudfinder solution.
One of our resident Oddballs, Manuel Palachuk, also features in our Oddballs segment to talk about how to motivate wayward technicians.
Check out the episode HERE.
And listen out for discount codes in the show to MSP classes & conferences like Time To Thrive-2015!