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Maven Moments at #SPC18 - SharePoint Conference is Back

Maven Moments at #SPC18 - SharePoint Conference is Back

What a week. May has traditionally been a big month for SharePoint, and the SharePoint Conference NA was chock full of announcements.

Going to SharePoint Conference North America? Check out the Diversity & Inclusion Program

Going to SharePoint Conference North America? Check out the Diversity & Inclusion Program

Announcing the Inaugural SharePoint Conference North America 2018 Diversity & Inclusion Program sponsored by Microsoft.  

If you are heading to Las Vegas, May 21-23, 2018 for SharePoint Conference NA 2018, mark your calendar for our Diversity & Inclusion Programming all week at the event. 

Back to Basics: Microsoft Partner Network 101 Webinars - Marketing is an All-Play

Back to Basics: Microsoft Partner Network 101 Webinars - Marketing is an All-Play

This week I sat in on a Microsoft Partner Network 101: New Marketing Tools and Resources Webinar led by Chinmayi Bhavanishankar & Diana Emleila Ishak both awesome marketers to follow on LinkedIn and on Twitter. They are part of Microsoft US OCP, which stands for Microsoft One Commercial Partner.

There is No Benefit to the Doubt

There is No Benefit to the Doubt

In observing many people present ideas, pitches, and presentations over the years, I continue to hear the following phrases in meetings:

“Well, you know, um, I think that…”

“Well, maybe, we could…”

“I’m not sure about this, however….”

“This may not be the best idea, but….”

These are all examples of “Doubt language.”

It's All Your Fault - @theswingshiftco

It's All Your Fault - @theswingshiftco

I often tell certain people in my life that “it’s all your fault.”

And with Nancy McSharry-Jensen it is her fault. It’s her fault that I have this beautiful career working in and around Microsoft.

All work and no play, Seattle

All work and no play, Seattle

Oh Seattle, you have become synonymous with work for me. And not as much play.

I realize this after many trips in the past few years where I am running and driving from meeting to meeting and client to client and cursing you in a way. As I’m usually fumbling in a rental car, trying not to text, starting a conference call, and figuring out where the hell I’m going as I’m most of the time on the Eastside and also driving in the rain after 12 years of living in California.

#RealTalk about igniting your personal brand

#RealTalk about igniting your personal brand

Here's the #realtalk about personal brand, for many people, it is the last thing on their list, it was for me and I'm a marketer. Why?

The Tragedy is Thinking You, Yes You, Aren't in the Middle of One

The Tragedy is Thinking You, Yes You, Aren't in the Middle of One

In business and marketing we talk about velocity, meaning the speed in which something moves, the pace of say software adoption or on the consumer side from placement to purchase.