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| Peter Radizeski of RAD-INFO, Inc. talking telecom, Cloud, VoIP, CLEC, and The Channel.


The 5 Things That make a Conference Great

August 2, 2013

I am a co-organizer for two big events per year in Tampa - BarCamp Tampa Bay and IGNITE Tampa. I attend at least 10 conferences per year. There are 5 things that are required to make a conference great.

The Venue.

Evolution of the White Board

June 13, 2013

I am at INFOCOMM this week, which is the big audio/video show. It is interesting to see the way white boards have evolved.

Clary makes a white board called Icon that is a 32" 60" TV with touch screen, a cart, a camera, speakers, and it runs win7. It is a PC, a TV monitor, a white board, and a video conferencing unit all on wheels.

Networking Tips for the Next Trade Show

January 16, 2013

With ITEXPO fast approaching (Jan. 28th in Miami Beach), here are some tips for a successful trade show.

Are you working a booth? If so, what's your goal? How will you attain it?

Rule 1: Respect the Audience

November 6, 2012

I might be hyper-sensitive when it comes to sessions - or I have sat through too many at this point in my life. Or maybe both.

Rule 1 when presenting: Respect the Audience!

Respect their time, their Attention (which is a precious gift) and their Intelligence.

Best Practices for Webinars

October 30, 2012

Just finished moderating a webinar for Kontiki on Adding Live Video to All-Hands. It seemed like a good time to go over some best practices for webinars for speakers.

  • Do not use cellphones if possible. The feedback from the phone and the poor call quality diminish the speaker's impact.
  • Speakerphones are not a good idea due to background noise. I have been on a lot of calls with barking dogs, TV blaring, and other noises.
  • Remember that it is ultimately about the content and the user experience.

ITEXPO West Wrap-Up

October 8, 2012

I'm home from ITEXPO West in Austin. It was another great show for me. The folks at TMC did another wonderful job putting it together.

Jaime H. juggled my press room meeting schedule on Tuesday, despite my last minute schedule changes.

So You Want to Speak at ITEXPO

June 21, 2012

As we get ready for the conference season again, I would like to pass on some wisdom to you from Ice T's 10 rules of public speaking : "Practice. Then, practice some more." Please, just run through what you are going to say at least once before you sit in that panel chair. For IGNITE sessions, speakers typically practice 10 times for just 5 minutes!

And keynotes: Don't kill us with your presentation.

A Day in My Brain

May 18, 2012

I was in NYC (Tribeca) this week to spend the day at a Q&A session with Seth Godin. He is a marketing guru and author of a lot of best selling business books. Like these:

Here are some of the gems that I liked.

"A "brand" is the promise of an experience." [Boy, could I riff on that one!] Brand IS the experience.

What is the Market Expecting?

April 1, 2012

Tuesday I was in Vegas at the Channel Partners Conference mainly for the TCA events. At the TCA Channel Chief Summit, Tiffani Bova of Gartner and Rauline Ochs of IPED Market Bridge Alliance presented research. The take away for me was in perspective.

No one buys the way most service providers sell.

Channel Manager Best Practices

February 17, 2012

On Tuesday, March 27 at 11:30AM PT, the Technology Channel Association (TCA) will hold the first ever Channel Managers Best Practices Forum at the Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

TCA's mission is channel education. The TCA holds monthly webinars for members and has developed a Certified telecom Professional program. In Vegas, the TCA will be holding our 5th Channel Chief Summit alongside this Channel Managers forum. With this event, channel managers will have the opportunity to network and learn from their peers.

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