Didn't get the logs from last weeks' Website Redesign
committee meeting until about 30 mins before this weeks'
meeting, so I didn't have time to forward the logs to team
members AND prepare a reasonable agenda. Decided to forward
the logs and just wing it, so the meeting was quite short.
With the Comdex show next week, we can't meet then, so that
cost us about 3 weeks of productivity :( I understand the
glitch which created the problem has been fixed, so
hopefully that won't happen again.
Still struggling with finding a good, technical Clustering
talk to fill the shoes of a session that opened up. I had
three decent leads, and two have backed out, with the third
What a wonderful morning, eh?
Getting some responses to membership development inquiries
I've been making, but they aren't particularly good.
Everywhere we look, there is doom and gloom, so the value
equation is more critical than ever.
Making some calls today to folks who didn't respond after
two emails. Hopefully I'll get some feedback, at least.
I read the most encouraging thing I've seen in a long, long
time from my local newspaper, the Lawrence Journal World on
page 8B (back of the Lawrence & State section. Kansas
Attorney General Carla Stovall has declined to sing on to
the Microsoft Settlement agreement. There are two major
reasons I'm in shock: Kansas is a very conservative state,
and tends to do whatever big business tells us to do. The
majority of our elected representatives tend to just nod and
get in line when money talks. I find this extremely
irritating, and even infuriating. The second reason I'm in
shock is that it made the local paper. Being stuck on the
back of Section B was more than I'd expected from The World
Company, which owns all the media into my home town. I
figured their staunchly Conservative Replublican "balance"
would figure out how to avoid printing this article. Yes, I
have strongly held opinions!
Working to build stronger relationships with LI members by
making personal contact with them. It takes a lot of time,
but ultimately offers greater understanding and opportunities.
Made a few membership-related calls. Definitely need to
build that ROI picture, as feedback contiues to suggest that
is the key to attracting members.
Started preparing for LI member meeting next week.
Reporting on Website redesign team progress and preparing to
circulate initial draft of member survey. Also, presenting
information about what LI has spent during the last year for
members to review.
Completed second draft of LI member survey for review by