Selling Interaction 10 to Management

30 Nov 2009 - 12:24pm
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david.shaw6@gma...
2004

Howdy folks... looks like there's a potential light at the end of the
tunnel, and my company may pay once again for a conference trip. So, in
order to do that I kind of have to provide a written "sales" pitch to my
management. Yuck. Anyone have anything "templatized" that I could borrow?

TIA,
David

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30 Nov 2009 - 1:24pm
Nasir Barday
2006

Can you tell us more about what kind of work you do? Maybe we cam
crowdsource a few of these letters, aimed at "innies," "outies," and
others.

For example, if you're at a creative shop, you might focus on the
inspiration and future-oriented topics, whereas if you were internal
at a technology company, you'd talk about practical stuff you could
start using "the Monday I get back."

Tell us your context and you might get more responses from similar
peeps :).

- Nasir

30 Nov 2009 - 2:27pm
david.shaw6@gma...
2004

Thanks Nasir. Good call, I guess that would be important. At least for me,
I'm in-house at a medical consumer device/services group. Our UX group is
finally getting credibility in what we do, and are pretty integrated across
the teams. Here's an initial stab at something. I've tried to provide some
introductory context because there are still things people don't "get" about
IxD in our group. Feel free to add/edit/revise/steal. ;-)

*"I**nteraction10 is the conference hosted by the Interaction Design
Association (IxDA). This is the third professional conference put on by the
organization (this role/occupation is fairly new in it’s definition). As a
side note, I’ve actually been involved in this community since it was just
an email list of folks [....]. We would share similar work methods,
problems, and mentor each other. The org has matured significantly to now
represent IxD as a professional group in various capacities. I’d really
like to continue this involvement.

By going, it will keep both myself, and [MY COMPANY], in the spotlight as a
leader in this space. It will also increase my connections to like-minded
folks. I can’t tell you the number of times I have received and/or shared
tips online. Many of these have actually contributed to my daily work.
Looking at the program, here are just a few of the (many) sessions I think
would be applicable and enhance my day to day work..."*

TIA,
David

On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 10:24 AM, Nasir Barday <nasir at userlicious.com>wrote:

> Can you tell us more about what kind of work you do? Maybe we cam
> crowdsource a few of these letters, aimed at "innies," "outies," and others.
>
> For example, if you're at a creative shop, you might focus on the
> inspiration and future-oriented topics, whereas if you were internal at a
> technology company, you'd talk about practical stuff you could start using
> "the Monday I get back."
>
> Tell us your context and you might get more responses from similar peeps
> :).
>
> - Nasir
>

--
"Making peoples lives easier daily... since 1969"

w: http://weatherdude.wordpress.com

1 Dec 2009 - 2:20pm
Michele Marut
2005

Hi David,

STC often provides this type of advice.

" Benefits
Networking
Support/reinforcement
Shortcuts
Alternate solutions
Knowledge
New Technologies

Why not?

Short staffed
Will be out of the office
Not in budget
Can%u2019t send everyone
It%u2019s never been done before
What%u2019s in it for the company?

The Proposal Process

May be written, verbal, or some combination of both

Anticipate the questions your company/boss/CFO will ask

Ask at least one colleague to review it before submission

from -
http://74.125.93.132/search?q=cache:PYAGASZ-q4YJ:www.stcmidtenn.org/MeetingNotes/Presentations/STC's%20Annual%20Conference%20Experience.ppt
stc boss annual conference&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=safari

See also

- http://www.stc.org/intercom/PDFs/2007/200712_28.pdf

I agree with the tip about having someone else read your proposal.

- Michele

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2 Dec 2009 - 10:00am
david.shaw6@gma...
2004

Thanks everyone for their comments. I'm actually surprised there hasn't
been more discussion around this topic, but maybe that's because of the
current economic state.

David

On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 3:20 AM, Michele Marut <mmarut15 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi David,
>
> STC often provides this type of advice.
>
>
> " Benefits
> Networking
> Support/reinforcement
> Shortcuts
> Alternate solutions
> Knowledge
> New Technologies
>
>
> Why not?
>
> Short staffed
> Will be out of the office
> Not in budget
> Can%u2019t send everyone
> It%u2019s never been done before
> What%u2019s in it for the company?
>
>
> The Proposal Process
>
> May be written, verbal, or some combination of both
>
> Anticipate the questions your company/boss/CFO will ask
>
> Ask at least one colleague to review it before submission
>
> from -
>
> http://74.125.93.132/search?q=cache:PYAGASZ-q4YJ:www.stcmidtenn.org/MeetingNotes/Presentations/STC's%20Annual%20Conference%20Experience.ppt<http://74.125.93.132/search?q=cache:PYAGASZ-q4YJ:www.stcmidtenn.org/MeetingNotes/Presentations/STC%27s%20Annual%20Conference%20Experience.ppt>
> stc boss annual conference&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=safari
>
> See also
>
> - http://www.stc.org/intercom/PDFs/2007/200712_28.pdf
>
> I agree with the tip about having someone else read your proposal.
>
> - Michele
>
>
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
> Posted from the new ixda.org
> http://www.ixda.org/discuss?post=47711
>
>
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5 Dec 2009 - 9:12pm
jet
2008

FWIW, I'm paying for it out of my own pocket and taking vacation days to
go. When I get back I'll do a presentation on what I learned and hope
it impresses them enough to pay for next year's trip.

--jet

David Shaw wrote:
> Thanks everyone for their comments. I'm actually surprised there hasn't
> been more discussion around this topic, but maybe that's because of the
> current economic state.
>
> David
>
> On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 3:20 AM, Michele Marut <mmarut15 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi David,
>>
>> STC often provides this type of advice.
>>
>>
>> " Benefits
>> Networking
>> Support/reinforcement
>> Shortcuts
>> Alternate solutions
>> Knowledge
>> New Technologies
>>
>>
>> Why not?
>>
>> Short staffed
>> Will be out of the office
>> Not in budget
>> Can%u2019t send everyone
>> It%u2019s never been done before
>> What%u2019s in it for the company?
>>
>>
>> The Proposal Process
>>
>> May be written, verbal, or some combination of both
>>
>> Anticipate the questions your company/boss/CFO will ask
>>
>> Ask at least one colleague to review it before submission
>>
>> from -
>>
>> http://74.125.93.132/search?q=cache:PYAGASZ-q4YJ:www.stcmidtenn.org/MeetingNotes/Presentations/STC's%20Annual%20Conference%20Experience.ppt<http://74.125.93.132/search?q=cache:PYAGASZ-q4YJ:www.stcmidtenn.org/MeetingNotes/Presentations/STC%27s%20Annual%20Conference%20Experience.ppt>
>> stc boss annual conference&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=safari
>>
>> See also
>>
>> - http://www.stc.org/intercom/PDFs/2007/200712_28.pdf
>>
>> I agree with the tip about having someone else read your proposal.
>>
>> - Michele
>>
>>
>> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
>> Posted from the new ixda.org
>> http://www.ixda.org/discuss?post=47711
>>
>>
>> ________________________________________________________________
>> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
>> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
>> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
>> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
>> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
>>
>
>
>

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12 Jan 2010 - 10:30pm
Sean Gerety
2009

I wrote a blog post on selling conferences to management. I hope it helps.
BTW, I used this method for a conference last year.

http://ideakitchn.com/blogs/sean/archive/2010/01/04/so-you-want-to-go-to-a-conference.aspx

Cheers,

Sean

On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 12:24 PM, David Shaw <david.shaw6 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Howdy folks... looks like there's a potential light at the end of the
> tunnel, and my company may pay once again for a conference trip. So, in
> order to do that I kind of have to provide a written "sales" pitch to my
> management. Yuck. Anyone have anything "templatized" that I could borrow?
>
> TIA,
> David
>
> --
> "Making peoples lives easier daily... since 1969"
>
> w: http://weatherdude.wordpress.com
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
>

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