Welcome to 2016, and our first VMUG of the year, what a first session we have in store.
A recent conversation has had me thinking about vendors who engage through the VMUG Community.
A VMUG places unique requirements on a vendor who decides to present or sponsor. Unlike a sales meeting a VMUG is not a “Qualified Lead”. They have to engage a room full of people with varying skill levels and interests (which at that time may or may not include their offering), while attempting to demonstrate their capabilities. The usual sales slides won’t cut it,
At our recent VMUG I was reminded why the events exist. Sometimes in these events you can get lost in attendee numbers or the latest technology, but a comment at the end of our latest event summed up the spirit of the VMUG.
Our latest outing included great presentations from Simplivity & TrendMicroUK. One thing I really enjoyed about their sessions is the fact they were engaged, it was a chat and even heckling was actively encouraged. Their Powerpoint slides were a formality and not the whole premise of the talk. Couple that with some great questions and banter from Ricky El-Qasem and you can imagine these were not your average sessions.