User Group Report #413: Jen Shelby of Signature Leadership, Vendor Offers & Macworld Wrap-Up!

The second in a series of leadership discussions from a professional standpoint, vendor offers just for MUGs, and a wrap-up of Macworld Conference & Expo in Boston.

Jennifer ShelbyJen Shelby, professional leadership trainer and coach, of Signature Leadership makes her second appearance on The User Group Report, to continue discussions of motivation in user groups.

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User Group Report #412: The Macworld/UGLC Planning Team, Peachpit Press User Group Program & Colorado MUG’s Meeting Broadcasts


The team that puts together the user group events at Macworld Expo, including the User Group Leadership Conference, an overview of a vendor’s user group program by a departing manager, and how one innovative group is giving the world access to their meetings.

User Group Leadership Conference
The Macworld/User Group Leadership Conference Planning Team gives a comprehensive summary of all of the user group events going on in Boston for Macworld Expo Week, and tells you why you and your group should be involved.

Susan Nixon
Susan Nixon of UGLC sponsor Peachpit Press discusses their user group program, what it offers, and how to get involved. Susan is moving on to new opportunities, but assures us that the program is alive, well and in good hands.

Michael McDaniel
Mark McDaniel of the Colorado Macintosh User Group profiles his group, talks about how they broadcast (audio and video) their monthly meetings over the Internet, and how you can attend, even if you’re not a member.

User Group Report #411: Jen Shelby of Signature Leadership, Total Training & MUG Events at Macworld Expo!


User group leadership training from a professional perspective, user group support from a leading vendor of training solutions, and a preview of the MUG events during Macworld Expo week are included in this edition.

Jennifer Shelby
Jen Shelby, professional leadership trainer and coach, of Signature Leadership, joins the User Group Report as a regular correspondent. Jen will be talking about leadership from a higher level, professional perspective. To start the series, Jen provides some insight on the topic of motivation in user groups.

Brian Hoffman
Brian Hoffman of Total Training talks about his company’s products, and how they are supporting user groups with a variety of resources, including meeting materials, raffle items and more.

User Group Report #410: Macworld Expo Group Vice President and Conference Chairperson, and the Rogue Valley Mac Expo!


Two Macintosh Expos, one regional and one international, are spotlighted in this edition.

Warwick Davies
Warwick Davies, Group Vice President for IDG World Expo talks about the special relationship user groups enjoy with Macworld Expo, why he and members of his team have been out visiting local MUGS, and some of the new offerings that attendees can expect in Boston.

Paul Kent
Paul Kent, the Conference Chairperson for Macworld Expo – Boston 2004 outlines the multiple conference tracks available at the July show, why they are better than ever, and how different events and content are being integrated into the conference program.

Chris Kiltz
Chris Kiltz of the Josephine County Macintosh Users Group tells us about her group’s upcoming Rogue Valley Mac Expo, their presenters from Adobe and Apple, and how they partnered with the local Chamber of Commerce to improve the third iteration of this annual event.

User Group Report #409: Vendor Deals from Adobe International Training Conference, Steel Blue Sky, Monthly MUG Deals, News & More!


A variety of vendor deals, offers and services, user group activites at Macworld Expo and The MacDesign Conference, along with MUG news and more are featured in this edition.

Rod Harlan
Rod Harlan, Executive Director of The Digital Video Professionals Association, gives us the heads-up on saving $100 and having the DVPA help subsidize your hotel for a holiday weekend Hawaii. Rod also explains what the DVPA is, and some of the benefits they offer their members.
David Sterling
David Sterling of Steel Blue Sky will give us an introduction to his company’s professional-level web hosting, and explains how your group can qualify to receive his company’s services free for one year!