So! Onto the real reason I brought you here:
Did you know that you peeps only have like two weeks left to get your proposals in to present at Pulse? I know you all have an IBM story to tell. Maybe you don’t think anyone would want to hear it or maybe you are concerned that you don’t have time to prepare. Or maybe you just don’t think that there is good reason to bother.
Nonsense, I say to thee!
First of all, this offer isn’t just for high-ranking executives or big business partners. We also need the folks who actually hands-on run the stuff we sell your company. Does it work? Did it get you out of a fix? Did it prevent you from being in a fix? Did it save more money than it cost? That sort of thing.
Secondly, you don’t have to worry about this taking a bunch of your time. We’ll make it easy for you. This is not a test that you are going to be graded on. This is your story and it’s one you know so well, you’ve probably even told it at a cocktail party. And all you need to do right now is pick a category and draft a 150-word description of what you will talk about. Oh, and submit it at the Pulse website by November 2. That’s nothing! This blog is already 280 words. Here is an article that can help you get your proposal accepted.
And thirdly, do you realize what an opportunity this is? You will be immortalized!
Seriously, we promote the heck out of the good stuff people say at Pulse. Why on earth wouldn’t we? We might even interview you on camera (if you let us) and put you on our YouTube channel and Tweet, Facebook, and of course blog about you. Client presentations from Pulse are wildly popular. My colleagues ping me weekly with, “I need So-and-So’s presentation from Pulse 2009 for a meeting with [client, executive, press, you fill in the blank]!” We’ll make you famous (sort of).
Here are some more goodies for our speakies:
- One full conference pass ($1995 value).*
- Use of our exclusive Client Speaker VIP Lounge.
- Networking opportunities with over 5000 industry experts, press and analysts.
- A profile of your success story in the Pulse agenda/curriculum guide.
- EAM papers are eligible for the Maximo best practices award.
What are you waiting for? The deadline is November 2 and the clock is ticking!