ASMP-SB2 starts in just a couple of weeks! The first event will be in Los Angeles (Torrance) from January 25 through the 27th. Have you signed up yet?
In each location, on the event’s first day, Friday, all of us main presenters will be available for mini-consultations (at a very low additional charge). These are booking up fast in all the SB2 locations, so you really should sign up soon if you are interested in any mini-consultations. You book them when you book the whole event, though ASMP’s website.
Friday evening, there will be a reception for everyone. This will be a great change to get to know the presenters, meet your colleagues, and get schmoozed by some of the sponsors, I suspect.
Saturday starts bright and early with breakfast provided. The day will be full of in-depth seminars by us presenters (Judy Herrmann & Richard Kelly, John Harrington, me, then Blake Discher) with a lunch break (and lunch provided!) of course. Then we’ll hear from Judy again briefly, then the keynote speaker (either Sean Kernan or Joyce Tenneson, depending on the city) will end the formal day by inspiring our creative side. Digital Railroad will then host a reception and the keynote speaker will be available to sign books and chat.
I expect there will be after-parties as well, both Friday and Saturday nights. This is another reason to book now and to stay in the conference hotel–to hang out with everyone and get even more out of the weekend!
Sunday we’ll start with another provided breakfast then jump into our negotiations practicum. This will be great. We’ll look at real-world issues and role-play negotiations all morning. In small groups, we’ll also encourage the participants to offer their own tough negotiation problems for us to work on together. By lunch, you should have some fantastic tools for the next time the client offers a lousy contract or questions your estimate.
After another provided lunch, we’ll break into the smaller workshops. Participants will choose two from the 4 offered by me, Judy, Blake, and John. This way you can drill down in the area you most want help. If you want learn how to do your own marketing plan, sign up for my workshop. Is your website lame? Take Blake’s. John will cover improving your business workflow and Judy will help you plan your business/career and your future more clearly.
By the time Sunday night rolls around, your brain will be reading “Full!” I’m sure.
For most people, that will be the end of the event, but for me, I will be staying an extra day in each city to offer one-on-one meetings–I call them On the Road Test Drives. You do not have to attend SB2 to sign up for one of the OTR Test Drives with me (though I really encourage everyone who can to attend). These consultations will be 50 or 110 minutes in length and you book them directly with me. There are more details here. I do still have openings in each city, but some places are starting to get tight!
So, get off your duff and sign up for SB2 already! And when you’re at the event, please make sure to introduce yourself to me–it will be great to get faces to go with the names!