This past week I had the opportunity to speak at a
PINKNorth16 in Toronto. While I have attended a few Pink events in the past, this was my
first time presenting there. The event itself is what you would come to expect
from Pink Elephant; well organized, fast paced and full of diverse content for connoisseurs
of all things service management.
While my presentation was on “7 Top Tips to Start and
Sustain Problem Management” there was a wide variety of topics including IT
Asset Management, Business Relationship Management and Organizational Change
Management to name a few.
Aside from absorbing all the content you could possible
handle in 2 days there was an excellent opportunity to network with like-minded
professions from all levels. In my opinion, networking coupled with content enables
you to get a balance of information at an event of this nature.
The key to get yourself at one of these events is to make
a case to whoever pulls the purse strings at your organization. You will need
to frame it in a way that will outline the return on investment for attending
the conference. Take a look at the sessions and tracks and apply them to your
current organizational hurdles. For the most part the session will only be the
beginning of the discussion as many presenters like me are available to discuss
and answer questions that might apply to your organization.
If given the opportunity to speak at a Pink event again I
would jump at the chance.
Until then feel free to reach out and connect with me on Twitter @ryanrogilvie
and/or on LinkedIn if you have any comments or
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