I got this idea from attending and speaking at GUVSM meetings in Montreal and have been doing it at Vermont.NET since October of last year. I prepare a powerpoint deck of what’s going on in the area, upcoming events. other things people should know (eg. Microsoft’s 2nd chance certification which I will put in my march deck). I run the deck as a slideshow when people are arriving and getting settled. THen at the start of the meeting, I use the deck as talking points to let everyone know what’s going on so I don’t forget anything. Any links, etc that are in the deck, are also on my user group website so people don’t have to take notes from it.
Here is the deck from our March meeting. http://vtdotnet.org/docs/vtdotnet_mar_05.ppt
Feel free to steal this idea!
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