VXMadness , Business Lessons Learned from The Princess Bride, was a huge success! We invited VXSuite partners from around the country – and the world – to join us in Lake Las Vegas for three days of thought-provoking discussions, VXSuite education, lively panels and viewing of the NCAA March Madness opening games.
As I reflect on a fabulous three days, I can’t help but smile as I think of my top ten favorite moments.
- Avaya con Dios – aka – the debut of Princess Buttercup. Pam, Ron and Kurt did an amazing job busting into Roger’s Grow Your Sandbox presentation. The result is priceless.
- How Sweet is that? VXSuite! This became our new mantra at VXMadness 2.0 Watch all the way to the end of the previous video and you’ll see what I mean.
- Nick Schroeter singing Billy Joel’s Piano Man. Sometimes people surprise you. This was certainly true when Nick Schroeter, VXSWAT Team Member, gave a rousing rendition of an American favorite.
- The debut of VXDash. Talk about an amazing feat. VXDash is a game-changer. It will change how partners communicate with their customers and how data is consumed – and it’s pretty sexy looking too. Stay tuned for more details.
- All of the food at the Sonrisa Grill. Who knew a Mexican restaurant could rock egg rolls and BBQ ribs? Our conference would not be the same if it weren’t for Daniel, Steven and Chanthy. Thanks!
- The “brilliant and inspired” Scott Baird. During his training sessions as audience members answered questions correctly he would tell them they were “brilliant and inspired,” but the truth is it is he who is the brilliant and inspired one. I learned more from him in three hours than in whole college courses.
- Mike Harding’s award winning baritone. Not only is Mike from TRCA, our award winning Deal of the Year partner, he also has the most amazing baritone voice. and we were lucky enough to have him sing a number of country classics at Casino Night.
- LinkedIn as a business power tool. LinkedIn is a must-do in business and Laura Petrolino of Arment Dietrich helped with pointers and suggestions to update our profiles. Everyone left with a LinkedIn profile builder worksheet. Plus, we took new profile photos for attendees who needed them.
- More affordable healthcare. Darrell Moon of Orriant highlighted the state of healthcare in American and saved my wallet with his budget slashing tips and tricks. My favorite was Lowestmed.com where I found a medication for my son for $230 less than I paid last month.
- Kentucky Men’s Basketball. Patrick Oborn of Telarus closed the conference by comparing our businesses to the winning Kentucky men’s basketball team. He challenged attendees to use the tools in VXSuite with every sale.
Even this recap puts a smile on my face. A lot of great memories, learnings, and networking with some of the best and brightest in unified communications. I left this conference extremely excited about the future, and I hope others felt the same.
Looking forward to next year.