Polls and Presentations
Posted March 30, 2003 8:50pm
So, in case you missed it, there's a new Poll on the front page (finally!). This time I ask you what events you want me to cover specifically at the SCAA trade show coming up at the end of April.
I contemplated doing a "all of the above" as the last choice, but I worry people will chose that one all the time - I want to know what, out of seven choices, is most important to you. So go vote!
Presenting at the SCAA
In case you haven't catched my various references to it, I'm giving a seminar at the SCAA show - and I'm not ready yet, not by a long shot. I'm not emotionally prepared for it either. One on one, I'm great. Even in front of five or ten people, I can speak confidently. But in front of maybe 100 people? I melt. I was once on TV, being interviewed live, and I froze. I'm a bit freaked by it all.
I do have my outline done though. Here it is:
Presentation Title: Venturing Into the World of E-Commerce
Date: Monday, April 28, 2003
Time: 9:00am - 10:15am
The Seminar will be divided into two segments - Presentation and Panel.
9:00am to 9:40am - Seminar (with slides, live web view) on concepts and practicalities about getting online with your coffee related small business.
9:00-9:03 Introduce myself, background, company history.
9:03:9:05 Discuss what will occur with seminar, then discussion panel
9:05-:910 First three slides - Why bother with a web site for your business?
9:10-9:15 Next three slides - Realities of the Internet today and what benefits exist
9:15-9:18 Two slides on demographics, customer expectations and influences with regards to a website
9:19-9:25 Walk through three successful websites for coffee commerce (current sites chosen include?)
9:25-9:33 Talk about the realities of cost for building, and maintaining website; show slides involving basic types (brochure site, information site; community site; ecommerce site)
9:34-9:38 Talk about the importance of instore promotion of the site, external promotion, and the big value in consistent updates and fresh content for the website.
9:39-9:40 Wrapup of discussion, reinforcing main points.
9:40-9:45 Introduction of the guest panel for questions and answers. Each panelist must have a 30 second to 1 minute introduction scripted.
9:45-10:15 Questions and Answers.
Well, that's it. I have no clue yet as to whether my time estimates are valid. I'm worried about nothing working, about my network connection going down, and other worries. I'm worried about the air all of a sudden disapearing in the conference room :)
Oh well, time to get cracking on that presentation, huh?