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On the Road with Dave in Prague

As some of you know I’ve been (like half the northern hemisphere apparently!) not very well the past month or so, with both a viral infection and a secondary bacterial sinus infection. I’m well on the mend now, but I haven’t had much energy to put into this site or anything else!

Unfortunately that also means I haven’t had much of a chance to talk about the Alticor Global Communication’s Conference in Prague. In lieu of that, I’d like to heartily recommend one of the other guest bloggers, Dave Robison, who has done a great job of getting the “experience” across on his site, www.ontheroadwithdave.com. Dave’s been unwell himself, but nonetheless managed to do a great series of posts, complete with photographs. Give ’em a read!

Chronicles of Prague Part 1
Chronicles of Prague Part 2
Chronicles of Prague Part 3
Chronicles of Prague Part 4
Chronicles of Prague Part 5
Chronicles of Prague Part 6
Chronicles of Prague Part 7
Chronicles of Prague Part 8

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Prague conference update

Well, back home after participating in the blogging panel at the Alticor Global Communications conference in Prague. Frankly – I’m exhausted! … and I only had a 2 hour flight home, I feel for my blogging colleagues all having to fly back to the US. And I have *no idea* how Robin Luymes has managed to do so many Prague Blog updates!

Meeting the other bloggers and commenters – Bridgett, Big Apple, Tex, and Dave Robison (as well as a brief surprise guest apperance from Prague local, SP75!) – was a great experience, as was the chance to meet many of the corporate staff.

They’re all truly good people and I was honoured to be invited to spend time with them. But I think we also discovered an interesting phenomenon …. you know how sometimes these sites can just suck your time away? You just end up in a conversation and before you know it, hours have past?

Guess what? It happens in real life too!

Put people with a passion for a topic in a room, or a hotel lobby or a restaurant or even walking down the street (Big Apple and Bridgett in particular!) – it doesn’t matter if they’ve never met “in real life” before, the conversation flows and the minutes and hours disappear until you have to make yourself walk away, just like pressing the elusive “sleep” button on your computer.

I’ve actually been ill for a couple of weeks, so that failure to find the sleep button on myself the last few days have taken their toll this afternoon and evening, so I’ll be resting up for a few days before I update some more on the conference.

In the meantime, for those of you who celebrate easter, may you and your families have a great weekend!

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Blogging my way to Prague

As I mentioned last Tuesday, next week, Wednesday March 19th, three other bloggers and I will be participating in a panel discussion as part of Alticor’s Global Communication’s Conference in Prague.

In preparation I’ve been considering various topics surrounding the issue of Amway and Quixtar and how we can best make use of the internet and tools such as blogs. Each day for the next week I’ll be doing a post about this, and I’d appreciate others thoughts and suggestions.

For my first two posts though, a little background. Shortly a post on how we humans tend to come to decisions and why this is important for Amway IBOs, and tomorrow why, in light of this, I believe that Amway’s earlier strategies for dealing with the internet, and in particular internet critics, have been disastrous.

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Alticor Global Communications Conference

Two weeks ago I received a somewhat surprising email from Alticor inviting me to participate as a guest panellist for a “blogging session” at a larger conference they are hosting for their Global Communications Personnel. Given the previous week I’d been “outed” by a well known Amway/Quixtar critic, the decision to accept the invitation was relatively easy.

I’ve still received no details on the format of the panel except that it will for around 2 hours and that the conference is in Prague, Czech Republic. Being naturally curious about who else may be attending I’ve searched around the lairs of “the usual suspects” and discovered that the somewhat notorious “Tex” has accepted an invitation. Tex being Tex he bragged of his invitation on a “Tex dedicated” blog being run by occasional IBO and professional comedian, Dave Robison, host of www.ontheroadwithdave.com. Dave too has admitted he has accepted an invitation. I’m aware of one other person who has apparently accepted an invitation, however since to the best of my knowledge they haven’t made this public.

It’s certainly an interesting invitee list, don’t you think? We know what Tex will want to talk about, there’s no doubt there. Dave Robison has had some great suggestions over the years on how Amway/Quixtar could better utilise the internet, I’m looking forward to meeting him. I’m very curious as to why certain folk were invited. As we get closer to the date I’ll hopefully have more information to share. In the meantime I’d appreciate my fellow netizens input on the matter and any topics/issues they might be interested in me raising. I’m not even sure if the format will allow that possibility, but can’t hurt to ask!

If anyone else has been invited and chosen to refuse/accept, I’d love to hear from you. I’ve been to Prague before, it’s a beautiful city, for those coming perhaps we can check out some sites and have a drink or two before or after the panel. (Yes Tex, that offer stands for you too!)

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