It was great to see everyone at the lunch today! Attached are the notes I transcribed. Please feel free to comment, add some new ideas that may have occurred to you after the fact, or ask a question to the group at large.
This forum is a place for user group leaders (newbies and experienced leaders) to share and learn from each other. Even if you weren't in attendance today at the JMP Discovery conference in Cary, your contributions to the discussion are also welcome!
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Dear JMP User Group Leaders,
Discovery Summit Europe in Frankfurt is right around the corner. We have a very exciting line-up of speakers and cannot wait to give you an introduction to JMP® 14.
As in previous years, we have added to the agenda a special lunch for JMP User Group steering committee members as well as new members interested in one of the regional user groups.
This luncheon will be a great chance for you to meet and learn from your counterparts and fellow JMP users in other regions.
Where and when?
Wednesday, 14 March, 12:00 – 13:00
Seating is limited – if you would like me to reserve a seat for you please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to make this time together as helpful as possible. Are there any topics you would like to see on the agenda at this luncheon? Below are a few suggestions from us, but we would love to hear from you.
Attendee introductions (name, company, role, what you hope to get by participating in a community)
What's new in the community?
How do you advertise or promote your group?
Open discussion (best practices, recruiting speakers)
Join the users group leaders section of the community
Please feel free to contact me if you need any further information.
I look forward to seeing you very soon!
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Thanks again for everyone who attended today's lunch. Lots of good discussion and ideas. Here are the notes from today, in case you are interested.
Discussion Topic- How to Increase Membership
partner with a local university
focus on more general topics/the content seems to drive participation. encourage speakers to use public data (when they are in an industry with sensitive data)/encourage use of case studies
traffic is a challenge in many cities- consider alternating locations for meetings
meeting on work time (day) or evening meetings- no consensus reached by group on this one- may depend on your group members....
polling/surveying your group can help
have a leadership team to share planning workload
have a data challenge meeting with prizes
can group name have an impact? e.g. "analytics" group vs. "JMP" group?
many members may need points for certification/CEU's- give points for attendance and especially for presenting
every new employee/JMP user at a company automatically gets added to the group, ditto their manager
use WebEx or similar technology to connect with users at other locations
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