Sharing Ideas

Hi AHP Members,

Last year I contacted you after the AHP Seminar to attempt to start a Sharing Ideas flow of information.  I got a lot of interest but not as much input as I was hoping for.  However, in the meantime I started a local Long Island Meetup Group also called Sharing Ideas and it has been a major success.

I spoke to Chris about doing a Sharing Ideas forum at this year’s Convention.  She agreed and scheduled it for Friday afternoon.  I wrote up the note at the bottom which Chris sent out.

Now I encourage you to come if you are attending this year’s AHP weekend.  The idea about Sharing Ideas is to just let us know what knowledge you have.  Tell us something about Facebook or Twitter or SEO or PDFS or resizing photos for the web or whatever bit of information you can share and then give us the time to pick your brain.  It’s not so much about the presentation but about us knowing where your knowledge lies so we can ask you questions about things we’d like answers for.

So, can you come and do you have something to share?  Please take a moment to let me know if you can attend my Sharing Ideas forum and if so what bit of knowledge you would like to share and thus what area of expertise we can network with you about.

My Long Island Sharing Ideas Meetups are done in a Round Table set up and everyone offers something on the topic.  It ends up being a lively discussion and we all walk about feeling like we’ve shared and learned all at the same time.  I hope to see you at my Forum – take a moment now to email me and let me know your thoughts.

Here’s what Chris sent out for me.

COME SHARE YOUR IDEAS WITH US AT THE SHARING IDEAS FORUM

Friday, June 18 – 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

AHP 40th Anniversary Seminar, Lexington, KY

Moderated by Diana De Rosa

If you asked me how to upload, rename, resize, lighten or crop photos I could tell you how in a heartbeat.

If writing a good press release was your question, the answer is at my fingertips. 

Yet even though I’ve created web sites, SEO (search engine optimization) still has me puzzled.

Understanding analytics so that I can analyze how my web site is doing is still a bit fuzzy.

Like many of you, I am on Facebook, Twitter and LinkEdIn.  However, that doesn’t mean I know how to take advantage of all they have to offer for my business, but you might.

Taking my knowledge and sharing it with you and you taking your knowledge and sharing it with me is what the Sharing Ideas forum will be about.

Think of some tid bit you could pass along that would only take you 5 -10 minutes to explain, or maybe even less, and bring that with you to our Sharing Ideas forum.  And if you can outline it on paper and hand it out even better.

Or be ready to ask the group a question or two because I guarantee someone will know the answer to help clear up that fog for you.

There is no limit to what we can talk about.  It could be any of the above or more.  Pdfs, blogs, wordpress, podcasts, video and still photography, writing tips, grammar, anything that you want to know about or you want to share is welcome.

Come with your questions or your answers; we welcome both sides.

Last year after the Convention I organized an email list of people that were there and we made a hearty attempt to kick off a Sharing Ideas blog.  It never really took off despite the fact that numerous people loved the idea.

I then took that one step further and started a Sharing Ideas local meetup group: www.meetup.com/sharingideas.  We meet once a month and it is a wonderful gathering of prominent local businessmen and women in my area who come to both share and learn. 

 Everyone stays until the meeting is over and many even longer and each month they talk about how glad they are that I started this group.  I’d like to do the same thing at this year’s AHP Annual Meeting.

If you have an idea to share, a question you would like answered or a topic you’d like to discuss, please contact me.  I will start gathering topics to get a sense of what people would either like to share or learn.  Email me at dderosa1@optonline.net and get ready to share!