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Reposted by Kiwi Landing Pad - Original post written and contributed by Nicole Williams
Today I went along to the NZ Sales and Marketing Jam organised by Kiwi Landing Pad.
I was aware that the event consisted of a panel of US experts talking on Sales, Marketing, Product Management, American Etiquette & getting US ready.
It was a free event (although you had to express interest and then be invited).
To be honest, I didn’t have high expectations. Panel talks I’ve seen at conferences have been forced, disorganised and offered less value than individual talks. The quality of the advice depends heavily on the questions and facilitation.
Panels are much harder to get right than conference organisers anticipate.
And #NZSMJ was an entire day of one panel…
It turns out I was very wrong. The event was exceptional. We may have lucked out by being the second of three events (Christchurch was yesterday, Auckland is tomorrow) so the panel had the perfect mix of enthusiasm and chemistry. It was clear the panelist got along and bounced off each other well. Every story shared was valuable and insightful.
We are seriously lucky to have such high calibre speakers and events in Wellington. For free.
It was mentioned that this event came together in just one month, yet the panelists were top notch. They included:
They shared a vast range of knowledge which was practical and applicable. Here’s a few of the soundbites I found most interesting…
On community management
On scaling for growth
On product management
And finally, never forget
If you’re in Auckland tomorrow, I’d highly recommend tweeting @kiwilandingpad and seeing if there’s any way you can get a ticket!
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