OTN Autumn 2017 Conference
Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Think tank event: Looking at OTN, Networking and Self-evaluating our organization
What is OTN achieving?
Where are we most beneficial to members?
What can we do better?
Current community needs/topics for future conferences
As you can see, this one is all about us, so everyone is important to this gathering.
Pat Marchese has offered to open with a short history of our network. (You can get a step up on this by clicking on the "about us" section here on this site.
We will divide up by self-selected topic at tables to take a look at where we are and where we should tweak things and explore.
We will of course go around and do introductions and any shameless plugs* for your organization that you wish to share.
The rest of the evening will be eating, drinking and networking.
Food & Drink
Bring along a dish to pass and / or a beverage to share
* Secrets of Shameless Plugs
A shameless Plug is:
- A chance to Plug/Brag about a current event, project, or initiative
- A chance to brag about ONE thing about your organization.
- A chance to generate enthusiasm
- A chance to spread the word to the network
Secrets of a great shameless Plug! Here is what to do!
- Start by giving your name and your organization (if you represent one or more.)
- State a BRIEF reason why your organization exists. (It’s Mission)
- Describe your plug ---The Event, the Project, or Initiative in two (2) sentences in two (2) minutes!!!!!
- Thank everyone. Sit down!!! (Our group is large and those minutes really can add up.) Please be considerate of others and the members of the network listening!)
The plug must be concise and focused!
It is OK to just introduce yourself and not do a plug!
It’s OK to do a “Shameless Ask” BUT follow the same secrets of a shameless plug.