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June 19, 2007

So You’re Too Busy Huh?

That’s a bunch of bullsh*t, and you know it.

Guess what?

We are ALL busy.

Unless AL Czervik there had Moose and Rocko breaking your legs because you owe him money…

Moose! Rocko! Help Jimmy Joe Bob there find some time on his Calendar.

There is absolutely no reason you shouldn’t have been on the quarterly SBSC call today.

In fact, every one of those calls should be filled to overflowing.

31 people on the call! That’s pathetic.

This was one of the best-planned, most well-executed conference calls with a vendor I’ve ever been a part of.

It went off in 50 minutes. No screwing around, no jibber-jabber.

Most importantly, it was hella informative.

It was full of actionable information regarding the SBSC changes before those changes occur.

The speakers answered every question, powering through the Q&A like a model of efficiency. More impressively, they actually answered the questions, with no side-stepping or hemming or hawing.

The slide deck contained additional information regarding upcoming promotions, initiatives, etc.

Not 10 minutes after I got off that call I received a DVD that Eric Ligman had just discussed. Thanks to the call, I know that it has some marketing materials that I want to look at, but not this afternoon. In fact, prolly not until later this week.

That saved me the time to review the docs, load up the disc and skate around on it, trying to figure out what’s worth using or not, before I forget about it being something I want to look at.

Hands-up if you’ve ever bitched about Microsoft sending so much stuff that you feel overwhelmed. Guess what? You just lost your license to bitch if you haven’t been on one of these SBSC quarterly calls.

And I’ll ask one more question…

How much is your time worth?

Sometimes, just like money…

You Gotta Spend Time To Make (Save) Time

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4 comments »

  1. [...] if you are an SBSC, you need to start acting like you care that you are [...]

    pingback by welcome to the funcave » The SBSCs They Are A’Changin’ — June 19, 2007 @ 9:04 pm

  2. I must live in a cave, this is the first I’ve heard of a “SBSC Quarterly Meeting.”

    Not that I’m a Litmus test for Information, but Where do we get this information about this meeting? (Was it in a email?)

    I did a google search on this and I only see Blogs in References to it?

    Please Post where we find out about this “SBSC Quarterly Meeting”

    Thanks
    Russ

    comment by Russ — June 27, 2007 @ 12:34 pm

  3. Just Checking back now to see if someone responded to my question. If someone reads this and knows where/when this announcement is made please email me. Russ at sbits.biz

    comment by Russ — July 14, 2007 @ 1:32 am

  4. @ Russ:

    I honestly thought you were being sarcastic in your original comment.

    Here are just a few of the locations the call was announced:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/mssmallbiz/archive/2007/06/11/3233417.aspx (this is Eric Ligman’s blog, BTW)

    http://www.uksmbgirl.co.uk/blog/archives/195

    I also heard about this particular one from:

    - Our area PCM’s e-mail blast
    - A registered Partner mailing list
    - at least 2 other official MS channels that I can’t put my finger on ATM

    And past quarterly webcasts have been publicized like crazy on E-Bitz, Vladville, and so on.

    Even so, most times I get my info about what’s happening with the SBSC program from…

    *surprise surprise*

    The SBSC exclusive area of the MS Partner site.

    In fact, you can even see any of the last 4 Quarterly webcasts on-demand from there.

    But the point is that getting involved in community means folks have to get off their asses. Folks who wait for someone else to let them know what’s going on…that’s rubbernecking, at best.

    comment by chris — July 14, 2007 @ 8:14 am

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