50 Tips to Maximize your WPC Experience

Here we are at T-50

There are 50 Days until the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference begins.

Also known as The WPC.

Starting today and counting down every day until the WPC begins you will see a Tip a Day. The plan is to have a running list of all the tips so you can see them all as the T-Zero Day gets closer.

The goal is the help you … the attendee, the partner, the sponsor, the person to …

Maximize your WPC Experience

Here is the first tip … yes, they will count down. Here is the link to the first tip.


You can follow along with all the tips. You will see posts on social networks too.

All of the Links are LIVE!

The template image you see above has live links for a lot of information about the WPC. I am using the Microsoft Doc.com site to store the images. I created a collection on Docs.com and will see how it goes. I may change this as we move thru the 50 Days of Tips. Think SWAY!

There are links about the IAMCP – including information about:

  • imageJoining the IAMCP
  • The Annual Charity Golf Event -
    Play, Sponsor or Both!
  • Follow the IAMCP on the social networks

50 Tips and Your Tips

What are your best tips? I created a survey where you can post your own tips. The best tips will win prizes. They will not be huge, but I have a few things in mind that will thank you for your contribution.

imageWPC Info – there is a link on the top right (and to the right here) where you an click to Register for the event.

Of course, you can click through that link to see more about the event. Including posts from the Microsoft leaders and a few partners. Start here … Why WPC?

The Road to WPC – Don’t forget to follow along with Kevin McMillen of Ryantech. Follow along and get involved here. Read more in my 76 Trombones in the Big Parade.

Let’s have some fun with these tips. This is my 15th WPC and I’ve been going to trade shows for many years. My tips may seem like common sense, but they are often overlooked and forgotten.

See you in Toronto!

I look forward to you sharing your best tips for WPC (or any trade show) and to meeting you in person in Toronto.

Even if you aren’t going to make it to Toronto this year please feel free to leave your comments and add your tips. Also, never hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or if you think I can help you with your partnering, alliance or community engagement efforts. My contact information is below … of you can always send email to me at Jeff.Shuey@iamcp.org

Image Credits: Microsoft, RyanTech

clip_image001Jeff is an expert in the Enterprise Content Management industry. He brings over 20 years of Channel Sales, Partner Marketing and Alliance expertise to audiences around the world in speaking engagements and via his writing. He has worked for Microsoft, Kodak, and K2. He is currently the consulting with Microsoft and partners to drive Community Engagement and Alliances.

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