The first was a new conference for me - WIAWWA asked me to briefly speak about setting up social media marketing accounts for water utilities at their Customer Service Seminar. It was great to get the invitation and meet a lot of new faces. Social media can be a great tool for utilities and businesses alike, and I hope I made it a little less daunting for anyone considering it.
The next presentation was a brand new one that I've been thinking about for quite a while. Occasionally Josh and I would watch a movie that would involve water issues or have a great water industry related scene and I'd file it away in the back of my mind for this presentation. When Wade from Western Wisconsin Waterworks Professionals asked if I would speak at the June meeting back in February, I knew I had enough time to get the "At the Movies" presentation together. I had a good time putting together the video clips and screen affects, we had popcorn (because we were at the movies) and after each clip we had a little discussion of how it applied to the industry. There was a small hiccup with the speakers (aka we forgot to bring some, so it was a tad hard to hear) but the operators were great and I had a lot of fun with it.