[ubuntu-uk] [marketing] Possible Training Events

Matthew Daubney matt at daubers.co.uk
Tue Jan 19 18:46:51 GMT 2010

On 17/01/10 12:37, alan c wrote:
> Tony Pursell wrote:
>> Conversion is a marketing job.
> +1
Surely by educating users we will help stem a lot of the negative press 
and the uneducated retail staff problem though?
>> Training can only
>> be aimed at people who are already converts, or who are the rare few
>> who cannot have MS Windows.
>> If we are to get past 'gatekeepers' who are died in the wool MS users,
>> then we will need a really cast iron reason to teach Ubuntu to people.
> A good reason would be a lot of end users asking for training.
> Where will the attendees come from?
This is why I'd love to run a big event. If I could I'd stick a bit in 
the local rag about it (I'd happily pay a little bit for the ad) and so 
on. I would be aiming it at the general populace, hopefully pulling in 
some of the users we never see. If we can get some retail staff in too 
then a little might go a long way. You never know.

-Matt Daubney

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