Micro Center Linux Clinic

jimi o'beirne jimobeirne at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 22:31:30 GMT 2009

I will try to get to MIcroCenter sometime this week to at least get the
contact info of the proper people and line up a brief meeting for us.

On Sun, 2009-02-01 at 16:27 -0500, Martin Owens wrote:

> Hi Jim,
> Make sure that your replies go to the mailing list so everyone can keep
> in the loop if they want.
> I've re-added the mailing list to my reply so people can see what you
> said:
> On Sun, 2009-02-01 at 11:31 -0500, Jim O'Beirne wrote:
> > Doug didn't have a card handy but he has mine and I think we made a very
> > good impression representing our group. He is there all the time but I think
> > we would be better served to contact the training dept there and work
> > through them. I am in Microcenter often and can see if I can make some
> > further contacts and "grease the wheels" for us. I do think the best bet
> > would be to line up a brief meeting with the person/s that lead the training
> > dept and do the business casual, "this is what we can offer to better serve
> > Microcenter's customers and staff" thing. Always good to lead with what are
> > the benefits they would get with our involvement to sell them. 
> > 
> > Sales 101: Establish a need and then show how you can fulfill the need ;-)
> I agree with the direction. I offer training and help. Resources such as
> CDs and other things are on a per event basis. We only want to run out
> own events there if invited to. I'd rather see microcenter staff, on
> their own initiative, become a useful force.
> Can you get contact details for the people you think we should be
> talking to? Do you want to manage this contact and let me know if you
> need me or anyone else to come and talk to anyone?
> Regards, Martin Owens
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