CEDIA Management Conference 2010: Run Your Business With 100% Confidence
CEDIA Management Conference wrapped up in New Orleans on Friday, March 6, with a renewed commitment to education, training, marketing, your company's financial health and getting the right people to work in your business.
The thought-provoking three-day event brought together some of the Custom Electronics industry's best and brightest as it kicked off with the incomparable Connie Podesta, who is an organizational therapist and expert in the psychology of human behavior. Podesta's highly entertaining presentation included key points such as personal responsibility, communication, life balance, leadership, handling change and productivity. She encouraged the packed room of attendees to embrace change and “learn everything the kids are doing in terms of social networking so you can reach them in ways that are meaningful to them.”
First rate interactive presentations included Patrick Thean, who advised everyone to, “watch your blind side”. One way is to do so, he said is to "make adjustments to your plan every week to keep from being caught off guard, or 'blind-sided'.” Thean also encouraged attendees to define their 'one thing'. The 'one thing' should be a winning move for your company. He stated that too many people try to do too much instead of focussing on that 'one thing'. Instead of taking every opportunity that comes along, he said that, “Opportunities should only be taken if they get you and your company to your 'Big Hairy Audacious Goal' or BHAG. After establishing your BHAG, you should then work on your company's brand promise. It should be targeted to attract your core customers.” Thean also asked attendees what action triggers they can put into their environment to trigger positive change .