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How to Start a SpiceCorps

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Learn how to start a SpiceCorps, a local Spiceworks user group in your area.

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How to Start a SpiceCorps

  1. 1. The Skinny on Starting a SpiceCorps<br />Ashley Connell, Marketing<br />Special Guest:<br />Grey Howe, Denver<br />
  2. 2. Join the Conversation via Questions<br />
  3. 3. What We’re Gonna Cover…<br />
  4. 4. What We’re Gonna Cover…<br />
  5. 5. What is SpiceCorps?<br />SpiceCorps connects local Spiceworks users in person so that you can help each other use Spiceworks, swap product and vendor recommendations, share general IT tips and resources, get the latest on hot IT topics from tech experts and expand your local IT network. <br />What does that really mean? <br />
  6. 6. Local IT Meet-Ups… By You, For You<br /><ul><li>Swap IT tips & tricks
  7. 7. Share vendor & product recommendations
  8. 8. Learn from industry experts
  9. 9. Talk shop over a beer (or two!)</li></li></ul><li>SMB IT pros were like Islands<br />
  10. 10. Until SpiceWorld Brought ‘Em Together<br />
  11. 11. IT Just Continued Back in Boston<br />
  12. 12. And It’s Growing Like Crazy<br />Q2 2011 Spice Corps Stats<br />46 SpiceCorps Groups<br />42 Meet-Ups<br />542 SpiceCorps Attendees<br />~12 IT Pros/Meet-Up<br />Future<br />Current<br />2011 Goal:<br />75 SpiceCorps<br />
  13. 13. That’s Where You Come In!<br />
  14. 14. What We’re Gonna Cover…<br />
  15. 15. Special discounts<br />Advance insight of releases and announcements<br />Exclusive threads<br />Plus plenty o’ points & and a badge!<br />Earn Points and Perks<br />YOU!<br />
  16. 16. Keeps IT pros engaged in the Spiceworks Community<br />Spreads the idea that “IT’s gone orange”<br />Word-of-mouth marketing for Spiceworks<br />Help Fuel the Community (On & Offline) <br />Help Fuel the Power of 1.5M IT pros! <br />
  17. 17. Keep IT FREE! <br />
  18. 18. What We’re Gonna Cover…<br />
  19. 19. The SpiceCorps HQHome Base for All Things SpiceCorps<br />
  20. 20. 3 Simple Steps to Start<br />
  21. 21. 3 Simple Steps to Start<br />
  22. 22. 3 Simple Steps to Start<br />
  23. 23. 3 Simple Steps to Start<br />
  24. 24. What We’re Gonna Cover…<br />
  25. 25. SpiceCorps Meet-up Toolbox<br />
  26. 26. Topic Planning Resources<br />
  27. 27. SpiceCorps Sponsor Program Invite a sponsor for meaty IT know-how, plus free munchies, beer and swag!<br />Premiere<br /><ul><li>Easily found in the SpiceCorps Sponsor Directory
  28. 28. Provides 20 mins. of technical IT education
  29. 29. Stocks meet-up with food, drinks, swag and raffle prizes!
  30. 30. Includes a full branding suite for sponsors</li></ul>Local<br /><ul><li>SpiceLeaders do the dirty-work to find/coordinate with sponsors
  31. 31. Limited to a 10min. preso on an IT topic
  32. 32. Does not include any formal branding
  33. 33. Extra goodies are not guaranteed</li></ul>Best of all … Premiere sponsors help keep IT FREE! <br />
  34. 34. How It Works in Practice<br />
  35. 35. Keys to a Successful Sponsored Meet-up. SpiceLeaders are the face of Spiceworks for their SpiceCorps. Follow the tips below to ensure that both your members and sponsors leave happy!<br />Schedule meet-ups at least 3 weeks in advance<br />Have a quick pre-meet-up call with your sponsor<br />Take the reigns at your meet-up<br />
  36. 36. Communicate Early and Often<br />
  37. 37. What We’re Gonna Cover…<br />
  38. 38. Time to Hear from the ExpertAccess to SpiceCorps Leaders<br />Grey Howe<br />
  39. 39. Secrets of a SpiceLeaderDavid Scammell, SpiceLeader of Central Florida <br /><ul><li>Desire
  40. 40. Persistence
  41. 41. Collaboration</li></li></ul><li>Secrets of a SpiceLeaderGrey Howe, SpiceLeader of Denver<br /><ul><li>Persistence
  42. 42. Vendor Control
  43. 43. Communication</li></li></ul><li>
  44. 44. That’s All, Folks!<br />Questions? Contact Ashley<br />Email: ashleyc@spiceworks.com<br />PM: Ashley (Spiceworks)<br />
  45. 45. SpiceCorps of Golden Horseshoe (Toronto)<br />
  46. 46. SpiceCorps of Kansas City<br />
  47. 47. SpiceCorps of Houston<br />
  48. 48. SpiceCorps of UK (Northern Boys)<br />

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