South florida HDI Value & Benefits IT Palooza Dec 2012


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Presentation for IT Palooza event at Nova Southeastern University, December 2012. South Florida HDI benefits and values were shared to introduce attendees to the local chapter and how they can make a difference in the South Florida IT professional community.

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South florida HDI Value & Benefits IT Palooza Dec 2012

  1. 1. South Florida HDIValue and Benefits December 12, 2012 Eddie VidalPresident South Florida HDI Chapter
  2. 2. South Florida HDI History• Born: October 2008• Meeting Attendance Average: 60+• Mailing List grown from 150 to2800• Sponsorship – over $22,000• Developed HDI CRM Database• Platinum and President Circle of Excellence• 300 + companies
  3. 3. Goals Financial Customers• Increase Memberships • Share Experiences• Increase • Share Knowledge Partners/Sponsors • Share Relationships• Increase Revenue• Increase Financial Surplus Results• Achieve top 3 point total in National Circle of Excellence• Recognized as the premier local IT user group in South Florida
  4. 4. Keys to Success• Strategy – Set Goals• Team Building• Partnerships• Communication• Go Opposite• Redefine and Reinvent
  5. 5. 30 Second PitchSouth Florida HDI is a young and lively community ofIT Service and Technical Support professionals,focusing on sharing experiences, knowledge andrelationships.Our meetings are held quarterly in the Miami-Dadecounty area. Currently we have in excess of 100members representing greater than 50 top SouthFlorida companies across different industries.Join us and be part of the fun, exchange ideas andgrow together in this young exhilarating community.
  6. 6. Meeting AttendanceYEAR # OF EVENTS # OF ATTENDEES2009 4 3412010 5 3852011 6 2532012 5 214
  7. 7. Please Join our Social Media Sites53 Fans 165 Members 2800 Emails67 Members 217 Followers 882 Contacts @HDI_So_Florida
  8. 8. Question of the Day What value and/or benefit have you gained byparticipating in South Florida HDI?
  9. 9. SAVE THE DATE: HDI 2013 Conference & Expo• Get your license to learn at next year’s conference and expo! April 16–19, 2013, under the lights of Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay!• Stay on the cutting edge of industry trends, gain topic-specific expertise, be inspired, and network with your peers• Even better: As HDI members, you save $200 on your HDI 2013 registrations! Register at
  10. 10. SAVE THE DATE: HDI 2013 Conference & Expo• Register by December 7, 2012, and you could save up to $895! FREE One-Day Workshop $395 Early Bird Discount $200 Alumni Discount $100 Member Discount (Gold and above) $200 Save $895
  11. 11. The HDI Buyer’s Guide Is Now Open!• HDI is thrilled to announce the launch of the brand- new HDI Buyer’s Guide, aimed at helping guide products and services to the people who need them• Enter comments, provide feedback, and rate the featured products
  12. 12. HDI Team Certified• New level of recognition for support teams with at least 80% of staff HDI-certified• Annual award includes recognition in HDI publications and a crystal award to display on- site• Application fee of $150 (collected after team qualification has been verified)• Register at – Contact your account manager or the Customer Care Center for assistance• Watch for more information in upcoming mail, newsletters, and emails
  13. 13. Just Released! 2012 HDI Support Center Practices & Salary Report• Learn about the latest industry trends with the newly released• Members (Silver and above) have free access to the report• Log into to get yours now!
  14. 14. Membership Drives• Win a Kindle?• Must be a member• Special Event Pricing – Silver $100 – Bronze $10
  15. 15. $100+ $1000+ $79 Conferences, events and Online resources, webinars, Research Corner, whitepapers… Training discounts $240 Value $75Focus Book Series and AnnualPractice and Salary Report Local Chapter Membership $165 $100 (only for today)
  16. 16. Membership and Non-Membership Companies
  17. 17. Membership Metrics Job Role Count None 229 62 DecisionMembership Type Count Maker 93Non-Member 661 Evaluator 54Previous-Member 169 Other 11Silver Membership 25 Buyer 1Gold Membership 11 Grand Total 388Plus Gold 10Officer Membership 8 Position Type CountStudent Membership 3Platinum Plus Manager 78Membership 3 Director 71Platinum Analyst 45Membership 2 CEO 15Grand Total 892 Supervisor 10 Grand Total 219
  18. 18. Next Meeting• How do you recognize and show appreciation to your employees?• What makes an employee go above and beyond?• Save the Date – January 10, 2013 –
  19. 19. HDI AOY & DST Awards• 2010 – Jorge De La Rosa• 2011 – Carlos Negron (Regional)• 2012 – Raquel Robinson• 2012 – Colin Thomas• 2013 - ???
  20. 20. Thank you to our Sponsors!
  21. 21. Volunteer?
  22. 22. Membership - Help PRE-EVENT  Prepare meeting roster with RSVP’s  Prepare nametags for those who RSVP’d  Call campaigns when required EVENT  Assist with registration table (Sign-in, nametags…)  Greet and welcome guests (Members/Non-members)  Membership drives (1/2 per year)  Promote / Market HDI Membership POST-EVENT  Update HDI CRM with attendees info (Attended, Walk-in, No-Show)  Enter/update contacts information in CRM  Process new HDI member applications  Prepare 2 mailing lists for “Thank You For Attending” and “Sorry You Missed It”
  23. 23. Communications• [Enter name here] – VP of Communications
  24. 24. Communications• Chapter Meeting Press Releases – Coordinates release of meeting information to local publications, trade newsletters, etc., three weeks prior to meeting• Special Event/Meeting Announcements & Invitations – Invitations sent weekly beginning at least six weeks prior to meeting
  25. 25. Communications• Social Media – Oversees posting and updating of chapter news, happenings and promotions on all relevant Social Media websites• Chapter Website – Oversees content development and ensures the chapter website is a living communications tool
  26. 26. Programs[Enter name here] – VP of Programs
  27. 27. Programs Activities & Strategy The Programs is responsible in setting up the Events/Meetings Some of the involvement are composed of: Topics• Assist in acquiring ideas for Topics fromMember Surveys and Technology trends Speakers• Assist in obtaining industry leaders on specifictopics Sponsors • Leverage and enroll sponsors based on Topics to obtain and produce a well rounded solution to the event/meeting
  28. 28. Programs• Organize different meetings, AOY, CIO Panel, Vendor fair, social events, meeting with other user groups• Chair off line conference calls• Logistics of meeting, location, meeting checklist• Build and develop program content• Maintaining of yearly calendar• Create communication meeting invite with presenter bio and title of meeting to provide to Communications• Speaker liaison• HDI Sponsored Training
  29. 29. Programs• Audio/Visual
  30. 30. South Florida HDIThanks go to the following• Lynn Johnson – VP of Programs• Yleana Franco – VP of Sponsorship• Tony Di Perna – VP of Membership• Eddy Fuente – VP of Finance• Albert Noa – Strategic Advisor• Tony Alvarez – VP of Communication
  31. 31. Teamwork!!!
  32. 32. South Florida HDI needs YOU!• Let’s start with “What will you take away” -- visibility within the local IT community, knowledge of trends and best practices from Leaders in the Industry, recognition among peers, motivation that re-charges the batteries for life• WE need you to helps US get better• Tasks take 5 Hours or less per month– Teamwork!• WE build new relationships with colleagues and Industry Leaders• Be Part of something BIG ---YOU ----Your own development• Share your experience and time with others just like you• You don’t need to be a Manager• You don’t need Experience
  33. 33. Volunteer?
  34. 34. Contact Information Eddie Vidal 305-439-9240 @eddievidal