Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Promoting across Romania the Romanian Edition of my Networking Book

Last April, because of the Icelandic ash cloud, I couldn’t go to Romania to participate in person on the launching of my Networking Book in person. Nevertheless thanks to support of JCI Targu Mures I was present at the first launching of the Romanian edition of my book using Skype.

This time there was no ash cloud on sight and I manage to do several presentations and seminars in the two main cities in Romania, Bucharest and Iasi.

In Bucharest I counted with the support of Mihaela Stroe, Cornel Costea, my publisher Rentrop&Straton and the great leader of JCI Targu Mures, Laszlo Pacso, among others.

In Iasi I counted with the support of Marius Alexas that kindly invited me to be a speaker in his “Fresh & New” conference, Dorina Moisa from Alexander I Cuzu University that organized a very interesting session where I presented for 30 minutes and was overwhelmed by one and half hour of questions.

If I was surprised by so many questions, the next day I got even more surprised at Empower Connect organized by Genoveva Salvaras, where I did the same 30 minutes presentation and got two and half hours of questions. It was a great group so the conversations had to continue over a very nice lunch.

Finally, thanks to JCI Iasi I did a presentation in gala to recognize entrepreneurs for the Iasi region. I’m very proud that in a very small part I took part in this initiative.

So if you want to buy my book in Romania just go to:

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Being a speaker with a full room at ASTD 2010 in Chicago

My last ASTD international conference was in 2007, in Atlanta, where I made a presentation about Informal Training, at the time I was one of the few people that presented something about the importance of Informal Training and I was so happy that 120 people were at my presentation.

Now in Chicago, I presented my recent experience with Informal Training, but everything was different, this year Informal Training is a hot topic, most referred as Informal Learning or even Social Learning and my session was full with a queue of people waiting for some opening, so only 216 people were allowed to enter, the session was recorded and I did a Webinar on June 8 as part of the virtual part of the conference in order to reach more people.

Also it was a great opportunity to meet some good friends from Brazil, South Africa, Denmark USA, UK, Philippines… that I haven’t seen for a while, also I had the rare opportunity to talk face to face with speakers like Daniel Pink, Charlene Li, Donald Kirkpatrick, among others.

I got fun, inspirations and more speaking opportunities, so I will be for sure in ASTD 2011 in Orlando.