Thanks Julie! Now the MVP Program is making moves in Ireland.

Today I took a trip down to Microsoft’s European Headquarters in Ireland to meet with Julie Ray who looks after the European MVP’s.   I was expecting a cup of coffee and a meeting with two or three people, what I got was a whole lot more…..

I arrived an hour late due to a couple of new SBS site install issues, and was met at reception with the smiling face of Julie.   A nice welcome.    Then, after a brief introduction I was led down a hallway to an auditorium to which I was informed that 40 – 50 people will be coming down to the session.   I then realised that I was not here to meet a couple of people, but to help Julie with her presentation of the MVP program.   Oh dear πŸ™‚   I should have prepared or something πŸ™‚

Anyway, the session went extremely well, lots of positive questions and answers from the MS staff and I feel that I got our message across along with Julie.    (Not like me to hold back!)

I was one of those to complain a lot about the lack of MVP promotion outside of America.  Therefore I hope that Sean O’Driscoll reads this at some stage.   I am sure he already knows, but he (and the rest of his team) are doing a great job beginning to promote the MVP program outside of America.  Credit where credit is due.  Let it continue!

This evening, I got the following SMS message from Julie (For you Americans that don’t know what SMS is well don’t worry – you are not missing much).   It read as follows:

Hi Nick, thanks for making the trip to MS Ireland!  The rest of the folks I saw today had really positive things to say & appreciated your viewpoints.  You were a hit!

The presentation / Q&A resonated with people & impressed upon them the goodness & amazing potential of working with you & the other MVP’s.  We can expect increased interactions starting in late Jan / early Feb.  Let’s be sure to touch base after the holidays.

Now…   that gave me that “warm and fuzzy” feeling that Susan Bradley often tells me about.

To Julie / Lorna and the people at MS Ireland.   Thanks!   And have a great Christmas!

Nick Whittome

  2 Replies to “Thanks Julie! Now the MVP Program is making moves in Ireland.”

  1. December 16, 2004 at 4:37 pm

    Glad to hear about the great event and thanks for your support. We’re commitment to global awareness of the MVP program and no one is happier than me that it is starting to make a difference. Thank you very much for your feedback!!

    Sean

  2. Nick
    December 16, 2004 at 10:54 pm

    Thanks Sean.

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