I enjoy presenting at various PMI, APMP, and BiggerPlate Unplugged events. My presentations focus on mind mapping techniques and best practices for project planning and proposal writing. My first presentation at a PMI event was held in August 2008. In the past six years, I have presented at over thirty events and shared mind mapping technqiues to over 1,000 attendees. It is always a fun time and a learning experience. Events include:
- PMI San Diego Conference (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015)
- PMI San Francisco Dinner Meeting – 2011
- PMI 2011 Global Congress
- APMP 2012 Training Day
- PMI Silicon Valley Tools and Techniques meeting – 2012
- PMI Silicon Valley Work Shop – 2012
- Project Management Training Day Webinar Series – 2013
- Project World – 2012 and 2013
- BiggerPlate Unplugged – 2014
- PMI Inland Valley Dinner Meeting – 2014
BiggerPlate Unplugged – March 20, 2014
BiggerPlate Unplugged was held in San Francisco on March 20, 2014. This event included mind map users, software developers, bloggers and trainers to explore trends and innovations in the world of mind mapping. I presented mind mapping techniques to plan projects, align project teams, and ensure seamless progress through numerous project phases. My presentation also highlighted my experience using mind mapping to teach Project Management Essentials at the University of California San Diego. This conference is my favorite event to date. Over 95 percent of attendees were avid mind mappers. Liam Hughes did a great job in organizing and hosting BiggerPlate Unplugged.
PMI San Diego Conference – May 15, 2014
I always enjoy presenting at the PMI San Diego Annual Conference. PMI is an excellent organization and the PMI San Diego has an active chapter. The 2014 PMI San Diego conference will always be remembered for not only the excellent presentations but for the nine fires burning in San Diego. It was a rare Santa Ana conditions in May where we typically have foggy days. During breaks, I found myself watching TV in the lobby to get updates on the fire. My presentation went well and I enjoyed talking to the attendees. I had worked with one of the attendees over twenty years ago. It was great seeing him. This presentation was typical in only 20 percent of the attendees had used mind mapping software. My presentation goals include promoting the benefits of mind mapping and increasing awareness. My prediction is in the next five years over 50 percent of attendees will be avid mind mappers.
APMP Webinar – January 30, 2014
I presented at the APMP Southern California Training day in October 2012 and attended the event in October 2013. The event is at the California Grand Hotel in Disneyland. This was a special event because I was presenting to the Association of Proposal Management Professionals. It would be a good opportunity to present the benefits of mind mapping software to create winning proposals. I had a great time presenting and listening to the other presenters. After attending the 2013 event, I talked to the APMP President and asked if I could present a webinar on Mind Mapping Techniques to Create Winning Proposals. He was very interested in the webinar topic and requested an email to provide presentation details. I was very happy when he accepted the presentation topic. The webinar was held on January 30, 2014. There were over 250 attendees. I was very pleased with the presentation and had follow-up emails from a number of attendees. I look forward to attending the 2014 APMP Training Day.