Thursday, September 10, 2009


I'm sitting in my hotel room in Central Florida (Mickey Mouse and friends are a mere hour away). I just finished the last implementation I will do of BoardDocs as it exists today. Its an odd thing. I am even feeling a bit nostalgic as we stand on the brink of a whole new BoardDocs!

I've been doing this for 6 years (Leigh's post got me thinking about time!) now and have implemented BoardDocs at so many different locations all over the country. I've been to big cities and small towns. I've worked with a school district with 850 students, and another with over 250,000 students. I have trained school boards, city governments, county governments and private school boards. I've been to Seattle, New York, Florida, San Diego and Peculiar, Missouri (to name a few places). I've had barbecue in the south, Chinese food in a restaurant where no one spoke English but me and George, Shoo Fly pie in Pennsylvania, KILLER hot pastrami on rye bread in New Jersey and crab cakes in Maryland. Ask Dawn and Ari, its all about the food.

I guess I could actually go back and count all the implementations I've done if I wanted to, but it is a safe bet that its somewhere between 120 and 140 I think.

Now we move on to the workshop and preparing to train new and old subscribers alike on using the amazing new BoardDocs! You are going to love it. I promise.

Dawn and I are preparing our material for the workshop next week with an eye to showing you the new BoardDocs AND answering questions AND giving you helpful tips. Its a tall order, but we're up to the task.

Andrea and I will be arriving in Utah a little early on Tuesday and hope to go for a long hike once we get to the hotel. I'm really looking forward to it, and plan on skipping joyfully through the mountains singing songs from The Sound of Music... "The hills are alive, with the sound of music..." Think Julie Andrews.

This picture is from our workshop in Park City 2 years ago. I can't wait! I hope everyone can at least take a little time to do some walking, if not hiking, in the great outdoors while you are in Park City. It is really a beautiful place, and early fall is wonderful there.