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Collaborate after every episode

Table of Contents

Change the Way We All See Business

  1.   An Overview
  2.   National media's negative portrayal of business
  3.   Lift up more positive role models
        Reward the good;  ignore the bad.
  4.   Drive up  local ratings

Change the Way We Work Together

  5.   Lead the 24x7 convergence

  6.   Collaborate after every broadcast

  7.   Ask the hard questions and get real answers
.   Index all the good businesses
        Let no business fail for lack of help

Change Ourselves:  Everybody is a Producer.

  9.    Provide even more value for members
         Get involved with your PEG and PBS stations
10.   Help create sustainable businesses
11.   Authenticity and transparency
.   New models, new businesses

Key References:

An Open Letter
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A weekly event: The local chapters of the National Association can opt to be involved in each weekly collaboration event, to enjoin members to participate, and to claim it as a member benefit.

In real time your association will be teaching their members about digital workflow, about the power of collaboration, and about performance management. They'll be doing it!

These weekly, online collaboration events will be scheduled to begin immediately after an episode airs.

1.  Open to all viewers & visitors

These events would be opened first to all viewers of that episode of the show, and then to all those visitors to the web who observe that it is a realtime event, happening now!

The local viewers will be invited each week to attend by the voice of their PBS-member station and the host of the event would be identified. The subject matter would first be the key ideas presented from that episode and ways such ideas can be implemented locally within a business and within a community.

2.  Focus group and short meetings with your own group

Because the meeting time will be in a consistent time slot each week and be made public on each state's resource page, people could join the event from around the world.

Though the local host has total control of the event, the queue by which people speak, the ability to cut them off and to keep them out of future sessions under that user name and password.  Secondary meetings within this hourlong event can be empower by the local host.

3.  No cost initially

Such events usually cost substantial dollars. Because this is a new model which can introduce many people to these technologies,  for now these will be free events for everyone involved.

4.  Local, local, local

The local association's chapters can reach out personally to their membership and potential membership. The local chapters would be participating with their Economic Development Commissions, other local national trade association chapters, people of the SBA, SBDC, or SCORE chapter, and even people from the offices of the governor, mayor, the station and the local sponsors!

There would only be 52 such events a year and the perceived value of that event will increase as the participation grows.

There have been discussions about collaboration as part of the dialogue within a few of the past episodes of the show¹ and there is an introduction to a specific types of collaboration.

5.  Comments & Questions

You are invited to ask questions and receive direct answers.  Your feedback is very important. 

Over the years, the feedback of our viewers has been most encouraging.