Chuck Joiner, who runs the
Macintosh User Group (MUG) Center, has posted his latest User Group Report. Available as either a QuickTime stream or a downloadable MP3 file, the newest report features professional leadership trainer Jen Shelby, who joins the User Group Report team as a regular correspondent by talking about how to motivate user group members; and Total Training’s Brian Hoffman, who covers his company’s training materials as well as its support of user groups, which includes giving away products for raffles.
In other news posted to the MUG Center recently, Joiner notes that new companies have been added to the list of vendors offering special deals just for MUGs and that the User Group Advisory Board needs volunteers to help with MUG events during next month’s
Macworld Conference & Expo Boston. In addition, anyone who registers for the
User Group Leadership Conference
being held at the show before June 25 saves money off the on-site registration price (the MUG Center doesn’t say how much) and receives a free, limited-edition T-shirt.
There are still plenty of MUG-related events happening all over the country before Macworld, of course, and upcoming ones of note include
The Macintosh Business Users Society’s
June 29 meeting, which will feature Kaidan Inc. president Jim Andres discussing his company’s QuickTime VR creation tool, PiXiMation; and
East Carolina University MUG’s
June 29 meeting, which will offer demos of Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac as well as alternatives to the suite. As always, visit each MUG’s Web site for meeting start times, locations and attendance cost, if any.
Macintosh User Groups interested in seeing their events listed on MacCentral are welcome to
send us their news. We post roundups of MUG events and gatherings each week.
If you’re wondering what user group events are happening in your area, visit the MUG Center’s
online calendar. Apple also hosts a
user group site
where you can look for a MUG near you or find out how to start your own group.