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Dynamic Communities Announces 2019 Gemstone Awards Winners Dynamic Communities, an organization that supports communities, is excited to recognize its 2019 Gemstone Award Winners. The success of these user group communities stem from the dedication from individuals who contribute their knowledge, time, and passion to help other users gain more value from the Microsoft applications they are using. We THANK these contributors for paying it forward for the benefit of others. Congratulations to all 2020 Award Winners: The Gemstone Awards are awarded to user and partner member community contributors, who plays a vital role in building a strong ...
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Gathering Tips on How to Best Work From Home   The Coronavirus has no doubt impacted many of our community members, forcing us to adjust to a new way of work. We’ve put together some essential tips on working from home that we found helpful at Dynamic Communities and we encourage you to share with the community what helps you during this unprecedented time.  Have a dedicated space for work .  An area free of distractions such as pets, television or those dishes in the sink will help keep you focused.  Create  a  schedule  and stick to it .  Plan your day hour-by-hour, dedicating time to certain projects or meetings.  Don’t forget ...
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February 28, 2020 Over recent weeks, Dynamic Communities has been closely monitoring the novel Coronavirus and its impact. We take the health and safety of our community very seriously and, out of an abundance of caution, have made the decision to reschedule the extreme365 and Community Summit Europe events that were previously scheduled for 9-12 March 2020. We invite you to join us for the new dates on 29 June-2 July 2020 at the Fira Barcelona (same venue). Current registrations have automatically been transferred to our rescheduled extreme365 and Community Summit Europe dates. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled dates, ...
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NEWS RELEASE February 26, 2020   FARGO, ND – Janet Lampert, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dynamic Communities, has announced her retirement after more than 8 years of service to the company.  Lampert’s official retirement date is the end of February 2020; Lampert will continue to serve on the Board of Directors of Dynamic Communities.   Rob Schwartz , Board Director, will serve as interim CEO until the Dynamic Communities Board of Directors appoints a permanent CEO, which a search is currently under way for.   “I first want to thank Janet for her leadership at Dynamic Communities.  Under her direction, Dynamic Communities grew from 80,000 members ...
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Updated February 28 Out of an abundance of caution for   impact of   the novel Coronavirus, we have made the decision to reschedule the extreme365   and   Community Summit Europe events that were previously scheduled for 9-12   March ,   2020 in Barcelona   including our Partner Executive Exchange . We invite you to join us for the new dates   on   29   June - 2 July   at the   Fira   Barcelona (same venue).   Click here to read more .  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...
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Happy New Year to our Channel Marketing Alliance community! It’s already starting out great because just take a look at all the awesome webinars we have for you in 2020! We’ve listened to what topics you, our members, want to learn more about and are excited (and grateful) to have so many top marketing experts willing to share their expertise and knowledge with us. Registration is open for most webinars right now so go ahead and reserve your spot today, so you don’t miss out.   JANUARY 2020 – Available OnDemand! Aligning Sales and Marketing: Getting everyone on the same page Presenter: Marie Wiese, Marketing CoPilot Watch Webinar The ...
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It’s hard to believe 2019 is almost over! Looking back at all the valuable content and marketing webinars we were able to share from industry experts and CMA members, it always makes me proud to be part of this amazing community. Thank you to everyone who helped us learn and grow through the year.   This is a good opportunity to watch the marketing webinars you might have missed and be sure to let me know what you want to learn in 2020. Watch for an article coming soon with some of the exciting things we have planned!   2019 CMA Webinars How to Build a Remarkable Marketing Campaign Presenter: @Haley Martin , AvidXchange Watch Webinar ...
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Tampa, FL, USA: Dynamic Communities, the leading user group community provider, announces registration is now open for its primary events for the Microsoft Business Applications community in Europe, extreme365 and Community Summit Europe, co-located 9-12 March 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. Registration is now open. extreme365 is intended for Microsoft Dynamics 365 partner education. Partners attend extreme365 for technical and go-to-market readiness education, for direct access to Microsoft leadership, and to equip themselves with the education necessary to stay a step ahead of their customers, including Power Platform. Sessions are designed ...
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Planning Content for 2020?

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You are planning for 2020 – right?  It’s time to not only document your goals but how you plan on executing.  It’s necessary so you can get the resources you need.  I thought I’d share a few tools that I’ve relied on over the years that you can leverage.  Please download first. ·         Content is King!  Many of my clients have “ready to go” webinars that you can leverage.  You’ll find partner showcase information along with subject matter expert topics.  This alone can fill up a lot of your needs.  Making it simple! ·         Marketing Template.   Over the years I’ve leveraged other professionals’ tools and ideas.  ...
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For a time, I used to  track how many times I left a voice mail to the times I  actually  talked to  someone .  At the time it was around 9 out of 10 dials was a voice mail.  Crazy huh?   So, what can you do about it?  It’s frustrating and it’s not getting better – we now simply expect to get voice mail.  I miss the days when you could fill up a day with 20 calls and update your clients on what they need ed  to know.   So, an exercise that I do is to always follow up the voice mail with an email.  Tell them why you are calling  and having actional items .  You called them after all about something they’d value right?  Then it’s worth an ...
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In memory of Brooke Webb Smith, Founder of Channel Marketing Alliance, all of you nominated a group of incredible marketers who demonstrate an enthusiasm for learning, sharing knowledge and a passion for the art of marketing! The 2019 award nominees were Adrianne Machina , Amy Spencer , Barbara Pfeiffer , Brianne Van Reenen , Chelsea Schlepp , Jon Rivers , Julie Flaherty , Lindy Belley , Michelle Glennie , Natalie Jackson and Richard Lee . Here is an idea of the types of things their peers said about this group of nominees: “Whether it's strategy, career, advice, data, or tactics, it is clear that she would like to see her fellow ...
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Hello, Microsoft is looking forward to seeing you at UG Summit North America! As part of your conference experience, we have a unique opportunity for you to meet directly with the Microsoft Dynamics product team.    During the conference, the Microsoft Dynamics product team will be conducting the following sessions - Sign-up now to secure your spot! D365 Customer Engagement Roundtable: Are you using Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement? What are the challenges you've encountered or the pitfalls you've been surprised by? What successes are you seeing? If you are a CEO, CIO, CMO, CFO or equivalent at a customer organization, attend this session ...
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The whole idea of a user group is fundamentally simple: Find people who do what you do and share knowledge to better your workday. Thank you for building an incredible commonwealth of shared Microsoft Business Applications platform experience and connections. Our Story The value of our user group communities is based on the official founding in 2004, when a small group of CIOs discovered great benefit in sharing knowledge and experiences about their ongoing system and business strategies. Over the last 15 years, together we’ve grown to 10+ user group communities including the PowerApps User Group in 2018. What’s Next We are excited ...
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Microsoft is seeking organizational decision-makers for a group discussion about experiences with or interest in customer reference programs. Whether you currently participate in a formal business-to-business (B2B) reference program, informally provide reference calls to other decision-makers you know, write reviews, or are simply interested in the prospect of providing others with your unique insights, this discussion is for you! To be considered for participation, please provide your feedback to research recruiters at: https://www.mdcresearch.com/ugsummit20
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As we roll into October, there are signs of the fall season everywhere you turn here in North Dakota. The change of seasons for many – including me – is a time for reflection. And it’s also a time to look forward to one of the more intense months of the year for our community.   In our early years, October meant Summit was finally here. For most folks back then, Summit in October embodied the entirety of their user group life. Thankfully, we are vibrant today because a core group of like-minded users of Microsoft’s myriad of enterprise business systems found value in connecting with each other to share. We’ve always cherished a core group that viewed this ...
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Do You Deserve a Referral?

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If you were a client of your organization – would you give your company a referral?  It’s in interesting question.  Today’s business world relies on referrals.  Over the years I’ve asked partners in the Dynamic ERP space on how they find clients – the number one answer is referrals .  It’s true, partners depend on referrals – it’s a faster and easier sale.  Not sure if it’s an updated fact – but I heard the statistic years ago:  it’s 5 times easier to close business from a referral.  I also read a Nielsen report saying 83% of us turn to others they trust for recommendations.  That pretty much sums it up! Let’s face it, we don’t make ...
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Dynamic Communities is raising awareness for three important charities during their annual event. Tampa (FL) – For the first time ever Dynamic Communities, a business management organization that develops and supports technology-centric user groups, is partnering with three charities at User Group Summit North America . These organizations appearing at the conference are Camaraderie Foundation, Mindshift, and Think Big for Kids. User Group Summit North America is Dynamic Communities’ annual conference for users of the Microsoft Business Applications platform, which includes Dynamics and the Power Platform. The conference starts October 15 and lasts ...
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