The Value of ‘Chat’

Yesterday, EMS sales management and marketing consultant Sue Mucha moderated her first chat over at PCB Chat. Today, she’s asking on her blog whether readers exploit the value of chat, and why or why not? (She makes a great point about the value of the chat being tied to the quality of the questions asked.)

For those who haven’t had a chance to see how PCB Chat works, you may check out Sue’s chat here. I tend to liken it to the last 10 minutes of a paper session, where the audience asks questions directly to the presenter.

A New Blogger

I’ve added to our Blogroll Sue Mucha, who I’ve known for almost 20 years. Sue is a veteran of several of the major EMS companies past and present, and is an expert in EMS sales, marketing and account acquisition.

Her just-launched blog is a mix of tips, event announcements and industry news. Check it out!

Making the Rounds

We will be at several events over the next six weeks.

On Thursday, senior editor Chelsey Drysdale will attend IMAPS’ annual symposium in Long Beach, CA. There’s a number of EMS companies focused on medical electronics exhibiting and it will be interesting to hear what the latest trends are.

The following week, I will be at SMTA International, covering it for the magazine and cochairing (with CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY columnist Sue Mucha) the session “Global Strategies for Lowering EMS Costs” on Oct. 18 from 10:30-1 pm. CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY also is taking part as an exhibitor (booth 528).

On Nov. 8, I am honored to be speaking at Zuken’s US ZDAC users group meeting. We also will be out in force in mid November at Productronica, the biennial trade show to end all trade shows.

Looking forward to seeing you … somewhere.