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Dallas was an amazing trip!
There were so many people involved in the Dallas Recruiting Roadshow, people who went above and beyond to make sure that the experience was a good one. So may people to thank..
On the ground and in the trenches, Dennis Smith and his team took care of the logistics, marshalling people and resources. Following suit, our fantastic sponsors, whiz-bang presenters, caterers, the University of Dallas and Roadshow visitors all played an integral part in making the day a huge success.
To each and everyone of you — from the heart — thank you, thank you, thank you!
In the coming days I will be posting some updates and some really useful links so stay posted.
Jason Davis and Steven Rothberg managed to be in Dallas without ever leaving the toasty comfort of their snowbound homes in the north. (Jason lives in Toronto; Steven lives in Minneapolis.) Although the magic trick was spectacular, smarter people might have figured out how to be in Dallas without ever going to places where it snows routinely.
The Houdini like magic trick was orchestrated by Bill Vick, the fabled Internet Recruiting pioneer as a waxed, waned and demonstrated Web 2.0 in a presentation on Social Media. (Bill can be found here, here, here and here. He seems to only live online.) Bill has been building and contributing to the Recruiting Industry for a very long time. Bill received a special award for compacting his talk into a very tight space.
His presentation was a blend of skype based interviews and introductions to the art and science of Social Media.
You know a real marathon runner when you see them effortless pass you by, still carrying the torch as if they had just left the stadium, running to the horizon and looking ahead. It is rare that a good marathon runner can be equally good in the team effort of running a relay. However, on the track or on the road, you know a winner when you see one because they are generally ahead of the pack.
Oh, look — its Bill Vick!
Bill is one of the very few leaders in the recruiting business who can run with the batons of vision, strategic planning, effective execution, monetization and reinvention while looking far enough ahead to know which batons he should be handing off where and when. I think he describes that as being a “serial entrepreneur,” modestly omitting the words: “Among recruiting’s most successful” in describing himself.
What makes Bill so remarkable is that he runs the distance, pacing himself over the long haul. While he is managing his numerous ventures, Bill is also cultivating an expanding network unusual for its number of personal relationships, building community and fostering growth in both agency and corporate environments, and still managing a recruiter’s desk – excuse me, a headhunter’s desk.
On Tuesday, December 4 – if you register for John Sumser’s Dallas Recruiting Roadshow in enough time – you can visit with Bill and enjoy his interactive presentation…Getting from Here to There: Technologies, Tools and Techniques for Advancing Recruiters’ Effectiveness.
The format for the Dallas Recruiting Roadshow will be different from the Atlanta event in a number of ways.
In Atlanta there was a lot of emphasis placed on breakout sessions where individual track leaders lead workshops on a variety of topics. Over the span of these seven learning tracks there was a huge amount of information shared and a lot to think about as everyone returned to their daily routines.
In keeping with the Recruiting Roadshow being an experiment, in Dallas we’re changing it up a bit. As before, our goal is to provide a day of learning, community and networking. In Dallas we are planning to shift the emphasis from sharing content to sharing connections, building on the networking theme.
As we did in Atlanta there will be two keynotes. John Sumser will be presenting an updated presentation on multigenerational recruiting opposite Dallas’s own recruiting legend, Bill Vick – more on that later.