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At SAP TechEd Las Vegas, Jon Reed and I cranked out a total of 22 videos. They were a mixture of talking heads, fun stuff, customers and partners as well as our own unique brand of chat summing up our views of the show. Madrid sees us take this to the next level. An evil plan if you like.

Beyond the usual executive stuff, we want to focus in on BYD customers. So here’s the deal:

If you know or have or are customers that have been implementing ByDesign then we’d like to hear their/your stories. We’ll take as many as we can cram into the time we have available. 

Each video will be limited to 5 minutes – hence the idea of Speed Dating. In real terms it means you’ll need to allocate about 15 minutes of time to setting up and filming the shoot.

We’ll be happy to help customers hone their pitch but what we’re really after are these three things:

  1. Why did you go with ByDesign?
  2. What have you gained as a result?
  3. What would you pass on as learnings to others?

Partners who bring customers onto the show get a bonus:

In the final video production we’ll put their name AND URL into the show credits. Partners will be allowed (actually encouraged) to take the vids to their own sites as collateral they can use through our Creative Commons License. We’ll provide partners with the embed codes so they only have to cut ‘n’ paste. What could be easier?

We’re also creating a BYD channel on JD-OD where we’ll showcase all the vids we produce. That will provide customers and prospects an opportunity to find ‘like minds.’

As an added incentive there’s a wee prize. A JD-OD.com hoodie to the best video as voted by the JD-OD viewers. One for the customer and one for the partner. If that sounds a bit naff – well, we’re a low budget outfit so…

There’s a catch – JD-OD retains full editorial control. We decide the questions, we deicde how (if at all) we edit the shoot. Now – if you’ve watched past shows you’ll know we do very little editing because we like to demonstrate the conversational ‘flow.’ Nevertheless, some shoots need editing. 

In addition, we’re asking those who come on the show to give us their One Word assessment of the show. It can be anything they want to say but it MUST be just One Word. If you watch the video above, you’ll see why. 

If the idea of Speed Dating on JD-OD appeals to you then please get in touch with Stacey Fish. Stacey is our support at SAP for all things scheduling in Madrid. You’ll have to wrangle with her for scheduling rights.

If you’re on Twitter, then also let Stacey know your Twitter handle. We’ll put that into a lower third on the video.

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