...................................................................... Have you been looking for a fresh idea for meetings? Why not try an Apple In-Store Workshop? This month's resource blog tells you how. January also brings an interesting How To by Tom Piper with an idea for increasing interest and participation at meetings, a How To by Rick Ortiz with helpful information about Apple User Group Ambassadors, and the fourth installment of Nicholas Pyers' Dealing with Presenters series. Does your group engage in effective follow up after a presentation? The fourth installment offers tips for after-the-presentation activities that matter. Thanks again to Nicholas Pyers, Tom Piper and Rick Ortiz for all they do for groups! For other fresh meeting ideas, take a look at ASW's Everything changes with iPad campaign, highlighting how iPad — together with incredible apps from the App Store — can change the way users can do what's important to them every day. Go to ASW and click on the Quick Training button to see what's on offer. Ambassadors: January is a great month to check out ASTO and ASW! As always, if you have an idea for a resource, let us know. http://appleusergroupresources.com - How To: Stimulate Questions (and Answers) at User Group Meetings - Meeting Ideas on ASW: Everything changes with iPad - Nicholas Pyers Presents: Working with Presenters After the Event - How To: What is an Apple User Group Ambassador? - Second Annual Macstock Conference: July 16 - 17 in Woodstock IL - Meeting Ideas: Consider an Apple In-Store Workshop - Ongoing Offers for User Group Members: • Special Offer – Second Annual Macstock Conference: $50(USD) Discount • Special Offer – Take Control Books: 30% Off • Special Offer – Joe On Tech Guides: 20% Discount on All Books • Special Offer – Micromat - From the makers of TechTool Pro: 20% discount • Special Offer – Opus ][ Complete Collection: 25% Discount • Special Offer – Noteboom Tutorials: 33% off Annual Memberships • Special Offer – AgileBits 1Password 5 for OS 10.10 Yosemite: 25% Discount • Special Offer – Prosoft Engineering: 25% Off • Special Offer – EverWeb by RAGE Software: 50% Discount • Special Offer – Eltima Software multimedia products: Pay 20% less • Special Offer – Que Publishing Products: 35-45% Discount • Special Offer – SlideShark iPad PowerPoint Viewer: Free App plus • Special Offer – O'Reilly: Wonderful Discounts for User Group Members • Special Offer – Peachpit Press: 35% Discount - Offers for User Group Leaders: • Special Leader Offer – Noteboom Tutorials: Review Special Offer • Special Leader Offer – Prosoft Products: Review Special Offer • Special Leader Offer – macProVideo.com Training: 12 Free Library Passes • Special Leader Offer – Tropical Software: Free Leader Offer • Special Leader Offer – Camtasia 5 and Snagit for Mac: Leader Offer All member offers and codes are on one easy-to-cut-and-paste page for newsletter editors: http://appleusergroupresources.com/special-offers-with-codes/ Password for offers (6/15/2015 - 2/15/2016): ugcoolbuys __________ Saundra (Sandy) Foderick, Editor Tom Piper, Vendor Coordinator Rick Ortiz and Elsa Travisano, Webmasters Trish Huffman, Offers Editor Questions? Comments? Tips for group leaders or members? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org ...................................................................... Information about third-party offers and promotions was provided to the Apple User Group Advisory Board by the third party and is provided as a courtesy. The Apple User Group Advisory Board makes no representations and disclaims any liability regarding offers and promotions. Please direct questions about an offer or promotion directly to the appropriate third party. Copyright 2016 The Apple User Group Advisory Board. All rights reserved. The Apple User Group Advisory Board permits reproduction of the contents of the Apple User Group Bulletin for publicity and promotional purposes. Please include a link to http://appleusergroupresources.com if you use any of this information for publicity or promotional purposes.