Part 1: Convincing Your Boss – Selling UI18?s Benefits

Convincing your boss to spend $2,000-$3,000 for to attend the User Interface 18 Conference is no easy task. Your boss wants to see the total costs and how this conference will benefit the organization. In part 1 of of our 2 part series, you’ll learn how to explain the benefits of attending the User Interface Conference in Boston, October 21-23. Part two outlines the expenses associated with sending you to the conference. Understand What Your Boss Needs Before you present anything, find out what information your boss needs to say, “yes, you must go to this conference.” Often at the top of the list is cost and benefits to the company. Dive deeper – ask what they mean by benefiting the company. Is your boss asking to see: 1. How you’ll solve a specific pain point within your organization? 2. How will this conference help complete a current project? 3. How will you share what you learned with the rest of the team? 4. How your new-found knowledge saves the company from hiring someone to do a specific task or skill? 5. Will you bring in a new skill set that the company is lacking? 6. How are you adding to the basic UX knowledge of the team? Addressing Your Design Needs Only you know which workshops will address your most pressing design needs. The UI18 workshop descriptions lay out what you’ll learn during the day, the practical take-aways you’ll get, and how to implement the new processes and techniques you’ll learn. Explore the workshops that fit your training and design needs. Find 3-5 points within the workshop description...