It was a whirlwind trip to beautiful Orlando, Florida to speak at Johnson and Johnson’s Global Communications Conference.
I had an absolute blast!
I’m standing here with my co-panelist Lisa Emrich, author of Brass and Ivory, her blog about life with multiple sclerosis. She also runs the Carnival of MS Bloggers and writes for Health Central on MS issues. That’s in addition to being a professional musician and music instructor (and I thought I was busy!)!
The speech went well, but I did forget one minor thing:
When you are giving a Powerpoint presentation, advance the slides! I got so into what I was saying, I forgot to press the clicker!
It is very surreal to see your name on a twenty-foot screen, I should have gotten a picture of it.
I was very nervous before and was shaky after, but during the actual talk, I was fine. I just started talking and before I knew it my ten minutes were up (then again, talking has never been a problem for me!). I had notes, but wound up barely using them.
And they had teleprompters! Holy cow – beautiful, huge computer screens! I didn’t need them for my talk, but it was a very cool set-up.
The communications folks at JNJ are very enthusiastic about being a part of the healthcare conversation on the web. Not just having a corporate web site, but actually participating in the blogoshere and other social media.
I would describe them as the “Apple” of JNJ. Enthusiastic about what they do, eager to engage the future of social media via the blogosphere and dedicated to the JNJ family.
I really feel dumb, though. Long ago I signed up for newsletters from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation regarding their funding for nursing education and research.
I had no idea that Robert Wood Johnson was THE Johnson of JNJ!
In fact, Johnson and Johnson has done active work in nurse recruitment through their “Discover Nursing” campaign.
They definitely have much to contribute to the healthcare conversation.
Oh! And if you are a history buff, you have got to check out Kilmer House. It’s full of stories about the history of the Johnson family and the company, including a post about disaster relief the company sent after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
The night I arrived, we had dinner at Universal Studio’s City Walk. Beautiful!
So there I am, in the city of Disney World, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Adventure – Disney, Disney, Disney.
Guess where I went?
The NASCAR Grille!
Just wait until my husband comes home and sees the two matted Kasey Kahne photos on the wall!
Hey, a girl’s gotta have a souvenir (or two) now and then!
Oh, I’ve never had to do this before, but I think I’m supposed to add a disclaimer:
DISCLAIMER: Johnson and Johnson paid for my travel plus room and board to the Conference. I have no financial interest in the company itself.
How was that?
Don’t forget Grand Rounds is here next week. Submission accepted until Monday 10:00am PDT. Send to kmcallister911 at mac dot com. I already have about ten! Whoo hoo! Keep ’em coming!