Alright, so here I am writing my inaugural blog post and let me just say, it’s definitely not the type of writing I am use to doing. Point being - bear with me on this. I’m sure over time; it will only get better (and more interesting).
Anyway, I wanted to share with you what happened here in Vegas today….
So we all go throughout life, having milestones that you set out to achieve and most importantly, hope that in the end you are proud with the end result. Today, I feel Method met a major milestone and let me tell you, it feels REALLY good when other people can share in your success and excitement.
After spending 19 months working so hard envisioning, planning, programming and all the rest of that good stuff, we no longer had to be quiet about our newest edition to the Alocet family. (Just to clear up any confusion, Alocet is actually us, the company behind the creation of Method)
At today’s show, I know Paul, Peter and I weren’t exactly sure what to expect. That’s the truth. What we did know was that we had something really good here and really exciting and wanted to share it with the world! Okay, maybe not the world, but at the very least everyone attending the Sleeter Conference.
Well…..after the first wave of consultants visited our both, we all looked at each other and realized we had a tough job on our hands. How do we explain what Method is? Sounds like an easy job right? WRONG! How do we explain that Method can do anything they want it to do? That it’s not the typical boxed product you would buy and a different way of looking at software.
After a couple of hour’s worth of conversation at the show, trying different angles to approach how to explain it, we all quickly realized one thing and came to the same conclusion. Everyone has a client that doesn’t like some aspect of their current software product (that is if they even have a software product right now).
BINGO! Once we realized this, it made our lives so much easier. Scratch the idea of trying to explain what the product IS and instead tell them how it will solve their current issues.
Oh yeah, we were on cruise control. The rest of the late morning and afternoon today felt like a breeze and we were on a roll. After Paul’s 20 minute presentation, it felt great to see so many people come back to our booth and be as excited as we were about our vision.
Day 1 of Method’s introduction to the world has definitely been a huge eye opener. It’s been a long day, but definitely worth all the effort. I’m off to chit chat with some of Intuit’s developers.
Danny Do Couto