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Working Smarter (not Harder) with Trello

I am on such a high from the amazing Trello PEI luncheon held today at the Startup Zone. We had 46 participants and two guest speakers. A fabulous lunch, incredible learning and sharing. As a super fan/volunteer organizing these events, it is so rewarding to hear the participants comments, and how they use (or plan to) use the tool to organize their life. Mathieu our guest speaker today was actually a participant from my November Trello event, and instantly he jumped right in and started using it, and now he uses Trello for all aspects of his business and personal life. A true success story.

Here was our agenda, last event we had it in the evening, but living on a beautiful Island where the best months for weather are July and August, we didn't want to compete with the gorgeous weather and thought a luncheon may be best for this time of year. Due to the large turnout it was a good move.

11:30 AMMeet & Greet: Registration, Lunch & Mingle
11:50 AMWelcome and Ice Breaker
12:00 PMWorking Smarter (Not Harder) with Trello: Tips, Tricks, Hacks & Best Practices
12:40 PMAsk Questions & Let's Network
1:00 PMClosing

The agenda worked well and we kept things flowing and on schedule, starting and ending on time. Here are our two speakers and their bios:

Kelly Burke is the CFO of local web design & development firm, silverorange. She uses Trello daily to delegate, organize and collaborate. Kelly will provide us with some examples of how she uses Trello individually and with her distributed team.

Mathieu Arsenault currently spends his work time as a software consultant helping businesses by developing and designing custom software (mobile or web-based). He is also chair of a non-profit called Fusion Charlottetown, making Charlottetown more attractive for the 18-40 year old demographic through advocacy and community projects. He uses Trello to keep on top of all his projects and he loves it!

So many engaging questions during Q&A session, and positive feedback and comments received from our participants. We are already looking forward to the next Trello event! Here are some photos of the session (including a Trello cake for dessert). Stay tuned for our next Trello event on September 19th in Stratford, PEI from 7-830pm AST.

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33 comments

Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Aug 14, 2019

Wow! That looks like it was a lot of fun!  Great post @Jodi LeBlanc!

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Erica Moss Community Manager Aug 14, 2019

@Jodi LeBlanc Best write-up ever — thanks so much for sharing, Jodi!

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FUN MAN ANDY Community Leader Aug 14, 2019

That cake is AWESOME! Almost as awesome as Mathieu. What a cool dude! Looks like you guys had an absolutely amazing event!! Kudos @Jodi LeBlanc 

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I wish I could have been there! Great job on that event! It is fun to see the community come together once in a while. 

This looks like it was so much fun and that cake looks absolutely amazing! I wish I could have been there.

Thanks @Jimmy Seddon it was such a fun event! :)

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Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Aug 14, 2019

Thanks @Erica Moss - loved every minute of the event! Hoping you will come to PEI for one in the near future :)

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Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Aug 14, 2019

Thanks Andy! Trello PEI chapter is a huge fan of Trello/Taco cakes :) Yes Mathieu is awesome and so is Kelly! She has been my friend for 20 years and actually was the first person to introduce me to Trello, she is the "friend" I mentioned in my "Blank Page" article :)

https://canadiangovernmentexecutive.ca/a-blank-page/

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Erica Moss Community Manager Aug 14, 2019

@Jodi LeBlanc I'm going to start inserting it in every convo. Team member: "Hey, Erica!" Me: "Hey, yeah, totally can't wait visit PEI in the very near future, thanks for asking!"

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Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Aug 14, 2019

Thanks for your kind words @Emilie Cyr and @Cody Stevens _Community_ would love to have you join us for a future event :) 

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Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Aug 14, 2019

@Erica Moss lol I absolutely love that! :) Please do that, we need to make it happen!! Would love to have you as the Honourable Guest Speaker Extraordinaire! 

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@Jodi LeBlancWhere do these take place?

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Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Aug 14, 2019

Hi @Cody Stevens _Community_ the ones I host are in Prince Edward Island Canada. Here is a link for future Trello events across the Globe :) https://aug.atlassian.com/trelloevents/

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@Jodi LeBlanc you are amazing! My passion for events organization salutes you, everything looks so well organized and prepared. Thank you for sharing! :)

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Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Aug 15, 2019

Thank you so much @Teodora _Botron_ it was a really fun event, I enjoyed every minute - and seeing the participants so engaged and excited to be there made me extra happy :)

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BryanT Community Leader Aug 15, 2019

Wow what an amazing looking event and a great article @Jodi LeBlanc

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FUN MAN ANDY Community Leader Aug 15, 2019

@Jodi LeBlanc : you know what... forget a visit... I might just MOVE to PEI now...... !! Love the A Blank Page article. It's gone into the "Epic Blogs" archive for future reference ! ! :D

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Monique vdB Community Manager Aug 15, 2019

So PEI has the Anne of Green Gables tour and Jodi and now also cake? I want to go to there!

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Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Aug 15, 2019

Aww you are so awesome Mo, please come visit me! :)

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Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Aug 15, 2019

Thanks Bryan, it was a fun event - can't wait until next one :)

Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Aug 15, 2019

Yes Andy, please move to PEI! Remember you were going to be the PEI gif Master and Tourism Comms President! Your logo of the dancing potato won top props :) Thanks for your kindness on the Blank page article, honoured to be part of your Epic Blogs archive :)

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FUN MAN ANDY Community Leader Aug 19, 2019

@Jodi LeBlanc : Yes ma'am! I will not forget. I am totally ready to rock my new role!!

You're welcome! You are quite the skilled penwoman... a couple of your blogs are in that archive! 😎🌟👍

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Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Aug 19, 2019

Your energy and enthusiasm is so contagious @FUN MAN ANDY , thank you for your kindness! Your co-workers are so lucky to work with you every day - seriously! 

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FUN MAN ANDY Community Leader Aug 20, 2019

@Jodi LeBlanc : Hahaha, GREAT to hear. Brings a smile to my face and PUMPS me up!

You are most welcome.  😍🤗🙏

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Brant Schroeder Community Leader Aug 24, 2019

Love the cake!  If it looks that good I can only imagine how awesome the luncheon was.

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