Have you noticed that ‘masterclasses’ have become one of the latest victims of linquistic inflation. I recently got this invitation out of the blue and into my email inbox. I know the esteem in which I am held by some in the blogging community – so I guess it was only a matter of time. Anyway, I’m open for suggestions as to how to respond. For those of you that may be alarmed that this may have gone to my head, be assured that -even though it has gone to my head – I will not desert my duty here, conducting as I am, the very online leadership masterclass it is your privilege to be reading through these troubled times.
Dear Dr Nicholas Gruen,
I am a conference producer for c|m|s. I am currently organising the 2008 Leadership Masterclass, an event which will bring together business leaders to hear from experts on subjects such as ‘Leadership in a Downturn’ and ‘Preparing for the Inevitable Upturn’. The Leadership Masterclass will involve CFOs, CEOs and Managing Directors of leading businesses and major companies.
I would like to kindly invite you to deliver a presentation at the 2008 Leadership Masterclass – Getting Ahead in a Downturn. I have attached an invitation containing further information
To give you an overview of c|m|s, our most recent conferences have been produced for Managing Partners from leading law firms. In 2008 some of our speakers have included David Childs, Global Managing Partner Clifford Chance; David Fagan, Chief Executive Partner Clayton Utz; Danny Gilbert, Managing Partner Gilbert & Tobin; Robert Milliner, Chief Executive Partner, Mallesons Stephens Jacques. We also run events for the IT sector and courts technology. This Leadership event will bring together delegates from a range of professional services.
I hope that you will consider this invitation as it would be wonderful to have you involved in this worthwhile event.
C | M | S [Chilli Marketing Solutions] | Conferences – Summits – Training |
In summary, I would advise you all, not just to show leadership through the downturn (easier said than done of course) but also to prepare for the upturn.