For 33 years, I’ve lived and worked in the greater Syracuse, N.Y., area. Schooled in journalism, a reporter and editor by trade and a curious sort always, I consider myself the sort who always looks long at the surroundings.
Imagine that I couldn’t quite place exactly where I had to go when my bosses at the Liverpool Public Library agreed that I should attend the seminar being put on by the Central New York Community Foundation at the building that houses the Central New York Philanthropy Center.
On East Fayette Street in downtown Syracuse. About three blocks from the building with the printing press in Clinton Square where I worked for 30 years for the big daily.
OK, this place, I said as I walked from the Murbro parking lot to the assigned address to arrive a good 20 minutes before the 9 o’clock start. Because that’s the sort I am, too, always wanting to look around early.
Moderator Kevin Morrow, a friend for more than three decades and a hard worker for Syracuse University, did a fine job leading a panel of four smart communications professionals through 2 1/2 hours of tips and observations about marketing through social media for a non-profit organization.
Yes, I learned a lot to help me get better at what I do for the LPL.
I took plenty of notes, and wrote a thorough report for the library director. There are some things I want to start doing a tad differently.
During a 10-minute break, I went out on the balcony for some fresh air. The banquet room for the seminar was not air-conditioned, as lovely as the building is.
But it sure had a good view of the park across the street.
matrons>Do you still find cool new spots where you live? What’s the neatest discovery you’ve made lately? Have you attended any learning conferences lately, and if so, what did you pick up?