With all the stories and diverse points-of-view coming in from many members of the community, we want to start highlighting them on Fridays.

 
May I present to you our new weekly column: ‘Friday Five Perspectives: Editor’s Picks.’
 
 
Julie Bennani, General Manager for the Microsoft Partner Network, offers a brief reminder for you to get your award nomination applications in.
 
You can follow her on Twitter at @jbennani
 
 
Christian Buckley, Director of Product Evangelism for Axceler and International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) Seattle Chapter president, recaps February’s Seattle chapter meeting. The focus was on maximizing membership in IAMCP to build your business. Check it out to understand the value of IAMCP to your business.
 
You can follow him on Twitter at  @buckleyplanet
 
 
Kati Quigley, WPC Ambassador, announces talented speakers that come to share their industry expertise with partners like you at the event in Houston.
 
You can follow her on Twitter at @katiqu
 
 
David Meerman Scott, Marketing Strategist and best-selling author of The New Rules of Marketing, is one of the recently announced speakers. A returning presenter at the event, he is going to be one of the hottest speakers focused on sharing content marketing strategies to grow your business.
 
You can follow him on Twitter at @dmscott
 
 
Susie Ibbotson, Vice President of Marketing and Alliances, Navantis, discovered the key to her marketing and sales was the power of her network. Get her five tips for networking at WPC.
 
You can follow her on Twitter at @susieibbotson
 
Great perspectives are shared every day on our blog, so I hope you enjoy these insightful posts and be sure to leave comments.
 
Have a terrific weekend,
 
Kat