I spent a very enjoyable day in Coventry (hard to believe no?) at the first of four eBay University events in 2007. eBay University is eBay’s official education programme where eBay staff, Powersellers and people like me spend a day with hundreds of eBayers talking and learning about eBay. It was one of the activities I loved most when I worked at eBay and it’s a real privilege, and hoot, to be able to keep on contributing.
If you’ve been before you’ll be surprised by the changes: there’s a bigger selection of classes to attend and you can choose the sessions you want to join. There are more exhibitors and for PowerSellers there’s a ‘lounge’ set up where they can gossip and also meet with some of the PowerSeller Account Managers. Channel Advisor also held a lively auction and throughout the day staff and members were ‘talking eBay’ sixteen to the dozen.
The highlight of my day was chatting with two ladies I’d met before at eBay Uni. Both had previously been eBay novices but over the months since we’d last met they’d started selling successfuly and were back to learn how they were going to going to take their sales to next level. They both had those essential eBay commodities by the bucketload: a willingness develop new skills mixed with a generous spoonful of optimism and lashings of good humour.
The next eBay Uni is in London on June 9th. Perhaps I’ll see you there?