BBC Friday 22 Nov 2013 – “The Gamification Show” w/ Annette Walker

BBC Regular and Steering Committee Education Minister, the astonishing Annette Walker of Astonish Inc, will educate and amaze us on the nature, application and benefits of “gamification.” Attract leads and customers, increase loyalty, improve client awareness and engagement. Special guest appearance from OXp Master Technologist Jason Omens. Plenty of time for Q&A.

Gamification (different from zombification) “…can make your product, service, project or business process more engaging, fun, sticky and viral [click on the word ‘viral’ in this sentence and have a chance to win a custom anti-bacterial handwipe worth up to $00.0015]. Global leaders, innovative startups, nonprofits and governments throughout the world are using gamification today to change consumer behavior, dominate their categories, and change the world – and you can to. Whether you’re in finance, healthcare, education, consumer goods, travel, entertainment or B2B services, there are dozens of examples of leading organizations that have fought the engagement beast with gamification – and won” ( Another interesting gamification link:

Annette Walker: MBA from the University of Washington, undergraduate in engineering, e-commerce and start-up veteran; co-founder of Bainbridge Island based Astonish Inc, works with businesses to bring in customers and build traffic by reaching people where they are: on the Internet, social media, and increasingly on their phones and other mobile devices; veteran of Jason Omens: Managed the IT and network administration for small to midsized companies for over two decades; Microsoft Partner with several certifications including MCSE, MCDBA, and MCP; founded OfficeXpats with Leslie Schneider in 2010.

Be there, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all business wise! And even zombies like to play games.

So, invite your friends and associates to join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space … and another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC @ OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Avenue N, Bainbridge Island, Upstairs At the Pavilion

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 The Gamification Show w/ Annette Walker
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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BBC Regulars Exciting Upcoming Events!

December 3, 10, 17 – OfficeXpats Tuesday @ Noon Workshops – “Looking Back / Looking Forward”: Join OfficeXpat’s December Tuesdays@Noon for a 3-part conversational series, guided by Executive Coach and Founding BBC Regular, the brilliant and delightful Alyse McConnell (,, Alyse will have you celebrating your accomplishments for 2013, envisioning what you want to achieve in 2014, and creating a plan of action to make it happen. Whether in the realm of business, relationships, physical health or mental/spiritual well-being, acknowledging your wins for this year and setting your goals for next will position you for a powerful 2014. Session 1 – Dec 3: Assessing your 2013 challenges and finishing powerfully. Session 2 – Dec 10: Your visions for 2014: Are you thinking big enough? Session 3 – Dec 17: Writing your vision for 2014. Note: This workshop is one of OfficeXpat’s most popular — it will fill fast! Register early. Limit 25:

December 1st, Sunday, 7:00-9:00 PM @ Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art: BBC Founding Regular CarolAnn Barrows has just come out with a Holiday CD, Comfort & Joy: Sacred Songs of Christmas: “You are cordially invited to join CarolAnn Barrows, Friends, and Special Guest Vocalist Lisa Mandelkorn in the lovely, limited seating auditorium at the newly opened Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Come enjoy CarolAnn’s lightly gracious melodic soprano, and donate in support of raising of funds to train and certify Doulas committed to serving Mother & Child” ( CarolAnn: Concert benefits nonprofit “Open Arms Perinatal Services”

Note: OfficeXpats has posted their OXp Membership update at

Accelerate Kitsap (XLR8): If you know of any new businesses, “start-ups” or businesses in a growth transition, for profit or non-profit, don’t forget to tell them about the Accelerate Kitsap Business Mentoring program. See for details. BBC, the Chamber, OfficeXpats, and Accelerate Kitsap are all local business support partners here in the West Sound. Contact Ken Sethney (ken.sethney@gmailcom) or Dave Kragen ([email protected]) if you have specific questions. Thank you.

BBC Related Links

Chamber Of Commerce
Accelerate Kitsap – Business Mentoring
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
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K. D. Kragen is a philosopher, writer, teacher, editor, husband, father and grandfather. A third generation San Franciscan, Vietnam era vet U.S. Coast Guard (1973-1977), married to Janet L. Kragen for 32 years (1977-present), K. D. is a published novelist ("The KillWare Chronicles" and "Plagueman"); he has taught logic and lectured in philosophy of art at various college and local art schools (Northwest College of Art, Trumeau College of the Arts). Presently he teaches senior citizens basic computer skills (to be able to keep in touch with children and grandchildren), does general computer maintenance, MS and Linux OS, manages a small publishing house, Scandia Patch Press, and edits and ghosts the writings of other local authors. KaveDragen Ink LLC Clean, sparkling copy is often the first impression you make on prospective clientele. Every company needs: One, the Visionary, company owner, manager. That's you! You are the market expert. You know your products and services better than anyone else. Two, the Copy-editor, the wordsmith. That's me. I supply the polish and clarity of communication needed to grab your client from the very first line.