Thursday, October 29, 2009

Northern Virginia Women’s Business Conference Thursday, November 12, 2009

Conference Date

I wanted to alert our readers about this conference which is being organized by Kristina Bouweiri  of Reston Limo . The agenda that i saw will make this a great conference for exceptional attendees from the DC area.

Register here http://novawomensbusinessconference.eventbrite.com/

Thursday, November 12, 2009 – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Networking Reception – 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Conference Location

National Conference Center
18980 Upper Belmont Place
Lansdowne, VA 20176
get directions

Conference Agenda (subject to change)

  • Registration, Continental Breakfast and Vendor Fair
  • Morning Session – Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Opening Speakers…The Million Dollar Panel
  • Educational Breakouts
    • Women's Health – presented by Inova Loudoun Hospital
    • Six Steps to Better Time Management and Organization
      • Overwhelmed? Not enough time? Learn techniques you can implement immediately to get more time and reduce stress both at work and at home.
        Presented by Susan Kousek, Principal, Balanced Spaces, LLC
    • The Truth About Breaking Into Government Contracts
    • Online Resources for Marketing, Public Relations and Business Image
      • Learn how to use Web 2.0 applications to sell, market and run your business operations more efficiently.
        Presented by Kelly Harman, Vice President, Sales, TriNET Systems, Inc.
    • Using Social Media to Boost Your Business... twittering, facebook, blogging, websites – can they help your business grow?
      • Understanding why you need to engage in social media now!
        Presented by Jennifer Abernethy, CEO The Sales Lounge
    • Success Through Business Etiquette
      • From the job interview to hosting a business meal, etiquette plays a subtle yet important role, come learn some of the secrets to success.
        Presented by Heidi Kallett, President & CEO, The Dandelion Patch
    • Work and Life Balance – presented by Freddi Donner
  • Keynote Speaker – Sheila C. Johnson, CEO of Salamander Hospitality, LLC and
    President & Managing Partner of the Washington Mystics
  • Closing Speaker – Vernice Armour, VAI Consulting and Training, LLC
  • Post Event Networking Reception – sponsored by the National Conference Center

Monday, October 26, 2009

Poptech Encounters : Laurie Rosenwald

I met two amazing designer Laurie Rosenwald (www.rosenworld.com)and Chris McCray of Syracuse University (http://colab.syr.edu)  at the Closing Gala of Poptech.  Here is a video that Laurie referred me to and is very interesting.



laurie rosenwald: so i fired the shrink from laurie rosenwald on Vimeo.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

PopTech : Networking in the restroom line

Poptech is a conference with great content. This year it is filled with speakers and presenters with ideas that will definitely make the world a better place. The conference PopTech  has been held for the last 14 years at the Camden Opera House which opened in 1894.

I love the conference and at first pondered the problem of long lines to the rest room. Particularly on the 3rd floor the restroom is unisex and line usually long during breaks. Now the amazing thing is this actually helps with networking. I have met some amazing people in this line, exchanged cards and made new friends. So Poptech and Camden Opera House it is Ok to have those long lines :)

What about you do you have any unusual places hwere you have networked during a conference?

Flickr has a hiccough

6:00 PST We are still working on bringing the site back online. Just in case you are wondering: All photos you might have posted on your blog or elsewere should still be serving without problems. Our engineers are working as hard a possible to bring Flickr back to you. Thanks for your patience.

Read more at the Flickr Blog :http://blog.flickr.net/en/2009/10/24/flickr-is-unhappy/

Friday, October 23, 2009

Poptech 2009 Some common themes and threads

As I listen to the presenters at this year’s PopTech here are some common threads that seem to stand out for me:

a) More young people are involved in social causes

b) More social causes are using mobile technology

c) Diagnosing medical conditions quickly helps save lives

d) We need to reduce consumption or reduce the population growth in the world

e) Provide cheap electricity to 2 Billion people in the world who have no power.

f) Power generation in the US needs to be more efficient

g) IF you do not recycle and stop using plastic you are killing birds in the pacific

 

Did you get the same message ?

Poptech 2009 Mayor John Fetterman Gets a Standing ovation


Poptech 2009, originally uploaded by Network Solutions.

At Poptech 2009 in a session entitled American Stories the Mayor of Braddock PA John Fetterman got a standing ovation for his talk on a community that is getting destroyed and seems to be forgotten by mainstream America.

The town of Braddock is on the Monongahela River , 10 miles from downtown Pittsburgh.

In a New York times article in Jan 2009 DAVID STREITFELD http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/01/us/01braddock.html described the town as "Braddock is a mix of boarded-up storefronts, houses in advanced stages of collapse and vacant lots."

Andrew Carnegie started his first steel mill here and the population of the town has reduced from 20,000 people to less than 3000. John Fetterman studied master’s degree in public policy from Harvard and came to Braddock in 2001.

In his talk John Fetterman was very emotional as he told the story of the fight to save Braddock and ironically he was featured in Nov 2009 Atlantic Monthly and at the same time Braddock received the news that the UPMC Braddock to Close on January 31, 2010 - http://www.upmc.com/MediaRelations/NewsReleases/2009/Pages/UPMCBraddocktoClose.aspx

In the New York time article “Everyone in the country is asking, ‘Where’s the bottom?’ ” said the mayor, John Fetterman. “I think we’ve found it.”

How can we help ? Please send your ideas to John Fetterman at http://www.15104.cc/mayor

Thursday, October 22, 2009

#poptech You will think twice about throwing plastic when you see these pictures from Chris Jordan

Please read the blog http://chrisjordan.com/current_set2.php?id=11 and support any conservation effort.

Details of the Midway Journey at http://www.midwayjourney.com/

Details of Chris Jordan http://chrisjordan.com/

Event Saturday, November 7, 2009 American Independent Writers “Going Freelance”

I spoke at this event last year in what began as a great association with the American Independent Writers and will be speaking this year too

Details : http://www.americanindependentwriters.org/

SAVE THE DATE

Saturday, November 7, 2009

“Going Freelance”

Sponsored jointly by American Independent Writers and The Johns Hopkins University Master of Arts in Writing Program and presented at the Dupont Circle JHU Campus

Bernstein-Offit Building
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036

Metro: Red line, Dupont Circle

FOUR SESSIONS:

The Fundamentals of Freelance Business

Finding Work in Commercial Writing

It’s Time to Get Published

Using the Web to Advance Your Writing Career

Three ways to register: Phone: 202-775-5150, Online: www.aiwriters.org, and E-mail:rsvp@aiwriters.org

Registration cost: Before October 26, Member price, $69, Nonmember price, $99, and Student price, $39.

After October 26, Member price, $89, Nonmember price, $129, and Student price, $49

Important Note: New membership is only $100/year now through December 31, so join when you register to get the member price for this and upcoming events over the next 12 months! Call 202-775-5150 for details.

As with all AIW events, be sure to mention your membership status and the event for which you’re responding.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Event November 6, 2009 : INNOVATIONS 2009 Regional Chamber Science and Technology Expo!

INNOVATIONS 2009

Regional Chamber Science and Technology Expo

November 6, 2009

2:00-6:30 p.m.

George Mason University

Prince William Campus - Bull Run Hall

SCOPE

INNOVATIONS 2009 is an event designed to educate attendees on how to grow their opportunities and enhance their skills by gaining a better understanding of how to leverage today’s new and emerging technologies.  Attendees and exhibitors will have the opportunity to connect with technology experts and prospective teaming partners, clients, investors, employees, educators, and service providers.

Attendance target: 100-150 gate / 20-30 per workshop

Promoters: The Chamber, GMU, Media, Exhibitors, and S&T Council members

Registration: All registrations/ fees shall be managed by the Chamber

AGENDA

2:00 - Open Doors

2:00 - 2:15 - Attendees Assemble in Bull Run Hall to Network and Explore Displays

- Exhibitors may man exhibit or send in materials ahead of time to set on their table

2:30 - 3:15 - Workshops Round One (choice of one)

1. Using Social Media to grow your business (Shashi B, Network Solutions)

2.  Understanding the benefits of Cloud Computing (Carl Tidwell, ATCC)

3:30 - 4:15 - Workshops Round Two (choice of one)

1. Cyber Security, protecting your most important asset – your company data (Joe Yanda, Websense)

                2. Current and Future States of Regional Advancements and Opportunities in Biotechnology

  (Panel moderated and opening remarks by Ron Carmichael, GMU PW Campus Administrator)

- Dr. Chip Petricoin, Co-Director of Applied Proteomics & Molecular Medicine at GMU

- Thomas Seoh, former CEO of Faust Pharmaceuticals

- Joe Reilly, of Theranostics Health, LLC (tentative)

4:30 – 5:00 -  Keynote Address

4:30  Welcome by Chair - Purpose of the S&T Committee - Thanks all sponsors and volunteers - Introduce Platinum sponsor

4:32  Platinum sponsor introduces Keynote speaker

4:35 Keynote Address (Roy Dunbar, CEO of Network Solutions)

4:30 – 6:30 – Exhibits, Networking, and Cash Bar

- Exhibitors displaying their technologies and intern matchmaking station (GMU staffed)

Attendees are directed to approximately 20 exhibitor tables in the main entrance hall lined up with the front window.  Also present shall be light fare and high top tables with stools.  S&T Committee Ambassadors will be floating about assisting attendees, soliciting feedback/comments, and snapping pictures. One business card shall be drawn for the door prize and an award shall be presented to one exhibitor at the end of the program.

6:10 - Last call for cash bar is announced

6:15 - Draw one business card for door prize and present award to best exhibit

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Livestream is partnering with PopTech in 2009 to present the PopTech conference live via simulcast.

POPTECH 2009: AMERICA REIMAGINED Free, Live Webcast, http://poptech.com/live! October 22-24 (Thursday – Saturday), 2009 9 AM – 6:30 PM EST DAILY

Watch and participate here! PopTech’s annual ideas summit will be presented live via simulcast. Join more than 70 extraordinary speakers and performers, and even submit questions live to our stage! Come along on our shared exploration of the issues, trends and technologies that will shape the future of our businesses, economy, society and world.

Check out the speakers and schedule and sign up for a reminder email through the contact form so Pop!tech can send you a note when the webcast is about to begin.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Headlines this week


Headlines this week, originally uploaded by ShashiBellamkonda.

Usually it is easy to buy two magazines and they have the same cover story. I was inspired to take this picture because of the variety in the cover stories in these magazines.

I love the feel of holding newsprint so I am one of those who hope that the physical paper does not go away.

What magazines do you read ? What do you think of these headlines?

Event : Thursday, November 5, 2009 - DMAW Optimizing Social Media Day

I am on a panel with my friend Gayle Weiswasser (@gWeiswasser) and Josh Green of Shop.org for the  DMAW Optimizing Social Media Day

When : Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Where : National Trust for Historic Preservation  |  1785 Massachusetts Ave, NW  | Washington, DC

 

Whether you’re a social media newbie or you’re already managing social media campaigns, you’ll leave this one-day social media conference with dozens of ideas and tips on how to launch and improve your social media campaigns. Get inspired by case studies on commercial and nonprofit social media campaigns – and get practical, actionable advice on how to use mobile, widgets, blogger outreach, video and more for great results!

Click here to register!


Members - $125     Not-Yet-Members:  $150

Registration Opens 8:30AM Seating is limited!

Location is approximately 2 blocks from Dupont Circle Metro Stop

Bring your laptop and plan to interact with the session live, online.

 

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Mobile Marketing:  How to Turn Mobile Into Money

Mobile marketing is primed to take off, but what potential does it hold for your organization? In this session we talk about the nuts and bolts of a mobile strategy, the costs involved, current mobile marketing best practices and what the future holds for mobile payments, mobile giving, branding, advertising, calls-to-action, ROI, mobile analytics.

Speakers:

  • Christian Zimmern, Mobile Giving Foundation
  • Suzy Twohig, Share Our Strength

Social Media Measurement:  Beyond the Hype to Measurable Results

There’s a difference between simply participating in social media and effectively using social media to reach your goals. Understanding what to measure and how to measure social media success is the first step. In this panel we’ll talk about useful metrics, what the numbers mean, some benchmarking ideas, case studies for applying metrics, and give you a plan you can put into action when you leave.

Speakers:

  • Jodi McDermott, ClearSpring
  • Nataki Clarke, AARP
  • Sam Huxley, New Media Strategies

Online Brand and Reputation Management: What You Don’t Know WILL Hurt You

The world is talking about your organization, mission, products and message. Do you know what they’re saying? Do you know how your own employees, customers or members are portraying you in their online interactions? Are you prepared to react, to address concerns, to turn critics into fans and fans into advocates? In this session we’ll talk about how to learn what people are saying, understanding your online reputation and what to do with the information you find.

Speakers:

You’ve Got Video! … Now What?  Integrating Video into Your Online Marketing Strategy

Learn how to integrate video into your organization’s larger communications and marketing strategy. We’ll cover everything from budgeting to production to distribution, as well as discussing what makes video work and what will flop. Today’s audiences love video, they expect it… this session will help you deliver videos with impact.

Speakers:

  • Rebecca Corliss, Inbound Marketing Manager, Hubspot
  • Randy Rieland, Reiland Interactive
  • Michael Hoffman, CEO, See3Communications

Viral Marketing for Dummies

Widgets, Apps, Word-of-Mouth, Social Bookmarking, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. You know the platforms, you know the buzz words; now learn how to give your content the best chance of going viral and how to turn viral momentum into real-world action. We’ll examine some success stories, why they worked and tips for recreating success.

Speakers:

  • Dan Zarrella, Hubspot
  • Jodi McDermott, Clearspring
  • Rochelle Sanchirico, Sr. Director, Acquisition Marketing, Washington Post Digital

Blogger PR: The Do’s & Don’ts, Success Stories & Pitfalls

Great PR rarely calls attention to itself. Bad PR ends up on The Bad Pitch Blog and gets attention for all the wrong reasons. Learn the do’s and don’ts of effective blog outreach to generate a groundswell of interest and coverage for your organization, product or campaign. Our speakers will talk about blogger PR best practices, understanding your targets, crafting pitches that connect and why pitching bloggers makes sense.

Speakers:

  • Leslie Bradshaw, New Media Strategies
  • Dan Riehl, Blogger (riehlworldview.com)

ThinkBusiness presents Leveraging Social Media for Business

This video is from the breakfast panel on Leveraging Social Media for Business held on September 23, 2009 at the Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner. orgnaized by the ThinkBusiness Media it was on the topic -Social media: by now you know what it is.  But do you know what it means for your business?  Can it really impact your bottom line?  How can Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or any of the other social media tools and technologies help generate more sales leads, help in growing your business or in recruiting top talent?

The panel consisted of many good friends . Details are here

Moderator

Debbie Weil is the author of the original and definitive book on corporate blogging, THE CORPORATE BLOGGING BOOK (Portfolo 2006). She is a D.C.-based corporate social media consultant who has advised clients such as GlaxoSmithKline and the American College of Radiology on how to embrace and execute social media marketing. She has been blogging since 2003 at www.debbieweil.com/blog and was named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of D.C.'s Top 100 Tech Titans. She is a top Twitterer in D.C. @debbieweil with nearly 6,000 Followers. She has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Business Week, CNN.com, The Guardian and numerous other publications. She is working on a new book that is a narrative story of Government 2.0.

Panel Members

Shashi Bellamkonda works at the heart of Web hosting company, Network Solutions, as their first-ever 'Social Media Swami'. In this leadership role he has helped aggressively move into the online space to actively listen to and interact with its customers. Follow Shashi on Twitter @shashib.

Shashi has presented previously on " 'Social Media Tools for Small Business', 'How to Sell Social Media to Your Boss' and  "Online Reputation Management – Best Practices & Lessons Learned", at national and regional conferences like SXSW, NewComm Forum (SNCR.org), Online Media Bootcamp, and the DC Chamber of Commerce.

Kristina Bouweiri is a business leader in the Dulles Corridor and the owner/CEO of Reston Limousine Service, Inc., the largest limousine/shuttle business in Washington, DC.  Over the past decade, Reston Limo has grown from a small business into a major transportation company, ranked among the top 10 fleets in the U.S.  In addition to her various business and board engagements, Kristina is actively using social media to stay engaged with her customers and the local community, as well as extending the Reston Limo brand. To follow Kristina on Twitter, @restonlimo.

Daimon Caulk is the Principal and Owner of Modal, Inc., a digital agency that specializes in user experience design and social media.  He has more than a decade of experience designing user experiences for large Fortune 500 clients, non-profits, and associations in the U.S. and Europe.

His work can be experienced at Marriott.com, Capital One Account Management (Create Your Own Card), Network Solutions, and a host of other sites.  He has created online campaigns and managed the social media presences of several organizations.  Much of his job is consulting on the ways in which better design, messaging and communication can enhance their brand and credibility. Following Daimon on Twitter @modalinc.

Brian Dresher is part of USATODAY.com’s Online Marketing team and he’s responsible for customer acquisition initiatives, which include content distribution partnerships, RSS, widgets, podcasts, video, instant messaging, and social networking. As a result of these efforts, Brian has helped to bring new users to USATODAY.com and subsequently increase traffic on the site. Most recently, his efforts have been focused on increasing USATODAY.com’s presence on Twitter and Facebook. By working with USATODAY.com staff to effectively and productively participate in those communities, Brian has helped to increase USATODAY.com’s brand awareness, user engagement, and traffic. You can keep up with Brian’s latest updates on the DC-area, running, traveling, USATODAY.com, and social media by following him on Twitter, @bdresher.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

2009 Chamber's Choice Awards Gala (DC Chamber of Commerce); Washington, DC; October 17, 2009

I am thrilled  that I am going to the DC Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala today . I hope to get a lot of pictures and will watch to see if DC Chamber Chairman and Washington Business Journal Publisher Alex Orfinger tweets from the event.  Stay tuned for more info on this blog.

Details of the event :


The Chamber's Choice Awards will be the year's largest gathering of Washington's brightest and most succesful business leaders. Our theme, "Connecting Business: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,honors those who have contributed to the local business community for many years, and those who are pioneering new paths in industry. The DC Chamber expects to have over 1,500 of the city's most prominent business minds in attendance for an extraordinary night of networking, fine dining, and entertainment at the Marriott Wardman Park. This year, the DC Chamber will honor a stellar group of leaders who are changing the business landscape in Washington including:
  • Willard InterContinental Hotel - Business of the Year Award
  • James Bennett (Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority) - Business Leader of the Year Award
  • The Washington Capitals - Economic Impact of the Year Award
  • The Washington Mystics - Emerging Business of the Year Award
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield - Chamber's Choice Award
  • Dr. Dorothy I. Height - Chairman's Choice Award
  • Abe and Irene Pollin - Lifetime Business Legacy Award
This year's entertainment will be provided by none other than The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Technorati : 2009 State of the Blogosphere


Technorati SOTB 2009 -

This a  presentation from Richard Jalichandra of Technorati who shared the findings of the annual State of the Blogosphere report today at BlogWorldin Las Vegas.

  • 72% say Blogs attract new clients to their business.
  • 53% blog to attract new clients for the business they work for.
  • Currently have an average of 4 blogs
  • 73% of all Bloggers use Twitter
  • Professional Bloggers care about Unique visitors and page views

What do you think ? Which category are you?

40th anniversary of the Internet on October 29th at UCLA

I got this event from my friend Gabriel Goldberg, Computers and Publishing, Inc.     LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/gabegold
On October 29, 2009, UCLA Engineering will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Internet with a Symposium that focuses not on the history or even on the technology, but rather on the impact the Internet has had on society, business, communities, lifestyles, culture, etc., and on the likely directions it will take in the future.
Forty years ago, a team led by UCLA's Professor Leonard Kleinrock, sent the first message on the ARPANET, which later became the Internet. The Internet has revolutionized communication, education, business and entertainment leading to dramatic changes in our social, political and economic lives.
What's next? The event's featured Internet leaders, activists and analysts will offer valuable insights on the opportunities and pitfalls that lie ahead.  Please check the website http://www.engineer.ucla.edu/IA40/index.html
for detailed information.

During this event, an IEEE Milestone Award will be unveiled by IEEE President John R. Vig.
The keynote address will be given by Nicholas Negroponte, Chairman of One Laptop Per Child.

Other Featured Speakers include:
Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder &  Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post
 John Taylor, Co-Founder & Bassist, Duran Duran
John Perry Barlow,
Co-Founder &; Vice Chairman, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Shiva Shivakumar,
Vice President, Google, Inc.
Michael Morhaime &; Frank Pearce, Co-Founders, Blizzard Entertainment
Mark Bregman
, Chief Technology Officer, Symantec
Thomas Gewecke, President of Digital Distribution, Warner Brothers
Regina Dugan, Director, DARPA Gary Bridge,SVP, Cisco

Event : Oct 27th : Got Content? Get Government Customers

I went to the SpeakerboxPR event featuring Joe Pulizzi, speaker, content marketer, strategist and author of "Get Content. Get Customers." a few months ago. Joe had a great presentation and I learned a lot and networked with a lot of new folks.  I was glad to receive the news that SpeakerBox is organizing a new follow-up event on October 27, 2009, 7:30-10:30 am at the Tower Club, Tysons Corner.Cost: $50
Register here

Elizabeth Shea of SpeakerBox is a good friend and runs many good events. Here is info from her on this event
Join us for a series of business-to-government (B2G) workshops to learn and share best practices in content marketing specifically for this unique vertical.  This program is designed for PR and marketing professionals who want to hear from their peers about what's working, and how to best apply the tools to their company's government marketing initiatives.
Sessions and Speakers:
(Sessions will run consecutively.)
1: Twitter for Government Contractors
Speaker: Stephanie Stadler, SpeakerBox
Content will focus on establishing editorial guidelines, measurement, finding an audience and what content is most valuable.
2. Surveys and Outside Blogs
Speaker: Julia Lim, ScienceLogic
Julia will share a case study from their annual FOSE survey.  Content will focus on best practices, generating media interest, and how blogs and surveys contribute to lead generation. 
3. Content Syndication and SEO
Speakers: Janet Driscoll Miller, SearchMojo and Elizabeth Shea, SpeakerBox
Janet and Elizabeth will share strategies for optimizing content for SEO, syndicating content and how to use existing content to generate leads.
4. Market Connections Survey: "Social Media in the Public Sector: Perspectives and Practices"
Speaker: Lisa Dezzutti, Market Connections
If you're interested in what's working for your peers and how the government is using social media to informally evaluate their contractors, Lisa will present the findings of the Government Marketing benchmark survey.  Your input is needed!  Please take a minute to complete the survey: http://marketconnectionsinc.com/SocialMediasvy
To Register: Click here

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Social Media While driving and can you believe it after sex? Its true

I am currently writing a chapter for a book to be published in early 2010. As part of my research I came across this stat from a recent Gadgetology study by consumer electronics shopping site, Retrevo.com
A post on the retrovo blog has the following statistics :
Social Media After Sex
By the way, if you do tweet after sex, you’re in good company as we found 36% of people under the age of 35 often use Facebook or Twitter after sex. Moreover men are twice as likely to exhibit this behavior than women and if you’re an iPhone owner you’re three times more likely to go social media after you know what than Blackberry owners.

If you frequently check Facebook frequently you are in good company. The study states that “under 35 year olds we were concerned to see 27% of them checking Facebook more than 10 times a day. Could this be a sign of a growing addiction to social media?”
Read the rest of the study here http://www.retrevo.com/content/blog/facebooktwitternewcigarette

BlogPotomac Floats to town Oct 23rd- Hope you are signed up.

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This month I am missing out on some great events. I really regret this one. Shel Israel Author of Twitterville , Jane Quigley and Beth Kanter another good friend will be in town for the final Blog Potomac and I will be in Camden Maine probably saying “Wicked Cool”. No reason for you folks not to take in some blogging action at the State Theatre on OCt 23rd. Here is a message from my good friend Geoff Livingston.

I wanted to let you know about our happy hour for the Final BlogPotomac next Thursday at BusBoys and Poets Capitol Hill location. The free event will feature our keynotes as well as free hor’s d ouvres, compliments of Nova Label Co, Inc. Please join us (http://finalbphappyhour.eventbrite.com/)!

Also, we still have about 30 seats left for next Friday’s event on October 23. It’s a much more future focused than both of the prior BlogPotomacs. Just to recap:

Our first keynote Beth Kanter, the top-ranked changeblogger, will discuss how nonprofits are using online media to innovate and affect change. Renowned social media chronicler Shel Israel will keynote and discuss his book Twitterville , including the future of the red hot social network. Everyone will get a copy of his book.

Additional sessions include:

  • Shane Lennon, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Product Management at GyPSii®, will discuss location-based mobile social networking.
  • crayonista and ace strategist Jane Quigley will discuss future Internet media forms, such as the semantic web and other new forms she’s watching.
  • FortiusOne CEO Sean Gorman will talk about the impact location based technologies and mapping are making on the web.
  • Ning’s Peter Slutsky (http://twitter.com/pslutsky)  will discuss the evolution and future of niche social networks and communities.

This will be the final BlogPotomac, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in one of DC’s always popular social media events. Register here: http://finalblogpotomac.eventbrite.com/

Photo credit JohnRHopkins Flickr feed   http://www.definingtheobvious.com

Oct 25th workshop "Awaken the Genie Within" with CA author, Linda Salazar

This event looked interesting . I wish I could attend except I will be in Maine for PopTech on 25th October and wanted to pass this along to others who may like to go.

AWAKEN THE GENIE WITHIN® Practical Strategies for Magical Results Empower Your Life! Expand Your Relationships! Bring More Joy to Your Work! Open to the Riches of Your Life!

Using a delightful storytelling style, Linda Salazar invites YOU to connect with your “genie within” – that internal voice of wisdom that keeps you living your greatest joy! During this 3-hour workshop YOU will learn powerful tools for shushing that cranky, inner “gremlin” voice that delays your greatest relationship with Self and others. Rich in motivation, yet “real-world” content – this workshop will touch you on a visceral level allowing you to tap into the fullest extent of your potential…with exciting, life-changing results!

 

Where: Carver Center 200 Willie Palmer Way Purcellville, VA 20132 571-258-3400
When: Sunday, October 25th, 2009 Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Cost: $65

Register at: www.awakenthegeniewithin.com/vaworkshop

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Dr. Tom Hill - Designing the Exceptional Life

I think spirituality has moved from the East to the West. Today's Guru's and MahaRishi's are from Missouri like Dr Tom HIll is essentially giving the message to ue your gifts for collective good and you will achieve your goals.

I am not exaggerating when I say th Tom Hill event may be a life changing event for me. Thank you. Since that morning I have already bought and read keith Ferrazi's books " Who has got your back" and "Never eat alone' and I will be spending more time with my loved ones.

Thank you RestonLimo

Thursday, October 01, 2009

#GrowSmartBiz Great marketing idea from a attendee @mdsmallbusiness

I was at the registration counter and then i get a surprise from @Tinu and @MdSmallBusiness which is in th picture. Temitayo Osundina is a entrepreneuer and with the firm Faith Gifts where you can customize your gifts - She had the pen and business card holder customized with a congratulatory message for the GrowSmartBusiness Conference. I thought it was great idea and thrilled me extensively. At the same time I remembered the time I heard the founder of baby Mozart who said as a small business she went to a lot of tradeshows to show her product and network.