Thursday, September 3, 2009
7:00pm - 9:00pm
2030 M Street, NW
Register here :http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=124815332718&ref=ts
I love connections and want to bring value to people. Washington DC Small Business, Social Media, Technology, Communications, Marketing and Conversations with Shashi Bellamkonda Vice President Marketing at Leap | Marketing Leader Driving Business Growth & Customer Exp | Startup & SMB Advisor
Monday, August 31, 2009
What's a Toyota Driver doing co-hosting a Ford Meetup
Friday, August 28, 2009
wow ! I am on TV : NY1 | 24 Hour Local News | NY1 Living | Today's Unemployed, Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Google Voice calls me names ! :)
Among the voice to text software I have used Jott and loved it till it stopped being free. Now I have been watching Google Voice send me my voice mail messages transcribed in an email. Here is what Google voice calls me :
Coming to think of it maybe it’s not Google voice but the callers who are to blame. What do you think ?
Managing in Troubled Times - Real World CEO Perspectives
Roy Dunbar Chairman & CEO Network Solutions is speaking at TiE DC event “Managing in Troubled Times - Real World CEO Perspectives” on Sept 24th. Here are the details of the event from TiE:
TiE DC and American University's Kogod School of Business are pleased to host, Managing in Troubled Times - Real World CEO Perspectives, an interactive discussion of best practices and lessons learned from managing companies through a challenging economy. This event is made possible by sponsor Trevor Chaplick, Proskauer Rose.
September 24 6:00-9:00 pm
American University Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington DC
Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) will keynote the event to provide perspective on national policy and share details on creative strategies for success that he's seen within the business community.
The evening will include a panel of CEOs across a number of industries discussing their real world experience in leading their companies through a downturn. Moderated by AU Kogod School of Business Faculty the panel includes:
Roy Dunbar, CEO Network Solutions
Sandeep Sahai, President Headstrong
Bob Segert, President and CEO GXS
Register Today. Attendance is limited. Free for Charter Members and Members, $35 for non-members
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The customer may be in the other aisle seat
I was on a flight from Seattle to San Francisco after #gnomedex when I glanced across the aisle and saw a young lady working on a Sunday and her papers had the logo of Egencia. Egencia is the corporate travel management partner for businesses and is owned by Expedia. At the first available opportunity I apologized for noticing the logo and identified myself as a customer of Egencia . She was thrilled and we spoke about the software and as usual i gave her all my suggestions on tweaks that would help make it better. I love Egencia and they are doing it right. I am also happy to have met a Egencia employee who enthusiastically told me about new features and listened to my suggestions.
Other company evangelists who I have cornered at parties and forced my ideas and suggestions are Yama @jyamasaki of Seesmic ( I love the Seesmic desktop) and Frosty @frostola from Hp ( I love their printers) . So if you are a company evangelist I will not mind if you cross the road when you see me coming or walk in the opposite direction but if it is a full flight and you are sitting across the aisle seat from you you are a sitting duck. Did you ever think you could get customer feedback at 35000 ft. I proved it.
All that you have to do as a Social Media Evangelist #tbash
This is a great video from my friend Rich Greenberg @rgreenberg whom I met at a UnintentionalEntrepreneur.com event. He took this video at the launch party for Shel Israel's Twitterville book launch. Network Solutions was one of the sponsors of the event and we had T shirts that had "I am going to Twitterville ! Follow me" and we were printing transfers and Ironing them on the T shirts to customize them for the attendees. The TBashers loved the T shirts and we got help from some great volunteers.
This is just me showing off and actual credit goes to great volunteers and @newPR and @glfceo.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I am going to #twitterville follow me. Are you? #tbash
I am going to #twitterville follow me. Are you? #tbash, originally uploaded by ShashiBellamkonda.
Live blog post from the launch of Twitterville at the Hiller Aircraft museum in San Carlos CA.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Gnomedex 2009 : I won the Swami in a Cowboy Hat Award
Gnomedex 2009, originally uploaded by kk+.
Gnomedex held in Seattle is a great conference. Last year's talk by Kris Krug http://www.kriskrug.com/ inspired me to take more pictures and get better at them.
His presentation at the closing was hilarious with a lot of funny pictures and i got an award too :)
Hope you will never need these resources #gnomedex
I am at the Gnomedex conference and Mark Horvath is giving a great presentation which you can watch live here
IF you want to learn more you can visit and donate at http://invisiblepeople.tv/whrrl
social network for the Homeless http://homelessnation.org
StevenWalling "It's expensive being poor." #gnomedex
RomanSF 2 brief crucial stories at #gnomedex : @carcamper is a homeless Tweetr, a 24yo investigatd stores "mobile-homeless friendly"
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Knowledge for Breakfast -Tech Breakfast Club August 14th DC area
Do more with less… BY TAPPING PARTNER AND CLIENT “VOLUNTEERS” - Facilitated by Christine Banning, Vice President, Marketing & Communications SCORE Association
Today’s Web 2.0 world requires the support of partner, client and media “volunteers” to spread the word on goods and services. How do you engage, motivate and reinforce such “volunteer” contributors? SCORE was awarded 2009 Interactive Media Award (IMA) for Outstanding Achievement for its involvement of women in the SCORE Women’s Success Blog, ranked by traffic in the top 1 percent worldwide. This national small business, mentoring association has engaged more than 11,200 volunteers and 125 media network experts, as well as partners in online and media outreach. Find out how you, too, can engage volunteer contributors, and equip them to spread your story and position your brand.
Do more with less… BY MOBILIZING AND DISTRIBUTING CONTENT – Facilitated by Gregg Smith, CEO of Acuity Mobile
According to ABI Research, mobile marketing is projected to grow into a $19B industry in the next three years. How are you mobilizing your content today? And, how can you position your organization to reach the fast-growing mobile marketplace? Acuity Mobile’s patented eMAP (Embedded Mobile Advertising Platform) delivers and measures the effectiveness of targeted content – news, ads, offers, etc. Learn how Acuity Mobile is supporting sizeable enterprises - including Navteq, the Washington Capitals, the U.S. Postal Service, Harrahs and the Maryland Lottery – with targeted, mobile communications strategies that may also benefit your organization. Bring your questions, and plan to brainstorm ways to mobilize existing communications programs.
WHAT: Tech Breakfast Club - Peer networking and idea sharing with experienced Tech Marketing & PR pros
WHERE: Sheraton Premiere - Baron's Room (at the back of Ashgroves Restaurant), 8661 Leesburg Pike (off Hwy 7), Vienna, Virginia 22182 http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/dining/index.html?propertyID=691
WHEN: 8:00 a.m-9:45 a.m. Friday, August 14
COST: Compliments of Tech Image, www.techimage.com<http://www.techimage.com>
RSVP: By Friday, August 7, to: Mary Eggbert 847-279-0022, ext. 224
Small Business Conference coming on September 29th
GrowSmartBiz Conference – a premier educational and networking event designed to help small business owners successfully grow their enterprises – hosted on September 29, 2009 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. For more information on the GrowSmartBiz Conference, please visit: http://growsmartbusiness.com/small-business-conference/.
Saturday, August 01, 2009
I love my own picture
I love my own picture, originally uploaded by ShashiBellamkonda.
To all the people who have adviced me about photography so that I can take better pictures of them - Thank you.
This is not a Camera Trick,
This is not a Camera Trick, Disneyland, originally uploaded by ShashiBellamkonda.
I took this picture as this enterprising guy did this trick which is very hard to do
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