Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Attend " How to Sell Social Media to Your Organization" - Nov 15th 2011

I am very thrilled to be talking to an excellent group of people brought together by MDB Communications and Capital Communicator on the subject "How to Sell Social Media to Your Organization". Register to attend ad get details at  http://sellsocialmedia.eventbrite.com/

Sunday, October 23, 2011

#cibc11 Creativity in Business Conference October 23, 2011

#cibc11 Creativity in Business Conference  Photos
 I attended this conference as a panelist on the Social Media Panel at the invitation of the conference organizer Michelle James CEO/Chief Emergence Officer
The Social Media Panel was moderated by Jen Consalvo, COO & Co-Editor of Tech Cocktail and co-founder of Thankfulfor

My fellow panelists:
Maxine Teller : MixTMedia and my fellow Washingtonian Tech Titans
Peter Lamotte - President of GeniusRocket Jesse Thomas CEO and Co-Founder of Jess3

The audience participated in a big way and the session was largely an exchange of ideas and stories of creativity along with some tips on starting and engaging using social media tools for creative entrepreneurs. Jen Consalvo did an awesome job moderating the panel. Along with the audience I learnt a lot from my fellow panelists as well.
I was very happy to see Annalie Killian who flew in for the conference from Beijing ( She lives in Australia). Her advice over lunch was very striking when she said too much connectivity can kill creativity. When you consume too much you are not making time for yourself to reflect on what you are learning. She knows and her story of she organizes a creativity festival in Sydney where all company employees attend called Amp. Follow @amplifyFest to get more details  Storify curation of tweets from the Social Media Panel at #cibc11 Creativity in Business Conference October 23, 2011.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

On Small Business, a new Web channel to debut October 24

Tune in to the Biz Talk with Josh show this Thursday October 20, 2011 and hear Josh Smith interview Dion Haynes managing editor of Capital Business about the launch of On Small Business, a new Web channel that will debut on www.washingtonpost.com on October 24

Listen to Biz Talk with Josh show your computer on Thursday October 20th or CBS Radio Washington DC 1580 AM

On a previous  Biz Talk with Josh  show I participated with Elizabeth Shea, President and CEO, Speakerbox Public Relations a business technology sector PR firm and we discussed Small business use of Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

You don't make money when someone comes to your business the first time

An interesting discussion from the Knowledge at Wharton channel. Discussing are :

  1.  Social Media Leadership: How to Get off the Bench and into the Game, author Michael F.Lewis, chairman and CEO of business services company ILD and consulting firm Social Strategy1
  2. Wharton marketing professor Eric Bradlow and Steve Ennen, president and chief intelligence officer of Social Strategy1 

The concept of listening, customer service and a Employee Satisfaction index are all mentioned in this conversation. Learn more at Social Media in the C-Suite: Listening, Learning and Creating a Strategy from the Top Down - Knowledge@Wharton http://b.shashi.co/q6ldmE

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Friday, October 07, 2011

Did you read - Becoming Ginger Rogers " by Patrice Tanaka @sambaga

Details of the book at http://becominggingerrogers.com/ This is my first attempt to make video book reviews. Please let me know what you think and also what books you would recommend i read and review. Thanks

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

More than one billion downloads of the Google Earth

You thought Google was just a search engine ! Google today announced that the Google Earth desktop client, mobile apps and the Google Earth plug-in had been downloaded more than a billion times. Google Earth enables you to to explore the world in seconds, from Earth to Mars to the ocean floor.

Google Acquired Keyhole Inc in 2004 and in 2005 called it Google Earth mapping the surface area of the Earth covers around 197 million square miles. Now you can be an armchair explorer.

The Google blog has this story:

Professor David Kennedy of the University of Western Australia, who’s used Google Earth to scan thousands of square kilometers in Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Professor Kennedy has discovered ancient tombs andgeoglyphs dating back at least 2,000 years, all without leaving his desk in Perth. My friend Steve King of the small business research firm SmallBizLabs told me a story of how roofers were using Google Earth to measure the roof of a customer without needing to climb the roof. I am sure exterprising businesses will find a wway to use technology to their advanatage. You can see Google's collection of stories at www.OneWorldManyStories.com

See the promo video for Google Earth's 1 Billion downloads

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Appearing on the Biz Talk With Josh Smith Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tune in to Biz Talk on October 6  at 9 a.m when I will be Josh Smith's guest on Biz Talk With Josh Smith talking about engaging customers on social networks like YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter help increase customer loyalty and spread your small business message to a new audience? Can it help you expand your business, create jobs and increase sales?

We will be joined by Ms. Elizabeth Shea, President and CEO, Speakerbox Public Relations. Ms. Shea's firm specializes in PR for tech-based businesses, and she frequently speaks on topics such as social media for CEOs, content marketing and business-to-government (B2G) communication strategies, as well as social media return on investment (ROI)


Saturday, October 01, 2011

Brian Solis' New Book :The End of Business As Usual on pre-order

Brian Solis' new book is available for pre-order The End of Business As Usual: Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution at Amazon. I  have read his previous book "Engage" and will definitely be checking  out his new book.

The End of Business As Usual explores each layer of this complex consumer revolution that is changing the future of business, media, and culture. As con- sumers connect with one another, a vast and efficient information network takes shape and begins to steer experiences, decisions, and markets. It is nothing short of disruptive.

 Learn more at http://www.endofbusiness.com/ 

Roku Box Facebook offer for this weekend

Hat tip to Mario Armstrong for this offer. Roku has a coupon for Facebook Fans of the Roku page

Roku is a box that connects to the internet using your wi-fi and streams on your TV. They have a lot of channels and I am considering buying a Roku for broadcasts from India. Do you use Roku? What is your opinion? 

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