Lucas Shaffer - (Lucas, the ultra cool entrepreneur in Columbus, Ga. - Founder of photofoodblog.com and owner of Stand And Stretch - a Social Media firm. As the onwer of S&S, I work with small businesses and organizations to build media literacy and help them cultivate and grow communities around their vision. I am also a blogger, podcaster for htttp://filmaholics.net and SM conversationalist. I am married with a son who turns 1 3/15 and completed my Master’s in CompSci at Columbus State Univ Dec 2010. Enough? I’m also a sushi freak. )
Angela Shelby - (I am a certified Project Manager with over 15 years of delivering large scale enterprise-wide software developments and infrastructure projects. I also have a passion for working on entertainment projects and have worked with American Idol, The President’s Cup, various authors, comedians, etc. I’ve lived in 11 states and 7 countries.)
Adrienne Graham - Adrienne is the CEO of Hues Consulting & Management Inc, a fast growing firm that serves fully funded start ups and small to mid sized companies on a growth pattern. The company specializes in technology, manufacturing, engineering, finance, energy & power, and healthcare. She is also the Founder & CEO of Empower Me Corporation, a media, publishing & professional development organization that helps fast track corporate risers and entrepreneurs live their best professional lives. She is the author of two books and the voice behind Views From the Top Radio Show. She’s also a contributing writer for Forbes.com.
Topics (if there is a topic you’d like to discuss, add it here!)
A. Most people get social can be fun, but can social help a company? Just a new place to reach people Let people engage with a connect to your business with a different tool Be part of the conversation about your brand
B. Do you have examples (self or client) of how new social tools had a business application? Lead generation, customer service? (Adrienne) Blog Talk Radio as a platform for business and individuals to promote a message and establish a brand. And the importance of going the extra mile with editing, formatting, etc to look & sound professional.
C. The podcast uses Google docs for the outline/prep document. Why Google docs? It’s all about the use case - if you don’t need it to be secure and you have an offline backup, great for collaborating Good/bad? Is it ok that it requires a Google email account? I switched to an Android and had to give them a gmail address to set up - annoying. Great Posting from Darren on iPhone and Android for a BlackBerry user
D. iPad 2 3/11/2011
Tips & Contact Info
Lucas - Visit http://photofoodblog.com and join a community of food lovers and avid cooks. It’s free and fun. Android app is available - search ‘photofoodblog’ in the Market. Also, check out http://standandstretch.com for your social media needs. We specialize in providing education and al la carte services to fit budgets from small biz to corporate marketing ventures. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela - Last year, I worked with Alabama State Representative Dr. Thad McClammy, in a water drive campaign for Haiti. This was a grassroots effort that resulted in 1 million bottles of water that were donated to Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake. Food for the Poor, which feeds over 2 million people/day throughout Latin America and the Caribbean stepped in and transported and delivered the water. We are now in the process of sharing the success of this phenomenal grassroots effort that was initiated by three women and had an impact not only in Alabama, but across the country as others join in their efforts to help (Laura Pincus Hartman, Randall Robinson), which finally impacted another country. Were getting the word out about what these three women did out of the compelling compassion, empathy and conviction that they felt for other human beings. This is really a story about the human spirit and a “yes we can” generation. The women will be interviewed by WSFA-12 Montgomery and will also be featured on an internet radio broadcast called “Praise Party with Pastor Ced”. We hope that they will receive the Presidential Service Award as well as other humanitarian awards and accolades.
Adrienne - Get my new book Get Recruited: Secrets from a Top Recruiter on Using Unconventional Tactics to Get Noticed in an Inconvenient Economy, author and top Recruiter, and watch out for the Get Recruited Â½ day Workshops and Weekend Immersion Retreats coming to select cities (check the website for dates). I’ll be showing you techniques to go from looking for a job to branding & positioning yourself to get recruited. And the Empower Me Institute is now open and offers classes in networking, career management, entrepreneurship and social media branding. We’re also looking for consultants, trainers and coaches who would like to teach classes at the institute. For information about recruiting for your company, or to find out what positions we’re working on check out Hues Consulting at www.huesconsulting.com. For information about courses, coaching, events, books, and our radio show Views From the Top, check out the Empower Me website at www.empowerme.org. And for more details about the Institute, visit empowermeinstitute.com. Follow me on Twitter @talentdiva or call toll free 866-810-2525.
Lisa Duke - visit simplified-tech.com/events to see what’s going on! Special invitation to bloggers and social media types to come see what IBM is doing with social business in the cloud at Dave & Busters in Atlanta, Jacksonville and Miami on 3/24. Surprisingly cool stuff - a whole suite - fileshare, emeetings, surveys, charts for 10 bucks a month. Follow me @lisaduke on Twitter or email email@example.com
Episode 24 - Bob Hallewell on Expert Messaging
Mon, Feb 20th 2012 4:30p lisa.duke@simplified-tec Download episode as MP3
Bob Hallewell, Expert Messaging Bob has a background in IT, training, psychology and likes collecting communication skills. He has focused on how organisations use email for the last 12 years, and his aim is to build a revolution in how weâre all using email. Topics People hate email, but isnât that just because it contains work for them to do? Isnât doing those tasks their job? Yes - doing the tasks is the job not doing the email. Email shou [read] Keywords: connections
Connections Customer Reference Videos
Thu, Jan 26th 2012 10:58a lisa.duke@simplified-tec I had a potential client ask me for Connections Customer References the other day, and while there are some text ones... well, let's just say text is so last year. Here are some great videos I found: CEMEX Colgate-Palmolive Cardiff University Rheinmetall If you know of some other good ones, please feel free to add them in the comments. [read] Keywords: connections
Lessons Learned from A Year of Getting Social and Doing Business
Wed, Dec 7th 2011 8:10a lisa.duke@simplified-tec If you will be attending Social Connections II in Cardiff this Friday... spoiler alert! Everyone else, read on. Top Ten Things I've Learned from a Year of Getting Social and Doing Business 1. External social media participation shortens sales cycles by building trust and proving competence. 2. Social media allows small businesses to act like big businesses and requires big businesses act more like small businesses. 3. You can't just "do" social media a [read] Keywords: collaboration