Guests for the week: Joyce Davis Iâm community manager for IBM in the Collaboration Solutions or âLotusâ division. Iâve âbled yellowâ since 1983 when I used Lotus 1-2-3 version 1A for DOS to manage the WW Technical Education course schedule as an IBM co-op. (I was an infant, of course.) I joined Lotus fulltime in 1993. I have a degree from Univ. of Texas in Sociology. All those who questioned the value of my degree can now SUCK IT thanks to the social business movement! :-) Iâve worked in MANY different roles at IBM over the last 18 years including technical support, people management, project management, communications, program management and now community management. Iâm a mom, wife, flutist, Apple fangirl, and social network addict. Although I wasnât born in Austin, I got here as fast as I could about 35 years ago. (I figure rather than go into detail on my job role, Iâll just answer that when you ask me about it.) Cianna Stewart (please insert your bio here) Cianna has created communities offline and online for politics, health, dance and business. She has been playing with various online tools to build communities since the mid-1990s. Sheâs combining this with her background in viral and social marketing in her current roles designing social media campaigns for large brands. Sheâs also an entrepreneur and is excited about all the new tools available online to connect people and what they love. She is constantly curious about life and all the people who live it - and is always getting involved in new projects. Deborah Reale Deborah Reale has twenty years of experience in Business Management developing strategies covering the construction, retail, food & beverage and public relations industries. Currently, she serves as the Social Media Manager at Reed Construction Data. In addition, Deborah is pursuing a PhD in Business Administration with a concentration on Information Systems and Marketing.
______________________________________________________________________________________ I. Topics A. Joyce, tell us about being a community manager (blogger wrangler) for IBM? Cianna on building communities.
Deborah, Reed Construction Data has been a leader in using social media to reach out. Can you tell us a bit about your strategy? How did you choose the platforms? How are you evaluating your efforts? Which social media tools do you think provide the most value in helping you discover new projects/gain new clients?
B. I attended a party recently and many people there were talking about turning off their cable or satellite TV and replacing it with Netflix, etc. Is this a growing trend? Is TV as we know it going away?
II. News Cianna - thoughts from SXSW? __________________________________________________________________ Guests: please list your contact info and details on something you want to promote (event, client website, etc) Joyce Davis
http://bit.ly/ux4ics - ICS User Experience Community; I encourage everyone to join our community (instructions on that page) to receive invitations to our monthly meetings and to connect with other Lotus enthusiasts!
IBM Champions program will be launch for Lotus in April. Although our page isnât live yet, you can check out the IBM Champions page for Information Management to get an idea of how it will work.
Events Page: http://www.simplified-tech.com/events for a link to register for Get Social Atlanta, an overview of whatâs new with IBM Collaboration Solutions at the Georgia Aquarium (formerly Lotusphere Comes to You).
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Episode 24 - Bob Hallewell on Expert Messaging
Mon, Feb 20th 2012 4:30p lisa.duke@simplified-tec Download episode as MP3
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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