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How To Maximize Your SXSW Interactive Experience In 7 Steps

Posted by on Mar 15, 2010 in Branding, Business, Conferences, Conversational, Events, networking, sxsw business

  (Based upon user experience and observations of a seasoned  SXSW–er) SXSW has long been a favorite event of mine. If you network correctly it can be beneficial to your career, your business and your friendships. SXSW is a valuable resource if you use it correctly. Like all events you get out of it what you put into it. I view SXSW as a meeting place for all the people I converse with during the year online so it is like a summer camp for nerds, techies, online...

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Who Do You Want To Meet At South By South West ? SXSW 2010

Posted by on Mar 11, 2010 in Business, Communicate, Community, Conferences, Events, networking, Social, Tech

It is the night before I fly out to Austin for SXSW Interactive Festival and I am so excited. SXSW 2010 is sure to be a blast and I’m eager to meet those I have not met before. I totally encourage you to come say “Hello” if you see me. I have more than a handful of appointments, brain storming sessions lined up which always turns in impromptu meetings in the hallway! I also own Blue Blazing Media and we are growing digital marketing group. I definitely...

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How Do You Overcome Communication Obstacles?

Posted by on Oct 17, 2009 in Branding, Communicate, Community, Conferences, content, Conversational, Karma, networking, Newsletter, socialmedia

  Creating content that all of your network or community enjoys all of the time is nearly impossible. It is Fall and my favorite season of the year. Everything changes and abruptly. I’m taking advantage of this and I suggest you do as well. The way I communicate through specific mediums is changing. I usually communicate directly through twitter, text messages or through speaking gigs. Apparently, I do loose of connection points by not following through after the...

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Opposites Attract: Corporate Social Media Policy Guidelines

Posted by on May 11, 2009 in Conversational, networking, Policy, socialmedia, Solution

Molding aspects of a social media in a medium to large sized corporation can be tricky. Old fashioned corporate philosophy dictates control over the flow of communication be regulated by the proper in house channels only. In the evolution of social we see individuals representing company ideals and company brands when we use to see press releases and public relations broadcasting their spun version. The core of the company’s foundation ordinarily was concealed unless...

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Observations and Interactions of a first time SXSW-er

Posted by on Mar 19, 2009 in Events, networking, Social

It was a great conference for a first timer and I actually had a little anxiety about going to the event. There was so much information being presented it seemed impossible to check it all out. Overall the South By Southwest (#SXSW) conference held a lot of value. It was mentally stimulating to be involved in so many break out sessions with individuals from a diversity of online media backgrounds. Best place to be: the blogger lounge is a great place to network with new...

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Prepping for SXSW 2009: IPhone Apps I’m Packing

Posted by on Feb 25, 2009 in Conferences, Conversational, Events, interaction, networking, Social SEO, socialmedia

I’m excited about going to SXSW 2009 this year in Austin, TX. I’m attending the Interactive event and it takes place March 13-17. It is my first year attending the event and all I have heard is how many great connections were made and friendships created at SXSW 2008. It will be great to meet online friends face to face. Who I Want To Meet I want to meet you! So, lets meet up for a coffee. I don’t have a lot of requirements because SXSW is more of a social...

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