(More info: *******ijump***.nz/ ) Julien Smith, coauthor of Trust Agents, was a keynote speaker at the recent Social Media Junction conference. Before the day started, I asked Julien what he would advise newcomers and experienced social mediators alike.
(more info: *******ijump***.nz ) On the second Tuesday of each month, The Social Media Club Auckland gathers and talks about (what else) social media. I grabbed an interview with vaughndavis from Y&R, and becs355 from Telecom NZ. Next SMC event is on Tuesday June 8th, might see you there?
(more info: *******ijump***.nz/) Auckland Theatre Company's Anna Connell takes us behind the curtain of social media marketing for an arts organisation. A must for every service business, because we're all in the entertainment industry now.
More info: *******ijump***.nz/ Karen Stocks from YouTube is back to give us global best practices (from New Zealand!), how small businesses can use YouTube to market, and how you can monetise your own YouTube content.
Karen Stocks from Google/YouTube Australia and New Zealand gives an overview of what's available to marketers on YouTube. Part 1 of 2 interviews.
(more info: *******ijump***.nz/) Can a for-profit company have a compelling cause? How can organisations of all kind grasp the potential of social media, not just for marketing, but for really making a difference? Stephen Johnson from ArcaneLogik gives his thoughts - and we want to hear yours too!
More info: *******ijump***.nz/ What would business look like if we all had greater empathy? Tara Hunt, a speaker at the recent Connect Now conference, shares her vision of a world where companies and communities actually work together. More of Tara at *******horsepigcow****/
I had a blast at the Connect Now Conference in Sydney last week. This episode I speak with Deb Schultz from the Altimeter Group. Deb's a Tummler, and she's going to explain exactly what that means!
Argh! My iPhone video got automatically turned on its side. :( But close your eyes and listen, this is good. How do you stand out, without standing out too much? How do you be true to yourself? And how does an organisation be true to itself in a time of change? My thoughts - that I hope will provoke your thoughts - for Easter 2010. Brought to you by sy social media consultancy *******sy-engage****/
Simon reviews The Art of Engagement, a book about a company that engaged with its staff by literally drawing where they were at. Very cool book!
The most important thing about social media is not technology - it's how we conduct our conversations. The Art of Hosting is a way of thinking about conversations that's making a difference to the way people have meetings. It has implications for social media too. Simon interviews Toke Møller, one of the people involved in the Art of Hosting worldwide.
Simon reviews The Red Rubber Ball at work, a book which explores how play can be used in business.
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Luke Grange has co-written an ebook and is part of a study on microblogging and emotional intelligence.
Luke's e-book, Developing an Online Social Media Culture, and more info on the study:
More info: www.ijump***.nz I review the book Great Speeches for Better Speaking, and show you the connection between great oratory and social media. Can speech-making - and social media - be a force for evil?
Andre de Guillaume has some tongue-in-cheek advice on how to be a dictator, but David Meerman Scott's World Wide Rave promises to be a better way to take over the world with viral marketing and social media.
John Eyles shares how a group of international high school students helped a remote community build a bridge, and how that relates to classroom learning, mobile phones, and the NZ economy.
(more info: www.ijump***.nz ) Will you ever trust my book reviews again? How to Read Books You Haven't Read has some surprising insights about information overload - very relevant to managing social media. Plus, Five Minds for the Future, and Outliers. And um.