Archive for Social Media

Follow the Product Managers and Executives on Twitter - this is for Marie and Stuart :-)

February 7 2011

Before and during Lotusphere 2011, there have been some discussions about how to engage with the IBM Lotus Executives and Product Managers outside of the stage and event. There has been some discussion on if this is needed, and I get Ed's point, but it is always good to engage with folks on a regular basis. I thought it was very interesting that the IBM executives new to the social software team (i.e. Lotus) , Sandy Carter and Nigel Beck ( I love how his url directs to his page ), are both very active in social media with their own personal brands. You can even use Tungle with Nigel - the first IBM VP I have seen do that. So to facilitate this interaction, and in Marie and Stuart's honor, I have created two public Twitter lists. IBM Lotus Ask the Product Managers: A list for any IBMer who is a Product Manager in the Lotus space IBM Lotus Executives: A list for anyone on the management team in the Lotus space These are meant to grow over time, so please let me know if we

For those in Chicago, upcoming events on Negotiation and LinkedIN

June 2 2010

For those of you in the Chicago area, here are two great events at the Metropolitan Club of Chicago: NEGOTIATION SKILLS SEMINAR Thursday, June 3 5:30-7:00 p.m. $15++ Club Board of Governors, Dennis Pauls, is President and CEO of HUB International, the leading insurance brokerage with over 4,700 employees. Pauls will be sharing the techniques he used to accelerate his trip to the top. Get what you want at the conference table or the kitchen table. Come for wine, hors d'oeuvres, networking and valuable information to apply to life. Register with Member Services at 312.876.3200 or online. LINKEDIN LUNCH & LEARN Wednesday, June 23 12:00-1:00 p.m. $15++ LinkedIN is an extremely powerful tool that can be used to promote your business, gain clients and market yourself to potential employers - if you know how to use it. Mark Carter and John Head will take you thru how you can use LinkedIN successful in your business. Join us for lunch and learn how to put LinkedIN to work for you! Space

14 Insane twitter Tips for Business & Other Social Media Nuggets by Kim Redd

May 21 2010

I had the pleasure of attending the Chicagoland Underground Social Media Society event last night. Kim Redd of @reddsmitty fame (and in the day, selling RapLeaf) gave a great presentation on Twitter. Entitled "14 Insane twitter Tips for Business & Other Social Media Nuggets". Here were the tips: Follow everyone back .. Yes, even the porn stars Your Avatar? Your Headshot! Add YOUR name to the profile Engage your followers Find more followers Listen Respond Be Thankful DO NOT USE AUTO D.M.s Never use DMs for pitching products or offers Tweet conservatively - The internet is permanent Compliment others, generously Schedule a TweetUp - Meet the people you talk to on-line Use Tools Great tips for people new to social media. Great review for the rest of us. She had more to share, but I will link to her presentation on SlideShare (once she posts it of course)

Making the connection in a social media world - when and how do you do it?

April 28 2010

I had an interesting discussion with a co-worker yesterday and I wanted to bring the thoughts it generated to the blog for discussion. Background: My co-worker and I had a meeting with someone who could become a potential customer down the road. This was my first time meeting this person and second for my colleague. As we left the meeting, we talked about the follow-up. My initial reaction was to reach out in an email and send a LinkedIN invitation to create that first professional network connection. My co-workers reaction was not to make the LinkedIN connection. That was to be done later as you got to know each other better. There is a 10 year difference between us, but both of us are active in networking, both in person and on-line. I have this blog, my co-worker does not. We both use LinkedIN quite a bit. He has a Twitter account, but I am far more active. Facebook is something I also use far more heavily. We both use Slideshare quite a bit. So I started thinking about how I co

Learn more about Social Meda Makeover as Robin Walker interviews me on BlogTalkRadio

January 29 2010

If you are in Chicago and want to learn more about the Social Media Makeover event happening on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2010 (next week!), Robin Walker of interviewed me on her BlogTalkRadion show "Tailored Edges". We had a great conversation about how I am using social media and the Social Media Makeover event next week. Robin is one of the many makeover vendors who will be at the event. Check out the recording and hope to see you next week!

Social Media Makeover Event in Chicago on Feb 3rd, 2010

January 28 2010

For those of you in Chicago, I am honored to be part of a great panel that is presenting a unique social media event next week, the Social Media Makeover. Here are the event details: Social Media Makeover an interactive workshop event presented by the Young Executive Committee of the Metropolitan Club of Chicago Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 – 6 PM – 7:30 PM $25++ if you pre-register at $30++ at the door INCLUDED: wine & beer reception, heavy hors d'oeuvres, 2010 has come and it’s a new year – time for a new you! The Young Executive Committee invites you to an event designed to help you refresh your profile, both on-line and in person. The Young Executive Committee invites you to an event designed to help you refresh your profile, both on-line and in person. “Social Media” is all over the news (along with most other outlets and conversations) these days. What have you heard about Twitter? Do you still have questions about LinkedI