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Some coverage of me from Blog World Expo

I truly enjoyed my trip to Blog World. There was value in the panels of course, but huge value in networking with others in the industry, getting their perspectives, and creating new relationships. We can read each other’s blogs, or follow each other on twitter, but meeting in person really makes a difference.

I was interviewed by Scott Parent of MediaTrust’s Relevantly Speaking program about my views on building online community. This interview was in High def, so it may look funny on this blog page.

From Jennifer Kushell of Your Success Network, comes a fun article and video from Huffington post called
What People Were Packing at BlogWorld Expo ’09 (Technology, You Dirty Buggers!) all about the different tech we blogger types include in our packing for a show.

Then there were the hard core journalists and bloggers like Howard Greenstein from , and Don Lemon, social media savoir from CNN who, god bless him, spent an exhausting day working the expo to promote a big breakthrough Twitter campaign called #beatcancer, which is a new model for charities to leverage social media to raise money. (Click here to learn more.)

Admittedly, I’m not as “hard core” as CNN anchor Don Lemon, but I think I did ok so far as tech was concerned.

Hope you enjoy these videos.

(*Disclosure, I was a guest of the show’s agency, Porter Novelli, for whom I consult, but I paid my own airfare and expenses for the week. I was also covering this for my Startup Toolkit column).

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Why You should Follow Drew Carey on Twitter

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If you haven’t seen Drew Olanoff and Drew Carey on CNN, – watch it now.

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If you don’t have time to watch, here’s the short version:

  • Go to Twitter.
  • Follow DrewFromTV – Drew Carey of The Price Is Right, Whose Line is it Anyway, The Drew Carey Show, etc.
  • Drew Carey will donate $1 because you followed him. Ultimately he’s promised LiveStrong Foundation up to 1 Million Dollars – $1 for each Twitter Follower.

Just follow the guy, help reach a $1 Million donation. More info at . If you don’t even have a Twitter account, this is a reason to get one.

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Welcome new readers

I’ve recently taught at a class, been on a panel, and have more panels and classes coming in the next few weeks. So, I wanted to make sure there was something somewhat fresh here on the front page.
If you’d like to read a few articles I’ve written,

Business Development via Social Networks
Use Live Connections to Leverage Virtual Connections, to Gain new, important Live connections

are both good ones.

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