…and the announcement video charmed the hell out of me.
I am a night owl, but for some reason I awoke just before six this morning, and realized I had a chance to do something I never do: have coffee on the deck and watch the sun rise over Vancouver’s skyline. And I thought I’d share it with you.
A quick speechwriting note: Normally I’m a strong (even harsh) advocate of diving right into what you want to say. But it had been such a terrific range of speakers, offering such amazing, inspirational and often moving advice, that I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to reflect on it.
So I tried something I’ve never done before at this kind of event: an introduction based entirely on the previous hour and a half. I took something from everyone’s presentation (and borrowed from one other event: getting drawn to win a very nice gift basket donated by the folks at Blenz).
I think it worked out pretty nicely. And it was some of the most fun I’ve ever had on stage.
Update: Seattle’s Nancy White has a marvellous and thoughtful take on many of the same themes, and looking more firmly to the future.
The good folks at CBC Radio’s The Irrelevant Show have
celebrated the launch of Alex’s new LinkedIn e-book by posting a sketch about LinkedIn. The first two minutes or so are probably a lot funnier to the folks who are finding LinkedIn baffling than they were to me, but that last third of the sketch had me guffawing. Actually guffawing. Continue reading
Alex packs a lot of wisdom into these books, and this one is no exception.
If you’ve been wondering what LinkedIn can do for you…or if you’re already using LinkedIn, but suspect you could be getting a lot more out of it… then this book’s for you.
Work Smarter With LinkedIn stresses LinkedIn as a way of making and strengthening real human connections to make you more effective on the job, and help you have a greater impact in the world.
Hey, why not send her a congratulatory tweet?
Free up your schedules, cancel your appointments and hold your calls starting 11 am Pacific tomorrow: Tod Maffin is holding a free webinar on Facebook marketing. Here’s the agenda:
- How to advertise on Facebook — even without a penny in your budget
- The formula to determining what posts to “boost”
- What the “perfect” Facebook ad looks like
- My best three secret Facebook advertising tricks to extend your PPC budget
- How to bypass Edgerank and get nearly all your fans to see your posts
- The magic “retargeting” tactic that drives up visits and conversions
- Get more Facebook Likes, Twitter Follows, and YouTube Subscribes
Tod’s one of the best presenters and trainers I’ve encountered, and this promises to be well worth your while.
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Don’t Let Him Know
I’m going to be emceeing (take that, autocorrect!) the IABC/BC Bronze Quill awards next Wednesday night, June 12, at the swishy Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside.
(For everyone who is suddenly consumed with anxiety at that news, the organizers have spoken with me and made it clear that my usual garb of Speedo and football cleats will be, ah, inadequate for the event. So it’s off to Mark’s Work Warehouse for a whole new wardrobe!)
We’ll be celebrating the very best in organizational communications, and I couldn’t be more delighted. Tickets are still available from the IABC.
See you there!