Welcome to SMBNH: Circles of Influence: Google+ and How Social Media Empowers Users to Unite, Grow and Shape Communities
With a focus on large scale communications and communites as well as small scale, we explore how social media has helped nations topple, companies grow, politics change, local movements get off the ground and more. Whether it’s news regarding Libya’s conflicts or supporting a local talented artist by creating community and communication, these flexible tools help make it happen.
This month we are being hosted by Phillips Exeter Acedemy in Exeter, NH.
From their Mission page:
“Exeter seeks to graduate young people whose creativity and independence of thought sustain their continuing inquiry and reflection, whose interest in others and the world around them surpasses their self concern, and whose passion for learning impels them beyond what they already know.”
Some of our brightest stars have attended Phillips Exeter Academy and benefitted from their philosophy.
This month’s focus brings us a well rounded group of speakers as well.
The morning begins with an address from Phillips Exeter Academy, then seques into our three speakers, starting with
Leslie Poston, Founder of Magnitude Media and co-author of Twitter for Dummies, contributor to the Social Media ProBook and author of the Grande Guide to Social Advertising, as well as (coming in 2012) Social Media Metrics for Dummies, will address some of the privacy concerns faced by educators and others when building communities. Then moving on to
John Herman, Media Literacy Educator and Founder of NH Media Makers, author and polymath as well as a very special guest from Google will talk to you about building community, applying media literacy best practices and other topics related to Google +, and will demonstrate several of the Google + capabilities live during the talk.
We’ll then be closing the morning with our featured speaker:
Grant Sanborn, Director of Interactive Marketing for HCA Healthcare. Grant will speak about the challenges and best practices he’s experienced in building an online community around a 17 hospital group, including Portsmouth Regional Hospital.
There will also be a one hour campus tour of Phillips Exeter Academy immediately following the breakfast as well. We encourage you to take part.
All of us at SMBNH look forward to seeing you all there.
I am so excited by the scope of PodCamp sessions we are starting to get this year. PodCamps are about learning and fun, and to see iPad for Business, Mobile Devices for Couples, Meet the Geeks, Better Camera Phone Images and How to Shoot Product Photographs appearing along with mommy blogging and more is encouraging. We want a PodCamp that covers a variety of industries and topics, not just social media and marketing.
We want to reach people who might not normally attend with interesting sessions. We’d love to see not only business and marketing classes, but film, music, webisodes, podcasts, audio and video blogging, more photography, more mobile, some location sessions, writing sessions, maker/crafter sessions, and more.
We’ll also be having live Quidditch this year, as well as Battledecks. Can you unseat last year’s Battledecks champion?
So bring on your sessions – we’re limiting them to two proposals per person, and space and time permitting we plan to have them all on the schedule for you. People who have a session will be required to also register for PodCamp once registration is open next month (even the planning team must register to keep everything fair). We plan to keep PodCamp NH 2011 low cost (under $10 for a weekend of learning, networking, collaborating and fun), and in order to do so, we need sponsors!
Please enjoy the audio recording embedded below of this fantastic podcast on all things video with Steve Garfield, John Herman Tim Street and David Tames. The links from the episode are below the audio embed.
Links from this episode:
David Tames Mac Coolant Leak Video
CNN iReport Top Three Hurricane Kyle Reports via Steve Garfield
Learn Videoblogging via Steve Garfield. Warning: Video plays when page loads.
David Tames Book Recommendation (buy it used): Editing Techniques with Final Cut Pro (2nd Edition)
by Michael Wohl
‘Teenage Tourettes Camp 10‘ had a happy ending. Great doccumentary via Steve Garfield
The Carol and Steve Show: Episode 29 – The Porch, Part 1
Spices of Life via Steve Garfield
John Herman likes Mogulus
Steve Garfield and David Tames recommend tools Qik, Vimeo, BlipTV, TubeMogul
David Tames Practical Sound Recording and Editing Techniques For Better Video
John Herman’s strange new show, OddNogginLand
Steve Garfield invites all to Boston Media Makers
Tim Street’s thoughts on monetizing video at his blog
David Tames blog Contact info
Good LA Times article on Tim Street
John Herman invites all to NH Media Makers
David Tames Documentary Video Bootcamp Course at MassArt
John Herman’s site
Steve Garfield’s site
M J Carrasquillo site (participant from chat room)
Leslie Poston’s sites bio, blog, work
Next episodes are all a bit light in tone – hey, it’s the holidays! Let’s have a little fun with our online world.
12/14/08 10PM EST Online Shopping Tips, Tricks, and Sources with several guests, including a possible cameo from SavvyAuntie
Break for Christmas/New Year’s Eve – Happy Holidays
1/4/09 10PM EST New Year, New You – fashion and image advice for the sartorial internet and social media lover with panelists Dmitri Gunn, Jamey Sheuy, Thomas Edwards and possibly Scott Monty if he is available
1/18/09 10PM EST Marketing and Enjoying Wine Online – all of the ways to find, sell, market, and enjoy wine online with panelists Cata Vino, Emilio Seaz ven Eerd from Las Casa de las Vides, Craig Dollett from Bin Ends Wine and many more
Topics on Fire can be followed at this link to receive notices when a new episode is about to air.
NOTE: recap and embedded file coming tomorrow.
Tonight marks Episode TEN of Topics on Fire, and it is going to be a good one, folks. Do stop by to hear Steve Garfield, John Herman, Tim Street and others discuss online video and how they do what they do, from creating interactive television series like Gravityland, to getting featured on the BBC as a citizen journalist to monetizing online video and everything in between. I’m pretty excited for this panel, and I hope to see you there.
Please note the NEW TIME for Topics on Fire, 10PM Eastern, by popular request.