Thank you to Jason Allgire who helped facilitate the SNHU venue for us.
Location: SNHU Campus, Manchester, NH – Building TBD
Social Media Breakfast History
On seeing growing demand in this area, I decided to fill the need with a new branch of the nationwide Social Media Breakfast in NH. It isn’t that we don’t love Boston, because we do, but our neighbor to the north is rich in technology and social media, and often overlooked when events are planned. I saw a need for networking opportunities that were easier to get to for the northern tech and social media crowd, and decided to step up and fill it. Because NH itself is a diverse and scattered state, the Social Media Breakfast there will be just a little bit different than the one in Cambridge/Boston. Our first meeting was in January 2009, and was a roaring success.
What is a Social Media Breakfast?
From the official description: The Social Media Breakfast was founded by Bryan Person in August 2007 as an event where social media experts and newbies alike come together to eat, meet, share, and learn. Marketers, PR pros, entrepreneurs, bloggers, podcasters, new-media fanatics, and online social networkers are all welcome to attend.
The breakfast series began in Boston and has now spread to more than a dozen cities throughout the United States and around the world.
How will the Social Media Breakfast in NH be different?
The main difference between Social Media Breakfast NH and other SMBs will be all-inclusiveness. I do not want only social media people and companies to attend, I also want technology types, programmers, coders, tech writers, tech companies and more to attend. As a state that is rich in technology but scattered in distance, I think the best networking and connection making effect will be achieved by combined our different cultures. You never know, as a social media type you might just meet the coder you’ve been looking for to create your dream project if we all come together to connect and to learn from each other!
Theme for the fourth Social Media Breakfast: Using Social Media In Education
The fifth Social Media Breakfast NH (hashtag #smbnh) will be all about topics related to using social media in education. In this struggling economy and shifting paradigm we need to be working together to be more successful and better weather the storm. We should be pulling in all aspects of technology, new media, old media and social media to succeed and more importantly to help the next generation succeed. This meeting will help us lay the foundation for a richer, better education, tech and new media community in NH.
In addition to myself, who will be your host and MC for the morning, you will have three speakers giving three brief presentations on topics relating to the theme for the morning.
• Opening Remarks by Leslie Poston, Uptown Uncorked and co-author, Twitter for Dummies
• Welcome Remarks by SNHU
• Wayne Kurtzman (Beyond the Biz, Destination Imagination, More) will be speaking about his work with Destination Imagination and more
• John Herman (OddNoggin.com, GravityLand.com, Improv, More) will be speaking about his use of social media and multi media in his class at Epping High School
• Kelley-Sue LeBlanc (Aleuromedia) will discuss her work this past semester with social media in a classroom at Daniel Webster College
This is going to be a great breakfast!
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Let’s make the new SMBNH crackle with energy and success! See you there!
The question I’ve been asked the most in the last 24 hours at Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston is “Why are you here?” People want to know what value you are seeking from their session and from the overall conference.
I go to conferences for many reasons. This particular one I am here because I want to know what my potential customers need to know. I’m listening. I’m wandering in and out of sessions and paying close attention to the questions people have. I am here to find out how I can better help YOU.
I’m also here to network. Part of what I do puts me in constant online contact with some of the most brilliant minds in the business. I am anxious to meet as many as possible. I’ve already met quite a few of the industry’s current thought leaders and up and comers over the years – it’s one of the perks of living in the Boston area. I’m hoping to meet some of the people who traveled in from afar, especially.
In trying to practice what I preach, I am always looking for ways to bring my online connections offline. One thing that makes social media so valuable for business is how easy is makes it to translate both worlds and extend your reach.
The value of this kind of conference for me is the eavesdropping to better serve my client base, and the networking. What is the value for you?
The first Social Media Breakfast was such a hit, we’ve been asked to do a part two for you. In particular, several educators who were unable to attend due to school being in session in their districts hope to attend this one to learn and share. I’m quite excited to do this topic again, as I am ever fascinated by all of the ways you are finding to use social media in the classroom and behind the scenes.
Because we want as many people in the education space to attend as possible, we switched the off months to June and will be having this SMBNH on July 17th at SNHU. I’m still finalizing arrangements with the speakers and seeking a food sponsor, so stay tuned for more information.
The support for Social Media Breakfast here in NH has been amazing. I couldn’t do it without the sponsors, speakers and attendees who come forward each month to help out (not to mention Kevin Micalizzi, who has been helping plan these since # 3 and who runs the live cast each month). June 19th is our next breakfast, and the theme is, once again, education (by request).
We have some excellent speakers lined up for you, including the possibility of a remote speaker – using the tools they use in the class to speak to us from the class itself. I’ll keep you posted on if that works out. Meanwhile, I have confirmed Wayne Kurtzman, who will be speaking to us about Social Media for 10,000 Creative Kids (and their parents and educators), and another speaker (whom I will announce here once they confirm their topic).
I’ll post the EventBrite page once the venue is finalized. If you would like to host, please contact me ASAP. Remember, the hashtag is always #smbnh
Without further ado, the audio and slides from the last meeting:
THANK YOU to GSIL (Granite State Independent Living) for hosting the last meeting and to Susan Ware Flower for being our liaison for that! The patio was lovely for breakfast, and the panel set up worked out well.