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.
We hope to see you at our next SMBNH on May 20, 2011! Online signup closes on May 19, 2011.
You can read what Social Media Breakfast NH is all about, how Leslie started it many moons ago and who the awesome people on the SMBNH team are who make these breakfasts possible, like co-organizers Kevin, Nik, Karen, Diane, Matt, Susan and Melanie by heading over to the official blog and reading our About SMBNH page. There is also a mailing list in the side bar there – signing up means you will hear about these events first!
Leslie and Kevin would like to thank Melanie Burger, without whom we couldn’t have pulled off SMBNH this month. Thank you!
The Theme for May 2011’s Social Media Breakfast NH is Local Business Tech
We’ll be discussing how customers and businesses are using social media to go local, buy local, eat local and more, and how companies, employees and customers can use these tools to their advantage.
8:30 – 8:58 AM Networking and Breakfast
9:00 – 9:05 Sponsor Remarks by Roundabout Diner
9:05 – 9:25 Sarah Diment, The Beachmere Inn
10:05 – 10:30 Group Q&A with all speakers at the front to field questions
We’d like to thank our venue sponsor, the locally owned and operated and social media active Roundabout Diner.
We’d like to thank our food and beverage sponsor: Roundabout Diner
Roundabout Diner is a locally owned restaurant with fabulous food and service, centrally located on the Portsmouth Traffic Circle to serve you.
We’re looking forward to having these sponsors involved in May!
Note: There is plenty of parking at the diner
Tell your fellow NH VIPs that we’re looking for YOU to help make SMBNH 2011 amazing:
We’re looking for your help to direct the topics of the next year’s Social Media Breakfast NH! Won’t you fill out this quick form letting us know what you want to hear about for SMBNH 2011?
We’re also adding to our speaking roster for 2011 – have you always wanted your 15 minutes to share your knowledge with your SMBNH peers? Now is your chance! Tell us all about you and how you can help us increase our brain power at an SMBNH in 2011 on this form.
On The Web
By Email (Leslie)
Updates and changes to this event, including confirmed speakers not yet listed, can be found on the blog.
As the holiday season approaches, all of us at SMBNH are working to build a schedule for 2011 that has even more quality speakers, the topics you want to know more about, and that makes its way to every part of the state. We’re scheduling now for SMBNH in Upper Valley, Keene, Monadnock, Nashua, Portsmouth, Manchester, and more.
Have you always wanted to be a speaker at one of our breakfasts? The best way to do that is to toss your name in the ring! Simply head over to our SMBNH Speaker Registration Form and tell us a little about yourself, and you’ll be up for consideration when we have a topic that fits. The more detail you can give us, the better able we are to select appropriate speakers for each topic. Don’t worry – we don’t share your information with anyone else.
We’ve covered a lot of topics since we started way back when, but we may not have covered YOUR desired topic (or maybe we covered it, but the information has changed and it could use a refresher). Let us know what you want to learn more about in 2011 on our SMBNH Topic Request Form. Just to reiterate – we don’t share your information with anyone else. We just use it to contact you if we have questions.
I can’t wait to see what you propose and which of you wants to speak! One note: speakers must live or work in NH – the point of SMBNH is to highlight the talent that we have right here in the Granite State.
I am so happy that so many folks in Nashua turned out today for the first time bringing Social Media Breakfast NH to your city. We’ll be doing it more regularly (and with less kinks) in the future. With a plethora of challenges occurring behind the scenes in pulling this off, including having trouble with venue, sound difficulties, speakers flaking out at the last minute, speakers agreeing to be last minute replacements and more, your tolerance was very appreciated and we hope to see you at the next one (and will be holding it a venue much more conducive to learning next time).
That said, Nashua has some very different concerns from the upper part of the state and the seacoast region. I’d like to get some feedback for future events on what topics are near and dear to your hearts and would fill your needs the best going forward. I’ll be sharing the information I receive with Diane, Kevin and Matt as well. Of note, some things about the breakfast don’t alter from event to event, regardless of location. The breakfast portion of the day is always a half hour networking over coffee and light, portable fare such as bagels, fruit, pastries and such. The speaking portion is always geared toward three speakers with Q&A at the end of the day.
After lengthy team discussion and thorough analysis of the sign up rate, we have made the difficult decision to postpone PodCamp NH. It seems the Father’s Day weekend is a tough one for folks in the region, which we completely understand!
Please know that we will have a new date for you by next Tuesday, and that this event will still absolutely rock your socks off!
Please also know that this will affect the cost, and we will determine refund options for everyone next week as well – those who wish to attend on the new date who have paid will be accommodated, and those who can’t attend will as well.
Please stay tuned! The Eventbrite page has been temporarily disabled while we sort out the logistics of the change, and will be active again at the same address once we work out the kinks next week.
(And yes, this is still an active event seeking both session leaders and sponsors, it is simply going to be on a weekend that works better for everyone so that more people can attend and learn and make connections.)
PodCamp NH is designed to foster learning, teaching and to strengthen the bonds of the NH community. We’re taking over the dorms at New Hampton School this year. Not just because it’s cool (it is) but because we know that being around creative, smart, savvy, fun people for longer than just 8 hours at a time is going to foster bonds that last far beyond the weekend. We won’t be a bit surprised to see new startups, new film or music projects, new teams, new collaborations and new friendships forming in this PodCamp NH 2010 incubator.
Are you ready? At the end of PodCamp NH we’ll be a better NH, and a better us.
At our disposal:
A theater, smart classrooms with projectors, dorms, full cafeteria with amazing restaurant quality food, music, a master classroom fully integrated with audio and video, a computer lab, a library, a lounge, parking, tennis courts, soccer fields, and so much more.
Who should come:
If you miss college, if you wanted to go to college and couldn’t, if you love to learn or teach, if you have a film or music project you’ve been waiting to do, if you want to make an app, if you want to be a better educator, marketer, government rep or more – this is the weekend to make it happen.