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Social Media Breakfast New Hampshire Partners with NHPR for 2013

After four years of SMBNH, I’m so pleased to announce our new partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio. They will be hosting us in Studio D each month throughout 2013. We feel that this partnership brings the educational basis of SMBNH to the forefront, and look forward to the next year!

Our first SMBNH of 2013 is in January on the 3rd Thursday, and will feature C.C. Chapman, author of Content Rules and his newest book: Amazing Things Will Happen.

We’ll be sending out an event link for this event and the rest of the year tomorrow. The firm schedule of events for 2013, hosted by NHPR, is as follows:

January 17
February 21
March 21
April 18
May 16
June 20
July 18
August 15
September 19
October 17
November 21
December 19

We’re also putting out a call for speakers.

UDATE: As many of you know – Magnitude Media relocated in 2013. We have turned the keys of this wonderful thing we started over to some smart, capable folks at Seacoast Social Media. They are now running the existing @SMBNH Twitter and the SMBNH Facebook group, and are continuing the partnership with NHPR. Look forward to quality content and networking from them at this event and their other events!

SMBNH Nashua: Green Business & Tech

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We hope to see you at our next SMBNH on June 17, 2011! Online signup closes on June 16, 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 Diane Vautier, without whom we couldn’t have pulled off SMBNH this month. Thank you!

The Theme for June 2011’s Social Media Breakfast NH is Green Tech

We’ll be discussing how customers and businesses are using social media to go green, and how companies, employees and customers can use these tools to their advantage. 

Agenda

8:30 – 8:58 AM Networking and Breakfast

8:58 – 9:00 Opening Remarks by SMBNH Founder Leslie Poston and Co-Organizer Diane Vautier

9:00 – 9:05 Sponsor Remarks by Nashua Library

9:05 – 9:25 Kate Luczko, Interim Executive Director, New Hampshire Business for Social Responsibility

9:25 – 9:45 Jim Cavan, Green Alliance

9:45 – 10:05 Debbie DeMoulpied, Owner, Bonafide Green Goods

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 Nashua Library (Website, Twitter)

 

We’d like to thank our food and beverage sponsor: Starbucks Nashua on Colliseum Avenue

 

We’re looking forward to having these sponsors involved in May!

Note: There is plenty of parking in Nashua, however, be sure to park in a metered spot – unmetered parking is private and your car will be towed by the spot owners

Directions at this link

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.

STALK US:

On Twitter

On Facebook

On LinkedIn

On The Web

By Email (Leslie) 

Updates and changes to this event, including confirmed speakers not yet listed, can be found on the blog.


SMBNH Upper Valley: Green Tech

This SMBNH is the first of TWO on Green Tech in 2011! The next Green Tech SMBNH will be in Nashua, NH this summer.

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We hope to see you at our next SMBNH on April 29, 2011! Online signup closes on April 28, 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-organizer Kevin, 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 Karen Liot Hill and Nik Palmer, without whom we couldn’t pull off SMBNH in the Upper Valley. They make this event happen!

The Theme for April 2011’s Social Media Breakfast NH is Green Business

We’ll be discussing how customers and businesses are using social media to go green, and how companies, employees and customers can use these tools to their advantage. This is the first of TWO Green 2.0 breakfasts – the next will be in Nashua this summer.

Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 AM Networking and Breakfast

9:00 – 9:05 Opening Remarks by SMBNH Founder Leslie Poston and Co-Organizer Karen Liot Hill

9:05 – 9:10 Sponsor Remarks by Klifton Library

9:10 – 9:25 Kimberly Quirk, Owner, Energy Emporium, Enfield, NH

9:25 – 9:55 James McDougall, Co-Owner, Catalyst Webworks

9:55 – 10:10 Roundtable Session

10:10 – 10:30 Group Q&A with all speakers at the front to field questions

We’d like to thank our venue sponsor, the Kilton Library.

(Logo coming soon)

We’re looking forward to having them host us in April!

Special thanks to Sarah for making it happen!

Note: The Library is not open for regular business before 9AM, they are making a special exception to open their doors early for SMBNH attendees only.

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.

STALK US:

On Twitter

On Facebook

On LinkedIn

On The Web

By Email (Leslie) 

Updates and changes to this event, including confirmed speakers not yet listed, can be found on the blog.


SMBNH 2011 Schedule Update

Last 2010 Meeting: December 10, 2010 (Portsmouth)

January 21, 2011 (Manchester)
February 18, 2011 (Portsmouth)
March 18, 2011 (Keene)
April 22, 2011 (Upper Valley)
May 20, 2011 (Portsmouth)
June 17, 2011 (Nashua)
July 22, 2011 (Dover)
August 19, 2011 (Concord or Manchester)
September 16, 2011 (Upper Valley)
October 21, 2011 (Exeter)
November 19, 2011 (Nashua)
December 16, 2011 (Portsmouth)

This year we’ve been moving forward with SMBNH events only when we have enough sponsorship and speakers to warrant it.

Don’t forget to sign up on our sponsor or speaker pages if you’d like to help us continue to bring free learning to the companies and people in NH in this, our third year. We can’t do it without you!

SMBNH Seeks New Team Members For 2011

If you live in NH, you may be familiar with my Social Media Breakfast NH series. I have a fabulous team for several of our cities but as an organizer who also owns her own company, does PodCamp NH and a variety of other things, my time gets a little full. Toss in the fact that my intrepid co-organizer, Kevin Micalizzi, works for a company just bought out by Sales Force – well, you can see why we need even MORE amazing people to help.

You can read more about SMBNH on the official SMBNH blog, join the mailing list in the side bar there for news and announcements, and simply ping me on Twitter or via email if you are a frequent SMBNH attendee familiar with the format who lives in Manchester/Concord or Portsmouth and wants to help.

Location Based Services Speaker Video Jan 2011

Thanks to the amazing Amanda Narcisi and her trust iPhone for grabbing these videos using QIK!

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Walter:

Neil:

SMBNH January 2011: Location Based Services

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We hope to see you at our next SMBNH on January 21, 2011! Online signup closes on January 20, 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-organizer Kevin, 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!

The Theme for January 2011’s Social Media Breakfast NH is Location Based Services

We’ll be discussing how customers and businesses are using location based services, and how companies, employees and customers can use these tools to their advantage.

Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 AM Networking and Breakfast

9:00 – 9:05 Opening Remarks by SMBNH Founder Leslie Poston

9:05 – 9:10 Sponsor Remarks by Manchester Public Library

9:10 – 9:25 Neil DeLuca, Yahoo!

9:25 – 9:55 Walter Elly, Microarts

9:55 – 10:10 Eric Leist from Allen and Gerritsen

10:10 – 10:30 Group Q&A with all speakers at the front to field questions

We’d like to thank our venue sponsor, the Manchester Public Library.

Mission: Manchester Public Library The Manchester City Library Foundation is a private, nonprofit corporation committed to providing supplemental support to the Manchester City Library. The Foundation reinforces the need for continued and increased public support for the library, and serves as a catalyst for attracting private funding from individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations in order to enhance library services to our community. Library on Twitter: @manchlibrary

We’re looking forward to having them host us in January!

Special thanks to Mary Gallant, for making it happen. 

Note: The Library is not open for regular business before 9AM, they are making a special exception to open their doors early for SMBNH attendees only.











Last but not least, a huge, huge, huge Thank You to Amanda Narcisi. Because Kevin Micalizzi was a bit tied up this month (his company, DimDim, was purchased by Salesforce) and Leslie Poston as well (lots of growing pains for her business in January!), Amanda stepped up to the plate for us, pitched in, and got this entire event DONE, in record time. She is fantastic 🙂

AMANDA, YOU RULE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

STALK US:

On Twitter

On Facebook

On LinkedIn

On The Web

By Email (Leslie) 

Updates and changes to this event, including confirmed speakers not yet listed, can be found on the blog.


The Value Of User Driven Learning Events Like PodCamp NH

One thing I’m often asked is why I add to my already heavy time load with the education events I bring to NH. That’s easy, I want to make it easy for people to learn what they need to learn, when they need to learn it. I want to empower your success. So I brought Social Media Breakfast up here in the form of SMBNH and PodCamp in the form of PodCamp NH (PCNH), I do a variety of classes around the state, and generally try to teach people as often as my time and budget will allow.

Some wonder if that hurts my business, offering ways for folks to learn on their own. Perhaps a bit, but it’s worth it to me to see my community become stronger from a collective effort to make everyone a bit better at being a business. Plus, I have the help of some fabulous people on each team for each event (check out the team pages on the event sites – I couldn’t do these big ideas without these folks – they are awesome). That makes it a bit easier to make everyone we reach a bit more awesome.

Why would a non-social media marketing wonk want to attend a PodCamp NH or a SMBNH? That’s easy – in addition to the connections and the atmosphere of learning at each, you are guaranteed to learn something new each time. With SMBNH I’m militant about not marketing to the attendees, and encourage people to let me know if they feel any of our presenters or organizers have sold to them during their speaking time instead of educated them via a clear link on the site sidebar and on the Facebook group sidebar. With PodCamp NH that problem takes care of itself thanks to the Law of Two Feet, one of my favorite things about PodCamps everywhere.

For the truly non technical, I’m offering a class at PodCamp NH in social media applications for the trades (construction, etc). I’m also talking social media and music and possibly film. That’s three classes right there that aren’t geared toward the social media marketer, but to YOU, and looking at the sessions proposed I see many, many more. Don’t see one you need but have experience in your profession to bring to the table? Sign up for PodCamp NH then go propose your own session over at the website. We’ll be getting a first draft of the schedule posted soon (though you should note, as a user driven conference, all drafts of the session are just that drafts – it is subject to great sweeping change even during the event as the users evolve what they want to learn in real time).

If you can’t spend a weekend learning (though it is highly recommended) you can try the two hour long SMBNH once a month. The next one is this Friday. And if you don’t live in New Hampshire, you can find a PodCamp in most states and several countries on the PodCamp wiki, or find your closest Social Media Breakfast by heading over to the national web site.

See you in class – let’s teach each other something new!

SMBNH Manchester/Concord: Social Media Policy in the Workplace

We’re pleased to announce that immediately following PodCamp NH on October 23 and 24th, we’ll be powering through with another SMBNH, this time in the Manchester/Concord area.

Mark your calendars!

October 29, 2010
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: SNHU Banquet Hall
Topic: Social Media Policy in the Workplace
Speakers: TBA

SMBNH Nashua: Handling Brand Disasters and Challenges Online

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NOTE: THE EVENT IS ON September 17, 2010.

Ticket sales end on 9/16 in the evening. Do not confuse the Eventbrite ticket end date with the event date! 

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This month’s Social Media Breakfast is brought to you by Active Edge, Magnitude Media and Rivier College.

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About Rivier College:

Committed to the faith heritage, intellectual tradition, and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, the College educates the whole person in the context of an academic community that cultivates critical thought, sound judgment, and respect for all people. This community supports the intellectual growth of all its members while offering them opportunities for social, cultural, moral, and spiritual development. The challenge to the College community is to search for truth through the dialogue between faith and reason..

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Special thanks to Diane Vautier of Active Edge for joining the state SMBNH team and her help in bringing SMBNH to Nashua on a regular basis.

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Theme for the 15th Social Media Breakfast: Social Media And Brands: Preventing and Managing Branding Disasters Online

The 15th Social Media Breakfast NH is also the first SMBNH at Rivier College! The official hashtag is: #SMBNH. 

This one will be all about topics related to managing a brand’s perception online. Once you open the door to customer and employee interaction and engagement, some problems may arise. We’ll hear from brands and brand experts on what to do if that happens, and from brands successfully preventing that from happening by managing their brand well from the start.

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. This  meeting will help us lay the foundation for a richer, better creative, education, tech and new media community in NH.  

In addition to Diane Vautier (who will be hosting and MCing instead of SMBNH Founder Leslie Poston), you will have three speakers giving three brief presentations on topics relating to the theme for the morning. 

Speakers:

Opening Remarks by  Diane Vautier of Active Edge (SMBNH team member)

Welcome Remarks by Rivier College (venue and breakfast sponsor)

Kim Gaglianardi, PR Manager for Dow Jones

TBA

TBA

Q&A session 

This is going to be a great breakfast!

Parking:

Parking is on site

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!

TO SPONSOR THIS OR A FUTURE SMBNH CONTACT LESLIE POSTON via Twitter, Email or Phone.

Let’s make SMBNH crackle with energy and success! See you there!