Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Yesterday marked the second time in a span of 7 days that a Shel has been in Toronto. Not that I’m complaining mind you, it’s been a wonderful week of social media connections and conversations. Last night Shel Israel was in town to speak with 50 of us social media types at the inaugural Third Tuesday hosted by Joseph Thornley & crew of Thornley Fallis Communications. As comments and posts can attest to, the night was a resounding success and an amazing example of how conversations (okay, Naked Conversations) are changing the world. Shel is exactly what his business card says – a Nice Guy. And a fantastic, bright, engaging speaker. Dave Forde & Joe have uploaded photos from the evening to Flickr so far, but I saw a lot of flashes going off last night so I hope to see more pics soon!
The conversation is happening, you can either embrace it or get buried by it.
On that note, Shel Holtz passed around the mike at our recent gaggle of geeks in Toronto to find out what social media meant to the 20 of us at the dinner. Some clips are in the latest edition of FIR, and the full file is available here. It’s quite interesting to hear the different takes from a variety of marketing, advertising, and technology professionals… everyone has their own perspective, yet the common theme is conversations.
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make CaseCamp tonight, which at last count had 100 people signed up on the Wiki… too much social and still deadlines looming… There’s always a next time though!
[photo credit: scienceduck on Flickr]