One of the things that I truly enjoy doing is public speaking, especially when it’s on a topic that I’m really passionate about. Right now, social media is that topic and I’m excited to have the opportunity to go out and speak to others about it. On my “Speaking” page, I’ll try to post my upcoming speaking events and selected past presentations. Per my social media resolution #5, I’ll also be posting more of often about the various events, conferences, and meet-ups I’ll be attending in hopes of meeting more of my virtual contacts in person.
Over the next few weeks, there are two events coming up where I will be speaking, and I hope that I’ll have the opportunity to meet you at one of them. Let me know if you’ll also be attending so that we can connect.
On January 14th, I’ll be moderating a Government 2.0 panel discussion at the next Social Media Club of DC meeting. I’m really excited to be involved with this event because not only do the panel participants include some of the DC-area’s top Government 2.0 insiders – Chris Dorobek, Steve Field and Mark Drapeau – but they’re also people I know and respect. We’ll discuss the overall government strategy and what the potential roadmap for 2009 looks like, how government agencies and contractors have collaborated so far, what works and what doesn’t, how to harness the collective intelligence of people to contribute to government, and what’s next in the relationship between social media and government. If you’re interested in attending, make sure you RSVP!
The very next day, on January 15th, I’ll be giving a presentation at the Tech Council of Maryland’s “Power Networking Tips, Trends, and Techniques workshop. I’ll be giving a presentation on how social media has changed traditional networking practices, how tools like blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn can be used to supplement face-to-face interaction, and how to get started using these tools. I’m looking forward to this presentation as I don’t know any of the other presenters and will be speaking to an audience that I haven’t traditionally done much work with. If you’re interested in attending this presentation, make sure you register first!
I’ve also got a few other opportunities that I’m working on and will be posting those as they come to fruition. Leave me a comment if you’ll be attending either of the above events and would like to connect.