Speaking Engagements 2007

Spider PRInfluencing the Online Influencers: Harnessing the Buzz and Avoiding the Pitfalls. London, November 19, 2007. Speaking on blogger relations is not just about protecting your brand but how proactive and considered engagement can bring real benefits.

brandyouworld-speakingA Brand You World 2007 Global Telesummit. November 8, 2007 at 8pm GMT / 3pm EST. Express Your Personal Brand Through the Power of Podcasting, a one-hour free teleseminar. Part of a global event, totalling 24 such seminars on this day. If you have a phone, you can participate.


Social Media MasterclassSimplyCommunicate/ Ragan Communications Social Media Masterclass. London, October 2-3, 2007. A two-day workshop on how to apply Social Media tools and techniques to enhance the internal and external communication in your organization. Book online from September 3 (link to come). Or book by email before then to to get £150 off the price.

CIPRCIPR Fresh Thinking: Media. London, October 1, 2007. Practical podcasting workshop – learn how to create and produce a podcast yourself. Download CIPR conferences brochure (PDF) and book online.

Podcamp IrelandPodcamp Ireland. Kilkenny, Ireland, September 29, 2007. Thrilled to be invited to speak at this event, the first ever Irish podcamp. I’ll be there from Sept 28-30; planning to talk at the event about FIR and how a podcast can help build genuine community. No cost to attend; sign up on the wiki. Hope to have signed copies of How to Do Everything With Podcasting available.

The Conference BoardUsing Social Media to Enhance Corporate Reputation and Engage Employees. Zurich, Switzerland, September 19-20, 2007. Presentation and interactive discussion with members of The Conference Board’s European Council on Corporate Communications. Invitation-only event by The Conference Board.

Buying The BlogBuying The Blog. London, September 13, 2007. The official launch of some major new research that looks for the first time at how blogs affect the business environment in the UK. Organized by Inferno PR. Details in the event flyer (PDF).

Podcamp UKPodcamp UK. Birmingham, England, September 1-2, 2007. The event wiki has a schedule and I’m listed in there for a session on business podcasting on Sunday morning, Sept 2. This is an unconference, though, so anything can happen including changes to the schedule. I’ll be there in any event. No cost to participate (but you pay your own transport, hotel, etc); add your name on the wiki if you plan to be there. Hope to have signed copies of How to Do Everything With Podcasting available.

Chinwag Big Summer '07 - London, July 5, 2007Chinwag Big Summer ’07. London, July 5, 2007. This is the biggest get-together of folk the new media sector in the UK has seen this year. I’m not speaking there, just enjoying the company of some interesting people at a great social gathering. It’s about conversations. As Chinwag says: "It’s all about bringing people together from across the new media industries to make useful connections, celebrate the return of the new media sector as a sustainable growth industry and mingle in style in the sunshine of a London summer’s evening."

IABC 2007 International Conference - New Orleans, USA, June 24-27, 2007IABC 2007 International Conference. New Orleans, USA, June 24-27, 2007. With my podcasting partner Shel Holtz, we’ll be creating and presenting ‘ConferenceCast,’ the official podcast of the IABC International Conference. In the weeks leading up to the event, we’ll be interviewing speakers and participants (and Shel will be podcasting at the conference). Look out for pre-conference podcasts starting in May. Register online.

European Communication Summit - Brussels, June 11-12, 2007European Communication Summit. Brussels, June 11-12, 2007. Speaking as part of a discussion panel on "Blogs, Vods and Pods – how New Media changes the rules of the game." Register online. Event organized by the European Association of Communication Directors.

Engagement - London, June 6, 2007Engagement, Social Media and the Internal Communication Revolution. London, June 6, 2007. Co-presenting pre-conference podcasting workshop. Download conference brochure (PDF) and book online.

Delivering the New PR 2.0 - London, June 5, 2007Delivering The New PR 2.0. London, June 5, 2007. The second in the new series of one-day conferences organized by the University of Sunderland. I’m speaking on PR and virtual communities. Download outline event description (PDF). Book online.

Chinwag live - London, April 24, 2007Chinwag live. London, April 24, 2007. Speaking as part of a discussion panel on "How is the PR industry adapting now that social media is heading for mainstream adoption?" Book online.

Investor Relations Society 2007 conference - London, April 19, 2007Investor Relations Society 2007 Conference. London, April 19, 2007. Speaking as part of a discussion panel on "Technological download – Multimedia, XBRL, blogging and the like." Download brochure (PDF) and book online.

Delivering the New PR 2.0 - Newcastle, England, March 27, 2007Delivering The New PR 2.0. Newcastle, March 27, 2007. First in the new series of one-day conferences organized by the University of Sunderland. Download outline event description (PDF).

Social Media Forum for Internal Communicators - London, Mar 21-22, 2007Social Media Forum for Internal Communicators. London, March 21-22, 2007. Speaking on "Join the conversation: How to create and launch a social media strategy for your organisation." Register online.

EuroBlog 2007 Conference - Ghent, Belgium, Mar 16-17, 2007EuroBlog 2007 Conference. Ghent, Belgium, March 16-17, 2007. Keynote speaker: " What is the impact of virtual worlds on communicating in real life?."

Community 2.0 - Las Vegas, USA, Mar 12-14, 2007Community 2.0. Las Vegas, USA, March 12-14, 2007. Full details of my participation are still being arranged. At the very least, I’ll be there with my podcasting partner Shel Holtz as the event’s official podcasters. Register online. [Unfortunately, work commitments mean that both Shel and I are not able to participate in this event.]

New Communications Forum 2007 - Las Vegas, USA, March 7-9, 2007New Communications Forum 2007. Las Vegas, March 7-9, 2007. The third such annual conference organized by the Society for New Communications Research and Ragan Communications. Co-leading "Podcasting 101" half-day pre-conference workshop. [To my great regret, I've had to withdraw from participating in this conference due to work pressures. The workshop I was due to co-lead with Shel Holtz will be wholly - and ably - led by Shel.]

city women's network - london, jan 16, 2007City Women’s Network. London, January 16, 2007. Speaking in a panel session on "How to create, maintain and protect your image."