Monday, August 30, 2010

Podcamp Boston 5 – September 25 & 26, 2010

Are you ready for the future?

Are you new to new media like blogging, podcasting, Twitter, Facebook, and wondering where to get started?
Are you a veteran of all things 2.0 and wondering what to learn next to propel you into future success?

PodCamp Boston, now in its 5th year, aims to help you answer these questions and many more. On September 25-26, 2010 at the facility of Microsoft New England Research and Development Center, PodCamp Boston will bring together the best and the brightest - including you - for two days of learning, sharing, and growing your social media skills.

Who should attend PodCamp Boston?
You. It doesn't matter where you are on your social media journey, whether you just starting Tweeting yesterday or whether you're one of the decade-long bloggers. It doesn't matter whether you're the CEO of a Fortune 50, a director of a non-profit, or a guy who likes to knit on the air. What does matter is that you are an expert in something. You have questions AND answers, and PodCamp Boston is the best opportunity to contribute and learn all at once.

What will you learn at PodCamp Boston?
PodCamp is driven by what YOU want to learn and share. Twitter? Sure. Facebook? Of course. Blogging? Definitely. Podcasting? By the bucket. Last year we introduced a way to have more conversations and less presenting with discussions.  This year we want to continue that success and give you the opportunity to learn about the things that would help YOU.

More important, we want you, as you register, to consider leading a session in which you pose a burning question that you absolutely must get the answer to. Maybe you need to know how to figure out the ROI of Facebook. Maybe you need to learn how to make great Internet video. Whatever your burning question is, we want you to ask it at PodCamp.

Take a look at some of the planned topics:
  • Clearing the Hurdles - on pitching social media marketing initiatives 
  • Blogging 100/101/102 
  • Preparing for the future - What tips, techniques, tactics, and ideas can we share for preparing for the future? 
  • Monitoring, Management & the Promise of Social CRM 
  • Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare... It's Taking Over Our Lives! 
  • Social Media for Fundraising and Nonprofit Marketing
Ready to get started?
PodCamp Boston 5 is a mere $50 to participate, but we guarantee you'll get so much more. Not only will you benefit but the net proceeds from the event will be donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank feeding some very hungry kids in the Boston area.  Register today, as we've only got a little over a hundred spots left, and they're going wicked fast.

Register now for PodCamp Boston »
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Friday, August 27, 2010

Wanted: Session Topic Suggestions

Fill out this quick survey form to let us know a topic you would like to see covered during the Job Search Jam Sessions on October 1. You can either suggest a topic where you can lead or facilitate the session, or a topic that you would at least like to see covered (but you wouldn't lead).

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Schedule ready to be filled in

The schedule outline has been completed for the next Job Search Jam Session to be held on Friday, October 1. Now the team and participants can work to pre-fill some of the slots with topics and speakers. The remainder of the slots can be filled in on the day of this unconference.

Job Search Jam Sessions 2 - Schedule - Oct 1

Stay tuned here for updates. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale around Sep 1.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Social media for job search at PubCamp Boston

Yes, really. There was a session on how social media affects the job search at PubCamp Boston. I did participate in the session and left it out of my recap to devote time on it here.

Sophia Chan was the session facilitator which drew about 15 or so participants. She opened the session by soliciting the various social media sites that folks have used or heard of for job searching. The list as I recall covered at least the following: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, and blogs.

The conversation for the remainder of the short period (one of two thirty minute sessions) focused on the benefits of LinkedIn.

For those visiting from PubCamp Boston, you may be interested in the unconference scheduled for October 1 - the second coming of Job Search Jam Sessions.

You might also be interested in my series on using LinkedIn for the job search

You might also be interesting in the use of Twitter, in particular the hash tag #hirefriday. More on this can be found here and on the LinkedIn group for hirefriday


Friday, August 13, 2010

job search jam sessions return Oct 1, 2010

Yes, those who attended May 14th in Hopkinton asked for another one. They also wanted it longer with more sessions.

So hold the date, Friday October 1, 2010

More information will be posted here as the event planning makes progress.

If you would like to be involved on the organizing team, please let me know.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

HNG - meeting topics

The Hopkinton Networking Group meeting topics for a new weeks out are as follows:

August 13, 2010            Monica Brunaccini    Personal Branding
August 27, 2020            Workshop
September 10, 2010       Dan DeMaioNewton   "Dealing with the Afflictive Emotions of Job Seeking"
September 24, 2010       Karen Albert             SOAR 55 Workshop

We are also looking to set a date for the next Job Search Jam Session in either Sep or Oct. As soon as it is available, we'll start spreading the word.