Date: Thursday, February 4th, 2010
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 1am GMT (next day) (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tr.im/futureofed. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page (here).
Join me on Thursday, February 4th, for a live and interactive interview with Shel Israel on social media and his unique role and perspective.
Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers, and his newest book is Twitterville: How Businesses Can Thrive in the New Global Neighborhoods. He is an expert on how businesses use social media in marketing, communications, and customer support. He works with businesses of all sizes on social media strategy and high-level business issues. Among the companies he has helped are Wells Fargo Bank, Sun Microsystems, Dell Computer, CNET, Intel as well as scores of startups.
Israel has contributed editorially to BusinessWeek and FastCompanyTV. His GlobalNeighbourhoods.net, blog is among the 100 most popular business blogs, according to Ad Age.
Prior to the advent of social media, Israel advised technology startup companies on communications. He worked with the startups that initially launched Sun Microsystems, PowerPoint, PC sound and desktop mapping. When the Worldwide Web emerged, Israel consulting agency became the first to focus exclusively on internet startups and worked with several memorable pioneers of that era.
Since 2005, Israel has focused exclusively on social media and how it is used in business, education, journalism, nonprofit organizations and in global personal communications. Israel has been covered by Forbes magazine, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times and many respected online and traditional publications.
He is a popular keynote speaker. Since 2006, he has addressed more than 100 audiences in nine countries on social media business topics. He speaks on a wide variety of topics related to social media. Including:
· Joining the Conversation: moving from traditional marketing into conversational marketing
· Twitterville People: he tells the real world stories of how Twitter has dramatically helped companies grow, provide greater customer service and changed the dynamic of the
· How Social Media Improves your Organization: this highly customized talk is tailored to the professional interests of each audience.
· Online Enterprise communities: touring virtual spaces to find real business benefits.
Israel is a senior fellow to the Society for New Media Research (SNCR) an organization that researches all aspects of social media for business, academia and government and on the board of advisors for the Social Media Club and SmartBrief on Social Media.