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This weekend I get the pleasure of speaking at IZEAFest at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. What an awesome experience that was and how cool to be among so many Internet friends. You can out more about the experience and how to be part of it at IZEAFest.com
My conversation, Navigating and Networking in the Seamless Concrete-Virtual Universe, is about the question How can you leverage relationships to become successful in business? Naturally personal identity, an irresistible offer, conversation, and community online and offline will be important and featured throughout.
The Specials this Week are
Ten posts that inspired my IZEAFest talk.
Internet famous isn’t “Oprah famous” . . . not even close . . . and the Internet forgets quickly.
When I asked Internet Rockstar, Guy Kawasaki, about what bloggers should know about blogging as business, he said. …
I call him up. He answers.
I say, “Hi, Eddie, how am I?”
He replies, “Oh, you’re fine. What do you think of me?”
I heard them talk and laugh. They were talking “cool talk” about how cool they were and how cool I was not.
Barn Raisers avoid the risk by building the community as they build the site. They believe that people will help build a powerful idea. Barn Raisers invite collaboration from the people they’ll be serving and so what they build is often a gathering place for people even before it’s fully finished.
I was in the game, but I wasn’t playing with all that was in me.
I looked around and saw I wasn’t the only one that was holding back.
He was instant community. He was kind of like Tom Sawyer. He could smile around a corner.
Strategy isn’t a plan, a decision, a goal, a destination.
It’s a tool for leveraging who you are, what you know, where you are, the environment, and how people think and respond to each other. Strategy is a system for improving your position.
… by the time I came along, the neighborhood wasn’t much more than a huge space that people came to eat and sleep.
The beauty of enlisting a social media community from the start is that communities only have time for ideas that will work.
Because deeply knowing where you’re going is irresistibly attractive.
Sit back. Enjoy your read. Nachos and drinks will be right over. Stay as long as you like. No tips required. Comments appreciated.
–ME “Liz” Strauss