Chairing last week’s Virtual Handshake conference, “Beyond Blogs and Social Networks: How the Virtual Handshake and Consumer Generated Media Will Make or Break Your Business” was an honor and a pleasure. I’d like to thank Stuart Williams, Ali Curi, and Don Friedman of the Strategic Research Institute for making the conference happen.
For those of you that did not attend, you can get a feel for the event by looking at all the blog posts at TheVirtualHandshake.com/blog for December 1st and 2nd, 2005. I have also included links to the slides that were presented, in those cases where I had access to them.
You can download my two keynotes here:
Following are the key blog posts:
Managing Relationships with Influencer Bloggers
Panel: New Trends in RSS
Anne Berkowitch, cofounder and CEO, SelectMinds
Geoff Hyatt, CEO, Contact Network Corporation
Glenn Gutmacher, Microsoft, on Recruiting with Online Networks
Marty Schwimmer on Marketing to Large Corporations with a Blog
Sanford Dickert: Blogging for Business Performance
Larry Bodine on Marketing with Blogs
Steven Cohen, Senior Librarian , Pubsub, on Real-Time Web Search
Monitoring Real-Time Consumer-Generated Media
Corporate BloggingReal World Success Stories
MediaBistro and GoBigNetwork CEOs on Online Social Networks
Dan Burstein on Blogging
Michael Wing, IBM, on Corporate Blogging and Jamming
Rob Key, CEO Converseon, on Consumer-Generated Media
Steve Rubel on Blogs/Consumer Generated Media
Notes from todays Virtual Handshake conference: Jonathan Carson, Buzzmetrics
We hope to host a similar event next year, and very much hope that all of you can attend again! We welcome your suggestions for speakers, topics, and other ways in which to make next year’s social software conference as valuable as possible.