In preparing for speaking at NACS next month, I wanted to make sure that I'm prepared for questions on all things regarding my topic - using social media to add value to your event.
As more of my daily use of social media tools is for our coffeehouse and local networking and not specifically for conferences, I felt the need for a quick refresher on the broader picture of application usage beyond what I typically use them for.
And there was Chris Brogan anticipating my very need. The best list of "how-tos and whys" that I've ever seen. Saved me a ton of hunting and gathering. If you're looking for a primer on all things social media, I can't think of a better post to start with. And even if you're an experienced user, it's a worthwhile refresher to ensure you're covering all your bases.
Chris is the catalyst behind PodCamps. I've been fortunate enough to speak at and attend a couple in Pittsburgh and found Chris to be a totally down-to-earth guy who (unlike some) can relate to non-techhies. If there's a PodCamp in your area, get to one - you'll learn a bunch and meet a lot of interesting folks.