Invitation to explore the Future of the Conversational Web…

Invitation to explore the Future of the Conversational Web

I believe Spring 2017 MoNage, taking place March 21-23 in San Jose, CA has the making of being a LANDMARK Event.

MoNage is going to explore the FUTURE of the Conversational Web; the CONVERGENCEof Computing, AI, Communications, and the underlying ecosystems. This conference is ideal for Investors, Entreprenuers, Strategists, Thinkers, and ANYONE who is interested in what will be the NEXT BIG THING.

This video describes what I have been working on. Please watch and if you can think of someone, who can benefit from joining this conversation, please share this message.

For more information, please visit the Spring 2017 MoNage website, http://monage.io. Our “early bird” pricing ends on February 24th and available space is limited.


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Niche Marketing?

Niche marketing or internet voyeurism?  I’m not sure of the internet’s fascination with pimples.Discuss.

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Really Twitter?

Really Twitter?  I think you might need to adjust your suggestion Algorithm.

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Conference to Inspire Post-Election Refocus and Recovery

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#140conf Brings Together People in Technology, Business, Arts, Health, and Lifestyle

Friends can get a jump start on post-election recovery by hearing inspirational speeches and making connections at the #140conf, returning to Los Angeles on November 14 at The Crest in Westwood.

With both name and format inspired by the brevity of Twitter, the #140conf schedule is fast-paced. Influencers in the areas of technology, lifestyle, health, art, mindfulness, and more will take the stage. These 10-minute talks and 15-minute panels are interspersed with networking throughout the day.

The #140conf events have taken place worldwide since I started hosting / curating and producing them in 2009. #140conf provides a platform for people to listen, learn, and most of all, create relationships that inspire positive change. Dubbed “The State of Now,” the conference underscores a commitment to exploring how the “real-time web” affects business and personal lives, but it’s much more than that. I am grateful for everyone who will be both speaking at the conference as well as those joining us in the audience. #140conf has had a positive effect on my life and I am looking forward to bringing the conference back to Los Angeles this year.

Taking the time to listen to people who have a story to share that can resonate with you, that’s priceless. Yes, you can go for business purposes and you will learn things to better your practices, but more importantly, perhaps, better yourself and realize that people have the same struggles as you, and maybe you can help them as well. At the end of the day, we are all about community. The #140conf is not your ordinary networking event. It’s filled with people who genuinely want to help each other and create meaningful relationships.

Speakers include award-winning poet and author J. IvyOscar and Peabody Award winner Howard Rosenman, The Sonnet Man Devon Glover, Youngry founder Ash Kumra, Techwalla Editor-in-Chief Dave Johnson, The Fit Cycle’s Andia Winslow, and authors Chandresh Bhardwaj, Marsha Collier, Robert Rosenthal, Amy Friedman, and Liz Strauss and many others. About 40 people will be speaking during the course of the event.

In addition to learning and engaging, the conference also creates a sense of synchronicity and serendipity. There’s something to be said about sitting next to somebody you’ve never met, but who could possibly change your life, or someone with whom you may be virtually acquainted, but who otherwise would not have met in person.

The #140conf “State of Now” will take place on Monday, November 14, 8:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Crest in Westwood, 1262 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, 90024. Tickets and the complete speaker lineup are available on the event’s page.

Looking forward to co-hosting the 2016 #140conf next week in Los Angeles.

Hugs, Jeff

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FIGHT BACK MEDIA GROUP IS BORN

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Newsletter Ads

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Now I like much of the content from TownHall and I tolerate the ads.  However, the constant barrage of the ad at the left is becoming a nuisance.

Yes, I’m aware of both Joy and the show she’s on, The View.  I watch neither and have no desire to do so.  It would appear that the ad is simply click bait for TownHall to drive some revenue.

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Five Problems with Social Media.

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I’ll begin with a list of things.
Snapchat
Facebook
• Friend Requests
• Communications overload
• Simplify
I’m on Snapchat, you can find the link to the right side of the blog. I’ve been on for a few weeks now and I’m still learning. I’m using it at 10% of its capabilities. The learning curve is a steep one to be sure. It’s not the making and posting of video’s or photos, rather it is the interacting with my friends. Also, some sort of threading of postings would be nice so I can go back and find a post I want to reply to or comment upon.
I have mixed emotions about Facebook. There are times when it is a fun and informative place and other times a frustrating piece of horribly designed user interfaced software. The fact that I need to change my settings each and every time I log into the software to see the most current postings is a major #FAIL. I know they want me to see their ads and promoted items, and that’s not what I go to Facebook for. If they bothered to look at my purchasing habits from Facebook promoted ads, they’d find none. Get a clue guys.

Friend Requests are a mixed blessing. I get some each and every week from the usual suspect social media outlets. Some are welcome and others are clearly and blatantly #SPAM. It would be great to stop the latter type of requests before they reach me. If algorithms are so great, why hasn’t anyone written one to address this issue?

I’ve written about communications overload previously, so I’ll direct you to that missive to draw your own conclusions.

Simplify, simplify and once again, simplify. I have an iPhone, no cell service, and an iPad with a duplication of many apps. Sometimes it depends on my mood or if I’m going to the store or out and about town. I seem to have many apps that function in the same way, providing the same end result. I’ve begun to use Skype as my primary communications app for daily use. Yes, I’m using other social media apps for postings and some communications, as not everyone is on Skype.

Ok, there are my five. Let me know your thoughts.

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Hangouts and catching up

I had a wonderful opportunity to once again have an hour of great conversation with my friend and political pundit Willie Lawson last night. While it’s always stimulating conversation, I did the entire hour from my phone while often walking around the community. Mobile connectivity is great.

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Ongoing Hootsuite challenge

I have this Ongoing Hootsuite Challenge. Please check the notes and description associated with the attached photo. This has been an ongoing irritant for me with making full use of Hootsuite.

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8th Annual Hope on the Slopes in Breckenridge.

8th Annual Hope on the Slopes in Breckenridge Benefits the American Cancer Society

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8th Annual Hope on the Slopes in Breckenridge Benefits the American Cancer Society. The 8th Annual Hope on the Slopes of Breckenridge on February 23, 2013 provides skiers and snowboarders an opportunity to make their day of skiing or riding more meaningful by raising money and awareness for the American Cancer Society, the nation’s #1 non-profit contributor of funds for cancer research. The 2013 event, hosted by the Breckenridge Ski Resort, strives to have 300 participants, raise $80,000 and continue to remember and honor those affected by cancer. The 2012 event in Breckenridge had over 260 participants, raised $74,000 and honored many survivors and loved ones touched by cancer.

While at the Hope on the Slopes, both teams and individuals will compete for fantastic prizes on two levels: dollars raised through fundraising and an Epic Mix Ski/Snowboarding Competition. Skiers and boarders of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Friends, family, and colleagues are encouraged to form teams to make every run count towards the fight against cancer. Participants registered online with Hope on the Slopes are eligible for discounted lift tickets and lodging. Deals on equipment rentals are available for participants through Brecksports.com.

The festivities include a weekend of exciting events in Breckenridge. There is a pre-party on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 5 pm – 7:30 pm at Earl’s Kitchen and Bar in Lone tree, with great specials and proceeds going to support the mission of the American Cancer Society. A post-party will be announced soon, and events are open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to attend and support a great cause to find a cure and fight back against cancer.

To get involved with the Hope on the Slopes event, please visit our website at http://hopeontheslopes.net/ or contact Charlene Piercy, Executive Director with Hope on the Slopes at Charlene.piercy@cancer.org or (253) 312-8669.

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end cancer for good. As a global grassroots force of three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping you stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, helping you get well by being there for you during and after a diagnosis, by finding cures through groundbreaking discovery and fighting back through public policy. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.5 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

For more information about Hope on the Slopes, call 970.453.5000 or visit www.breckenridge.com or follow Breckenridge Ski Resort at www.facebook.com/Breckenridge or @breckenridgemtn on Twitter.

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