Saturday, July 30, 2011

Social Media Sweet Spot Recap

Every week I host the DelCor Social Media Sweet Spot where I like to share my favorite blog posts, articles, and news about upcoming association events. Interviews and my Follow Friday choices for association types. 

This week I had a few technical difficulties, although I finally managed to record using my iPhone. Because everything was thrown off schedule I wanted to recap some key blog posts, thoughts, and fun stuff from the show.

Meeting "Del Corian"

Maybe you are friends with Del on Facebook. Maybe you've seen his photos on one of our promotions for social media or witnessed his slick moves at Trans Am shows around the world. I finally had the chance to catch up with this international playboy about his thoughts on social media and he answered questions we received from his many fans.

You can watch the interview here:


Even MeetMeme staff were excited with Del
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Conferences and Events
Presented at FSAE for the 1st time ever!
The YAP Party is always a blast...this year is no different. Dress (or accessorize) in red and meet the phenomenal Young Association Professionals in their natural habitat...the club. ;-)


Event Camp Twin Cities is where I first saw the power of the hybrid meeting when it really works. Last year I attended virtually. This year I will be there in person to learn how they do it behind-the-scenes with my own eyes. I'll be speaking there and I am looking forward to meeting with other members of the #eventprofs community. Follow #ECTC11 for more details.
The work that Eric Lanke and his colleagues involved with the innovation team for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives not only inspires me, but also intrigues. Eric and his cohorts have been working on this project for a couple years now and this innovation summit is bound to stir the pot. We can follow along
Dancing with a minimally dressed person in Miami for FSAE


Call for Session Proposals

  • Betsy Boyd Flynn shares her most difficult year in associations with us


  • Checking out the ASAE Collaborate Beta Site looks good

  • Jeff Hurt 's motivational post on Facebook


  • Maddie shares a nifty social media job on Twitter  




Follow Friday for the Week: @socialmediabutt

Looking Forward to ASAE Annual Meeting: Creative Collage, Part 1

Friday, July 15, 2011

YAP Nation Bands Together in St. Louis to Help Joplin (and Party!)

[Reposted from YAPSTAR! http://yapstar.org/group/tech/calendar/event/2011/8/8/286305]


Description:

Join the YAP NATION for a night that will surely live in infamy - YAP presents: network-FEST. This guaranteed good time will kick off with cocktails and conversations followed by exciting and interactive entertainment from Jive and Wail's infamous dueling pianos.
By attending network-FEST you will be helping to support the families devastated by the tornado in Joplin. Participate in our 5-10 program by dropping a $5 or $10 bill in the Joplin Box. YAP will match all contributions dollar for dollar up to $1K. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity and their efforts to rebuild homes in Joplin. YAPstar DC Metro Region residents and former "Joplinites," KiKi L'Italien and Kylee Coffman, will be onsite to share their story.
Dress RED to impress...and in support of the cause! For this red hot affair, wear anything red. All shades of red will be accepted. And per the usual YAPstar occasion, BLING will be provided. Not going to St. Louis? You can make a donation here.
CHEERS, SUPER STAR SPONSORS AMR Management Services andAvectraThe first 125 YAPstars will receive two complimentary drink tickets.
THE RULES of network-FEST? A YAPstar party is fun, but it's also a sport with a strict code of YAP honor. Study THE RULES of network-FEST, and when you arrive, you'll play like champion!
  • RULE #45: Be the life of the party! Say HELLO to everyone. (Lauren Wolfe)
  • RULE #82: Have a perfect balance of Smart as Hell and Live in the Moment.
    (Tom Morrison)
Submit your RULE and follow the tweets to collect all of THE RULES.
    PROMO VIDEO: Watch and RSVP today! 
    SHOUT: Event questions, please contact me. Sponsorship inquires, email Tom Morrison.
    TWEEPS: @YAPstar, #asae11, #asaeyp