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Gini Dietrich

Join Chris Brogan for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

By: Gini Dietrich | March 19, 2013 | 
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The Impact EquationYes, I know today is not the third Wednesday of the month, but I have an advisory board meeting tomorrow so had to reschedule around that.

But it’s the third Tuesday of the month so close enough. We’re going to have Livefyre Q&A day!

Today we have Chris Brogan of, well, it’d probably be easier to list what he’s not famous for, but you likely know him because of Social Media 101Google+ for  Business, Trust Agents, The Impact Equation (which he’s going to talk about today), or one of his other 16 gazillion books.

He also is the founder of Human Business Works, is a prolific blogger, is a speaker, and is involved with another 23 gazillion organizations.

If you haven’t yet read The Impact Equation, today is your chance to learn more about it and add it to your list.

If you have read it, today is the no holds barred opportunity to ask Chris anything and everything you ever wanted to know, but never had the chance.

Today’s Livefyre Q&A

At noon ET (that’s 11:00 CT, 10:00 MT, and 9:00 PT for those of you who can’t do time zones), Chris is going to be hanging out in the comments so you can ask him anything and everything about the book, his international travels, business, life, writing, or even how he manages to remember things about people most don’t even register (I once saw him have a conversation with a guy who had told him two years before he was a comic book fan…and Chris remembered it before the guy brought it up).

In order to participate, all you have to do is:

  • Make sure you have a Livefyre account or be ready to sign in with one of your social networks.
  • Set a reminder for noon ET today.
  • Order the book so you can get a unicorn and free cupcakes!
  • Create a list of questions.
  • Come back here, scroll to the bottom, and write a comment in the form of a question. As soon as you hit “post comment,” Chris will see it and reply to you. You can even join the conversation around questions others are asking, if you like.

We’ll be here for an hour so you can join us the entire time or step in and out during the hour. It’s entirely up to you; just make sure you’re here before 12:59.

Win a Copy

Those of you who participate in today’s Livefyre Q&A (even if you’re late to the party, but not if you’re an Arment Dietrich employee) will be entered in a random drawing for a free copy of the book.

We bought two copies and will give them both away, but you have to participate to be entered in the drawing. Otherwise we won’t know you were here.

Get ready with your questions and join the conversation. And don’t fear! If you missed the live portion of this, we’ll keep the drawing open until midnight PT so you still have time to get in your questions.

Former Guests and Who’s Next

For former guests, check out Margie ClaymanSarah RobinsonMark StoryBeth HaydenSarah Evans, and Stanford Smith.

And following is the lineup through September so mark your calendars! Same bat time, same bat channel.

If you have recommendations on who to fill the open slots, let me know! Our only requirement is they have published a book and it centers around PR, marketing, social media, or entrepreneurship.

See you today at noon!

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, a Chicago-based integrated marketing communications firm. She is the lead blogger here at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. She is the co-author of Marketing in the Round and co-host of Inside PR. Her second book, Spin Sucks, is available now.

342 comments
mikekmcclure
mikekmcclure

Man, sounds like I missed a leg humping good time!

Matt_Cerms
Matt_Cerms

 @chrisbrogan Sorry for being in and out -- I had to run to lunch and then a meeting. Thanks for the advice, Chris. Writing to serve or to help in some way really hits home. And thanks @ginidietrich for making this happen! #YouRock

Mark_Harai
Mark_Harai

You could write an ebook of just Chris's quotes that would be valuable insight to anyone wanting to know about social media and how it can help your business... Chris was in rare (funny) form today... I didn't know he was such a fan of Linkedin :o

BobFarnham
BobFarnham

Tech Question: Does this thread remain here? If not, where can we access it later? Next time I'm definitely drinking a double espresso ahead of time!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

Alright boys and girls. Our hour is up. Tomorrow we'll do a random drawing for two copies of The Impact Equation. 

 

Thank you, Chris, for joining us today! It's an honor to have you hanging out on Spin Sucks.

chrisbrogan
chrisbrogan

If you liked our chat today, would you do ME one favor? Would you share this via Twitter or whever you have the audience? - http://igg.me/at/antr . It's for a really good cause. 

jasonkonopinski
jasonkonopinski

It seems that there's been an overall sense of disillusionment on the social web, especially when it comes to the bait and switch of prominent bloggers. There's this point when the content *shifts* once audience hits an certain saturation level. 

 

No real question, just a comment. :)

KatherineBull
KatherineBull

 @chrisbrogan What are your thoughts on the future of video as a learning mechanism? Seems like the "kids" generation, i.e. anybody younger than me, like to learn via video versus books. 

chrisbrogan
chrisbrogan

 @ginidietrich - The pleasure was entirely mine. It means a lot to me that you asked. I admire you a great deal. 

belllindsay
belllindsay

 @chrisbrogan GREAT cause! I'll share this everywhere. ;) Thanks for the chat Chris, really enjoyed it! 

chrisbrogan
chrisbrogan

 @jasonkonopinski - getting tied up in the soap operas of bloggers is like caring about the personal lives of professional wrestlers (which, oddly I care about Diamond Dallas Page, but that's different). Who cares? If you don't like them, leave. If you want to learn from them and they're not teaching you what you need, leave. They're not the problem. You are. Always. (You being everyone). 

 

We come here to work, not hold hands. 

chrisbrogan
chrisbrogan

 @KatherineBull - my kids LIVE on YouTube. If I ask a question, they go to YouTube not google. Note that I didn't say "an amazing Pearson" learning platform. If I were helping a company right now, I'd tell them to look at and master what Vevo just pulled off. One of the best stories of 2013 that no one's writing about. 

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

 @KatherineBull  It's a good thing you weren't here earlier! We talked about you behind your back!

Matt_Cerms
Matt_Cerms

@ginidietrich I think that's totally appropriate since I owe you Mexican. We should go to Big Star soon.

KatherineBull
KatherineBull

 @chrisbrogan That makes sense. I'll look at Vevo's story.  Do you think that applies as well to professionals? How are they learning? 

JoeCardillo
JoeCardillo

 @Mark_Harai  @JoeCardillo  @ginidietrich Ha. I howled out loud when I saw this...it's a good thing I'm not in an office much, otherwise they'd have me committed.

 

The lead image would have to be a picture of a tiny dog w/a LinkedIn sweater humping someone's Nikes

Mark_Harai
Mark_Harai

 @JoeCardillo  @ginidietrich Joe, I think you should step up to the plate and crank this one out, Joe  : )

 

Chris did cover that in a few words;

 

"It's a bunch of leg humpers looking for business without earning the relationship."

 

Title Ideas:

 

"Social Network for Leg Humpers"

 

"Hump Your Way Way to Success"

 

or,

 

"1000 Ways to Get Socially Humped Today"

 

So many different directions you could take this post ; )

BobFarnham
BobFarnham

 @chrisbrogan  @ginidietrich One of mine too. What would happen if more of us could participate in Media Hacks in the chat window. Reward a few dedicated evangelists ;-)

 

KatherineBull
KatherineBull

@ginidietrich I would've liked to have known that when I locked myself out of my house when I was six months pregnant and had to stand on the garbage can to crawl thru the window. (I was so broke then I couldn't afford a locksmith. True story)

KatherineBull
KatherineBull

@ginidietrich Howz about I send her to Chicago and you can teach her how. I'll go to Mexico. Deal?

KatherineBull
KatherineBull

 @ginidietrich  Do they go there because it is free or because they really get good information? I went to YouTube to find out how to teach Miss M how to tie her shoes. I'm a right-y, she's a lefty. I found some videos but they didn't really help me help her. (She still wears velcro tennis shoes!)

 

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

 @KatherineBull  @chrisbrogan When I speak to business owners, I always ask where they go for their information. YouTube is always first and then Google. It used to surprise me how many people said YouTube. Now I realize it's just because human beings are visual learners.

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