I’m pretty excited about today’s Livefyre Q&A. We have uber smart, extraordinary speaker, and my social media husband, Mitch Joel.
Most of you already at least know of Mitch. He is the president of Twist Image, one of North America’s best digital marketing agencies (and headquartered in my second country, Canada), and is a speaker, road warrior, father, husband, journalist, blogger, music lover, and author.
His latest book – which came out yesterday – Ctl Alt Delete and he’s going to be on the blog today to chat with you about it.
Just like you use those command keys to reboot your computer, Mitch’s latest book is about how to reboot and rebuild your business model. He believes, if you don’t, not only will your company begin to slide, you may not have one to go to every day in as little as five years.
If you don’t own a business, that’s okay! This book is for you too. Just insert “job” or “career” in place of “business.”
I’m excited for you to chat with him about that and more.
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), Mitch is going to be hanging out in the comments so you can ask him anything and everything about his newest book, about his previous book – Six Pixels of Separation, what it’s like to attend the TED (not a TEDx) and Cannes, any famous people he’s met, how he moved from music to advertising, where he thinks this industry is going, or how he liked Star Wars.
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 help Mitch out, but also get your learn on.
- 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,” Mitch 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 six copies and will give them all away, but you have to actually leave a comment, ask a question, or participate in the chat 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.
Win One-on-One Time with Mitch
As well, we are holding an Instagram contest and the winner gets an hour with Mitch. If he’s in your city for a speaking engagement, it will be in person. If he’s not, it will be over Skype.
This is how it works:
- Take a picture of your pet reading Ctrl Alt Delete.
- Upload it to Instagram (or take the photo with your Instagram app).
- Tag your photo with #spinsucks.
That’s it! We will randomly select a winner on July 17.
All you have to do is buy the book, take a photo of your pet “reading” it, and upload to Instagram. We’ll do the rest.
Former Guests and Who’s Next
And following is the lineup through September so mark your calendars! Same bat time, same bat channel.
- June 19 – Danny Brown and/or Sam Fiorella
- July 24 – Chuck Hemann
- August 21 – Jay Baer
- September 18 – DJ Waldow
- October 23 – Tom Martin
- November 13 – Me! (to talk about Spin Sucks, the book, and give away a few copies!)
- December 18 – TBD
If you have a recommendation on who to fill the very last slot, 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!