Blogger Socialites: Perea, Polinchock, Pratt
March 12, 2008
Rita recently described how she started blogging, a conversion since she originally “just could not ‘see’ the power of using social media to grow my speaking and coaching business.” Since her change of heart, bringing her career, leadership, and public speaking advice to the blog has become “the new and improved way that I do business.”
One particularly interesting category on the Rita Perea Consulting blog is Coachability – stories about how coaching works and how best to take advantage of advice. Rita has also started the P List – her award for “Business People Who Live Their Passion With Integrity.”
A lifelong learner, Rita is working toward a doctorate in organizational psychology, and her book will be released this fall. In an information-oversaturated world, couldn’t we all use advice on going “From Frantic to Fabulous in Forty Days”? Looking forward to hearing more about it in April!
David has been working in new media for more than 15 years, and now focuses on making companies’ product experiences extraordinary as Founder and Chairman of Brand Experience Lab. BEL and David were profiled in Fast Company a couple of years ago, with mention of cool new technologies they were playing with then – who knows what they have now!
David is also an Adjunct Professor at CMU, and he’s taught classes on experiential branding at NYU. You can also find him microblogging on Twitter.
The Experience Economist blog will be almost four years old during Blogger Social. I love the tag cloud category listing, showing many posts on advertising news, emerging technologies, events, the future of advertising, and retail news. Posts often springboard from customer experiences to talk about how companies and ad agencies need to improve how they connect with people. For instance, a recent, provocative story is reprinted from BEL’s first newsletter in 2003, saying “The consumer has become the baby seal of the Twenty-first Century, and we are the mighty hunters.” Go read to find out how the baby seals are fighting back and how companies can learn to drop the club.
Marilyn’s job title is Community Evangelist at the SAP DeveloperNetwork’s Business Process Expert Community, and her work blog posts are an interesting mix of community events, introductions to features, and BPX-specific discussions.
On her own time, Marilyn’s “A time to mourn a time to rejoice….” is a thoughtful blog with longer posts, usually only a few a month but going back to 2005. (She Twitters far more frequently, but with similar care.) The blog was one of the ten
selected for Sam Lawrence’s text cloud redux (with women) post (scroll down to #7), and he rightly remarks on Marilyn’s international orientation.
One of her posts from last November beautifully combines her personal advocacy interests with her professional life, talking about applying business process expertise to corporate responsibility. Marilyn also has a background in theater directing, and I’m betting that translates into enormously useful experience for a community manager and advocate!
Here’s the full list of Blogger Social registered attendees: