Yesterday I finished my little contribution to ‘The Age of Conversation’, the ebook project I talked about earlier. Sitting in the one of the hallways at MIX07, in between 2 sessions I just had to make time for it as the deadline came really close and I wasn’t able to write it on the flight to Vegas as I had hoped. The piece I wrote is about being part of the conversation, the many fears that seem to come with it and how common sense will get you over a lot of these.
Many of the discussion & conversations I’ve been having recently were exactly about this. What can we say in the comments, can I have someone else write my blog if I write the initial basic piece myself, … etc. What I wanted to say is that this conversation is not so much different from any other conversation you’re having on a daily basis, so don’t let the technology behind it frighten you. I’m not sure if it’s well written, whether it’s valuable but make sure you get the ebook (all revenue is going to charity remember) and let me know what you think.
Also, this ebook project includes contribution from many interesting marketers out there, you got to admit that’s an impressive list:
Roger von Oech
Tony D. Clark
Kimberly Dawn Wells
John La Grou
Dr. Graham Hill
Hello, Kris. I look forward to reading your chapter — glad you were able to make that deadline in spite of all the difficulties. Your point about not letting the technology get in the way of the conversation is an important one.
I’m sure we will enjoy reading the thoughts and ideas put forth by this incredibly diverse and international group. It’s really good to read that professionals from all over have decided to put some of their activities on hold and pour their hearts into this project.
Thanks. I wrote a while ago how the Book Club at MarketingProfs was one of the new very exciting ways to be part of a conversation, and this ebook is like a next into that. Very exciting indeed.
Looking forward to read your chapters as well, as all of the others, I guess I’ll finish it immediately once I get a hold of it ;)
Seems like there will be at least 2 Belgian dudes in the list. A while ago, I heard from your site from friend (Koen P.). Didn’t know you did write for MarketingProfs, though. Can’t wait to read your chapter. Nice meeting you (this way!). Perfect occasion, isn’t it? : )
Hey Luc – We’re 3 Belgians in the list actually, my colleague Geert Desager wrote a piece as well.
As for MarketingProfs, I’m not writing for that, but I’m in their bookclub which you should check out if you haven’t done so already. Every couple of months CK picks a marketing book that will get discussed at MarketingProfs forum, and these are very engaging.
Looking forward to meet you in person.
Great 3 Belgians! Ok ok, I know CK’s book club… I missed time to participate. Nice you did, though. Yes I’m also looking forward to meeting you in person.
PS : Love the design/graphics of your blog!
Hey, the Belgians are taking over! Just kidding.
I’m really glad to see the international participation. One of the contributors is from Oman. What other countries are represented?
Hello, Connie! Great to be a part of this project, and I can’t wait to see the whole thing complete.
And I’m from the country of Texas – does that count? :-D
Robert, I’m from Texas too — and like our tourism advertising says, “It’s a whole other country.” LOL
Chris – the world spins in increasingly smaller circles. I too was in Las Vegas last weekend. I too ended up writing my chapter for our ebook glad that I had the benefit of a west coast time zone. I too was at the Venetian. I too included technology and conversations. Hmmm… Looking forward to reading your work.
@Connie/Robert – Welcome Texas! I actually think it’s a good idea indeed that we get an idea of the countries involved. I asked Gavin if he knows, could be an amazing map really.
@Toby – Those are the times you are reminded of how small the world really is, amazing.
Luc, I have been reading your blog for some time, and I look forward to reading your chapter! And yes, it was great to have the extra time here on the West Coast. :-)
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