Utah Events: Blogging for Business; Facebook Strategies

So my friend Robert Merrill (Utahtechjobs.com) reminded me to plug the upcoming Blogging for Business conference in Salt Lake City, scheduled for Monday, October 22nd.

I’m coming up on 4 years as a blogger, and I can attest that blogging has opened up a world of opportunities for me. I think every CEO should blog and businesses should use blogs to communicate with all stakeholders. Frankly, it amazes me that so many businesses are willing to go for years with so many believers/practitioners extolling the virtues of things like internet marketing, search engines, blogging, and social networking, without so much as even assigning employees to try it and see.

I think this conference will be terrific, and I’m encouraging one of my company bloggers to attend. About half of our employees at World Vital Records blog, and I think the other half will be soon. I have said that blogging (people find you) and LinkedIn (you find them) is an incredible 1-2 combination punch for making important business contacts.

While I’m blogging about this Utah event, I also want to plug a new group on Facebook that I set up called Utah CEOs Who Have a Facebook Strategy. We have 20 members after just one day, but I’ll be emailing about 200-300 other Utah CEOs this week and hoping that we can get about 40-50 of them to come to our first event. It will probably be in Provo in the next 3 weeks.

I’m not sure what you will happen if you are not a Facebook member and try to click on this link; somebody please let me know. Maybe there is a better way to link to Facebook groups than what I am doing.

3 Comments

  1. So when are we going to get you Twittering Paul? Twitter is an entirely new experience in the social business world – you hear *everything* first on Twitter! (as Scoble puts it – yes, I heard that on Twitter too!)

    Congrats on your recent successes Paul!

  2. Ray Beard

    CEO’s used to have a hands on role, now they spend their time blogging, twittering,and wittering. I guess you could say many have their hands on IT.

    Paul, you’ve only been at it 4 years, still at Kindergarten level. Before you decide to graduate, hire a person called a journalist, and get back to what you do best.

  3. Matthew Reinbold

    Hello Paul,

    Thanks for mentioning the event – I appreciate that. In addition to the event website Rocky Mountain Voices also just recorded a vidcast of me giving a quick overview – everything from the breakfast, networking, keynotes to the lunch and afternoon snack. If they’re interested that can be found on the Rocky Mountain Voices site.

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