Presenting at Emerson Exchange and Social Media Roundup

I heard some good news recently that Deb Franke and my Emerson Exchange presentation, Gamechangers: How to Thrive in Chaos, was accepted by the board for the 2009 Technical Conference. The Exchange will be held September 28 through October 2 in Orlando, Florida.

We build on some of the thoughts in our recent Control Engineering Asia article, The World of Web 2.0. Here’s the abstract of our presentation:

In uncertain times, playing it safe and hunkering down might seem smart, but Jim Cahill and Deb Franke will explore alternative tactics and tools that produce amazing results. We’ll tell stories from personal experiences about 7 gamechangers to enhance your credibility, build on your strengths, and expand your network. You’ll see ways to take control, break boundaries, and thrive in changing times.

I thought I’d inventory some of ways we are using some of these social media applications around the Emerson Process Management organization. I was inspired to do this by a really good presentation I discovered today by Jon DiPietro, President of the ISA Boston section.

Here are some examples in social networking applications:

I’ll put Twitter into a category by itself since it combines instant communications, mobile communications, interest sharing, and more:

YouTube and Flickr provide great ways to share videos and pictures:

Here are some content aggregators, spearheaded by Emerson’s Mike Boudreaux:

How could I not include blogs into the mix?

Some of the Emerson local business partners also have some great initiatives:

I know I missed quite a few things and hope Emerson folks who read this post will add some more sites in the comments section. Most of these have RSS feeds which means you can subscribe and have the information flow to you, instead of you having to seek and find it.

Deb and I have a lot of work to do to prepare our presentation, and hope if you’ll be joining us in Orlando, that you’ll join our session. We look forward to it!

Update:I wanted to share this podcast interview that Deb Franke and I did with Telesian Technology’s Juliann Grant. It was great fun and I hope there are some nuggets for anyone considering social media in their organization.

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Posted Friday, April 24th, 2009 under Emerson Exchange.