The Geek Whisperers Posts

29 April, 2013 / Podcast

This week our intrepid Geek Whisperers tackled their favorite floating dinner party, professional community, and time sink — Twitter. Our special guest was Sunshine Mugrabi, @sunshinemug,  a social media consultant and recovering journalist and PR person. More specifically, we wanted to answer the question we get asked a lot: How…

22 April, 2013 / Podcast

Your regular Geek Whisperers crew dive back into the depths between corporate and personal brands.   We work at answering some hard hitting questions: Which is more important? Where should you put your energy? What’s the risk of someone with a big personal brand? Bonus Question: Is John Troyer unemployable?…

21 April, 2013 / Not Podcasts

I mentioned way back in Podcast 2 about the Social Media Activation Kits (SMAKs) used to coordinate social launches at EMC. I’ve since had time to clean up some of what we use to share with you, dear audience. As my fellow Geek Whisperers do in their communities with VMware and Cisco,…

15 April, 2013 / Podcast

We tackle Google+ this week on the Geek Whisperers podcast. So far for many people Google+ seems a lot like sex in high school. You hear stories about other people doing it, but you have a dearth of personal experience. And I’m not sure if this is like sex in…

9 April, 2013 / Podcast

This week we tried to talk about metrics but ended up talking about listening programs as well, which are indeed related but not the same thing at all. Since the Geek Whisperers gang is focused more on fostering human interaction than counting points, we brought in the smart and capable…

22 March, 2013 / Podcast

This week’s episode features our first guest in Chuck Hollis, Vice President and Global Marketing CTO for EMC. We end up exploring domains we’ve touched upon before – personal vs professional branding – then dig into more such as social media comfort levels. Chuck’s a quotable kind of guy, so…

13 March, 2013 / Podcast

This week the Geek Whisperers are freshly back from attending the VMware Partner Exchange conference in Las Vegas, and we’re tackling the topic of conferences and events. The power of social media and how it has changed conferences What do you really need for a tweetup, anyway? Activities & Promotions…

6 March, 2013 / Podcast

This week, we talked about influence and engagement. Some highlights: High vs low-level engagement Good for you vs good for the company Love and hate for “suggested tweets” Love and hate for Klout   And a rather wonderful quote that hits it home: “The more John Troyer I am, the…