#SMfastfwd with #ecec10 retrospective, 11.17.10: a recap
ChatterBachs hosted a #SMfastfwd tweetchat with a retrospective on EventCamp East Coast (#ecec10) on Wednesday, November 17th. EventCamp East Coast was held in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania on November 12th and 13th; I wrote a blog post on that weekend entitled: “14 Personal Highlights from EventCamp East Coast”. Here is a recap of the November 17th tweetchat. I’ve tried to put in a format where the actual flow is easier to follow and makes sense, background chatter has been minimized, and so that the most valuable information and insights from #SMfastfwd are presented without this blog post getting too long. Again, it was quite the flurry of activity with so many great insights and comments being contributed. To see more, please visit http://www.whatthehashtag.com and search for #SMfastfwd.
#SMfastfwd– Q1: What did you learn in the past week that has changed your approach to your work?
tracibrowne: collaboration is enriching and rewarding… and, if you put the community first, good things will come of your event
LoAshley: I learned that brainstorming blog ideas in huge list form is just as helpful as it sounds
JeniseFryatt: I learned that I can run a conference session and that nothing beats person to person connection @ conferences
E5V: I learned communities can’t be forced and you can’t force others into them.
BelindaK_PMA: got some new ideas gathering leads at our New product showcase at our annual event
camerontoth: Twitter Limit # 1: 140 Characters can’t contain all my learnings from the last week.
SAWeiss: I learned how to Tweet!
#SMfastfwd– Q2: Who did you meet in the past week who has helped you to look at a challenge or opportunity differently?
LoAshley: I started to comment on the blog posts of the big fish in the industry daily, and it’s inspiring!
BelindaK_PMA: Loved that everyone had such varied backgrounds and expertise to contribute! Everyone had interesting ideas to share!
#SMfastfwd– Q3: Who have you recently started following on Twitter and now already consider them a “must-follow”?
#SMfastfwd– Q4: What one book or publication have you added recently to your “to read” list?
JeniseFryatt: OK everyone – all together, “Brains On Fire”
MelCMP: Brain on Fire and Working with You is Killing Me. heard so much about these books that I have to get them asap
BelindaK_PMA: The managers guide to fostering creativity and innov in teams by Dr. Charles Prather is good read too!
#SMfastfwd– Q5: What new technology are you looking to experiment with or use more in the coming months?
MelCMP: Event Mobi for sure. was clean and easy to load on the crackberry. eventsforgood: I was so impressed with @bobvaez and the job he did for us with the #EventMobi community. Hope people keep using that!
E5V: I really want to use Storify to start building social media based articles on my site also free up a lot of writing time
BelindaK_PMA: hoping to use QRcode (Smart tags) to gather leads in a showcase – I’m open to other ideas! Send them my way
JeniseFryatt: New skype for group chats, more video interview w/ wetoku, also fascinated by Mojo
#SMfastfwd– Q6: How do you look at what you have to offer differently than you did a week ago?
JeniseFryatt: I am much more empowered to believe in myself, own my expertise & market it. 🙂
E5V: I now look at myself as someone who teaches others, rather than just a micro reporter.
#SMfastfwd– Q7: What event(s) will you attend in 2011 for your own professional growth?
ASegar: well the National EventCamp in Chicago Feb 11-13. And it looks I’ll be speaking in several places in the US & Europe in 2011.
TahiraCreates: Event camp west coast (smiles)
eventsforgood: I want to attend The Special Event, but so expensive! I also want to attend EventCamp West Coast if Jenise is putting it on! 🙂
E5V: A8: Get an iPad, because they rock at conferences. -Just add a camera first 🙂
DKRex: Bigger reading list, new ppl to follow, more hashtags to explore
The following comments were not directly related to a specific question in the tweetchat, but they were just too funny or insightful to exclude from this recap:
samueljsmith: I am happy to see everyone so excited and connected. It is fun just listening to your conversation.