Conversations About Facebook And Networking

Last May, I had the honor of speaking on a Jane Cranston conference call. Jane Cranston was a former VP in my BNI chapter. She is a well-respected Executive Coach. Every month, she calls on one of her many colleagues to give some words of wisdom and inspiration to her clients and listeners.

My call was entitled, “Are You Networking Or Not Working?” We discussed how to “work” a networking event, what to do after the meeting, how networking can help your job search/interviewing, as well as the pros and cons of social networking.

This  segment deals with Facebook. And how it’s not just for kids anymore.

Dennis Angel Band Brings “The Wall Street Recession Time Blues” To Iridium

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Dennis Angel Band Brings “The Wall Street Recession Time Blues” To Iridium

 

“…very well done…and timely too.” – WPKN

“Good tune…fun.” – WVUD

“This song is terrific…” – WGBH

 

The Wall Street Recession Time Blues

The Dennis Angel Band plays The Iridium Friday, March 12 after the Eddie Palmieri/Brian Lynch Quartet. The midnight performance is part of the New Faces Midnight Series. While Dennis Angel is not technically a new face, this will be the first time his band plays at the jazz club. The band’s The Wall Street Recession Time Blues aired on various radio stations across the country this past summer. Boston radio played it so much, that the Boston Herald profiled the band. Just before Thanksgiving, the 2nd largest non-commercial radio station in the country, WXPN in Philadelphia, played the song in between Rosanne Cash and Lyle Lovett.

“The idea for “The Wall Street Recession Time Blues” came to me when I finally got enough courage to open my retirement statement this past winter,” says trumpeter/bandleader Dennis Angel, who is a respected TV/film copyright attorney (named one of America’s Best Lawyers in 2006, along with David Boies and Alan Dershowitz).

Another Angel song, “Add Another Tax,” caught the attention of Westchester’s RNN TV and they aired the band’s Pelham Manor performance on “Real Politics Live” during election season.

The band has been playing to full houses throughout Westchester County. The members include

David Shaich on bass, who plays regularly at The Cotton Club; Joel Mofsenson on piano, who played in Broadway shows such as “I Love My Wife,” “Dreamgirls,” and “Cats”; Mike Campenni on drums, has played with Gil Coggins, Ted Curson, and Gordon Edwards; Gottfried Stoger on sax/flute, has played with Joe Zawinul and Toots Thielemans; and DeForest Raphael has sung in many jazz clubs and festivals around the country. Recently, they traveled to Beverly Hills to play a gala fundraising event for the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation. Dennis and his wife, Linda were co-founders of CBTF in 1988; their daughter Ilana died from a brain tumor the following year.

Iridium Jazz Club
1650 Broadway
New York, NY
Friday, March 12, at midnight
$20 cover
212 582 2121
C train to 50th Street/B,D, E to 7th Ave/N, R, W to 49th Street/1 train to 50th Street

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Dennis Angel Band In Scarsdale Inquirer
Dennis Angel Boston Herald

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Let’s Talk About LinkedIn

Last May, I had the honor of speaking on a Jane Cranston conference call. Jane Cranston was a former VP in my BNI chapter. She is a well-respected Executive Coach. Every month, she calls on one of her many colleagues to give some words of wisdom and inspiration to her clients and listeners.

My call was entitled, “Are You Networking Or Not Working?” We discussed how to “work” a networking event, what to do after the meeting, how networking can help your job search/interviewing, as well as the pros and cons of social networking.

This 3 part segment deals with social networking, specifically LinkedIn. We talk about one success story and how to put this business tool to work.

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What Is Google Voice For?

I read something on FriendFeed last week, in which someone wondered what Google Voice was for.  He had been sitting on it for awhile, trying to figure out why he should use it.    Here’s one reason:

Last month, my main office phone line went dead.  I couldn’t figure it out, but I didn’t panic.  I have Google Voice as my official biz number.  My calls still came in, and I when I made calls, my biz number flashed on the recipient’s caller ID.  No one knew I was experiencing a major phone catastrophe.  Plus I didn’t know the line hadn’t been working until 12-16 hours later since the problem started in the evening, and I had been primarily on the cell phone during that time.  I could have missed many important calls.  But thanks to Google Voice, disaster was averted.

With Google Voice, you are able to assign one number to a bunch of different phone devices.  My number rings my cell phone , my VoIP, and my office line (when it’s working).  And Blackberry (as well as most smartphones) has a Google Voice app that enables you to “call” from your GV number, instead of  your cell number.

Google Voice makes it easier to stay in touch when other forms of technology temporarily fail you.  I don’t know about your job, but in mine, staying connected is vital.

And don’t forget, voicemail messages are transcribed and sent to you via email and/or SMS.  Which is great when you are in meetings (or movies).

And it’s free.

Just don’t ask me how to use Wave.