SuperNodes @ The Tangled Vine, May 3

May 2010 Supernodes

On Monday May 3, SuperNodes  First Mondays will be at The Tangled Vine on the Upper West Side.  This will be our first time there, so please come out and support.

I would like to thank all of those who attended the April event, “20 Wines For $20” at Vintage Irving.  The event was sold out very quickly…and I can understand why.  20 for 20 is something special.  Kudos to Vintage Irving for not being skimpy on the pour.  You guys know that SuperNodes family can do some things at the counter, but Lord Have Mercy, 20 wines in 3-4 hours is alot.  Next time I will pace myself.  We staggered out of that joint.  Even Theda, who should also be known as Miss Vine, had to excuse herself early.

Let me shout out a few folks:  My entire SuperNodes team, Theda aka @bondgyrl, Raquel aka @raquelakaultra, Rene aka @showboat92, and Tutu aka @mrroarke.

Sherri L. Smith for sharing the table and the Dr. Dre headphones (those things are ridiculous).

Jason Gardner, for not hogging all of the ladies.

Felicia Lin of Oriented.com for bringing some cool friends.

And what up, Miss Stinson?

Thank you all and see you next week.

(And props to Raquel for the artwork)

Can You Hear Me Now?

Please tune in Friday, April 23, as I will return to Larry Sharpe’s Ivory Tower Radio program with SEO/Social Media Instructor (NYU Adjunct Professor) Ruben Quinones.  To preview this appearance, I want to play some bits from my first visit to the show last October.

In this segment, Larry asks me if there are outlets that still prefer getting pitched the old-fashioned way.  And for some reason, I start talking about OPML, even though none of the media folks on my list have ever asked me for it. I may have been trying to show off.
Larry Sharpe Interviews Bryan R. Adams
Please tune in to hear Ruben and I discuss traditional and new media strategies for small biz on Friday, April 23 at noon on Ivory Tower Radio.

 

 

Everybody’s Crazy ‘Bout A Sharpe Dressed Man

ZZ Top - Eliminator

Only a few more Larry Sharpe references, I promise.

On Friday, April 23, I will return to Larry Sharpe’s Ivory Tower Radio program with SEO/Social Media Instructor Ruben Quinones.  To preview this appearance, I want to play some bits from my first visit to the show last October.

In this segment, a caller named Joe wanted Larry and myself to slow it down and give him a top 3 list of the social media apps he should try first for his small biz.  We also talk about the value of interns.
Larry Sharpe Interviews Bryan R. Adams
Please tune in to hear Ruben and I discuss traditional and new media strategies for small biz on Friday, April 23 at noon on Ivory Tower Radio.

Sharpe Week! (Snippets From Larry Sharpe’s Ivory Tower Radio Show)

On Friday, April 23, I will return to Larry Sharpe’s Ivory Tower Radio program with SEO/Social Media Instructor Ruben Quinones.  To preview this appearance, I want to play some bits from my first visit to the show last October.

In this particular segment, we discussed Publicity versus Advertising.  In my defense of publicity strategies, I threw in a reference to BNI (since Larry and I are both members).  Further evidence that I keep drinking that Kool-Aid.

Larry Sharpe Interviews Bryan R. Adams

Please tune in to hear Ruben and I discuss traditional and new media strategies for small biz on Friday, April 23 at noon on Ivory Tower Radio.

Are You Spam-Networking Me?


I was just finishing a meeting in a hotel lounge, when a distinguished looking gentleman approached me.  He reminded me of a family member, so he immediately had my attention.  He asked me some questions and then talked briefly about something that smelled like MLM.   He asked for my card, which I did not give.  I took his card and a flyer and told him that I would email when I looked over the info.

Some would ask, why didn’t you just say you weren’t interested and leave?  Well, I hang around that hotel lounge quite a bit and would hate to feel  awkward in my “satellite office.”  Plus,  with more research I may determine the project to be a great opportunity.  And I’m a networker, I am trained to be polite and welcoming even when I don’t want to be. Just can’t help it.

So the remedy is alternative contact info.  An email or phone number you can give to someone when you are not sure you want to network with that person?  Everyone needs a “Hey, how you doin?/ Sorry you can’t get through/ Leave your name and your number/And I’ll get back to you*” for those spam-networking moments. When I got back to the office, I sent him an email from my rarely-used AOL address saying thanks but no thanks (using only my first name).

Am I going to log into my AOL address five times per day?  No, but I don’t want to miss anything important that may get sent there every once in awhile. I  get notified of new AOL messages twice a day via NutshellMail.  I’m sure many of us have some AOL, Compuserve, Netzero, MSN and etc emails that we once used and never got rid off.  NutshellMail will check these addresses (as well as Facebook, LinkedIn, and MySpace) as often as you need and send you an email summary.

So if it turns out not to be spam-networking, then I have kept the channels of communication open.  If it is, then they will be spamming an address I don’t use for business or personal.

* – see video