Social Media Speaker Interviews from @midwest conference


There’s something about going back home. And although it’s not quite on same block, it’s in the same part of the country. On Thursday, I’m honored to be speaking with so many talented social media folks @midwest at Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois.

If you’d like to go, let me know and I’ll see if we can get you the $99 Social Media Club Chicago member discount. I like the practical vibe and the central Illinois spirit surrounding the people and this conference.

For example, the site offers everyone a treasure of social media tips and techniques. Check out @midWest on Facebook and atMidwest on twitter. And, follow the chat around #atmw on twitter.

From the site . . . @midWest is a social media conference located centrally in the Midwest. The Bloomington-Normal area is a vibrant community, home to 165,298 people who exemplify the values of the Midwest and a remarkable quality of life. Located in the heart of Illinois at the junction of Interstates 55, 39, and 74 makes getting here easy.

If you’re wondering about what I’m speaking about, here’s my keynote:

Social Media Keynote: 3D Social Media: WIRED to Advance to the Next Level

How do super heroes get to the next level in social media? In this presentation, you’ll learn how to apply an integrated communications system that fuses search, social, content, marketing and PR into an approach you can use to chart plans, measure impact, map progress and demonstrate the value of social media to your organization, communities and your region.

Thanks to everyone on the @midwest team for making me feel so welcome. Whether you go or watch via your computer screen, I thought you might enjoy these interviews with the speakers.

@Midwest Social Media Speaker Interviews

Thanks to Karen Hanrahan for organizing the blog entries and for being so easy to work with! Here’s a list of the social media expert interview from the @midwest blog.

Interview – Marketing Specialist Matthew Newell

By Matthew Newell , June 28th, 2011

AtMidWest Conference speaker Matthew Newell discusses his panel topic. In an AtMidwest interview video he also answers our questions… [Read the Rest]

Interview – Marcus Bailey Meteorologist For WMBD/WYZZ

By Karen Hanrahan , June 25th, 2011

I am Marcus Bailey and I am a Meterologist for WMBD/WYZZ How do you walk the talk re: social media?… [Read the Rest]

Interview -Speaker Hope Foster-Reyes, Amiable Interactive,Google Certified Partner

By Karen Hanrahan , June 24th, 2011

Hi, I’m Hope and I’m a digital media strategist specializing in search engine marketing, SEO and PPC. Although I’ve been… [Read the Rest]

Interview – Eric Osterman Of Hult Marketing.

By Karen Hanrahan , June 22nd, 2011

How do you walk the talk re: social media? As a senior digital strategist for Hult Marketing I help our… [Read the Rest]

Interview – David Murray Social Media Communications Director For re:group

By David Murray , June 20th, 2011

Hello, my name is David Murray, and I am the Social Web Communications Director for re:group, a fully integrated marketing… [Read the Rest]

Interview – Michael Gizzi Professor Of Criminal Justice At ISU

By Michael Gizzi , June 17th, 2011

Hello, I am Michael Gizzi; I am a professor of criminal justice at Illinois State University.   I am a political… [Read the Rest]

Interview – Ryan Denham Reporter for The Pantagraph

By Karen Hanrahan , June 17th, 2011

I’m Ryan Denham, a reporter at The Pantagraph – the newspaper, not the machine used to make life-size toy versions…[Read the Rest]

Interview – Brent Kelly Of Clemens Insurance

By Brent Kelly , June 14th, 2011

I am Brent Kelly and I am surrounded by women.  This used to be a dream of mine, but with… [Read the Rest]

Interview – Barbara Maldonado Of Legacy Marketing Partners

By Barbara Maldonado , June 13th, 2011

I am Barbara Maldonado, Social Media Strategist + Mobile Strategist, I am a connector, a dreamer, and a lifelong learner…. [Read the Rest]

Interview – Mana Ionescu Of Lightspan Digital

By Mana Ionescu , June 11th, 2011

How do you walk the talk re: social media? Everything I preach I practice. Here are three Twitter guidelines we… [Read the Rest]

Interview – Jessica Funcannon Public Relations Major

By Jessica Funcannon , June 10th, 2011

I am a senior at Illinois State University majoring in Public Relations. How do you walk the talk re: social… [Read the Rest]

Interview – Karen Hanrahan – Blog Author: Best Of Mother Earth

By Karen Hanrahan , June 9th, 2011

Karen Hanrahan Blog Author: Best Of Mother Earth is truly the last person one would ever expect to share video… [Read the Rest]

Interview – Brian Huonker Of Illinois State University

By Karen Hanrahan , June 8th, 2011

I am an @Midwest board member and a designer creating his own paths. How do you walk the talk re:… [Read the Rest]

Interview – Barbara Rozgonyi of Wired PR Works

By Karen Hanrahan , June 7th, 2011

I am a central Illinois girl at heart. I grew up in Danville, took my first travel photos [at age… [Read the Rest]

Interview – Scotty Bevill of Bevill Edge

By Scotty Bevill , June 6th, 2011

I started work with the government right out of school.  First active duty, then contract after contract.  I still… [Read the Rest]

Interview – Daniel Kasper Of Sprint

By Karen Hanrahan , June 4th, 2011

I currently graduated from Illinois State University with a major in Communications. I was fortunate to join the central Illinois… [Read the Rest]

Interview – Joe Strupek of State Farm

By Joe Strupek , June 3rd, 2011

People brag about being on the ground floor of social with blogs and a Myspace page.  I was there in… [Read the Rest]

Interview – Attorney Nathan B. Hinch Of Mueller And Reece, LLC

By Nathan HInch , June 3rd, 2011

I’m a lawyer, husband, and father of two, and I’m resisting the urge to quote “The Joker” here.  I… [Read the Rest]

Interview – Jennifer Feaman of Heartland Community College

By Karen Hanrahan , June 2nd, 2011

I am a Program Manager for Community Education at Heartland Community College, mother of 2 amazing sons, avid baseball fan… [Read the Rest]

Interview – Erik Anderson, AtMidwest Co-Founder

By Erik Anderson , May 31st, 2011

In addition to being  one of the founders of the AtMidwest Conference,  I am the managing partner with Infinity Print…[Read the Rest]

Interview – Elizabeth Snyder Of ABC Counseling

By Elizabeth Snyder , May 30th, 2011

I am a mother of five, graphic designer, development coordinator for ABC Counseling,  and recently partnered with the world’s premiere… [Read the Rest]

Interview — Jay Krall of CisionBlog

By JKrall , May 26th, 2011

Jay Krall writes for CisionBlog and works as a business development manager for Cision, where he is  involved in product… [Read the Rest]

Interview – Ashlynne Solvie of Normal Cornbelters

By Karen Hanrahan , May 25th, 2011

Ashlynne Solvie of the Normal Cornbelters was the recipient of a free @AtMidwest Conference ticket given at one of…[Read the Rest]

Interview – Jill Salzman Of Founding Moms

By Jill Salzman , May 24th, 2011

Jill Salzman Of Founding Moms in an AtMidwest interview: How do you walk the talk re: social media? Social… [Read the Rest]

Will you be @midwest? Let me know. I’d love to meet you!



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