Reporting live on Day 1 as a featured blogger at the World Business Forum (#wbf09) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. A beautiful day in the Big Apple for a Big Idea business conference.
Bloggers Hub Buzz
Even before the speeches begin one of the event’s unique features is generating a great deal of positive chatter. The event organizers, HSM, get a big Asset-Based Thinking shout-out for creating the Bloggers Hub. It is a state of the art resource placed right in the middle of the action that houses about 50 featured bloggers providing us with full access to everything happening at the event. The bloggers hub is a new and very smart communication idea for conferences, the benefits of which are apparent even at this early stage.
Bloggers Hub Benefits That I See
- Facilitates a friendly, open platform for bloggers to provide real time updates, commentary, and coverage of the speeches of some very smart and influential leaders.
- Serves as a micro-community of a diverse group of bloggers to connect around a common interest… live reporting and disseminating information of significance… what I call “Content of Consequence.”
- Creates an environment of mutually supportive and connected energy that feeds on itself, a special vibe that brings a new collective dynamic to a usually solitary writing process.
- Provides a “streaming commentary” on topics and discussions as they happen and invites real time response and interaction from each blogger’s audience which we in turn can use as fuel for our reporting.
- Links a network of "Trust Agents" and enables their power to apply leverage to issues and opportunities. Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan) describes this as the "Archimedes Effect" in his brilliant new book entitled (of course) Trust Agents.
So, stay tuned for live blog posts, tweets, twirtpics, twitvids, Facebook updates and more from The World Business Forum. Welcome to what Jeff Pulver (@jeffpulver) has dubbed "The State of Now."