Yes, I was watching Chris and his co-hort, Jeff Wilson, the Communication and Innovations Pastor at Henderson Hills Baptist Church (wow what a title for a church! Alot of you in small biz need to consider having staff dedicated to such efforts). It was a great conversation about using the amazing tools and technologies of today to reach people. Here’s how the different media tools made it happen:
1. I heard about the LIVE event because I saw Chris tweet about the event – @cforbesoklahoma
3. So we listened live to the streaming audo on the radio station, but then I just ended up watching Jeff and Chris on Jeff’s Mogulus channel – it was much more fun than just listening to the radio!
4. On Jeff’s Mogulus channel, I was able to chat live with Chris, Jeff and a bunch of others who joined the online chat about the topic – cool to connect and build community with a number of new people. We exchanged Facebook and Twitter addresses.
Yes, I am fascinated by the technology. But more than that, I am thrilled at the way technology affords connection, content and community. I learned new things tonight about using Facebook and Twitter and even Texting to communicate with more people. But rather than a one-sided lecture, I enjoyed not only seeing Chris and Jeff LIVE (for those who still need to at least to know the face of the person they are connecting with over the internet . . . more than a profile pic!), but I loved connecting with other like-minded people in the chat area.
Sharing. Exchanging ideas. Learning. Growing. Meeting.
That’s how community becomes real . . .