Beach Walk 394 OTR – New Friends, New York

Leaving New York today, so here’s a short show from the airport. It’s a personal thank you to my New York friends.

I have always had wonderful trips to New York though the time passes far too quickly! The BlogHer Conference was very stimulating – being in the presence of so many engaged and smart people. Bill Cammack of has become a great friend and has truly earned an honorary Beach Walks cameraman award. We plan to post excerpts of my panel presentation on our Bare Feet Studios podcast. Then at the last possible moment, I made two new friends, Eric and LV who drove in from White Plains and then took me to Newark Airport! Life is good.

Related Show Links:
BlogHer Business Conference – Jory Des Jardins & Elisa Camahort
Elisa Camahort’s Blog
Jory Des Jardin’s blog
Lisa Stone’s blog
Bill Cammack’s
I am not a poet – Eric ZORK Alan and LV

Hawaiian words
Hou: new
Hoaloha: friend

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Beach Walk 393 OTR – A New Idea in Cancer Support

I’m at Day 2 BlogHer Business Conference in NYC talking with CNN Anchor Carol Lin about her new web project for cancer patients and their supporters.

Carol lost her husband to cancer and is developing a social networking web site to combine her extensive news background with her passion to contribute to the cancer community. On hiatus from the CNN anchor chair, she has immersed herself in the world of web technology, and shared with me a remarkable combination of warmth and drive, passion and intelligence.

Related Show Links:
BlogHer Business Conference – Jory Des Jardins & Elisa Camahort
Diva Marketing Blog – Toby Bloomberg – Bill Cammack
Simply Recipes – Elise Bauer
Silicon Valley Mom’s Blog – Beth Blecherman
Carol Lin Reports – launch planned for early May.

Hawaiian words
Kākoʻo: support

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Beach Walk 392 OTR – The Other Side of Talent

I’m at BlogHer Business Conference in NYC and we are here to show the way for companies to find a voice in the blogosphere to change how they communicate with customers.

What stops a lot of people, is either thinking they have nothing to say or thinking they are not talented enough to be a writer, a speaker, or on-camera. Today’s show is in response to all the people remarking on the amazing musical talent in Hawai’i, as well as this quote from Barry Diller at the Web 2.0 conference about user-generated content, which is any content produced by people who are not entertainment or media professionals (that’s 99% of us):

When you get into forms of entertainment, talent always wins out. There isn’t that much talent in the world. An audience of 8 to 12 people might be interested in someone’s individual expression, but the process of people with talent and expertise making entertainment products won’t be displaced by 18-year-olds making videos.

PR professional Jeremy Pepper shares his view that a lot of people making “entertainment products” are actually not all that talented, but instead have good looks or good agents.

Can you guess the Beach Walks take on this topic? Watch the show and then let me know what you think.

BlogHer Business Conference
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Hawaiian words
Noʻeau: talent

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