I have just come back from Luxor. Egypt: what a great Past, and what a fascinating culture!
Luxor, Egypt We spent a week in Egypt with two of our very good friends: Carine and Guillaume. We had a great time visiting temples, swimming in "the infinite swimming pool" on Crocodile Island, and enjoying card games every day! No technology, networking or blogging there! ;)
Video interview: Guillaume Thevenot, Founder of Hotel-Blogs.com Luxor, with view on the Nile: what an ideal (and unusual) place for an interview! ;)
Guillaume Thevenot Guillaume is one of my best friends. He is a French professional who works in the Hospitality industry, in the hotel space in particular. He is passionate by new technologies such as Internet, blogging and the Web 2.0... anything which could improve the way people book their trip! He has been living in London for over 6 years.
Hotel-Blogs.com Guillaume created Hotel-Blogs.com in December 2005 to share his expertise and his passion for the hotel/"e-travel" industry. He has done a great job: everyday faithful readers, from all over the world, visit his blog and leave their comments. Well done my friend! ____________________________________________________________________________________ Technorati:blogging, weblogs, businessnetworking, socialnetworking
I have recently "discovered" the video service on cnet: cnet TV Beta
Search "networking" or "social" (10/10/06) Please find below a serie of videos on social networking. Most of them are presented by Neha Tiwari, Associate Producer on c|net.
* 15/08/06 - Facebook announce new platform * Cyworld launches in US * Is Cyworld the next myspace? * Networking site focused on the over 5O * MySpace advice for Youth and Parents * Is privacy on MySpace a good thing? * CEO TagWorld, Fred Krueger _____________________________________________________________________________________ Technorati:socialnetworking, businessnetworking, socialsoftware, cnet
I decided to create that post to help every association (like EPWN) which wonders how useful it is to create a group on Linkedin. As far as I am concerned, Linkedin is the best website for business networking. Linkedin provides a "must have" group feature. Let me further explain the concept.
Linkedin for Groups: key benefits Please find below a list of the key benefits as far as I am concerned. * It helps increase the visibility of your alumni association/group/company. -> Your logo will appear on the Group Directory -> Your logo will appear on every member's profile
* It helps create value for your members -> You can urge people to register on Linkedin, increase their visibility, and create opportunities -> Your members will try online networking, expand their network, and increase the value for the whole group
* It helps facilitate a better communication within members -> The group Manager can easily send a message to its members -> Your members benefits from very good browsing features
Groups -> interface & features I thought it would be a good idea to give you an idea of what a group look like, from the point of view of a member. For my example, I used my membership to the Centrale Alumni group. I would like to salute this excellent initiative from the Centraliens!
Video on YouTube
Where to find more info on Linkedin for Groups? They don't really advertise that feature anymore. Linkedin usually doesn't advertise its services, everything works by efficient word and mouth! The easiest way to access the Groups main page is to click on Linkedin -> Linkedin for Groups
Should you have any questions, please check the FAQ.
A business trip to Mumbai a city of 16 million people in fascinating India, with so many dynamic and competitive IT/Technology firms, isn't it a kind of social/business networking event? ;)
We spent five busy days in Mumbai: we had organized an incredible number of meetings everyday, and on Tuesday 11/07 seven blasts occured in trains full of people during rush hour... Nevertheless, we managed to see a couple of famous and impressive monuments such as the Gateway of India or Victoria Terminus. I was also very pleased to meet with Naina Redhu... and interview her!
a few pictures Please check all the pictures on flickr.
Videos Please find below some videos taken in Mumbai, the week when the seven blasts occured. Just twelve hours after the blasts, you couldn't tell anything that terrible had happened: Indian people are great!
You live in Mubai? You go to India for business? Leave a comment and a link to your pictures/videos! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Technorati:socialnetworking, businessnetworking, mumbai, india, event
I am extremely pleased to have met with Naina Redhu during my trip to Mumbai! For the last 4/5 months, I have been reading her blog on online networking and we share the same enthusiasm for blogging and networking. Thanks Naina for your post about me. :)
Naina Redhu is Creative Director and founder of her own company Aside. Naina is one of the first&top bloggers in India. She is very visible especially thanks to her blogs on Innovation and online networking, and her profiles on websites such as Linkedin, openbc and Ziggs.
Video interview Naina kindly accepted my invitation, and I shot the video interview on Wednesday 12 July 2006 at the business center of the Hilton Towers. Naina answered all my questions on networking and blogging, and explained how she developped a successful and sizable portfolio of international clients thanks to her online visiblity and her four blogs. Follow Naina's example!
Please find below a link to a video by Alexa Lee urging people to use Linkedin. Video on YouTube
It is a clever way to increase her visiblity as the video is focused on her and her business, and she talks about Linkedin for maybe 25 seconds. She is smart, energetic and good looking: congratulations! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Technorati:video, videoblogging, socialnetworking, businessnetworking, Linkedin