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New Friends from Bar Camp Vancouver 2007

Posted by: leelefever on August 18, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: barcamp, event, newfriends, Speaking, unconference, vancouver

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Pink shirts - that may be the one thing that will stick out years from now - the pink, er, fuchsia, shirts of BarCamp Vancouver 2007. This is not to say that the content and people weren't amazing - they were. But the shirts were unforgettable. This was my first actual Bar Camp, but I've become accustomed to the unconference format and really dig it. It gives everyone an equal chance to be involved in a low-key, highly diverse, fun environment with interesting people. It's no surprise that... Continue Reading

BarCamp Vancouver Session - Feedback?

Posted by: leelefever on August 15, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: barcamp, event, feedback, Speaking, unconference, video

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BarCamp Vancouver is about to lift off and I'm so excited. Vancouver is easily one of my most favorite cities in the world and happens to have a load of great people - many of which are planners of the event. I was there was for Northern Voice and Moose Camp - the unconference in the Spring. For that event I signed up for a session early and then remember it the night before the event. Luckily Nancy White was there to co-host the talk on "New Rules for the New Communities" which made all... Continue Reading

Speaking at Zaaz Event August 14th, Seattle

Posted by: leelefever on August 4, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: community, presentation, Speaking

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I'll be speaking at what is shaping up to be a fun event at Zaaz in downtown Seattle on August 14th. I'll be presenting a version of the Online Community as Party talk.  The event is free and focused on folks in the local UX / usability / IA / design community.  To RSVP, pleae leave a comment here.  I'm looking forward to seeing my friend Paul Ingram from Ingram Labs and hearing more about "The Effective Use of Kittens" from Jason Carmel of Zaaz and "The Art of Deep Hanging Out" from... Continue Reading
I'll be a panelist in an upcoming webinar that is being put on by Vocus, the parent company of PRWeb. It's called "Maximizing PR Impact with Online Video." We're just finishing up a video for PRWeb and I plan to focus on the democratization of video, among other things. The panel will be moderated by Jiyan Wei and my fellow panelists include two very experienced folks in the online video world: Stephen Harris, Executive Producer, Discovery (see the TLC broadband series Makeover Train... Continue Reading
One of the mantras of the Online Community Unconference became "keeping the party rolling" - not because we partied all day in night, but because many attendees were already in the community business, but looking for ways to improve the experience and value on an ongoing basis. Indeed, the group was a mix of the very experienced and those just getting started. Speaking of a mix of people, my guess is that that there were about the same number of women as men at the conference and as tech... Continue Reading

Off to the Online Community Unconference

Posted by: leelefever on June 4, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: community, conference, event, Speaking, travel, unconference

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I'm heading down to the Silicon Valley for the Online Community Unconference put on by my friends at Forum One.  If you're unfamiliar with an unconference, check out this wikipedia entry.  Basically it's a great way to get people together without all the baggage (and costs) of a "conference." I've signed up to lead a session on "New Community Planning" as I often find myself in the position to help plan a community-oriented sites.  I'm not leading it because I have the answers - I'm... Continue Reading

Critiques of My Speaking

Posted by: leelefever on May 22, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: events, lesson, Speaking

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Speaking is hard, but I'm learning. Last night I ended a run of speaking that spanned 4 events, 2 different talks and wide variety of audiences over a couple of weeks. It's been a great chance to try out some of the things I've learned from the speaking coach and discover a lot of things that still need work. Energy, Energy I'm having a heard time sustaining energy in my talks. For the first half of my talks or so, I'm energized and show enthusiasm. However, towards the end, I seem to fade... Continue Reading

In Seattle? Come to My Refresh Talk This Monday

Posted by: leelefever on May 15, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: best practices, community, event, Speaking

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This coming Monday, May 21st at 6pm, I'll be the speaking at the Refresh Seattle event at the Ballard Library. My talk is brand new and called "Your Website is a Party Waiting to Happen". As the description on the site says: Lee will decode the world of online communities and boil all the hype down to the basic strategies and elements that make online communities work. You'll leave this talk with easy to remember ways to host a successful online community and/or throw one hell of a good... Continue Reading

10 Lessons from My Speaking Coach

Posted by: leelefever on May 10, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: conference, lesson, Speaking

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I thought I was a decent speaker, really, I did. That was until I spent 4 hours with a speaking coach who essentially made me realize all things that should work together to make a speaker and presentation great. This is me last week at WebVisions: I have a long way to go, and it's hard work, but I consider my time with a coach well-spent. I've called that time "boot camp" because I felt like I my speaking was broken down and rebuilt. Here are some of the major points that came up for me... Continue Reading

Webvision 2007 in Review

Posted by: leelefever on May 6, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: business, community, conference, event, Speaking

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This was my second WebVisions - a conference focused on "the future of the Web" that has happened in Portland, Oregon for the last seven years. I enjoy Webvisions and was honored to speak there this year. My talk was about how blogs, communities and mobile devices are changing the travel experience. Of course, it was all based on stories from our trip last year. The conference attracts a lot of designers and developers, along with business people working to get an understanding of the... Continue Reading

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