Blogging Idol 2010 contest announced

I just registered for participation in Blogging Idol 2010. The registration is open. Join us, it will be fun!

I hope that this year I will blog regularly for the contest, unlike last year when I only gave birth to one post!

My last year’s post for Blogging Idol (by the way, I made one mistake in it: Google Adwords is not exactly free but pay-per-click, and sometimes they give free trials, i.e. credit a newly created account with $50 or $100).

PowerPoint Karaoke at the Drake

Power Point Karaoke (shouldn’t this be called Keynote Karaoke. For shame!) at the Drake

from Toronto Events Calendar by TOevents

The Night of February 05

A health & wellness event for everyone.

Part of Social Media Week.

To close out Social Media Week Toronto, we are going to be hosting a rocking session of PowerPoint Karaoke. The rules of Powerpoint Karaoke are simple. A set of presenters and local social media luminaries will be asked to play the role of an earnest expert speaker on topics such as ‘How to succeed at social media without really trying‘, or ‘What to do when someone on the internet is wrong‘, or ‘My sensational life as a japanese tentacle porn star‘ etc.* Each presenter will be given exactly 5 minutes to present and a set of slides they have never seen before. Each presentation deck will be stuffed with facinating imagery, emphatic infographics and genuine business-speak bullet points drawn from real powerpoint decks we’ve found on the internet. Naturaly, in the hands of a less-skilled presenter, some of this totally random content might seem somewhat ‘tangential’ to the topic at hand. But as you will see, these challenges will be no problem to our powerpoint rockstars.

At the end of the evening the audience or jury will be asked to vote for the winning presentations based on humour, style points, or general awesomeness.

Register here: Power Point Karaoke at the Drake

Follow the discussion on Twitter: #PPTKTO

Mesh’09 – Social Media for non-profits workshop slides

Dmitry Buterin delivered a presentation on social media for non-profits, and a reference for the rest of us.
The slides for the presentation – in WildApricot blog

Joe de Villa at tonight’s Nature Network Pub Night

Joe de Villa, whose blogging skills I always admire, will talk about blogging at tonight’s Nature Network Pub Night here in Toronto

The pub night is being held at Fionn MacCool’s at University and Adelaide (the full address is 181 University). People will start assembling there for dinner, drinks and conversation at 6:00 p.m. with the presentations starting at 7:00 p.m..

Now vote for the most influential man in Canadian social media

Vote for the most influential woman in Canadian social media

Dave Forde, the man behind Toronto Tech Week, asks us to vote in a poll for the most influential woman in Canadian social media.
I voted for Sacha Chua.
Now it’s your turn!
Vote in Dave Forde’s blog

Upcoming events, 2009

Colleen DeCourcy, presentation at the Canadian Business Leadership Forum

Unfortunately, the verbal part of the presentation does not play very well on its own, without the visuals and magnetic presence of Colleen herself. Still, might be helpful to some people.

Colleen DeCourcy, chief digital officer, TBWA Worldwide – presentation at the Canadian Business Leadership Forum