Virtual Conferencing Trends (A PI Social Media Poll)

At the annual Gartner Predicts 2009, the item topping the list of forecasts called for a significant decrease in physical traveling as virtual conferencing options offer an alternative.  Specifically, Gartner is looking at high-definition based video meeting solutions to replace 2.1 million airline seats annually by 2012, costing the travel and hospitality industry US $3.5 … Continue reading

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We Have to Start Meeting Like This: The Power of Virtual Conferencing

In the recent PI Window on Business broadcast “The Psychology of Social Networking” we asked the question, is L.J. Hanifan’s 1916 definition regarding social networking a reflection of its true intent that is best achieved or realized through a face-to-face interaction, or does our current technology driven mediums, while lacking in the realm of up … Continue reading

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The Gathering Storm (What is Behind LinkedIn Policy Regarding Member Usage?)

I would have to say that my July 28th interview with Neal Schaffer (including the lead-up to the actual broadcast) was equal parts interesting, thought provoking and to a certain degree surreal. While the segment answered as many questions as it created, based on the flurry of calls, e-mails and yes even responses to my … Continue reading

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Who Is In Control of Your Social Networking Future

The term stepping on a wasp’s nest comes to mind as tomorrow’s special broadcast titled “The Gathering Storm: How LinkedIn Policy Might Be Alienating Its Power Connectors” fast approaches.  Here it is 10:38 PM EDT and I am still fielding calls from a surprising number of individuals who are offering their input on the growing … Continue reading

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Syndicated PI Ping (We Interrupt This Broadcast) The Scheduled Segment for the July 28th Show Has Been Changed

We interrupt this broadcast:  Our scheduled interview with Libby Gill has been  postponed to enable us to respond to the growing controversy between LinkedIn and it Power Connectors. LinkedIn’s policies seems to be a topic that is gaining considerable traction in social media circles for a variety of reasons including what the network’s Power Connectors … Continue reading

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PI Syndicated Ping: Power Interview is Thought Provoking, Stimulating and Uniquely Insightful

In today’s interview with Ecademy’s Thomas Power regarding social media and business we touched on issues that were thought provoking, stimulating and insightful. From the demographic breakdown by age of different social network users and the subsequent impact on network growth and business utilization, to the misstep by Linkedin and Facebook to arbitrarily enforce user … Continue reading

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SOX and Contingent Workforce Management

In 2005, The Human Capital Institute released a paper titled “The Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on the Contingent Workforce.”  At the time, the paper stressed that SOX “presents a significant problem for any business due to the expertise and level of detail required to meet compliance.”  The paper went on to state that the response for … Continue reading

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Know Me Like Me Follow Me: Your Business and Social Media

If you think simply having a presence in social media will help you grow your business, you are wrong.   Online networks are the new model for creating connections, so you’d better by ditching your old ways of thinking. Being online is not about technology – it is about people.   Technology is just an enabler. … Continue reading

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Despite Technical Difficulties Today’s PI Show is Bound to be A Classic!

As you will undoubtedly note, and due to technical difficulties through the main BTR switchboard, the first 8 minutes of today’s show features an impromptu and unscripted discussion between our esteemed guests Dr. Larina Kase and Sally Edwards. While technical hiccups are never a welcome addition to any venue, it could not have happened on … Continue reading

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