TEDxOrangeCoast Event Recap

I had a wonderful time at the TEDxOrangeCoast event this week at Soka University. I must say I was surprised by how beautiful this campus is. I have been to larger universities, but Soka is most impressive.

The event consisted of 4 hours of footage from the TEDGlobal2012 event in Edinburgh, Scottland. TEDxOrangeCoast aired the best of the presentations. I learned about everything from human genomes to the hacker collective Anonymous. And there was even a magician/mind reader.

This was just a taste of the awesomeness that is TED.

If your appetite is whetted, I recommend you check out the LIVE TEDxOrangeCoast event coming up this October. It should be a blast. See you there.

Join us in Orange County for TEDxOrangeCoast Next Week

TEDxOrangeCoast is hosting an event next week - June 28th at the Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo. They will be broadcasting live from the TEDGLOBAL2012 event in Edinburgh, Scotland.
 
I discoverd the about 5 years ago and since then I've spent many a lunch break learning from some of the greatest minds on the planet. TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design) has been around since the mid 80's. They have fantasic speakers sharing ideas that can help everyone- they are ideas worth spreading.
 
Part of why I got hooked on the site is that the talks are typically 18 minutes or less. One of the first videos I watched was by my favorite marketing author Seth Godin. Having read nearly all of his books, I loved how he was able to encapsulate some of his best thoughts into a single speech.
 
  
Since then I have continued to visit the TED website to watch videos and I dream of one day attending or better yet presenting at the conference.
 
A few years ago TEDx was created in order to make the event accessible to a larger audience. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
 
So if you live in the Orange County, CA area don't miss out. Whether this is your first time hearing or you have wanted to go for years this is your chance. 
 

Michael Daehn Selected to Speak at eMarketing Conference

I was selected to speak at the eMarketing Conference in San Francisco this April. I will be on two panels:
  • Integrating your social and email programs Day 1 - 11 AM
  • Accelerating results with Facebook Pages Day 1 - 4:30 PM
I've handled the email marketing and Facebook strategies for several high profile companies. Some with email subscriber lists over 500K and others with over 1.7 Million Facebook Likes. I've helped large and small companies launch many successful email and Facebook campaigns. I've learned many lessons, some the hard way, and I hope to share those with attendees.
 
If you are attending the conference, please be sure to stop by to say hi. If you can't make it, I'll try to get a video to post here on the site afterwards.

Michael Daehn Selected to Speak at Word Camp Saint Louis

I am honored to be one of the speakers at Word Camp Saint Louis on August 6th at Maryville University. Get all the details and sign up early. Tickets are going fast. 

This event is for both beginners and advanced users of the WordPress blogging platform. The title of my presentation is Blogging for Brands : How to Make Blogs a Core Part of Your Marketing Strategy.

Here's the summary:
Learn how to make Blogs an integral part of your marketing mix. Blogging establishes you as an expert, builds your SEO, ends cold calling, and creates community. This session will cover strategy and best practices to create a powerful brand.
 

Get updates by following @wordcampstl on Twitter and be sure to share the love by using the hashtag #WCSTL.

Hope to see you there!