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New Media Think and Drink: Focus on Community: Oct 16, 2009 (part two)

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Length: 57:18

John Rife, Darren McDaniel, Julie Norris, Chris Blanc, Lance Turner, Gwendolyn Anello, and Ryan Price gathered with an audience of Central Florida's community organizers, marketers, independent publishers and entrepreneurs to discuss the ways they communicate with their respective groups, clients, users and the media.

Speakers for the New Media Think and Drink: Focus on Community

Gwendolyn Anello is a co-owner of Anello Consulting out of Merritt Island. She consults several organizations in the areas of communications, market development, community and public affairs, and fundraising.

Chris Blanc is the Marketing Director for the Enzian Theatre and the Florida Film Festival. As if that wasn't enough, he's involved in several other local communities, and had a hand in creating the Dandelion Cafe.

Darren McDaniel is the creator of a feature film (The Essence of Irwin), the founder of a local internet startup (Petentials), former programming director at the Downtown Media Arts Center, and has done PhD-level research Sociology at Vanderbilt.

Julie Norris is the owner of Dandelion CommuniTEA Cafe and the host of Front Porch Radio on WPRK 91.5FM every Wednesday. She's also a new mommy! Congrats!

John Rife was a media missionary in S. Pacific / Asia, a founding member of Interactive Expeditions, is an independent documentary filmmaker, a video blogger and is currently pursuing an MFA in Digital Media at UCF.

Lance Turner is the founder of the Ourlando movement and the owner of AEonBlu in Winter Park. You'll see Lance at tons of local events snapping pictures or signing up small businesses to bring the local color.

Ryan Price is the creator of the Florida Creatives Happy Hour and a partner in a web, media and training company called DrupalEasy. He produces several podcasts and blogs when he's not busy organizing events and community functions, or posting to local websites.

New Media Think and Drink: Focus on Community: Oct 16, 2009 (part one)

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Length: 43:38

John Rife, Darren McDaniel, Julie Norris, Chris Blanc, Lance Turner, Gwendolyn Anello, and Ryan Price gathered with an audience of Central Florida's community organizers, marketers, independent publishers and entrepreneurs to discuss the ways they communicate with their respective groups, clients, users and the media.

Speakers for the New Media Think and Drink: Focus on Community

Gwendolyn Anello is a co-owner of Anello Consulting out of Merritt Island. She consults several organizations in the areas of communications, market development, community and public affairs, and fundraising.

Chris Blanc is the Marketing Director for the Enzian Theatre and the Florida Film Festival. As if that wasn't enough, he's involved in several other local communities, and had a hand in creating the Dandelion Cafe.

Darren McDaniel is the creator of a feature film (The Essence of Irwin), the founder of a local internet startup (Petentials), former programming director at the Downtown Media Arts Center, and has done PhD-level research Sociology at Vanderbilt.

Julie Norris is the owner of Dandelion CommuniTEA Cafe and the host of Front Porch Radio on WPRK 91.5FM every Wednesday. She's also a new mommy! Congrats!

John Rife was a media missionary in S. Pacific / Asia, a founding member of Interactive Expeditions, is an independent documentary filmmaker, a video blogger and is currently pursuing an MFA in Digital Media at UCF.

Lance Turner is the founder of the Ourlando movement and the owner of AEonBlu in Winter Park. You'll see Lance at tons of local events snapping pictures or signing up small businesses to bring the local color.

Ryan Price is the creator of the Florida Creatives Happy Hour and a partner in a web, media and training company called DrupalEasy. He produces several podcasts and blogs when he's not busy organizing events and community functions, or posting to local websites.

Mark Baratelli + Live Active Cultures = The Orlando Weekly

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One of our Florida Creatives kids (and the first subject of the Florida Creatives Podcast waay back in the day), and a fantastically awesome person by the name of Mark Baratelli, AKA the guy from The Daily City, got a half-page feature in the Orlando Weekly's LIVE ACTIVE CULTURES by Seth Kubersky.

This morning, Mark held a wonderful conversation called MOOM - don't ask me what it means, but you should have been there. Watch twitter and his blog for more announcements to get independent producers together.

Orlando Coworking featured in Chicago

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Medill Reports, the graduate Journalism student paper at Northwestern, recently wrote a piece on Chicago's COOP, a coworking space. Our own Eric Marden was in the space that day, and he was quoted in the article:

Coworking offers new freedom to freelancers

Orlando Weekly Write-up on Ignite Orlando

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Seth Kubersky has a weekly column called Live Active Cultures: if you don't read it, it's one of the best reasons to pick up the paper every week; it gives you an idea of what you missed.

Our group is no stranger to the Weekly's pages, but we are always grateful for a mention. In this case, there was a shout-out to Florida Creatives and yours truly, as well as a nice write-up about the first Ignite Orlando and several of the speakers.

Read this week's Live Active Cultures for the Ignite Orlando article, or pick up the Orlando Weekly from hundreds of spots around Central Florida. Mentioned in the article are Ryan Price, Dan Kinchen, Gregg Pollack, Brian Feldman, Tyler Hunt, Derek Gallo, Eric Marden, Greg Rollett, John Todero, Cory Collier, Matthew Williams, and Anthony Eden.

Many thanks, Seth. Also, if you don't regularly read Bloggytown or Culture 2 Go, check them out.

Anthony Eden, The Lies We Tell Ourselves:

See also:
Sergio's Battledeck about Dinosaurs and FAIL
Matt Williams' Intro to Home Brewing

P.S. if you want to be mentioned in the paper, maybe you should participate in Ignite next time. if you did participate but didn't get mentioned, blame Seth!

Ignite Orlando

Location

Slingapours at Wall Street Plaza
27 Wall Street Plaza
Orlando, FL 32801
Mar 04 2009 6:00p - 10:00p

Each person has 20 slides that rotate automatically every 15 seconds. The presentations are on creative and interesting things that are not your everyday type of presentation.

Agenda

  • 6:00 Registration Begins
  • 7:00 Presentations (1st Half)
  • 8:00 Make Contest
  • 9:00 Presentations (2nd Half)

From a recent article in the Orlando Weekly:

...a few of the fascinating folks he introduced me to that evening.

Likemind in the New York Times

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Alex Williams, a New York Times reporter, sent out a request through the Likemind organizers mailing list asking a few questions about the event that has grown to be an international affair every month. Here is a sample of his article:

To Erin Middleton, a 27-year-old brand strategist in Dallas, the word “networking” calls to mind “stodgy business types in suits,” who are “very uncomfortable and poor at engaging conversation,” she said in an e-mail message.

Melissa Clark, an advertising account manager in Minneapolis, said there is “something smarmy” about the word.

Peter Bihr, 28, a media consultant in Berlin, was even stronger in his denunciation. “ ‘Networking,’ as a word, makes me feel like I get a physical reaction, I hate the term so much,” he wrote in an e-mail message. “It sounds all like strategically talking to people and trying to be their friends. It’s not authentic.”

So, what exactly, are these three doing at 8 a.m. on the third Friday of each month, meeting with other young professionals at their local coffeehouse?

They are participating in likemind, a monthly kaffeeklatsch for creative professionals, held in 55 cities around the world, including Mumbai, São Paulo, Shanghai, and Malmo, Sweden.

Read the rest of the Likemind article on the New York Times' website

The article calls out the no-agenda, no-hard-sell nature of Likemind, the differences with Meetup.com events, the similarity to Unconferences, or Green Drinks, and even gives some literary reference.

Our next Likemind in Orlando (or anywhere else) will be Friday, December 5th. Jim Hathaway and Ryan Price are the co-organizers of the Orlando Likemind.

If you work in marketing, design, advertising, or something more squirrely, please check out Likemind, the conversation and the coffee are never cold, and always welcome in the morning.

Miami Coworking on Local TV

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We just wanted to share the news with all of you. Brikolodge, Miami's first coworking facility, got some press last night on CBS 4 News (local station). Please check it out... I hope you enjoy it! And if you are ever in the Miami area, please don't forget to stop by.

Ali & Eduardo from Brikolodge
www.Brikolodge.org


FL Creatives is the Best of Orlando!

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Exciting news: I was informed that Florida Creatives and BarCamp Orlando were named "Best way to staff your social networking startup" by the Orlando Weekly as part of their annual Best of Orlando issue.

BlogOrlando 2008

Location

Rollins College
1000 Holt Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
Sep 26 2008 5:00p Sep 27 2008 - 11:59p

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what: an unconference
when: September 25-27, 2008
where: Orlando, Florida
cost: free

tracks:
Journalism
Technology/Tools
Local/Community
New Media/Creative
Marketing/PR

Voce Communications, in partnership with Rollins College will host the third edition of this FREE event that was open to bloggers and non-bloggers alike from Florida and anywhere else. We bring together a good cross-section of folks to discuss blogging, podcasting, public relations, social media, citizen's journalism and other related topics. The event was as much a social/family gathering as it is a 'work' gathering.

There is an opening and a closing reception in Downtown Orlando on Orange Ave both nights - check the schedule for details.

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