As many of you know, I’m a proud SOB. If you don’t know what that is by now, and you’ve been doing this for a while, I’m so sorry for you, as you are missing out on one of the most exciting honors in the blogging industry.
For those new to blogging, an SOB is the Successful and Outstanding Blogger award given by the renown social media strategist, Liz Strauss. Liz is the co-founder of the inspiring Successful and Outstanding Bloggers Conference (SOBCon) heading into its fifth year in Chicago, and my best friend. Every week, Liz gives out these awards to the truly unique and original bloggers she discovers around the world.
Before I head into a mushy love fest, I’m truly honored to be one of the contributing sponsors of SOBCon Colorado on September 17-18, 2010, in Broomfield, Colorado. My company, Bitwire Media, with CEO Dave Moyer, are producing the SOBCon Colorado Live Stream on Ustream during this first-ever one day event in the Rocky Mountains.
The live stream will begin about 8:30AM MT/7:30 PST/10:30 EST and feature the speakers live and interviews, features, podcasts, and videos during the mastermind and break times, so it will be a never-ending stream of SOBCon goodness.
The Successful Online Business Conference (SOBCon) brings together leaders in social media, web publishing, and online business strategies and development to create a mastermind program to help you maximize your business opportunities and strategies on the web. From business plans and models to marketing and community building, you leave SOBCon with a plan of action and a group of loyal supporters and friends. If you want a sample of what people get out of SOBCon, check out SOBCon 2010 Chicago: What Did You Learn?.
The stream will feature the Twitter stream for #sobcon and a chat feature so you can have your say and chat to each other on the live stream.
We also need to give a round of applause to NewTek, producers of the amazing NewTek TriCaster, a portable multimedia video live production studio “that fits in a backback.” They lent us the TriCaster TCXD300 to test and review, as well as for this special event.
A Tricaster is a multimedia producer’s dream. Imagine easily connecting multiple cameras, audio, video, Twitter streams, title slides, you name it – all together with a single line of output. It’s a television studio in one beautiful piece of equipment. We’re honored to be working with TriCaster for SOBCon.
Special thanks also goes to my business partner (and 17 year old boss) Dave Moyer, a multimedia publishing genius. Dave produces the WordCast Network, Aimless Agenda, Copyright 2.0 with Jonathan Bailey and Patrick O’Keefe, and the new Making My Life network, among many other podcasts, video shows, and blogs.
I do hope you will join us for this exciting live stream event of SOBCon Colorado, but trust me, it isn’t the same as being there. If you miss this, get registered now for SOBCon 2011 in Chicago the end of April. If you want to make it in the online business world, you better have your butt in a chair in Chicago. I want to see you there!