Hundreds of people globally come together to have a global conversation with Robert Scoble, one of Microsoftĺ─˘s Technical Evangelists and best-known blogger and Shel Israel, Writer, Consultant, Speaker. Robert and Shel co-authored the book Naked Conversations: how blogs are changing the way businesses talk with customers.
On Saturday, May 20, 2006 from 10:30AM-12:00PM PDT, after brief introductions, weĺ─˘ll open it up to the global audience, and the conversation begins. The central theme is Business Blogging ĺ─ý global conversation with Robert and Shel
Hereĺ─˘s how it works: everyone who registered for the event on Waxxiĺ─˘s web site is given a unique user code and a toll free or direct dial telephone number to dial into. The conversation is moderated, so there isnĺ─˘t what might be considered ĺ─˛podcast chaosĺ─˘ and with the touch of two buttons on their phone, people can ĺ─˛raise their handĺ─˘ to ask a question. Similar to a Q&A session after a keynote speech, time will be limited; not everyone will get the chance to speak during the podcast. However, the conversation is ongoing and continues online both during and after the event through IM, comments on the podcast, within the Waxxi community posts, and in future face-to-face events.
Shel Israel has consulted to innovative companies for over 25 years. In strategic roles he
has helped introduce leading technology products, among them: PowerPoint, Filemaker, and
Sun Microsystem workstations. Shel is also Editor-in-Chief of Conferenza, the leading blog
on technology events.
Robert Scoble is one of Microsoftĺ─˘s Technical Evangelists, and has helped to ĺ─˙humanizeĺ─¨
the company in the eyes of the world. He is not only Microsoftĺ─˘s best-known blogger, but
one of the best-known in the blogosphere. Robert also helps run Microsoftĺ─˘s Channel 9.