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September 18, 2008

You are invited to a free live webcast--The Evangelist's Toolkit: A field guide to bringing social technologies into your organization

While it has become cliché to talk about how much the Internet and the Social Web have changed business, what has been less well explored is how traditional (meaning non-Internet native) businesses successfully adopt new technologies such as social networks, communities, blogs etc. Traditional business has to cope with significant hurdles when they approach creating or implementing a Social Web strategy; resistance from senior management, organizing structures that predate the Internet, different employee profile and skill sets etc. In this information packed session, Joshua-Michéle Ross takes learning from the field and shows you how to become an effective Social Web evangelist.

This webcast will explore how to:

  • Make the case: how to bring Web 2.0 concepts into your organization (including convincing upper management)
  • Fail Forward Fast: how to create effective pilot programs without losing your head (or your job)
  • Spread the gospel: The key ingredients that make a successful Web 2.0 evangelist

Based on direct consulting experience, and backed by O'Reilly's thought leadership on Web 2.0, this seminar is for executives and professionals looking to harness the power of the Social Web in their organizations.

Attendance is limited, so register now. We'll send you a reminder before the webcast. And please feel free to share this invitation with others.

Date: Tuesday, September 30 at 10am PDT (17:00 GMT)
Cost: Free
Duration: 45 minutes
Meeting link: oreilly.com/go/evangelist
Questions? Please send email to webcast@oreilly.com

About Joshua Ross

Joshua-Michéle Ross, vice president of O'Reilly InPractice, has been consulting with businesses on digital strategy for over a decade. During that time, he has overseen the launch of dozens of highly successful, enterprise-class ecommerce sites, exchange platforms, and community sites. He has worked extensively with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies on strategy and governance planning for ebusiness.

Joshua comes with a deep background in online marketing and communications, utilizing emerging social media technologies--community, blogging, virtual worlds, and WOM, among others-to deliver highly successful, sustainable marketing strategies. His focus over the last three years has been on applying Web 2.0 principles to deliver competitive advantage to Global 2000 clients, from new business model development to customer engagement and communication strategies. Joshua has been a guest lecturer at Harvard University on information design and human factors, and has spoken at conferences related to technology and digital strategy. Past clients include Washington Mutual, Accenture, Best Buy, Autodesk, and Polycom. Joshua holds a degree with honors in Chinese Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

About O'Reilly

O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

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