New Venture – Tourism Marketing Consulting

New Venture – Tourism Marketing Consulting

Tomorrow is a coming out party for Tourism Marketing Consulting which is a project that Jen Leo and I have been working on for a few months. We are kicking off this joint venture with a free webinar called “Social Media 101“. Jen and I met at the speaker’s dinner last year at the Travel …
Running a Community is like Throwing a Party

Running a Community is like Throwing a Party

Running an online community is like throwing a party. That’s what Jenna Woodul LiveWorld’s Chief Community Officer told me sometime in the 1990s. I have always liked the analogy. I attended my first meeting of a particular meetup group recently. I arrived with my artichoke dip and entered into a house full of strangers. I …
The World’s Best Productivity Aid… Focus

The World’s Best Productivity Aid… Focus

I often get asked how I get so much done. Granted I got asked that more before I quit the day job. I have learned that one of the best ways to be productive is to focus. But I only have so much focus in me so the trick that I use involves a timer. …
Anyone Can Make A Live Internet “TV” Call-in Show

Anyone Can Make A Live Internet “TV” Call-in Show

Last month I had the opportunity to join airline pilot / podcaster Joe d’Eon on his new live video show on uStream.tv – Fly with Me Live. It used to be that production of a live broadcast video show would require at least a cable access studio with thousands of dollars of hardware. And even …

The 71 Best Podcasts – Confessions of a Podcast Addict

They say that the first step in dealing with an addiction is admitting that you have a problem. I have a problem. The list of 71 podcasts below are shows that I listen to or watch. I do occasionally skip an episode but generally consume every episode of the following shows. I do actually subscribe …
So Far, Google Buzz Doesn’t Work for Me

So Far, Google Buzz Doesn’t Work for Me

Google Buzz has been out for almost 3 months now and I think it is time to take another look. I find that I am not using Google Buzz and I think there are a few design decisions that have hampered its acceptance. Privacy Clearly Google biffed their original roll out with all sorts of …

Chris Christensen Voice Actor

Since I left the day job in January I have been doing more voice over work including some voice acting for an upcoming animated short film from the Netherlands. Here are some of the demos that I created: relaxed commercial with humor commercial – warm with humor Continental Airlines phone 24 Promo Powered by Voice123 …
I Love Teaching About Social Media

I Love Teaching About Social Media

I am reminded this morning how much I love teaching about Social Media. I had the opportunity to speak on the Google campus to a group of RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) alumni and guests on Social Media. Since I live in the social media echo chamber it is easy for me to forget that not …
Speaking at Google Campus on March 18th about Social Media

Speaking at Google Campus on March 18th about Social Media

I will be speaking on the Google campus in March. This is for the alumni group from RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York) where I matriculated. You don’t have to be an RPI alumni to attend. If you would like to come and hear me speak either register or let me know and …
Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect

I wrote a while back about Disney’s Give a Day Get a Disney Day program where Disney was giving away a day at a Disney park in exchange for a day volunteering. I thought this sounded like a great program so I joined and found a volunteer program near me… well sort of near me. …