My first Google Hangout

Yeah, yeah… so I’d never been on a Google Hangout before. I haven’t actually seen Rocky Horror Picture Show, either, or attended a Star Trek convention (yet).  Thankfully, I remedied one of those deficiencies last Friday as a panel member for Mia Voss’ Social Media Power Chat.  These occur every Friday, and involve a number of fine folks in the social media biz discussing social media news and topics of interest in a laid-back and human way.  I have to say, it was a blast.

Real social media professionals always shy away from descriptors like “expert” or “guru” because we know that nobody knows it all.  That’s why I’m not afraid to admit that I simply hadn’t done a Google Hangout before.  It’s also why a chat hour like this one is so useful; different people bring different news, opinions, and approaches to the table.  It’s through interacting and coming together to discuss what we know that we all learn more, and grow. And flowery idealisms aside, it was just plain FUN. 🙂

Sometimes it just takes the right opportunity to get a new skill or experience crossed off the list. You can catch this week’s Power Chat Friday at 9am PST/12pm EST.  Hope to see you there sometime!

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