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Chris Brogan

He was just the keynote speaker yesterday at the New Media Atlanta event here in Atlanta.  Honestly, I knew from the bio that Matt Fagioli sent out (excitedly) that Chris co-wrote Trust Agents... but I hadn't heard of the book, and I didn't know he was "significant"

So shoot me...

Chris signing a bookI volunteered to help out with the conference... Matt knows I am a sucker for helping out like that... and after helping with registration, I got to spend a little time doing other things.  One of the other things was hanging out in the "Rockstar" Lounge... the VIP area for the conference.  Officially, I was acting as a concierge...  and a bouncer.  Unofficially, I was hanging out with Patty Keller, Lori Bee and a few other real estate folks. 

Between chatting with friends like Jeff Turner, Reggie and Nicole Nicolay (nik_nik) and others, I had the chance to just hang out with Chris Brogan.  He was avidly following BackNoise, watching as the other speakers were getting (mostly) dissed by attendees.  Some of the comments were pure snarkiness, others were more thought out.  It was like a train wreck...  Chris, and many others, couldn't stop watching. 

Me and NikNikHe's a really down to earth, normal (reasonably) guy.  But he is a little different... 

When he got up on stage, instead of talking with a powerpoint, he tossed up BackNoise on the big screen.  He addressed the snarkiness.  (even talked about crop dusting).  He used the crowd...  Excellently. 

Talk about transparency... 

But what was really impressive was what he had to say.  Go buy a book.  (No, that wasn't what he said, that is what I am saying...)  If you want to learn about what he was saying, buy his book.  Also, read his blog AND subscribe to his newsletter. 

Almost everyone here knows of Seth Godin.  And he is among the "must reads" for learning to market.  But... he isn't the only one...

 

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Brian Burke
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Wow that is so awesome! I wish I was there. I have been following and reading Chris for some time now and he is on the money! He's actually one of the first persons I started to follow on Twitter after I joined :). How cool that you got to meet him! ~Rita

Sep 26, 2009 10:51 PM #1
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Cindy Jones
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Snarky people.  Gosh I find them every day on Active Rain but to make better use of my time I will have to check out Chris Brogan.  Thanks for giving me something positive to do today.

Sep 27, 2009 05:59 AM #2
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Missy Caulk
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I follow Chris on Twitter and read his blog. Awesome he spoke. Would love to hear in INL.

I'll buy the book, he is awesome.

Sep 27, 2009 07:38 AM #3
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Eleanor Thorne
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Lane - this is great feedback on him, and compelling.  I will definate check him out.  I suspect handling the "snarkiness" is something that could be addressed at REBarCamps too- as there's some of that there too - excellent idea!  THANKS!

Sep 27, 2009 08:03 AM #4
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Lane Bailey
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I'm reading a bunch of the "Best Of" stuff on Chris's blog...  I'm having a serious "Oh poop" moment... I need to change SO much on my WordPress blog.  I have so many ideas...  I might just end up doing the major change I was thinking about before...  Even if I don't, there WILL be changes.  I don't have as much control here on the A|R blog, but I will likely be making sone changes here, too...

And Eleanor, Missy, Cindy and Rita - THANK you very much for the comments. 

Chris is a pretty down to earth guy.  It was fun to hang out in the lounge.  Most of you already know NikNik, Reggie and Jeff... Chris fit right in...

Sep 27, 2009 10:48 AM #5
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Thanks for the recommendation I'll check him out.

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Lane - Great blog !  I subscribe to Chris Brogan's blog and read it almost every day.  I would have loved to have been there and heard him speak as well.  Maybe I will pick up the book !

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