Video Blog: Gary Vaynerchuk knows influence

It’s gotten easy to sit behind a computer and communicate, but we know that in order to influence change, to motivate others, to connect with people — we have to get in front of them. I had the chance to see Gary Vaynerchuk at a book signing this morning (practically at sunrise!) where he pitched not only The Thank You Economy, but taking that next step to engage with others.

Check out the latest video blog with tips and takeaways from my experience with Gary.

It’s Wednesday. What can you do before the end of the week to engage with others? Do a video conference instead of a call (iChat or Skype will do it)? Send a 2 minute video instead of a memo?

Open Communication – Now and Forever?

(UPDATE: See this clip from CNN 6/20/09, 4 days after I wrote the following post. They now call it “the Internet Revolution.”) The Iran protests and Twitter’s hand in dramatically showing that an oppressive regime can no longer censor dissent may have changed communications forever. Ahmadinejad’s regime thought they had … Continue reading