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A Communications Consultant Who Always Asks “Why Not?”

In true social media fashion, here’s a little more about me in 140 character snippets: My inspiration for Enterprise 2.0 occurred when I first started using the Intelligence Community’s internal wiki, Intellipedia I was one of the first community managers for Booz Allen’s implementation of hello.bah.com, a behind-the-firewall Enterprise 2.0 platform It’s not about the technology, but what the technology enables Telling me that I can’t do something without explaining why not is a sure-fire way to get me to try to do it anyway I don’t maintain personal and professional personas – I’m Steve Radick whether you meet me at a meeting or at a bar I never cared for the seemingly arbitrary way power was distributed on an org chart – I think that’s one reason I like Enterprise 2.0 Transparency behind the firewall has allowed me to sidestep many of the political in-fighting that occurs when starting something new If I’m a successful social media consultant, there will be no need for me in a few years because it will just be something people do Successful social media initiatives are driven by the person, not the position I enjoy sitting down and talking with people just to get new ideas, not because I’m making a sale or because I have to Chris Brogan and Gary Vaynerchuk have been the inspiration behind much of my presentation and writing style I only cry at sports movies – you try to watch Rudy or Field of Dreams without tearing up!

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Make It Work: One Key to Enterprise 2.0 Adoption

But for now, I have to wonder how much a community manager can impact change...Community managers can’t make people want what people do not want

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Why Don't People Like Me?

Just because you’re the boss/team lead/project manager doesn’t mean people have automatically subscribed to everything you do and are waiting with bated breath for your next post

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Enterprise 2.0 Failure: My Story

” And right away, we got push back: “I’m not a project manager, I’m a marketing manager.” Or“Yeah, I know my job title is business analyst, but I’m more of a data manager in practice

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Content is King!

Some popular push techniques available for use include RSS feeds, digest emails, and community manager crafted newsletters

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Are we all politicians? – managing the Community

One of the factors that we need to integrate into any type of social media that is to provide business value and interest inside of an organization is a carefully chosen group of community managers and gardeners, but probably also some easy to use and effective social voting

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What Kind of Online Community Do You Have Behind Your Firewall?

Unfortunately, as many have already discovered and many more will continue to discover, successful communities are dependent on many variables, from the accessibility, speed, and reliability of the technology to your community managers

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