GABA Panel on Communication

By | 2015-09-14T09:04:30+00:00 October 8th, 2007|Blogging, Events, skmurphy|3 Comments

I will be a panelist for a GABA event on “Communications Today: Blogs, Email Etiquette and More” that will be held tomorrow night at SAP, Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto CA 94304; the event starts at 6:30 with networking–complimentary appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks will be served–and the formal program at 7:30.

Moderator: E.J.Dieterle, CEO, YES Partners (Inc.)



  • 6:30 – 7:30 pm Registration / Networking
  • 7:30 – 9:00 pm Program
  • 9:00 – 9:30 pm Networking / Reception

My focus will be on the blogging issues. I hope to address at least some of the following:

  • What are blogs? What does the word mean and where did it come from? How new is blogging?
  • What does a blog have that a basic website doesn’t?
  • What is the “blogosphere”?
  • Why do small firms blog? What advantages does it offer them?
  • What’s the easy way for a small firm to get started blogging?
  • Why do large firms blog? What advantages does it offer them?
  • What are some examples of Fortune 500 firms with blogs?
  • Are there government blogs? Are there IT blogs? How many blogs are there?
  • Why does Google index new blog posts in minutes when it can take days or weeks for them to add my new webpage?
  • Are there special search engines for blogs?
  • What does the death of print magazines like InfoWorld and the shrinkage of magazines like Computerworld and EE Times mean for corporate blogs?
  • Computerworld published “Blogger Beware: The Legal Risks of Blogging” a list of ten allegedly worrisome issues related to blogs. What’s the difference between posting on your website and posting in a blog?

I will also be handing out an article on How do Blogs and Wikis Help Me Collaborate with My Customers? we recently published.

I hope to see you there if you have questions about how to leverage a blog for your business.

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  1. Caroline Pannier (State of Bavaria) October 11, 2007 at 8:55 am

    Hi Sean,
    It was very nice to meet you last Tuesday and I enjoyed your interesting presentation.
    Do you think there is any chance I could get back to you on that topic in the future? I am actually interested in writing my diploma thesis about that subject when I am back in Germany.
    I am looking forward to your reply.
    Best wishes

  2. Sean Murphy October 11, 2007 at 9:17 am

    Caroline, sure. People typically have more of a problem getting me to quit talking about something. Drop me an e-mail with questions when it’s convenient.

  3. […] I had mentioned that I was going to be on a panel at a GABA event on “Communications Today: Blogs, Email Etiquette and More” that was held tonight at SAP on Hillview Avenue in Palo Alto. It addressed a broad theme with four speakers (Jennifer Lankheim was a no show) from fairly different backgrounds in front of an intimate audience of about 35. E. J. Dieterle, the CEO of YES Partners was the moderator and he asked a couple of “show of hands” background questions of the audience. Most folks were consultants who found perhaps 50 new e-mails a day in their inbox. I handed out a hard copy of our new article Blogs & Wikis for Better Collaboration. […]

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