In Speaking

One of the first things that I look at when I get an invitation to speak is to look out for fellow speakers. The invitation mail mentioned the following names..

S.Narendra, Ex-Information Advisor to the Prime Minister of India
Meenu Handa, Director of Corporate Communication, Microsoft
Jayant Bhuyan, CEO, India Brand Equity Foundation
Paresh Chaudhry, Head, Corporate Communications, HLL
Dr.Ajit Pathak, National President, Public Relations Society of India
Dr.Pragnya Ram, President, Corporate Communiations, Aditya Birla Group

You can’t get bigger than that.

I could feel a curl in my stomach. My heart began to beat a notch higher.

Foretelling signs that my talk would turn out good. I’ve always done well when I’m tensed before a talk. It makes sure you put in your best preparation. Honestly, I love the challenge and am looking forward to it.

At the event taking place at Le Royal Meridien, Mumbai on August 2nd & 3rd, I’ll be conducting a half-day workshop on ‘Integrating New Media Elements into Communication Efforts’, mainly touching on how companies can use blogs, podcasts, wikis, social networking, RSS, Interactivity and virtual communities to build that all important transparency into conventional corporate communications efforts.

Over the next three weeks, I will be researching and talking with companies to understand what worked and what didn’t. There are many examples from US companies but I’m specifically looking for India examples. If you can help me with an example of how a particular company did good in PR using new media effectively, I’d love to hear. I will credit and attribute you at the event. Thanks.