Feedback regarding the http://interactiveminds.com.au event on Wednesday Nov 3 2010
Interactive Minds panel yesterday
I found that the event was very professionally run and Brad Howarth had an excellent presentation however I would have preferred a more interactive event, more of a conversation than being told from the hierarchy how things work. After all, it is the entrepreneur that breaks out of the establishment not maintains it.
Who knows, the next new, new thing could come out of the audience there yesterday, and if I was to put a bet on it I would say that it was more likely to come from them than from the panel of clergy.
If the interactive web is about the community for the community then why not make the event more of a crowd sourcing event and get the collective knowledge.
The example being is that I have been to many seminars and just about every time we, the audience, are told that there will be a “question” time after. I cannot recall ever being told that there will be a “question and comments” time.
Now some might say that this is just semantics but it takes a change of language and also actions to bring the people up and to take the “clergy” down a notch or two, so that we have a community not “them and us” mentality.
Had I been encouraged to make a comment (and time permitting) I would have liked to mention a successful social network campaign that is very topical at the mo-ment. One that is so successful that will probably raise over $30 million in the next month and has now become main stream with about 65% brand recognition. Yes you may have guess it…Movember.
Recognising what is happening around us is part of being able to predict what the future holds. Failing to mention a brilliant social media campaign like that at this event is an indightment on us all and the event I think, especially on Movember 3.
Well that is what I reckon.