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Shel Israel launches Twitterville in Canada

Shel
Israel is launching his new book,
Twitterville, in Canada at Third Tuesday meetups in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. Three years ago, Shel co-authored
Naked Conversations with
Robert Scoble. Naked Conversations was a must-read book in 2006. It captured the zeitgeist of the blogosphere. Now Shel Israel is back with
Twitterville, his look at
Twitter and how it is being used by people and organizations to connect, play, share, create community, organize…. You name it and we’re finding a way to do it on Twitter. Shel was the very first speaker at the inaugural Third Tuesday in 2006. So, launching Twitterville at Third Tuesday is like Shel coming home. I had a chance to read an early draft of Twitterville. It’s a great read. Packed with interesting stories of real people using Twitter today. It drove home to me that we are still in early days of understanding the implications of social media and applying the new technologies to achieve the things we want to do. And it sparked my imagination, giving me ideas about how I can use Twitter and other social media in my own business and life.
A word about admission We're asking attendees to pay a $10 admission fee to reserve a space at this month's Third Tuesday. When we introduced this fee at the June Third Tuesday Toronto and Third Tuesday Ottawa, we dramatically reduced the no-show rate. Having an accurate sense of how many people will attend helps the event venue to have just the right number of staff for our event. You can pay in advance either using the Paypal button on the registration page or, if you have joined
Zoompass, by zooming $9.50 to Joseph Thornley at (613) 866-5132. (Disclosure: Zoompass is a Thornley Fallis client.) The admission fee will be refunded to any students who present their student card at the registration desk.
Get a copy of Twitterville signed by Shel Registered Third Tuesday attendees have a chance to get a copy of the book for only $10 plus your Third Tuesday admission. Even better, Shel will sign each of these books prior to the event and include a personal message for each person who has pre-ordered the book. If you'd like to take advantage of this offer, zoom $10 to Joseph Thornley at[masked] using
Zoompass. (Write "Twitterville Toronto" in the note section.) I'll order a book for you and Shel will have it ready for you at the event with a personal message
Thank you to our sponsors We’re able to bring Shel to cities across Canada thanks to the support of our Third Tuesday sponsors:
CNW Group, our founding sponsor;
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, who are providing accommodation for Shel;
Molson Canada, whose use of social media Shel has profiled in Twitterville;
Rogers Communications, whose network provides us with both landline and mobile Internet access; and
Radian6, who provide us with the tools we need to monitor and measure social media. Thanks to each of these sponsors, Shel’s Canadian book launch will be just the first of several exciting initiatives we’re planning for the coming year.

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  • Susie F.

    I'm sure I would have enjoyed it much more if hearing the speaker was easier

    September 22, 2009

  • Michael O'Connor C.

    Terrific stories, well told amongst a fine group of people.

    September 17, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Story telling.

    September 17, 2009

  • Daniele

    See below :)

    September 16, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting examples of how others have used Twitter. I'm looking forward to reading the book!

    September 16, 2009

  • Rick S.

    Great to hear @ShelIsrael's stories about his new book Twitterville and what inspired him to write it. Great to connect with like-minded people.

    September 16, 2009

  • Kalene M.

    Shel is a wonderful storyteller and his presentation was a good blend of corporate and non-corporate use of Twitter.

    September 16, 2009

  • John J.

    The session was very informative and really enjoyed the venue. I would have liked Shel to drill down more in details beyond the stories. The stories were very engaging and could have been used as a platform to get down to more details on Twitter strategies etc. Some of the Q & As did get this information into the session.

    My other point is for the meeting to start on-time. If you promote a 6pm start, please be clear that the first hour is for networking followed by the speaker at 7pm to respect people's busy schedules

    September 16, 2009

  • Jeremy

    Pretty good, enjoyed the stories, and the cold beer.

    September 16, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Overall it was a solid presentation. Glad I bought the book.

    September 16, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought it was a great event. Good stories and good people.

    September 16, 2009

  • Ted M.

    Good storyteller. Shel made it real.

    September 15, 2009

  • Promod S.

    Shel explained how Twitter makes a difference in real life through fascinating examples. He excelled during the Q&A session, where he provided insights into diverse areas such as a business model for Twitter, where educators go wrong and an effective way to use Followers. The book signing was like a visit to Santa (without the sitting-on-knee part). Shel took the time to talk and gave a signature as a gift. The session was recorded by TVO for future broadcast.

    September 15, 2009

  • Connie C.

    I'm a longtime fan of Shel Israel's book Naked Conversations so was thrilled to hear him speak, meet him, and obtain an autographed copy of Twitterville. Thank you for making this happen everyone!

    September 15, 2009

  • Jim C.

    Shel always captivates his audience; tonight he lived up to that.

    September 15, 2009

  • Eden S.

    Shel Israel is a wonderful storyteller and really understands how Twitter is making a difference in the world. My only regret is missing his previous visit in Toronto due to a scheduling conflict.

    September 15, 2009

  • John C.

    Needed more air con. Also, the mic level was a bit low.

    September 15, 2009

  • Elizabeth Harvey (twtr: 1.

    I will be purchasing the book. The "stories of Twitter" format is appealing.

    September 15, 2009

  • Laurinda S.

    I would love to attend, but alas its my mother's birthday and she wouldn't understand... "Mom... but its Shel...."

    September 1, 2009

  • Ferg D.

    My gosh...it seems like such a long time since I frist chatted with Shel about Twitterville. We were in the early days of Twitter usage at Molson and we've come so far and learned so much. Look forward tot he conversations that will take place across the country...congrats to Shel on this great project. Cheers @MolsonFerg

    August 28, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking forward to the event, and welcome new Twitter connections http://twitter.com/lindadessau

    August 24, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am looking forward to learning more about Twitter and how i can use it for work, business and to help non-profits. Also looking to meet and re-meet interesting people!

    August 24, 2009

  • Michael C.

    Looking forward to meeting Shel IRL. Hope everyone is engaged in the #tville thread on twitter. I added six posts, jotting down reflections about twitter http://bit.ly/23EWfH hope u find them interesting.

    August 24, 2009

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