Know Somebody Who’s on the Fence About Social Media?

Of course you do. We all know people who are “still deciding” if social media is worth the time and investment. Or maybe they know it’s worth the time but they don’t know where to start.On the fence about social media?

I’m on a panel for the Social Media Club 2/16/10 in San Francisco called “Everybody’s Doing It*, So Why Don’t We?” (the *it is social media).

The idea behind this panel is to show how people are using social media in the real world. We’ll take about real use-cases and the challenges businesses face in engaging. We’ll also talk about success stories and what strategies made them successful.

Violet Blue @violetblue is a Forbes “Web Celeb”, notorious blogger (Laughing Squid) , high-profile tech personality and one of Wired’s “Faces of Innovation.” She is regarded as the foremost expert in the field of sex and technology, a sex-positive pundit in mainstream media (CNN, The Oprah Winfrey Show) and is interviewed, quoted and featured prominently by major media outlets. Violet has many award-winning, best selling books and is the sex columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. She headlines at conferences ranging from ETech, LeWeb and SXSW: Interactive, to Google Tech Talks at Google, Inc.

LaSandra Brill @LaSandraBrill is a social media enthusiast, avid blogger and marketing innovator. As Senior Manager of the Service Provider Digital and Social Media Marketing group, LaSandra Brill shapes Cisco’s marketing strategy to include a mix of social media marketing techniques leveraging Web 2.0 technologies. At Cisco she is known for building and executing the social media strategy of one of the top five product launches in company history.

Janet Fouts @jfouts is a seasoned entrepreneur, social media coach, author and speaker. She co-founded Tatu Digital Media in 1996 and has been active in online community and web strategy for over 15 years. She shares her knowledge through her blogs, the Social Media Coaching Center and her book, “Social Media Success!” is now available on Amazon.

Erin Robbins @texasgirlerin has been working in the technology industry as a communications and marketing professional for the past decade. Her work has included companies such as Cisco Systems, Adobe, Opera Software and ShareThis and has taken her around the world implementing new technologies and working with users. Erin is currently Director of Marketing and Communications for Realty World NCA, delivering technology integration to real estate professionals. She is the Social Director for the Social Media Club of San Francisco and Silicon Valley for 2010 and has contributed articles to Bay Area newspapers. Erin holds a degree in communications from North Carolina State University with additional studies in English, business and sociology. In her spare time Erin likes spending time with her bulldogs and training for various sporting events, most recently including the New York Marathon. You can contact Erin on Twitter and on Facebook.

The panel is moderated by The A-List podcaster, Jennifer Lindsay @jennifered. Please feel free to contribute by tweeting in your questions before the event to @SMCSFSV

So, send your fence-sitters to Social Media Club SFSV: Everybody’s Doing It*, So Why Don’t We? Tuesday, February 16, 2010 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. They’ll have an opportunity to mingle with some of the bay area’s top social media advocates and really see what all the fuss is about!