Top Social Media Experts To Convene Unique Hands-On Educational Summit in Hawaii

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Blogging and new media experts Andy Beal and Dave Taylor announce exclusive mastermind summit event in Hawaii: The Aloha Social Media Summit.

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Finally, a solution for entrepreneurs, marketers and executives seeking the right and proven approach to launching and leveraging social networking and web 2.0 initiatives to build long-term value for their respective businesses.

The Aloha Social Media Summit, March 18-19 on the Big Island of Hawaii, offers an unprecedented opportunity for a small group of participants to explore the opportunities -- and dangers -- in new media with top experts in the industry, for less than the cost of a half-day of consulting with any of the summit's speakers and presenters.

The rules of learning have changed. The Aloha Social Media Summit is an about face to the many social media events that are a series of boring presentations from marginally qualified "experts" who drone on with PowerPoint slides projected on a wall, trying to desperately convince the audience to hire them as consultants.

As has become obvious to most savvy executives, multi-track mega events offer little to no value. Worse, without expert one-on-one advice, even experienced marketing and sales people can be led astray, causing significant damage to their corporate brand by misinterpreting the real application of the advice of these experts.

The Aloha Social Media Summit is the antithesis of these events: limited to a maximum of 28 attendees. The summit features a half-dozen expert speakers showing live examples of everything they discuss, sharing real-life experiences and best-practices, and case studies of well-known successful social media campaigns. Each presenter has committed to not using even a single PowerPoint slide during the event.

The experience will be much more of a mastermind brain-storming retreat, a radical departure from standard conferences or workshops. Every attendee is guaranteed to gain a tremendous amount of insight and practical know-how application into both cutting edge and mainstream social networking and social media campaign building and execution.

Co-hosts Andy Beal and Dave Taylor bring decades of experience in the online world as consultants, entrepreneurs, teachers and, most importantly, as professionals in the trenches with social media. They have high profile brands on LinkedIn, MySpace, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, in the blogosphere, and at professional events. Both have been involved with social media since the beginning of the industry movement.

Additional presenters include:
Hawaii's own Roxanne Darling, an expert at video podcasting and alternative media, Eric Ward, one of the top experts in the world on search engines and gaining visibility online, Andy Sernovitz, founder of the Word of Mouth Media Association and top expert on creating "buzz" online, Ronald Lewis, breaking new ground by livecasting his day-to-day life online, sharing his experiences and thoughts about using "man on the street" video coverage.

Are we claiming too much? ABSOLUTELY NOT. Each instructor is dedicated to move your business into the world of social media, or if you are already participating, to show you how to maximize your results and create a strong, powerful, and beneficial brand in the ever-changing online world. There's no higher quality event scheduled for 2008 than the Aloha Social Media Summit.

Registration is simple, but space is limited. For information visit:

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