Social Media Ethical Greatness – Part II & Social Media 201 Event Planning!
MIKE WHITMORE: Absolutely, Billy this is amazing, because in our mastermind group where this whole idea for 201 generated, the positive energy is infectious. A lot of that comes from Darren, our leader, on those calls, it’s just infectious. One of the challenges in the business that we are in, we don’t tend to push one product or one idea. We look at the breath, what’s available on the new web? And every time I’m on the phone with you guys, on a master mind call, particularly with Darren, he’s just pulling out these great tools he’s used and coming up with these great ideas. Software I’ve never heard of before and capturing all this great information to trying new things. Darren, I can’t tell you how many new software packages I’ve heard of. Or from Dr. Rudy Susinger, who is going to be at the conference, about his pay-per-click and so forth. We try to look at the problem and say what’s the best solution from the new web that we can apply to this? That’s what makes us different, that’s what makes Rigillo different as well.
DARREN WILLIGER: You got me excited because I just thought about something that none of us have probably thought about. Technically we all could be competitors. But we don’t ever look at it like that.
MIKE WHITMORE: Yes.
DARREN WILIGER: We instead look; how we make everyone else better because I love when I take a fresh idea and say, “Hey. Hate group” here’s this cool idea I came up with and run with it, and people will come back and say, “I tried it, but I did this step and I had this result,” and that’s what it’s all about. I really feel and I know we had this discussion I don’t want to digress down this like beginning next chapter. But we really are we’re like 1% with this whole new communication that we have embraced.
MIKE WHITMORE: Yes.
DARREN WILLIGER: There is a big giant sandbox for everybody to benefit, it’s this new, almost like we open up a whole new planet with this dimension of new media. It takes you into the home, it gives you a sense of reality and you can’t rewind it.
MIKE WHITMORE: Yes. Well, looking even this ooVoo conference that we are doing on the phone right now. Sorry we lost Billy again, but this is technology that we have sitting at home. We’re in the office space, you know, you can pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for this. I know I sold this Cisco stuff before. And here we have this opportunity to connect and broadcast our message with simple laptops on both ends, pretty amazing.
DARREN WILLIGER: I remember flying to England for one of my international conferences’s to talk about, I kid you not, kid you not Mike, the benefits of video conferencing.
MIKE WHITMORE: (Laughter)
DARREN WILLIGER: My first international trip was to England to talk about the benefits of video conferencing. Nobody got the irony of it; I stood up there and said, “Guys I’m sure you are going to see the irony of me standing eight hours on a plane and a few grand to get here.” Nobody really got it; they dented the time didn’t really see the value. But now I have clients who actually interact the majority of their business over video conferencing.
DARREN WITHMORE: Which will through Polycom, through Cisco, through everything, we’re using free services. We have the ooVoo, we have Tiny Chat, and we have U-Stream. As you mentioned, right now these services is free, available to consumers and business and the quality is phenomenal.