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Journchat…in real life


j_twitter_avatar_biggerOne of the great things about Twitter and social networking tools is the ability to connect folks with common interests. Happens every day online. When I started following Sarah Evans’ Jourchat last winter, I began connecting and sharing with PR pros, bloggers and journalists from Charlotte to Chicago. And I learned a ton.

Over the past 8-9 months, I’ve met some amazing people through Journchat–folks I now consider friends like Allan Schoenberg, Matt Batt, Rachel Kay, Jen Wilbur, Kellye Crane, and of course, Sarah Evans. I even had the opportunity to guest moderate a couple of times (Thanks Sarah!). Now, I’m hoping the Journchat experience will expand in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market, when  Journchat Live comes to our fine city next Monday at Tunheim Partners.

From 6:30-10 p.m., PR pros, bloggers and journalists will gather at the Tunheim offices in Bloomington to share stories, insights and thoughts on how we can better work together and overcome the challenges–and capitalize on the opportunities–we face in our respective industries.

albertderushaThe folks at Tunheim have graciously offered to host and will provide the food and beverage. We’ll have Albert Maruggi on hand as one of our “roving reporters” asking folks for their take on the Journchat questions in more than 140 characters. And WCCO-TV reporter, and social media savant, Jason DeRusha will be in attendance as well as a number of other local journalists.

In the event you don’t bring your laptop (gasp!), we’ll throw up the tweetstream of the chat on a big screen to everyone can follow along. We also hope to connect with the six other Journchat Live locations (Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Phoenix and Toronto) so you can see what’s going on in those markets.

All in all, it should be an interesting and entertaining evening. I hope you will consider joining us. Sign up today!



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