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Join me @ DEMO 2010!

A lot of folk forget how synergy really works, sometimes it is often a bit serendipitous.

As part of “right place, right time, right connections” I’ll be heading to Palm Springs on Saturday night to lead up the social media and technology team for DEMO.com.

DEMO.com is a fairly niche component of the startup world: what do you get when you take 100+ entrepreneurs, a few hundred investors, a gathering of industry journalists and launch dozens of new companies to the world in two days.

It is a rush.

You have so many incredibly bright people involved in so many ways, it is an honor to be involved with working on the project and seeing some incredibly imaginative businesses launch.

Our team will be there (headed up by @TimReha and myself ) making sure all the launching companies have access to last minute expertise and get the best launch experience they can. Join in on the conversation with me via @barryhurd and @demotweets

If you happen to be attending, please make sure to introduce yourself!

Enterprise Social Media training from entrepreneurs

Mark Tamis has a good breakdown of social CRM “Your competitive advantage will be your Customer Base and their ability to advocate your company and persuade their peers to do business with you.”

I believe another core advantage will be organizations that redefine the term “employee asset” to include social assets. Every single employee or contributor to a project has the ability to support both internal and external ideas with a network of 50 to 1000 individuals. Understanding that as an organization grows in size, the multiple layers of departments and business niches creates hundreds of different customer silos internally and externally.

Within this framework we can use basic examples: employees become leaders, leaders become employees, family members become thought-catalysts, friends become survey groups. Read more