When I’m not helping people with their social media and business development strategy, I write things, do speaking engagements and produce live blogs of events. Here are links to some of this material which has been published in the mainstream media or on other websites. Links to relevant information, slide decks, are also included.
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I haven’t updated this page for some time, due to the growing amount of consulting work I’m doing. However you can see below details of some of the events I’ve participated in and spoken at between 2009 and 2012.
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Past Events and Resources
RICS Suffolk on 11 September 2012 I gave a talk to RICS members in Suffolk, exploring what social media is, why it differs from other aspects of the internet and how it is being used by construction professionals today to generate business, form collaborative teams and aid research and interactive learning. You can read about the talk, view the slides and download a handout here.
Green Build Expo 2012 on 9 May I spoke at GreenBuild Expo in Manchester, as part of the Be2Camp event all afternoon. Hosted by Martin Brown and Paul Wilkinson, this be2camp session launched the Be2 Social Media Framework for GreenDeal as well as showcasing social media applications and uses for a sustainable built environment.
I gave a talk about “the ArchitectMap – The Story So Far” – click the link to read the blog post and see the slides.
Institute for Architectural Ironmongers On 24 April I gave my presentation ‘Talking to Architects’ to the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers South East branch in a packed pub basement under Holborn Viaduct. There were ove 60 people there and I ran out of business cards!
Forum for the Built Environment In April I was speaker at the FBE East Anglia branch breakfast meeting in Great Tey, and in May at their Kent Branch in Maidstone. You can now read about my presentation and see the slides here.
Linkedin Workshops The first half day Linkedin workshops for construction professionals was held on 22 March 2012. We are now on our second season. Read more about them here.
Ecobuild 2012 – I attended Ecobuild on behalf of the RIBA on 21 March. The RIBA Village was so well attended that there was standing room only in the bitesize theatre, and the coffee machines broke down! Read my post about the event here and check out the technical detail on Stephen Hamil’s blog. Over 34,000 twitter users saw our discussions about the RIBA village. You can see the interactions on the #RIBAvillage hashtag here (click a node to see more).
Communicating with Architects – In March I gave an interview with Competitive Advantage about their recently published Construction Media Index research. Read the article here.
The Foundation Works – Norwich I gave the keynote at the Foundation Works Norwich meeting at the Forum. 27 February 2012
Council for Aluminium in Building – Bradford I spoke on Talking to Architects and Specification at the CAB Regional Members’ Meeting & Mini-Conference at Hollins Hall, Bradford. There was live tweeting with the #CABEvent Hashtag – see the interactions here. 23 February 2012
Gate Safe Summit – RIBA, LondonI was asked to Live Blog the #GateSafe Summit by Jacksons Fencing. play back the live blog here.
8 February 2012
The Foundation Works Colchester I gave keynote to this first Colchseeter meeting of the construction network run by Daniel Connal Partnership in the auditorium of the Firstsite Gallery. Read a blog post about the event here and visit the Foundation Works website.
23 January 2012
ICE (Institute of Civil Engineers) Mini Presentations Evening aka Petchakutcha at Anglia Ruskin University. Find out more here or view the presentations here.
12 Jan 2012
RSAW (Royal Society of Architects in Wales) 2011 Autumn Conference in Cardiff. The theme was ‘Practice makes Perfect’ and speakers included Christine Murray of the AJ, Fran Balaam/Michael Corr (Pie Architecture), Phil Coffey (Coffey Architects) and Young Architect of the Year David Kohn. Lorna Parsons ran a Social Media workshop. You can see my slides and read about the event here.
Association of Interior Specialists(AIS) Conference in Brighton. At this event I gave some examples of using social tools for success to an interactive session on social media which was a double act with Chris Ashworth of Competitive Advantage.
22 November 2011
Kalzip TeamKal Annual Conference in Chester. TeamKal is the installer network for Kalzip standing seam metal building envelope systems, and each year they hold a conference and award the best Kalzip projects for the previous year. This year the theme was ‘Managing Diversity in Construction’ and I told the story of how I began to use social media for Barefoot & Gilles, some of our adventures along the way, what I’ve learned and how construction companies might be able to manage the changes required to take advantage of the opportunity online tools offer.
17 November 2011
You can see some conference attendees feedback here.
Workplace TrendsConference 2011: Property is a People Business: Live Blog here– see the post about it with links here. A fascinating and very funny debate between Paul Morell and Paul Finch plus talks on the psychology, sociology and science of workplace design, case studies, a cartoonist, a poet and a song.
RIBA Housing: Creating Designs for Life – I live blogged the conference in Robinson College Cambridge on 13 October. Archive of the live blog here.
Chartered Institute of Marketing Construction Industry Group (CIMCIG)
Talking to Architects: The Changing Face of Specification and Selection
Slides and White Paper
22nd September 2011
Why Your Practice Needs to Join the Online Social Club (an article about setting up a Social Media Strategy)
12 August 2011
The Architects Journal
AJ launches search for the most influential architect on Twitter: #AJtCn100 and
AJ reveals the top 100 architects on Twitter
9 and 29 June 2011
RIBA Insight Monthly Briefing April 2011
Marketing to architects – an alternative strategy to ‘the push‘
Just Practising awarded ‘Best AEC Social Media Blog’ at the inaugural Be2Awards
WAN (World Architecture News) August 2010: How to Pay Your Staff (and Yourself) Well
Fresh Business Thinking August 2010: Twitter is a Serious Business Tool
Be2camp East – Web 2.0 and Property June 2010: Why People are Sharing Stuff Online
RIBA Journal May 2010:Tweet To Woo
Be2camp East – Web 2.0 and Property April 2010: Getting Started using Linkedin Properly
Emap Construction Marketing Conference February 2010:
Workshop – To Tweet or not To Tweet? For Construction Professionals – 4431 views on Slideshare
RIBA Practice Stakeholders Forum October 2009:
Why take your Network Online?