On the road…

London - Thames and London EyeThe last few months have been spent in the office, with a break for a wonderful holiday in Italy that taught me many things! A new Milestone Planner release is imminent, and SocialOptic’s survey tool has gone through some massive growth, so it is time to get back out on the road. The next few weeks are a bit like that cartoon book, just change the catch phrase to “Where’s Benjamin?”

Today I am chairing a session on building communities at the SMiLE (Social media in large enterprises) event in London, where Social Media Week London is in full swing.

Next week, on Thursday 2nd October I have the pleasure of delivering the keynote address at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations event “Changing behaviour for better business” in London, for CIPR Inside.

The week after I’ll be speaking at Internet & Mobile World 2014 in Bucharest and meeting Romanian business leaders. Finally, on the 1st of November I’m heading to The Brewery, for the annual New Media Centre Of Excellence awards and event with Premier Media and CODEC, where I’ll be leading a discussion about the challenges of privacy for individuals and governments in today’s digital world.

I know that public speaking is meant to be one of the top 3 fears, but I genuinely enjoy it – I learn in the process, meet new people, and discover useful things. If you are at or near any of the events,  then do say hello (either in person or via Twitter – @BenjaminEllis), and if you  have an event, well, you know what to do…


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