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Socialnomics and Real Estate

Have you asked the question, will my real estate business be around in five years?  What will it take to stay in the game?

Meet Erik Qualman: called a Digital Dale Carnegie and author of the best selling book Socialnomics. Erik describes how social media transforms the way we live and do business. He shares how survival of ALL business today needs to address social media and what it takes to survive in this volatile market. 

Erik QualmanA frequently requested International speaker, Qualman has been highlighted in numerous media outlets including: Business Week, The New York Times, WSJ, Mashable, USA Today, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, CBS Nightly News, and The Huffington Post. He has been fortunate to share the stage with Julie Andrews, Al Gore, Tony Hawk Sarah Palin, Jose Socrates (Prime Minister of Portugal), Alan Mulally (Ford CEO), Lee Scott (CEO/Chairman Walmart), and many others.

Currently Qualman is an MBA Professor at the Hult International Business School. For the past 16 years Qualman has helped grow the digital capabilities of many companies including Cadillac, EarthLink, EF Education, Yahoo, Travelzoo and AT&T. He is the founder and owner of which PC Magazine ranked as a Top 10 Social Media Blog.  He sits on the Advisory Boards of Manumatix, ShopVisible and Bazaarvoice Inc. Qualman holds a BA from Michigan State University and an MBA from The University of Texas.  He was Academic All-Big Ten in basketball at Michigan State University and still finds time to follow his beloved Spartans while living in Boston with his wife and daughter.

Qualman has recently advised/given keynotes with the following: Coach, Facebook, UGG Australia, Starbucks, M&M/Mars, Cartier, Montblanc, TEDx, Polo, UGG Australia, Nokia, Google, and more. Qualman gave the commencement address to the 2011 graduating class of McCombs Business School (University of Texas.)

Meet Erik on Cosmic Cow Pie Blogtalkradio show Friday, October 14, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. PDT.  Set a reminder here and tune into the show with the link.  Call in with questions 347-994-1903 or join us in the chat room as we discuss Socialnomics and what business needs to do to survive as the Cosmic Shift Happens™.

Qualman produced "Social Media Revolution" which is one of the most watched social media videos in the world. He has a great story about having to take down the 1st version of the video and you will hear it on the blogtalkradio show.  If you do any sharing of social media this youtube link tells the story in an easy to follow format.  Fast Company Magazine listed him as a Top 100 Digital Influencer so be sure you tune in.

Don't miss our discussion with Erik Qualman, author of Socialnomics as we talk about:

  • Digital Dale Carnegie… where did that come from?
  • What he talked about with the employees at facebook?
  • Why was he on the stage with Julie Andrews, Al Gore and Sarah Palin?
  • What are the best social media venues to be participating in as a business?
  • What is going to happen to businesses that do not get on the social media bandwagon?
  • What three things should a business be doing today to survive?

What people are saying about Erik Qualman's book:

“In Socialnomics, Qualman brilliantly prescribes that the key to social media success is doing rather than deliberating. This is a must read for anyone trying to leverage the social graph rather than be squashed by it.” – Steve Kaufer, CEO, TripAdvisor

“Erik Qualman has a very bright future.” – Angelo Pizzo, Award-winning writer and producer of Hoosiers and Rudy.

“Qualman makes a powerful case that social media has forever changed the way we live and do business. Socialnomics helps make sense of it all.” – Dr. Stuart, Levy, Professor, George Washington University

“Social Media isn’t just for the Next Generation – it’s for every generation. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a media professional, a college student or a mom, social media will shape your future. Don’t be overwhelmed by it; read Qualman’s book instead.” – Jane Wooldridge, Award-winning journalist, The Miami Herald

Talk to Erik on blogtalkradio 347-994-1903 October 14th 9:00 a.m. PDT or join us live in the chat room.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsCarra Riley & Declan Kenyon • October 09 2011 07:07PM


Interesting. I am bookmarking this so I can watch it all and review.

Thanks for the post on this one

Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) about 9 years ago

Carra this will most certainly be an interesting interview. Count me in.  This guy is a visionary.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) about 9 years ago

@David... you know I am from outside of Boulder, CO.. and I have some wonderful friends in HIghlands Ranch.. Roger and Jeri Evans... so fun to connect.. I think it will be fun to talk to him.... we only have 30 minutes because of his busy schedule but I will pack in as many questions as we can...

@Anna ~  Shoiuld be very informative... he really has his finger in a lot of pies!  Will look forward to your call or chat!  Whoo hoo!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 9 years ago
Would love to hear the interview -count me in!
Posted by Kerry Lucasse, Your Urban Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant (eXp Realty - Urban Nest Real Estate Group) about 9 years ago

Carra, whether for survival or just aggressive marketing, there are very few businesses that don't have a Facebook link or page on their advertising, etc

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 9 years ago

Kerry ~  Excited to talk with you on the show!  Should be good! 

Ed~  Cosmic Shift Happens™ that is for sure!  Have you done a google+ hangout with your clients yet?

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 9 years ago