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Beauty: The Southern Living Showcase Home

I believe Social Media Club in Nashville is one of the most worthwhile things I choose to participate in.  Georgia Cross and Leah Mackey have done a great job with speakers and programs that help the social marketing professional and of course the networking is the best part. I always learn something new or meet someone I can learn from.

One such meeting was completely different.  It was held at The Southern Living Showcase Home at 913 Dorset Drive, Brentwood. Nancy McNulty publicist for the Nashville Southern Living Showcase Home and #smcnash member invited the social media club for a pre-tour opening.

One of Nashville’s top homebuilders, Castle Homes, has partnered with over a dozen of the area’s top interior designers and decorative artisans to create a French Country style, 4,926 sq ft. home with the latest design trends, green energy and technology with LP Building Products as the presenting sponsor.

Now not too many people may be in the market for a $1.2 million dollar home but most of us are looking for million dollar ideas and this home was filled with them.

From the elegant entrance I expected a stuffy “Brentwood Box” interior, boy was I wrong.  The home was definitely created with livability and entertaining in mind.  From the open floor plan that begged for a party to the covered porch with gas fireplace and HDTV that could be opened to the outside., designer Kristen Finney did a great job.  I especially loved the open layout to the kitchen with large “Calcutta Gold” marble work surfaces and the Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer towers.

Each room is different but gives a sense of the whole.  Artwork by York & Friends Fine Art Gallery, www.ronyorkart.com,  lined the walls giving color and vibrancy to a neutral palette  At first all I could think of was dirty little finger prints until I realized all the furnishings and fabrics were made for rough and tumble family play.

One of my favorite things is the ability to control the home from an iPad. Off the foyer you will find the latest in InfinityEdge wall touchscreen system technology which can be run via an iPad – download the app. and go! (ACE Technologies of Brentwood/www.acealarms.com, 615-370-1600)

In the market for a new home or not, get out to the show!  You will not only get some great design ideas but you will be benefiting The Ronald McDonald House charities. Be sure you check-in on Facebook or Foursquare and Book From Birth Middle Tennessee will donate a book to Ronald McDonald House Nashville.  The home is open daily from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. until Nov. 6.

For more information: http://www.castlehomes.com.



I stalked Chris Brogan:)

T-shirtThis is an image off of a t-shirt my husband John bought me as a joke from Despair.com. I thought it was pretty funny.  It captures  brilliantly the three behavioral disorders propelling the continued phenomenal growth of today’s most widely-trafficked social media sites. And the personality dysfunctional forces of Narcissism, ADHD, and Stalking  that reside today’s in the fast growing area of social media.

As a social media practitioner I freely admitted to the ADHD, (not a bad trait for a multi-tasker). Narcisissim not so much, but I must admit I do like it when my posts are re-tweeted. ( I call it being informative.) But I didn’t get the Stalking category.

I do Now. I am a big fan of Chris Brogan and read his blog eagerly every morning as I drink  my coffee. When I heard that his book “Trust Agents” needed a launch push and he offered to be a speaker for anyone willing to buy 200 books. I jumped at the chance.  I pulled out my credit card and bam, I had 200 books.

Then the shock set in. How was I going to move 200 books? Well the Nashville tech community came to the rescue.  Lynn Bennett at Stage Post Studios offered to host the event. Social Media Club of Nashville (who JTMarCom is donating some of the proceeds to) has helped promote the event with Jessica Murray and Georgia Cross of SMCNash helping any way they can. And most of all, Chris Brogan and his great mother Diane Brogan have helped pull this all together.

Below is our press release: Three days and counting. I am nervous and excited. We could not have done this without many fine people involved.

It’s not too late to sign up HERE for the live portion of the event and if you live elsewhere please tune in HERE to the  Free Video Web Cast provided by Author’s Way.


In their new New York Times best-selling book, “Trust Agents” co-authors Chris Brogan and Julien Smith make the case that the Internet has made it easier than ever to reach your customers.  It’s less likely, however, that they’ll listen.  Today, the most valuable online currency isn’t the dollar, but trust itself.

In the video streaming webinar, Brogan will discuss how social networks and personal connections have far more influence on consumers than a company’s marketing messages ever well –unless your business knows how to harness them.  He will provide valuable insights on how to tap into the power of these networks to build your brand’s influence, reputation, and profits.

Brogan contends that trust agents aren’t necessarily marketers or salespeople; they’re digitally savvy people who use the Web to humanize businesses using transparency, honesty, and genuine relationships.  As a result, they wield enough online influence to build up or bring down a business’s reputation.

During the first two hours of the webinar (10 a.m. to 12 noon EST), Brogan will discuss how to build profitable relationships with trust agents and his six basic principles for becoming a trust agent yourself.

During the final hour of the webinar (12 noon to 1 p.m. EST), audience members will have the opportunity to pose questions to Brogan  via phone, Twitter and email.  He will respond to as many questions time permitting and will sign books for these individuals.  Brogan’s book and a DVD of the webinar will also be available for purchase to all audience members through Authorsway.com.


Nashville Technology Council Awards

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Save Our Shakespeare

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