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In celebration of the release of their first iPhone application, Dale Carnegie Training is giving away 200 hardback copies of How To Win Friends & Influence People.” This classic book has sold over 15 million copies to date, and incorporates human relations principles which have helped generations of people worldwide enjoy personal and professional success.

The books will be distributed via contests to the readers at 20 blogs – including Bubblicious. To enter, our readers simply need to follow bubblicious on Twitter, and retweet this post (see the “Tweet this” button below). Winners will be notified via DM. Here are the overall Contest Rules on the Dale Carnegie blog.

The application is a an adaptation of Dale Carnegie courses aimed to help you enhance your relationships with others, gain cooperation, and be a leader. The skills gained can be directly applied to improving public speaking, mastering workplace culture, presentation effectiveness, team member engagement, leadership development, sales effectiveness, customer service and lots more.

For more information about the Secrets of Success app, visit the iTunes store.

With the successful sales of Putting the Public Back in Public Relations, Brian Solis is at it again!

Brian will be visiting Atlanta for a brief 24 hours on February 23, 2010 and will be bringing his marketing expertise with him!

Since his newest book Engage does not hit the shelves until March 15, 2010, he will be offering a special treat to those who visit him in Atlanta on February 23, 2010.

For a limited time, you can purchase Engage and pick it up in person by purchasing a ticket at the EventBrite page and joining him at 7 p.m. EST at the 5 Seasons Brewing Westside in the upstairs Sky Bar.

There, you can pick up your book, have it signed by Brian himself and enjoy a great night of fun filled laughter and entertainment.

These copies will be coming straight from the printers and will be the first available printed set. Engage will not be available for purchase at the event. So to ensure that you get a copy of the book, you must pre-purchase your ticket by Monday, February 15!

Where: 5 Seasons Brewing Westside – upstairs Sky Bar
Time: 7 p.m. EST.
Ticket: EventBrite
Hashtag: #engageATL
Can’t make it to Atlanta? Pre-order Engage from Amazon now!

A book may not be the first thing that comes to mind when discussing innovation but as technology has progressed, the way we consume the information presented in books has made a steady evolution. From the audio book to the Kindle, technology has jumped in to make books easier to consume in a variety of formats creating a debatably richer experience.

vookNew to the market is Vook. It is the latest innovation in reading that brings together books, video and the Internet. Vooks are available on the web and to download on a mobile phone. It’s an interesting idea with the goal of supplementing books with video and social content that aren’t available in the static format.

The web-based version allow for the reader to view the text of the book in a similar format to an e-Reader. Video is incorporated on the side of the screen so you can easily view complementary material without flipping between screens or from book to computer. It also includes social media capabilities by integrating with Twitter, Facebook and other social networks. The mobile format has similar features but due to the size of the screen, readers are directed to video rather than it being incorporated in the screen. Although I have yet to try it, I imagine this is incredibly useful for cookbooks and fitness materials more so than novels.

The book selection is on the smaller side and focused on fitness and cooking texts but the site is new and I expect their library to grow. I do wonder if they will attempt to turn some of the classics into Vooks, which could be very interesting to see.

It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Shel Israel’s Twitterville as the Twitterati convened to celebrate the release of his new book, Twitterville.

I took a break from writing my next book and promoting my current book to congratulate Shel personally and also say hello to the peers, friends, and mentors who have and continue to serve as my inspiration.

Tatyana Kanzaveli organized an incredible event at the Hiller Aviation Museum in Redwood City and she deserves recognition for bringing a fantastic set of people together in an exceptional setting. Well done Tatyana!

Congratulations Shel!

I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story…


Tatyana Kanzaveli


Robert Scoble


Josh McHugh


Scott Beale, Laughing Squid


Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brewer-Hay


Lionel Menchaca


KC Chan-Herur and Jeremiah Owyang


Michael Brito, Intel


Steve Rubel


Beth Kanter, Erica O’Grady, KD Paine, Heidi Groshelle, Amita Paul


Shel Holtz


Shashi Bellamkonda, Network Solutions


Jennifer Leggio, Ken Burbary, Richard Binhammer


Kenneth Yeung


Gary Bolles


Kristie Wells and Chris Heuer (Happy 40th Birthday Chris!)

For more pictures from the event, please visit my set on Flickr.

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I’ve long promised to start shooting and publishing interviews with those whom inspire me. While this isn’t the official debut of this imminent series, it is a representation of what’s possible. In fact, once I complete the writing for the next book, I will place the video series on an accelerated path to production.

Nonetheless, Gary Vaynerchuk of WineLibraryTV has written a new book, Crush It, which will hit the market in mid October. While I was in New York recently, Gary and I met up to discuss his new book as well as “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations,” my new book with Deirdre Breakenridge.

It’s always wonderful catching up with Gary and I look forward to doing so again soon.

Gary signed a copy of my book and once his new book is released, we’ll have him sign and send a copy over so that we can create a contest of sorts to give both away to one lucky contestant.

Stay tuned…

For more on Gary, please read my post from 2008.

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