Friday, May 15, 2009
Finally got back to Social Media Coffee this morning - the atmosphere and crowd was as energising as I remember it back in December last year. I was greeted by one of the chaps offering tastings of their new Timana Colombian Coffee - delicious - prepared via plunger, it was very smooth, not at all bitter to taste. I'll be back.
I was pleased to be able to catch up with the charming and adorable Beth Etling from startup The Insight Exchange. Unlike any tradtional events company to date, Beth has joined forces with futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, strategy advisor, and bestselling author Ross Dawson and I look forward to attending their first luncheon event next week - The Power of Influence. Contact me (leave a comment) if you'd like discounted tickets to this event.
Another highlight was introducing the team from the award-winning artisan baker Brasserie Bread to coffee mornings. I recently met Brasserie Bread's CEO and Director David James and online comunity manager Mei Tan - these guys are really interested in educating and engaging with their valued customers and embracing social media as a way to do so. Just this week they have started a new blog, and joined Twitter. They have had a Facebook page for some time now - it's really encouraging to see traditional "bricks and mortar" businesses like Brasserie Bread be open to embracing these new forms of communication.
I really can't fault the service at Single Origin Roasters too - there must have been 60 people there this morning and they were hand-delivering our coffee and breakfast orders in impressive time. Well done guys.
I look forward to making more regular appearances and getting to know people at this event - every Friday from 8am.