In my previous post, Welcome to the Google Plus Party I promised to give my thoughts on Google+ for event professionals.
The official introduction was June 28, 2011. I’ve spent the past few days immersed in Google+ creating circles, having conversations, and considering what role the site will play for my projects. My first impressions are pretty positive, and I can clearly see the potential for Google+ for savvy event professionals.
The basic elements of Google + are:
As a conference organizer, It was easy to visualize using the Google+ to connect and communicate with attendees, sponsors, and speakers. Here is an example of how I plan to use it for speaker selection for Social Media Tulsa Conference.
1. Create a circle of desired speakers (Speaker wish list)
2. Once speakers/panelists are selected, create a new circle
3. Create a hangout with speakers/panelists. (Pre-Conference)
4. Huddle up on-site with speakers
5. Spark common interests, post-conference stories, and stay connected.
This is just one example. Replace speaker with sponsor, vendor, attendees, and you get the picture. (I like pictures)
The last time I was this excited about a Google product was Google Wave (R.I.P), so I am cautiously optimistic.
Continue to watch my Storify collection of the latest Google+ news. http://storify.com/partyaficionado/google-plus
Have more ideas on how to use Google+? Feel free to comment below, and connect with me on Google+ http://bit.ly/CherylLawsonGooglePlus