Coming May 14th, #WGBIZ Chat with Shannon Mouton (@shannonrenee)

by Guest Contributor on April 19, 2012

The Women Grow Business community is pleased to be once again having a contributor lead our monthly chat series at the guest expert.

On May 14th, at noon Eastern, we will be welcoming Shannon Mouton, Director of Marketing and Digital Media for McKinney & Associates. She’s also been the lead at Topaz Consulting since it was founded, and a regular contributor to Women Grow Business for years.  She also serves on the board of directors for the In Series and has been a regular volunteer at Calvary Women’s Services.

Shannon will be joining us to discuss some of her controversial but quite logical views on branding. Specifically this time around the focus will be around what she calls “The Myth of the Personal Brand“. It’s sure to inspire a lively debate – all sides will be heard following our interview with her, and I’ll definitely be playing devil’s advocate from time to time. So please feel welcome to join us regardless of where you stand on the issue.

With this installment of the Women Grow Business chat with Women in Business, we’re bringing back our calendaring features so you can either save the date or sign up to be reminded of the event. More about that in a few – first let’s learn more about Shannon for those of you who may not be familiar with her.

More About Shannon Mouton

The first few times I encountered Shannon at various Washington DC tech community networking events, she was so busy helping me get connected to other people that I missed the opportunity to find out what she did professionally.

Pretty soon I caught on to the fact that Shannon was one of those people who doesn’t need to talk about what she does – by the time you figure it out, she’s already shown you in action. Whether it’s a product, service, person or event, Shannon is skilled at marketing in a way that feels like assistance rather than advertising.

You’ll also see her expertise and advice sought by other professionals across the web. She was recently featured in articles on the American Express resource OPEN Forum, The Examiner, and Social Media Haven just to name a few. You can hear an interview with her about goal setting on Blog Talk Radio as well.

Personally though, my favorite thing about her is how authentic she is in her presentation. Whether in a casual conversation or professional advice, you can always count on her getting to the heart of the matter with a minimum of spin. Though she may find a gentle way to tell you a hard truth, you know you’ll get s clear expression of what the reality of a situation is.

And it’s that directness that will make this Twitter chat both enlightening and entertaining.

How do you follow The #WgBiz Twitter chats?

  1. Log into TwitterTweetchatTweetgridTweetdeck, or any other Twitter tool that lets you isolate a hashtag.
  2. Follow our Twitter hashtag #wgbiz. (In Twitter you can use the search at the top of the screen, in Tweetchat or Tweetgrid, once you’re logged in, you’ll see an area for you to enter the hashtag at the top of the screen. In Tweetdeck, you can create a column that searches for that hashtag)
  3. Arrive as early as 11:45 a.m. to introduce yourself, send us a link to your site, and share your latest project, as well as to meet the other chatters.
  4. Make sure you’re following the host, in this case me (@wbgiz is the official channel,@Tinu is my personal handle), and featured guest(s) if any, this time around, Shannon Mouton @shannonrenee). This way, you can easily follow the conversation, send questions during the chat, or follow up  later.
  5. Have fun! :) Our twitter chats are meant to be educational, sure, but also lighter fare than a teleconference or webinar.

Save the Date or Sign Up for Reminders

Our monthly chats are always the second Monday of the month, but we realize this is an awkward day of the month to remember. So we’re bringing back our reminder tools.

Here’s a link to the Facebook event if you’d simply like to save the date. You can sign up via Plancast if you’d like to be reminded via Twitter private message (or email if you don’t have Twitter) as the date gets closer. And of course, there’s the Google calendar button below, which you can use to set your own reminders.

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