[These guys are American. I've met them - via the internet.]
I'm hooked, can't turn the interview off - even though I have a list of stuff I need to do before going on holidays. They have me glued to my seat on the topic of how to do PR - how to do on-line PR. There is so much I'd like to learn because I could be better. These two are heavy hitters in USA - a place where internet experience is deep. I'd like to introduce them to Ireland.
Distracting thoughts... But I'm not really concentrating fully on them. At the same time, I have a conversation going on in my head. I'm thinking how lucky I am to have contacts. People who've inspired me. Others who've got different experience from me. People who help me stay open-minded.
I found Chris Brogan by accident. Someone mentioned his name and I got curious. I did a bit of digging, discovered Chris Brogan was really well known & successful. No one I knew face-to-face had ever mentioned him to me. But he turns out to be really generous and helpful to others. So I picked up a star.
It was @chrisbrogan who introduced me to what I'm hearing now. Third Tribe is playing. I'm listening an audio podcast of Brian Clark & Lee Odden giving instructions on what to do - if you want to get your message out to journalists. This is teaching me how to get noticed by traditional media - how to communicate my clients' messages.
Where would I be if I had to do my learning in isolation?
More inspiration: Another collection of inspiration is Twitter. A flood of tweets threaten to overwhelm me. There is so much good stuff being shared. How can anyone cope with it?
Here's my trick. I put all the stuff I think looks good - too good to be taken in quickly - too complex to be absorbed now - I put those tweets into a folder - my favourites. I now have 480 favourite tweets.
My sharing plan: I'm now going to start sharing my favourite favourites. I'm going to put up blogposts which are lists of links I value. I'm going to provide that service - here. Soon you'll find a little fund of great stuff here - you may ever find exactly what you're looking for.
But better that any links you might get from me - you might contact people directly and discover there are many Chris Brogans out there - meaning there are others who are also fabulous at sharing their world with you.