Social Mediators 3 – Privacy and Personal Brand

In this week’s Social Mediators, Joe Thornley, Terry Fallis and I discuss our take-aways from two recent social media events in Toronto.

I was impressed by presentations given by Brad Buset, Miranda McCurlie and Dave Bradfield at PodCamp Toronto 2010 in late February, highlighting privacy and the impact of what we share online. My take: “Be careful, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t be out there.”

Terry, Joe and I all participated as student mentors at the recent Personal Brand Camp 2. Each of us has a slightly different take on the term (I preferred to take some of the scariness out of the term by asking to people to think in terms of the reputation they would like to have); in the second half of this week’s episode we discuss our take-aways from the event and some of the advice we gave to students.

What advice would you offer to students starting to think about how to build their own reputation?

Dave Fleet
EVP Digital at Edelman. Husband and dad of two. Cycling nut; bookworm; videogamer; Britnadian. Opinions are mine, not my employer's.