Slides from Vistage CEO Conference last week

I enjoyed speaking at lunch at two Vistage conferences this past week, in New York and Chicago. (As background, Vistage is the world’s largest CEO membership organization based on revenue.) My two presentations were:

+ Chicago Conference: How to Accelerate Your Company with Web 2.0 Technologies

New York Conference: Seven Free, Easy Steps to Accelerate Your Business with Web 2.0 Technologies. I have also attached the New York handout below in HTML format.

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Seven Free, Easy Steps to Accelerate Your Business with Web 2.0 Technologies

  • Ch = Character
  • Co = Your firm’s Competence
  • R = Relevance of the other company
  • S = Strength
  • I = Information
  • N = Number of companies
  • D = Diversity

Value of Your Corporate Network = D * Nn=1 (Chn * Con * Rn * Sn * In)


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1) Character Review your senior executives’ profiles on $0
2) Your firm’s Competence Experiment with for project management. $0 for one project
3) Relevance of the other firm Encourage employees to join,, and other relevant online networks. $0
4) Strength Standardize internal phone calls on Encourage employees to use Instant Messaging services. (They’re already doing it, most likely.) $0
5) Information Sign up on,, or for alerts about you and your competitors’ appearances in blogs and news sites.

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6) Number of people Create standard corporate e-mail signature with strong brand reinforcement. $0
7) Diversity Use Jigsaw to identify contact information on prospects. Jigsaw: $0 w/uploaded contacts. Spoke: $50/mo.

And one more resource:

8) Learn more about Web 2.0 Read The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online $0

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