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Speaking at Blog World Expo 2008

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m one of many featured speakers at Blog World Expo 2008 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. I’ll actually be on two panels this year, one as a speaker and the other as a moderator. Both panels are focused on (you guessed right) corporate blogging.


Here are the two panels (starting with the panel I’m moderating):

1. 7 Habits of Highly effective Business Bloggers:

Bleeding Edge Track, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008. U202, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Given that a large percentage of participants at Blog World represent the business blogging community, I’m really psyched about this panel that I’m moderating. Especially, since I was able to bring on board some of my favorite fellow corporate bloggers.


Nicki Dugan, Yahoo!
Lionel Menchaca, Dell
Carolyn Abram, Facebook
Thomas Hoehn, Kodak

Interestingly, all of us on the panel are behind 1/3rd of the Top 15 Corporate Blogs on the planet (rankings per Technorati). Stay tuned for more details.

2. Corporate Blogging Myths and Reality:

Executive Track, Friday, Sept. 19, 2008. 222. 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM.

This was the panel that Debbie Weil (my good friend, author of the “Corporate Blogging Book“) was to moderate. But she’s handed over the moderating duties in the expert hands of Chris Baggot. My fellow panelist is Paula Berg, Southwest Airlines.

If you’ve specific questions you’d like addressed in either panels, leave a comment or email me

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7 Responses

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  2. Karthick says:

    Hey Mario,
    I got some questions I always wanted to ask.

    — What are the hardest things when one starts corporate blogging in your experience?

    –What are the must knows in corporate blogging?

    –How “free” in expressions can we get?

    –What is usually well perceived in the community, funny/non industry specific posts such as 37Signals, or the more focused industry specific like Dell or Southwest for example?


  3. Morning, Mario! Look forward to seeing you in Vegas!

    Paula Berg
    Southwest Airlines


  4. Mario Sundar says:

    Thanks, @Karthick!
    I’m sure those questions will be answered at the panel discussion.

    Look forward to our discussion.


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