Monday, May 24, 2010

Coming June 4 - Governor's Entrepreneurial Business Conference

UPDATE: Early Bird Registration Extended!
You can still register for this event for only $35! (Early Bird Registration ends Friday, May 28 - you do not want to miss this opportunity!

CLICK HERE to Register NOW!

Last June's Entrepreneurial Business Conference at the Chase Center on the Riverfront was a day packed with information, resources, and networking. All indications are that this year's conference will be even better!

Before we go too far, let me just take care of this right now - here's the details:
WHAT: Governor's Entrepreneurial Business Conference
WHEN: Friday, June 4 - 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
WHERE: Chase Center at the Wilmington Riverfront
COST: $35 Early Bird Special until 5/28 - then $50
RSVP: Click Here to register

Here's what to expect that day:

1. Networking
2. Insights from Wilmington Mayor James Baker, Delaware Economic Development Office Director Alan Levin, UD President Patrick Harker, U.S. Asst. Secretary of Commerce and Economic Development John Fernandez, Governor Jack Markell, and more!
3. A Panel Discussion on the Entrepreneurs' Tool Box
4. One of the most exciting presentations yet on Social Media and business applications from some of the most dynamic, insightful speakers in and around the state of Delaware - each speaker will have 4 minutes to deliver their presentation in a comprehensive, entertaining fashion, you'll hear from:
  • Whitney Hoffman - Social Media 101 - let's get this party started!
  • John McKown - Getting Started Action Plan - complete with cheat sheets
  • Lee Mikles - how to join the social media party and not be “that guy”
  • Maya Paveza - Why and how you should be there - discussing business strategy
  • Jayla Boire - Content is still King - providing great content for your strategy
  • Phil Woods - Measuring your social media campaign effectiveness
  • Brenda Cheeseman - social media as the new chamber of commerce
  • Jeff Zarge - Getting your company into Social Media when the boss doesn't want to
  • Laurie Bick - the job connection in social media 
  • Major Highfield - Mobile Tactics
  • Gigi Peterkin - corporate responsibility and regulatory issues
  • Laurie Gelb - Be DelAWARE for Fun & Profit
  • Rodney Jordan - We're building a community here
If you want to see why I'm really fond of this event, just click here.

Seriously folks, you do not want to miss this event - sign up here and come on out to the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington to network, learn, and engage at a whole new level!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Exclusive Report: Whitney Hoffman's Secret Power Source Revealed

Photographic evidence of performance enhancement supplies, speculation of sharing powers with others

Whitney Hoffman: Podcaster, Attorney, Speaker, Teacher, Leader, co-creator of PodCamp - Superhero?
The Delaware Social Media Initiative News Network has obtained evidence that one of the most influential movers and shakers in the area may be using performance enhancing materials - and, interviews indicate she may even be sharing those materials with others.

Who is Whitney Hoffman? 

Whitney Hoffman "has been involved in New Media and Social Media for the past four years, both as a content producer and as the organizer of Digital Media unconferences. She has organized Podcamp conferences in Philadelphia, New York and Boston. She recently organized the Web2Open sessions at the Web 2.0 Expo, in association with O'Reilly Publishing and TechWeb. She is CEO of Hoffman Digital Media, a digital media consulting firm that produces podcasts for clients, including the LD Podcast, an internet radio show about learning and learning disabilities and OB-GYN To Go, a podcast focusing on resident and physician education. Her personal blog, discussing finance, business, social media and more can be found at Whitney co-authored Public Assembly Facility Law with Turner D. Madden for the International Association of Assembly Managers and presented at their annual conference."

NOTE: the preceding paragraph was shamelessly stolen from Technorati - click here to read more, including a comprehensive interview with Whitney Hoffman - which does NOT include any references to her stash of super power materials. 

Recently obtained photos from Whitney Hoffman's garage show a combination of supplies that - for many - help explain how she is able to accomplish so much. these photos show containers of:
  • Antimatter
  • Mind Control
  • Justice
  • Intuition
  • Omnipotence
  • Gravity
  • Intelligence
  • Immortality
  • Matter
  • Invisibility
  • Chaos 
  • Black Hole
It appears most of these supplies were purchased from the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company.

Chris Brogan - a self-described friend, legal client, and co-conspirator with Hoffman, was dismissive of any speculation of wrong-doing by Hoffman.

"Whitney's doing some truly incredible work, she's not doing anything illegal - we don't even know if she's using any of these supplies or if she's just keeping them in her garage for a friend," said Brogan. When asked if he had ever used any of these materials, Brogan simply said, "No Comment" and disappeared from sight.

Public Officials see no reason for alarm 

"Whitney Hoffman seems to be providing great insights and assistance to many, many people throughout Delaware and the region," said U.S. Congressman Michael N. Castle. "I don't see a problem, none of these substances are restricted by state or federal code."

Governor Jack A. Markell agrees.

"At least she is putting her powers to use for the public good," Gov. Markell said. 

Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.'s Delaware home is located less than 10 miles from Whitney Hoffman's stash of materials. The Vice President could not be reached for this story, but sources say he has been overheard to say that if Hoffman is using these items, then "it's not a big f***ing deal."

Observations from Others

Maya Paveza was open to listing Hoffman's accomplishments but remained silent when asked if she had ever tried any of the materials herself.

"Look, Whitney is producing podcasts, teaching people about social media, organizing events, and making a ton of things happen in this area," said Paveza. "If she happens to use a mixture of extra Intelligence, Mind Control, and a pinch of Chaos to help make some of this... um, I mean, hypothetically if she were mixing some of those things... oh, screw it - good things are happening, no one is getting hurt - leave Whitney alone or I might have to break out some of the supplies in my garage."

Training an Army? 

From PodCamp Philly to AGS University to the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce to Community Matters Networking Group to the Tech Forum of Delaware and the Delaware BioScience Association to Network Delaware's Social Media Train - Whitney Hoffman has led seminars, spoken on panels, and influenced hundreds, if not thousands, of people.

The question is - is she using her supply of Mind Control in these training sessions?

"Whitney Hoffman provides our customers and friends with great insight and practical tips to help their businesses," said Charlie Copeland, President of AGS. Copeland went on to deny knowing anything about Hoffman using any extra substances before teaching at AGS University.

Investigation Continues 

Now that the world is aware of the stash of Super Power Supplies in Whitney Hoffman's home, the Delaware Social Media Initiative News Service is going to keep it's eyes and ears open for any evidence of the use of these supplies - not only by Hoffman, but also by her devoted circle of friends and supporters. 

Anyone witnessing acts of time travel, invisibility, extra gravity, or any other unexplained phenomena should contact the news service immediately.