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Reverse Merger 2009 Presentation – Now Live!

Posted by AGORACOM at 10:44 AM on Friday, June 26th, 2009


AGORACOM was once again a proud sponsor of the Reverse Merger Conference held this year at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, June 11 & 12. I presented the Web / Online Investor Relations Speaker Workshop called, ““Using Web 2.0 To Conduct Investor Relations and Gather Intelligence through Blogs, Twitter, iGoogle and RSS Feeds…But What Are They?”

The workshop was the initial step in teaching bankers, fund managers and public companies about the advantages of  incorporating social media into their intelligence gathering to cut through clutter, get the information they need and connect with the smartest people on the planet.

Despite the fact it was the last presentation before lunch, the room was pretty full and – more importantly – alive with audience participation.  In order to avoid the “he’s the internet guy and I could never do what he does” syndrome,  I brought industry stalwart and early Web 2.0 adopter David Feldman of the Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog.  David discussed his overwhelmingly positive blogging experience, which opened up the floor to some great questions from the audience.

I am happy to announce the presentation (audio and power point slides) has now been webcast for everyone to listen to and benefit from.  If you couldn’t make it to Las Vegas, or were at the Conference but need a refresher, here it is.  For your convenience, I have broken it down into 2 parts:

  • My presentation
  • The Q&A with David Feldman

You can watch the presentations below and then ask any questions by posting them to the comments section.  I hope you find the presentation and Q&A as valuable as the audience members at the Reverse Mergers Conference.

As promised, I will follow this up with 5-minute presentations on how to use Twitter, iGoogle and Blogging.  Look for them to begin in a few days.




If you enjoyed these presentations and want to watch other keynote presentations I have made at DealFlow Media Conferences in the past 3 years, please have a look at the following:

PIPEs Conference 2008 – Best IR Practices During Market Turmoil

PIPEs Conference 2007 – How To Use The Web To Find New Investors And Turn Them Into An IR Machine

PIPEs Conference 2006 – E-Mail Is Dead. How To Conduct Great IR In A Web 2.0 World


6 Responses to “Reverse Merger 2009 Presentation – Now Live!”

  1. I’ve worked in Radio in the past and unfortunately one thing my former employers jumped on too late was the web. Which is funny because the writing was on the wall back then (2001-2002) and now in 2009 it’s a reality (read: It’s finally come where the web is the #1 source of information. The medium changed but I am interested in seeing how the message changes along with.

  2. JC says:

    You’re right leo Polenta that’s why it’s important for guys like George to bring this message to the masses.

  3. Eric says:

    Great presentation.
    Increasing convergence of internet applications excelerates the speed in which we use and view content on the internet; its only going to get better.

  4. Assyrian says:

    Considering the amount of money capital bankers, fund managers and public companies deal with it would be foolish for them not to take advantage of social media phenomenon. Frankly, I am surprised that have not already accepted the realities of todays world. The internet is very important for commerce and will one day be the most important for doing business.

  5. Paul says:

    I was at the show and had a chance to catch your presentation. I was a little apprehensive about signing up for twitter at first, but after hearing you describe the power of twitter and the relative ease of signing up, i’m now proud to say i’ve made my first tweet! Thanks George!

  6. leo polenta says:

    Great presentation George. The power of social media and web 2.0 is so vast it’s a shame that most people in high places never utilize it or even worse never even hear of it.