Conversation with Juliette Powell – Sydney, 27 May


Fantastic news! Juliette Powell, author of the freshly launched book on social networking 33 Million People in the Room, founder of The Gathering Think Tank, and leading broadcaster and media entrepreneur, is coming to Sydney for the first time next week.

To take advantage of this there’ll be an informal gathering:

‘Conversation with Juliette Powell’

27 May, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Bar 77 (Mezzanine), Grace Hotel

77 York Street, Sydney

Juliette will share some thoughts on her book and where social networking is heading and then it will open out to conversation.

Juliette is particularly interested in learning about the implications of the National Broadband Network for her next book.

Everyone is welcome – just turn up.

Feel free to let other know. Event hashtag is #jpsyd

Juliette will be available for media interviews while she’s in town

Juliette Powell and 33 Million People in the Room

Check out the website for Juliette’s new book 33 Million People in the Room. It includes free excerpts, including an analysis of Obama’s use of social media in the presidential campaign.

Also see the Wikipedia entry on Juliette for more on her fascinating journey.

Here are a few of the fantastic reviews that Juliette’s book has received:

“The network value of reading this book will be to increase your net value multifold, while thoroughly entertaining you with inside stories about the uber-hip TED conference, and how an outspoken wine expert from New Jersey became an online micro-celebrity. 33 Million People in the Room is a thoughtful, analytical and practical how-to for anyone from a budding blogger to a Fortune 500 CEO. I recommend reading this book or watching your back as others do.”

– Robert Kaplan, Harvard Business School Professor and co-author of The Balanced Score Card.

“Juliette Powell isn’t just an expert in community, she lives it. Her ideas are a must for any person or company working with social networks.”

– Ori Brafman, New York Times bestselling author of Sway and The Starfish and the Spider

“Reading Juliette Powell’s book is like perusing the secret trade documents of the most connected social butterfly. Upon first meeting Juliette, she immediately grabbed me by the arm and introduced me to the most important person in the room. When you pick up her book, it’s the same experience. She reaches through the pages and gives the reader entree to the halls of power through online networking.”

– Amy Shuster, editorial producer, MSNBC

“33 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE ROOM nails it! Juliette Powell has provided a timely crash course on how to leverage your business’s online presence. A brilliant guide to managing your social capital! A must-read for any aspiring entrepreneur.”

– Jeffrey Stewart, serial tech-preneur; Founder of Mimeo, Urgent Career and Monitor110

“Juliette Powell’s book is a brilliant introduction to an emerging global force that’s changing our world. It provides a way forward for anyone transitioning from observer to participant.”

-Bran Ferren, Former Chief R&D, Disney; Co-Chairman, Applied Minds

“Juliette Powell has brilliantly answered in rich dimensions WHY you should be deeply involved in this new communications fabric. Through vignettes with the true leaders of this revolution, Juliette has set forth all the energy and steam you need for your boilers to get going and enter the room.”

– Chris Brogan, business advisor at []

“If you are in business or starting one, and wonder what the heck all this talk about social networking is about, this book is the best quick guide I’ve seen. It’s full of juicy stories, backed up by sound social science, lucidly explained”.

– Howard Rheingold, Author Smartmobs, Professor at Stanford and Berkeley