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On Inspiration from “The Life and Times of a Remarkable Misfit” by @AJLeon : A Push In the Right Direction
“Don’t ever stay inside when the stars are kind enough to dance for you.” ~@AJLeon
I just read AJ Leon’s manifesto: The Life and Times of a Remarkable Misfit. An extremely powerful piece of writing. Touching on many things that we hear people say often, but in his case, through AJ’s passion and conviction you will know it to be true.
I met AJ and Melissa Leon, the brilliance behind Misfit Inc. on the sidewalk just outside the 92nd Street Y after #140conf12 ( The 140 Conference) in New York a few months ago. We spoke only long enough for an introduction, they were passing by quickly, and I was on my way back to Montreal. I regretted not being able to have the time to speak longer, yet, I was incredibly grateful to meet them in person – even if just for a moment. Now, a couple of months later, I had the pleasure of touching upon their incredible work, by way of this manifesto. I originally thought it might cover their work and travel, which are remarkable, but was even more pleased when I realized this was truly AJ’s personal account on how it is possible to change the world. Complete with some clever lists of do’s and don’ts.
What is the secret behind “being the change”?
Over 30 speakers will present on May 15th at the 140 Conference Montreal. Great Minds, sharing great ideas for business and online success. If you haven’t registered for #140MTL yet, now is the time. As one of the amazing features of the conference, we will be having a panel specifically on Real Estate and using Social Media to build “Real”ationships for success.
An update on #140MTL
I love this quote by Christopher Reeve, tweeted out by JD Andrews. JD is a person I met on Twitter, who I follow for his wonderful travel insights, links and pictures – if you don’t know him, he is definitely one to follow.
In regard to this wonderful quote, I can’t think of anything more relevant to what happens when people put their minds together and commit to making dreams come true. Nothing is impossible in this world, and I think that the 140 Conferences are a great way of connecting with people and seeing this first hand, one on one. We can all say “anything is possible”, but when you are surrounded by people making it happen, suddenly magic happens and you are on your way.
Update: May 6, 2012
Several Months have gone by, and the #140MTL is just a couple days away! We’ve announced an incredible speaker line up, thanks to some great friends old and new, and wonderful speaker outreach from Josepf Haslam, it’s all added up to a fantastic team of people who have come together invested in making this event a great success - a group of people who truly know community.
#140MTL Conference An Introduction by @Milaspage : Bringing the Event to #Montreal #SocialGood #SocialMedia
Why bring this conference to Montreal?
We have a beautiful city, a unique culture, and the idea was that this conference would allow us to bring some wonderful people to discover Montreal, and in turn bring this international event to the Quebec population.
In 2011, as I participated as a broker in the promotion of the Aviva Community Fund, a fantastic initiative that allows non-profit organizations to compete using social media for a piece of a 1 Million Dollar give away, I tried to reach out to local non-profits to help them get involved in the contest, and obtain funding for their causes. Through these efforts, I became aware that so few knew how to work Social Media and among those who tried, they had not set up their “online community” which made finding sufficient support for their causes too difficult, they did not have the resources and they could not generate support fast enough to make it through the elimination
Montreal’s #140conf is just around the corner and we have a spectacular speaker line up waiting for you! The #140conf celebrates how new technology is effecting the world around us, in all areas of business, in all industries opportunity to connect has never been greater. From marketing, education, health and non-profit there are strategies that people are using to extend their reach and drive success. The #140conf provides an opportunity to share these stories and gain understanding in a fast paced, energized and fun environment. The perfect place to be inspired!
A Spectacular Speaker Line Up – Part III
A few weeks ago we started to release a glimpse into the speaker line up hitting Montreal’s #140conf. The conference will feature conversation and presentations from people who are leading change in how we do business and communicate using social media today. Want to understand how you can use social media? Get ready for #140conf Montreal, an event you do not want to miss ~ it’s going to be amazing!
The Canada Geese are flying home – a sure sign of spring. More than that however, in Montreal – the real start to spring is the St. Patrick’s Day festivities which include a full out parade.
This year marks the 189th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Montreal.
Get your passport ready because its time for the Social Media world to hit Montreal!
The #140conf is coming to Montreal May 15th! We have a fantastic event lined up with over 30 speakers covering a vast array of topics such as Branding, Customer Service, Marketing, Public Relations, Leadership, Corporate Social Responsibility, Arts, Humanity and more!
“The “State of NOW” / #140conf events provide a platform for the worldwide twitter community to: listen, connect, share and engage with each other, while collectively exploring the effects of the emerging real-time internet on business.” – State of Now, #140conf
Earlier this week we introduced a preview of some of the speakers lined up for the #140 Conf Montreal (#140confmtl) taking place May 15th. We are honored to add to the list with another dazzling preview of some of the speakers you can expect to see! Join us as we explore the “State of Now”!
Introducing a Spectacular Speaker Line Up
#140confMTL Speakers – Part II
With the call for speakers coming to a close and things falling beautifully into place for the upcoming #140Conf Montreal, we thought that as we enter the final days of early bird registration we would warm you up with an exciting preview of our spectacular speaker line up.
We are so proud to have such a show of support for Montreal, and this amazing event. Thank you to everyone who has submitted their proposals! We have had submissions on the subjects of Marketing, Branding, Leadership, HR, the Arts, Non-Profit/Charity, Law, and Health – to name a few. It is going to be a very inspiring event!
As we build up to May, we will be sharing our progress here so please sign up for our updates.
I would like to extend my deep personal gratitude for all the support from everyone making this event possible, and to the speakers below and all those who we will announce shortly. Thank you for being a part of this event and for sharing your expertise, stories and perspectives at the #140conf “State of Now” Montreal!
Insert drum roll here … this is just the beginning!
We had an amazing evening at the #140conf Montreal Meetup, I want to thank everyone who came out, tweeted in on the hashtag, and joined us via the Facebook event page to make the evening so memorable. Following presentations by Jeff Pulver and Erica Diamond, we moved our event to the beautiful Osco! restaurant attached to the Sara B. Bar at the Intercontinental Montreal.
It was really interesting as I got feedback from the event afterwards to hear so many people use the word inspiring.
“Technology has brought us to a point in which hundreds of millions if not billions of people have a voice, each voice can now be heard.” ~Jeff Pulver.
Communication is improving and it is changing the world we live in, for the better.
Jeff also clarified, that 140 conferences are not about Twitter, despite the #140 Character title, they are about