Are you READY for TEDxYouth@SanRamon?

Are you READY?!

As the Curator of TEDxYouth@SanRamon, I am pleased to make a fun announcement today.

TEDxYouth SanRamon

Tickets are now available for TEDxYouth@SanRamon on Saturday, March 1, 2014.


Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation is proud to be hosting our 2nd annual TEDxYouth event – DREAM BIG.

Date: March 1, 2014 Saturday
Time: 9.00am to 1.00pm
Location: California High School Theater, San Ramon, CA
Ticket price: 20$

The purpose of TEDxYouth talks is to combine a suite of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations, and performances, based on a specific topic/theme (ours is DREAM BIG), with the goal of sparking imagination, foster learning, inspire, and provoke conversations that matter.

This year, our event theme is – DREAM BIG – and we have some amazing speakers confirmed:
Ellen Tauscher – Former United States Representative
Janice Toben – Social and Emotional Learning Expert
Dr. Sara Truebridge – Author, Education Consultant and Researcher

Please don’t miss this amazing, inspiring, and possibly life-changing opportunity.

!!!This event is for high school students only!!!

If you want to know why you shouldn’t miss this opportunity, Here are two example of teen TEDx talks/presentations –
14 year old builds a nuclear fusion reactor in his garage
Reach into the computer and grab a pixel

Watch for TEDxYouth@SanRamon updates at:

Handwritten Thank You Note from the Library

I love handwritten thank you notes.

Thank you Contra Costa County Library and Nancy Kresier for inviting me to share my ideas and feedback about the library.

Contra Costa County Library would like your input on a variety of issues in order to better serve the needs of our community. Your feedback will help greatly in their planning process. Please share survey link with family, friends, neighbors and colleagues so they can voice their opinions too. The survey will take you about 3 minutes to complete. Thank you for taking the time to provide valuable feedback.

Survey link –

Moderated TiE San Francisco Forum’s panel on Marketing Strategy for Startups

Thanks to my Wharton buddy Ankur Jain for inviting me to moderated TiE San Francisco Forum’s panel on Marketing Strategy for Startups.

We had some great panelists:

  • Rishi Mandal, Co-founder of Sosh
  • David Yin, Head of Market Understanding at Eventbrite
  • Christina Farr, Writer at VentureBeat
  • Matt McAllister, Former Head of Marketing at Tapjoy and Founder of Fluid PR & Communications

Content Marketing Tools Series #10 Prezi

About Prezi
One of the greatest innovations in education was the blackboard. For the first time in history, teachers could present their lessons visually and engage students to participate in the conversation. The whiteboard has done the same for business—helping us to explore and share ideas more effectively. Prezi is a virtual whiteboard that transforms presentations from monologues into conversations: enabling people to see, understand, and remember ideas.

Here are interesting 3 features that make Prezi unique

1. Prezi Desktop works without Internet connection. You can start your prezi online or off, work on your desktop, and then upload your prezis to the cloud to access remotely or to securely share your ideas with anyone.

2. Collaboration: You can collaborate, create and edit prezis together with up to 10 people in real time, across time zones. Co-present, Group presenters can seamlessly hand off the presentation lead to one another.

3. Prezi for iPad: Prezi automatically sync with iPad and you can create, edit, present, and share your prezis anywhere with simple, intuitive multi touch gestures.

How can marketers leverage Prezi?

Prezi can be used for Sales & Marketing, Training & Development, or just want a tool to collaborate within your team, Prezi also helps in engaging the the audience.

Watch the video

Plans and Pricing

Prezi has plans for individuals and organisations.  For more details on pricing and various plans, please visit

Social Media Marketing Tools Series #4 MediaFunnel

Social Media Marketing has become an integral part of any Brand’s marketing activities. One of the key aspects of the Social Media Marketing is how to schedule the content and make sure that your posts or tweets are posted at the most optimal times of day and days of the week so that it would reach to maximum audience. MediaFunnel is one of such interesting tool that helps in these activities.

What is MediaFunnel?

MediaFunnel is the easy to use, enterprise social media management platform that will allow you to involve more employees in promoting and protecting your brand. MediaFunnel supports multiple Twitter profiles as well as multiple Facebook accounts and Pages and also connects to LinkedIn, and Tumblr.  With the help of this tool, you can submit a single post to multiple social media channels simultaneously.

You can also monitor your Twitter & Facebook and other social networking channels by setting up background Brand Monitoring based on keywords, mentions, direct messages and more and find out what’s being said about your brand and respond.

With the help of this tool, release Tweets or Facebook posts at specified intervals. You can schedule a tweet or a post to be published on a specific day and at a specific time. By this way you can align your content with events.

Here are 3 interesting features that make MediaFunnel unique

1. Multiple Languages: The MediaFunnel user interface is available in English, German, Spanish, Italian and French. Each user within an account can select the language that they would like to view in the interface.

2. NetBase Integration: NetBase is the social media intelligence platform that monitors the entire Web for mentions of your brand and any keywords that you specify. NetBase supports the customer-to-business (C2B) strategy that is being adopted by global corporations.

3. Multiple Users and User Roles

MediaFunnel supports administrator, publisher and contributor roles. For each social media channel, set a user for no access or a specific level of access. Prevent potentially harmful content from being published. Implement approval processes.

How can marketers leverage the MediaFunnel?

1. Discover: Monitor for mentions of your brand and other keywords

2. Engage: Converse with your audience

3. Support: Assign & manage customer requests

4. Market: Drive more visitors to your landing pages and your blog

MediaFunnel has various products and plans, for professional and Enterprise. For more details, please visit