The Future of Storytelling: #140conf NYC

Join our own Michael Margolis as he co-hosts with Jeff Pulver the first #140conf NYC Meetup of 2011. The event takes place Wednesday, February 2, 2011 and the theme of this Meetup is the future of storytelling and how “Character Trumps Credentials” in the era of Real-Time web.

Michael will lead a presentation on Re-thinking Your Personal Bio and lead a series of interactive storytelling exercises that will facilitate networking and sharing by attendees. The evening will conclude with a discussion on The Future of Storytelling.

There are just a few spots left… click here if you’re interested in attending.

“Everybody is a Storyteller: Character trumps Credentials.”

#140conf is a community of Characters; the unique voices and personalities that light up the social web. Lets talk about how we’re all doing in this department. Does your Personal Bio capture the essence of who you really are? You know: that triumphantly smart, hilarious, and thoughtful person only your BFF knows you to be?

Everybody has Credentials. What you need to share is more Character. Forget, the buzzword sleaze around personal branding, we’re going to discuss how to bring your unique personality to the surface through more storytelling. How you see the world. The things that make you tick. The riddle you are trying to solve. Yes, we all have a bigger and epic story to tell. And it’s the story everybody’s waiting to hear.

In all fairness, we’re all going through reinvention. Which means, even the most skilled communicator can get tongue-tied and twisted when trying to represent herself in writing. It’s not easy to share your personal story. Most of us are afraid of two extremes: (1) obnoxious self-importance, or (2) boring earnestness. In the end, we fail to reveal who we really are — and then fret why people don’t see or appreciate us for what we have to offer!?

You’ll be able to apply the insights from this evening directly back to your Personal Bio, LinkedIn profile, and overall social media presence:

– How to find and express your natural authority: who you were born to be.
– Why credentials and qualifications are really just second fiddle.
– When and how to use external validators to support the story.
– How to represent yourself appropriately for the circles you travel in.

About #140conf

The #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.

About Jeff Pulver

Jeff Pulver is the Chairman and Founder of, and one of the true pioneers of the VoIP industry and a leader in the emerging TV on the Net industry. Leveraging well over a decade of hands-on experience in Internet/IP communications and innovation, Mr. Pulver is a globally renowned thought leader, author and entrepreneur. His blog is well read within the IP Communications Industry and in high-tech communities around the world. He is the publisher of The Pulver Report and and creator of the industry standard Voice on the Net (VON) events. Additionally, Mr. Pulver is the founder of FWD, the VON Coalition,PrimeTimeRewind.TVVivox and is the co-founder of VoIP provider, Vonage.