Tag Archives: Gary Vaynerchuk


Feb 8, 2012

Spreecast Provides Great Customer Service

Garyvee on Spreecast

Gary Vaynerchuk tweeted and Facebooked about his first live appearance on Spreecast, a social video platform similar to Ustream. He used to hold Ustream chats and was excited to reconnect with fans. During the live Spreecast, he said that he’s been advising the firm, and this became obvious as he struggled to get the service to work. Spreecast hustled.

When I first jumped on, I couldn’t log in, couldn’t hear Gary, and couldn’t type anything in the chat window. Apparently no one had sound. At 7pm EST, Spreecast called Gary’s mobile to help him work out the problem. With their help, he got it working and almost 200 people joined the get-together.

Gary then brought me on to chat, and we were experiencing echoes. We weren’t sure how to fix it, and Spreecast again called (pic below). After they told him that I needed headphones to make the audio work, he gave me the royal boot. I made a sad face.

Gary Vaynerchuk on Spreecast

Once the technology was worked out, it was a pretty cool platform. It is possible that they would not (be able to) provide the same personal customer service to lesser-known users, but I was nonetheless impressed. Not long after the Spreecast ended, I received an email that said “This Spreecast has been archived and is ready for viewing.” I was then able to not only embed it below, but grab the screenshots you see above (I wasn’t fast enough when we were on live.)

I look forward to holding my own Spreecast sometime soon.

 





Jan 16, 2012

Three of My Favorite Books

And yet I still have not read Hsieh’s book! It’s on my shelf, waiting for me. I suppose I shouldn’t say it’s a favorite of mine then.

New Books

Amazon affiliate links to each book:

The Art of Client Service: 58 Things Every Advertising & Marketing Professional Should Know, Revised and Updated Edition

The Thank You Economy

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose





Nov 30, 2011

Great LinkedIn Tips By Lewis Howes

Lewis Howes is the preeminent authority on LinkedIn. So instead of trying to provide you my best LinkedIn tips, just watch the master in action. The video is a few years old, but still quite relevant.





Nov 1, 2011

Gary Vaynerchuk In a Seminal Performance at the 2011 Inc 500 Conference

And now a YouTube version for those of you on Apple mobile devices

(WARNING: the above video contains lots of foul language. You should not watch this video if such language offends you)

Apologies in advance, but I’m a brown-nosing Vayniac. I’ll get that out in the open right now. However, I have learned a ton from this guy, have watched dozens of his speeches, was sitting in the front row of this presentation, actually got mentioned in the speech between 33:00 and 33:30, and can tell you that this talk was one of his best ever. Watch this presentation.

I speculate that he really brought his A-Game because he was amongst peers. The room was filled with 1,000 (?) of the best entrepreneurs in the world, and that’s who he is. Even though most of the attendees are not doing social well, or not doing it at all, Gary and these folks still share much of the same DNA. They build businesses. I think Gary felt like he was talking to a different crowd here than one he might address at Big Omaha or SXSW, and that this required something different. All I can say is…. watch the whole thing, including the last question he takes during Q&A. He brought the house down!

And Gary, thanks for the hug afterwards.

 

RATHER AWESOME POSTSCRIPT

Thank you to both Gary Vaynerchuk and Robert Scoble (via Mike Stenger) for rebroadcasting this for me. Needless to say, my blog has seen some traffic in the past few days. By the way, I had a few people say I was lucky to get the attention of these guys. As Harvey Mackay recently said in his Chris Brogan interview, “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” Basically, I do stuff. Lots of stuff. Some of it “hits the big time,” whatever that means. So….. Blog. Post. Comment. Reshare. Listen. Interview. Videotape. Write. Sit in the front row. Do stuff!

Inc 500 Conference crowd for Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk Chris Reimer Rizzo Tees Inc 500 Conference

 





Oct 10, 2011

Gary Vaynerchuk at Big Omaha 2010

Yet another awesome @garyvee video. Enjoy!





Dec 23, 2010

David Siteman Garland on Gary Vaynerchuk’s Sirius XM Radio Show

The Rise To The Top on GaryVee

David Siteman Garland, numero uno at The Rise To The Top, was on Gary Vaynerchuk’s Sirius radio show tonight. It was the first time I had listened to Gary’s show. It’s a pretty good show – a fun listen for sure. Gary seems to forget the “Siteman” part when he plugs David. Gary, do not diss on the Siteman! David’s long-tail keyword name is ruined if you don’t say Siteman.

For some reason, I just enjoyed hearing Gary plug David’s website.¬†Hear the last 30 seconds of David’s appearance here:

>>> http://rizzotees.posterous.com/therisetothetop-on-garyvees-show <<<

Quotable Gary: “TheRiseToTheTop.com, baby…” Congrats to David for being on Gary’s show!