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Jim interviews Helen Todd, CEO and founder of Sociality Squared to talk Facebook, Pinterest, MySpace and Mobile trends – and pet peeves.

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Social Media Trends for 2013

Every once in awhile I record a podcast interview and am not sure how it turns out. You’d think I’d have this figured out after talking to around 70 people, but I had a few things working against me… it was late, I had just taught a class for 3 hours, and I was pretty tired. I felt like the show might have wandered a bit and was a bit too slow to my liking.

Fortunately, the person I was speaking with was Helen Todd, the CEO and founder of Sociality Squared, a social media agency proudly located in Manhattan, New York (more on that later).

For when I listened back and edited the interview a few days later, two things became apparent.

The first was that the pace of the show was actually great, and probably even a welcome change for my listeners when they get a Jim-Only rush of audible caffeine. Perhaps it was Helen’s direct and simple pace, and perhaps it was having a good friend on the show that made me kick back and relax as if it was a dinner conversation and not a radio-style interview, but I thought the back and forth banter really worked.

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Jim interviews relationship photographer and creative producer Parris Whittingham.

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Telling your story

I sat down with Parris Whittingham, relationship photographer and creative producer at From Parris with Love and talked about his business and his new, unique guide for brides called The Fearless Bride.

As with all my interviews, it is best to listen to the podcast above or subscribe on iTunes to get the full interview, but below is a highlight of the things we talk about.

– Parris’ background and how he got to where he is now
– The unique story of his experience as an exchange student that led him to photography

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Jim interviews entrepreneur, actress, and video storyteller Monica McCarthy of Show and Tell Stories.

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Time for Show and Tell

It’s really quite simple… take the fact that the new media world we live in is evolving and people are becoming their own brand + the meteoric rise of video on the web and you have Show and Tell Stories, a company that uses video to help people tell the world who they are.

I sat down with Monica McCarthy, the founder and creative director of the site to, well, hear HER story.

As with all my interviews, it is best to listen to the podcast above or subscribe on iTunes to get the full interview, but below is a highlight of the things we talk about.

The Big Picture

I feel there are 2 massive trends that are going to change everything: Mobile and Video. On the mobile side, there are 5 billion people that own cell phones but not smart phones, and a $20 Billion underutilized ad opportunity to reach people on those devices.

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The conversation continues as Jim is interviewed by Mike Andrews, a typical listener with common questions on how to get started as an entrepreneur (part 2)

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The conversation continues

Last week we tried something new. Rather than Jim interviewing a guest, budding entrepreneur Mike Andrews asked Jim the questions about his experience as he was starting out. Mike dubbed it the “Sensei Sessions,” and is still amazed it only cost him a lunch to get as much information as possible out of Jim.

Since the interview went long, we split it into two parts over two weeks.

In case you missed it: Click here to view Part 1 of the Sensei Session interview.

As usual with interviews, your best bet is to subscribe on iTunes or play the entire show from the links above. But here is a summary of what we covered:

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The tables are turned as Jim is interviewed by Mike Andrews, a typical listener with common questions on how to get started as an entrepreneur (part 1)

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Click here to view Part 2 of the Sensei Session interview.

Turning the tables

This week (and next!) we’ll try something new. Rather than Jim interviewing a guest, budding entrepreneur Mike Andrews will ask Jim the questions he has while starting out. Mike dubbed it the “Sensei Sessions,” and is still amazed it only cost him a lunch to get as much information as possible out of Jim.

The interview went pretty long, so we’ll split it into two parts over two weeks.

As usual with interviews, your best bet is to subscribe on iTunes or play the entire show from the links above. But here is a summary of what we covered:

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