Listen to Our Great Talk with Paul Chaney, Author of "The Digital Handshake" (Book Launched TODAY!)

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On today's Social Media Edge radio show, Ken Cook and I had a chance to speak with Paul Chaney, author of the brand-new book "The Digital Handshake : Seven Proven Strategies to Grow Your Business Using Social Media".  We were privileged to have some time with Paul on the day of his book's official launch.  Paul a veteran Internet marketer, business blogger, popular speaker, social media consultant and coach.

Since I had a chance to meet and speak with Paul last October when he was the keynote speaker at the Houston RE Barcamp, I already knew that he would be a great guest, and I was happy to have a chance to interview him today.  As with several of our recent episodes (Shel Israel, Tara Hunt, TwitterQueens), it was a lot of fun! 

Paul is also the co-author of "Realty Blogging", which was the very first book on social media that I ever purchased, back in 2007.  For those of you who know how much I love to read, you will understand what a compliment this is for the author. 

If you have some time, I would definitely recommend listening to today's show, since there was some really valuable information shared there.  We also had a lively conversation with Mike Mueller and TS Elliott that was instructive for all of us. :)

Here's a direct link for the show:

Today's Guest @PChaney Paul Chaney "Social Media Handyman".

Paul discussed having the right mindset for social media, rather than focusing solely on the toolset.  He also mentioned how important it is to take time to build relationships rather than trying to rush things (think of the tortoise vs. the hare). 

I am getting my own copy of the book, and based on his first one, I would definitely suggest ordering a copy of this one as well.  Paul is one of the good guys, and his thoughts on blogging and other social media tools (Twitter, YouTube, etc.) align with my own.  I am hoping to write a review of the new book once I have had a chance to finish it. 

I found the Amazon link if you're interested in getting it ''fresh out of the oven".  :)



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Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
Benchmark Realty LLc - Nashville, TN

Jason - It sounds like you had a lot of fun meeting someone you admire. Everyone should be so lucky.

Sep 22, 2009 03:16 PM #1
Robert Schwabe
EXP Realty - Orange Park, FL
Orange Park Real Estate

Jason - Sounds interesting. I'll have to go to the podcast and listen to the recording.

Sep 22, 2009 03:17 PM #2
Brian Block
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President - McLean, VA
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate


What a great guest to have on your show!

Paul Chaney's book Realty Blogging first got me started with blogging way back when.  Thank Goodness!

Today was the official launch?

I purchased The Digital Handshake last week on Amazon and am already 1/3 of the way through.

I like what I've read so far.

Sep 22, 2009 03:53 PM #3
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Brian - Paul and I actually talked about that earlier.  Although today was the official launch date for the book, it has been available in some places for a couple of weeks now.

Sep 22, 2009 04:23 PM #4
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Jason, Sounds like a good read, I will have to check it out. Thanks...

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Sep 22, 2009 09:22 PM #5
Dinah Lee Griffey
Windermere Peninsula Properties - Allyn, WA
Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties

Sounds like a great read. We all have to find a way not to sound synthetic but let our real side show so people can be comfortable with who they are working with-Dinah Lee

Sep 23, 2009 04:53 AM #6
John Cannata
214-728-0449 - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

Jason - I've followed Paul for a little while and read some of his tips here on ActiveRain. I'm sure the book is a good one. I'll have to go back and check out your show.

Sep 23, 2009 12:57 PM #7
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK


Ok, I'm buying.. you've convinced me.

Sep 24, 2009 12:01 PM #8
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