Speaking on Social Media and Business
Shashi Bellamkonda works at the heart of Web hosting company, Network Solutions, as their first-ever ‘Social Media Swami’. In this leadership role he has helped Network Solutions aggressively move into the online space to actively listen to and interact with its customers. This push paid off when Network Solutions won the 2008 SNCR Excellence in New Communications Award for Online Reputation Management and the 2009 a Gold Quill Award of Excellence in Social Media from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).
Public Speaker, Photographer, prolific Twitterer, blogger, and product innovator, Shashi lives for technology, testing new innovations and helping people with small businesses to succeed. Shashi has presented previously on ” ‘Social Media Tools for Small Business’, ‘How to Sell Social Media to Your Boss’ and “Online Reputation Management – Best Practices & Lessons Learned”, at international and national conferences like , IABC World Conference, SXSW, Affiliate Summit, NewComm Forum (SNCR.org), Blog Potomac, Online Media Bootcamp, DC Chamber of Commerce, American Institute of Writers, and Podcamps. Shashi had a very pleasant surprise when Washingtonian magazine included him in the Washington’s Top 100 Tech Titans list. Other media mentions include Washington post, Webmaster Radio, BlogTalk Radio, Shel Holtz’s ForImmediateRelease .
Shashi started his blog to keep his thousands of on and offline friends and fans up to date on the coolest new sites and tech-toys to check out, and to answer their questions about social media and technology. Some of the topics include how to prevent pop-ups, how to avoid viruses, how to save computers from hackers, and the ever popular ‘Why is my computer freezing?’ A resident of Maryland, Shashi Bellamkonda speaks 7 languages and ardently works to spin his favorite hobbies into his profession.
Shashi Bellamkonda is editor of the following popular blogs and websites:
Recent Speaking assignments
- International Association of Business Communicators San Francisco June 2009. Panel on Communications Leadership with Jason Falls (SocialmediaExplorer.com), Jim Lukaszewski, Heidi Sullivan
- Blog Potomac June 2009
- Cool Twitter Conference June 2009
- SocStardom3 with Jay Berkowitz CEO TenGoldenRules.com