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Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in blogosphere, local, my appearances, youtube | 0 comments

Video: My online reputation management panel

Online Reputation Management panel at NEPA BlogCon 2013 Photo: Karla Porter

Online Reputation Management panel at NEPA BlogCon 2013
Photo: Karla Porter

Video of the NEPA BlogCon 2013 online reputation management panel discussion I participated in is now available!

I was invited to appear on a panel discussion at NEPA BlogCon 2013 — a Northeastern Pennsylvania conference held at Luzerne County Community College concerning blogging, social media, and technology –about online reputation management. The video was recently released and is now available for the general public.

Appearing alongside Megan Beste (Director of Marketing and Special Projects at Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C.) and Lissette Santana (Social Media Manager for PPL Electric), I answered questions from panel moderator Jonathon Knepper (Internet Marketing & Community Consultant) and audience members.

As someone who has received a tremendous amount of criticism and hatred — mainly from Christians and online feminists — I have a good deal of insight into online reputation management. While I may have erred in the past, responding to vitriol impulsively, I believe I have improved – having more patience, staying away from some drama, not taking things so personally, and focusing on ‘positives’ rather than ‘negatives.’ Hopefully readers agree.

Here is a sample of explored topics:

Why is online reputation management important?
What is a troll?
Should people respond to negative criticism and/or trolling? If so, how?
What are some ways you can build a positive image online?
How can one, if they can, proactively prevent trolling?
How can people monitor what is being said about them online?

I extend thanks to co-panelists Megan Beste and Lissette Santana; moderator Johnathon Knepper; NEPA BlogCon attendees including those who asked questions in this session; and ‘Fearsome Foursome’ conference organizers Karla Porter, Michelle Davies, Mandy Boyle, and Leslie Stewart.

I look forward to attending NEPA BlogCon 2014 and would be honored to present once again at what is becoming, or already is, a great annual tradition!

Enjoy.

Video description:

One tweet, one status update, or one post can make or break your online reputation. In this session, this panel of professionals will present advice for bloggers, businesses, internet personalities, and users of social media on building trust and a strong online reputation, including covering topics like handling positive and negative feedback, managing your internet image, and how to respond to criticism through various approaches. Attendees will leave the session with realistic and positive approaches to building a positive online reputation.

As always, feel free to comment and share. If you are commenting on specific points in the video, please indicate a timestamp. Please comment here because I may not notice YouTube comments.

What are your thoughts on online reputation management?

I value feedback from readers. Consider attending NEPA BlogCon 2014. I hope to see you there!