By: Viveka Sunday February 16, 2014 comments Tags: Mike Stelzner, Socia

We Interview Michael Stelzner of the Social Media Examiner on the #LinkedInChat

So a gazillion years ago when I was newish to social media, one of the people who made a huge impact on me was Mike Stelzner (@Mike_Stelzner) of the Social Media Examiner.  

I imagine everyone in our industry, directly or indirectly has been influenced by Mike in some way.  Whether its his seminal Social Media Marketing Report, or the invaluable articles (and bloggers) he shares in the and on his Podcast, or his yearly online Social Media Summit and Social Media Marketing World event, Mike is truly one of the fathers of social media (even though I think he's younger than I am).

He is truly passionate about this industry, supporting the people in our industry, his social media family, and of course his real family too!

I am immensely proud to be a (somewhat) regular contributor to the SocialMediaExaminer, to have been a guest (2 times!) on his podcast and to have spoken at both his Summit and Social Media Marketing World event.  Even if you don't know Mike (or don't know you know Mike - cause you probably do know Mike) please join us to chat with him Live on Twitter Tuesday the 18th at 8 PM EST.

Official Bio:

Mike Stelzner

Founder & CEOMichael Stelzner is the founder of Social Media Examiner, author of the books Launch and Writing White Papers and the man behind large events, such as Social Media Marketing World and Social Media Success Summit. He is also host of the Social Media Marketing podcast show.

Social Media Examiner

The world’s largest online social media magazine, Social Media Examiner® helps businesses discover how to best use social media, blogs and podcasts to connect with customers, drive traffic, generate awareness and increase sales.

The Social Media Examiner's mission is to help you navigate the constantly changing social media jungle.

Their editorial team works with the world’s top social media pros to bring you original and comprehensive articles, expert interviews, innovative case studies, reviews of the latest industry research and the news you need to know to improve your social media marketing.

A Bit More About SME

More than 230,000 email subscribers look forward to their daily original content. Technorati ranks Social Media Examiner as one of the world’s Top 5 business blogs.

The Social Media Examiner also hosts the popular Social Media Marketing podcast show—a top 10 marketing podcast on iTunes.

The industry’s leading physical conference, Social Media Marketing World, is also hosted by Social Media Examiner, along with the largest online conference Social Media Success Summit.

Social Media Examiner also hosts the Social Media Marketing Networking Club on LinkedIn.

LinkedInChat Questions for Mike

Q1:@Mike_Stelzner, Tell us something unusual about yourself.

Q2:  @Mike_Stelzner, you are one of the Fathers of Social Media.  When did you know this was a serious industy?

Q3: What did you used to do before SME @Mike_Stelzner?

Q4:@Mike_Stelzner, which is your favorite social media site? (Its OK if its not LinkedIn)

Q5: What is one of the coolest thinkgs you have experienced on social media @Mike_Stelzner?

Q6: What social media-wise excites you right now @Mike_Stelzner?

Q7:  What keeps you up at night @Mike_Stelzner?

Q8:   @Mike_Stelzner What gets you up in the morning?

Q9:  Will you tell us about  your book Launch @Mike_Stelzner?

Q10:  @Mike_Stelzner why should people go to the Social Media Marketing World?

Q11:  Any last pieces of advice @Mike_Stelzner?





About the Author: Viveka

Viveka is author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day and is known internationally as the “LinkedIn Expert”.
CEO of Linked Into Business, she also hosts the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter.  Forbes has listed her as a top social media influencer for three years running, and she has been cited in Ragan, CNN, Forbes, Mashable, Simple Living, Bloomberg, LinkedIn's Small Business Site and "The Sophisticated Marketer's Guide to LinkedIn, The Miami Herald, Social Media Today and The Social Media Examiner!

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