Its easier talking than doing. How many of us really take initiatives to show our concern or help some causes we feel worried about? Here is a young man who didn’t stop with his feeling for the cause but has plunged into an action to support the cause.
As I write this post, Sadhosh Kumar has already set out on his journey towards the Everest. Yesterday he was at Namche Bazaar, 3460m above mean sea level, a famous spot enroute Everest Base Camp. We’ll give more updates on his climb on a regular basis.
Sandhosh Kumar hails from South India who graduated and worked in Singapore as an Investment Banker and realized his deep passion for climbing mountains. Sandhosh Kumar is a guy who has always been an adrenalin chaser and he developed a fascination for snow-capped mountains over the last few years and that’s how he wanted to change his passion to reach out a good cause. Sandhosh Kumar says as he climbs more, he realized that the chase for personal quest alone wasn’t enough. There are many problems in this world and he wanted his climbs to mean more to him and the world. Hence, he embarked on a journey to highlight the problem closest to his heart, the problem of child sexual abuse, which is highly prevalent in India, while he attempted to scale the highest mountain in the world.
To mention few of his earlier achievements he climbed some of the highest peaks in the world- Cho Oyu (8201m), Mont Blanc in Western Europe (4810m), Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa (5895m) and Everest Base Camp. Sandhosh Kumar is all set to take off for an ambitious mission of climbing Mount Everest, besides climbing Everest he is actively supporting the cause of Child Sexual Abuse through pursuing his passion for climbing mountains. He has come up with a novel plan to raise funds — for the expedition as well as to help the organizations in raising funds. He has been meeting with corporates and individuals through a campaign titled “ClimbEverestWithMe” to substitute his expedition cost and raise funds for child sexual abuse.
Please check the video below where Sandhosh Kumar is interviewed about his mission and passion by Shrinidhi Hande Sandhosh Kumar was one of the participants in the prestigious achievers gang-up “Cerebrate”
Here’s how you can keep up with Sandhosh’s progress as he climbs world’s highest peak.
1. Spread the word to as many people as possible. Update your status on Facebook with a message along the lines of ‘My friend is climbing Mount Everest in aid of prevention of Child Sexual Abuse.Please support him by contributing on his website athttp://www.climbeverestwithme.com
2. Follow Sandhosh Kumar’s progress in http://www.facebook.com/climbeverestwithmeand keep him motivated. Hoping that he will send some live updates from the mountain including pictures of the banner at various points.
3.P.S. Check out the Media coverage of Climb Everest With Me in Singapore and India.
2010 will be an ambitious year for us at Business Blogging. We’ve plans to expand in terms of geography as well as service offerings. To achieve this, a key investment will be in people. We’re looking for social media enthusiasts who believe in the power of web2.0. If you enjoy working on social media, businessblogging is the place to be.
A day at Businessblogging is always fun. We keep meeting interesting people, take part in wide range of events, do innovative research and social media strategies, travel around and continuously focus on R&D in the space of social media. Our CEO, Kiruba Shankar, is an inspiration by himself and he ensures that all concerns are taken care of. Its no more work, when you enjoy what you do.
Below are some of our immediate openings. Reach us if you think one of these openings has your name on it. Please spread the world among your friends.
Creative people with 1-2 years experience in Graphics design using photoshop and other tools. Knowledge of basic animation/flash will be added advantage.
Candidates with journalism/engineering or MBA background who are passionate about Social Media are welcome to join us as Research Analysts. As a research analyst you’ll work on innovative social media strategies and their implementations, under the guidance of some of the best Social Media evangelists. Freshers are also welcome.
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Business Blogging is proud to be associated with Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) as Official Social Media Partner.
The Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) is a not-for-profit industry body registered under the Societies Act, 1896. Its mandate is to expand and enhance the online and mobile value added services sectors. It is dedicated to presenting a unified voice of the businesses it represents to the government, investors, consumers and other stakeholders. The association addresses the issues, concerns and challenges of the Internet and Mobile economy and takes a leading role in its development.
The association’s activities include promoting the inherent strengths of the digital economy, evaluating and recommending standards and practices to the industry, conducting research, creating platforms for its members, communicating on behalf of the industry and creating a favorable business environment for the industry.
Founded in January 2004 by leading portals in India, IAMAI is the only specialized industry body in India representing the interests of online and mobile value added services industry.
IAMAI regularly conducts various conferences, workshops and roundtable events on key issues concerning the telecommunications industry and users. As the official social media partners for IAMAI, Business Blogging will be bringing following value additions to IAMAI’s activities.
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Do pre event and post event promotions on social media for IAMAI
And much more
The recent most IAMAI event which we covered extensively was National Security & Digital Technology Conference in New Delhi. Check the event coverage here and photos here.
The next event will be The Mobile Ad Conference, hosted at Hyatt Regency, Mumbai, on 7th of April. Catch us there for all the action or stay tuned to IAMAI blog to catch the live blogging updates.
Should I, as a CEO, blog for my company? What is the advantage by doing that? What are the negatives that could come out of it? – These are the most frequently thought over questions by CEOs before making their decision. We will try to answer these questions for you.
Whether to blog or not is of course a personal decision, but there are a few factors that you could consider before taking the decision.
People are very interested in hearing what a CEO of a company has to say. So, from the company’s side the corporate blog gets much more readership when the CEO blogs. Also, people would be very interested to post comments and feedbacks on the blog. If they get a reply to their comments, it boosts the people’s trust towards the company. They start to think ‘Here is a company that really cares about what we feel! Great!’
But mind, there would be little time for you to spend on blogging. So, the update frequency of the blog would not be constant. So, the people reading your blog would not know when to come back to check a new blog. If they get disappointed with the update frequency, there is a high chance they might abandon the blog. So, If you think, as a CEO you have little time to blog and you can’t come up with regular posts, It is better not to enter into blogging. Do not even consider a Ghost Writer.
It is always better to consider both sides of the coin, so we must discuss the negatives that could come out the blog. What you say in the blog is as powerful as what you say in a media interview. There is a high chance that your competitor is following your blog. So, take care as to what you put in your blog. Someone might post awkward comment or question in your comments section. If handled carefully it adds as a big positive opinion boost to your company. But, suppose if the comment/question is ignored or mishandled, it could create a negative impact.
On the whole, with a little care, if you could blog regularly, just go ahead, it could prove out to be a big success.
Here are some good CEO blogs worth having a look at-
Corporate blogging is like a modern art, different people might decipher it differently. You have to take care that what you want them to understand is understood. Take in the following tips and try implementing them in reality,
The aim of your blog is NOT self promotion. People just do not care about self promotions. Keep in mind that there would be people who wouldn’t even have heard about your company reading your blog.
When people come to your blog, make sure there is some useful takeaway for them. For example, if a spice company starts a blog, instead of telling about the brand alone, they could give out recipes. So, the blog would add value to the readers.
Be honest. In business blogs, it is very important to have a high level of honesty. Unlike advertisements, in blogs you speak to the readers directly like one to one. So, when people find that you are dishonest or exaggerating, they might develop an instant dislike. So, either be honest or safely avoid the dishonest contexts.
Your blog should be the bridge that customers think never exists, the bridge that connects the brand to the customer. A blog is generally a place where someone opens his mind and writes. It is like speaking intimate things to a friend. So obviously the friend would like to respond. So give the customers chance to speak out. Make sure there are a lot of discussions and interactions going on at your blog because that interests the audience to come back.
Use the current technology to your advantage. With the web 2.0 Icons linking you to social network, you have the opportunity to let customers develop a bond with your brand through socializing. Make sure that your blog can be followed through RSS feeds or some other technique so that people don’t miss out on what you got to say.
Something is better than nothing DOES NOT work out in corporate blogs. A poorly written blog is never acceptable. People take that a brand with a poor blog means a poor brand.
Make sure you reply to the feedbacks. People try only once to check whether you reply or not. Try to reply to every comment in your blog. Understand that the comments are the thoughts of real people out there in the market. It is the voice of the probable consumers. When you reply to them, they feel that the brand cares about them.
Make sure that your blog communicates what your brand wants to communicate. For example if you are an energy drinks brand make sure your blog is energetic. People must get the feel of your brand at your blog.
Speak to your target audience. In blogs you have the complete freedom of choosing topics such that the right target audience gets interested. Taking the previously discussed example, a spice brand’s blog could be targeted easily at moms just by adding some interesting recipes to your blog. So, plan about the topics you are going to blog on.
Take in Criticism. There is a high chance that some one might write negative about your brand in your blog. Never fear that. You have to reply to it in such a way that people who read your reply to the comment must feel positive about your brand and must develop a respect.
Make sure there is an editor allocated to your blog other than the blogger. This helps very much, as there are high chances of little grammatical and spelling mistakes arising in the blog.
Always make the blog visually appealing too. Make sure you add a couple of related pictu
res or videos to make the read more interesting.
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