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SMS episode 4

Social Media Show:  San Francisco social media and tech community


Karim Kanji – Twitter


Joallore Alon – Twitter

I work in Publishing for a large company. I’m a Social Instigator that will spur conversation at any moment. I like organizing anything that has “TO” in the hashtag 🙂 #RandomTO #RegiftTO

Guy Gal – Twitter

Yes, that’s my real name. Partner at #thebizmedia, we develop video content. Presenting sponsor of #TEDxToronto and The Art of Marketing. Founder of  #agencyball. Serve on the #GEW Advisory Board.

Mark Reale – Twitter

Mark is a partner and Web Developer at BNOTIONS, Co-Founder and Program Coordinator at the Yorkville Media Centre, and Professor at Seneca College in the Media Fundamentals, Independent Photography, and Acting for Camera and Voice programs.


Stephen Thomas

Episode Description

This Week on SMS: Discussing the Klout/Virgin America Influencer contest, San Francisco trips, and the week’s social events with guests Joallore Alon, Guy Gal and Mark Reale.

the hawk

I’m not his biggest fan but even I know that The Hawk is an important figure in Canadian music. And not just Canadian music. But musical history from the past 50 years.

Yes, The Hawk. Otherwise known as Rockin’ Ronnie Hawkins.

I had a chance to speak with Ronnie Hawkins last week.  We both found ourselves at the Toronto Real Estate Board’s Realtor Quest trade show.

We were both surrounded by beautiful groupies (albeit they were all his groupies but I know he likes to share) as I tried to sound professional interviewing him.

Here’s something important I learned from him:  Be in business with people who like you because chances are you will like them.  As someone who would rather make a pay cheque than receive one, this point is important.  You see, we all have a choice in who we do business with.  And although I like money as much as the next guy, I want to make sure that I’m having fun.

What are your thoughts?