Social Media Examiner TV Show Launches With Host, Mari Smith!

Today is an exciting day!! The pilot episode of Social Media Examiner TV launches and I’m thrilled and honored to be the Host!

Social Media Examiner was founded in October 2009 by Mike Stelzner; it’s a popular online magazine and has been named one of the top business blogs by Technorati. Mike is also founder of the annual Social Media Success Summits and now the Facebook Success Summit 2010.

Teamwork

Mike and I first met in December 2008 via our mutual friend, Denise Wakeman, at a social media event in San Diego. We immediately hit it off and I’ve been delighted to team up with Mike and contribute to his ventures ever since!

Four of the Social Media Examiner team members:
Amy Porterfield, Denise Wakeman, Mike Stelzner (founder) & Mari Smith.
[Pic taken at Seth Godin event by LinkedOC, Feb 2010]

Meanwhile, over the past six months or so, I had been thinking about starting an internet TV show. Many friends of mine would say, “You should do an internet TV show!” I’ve loaded several fun videos to my Facebook Fan Page. I was a guest on BraveHearTV and got the chance recently to shoot a TV infomercial for Jim Britt along with host, Valerie Brooks-Flores, (details coming!). I just love the medium of TV to communicate so much more.

I looked at all kinds of approaches for TV shows and, quite frankly, the logistics seemed overwhelming. I’ve always been inspired by the amazing Gary Vaynerchuk and his wildly popular WineLibraryTV. Gary definitely has a fabulous personality for TV!!

Social Media Examiner TV is born!

Well, there’s much to be said about the power of intention. Over a recent business lunch, Mike and I had one of those simultaneous, spontaneous sparks of genius … and Social Media Examiner TV was born!! This episode is the first of three pilots and we’ll begin running regularly after that!

In this episode, I review the awesome new iPad app, Flipboard—an amazing way to consume your social media news and see your Facebook and Twitter contacts—along with my passion for Facebook‘s 500 million users and the game-changing social plugins. Plus, we take a look at how Foursquare could help your local business.

Take a peek at our inaugural show below – be sure to max up to full screen (click the wee four-arrow icon in the bottom right corner). [And, look for a funny line at minute 6:30; it still cracks me up!]

If you enjoyed this pilot episode of Social Media Examiner TV, please do tweet about it (use hashtag #SMEtv), share it on Facebook or even embed this episode on your blog.

By the way, here’s my excited tweet when I met up with Ross Epstein, Regional Marketing Coordinator for Jimbo’s Naturally:

And here’s that funny original tweet I talk about at minute 6:30 in the Social Media Examiner TV show:

The Power of Intention

When I got back to my home office after filming this first Social Media Examiner TV pilot, I was so ecstatic and made a video for my Facebook Fan Page on the subject of manifesting what we want.

When you have clarity on something that you want to create (the “What”) and why, you can leave the “How” part up to the Universe. We often get caught up in the “How” and try to control all the details. But when we’re committed to serving the greater good, magic can really happen in an even bigger and better way than you might’ve first imagined.

Please do leave your comments below — I’d love to hear what you think of this first TV show. Feel free to add your suggestions for future show content and your comments about Internet TV in general.

In fact, do hop over to this post on Social Media Examiner‘s blog today. Plus – guess what?? In future episodes, you’ll have an opportunity to get your questions answered! And, if you leave a video response on YouTube, Mike and I may just put your video into one of our future episodes!!!

Mari Smith

Forbes Top Social Media Power Influencer | Facebook Marketing Expert | Globe-trotting Speaker, Author | 'Mari like Ferrari' | Bubbly Scottish-Canadian!

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  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com Michael A. Stelzner

    Mari, it's been a fun ride!

  • http://www.gangwayadvertising.com/ GangwayAdvertising

    Awesome job, Mari! I’d love to see more advanced topics covered in future episodes for those of us who are already clued in to the basics! Keep up the good work!!

  • http://www.nickykriel.com Nicky Kriel

    Mari, you are a fabulous role model!

  • sandrabaptist

    Hey Mari! You SO rock! Keep up what you're doing!

    Have a great day!

    @SandraBaptist

  • http://www.bluebanana.co.nz Linda Coles Blue Banana

    Mari, keep it coming. Any plans to come to New Zealand?

  • http://www.katannutadiamonds.co.za Clare Appleyard

    Fab way to start out the SME tv shows Mari!

  • http://ItsDifferent4girls.com Linda Sherman

    Congratulations on the launch of @Mike_Stelzner's #SMEtv w host @MariSmith Bookmarked at delicious.com/lindasherman I'm expecting lots of great Facebook tips. Would love to see something addressing my current obsession – fact-based comparisons of WordPress themes including factors like speed, code, ease of customization, child support, help support by owner/forums, cost (for 1, for 20), integration with WordPress 3.0. Since every social media plan needs a website at it's hub. Speaking of which – obviously this site is WordPress, but I couldn't tell which theme you started with?

  • http://facebook.com/marismith Mari Smith

    Hi Linda!!! Thanks heaps for your kind feedback and for bookmarking!! I'm in midst of a mega blog overhaul; I don't know which theme was used originally. Lol. I think I'm moving to Headway or Thesis.

  • http://facebook.com/marismith Mari Smith

    Mwwuah – thanks heaps!!

  • http://facebook.com/marismith Mari Smith

    Ohhh, not yet. But ya never know. I'm in Barcelona just now!! :)

  • http://facebook.com/marismith Mari Smith

    Type your reply…

  • http://facebook.com/marismith Mari Smith

    What a lovely thing to say – thanks so much!!

  • http://facebook.com/marismith Mari Smith

    You bet – there'll be something for everyone over time!! :)

  • Larrybenet

    mari
    I have 2 words for you
    YOU ROCK.
    congrats on your new show.
    larry benet

  • http://facebook.com/marismith Mari Smith

    Thank you so much, Larry!!!!

  • Jenna

    That is so exciting! Congrats!

  • http://www.thegrowingpractice.com Woody Haiken

    Your TV show is very informative and helpful! I especially found the link to the Facebook plugins very useful. When is the next show? Thanks Mari!

  • http://twitter.com/jeffreyfriend jeffreyfriend

    Great first episode Mari! I think you have the timing right – 8 minutes isn't too long, and still long enough to get some really good information in.

    Possible suggestions:

    1) Foursquare vs Facebook Places, Gowalla, Loopt, etc. (why is foursquare leading the way, and would it benefit companies to be on ALL of them?)

    2) Which social sites are up and coming, and which are dying out…and why

    3) In which ways can businesses integrate video into their marketing strategies?

    Looking forward to more great content!

  • http://facebook.com/marismith Mari Smith

    Yay, Jeff – thanks a mil for these fabulous suggestions!!! You're the best. Aha – re #1, wait 'til the next episode due out shortly!! :)

    Good to meet you IRL last week in OC! You have a vibrant spirit!

  • http://facebook.com/marismith Mari Smith

    Thanks so much, Woody!!! Episode #2 is out – http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/facebook-questions-wibiya-social-crm-social-media-examiner-tv/ and #3 comes out next week!! woohoo!!

  • http://www.shermanunkefer.net/ Sherman Unkefer

    Just came across this site from Blogs.com top ten list – what an amazing find! Great content and videos! This is exactly what I've been looking for – I'm new to the social media arena and this is the perfect place for me to start. Thanks!

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  • http://www.lisakneller.com Lisakneller

    This is exciting Mari! I love what the internet is doing for people's entrepreneurial spirit and pursuit of passion! You are a gift. Thank you!

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