Catching Up with the IBNMA Advisory Board Announcement

I was delighted with the announcement last week of the new Advisory Board for IBNMA – the International Blogging and New Media Association. Not just because I’m one of the people on the Board, although that is indeed an honour and a privilege, but because I see the appointment of the Board as evidence that the Executive Board members are keen to build a seriously sized and dynamic organization.

The IBNMA Executive Board members, seasoned business people that they are, would be well aware that appointing a whole bunch of enthusiasts to an advisory board is not going to make their own task easier. On the contrary, it will inevitably put more demand on their time and attention. That they went ahead nevertheless and are actually planning to appoint more people to the Advisory Board, is a tribute to their individual and collective generosity of spirit and willingness to embrace a big vision.

So kudos to IBNMA founder Rick Calvert, founding president Miles Durfee, Jim Turner, Zane Safrit and new President Paul Chaney.

I’m looking forward to working with them and with my colleagues on the Advisory Board – follow the links from their names, check out their credentials and achievements and you’ll see why it is not false modesty when I say that being invited into this group is for me truly an honour and a privilege:

Ann Handley

Chris Brogan

Erin Kotecki Vest

Larry Genkin

LawShawn Barber

Toby Bloomberg

Todd Carpenter

There are more details in the press release issued last week.

If you have ideas or suggestions about how IBNMA could support the interests of blogging and new media communities, I would be happy to pass them on.

And if you chose to join IBNMA I’d have even more incentive to pass on your suggestions. 🙂

Des Walsh

Business coach and digital entrepreneur. With coach training from and its Graduate School of Coaching, and a founding member of the International Association of Coaching, Des has been coaching business owners and entrepreneurs for the past 20 years. Over the same period he has also been actively engaged in promoting the business opportunities of the digital economy. He is a certified Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) coach, and a certified specialist in social media strategy and affiliate marketing.

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  1. Des – Excited to join you and the very talented people on the first board of the IBNMA. This is one more confirmation that social media / new media is a growing, vital industry.

  2. Des, we are very excited to have you on board. I couldn’t think of anyone I’d rather have representing us from “down under.”

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