What is Social Business TV?

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Social Business TV is a Mindset

“A new mindset, where information exists to be shared.”

With consumer-based social networks leading the way, businesses have followed, adapting their mindset, strategies and communications. In fact, there’s a new language emerging in the world of business. When I meet with clients, partners and prospects, I hear the new language all the time:

  • Openness
  • Transparency
  • Collaboration
  • Sharing
  • Readiness

The new language reflects a new mindset, where information exists to be shared. To be shared effectively, distribution must occur across platforms. And the information must connect emotionally (at some level) in order to have its desired impact.

Social Business TV is a Concept

The concept of Social Business TV stems directly from this mindset of a new way of doing business. The concept is all about television – in other words, the use of video to convey your message and connect with your audience. As an executive communicating the fiscal year’s priorities, what does your audience prefer, a conference call, a narrated slide deck or a live video broadcast (of you) beamed across the globe?

The video medium is like no other (aside from face-to-face, of course). The facial expressions and body language of a presenter can speak far more loudly than words themselves. Of course, we need the “social” in Social Business TV, which means that one-way broadcasts are a thing of the past. With the new mindset, broadcasting is really about multicasting – that is, allowing your audience an equal role in shaping your programs.

For corporations, this means giving your employees a voice in helping shape your organization’s evolution. For brands, this means giving your customers a role in defining future products. Mechanisms for enabling this two-way conversation include video, text chat, message boards, social walls and blogs.

Some past blog postings that provide more details on the concept:

Social Business TV is a Product

Social Business TV is available now.

Request a Social Business TV Pilot Program

I’ve been talking about the Social Business TV concept with many of you. And I have to say, the concept connects immediately with most everyone. The most common question I get is, “when can I have it?” The answer: NOW.

We’ve formally launched our product, Social Business TV. We can help you start up your own Social Business TV station today. Here are some resources I invite you to check out:

Social Business TV is Designed for Your Complete Success

While we formally launched Social Business TV this week, we’ve actually been building TV stations for clients (with our strategic partners) for quite some time. We’ve helped enterprises, associations and many other organizations communicate with their target audience.

So your Social Business TV program comes not just with the technology we provide, but the know-how, expertise, processes, procedures that our experienced partners and the INXPO team deliver. Just some of the things we help with:

  • Working with your IT Team on bandwidth assessments.
  • Working with your Studio Broadcast Center to integrate their technologies into our’s.
  • Helping you design the best Digital Town Hall Meeting.
  • Providing your presenters with on-camera and webcam tips.
  • Helping you measure and assess your program’s ROI.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be launching our own Social Business TV station. It will be called INXPO TV and will become our primary mechanism to communicate with you. We’ll feature channels on marketing communications, internal communications and more. Stay tuned!

If you’d like to speak to me about Social Business TV, send me an email.