Posts Tagged ‘140conf’

3
Aug

First look on my talk at the #140conf NYC

   Posted by: Alon   in Blog

Shalom everyone!

As you may know, a couple of months ago I gave a talk at the #140conf in NYC about Tweet Your Prayers @TheKotel. I think the talk went well; I got laughs, applause, and hugs. I hope to have a video of my talk up soon, and in the meanwhile, I’d like to share a few photos from the event. These were taken by Amanda McCormick a.k.a. Jellybean Boom (flickr page, Twitter). These photos are published here with Amanda’s permission, and more can be found at Amanda’s flickr page.

 

 

 

Amanda has also written a blog post about my talk (read it here), here’s an excerpt:

I certainly was taken by surprise by this idea of “Tweet your prayers” and the presentation of it. I’m not religious, but I found the creativity of this idea very appealing indeed. And Alon Nil framed it in a quite witty and self-deprecating way as the “anti-startup.”

She went on to write:

But his testimonials of people who’s lives had been improved by participating in his service were moving, too, prompting my deep appreciation of the creativity that he has applied to Twitter.

 

So, thanks a lot to Amanda for the blog post and of course the photos, and I hope to have a video of my talk up soon!

Best regards from the Holy Land :) ,

Alon

Shalom all!

As you may know, last month I traveled to the US in order to present my work with @TheKotel at the #140conf NYC. While I was there, I got a bit home-sick. This feeling led me to reflect on bigger issues. This video blog is the product. I filmed it in my hotel room (at the Roger Smith), the first place I got comfortable enough to take out the camera and say what’s on my mind & heart. Please watch and share your thoughts in the comments (or on Twitter, or anywhere else really :) ).

 

 

Yours with love from the Holy Land,

Alon

5
Jan

Help spread the word in the United States!

   Posted by: Alon   in Blog

Hello all!

Please hit play:

As you know, a few weeks ago I gave a talk in the #140conf (the 140 Characters Conference) in Tel-Aviv, about my experiences running TweetYourPrayers and @theKotel. Thousands have watched it online by now (and if you haven’t, it’s embedded below) and I have received countless comments, tweets and emails praising me for the talk and telling me how much it has touched and inspired them.

Since the talk touched so many people, the conference organizer, Mr. Jeff Pulver has kindly invited me to come to another conference he’s organizing in NYC in a couple of months. I really want to go to that conference and get a chance to spread my message to the US audience, and reach a broader audience in general. As you can learn from the talk I gave in Tel-Aviv, @TheKotel and the people who follow it, actually do make a change in this world. Just think to yourselves the impact of presenting my project in the US.

However, keep in mind this service is free of charge. I really can’t afford to go. I’m looking for a sponsor (or sponsors) for my trip. I think it’s a good deal for any company seeking some positive PR, because the costs are insignificant from a marketing perspective. Can you help in any way? Do you know someone who could? Please contact me.

Contact me.

If you haven’t watched my talk, here it is:


With love from the Holy Land,

Alon

28
Dec

My Inspirational Talk

   Posted by: Alon   in Blog

Shalom all!

On Dec. 6th I gave a talk at the 140Conf (a conference dedicated to ‘the state of now’, Twitter, social networks and real-time online interaction), in which I presented the story behind @TheKotel & TweetYourPrayers and my experiences running this service. I talked about how taking prayers to the Western-Wall affected people’s lives, and changed mine as well.

The talk went well, and many members of the crowd contacted me to say it was a very inspirational talk that touched them deeply.

I want to share this talk with you. It’s finally online. Please dedicate a few minutes of your time to watch what I have to say, and send this presentation to your friends. I want to spread good will and inspiration! Help me achieve this goal. Help me touch people’s hearts.


I want to thank the organizer of the conference – Mr. Jeff Pulver for believing in me and giving me the stage to present the work that I do, for all of his help before the conference and for being so great afterwards. I really feel we connected and became friends that day, as we shared a very unique experience. Jeff’s been so supportive and friendly, and as you can see in the video the man wouldn’t stop hugging me! :P .  (Check out  Jeff’s blog).

Another thank you is due for the man who actually shot this video and made it available for the world to watch. If it wasn’t for Chaim Goldman’s hard work, help and dedication, I wouldn’t be able to share my message with you. So thank you Chaim of GoGlobal New Media Marketing! You’re greatly appreciated!

Thanks also to my friend Erez Shermer, a very talented young man whose professional photographs you see in the presentation. Another thank you is to KerneL, for stepping up (or sitting down) when I needed her.

There are so many more people I need to thank, it would be impossible for me to write them all down. It doesn’t mean they’re not appreciated – quite the contrary! So many people have helped me with this incredible endeavor, and they are all appreciated and cherished.

I want to thank all of YOU – followers and friends, for being there and for sharing the video above. I really believe we can make a change and touch more people by spreading the message. Please share this video with the world (click on the small icons below)!

Your friend in the Holy Land,

Alon
P.S. – every personal message written on the slides was published with the sender’s approval.

(post updated 01-01-10)