Regional Business Talk just posted an interview that I did with Ed Burghard of Strengthening Brand America a few weeks ago — you can read the summary and listen to or download the interview here.
As the wunderkinds behind the site wrote,
Ed and Della also discuss the importance of creating meaningful public engagement to support economic development strategies. Della is not a fan of traditional public meetings and offers her thoughts on a more effective and efficient way to engage your community.
This interview provides you with a practical understanding of how to leverage the thinking and support of your community to achieve sustainable economic prosperity.
Interestingly, this was the second interview I’ve done focusing on the why and how of doing better, more meaningful — and less destructive — public engagement around economic development(the first one was with my friends at Podcatalyst). It’s a topic that I haven’t heard many people in the economic development world talk about, but people are clearly starting to realize how important that is.
I’m currently in the early stages of an upcoming Wise Fool Press publication that will give some specific tools for doing that, and I’m doing my second and third runs on a training about that topic this spring. More as we get it done!
In case you missed it, we’re collecting short readings from The Local Economy Revolution to give people a taste of what the book — and the approach are about. You can find links to the audio selections on this page, and you can stream it or download it on about any internet-enabled device. If you follow Wise Economy Radio on SoundCloud, you will find the audio there as well. Just click the “Selections from the Local Economy Revolution” playlist.
Is there a part of the book that has particularly resonated for you? Would you like to do a reading? Send me an MP3 file of you reading your favorite selection at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can be on the radio! Well, such as it is….
Don’t know how to record an MP3? I use free piece of software called Audacity, or pretty much any digital recording tool will do the job. Have fun!
Finally, we are ready for your eyes and your hearts!
The Local Economy Revolution: What’s Changed and How You Can Help is hot off the presses (real/virtual) and available for purchase in your favorite media and on your favorite device! Click “here” below to access your preferred platform:
- Kindle e-reader here. (Free Kindle Reader app for your smartphone or tablet or computer here).
- Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader here.
- Hard copy via Lulu.com here.
- Simple PDF version here
iBook version is in process.
If you like what you see/read, be sure to do three things:
1) Give it a review on the site where you bought it — if you can give it a good review, that’d be even better!
2) Bookmark this site so that you can find out about the examples, the extras and the conversations that will be hosted here soon.
3) Share this page with your friends, colleagues, junior staff, classmates, Board members, volunteers and anyone else you think could use a dose of insight and encouragement.
Thanks. Vive la revolucion!
Just finished going through all of the edits and comments of the dedicated/nuts group of people who volunteered to go through the final draft of the Local Economy Revolution. That there is a lot of work. Thanks, folks!
So… this puppy is read to go to print, or whatever you call it anymore. Thankfully, that’s a much quicker process now than when I wrote my first book 15 years ago. Stay tuned for links to all your fave ebook sources!
At long last, the thing that I have been referring to cryptically as the #econdevRev book is almost ready to be born. Slightly less length of gestation than my real pregnancies…. and fewer stretch marks, hopefully.
We’re finishing up edits, checking citations and figuring out how to make nice with Kindle and IBook, so hang tight. Current expected launch date is September 20. We’ll post information about how to purchase it here… when we figure that out for ourselves. More soon….