Women of Google+ : Maddie Grant

As we come across amazing women in Google+, we wanted to highlight some of them and give you the opportunity to find out how fabulous they are for yourself.

Women of Google+ : Maddie GrantFeatured G+’er : Maddie Grant

How did you originally get invited to Google+?

I got in very early, maybe even the first day – I’m an association/nonprofit industry social media blogger and I was one of the first to be in in my community. It just happened :)

What benefits are you seeing from being in Google+?

I’m having deeper conversations with more people. I’m aware of a deep undercurrent of desire to have an alternative to Facebook, which everyone hates but has to be on because everyone else is on. G+ might just be the way. Almost everyone loves it; it’s intuitive, and creative.

How does Google+ fit into your life or career?

I’m a social media consultant so I will end up teaching it to associations and nonprofits if their online communities navigate there.

A particularly interesting story or thoughts you may want to add regarding Google+

Just that I love the G+ vs FB battle meme, all those hilarious pictures – keep me in giggles all day long.

Where can I find more information about this fabulous woman?

Maddie Grant, CAE is the co-author of Open Community: a little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web, and Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World. Maddie is also the lead editor for SocialFishing, one of the most visited and respected blogs written for association executives, where she gets to express her viewpoint as a classic Gen-X early adopter and “shiny new toy” addict. As the chief social media strategist for SocialFish, Maddie draws from more than 10 years of experience in marketing, communications, and international business operations to help associations large and small build capacity for using social media to achieve business results. Find Maddie at Socialfish.

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