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Shashi Bellamkonda
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Attended Wharton, Indira Gandhi Open University, Montgomery College, Osmania University, Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology
Lives in Washington DC , Maryland , Virginia
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New Census data: Americans are returning to the far-flung suburbs
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The rise and fall — and tentative rise again — of the "exurb."
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I have been attending Techcocktail for probably as long as they have been held. At the event yu will enjoy meeting the #DCtech Startup community, entrepreneurs, VCs, Tech, marketing ninjas, journalists. The room has a lot of magic and I have made several serendipitous connections there.
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See You at Tech Cocktail on April 8th with author Ben Parr and Khorus’ Joel Trammell
I have been attending Techcocktail for probably as long as they have been held.  At the event yu will enjoy  meeting the #DCtech Startup community, entrepreneurs, VCs, Tech, marketing ninjas, journalists. The room has a lot of magic and I have made several ...
I have been attending Techcocktail for probably as long as they have been held. At the event yu will enjoy meeting the #DCtech Startup community, entrepreneurs, VCs, Tech, marketing ninjas, journalists. The room has a lot of magic and I have made several serendipitous connections there.
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My Best 5 Restaurants in Washington DC List for Shel Holtz
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Study Reveals Blogging Declined Among Inc. 500 for First Time in 8 Years. What This Means for Your Small BusinessNora Ganim Barnes, Ph.D, Director, Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, and team recently conducted a longitudinal study of its annual in-depth study on theusage of social media by the fastest-growing corporations in the U.S. in the Inc. 500 list. Among the findings, they discovered that bloggin...
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Graduating from Coffee University at Vigikante Coffee in Hyattsville
Vigilante Coffee Company is on Route 1 in Hyattsville's Art District very close to the Palette Apartments and the surrounding new retail with BusBoys & Poets, Tara Thai, Curry 6 and others. Vigilante Coffee company hosted a Yelp Elite event and explained th...
Vigilante Coffee company hosted a Yelp Elite event and explained the intricacies of Espresso coffee making, brewing coffee and the drying and roasting of coffee beans. Vigilante Coffee has arrangements with coffee growers to ship beans from different coutries in the world.
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#sxsw prep tips
This year, is the first time since 2008 I am skipping SXSW due to several personal reasons. SXSW is a conference where you meet and connect with all the folks you have met virtually online and then want to meet offline.# 1 : Leave time for networking and do not crowd your schedule with only sessions#2 : Look for events on EventBrite to network with other SXSW attendees#3 : Don't stand in lines, you will meet enough people that you can connect wit...
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I am excited to go to the Career Day at my son's school next month. Last night my son came back and reminded me that I needed to practice for my career day speech. He has been watching people sign up for Career Day speakers and without batting an eyelid said " Dad, my friends and classmates do not understand what you do." Ouch! It seems other parents coming to Career Day have careers like doctors, engineers, psychologists, in the Armed forces. I ...
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We need this.  Houzz: 11 Ways to Save Water at Home. 
Americans have been blessed with a steady supply of clean water, for outdoor as well as indoor use. It’s a privilege we often take for granted. But with much of the Western United States in severe, years-long drought, attention is turning to water use — and abuse. California regulators this week tightened emergency restrictions on water use, including in residential landscapes, and said tougher restrictions could be on the way. California Gov. Je...
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INFOGRAPHIC: How the millennial generation will transform the economy – based on research from Goldman Sachs
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Study Reveals Blogging Declined Among Inc. 500 for First Time in 8 Years. What This Means for Your Small BusinessNora Ganim Barnes, Ph.D, Director, Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, and team recently conducted a longitudinal study of its annual in-depth study on theusage of social media by the fastest-growing corporations in the U.S. in the Inc. 500 list. Among the findings, they discovered that bloggin...
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Do you remember the craving and the dreams of your childhood? In times of despair and happiness, you can fearlessly or joyfully imagine and dream in your sleep or while awake.Today's startup successes are a product of thoughts, imagination and dreams of the founders. Dreams energize a passion that motivates and gives you courage to do extraordinary things.Here is a video when I was honored to be in the Washington Business Journal's Minority Busin...
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  • Wharton, Indira Gandhi Open University, Montgomery College, Osmania University, Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology
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Social connector, Community Cheerleader and Marketing Strategy, Smiles are free & priceless, Speaker - Small Business & Social Media. VP- Digital Marketing, The Bozzuto Group & Adjunct Marketing Georgetown Univ (opinions my own)
Introduction

Shashi Bellamkonda Speaker and Digital Marketing Expert is the Vice. President, Digital Marketing at The Bozzuto Group whose mission statement is " the best real estate company in America." Bellamkonda is also the Adjunct faculty member of Georgetown University. After several years of enriching experience in the hospitality industry which also included being a chef, Shashi transformed his hobby of computers and technology to his career working in areas like Customer service, Program Management, Digital marketing and Social Media.

Shashi Bellamkonda was featured in Washingtonian's Top 100 Tech Titans list in the Community and Thought leadership category of the Washington Tech Titans list : http://bit.ly/ttshashi and the Washington Business Journal called him the Social Listener http://bit.ly/wbjshashi. Other media mentions include Washington Post, WUSA9, NY1 TV, Webmaster Radio, BlogTalk Radio, SAP Global Survey by Shel Israel, Shel Holtz's ForImmediateRelease, Tech BisNow, Capitol Communicators and many other digital and media publications.

Shashi is passionate about helping small business and has spoken on Small Business and social media tools at conferences like SXSW, IABC, PRSA, and Affiliate Summit. Blogging is a passion and along with http://blog.networksolutions.com he blogs at http://www.shashi.co and writes for The Washington Business Journal, blog, examiner.com and occasionally for techcocktail.com. Shashi speaks at national and regional small business, communications and marketing conferences. Few examples are SXSW, PRSA Digital Impact 2010, Optimization Summit, Affiliate Summit, Affcon, All Services Social Media Council, New Comm Forum (SNCR.org) 2009, American Independent Writers, NVTC,Tech Council of Maryland, Greater Baltimore Technology Council , DC Chamber of Commerce, and IABC.

Shashi started his blog ( http://www.shashi.co ) to keep his thousands of on and offline friends and fans up to date on the coolest new sites and tech-toys to check out, and to answer their questions about social media and technology. Some of the topics include how to prevent pop-ups, how to avoid viruses, how to save computers from hackers, and the ever popular 'Why is my computer freezing?' A resident of Maryland, Shashi Bellamkonda speaks 7 languages and ardently works to spin his favorite hobbies into his profession. Shashi lives for technology, testing new innovations and helping people with small businesses to succeed. A self-described 'Internet junkie' and thought leader,


Community Sites:

http://shashi.co

http://bozzuto.com

http://www.readythoughts.com
http://www.carryoncurry.com

Speaking Engagements

• SXSW
• Affiliate Summit
• New Comm Forum (SNCR.org)
• Online Media Bootcamp
• American Independent Writers
• Affcon
• Northern Virgina Tech Council
• Search and Social Woot

• Blog Potomac
• Podcamp DC, Philly
• SocialDevCamp Baltimore
• Tech Council of Maryland
• Greater Baltimore Technology Council
- DC Chamber of Commerce
- International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)

Interviews/Media

Featured in Washingtonian's Top 100 Tech Titans list in Community and Thought leadership category (http://www.washingtonian.com/articles/people/12164.html)

Profiled in the Washington Business Journal’s People and Community Column as Shashi Bellamkonda : Social Listener

Shel Israel, PR guru and co-Author of Naked Conversation's blog http://redcouch.typepad.com/weblog/2008/02/sap-global-surv.html

Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson For Immediate Releasehttp://blog.holtz.com/index.php/weblog/fir_interview_shashi_bellamkonda_social_media_swami_network_solutions/

Jiyan Wei on WebMasterRadio.fm ‘s Cover story
http://www.webmasterradio.fm/Public-Relations/Cover-Story/Social-Media-Driving-Customer-Acquisitions.htm

Brent Leary on Business talk Radio

John C Havens On Blog Talk Radiohttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/iabc/2008/04/16/interview-with-shashi-bellamkonda

Use Friendly Thinking Show on Blog Talk Radio by Paul Chaney http://www.blogtalkradio.com/userfriendlythinking/2009/05/08/a-conversation-with-the-social-media-swami

Gab with the Gurus show interview with Connie Benetthttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/gabwiththegurus/2009/03/24/facebook-fast-path-to-friends-fame-fun-join-gurus-jesse-stay-mari-smith-greg-atwan-etc

Cio Update : http://www.cioupdate.com/trends/article.php/3850306/Tweeting-for-Dollars--Embracing-Social-Media.htm

Marketing with Social Media on IMI Tech Talkhttp://www.gcast.com/user/imitechtalk/podcast/main?nr=1&&s=95598143

Bragging rights
Mentioned as a successful case study in 15 books http://bit.ly/R0PV2i
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VP, Digital Marketing, The Bozzuto Group and Social Media Swami
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  • The Bozzuto Group
    VP, Digital Marketing, present
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Washington DC , Maryland , Virginia
Previously
India - India, Russia, Japan, Sweden, - Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, Dominican Republic, Peru - Canada, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, UK - Peru - Puerto Rico
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