Social Networking 101: New Media Specialists Sreenath Sreenivasan, Rohit Bhargava, Yvonne DiVita, Toby Bloomberg & David Riklan Appear on My Gab With the Gurus Radio Show Tuesday

Social networking: It’s a hot trend, but many people are still in the dark about this exciting development.

So get educated May 13 at 3 p.m. EDT when I host a special, one-hour Gab With the Gurus Radio Show on the subject. (Please note that my show was formerly called the Stop SUGAR SHOCK! Radio Show, but the URL remains the same.)

I’m thrilled to be able to present a group of distinguished panelists.

You’ll get tips and insights from the acclaimed new media specialist Sree_sreenivasan_smockvertSreenath Sreenivasan, Dean of Student Affairs and new media professor at Columbia Journalism School.

Sree also is WNBC’s tech reporter, founder of a helpful Sree Tips site and creator of the New to Sree blog.

He also teaches Smarter Surfing: Better Use of Your Web Time and Figuring Out Blogs and Whatever’s Next.

I also should note that Sree hosts a Sree Tips Radio Show on, the same site where I host my show.

Yvonne_divitacdvsm2You’ll also hear from Yvonne DiVita, author, public speaker and president/founder of Windsor Media Enterprises, an author’s services company that helps authors write, edit, produce and market their books.

Yvonne runs a whopping seven blogs: Lipsticking, A-ha! (Authors Helping Authors), WME, Beneath the Cover, Scratchings and Sniffings (a pet blog), Labor and Employment Law Blog and WME Books Blog.

(I’m in awe of Yvonne. How the heck does she have the time to work on so many blogs? That’s truly amazing! I have enough on my plate just running one blog although soon, I’ll be starting a second one, too, in which I provocative, playful columns I’ve written. Stay tuned.)

Another panelist is Rohit_150px_3Rohit Bhargava, founder of the Influential Marketing Blog, named one of the top 50 most influential marketing blogs in the world by AdAge magazine.

He also is author of the new book, Personality Not Included, which is a guide for companies Personality_not_included_home_boo_2 on how authenticity is the new standard that brands need live up to in the social media era.

The book features a forward by bestselling author and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki.

Rohit is senior vice president, Digital Strategy & Marketing, Ogilvy Public Relations.

He is also a founding member of the pioneering 360 Digital Influence team at Ogilvy, a leading agency in helping clients navigate the social media universe.

Toby_bloombergAlso joining us on for the social networking discussion on my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show is Toby Bloomberg, creator of the Diva Marketing blog.

Toby has over 15 years of traditional strategic marketing experience.

Combined with lessons she learned from her adventures in social media over the past four years, her company, Bloomberg Marketing, helps marketers join the new conversation, from blogs, to social networking to blogger relations, without, as she puts it, "getting blown-up."

David_riklanOur last panelist is David Riklan, who is president and founder of Self Improvement Online, the leading provider of self-improvement and personal growth information on the Internet.

David also is founder of four websites on self-improvement and natural health,,, and

David is also author of Self Improvement: The Top 101 Experts Who Help Us Improve Our Lives and  101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life.

To get an advance look at the subject, check out the article, The 15 Top Social Networking Sites.

Remember, if you miss the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show live, you can always listen later, at your convenience.

Please spread the word about this sure-to-be provocative, exciting and enlightening show.

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Connie Bennett is the bestselling author of Sugar Shock (Berkley Books) and Beyond Sugar Shock (Hay House), one or both of which have been praised by Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Mark Hyman and many others. Connie is now dedicated to discovering and sharing fast, super-simple, science-based secrets to Crush Your Cravings. (Her renewed interest in this topic began in late 2012, when she was walloped by Crazy Carb Cravings after losing her mother . She is now completing her next book, Crush Your Cravings On the Go™ and creating the companion Crush Your Cravings System.

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