Live Internet Marketing Networking, John Chow Interview Videos
Internet Marketing Networking at its best just happened at Dot Com Pho in Vancouver’s Happy Pho Restaurant. To market on the net you’ll, more likely than not, need a good camera. Panasonic Lumix GF2 and GF3 were covered by John Chow. The Keys to the City Award privileges mused upon and a lot of fun was had.
Rather than write about the virtues of meeting online people at live events which I have done before several times (read 5 Reasons For Internet Marketing Networking and Meet Fellow Bloggers Live if you haven’t read them yet), I decided to show you and write more about what happens at some of them.
The most recent Dot Com Pho in Vancouver with 10 participants included the famous blogger and internet marketer John Chow.
Asking him questions and opinions and picking his brain is a lot of fun not to mention the value of what one learns.
It’s great to see and actually put your hands on some of the tools of the trade he uses. This time it was the Panasonic Lumix GF2 camera which I held in my hands before. But now we talked about the new Lumix GF3 as well.
It turns out that the GF3 is smaller and won’t have the shoe anymore. Thus it is lighter but otherwise the functionality is the same.
Below is the video of John Chow on Lumix GF2 versus Lumix GF3 which I highly recommend you watch to find out the price of the new model as well as how you can trade in the GF2 camera for a hefty credit towards the new one.
Top internet marketers often receive awards and nice privileges for their achievements. There is one award which very few people know much about and that is Keys To the City Award. While most people seem to have heard about it, they don’t seem to know if it gives any privileges to the recipient.
So Far John Chow has not received keys to any city and it remais to be seen if he ever will.
But what does he know and think about it?
Find out in the video below what John Chow’s views are on the Keys To the City Award privileges:
Since we didn’t get a definitive answer from the very interesting conversation with John you can read what I found later just below.
The Keys To The City Award Privileges
The usually oversized and decorative key is given to honor the person who gets it. It’s otherwise completely useless as it doesn’t open any doors.
You don’t get access to anything that you normally don’t have access to without the key. It doesn’t entitle you to a free stay at any hotel, the city hall, the mayors residence or anywhere else.
The award is purely ceremonial and aside from bragging rights, if you should want to use them, doesn’t provide anything tangible.
The Keys to the City Award is a symbolic gift in the form of ornamental or otherwise pretty key presented to people a city wants to give honor to. It is a symbolic and ceremonial gesture (an empty gesture really) of appreciation and welcome.
No privileges are given to the recipient of this award nowadays.
Historically, when cities had walls around them and were heavily guarded and a permission to enter a city was needed, the Keys to the City Award gave significant privileges.
Would you like to be honored by getting a ceremonial key or would you rather be given a key that opens at least one real door?
How about the Panasonic GF2 and GF3 cameras, do you have or would you like to have one?
What camera are you currently using to make videos and for still pictures, do you use different cameras separately or do you use one camera for both videos and regular pictures?
Please answer at least one of these questions and add your related thoughts in the comments section and tweet and bookmark this post to enable others to join the conversation.
Authored by Vance Sova
Tagged with: Internet Marketing Networking • John Chow Interview • Keys to the City Award Privileges • Lumix GF2 vs Lumix GF3
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23 thoughts on “IM Networking-Lumix GF2 & GF3 Cameras-Keys To the City Award”
I feel that while the GF3 is smaller than the GF2, it really goes in the wrong direction. It loses the hot shoe, the smaller design isn’t as grip-friendly, and it adds very little in terms of value. The M4/3 format is supposed to be a smaller DSLR alternative and the GF3 is pushing more toward being a consumer p&s again. Even though my Olympus E-PL1 is more consumer-oriented than the E-P2 or E-P3, it still feels more “prosumer” than “consumer” to me.
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August 18th, 2011 at 4:46 pm
I tend to agree with you. The hot shoe is good and getting rid of it to mildly lower the weight is not worth it. Smaller size is not always better and to me the GF2 size is just about right. You’d think that a company like Panasonic would do their consumer research to find out what people want. But if they are trying to cater to people who aren’t professional in the slightest then they may lose people like you and I.
If that’s the case they should also aim at drastically lowering the price. The GF3 is the same price as the GF2 and does nothing more minus the hot shoe. Not very clever step on Panasonic’s part if you ask me.
Thanks for the fine comment.
Josh Rimer@YouTube Marketing Tactics Reply:
August 18th, 2011 at 6:11 pm
Some good points in Michael’s comment there! 🙂
August 19th, 2011 at 12:29 am
That’s right Josh.
If I didn’t know you and if you hadn’t sent me a nice email answering my YouTube questions I’d have to think about the length of your comment being a bit inadequate but as it is I’m OK with it.
Michael indeed hit the nail on the head with his comment. But there are other question in my post that I want answered. For example I really want to know which camera you use.
I personally don’t snap photos nor do I record videos…
From what you’ve said, it would seem that John Chow would make a good mentor…
August 21st, 2011 at 11:35 pm
It looks like you use other people to do that for you then. John Chow is a good person to know. One can learn a lot from by observing what he does. He’s not really mentoring as such.
It seems by the time I earn enough from internet marketing to buy a Lumix GF3, they would have rolled out GFX (X=10)! 🙂
Thanks for posting these videos. Being successful and maintaining this level of humility is awesome.
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I haven’t had the opportunity to use Lumix, really. I’m quite satisfied with how the iPhone 4 does videos. I know, I know. Well, I’m actually planning to get a digital camera that does HD video as well, as I get more serious in taking videos. So for that, thank you for the review. Appreciate it!
I wouldn’t mind just getting a ceremonial key, honestly I’d just be happy getting the award at all before I’d really care about what door the key could open! 🙂
I loved the Panasonic Lumix GF2 camera and i think that the new Lumix GF3 will be brilliant. Thanks for the article.
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The interview has been very interesting and the topics have been discussed in a very useful way. John Chow is great expert.
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I wouldn’t mind just getting a ceremonial key, honestly I’d just be happy getting the award at all before I’d really care. | 😛
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I currently use the Canon PowerShot S95, ten megapixels and it’s excellent in low light conditions – the kind you will find at many award ceremonies. I had always assumed ‘the key to the city’ wasn’t exactly that :), but I wonder whether the first ever ‘key to the city’ awarded actually did open every door.
Anything from Canon is absolutely perfect!
January 6th, 2012 at 12:01 pm
I had a Canon camera that quit working after less than 4 years for no reason. I don’t think that everything from Canon or any other company is absolutely perfect. Thanks for commenting
Marlo@Pediatric Dentist Reply:
February 18th, 2012 at 12:06 am
Yes, not all Canon cameras could last for years except when extremely maintained. But I adore their quality products and got some spare parts to improve old cams.
Panasonic GF2 and GF3 cameras are both good camera and i have used both of them .
April 8th, 2012 at 9:11 am
Thanks for commenting. Since you used both of them, how would you compare the two cameras and which one do you like better?
I have Panasonic Lumix GF2, and like this camera a lot, I have no problem with it.
I wouldn’t mind just getting a ceremonial key, honestly I’d just be happy getting the award at all before I’d really care. |
Lumix GF3 is incredibly good and gives very beautiful clicks but I think its now Canon era. Everything from Canon is just brillient. I was using GF3 and was very satisfied with it but using Canon Power Shot SX260 is quiet diffrent experience.
July 20th, 2012 at 12:15 pm
Thanks for commenting and sharing your experience. I’m not sure if it’s a Canon era now or not but they are definitely very good cameras.
Yes, I agree. Canons are ruling now. All their products are excellent. We have used both GF2 and GF3 and I personally feel both of them are equally good.
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