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FOMOfanz is simplifying the complex and translating the geek speak to cure your fear of missing out.  Hosted by Brian Fanzo, Founder of iSocialFanz, global millennial keynote speaker, and change evangelist.  Brian leverages his 9 years working in cyber security for the Department of Defense, his 2 years in cloud computing and social business combined with the past 4 years as an international keynote speaker and CEO of a social media strategy agency to share a unique perspective on a wide range of topics.  Brian is best known by @iSocialFanz the personal brand he’s grown to over 250k followers while being a proud Millennial and Dad of three girls.  FOMOfanz leverages Brian’s Think Like A Fan philosophy to provide unique access for his community live streaming the podcast each while being a daily content creator on SnapchatInstagramFacebook Live and Periscope.  Brian also co-hosts a podcast called SMACtalk with Daniel Newman which focuses on social, mobile, analytics and cloud that’s in it’s 4th year.  

Jan 12, 2017


My first week of travel and I dropped the ball.  Didn’t record while out of town so I had to make up for it by covering three of my favorite buzzwords: transparency, change, and collaboration.


On this episode, I break down the difference between transparency and oversharing and what role transparency plays in building digital trust.  I stress that transparency doesn't guarantee trust rather it gives people and an authentic window into who you are and why you do what you do.  I also wanted to simplify the conversation around transparency explaining how to factor in risk vs. reward when deciding what and how you want to embrace transparency.

Mindset Change for Collaboration

On the SMACtalk podcast I bring up my "3 T's" almost weekly as trust, training, and tools in that order are essential for all deployments and integrations of technology in this digital age.  I discuss my use of a new tool Cisco Spark and the importance of building a couple around the change to leverage any collaboration tool including Slack, Microsoft Yammer, Jive or even Google Drive.  I can't talk change without reminding people that it's not about forcing change rather inspiring it, teaching it, and doing it.

My Breaking News Moment:

Education and learning aren't the responsibility of your boss or your company rather any person that wants to succeed and achieve success in 2017 must take ownership of their learning and embrace what learning methods work best for you.

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I broke down the importance of K.I.S.S. or keep it simple stupid and the reason I've become an early fan of the new collaboration tool Cisco Spark.  Collaboration tools struggle to integrate new features like chat, video, and document sharing in an easy way that allows for user management as well as the scale of the collaboration community but my early impression of Cisco Spark is that simplicity was the focus from the start.  

During the show I mentioned the following links:

Guest on Podcasts:

Social Media Marketing Podcast with Mike Stelzner:

Youpreneur with Chris Ducker

BeYourself keynote I gave at NADP Leadership Conference

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We > Me Keynote

Tools I mentioned:

Cisco Spark Tool

Slack Collaboration Tool

Microsoft Sharepoint