By: Hillel Fuld
As you might have noticed, I have been posting interviews with some of the shakers of the Web and tech industries. This is something I started doing a while back.
While these interviews have been a great experience for me to learn from some of the biggest names out there, the main advantage has been the relationships I have created. I love the fact that I can DM Alyssa Milano or joke around with Robert Scoble. I have spoken to Mike McCue on the phone (he is just as nice as online), and I am always learning from Chris Pirillo. Why am I telling you this? Because, as awesome as it might sound to be able to communicate with these rock stars, I take no credit for myself, and I will explain why.
When trying to land every single one of the interviews below, I did not hire a PR agency or draft a professional email. I opened up Twitter, wrote to the person asking for an interview, and the rest is history. If you are not on Twitter yet, you are missing out on great potential, no matter what you do in life. Building relationships and creating a network is something everyone can benefit from and what better place to do it than Twitter?
In addition to the credit to Twitter as a platform, the people I have interviewed also deserve a shoutout. After all, they are all pretty important people with insanely busy schedules, and for every person mentioned below, there is one person who I tried to interview (Ahem, Zuckerberg), and am still awaiting a response from. The people below could have just as easily ignored my request, but they responded and responded positively. Trust me, none of these superstars needed the extra exposure or recognition that Technmarketing gave them. They did it because a person asked them for a favor, so for that, I thank them.
Here’s the list of interviews. Bookmark it, because I’ll be updating it as I add more.