After the gift fair (see below post) I went to a sensational (free) seminar run by the NSW Women in Biz program on engaging the customer using web 2.0, blogs and wikis which was part of small business month http://www.smallbusinessmonth.nsw.gov.au/. FANTASTIC - The guest speaker was Laurel Papworth, a social network strategist who runs WorldCommunities http://world.com.au. I learned so much in 3 hrs! Laurel was a very engaging speaker who talked at a basic level of understanding rather than technical babble. I actually walked away extremely excited and bursting with idea's on how to get bowerbirdvintage engaged important/relevant web based communities. If you are interested in this area have a look at Laurels website or check out her blog at: http://www.silkcharm.blogspot.com/
I also recommend checking out all the other fab things going on at small biz month as the line up is huge and covers most industries. I'm off to a fashion evening next week for a bit of a smooze and a great networking opportunity.