Want My Copy of Trust Agents?

Trust.When I started reading Chris Brogan and Julien Smith’s book, Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust , I planned to jot notes, tweet summaries and scribble in the margins. But I must admit that I did none of these things. You see, these two write so engagingly that once you are IN the book, you forget about everything else. Normally this only happens to me with novels, but there are some great storytelling elements in Trust Agents – and with every chapter my mind was whirring – in agreement or thinking through how an idea could be put into action.

What I liked about this book is that it focuses on YOU – the person who participates in the world of social networks. It shows you how to begin to build profitable relationships with these “trust agents” – “digitally savvy people who use the Web to humanize businesses using transparency, honesty and genuine relationships”. It also shows you how you too, can become a trust agent.

One of the suggestions in the last chapter was to give your book away. Now, I love collecting books, but I like this idea. There is a great deal of value in this book for anyone interested in the online space. So, while I would encourage you to BUY a copy of the book – you have a small chance to get a copy FREE. It’s in excellent condition – no margin notes, no marks – and it smells like new. If you want it, leave me a comment telling me why YOU should be trusted with this book. You only have until the end of the week.

Oh, and I will mail it to you anywhere in the world.

So tell me, should you be trusted?

7 thoughts on “Want My Copy of Trust Agents?

  1. I’d love a copy, although I’d expect there are people more worthy of it than myself.
    I’m one of the writers/founders of an AFL blog that has been going for just under a year now, I love reading all I can find out there in terms of ways to improve my blog and I feel the book would help in that regard.
    If I don’t obtain your copy I’ll be sure to get one, its just a matter of when…
    If I do, after I’m done, I’ll pass it on to the other 5 people involved in our blog.

  2. Giving away books is a great idea! I only started getting into reading a few years ago – seriously. Yet that did not stop me from filling up bookshelves with all kinds of books. So now I read a book, blog my “takeaways” from it at thehotiron.com, and give it to someone else. My bookshelf is down to a manageable size, and many people have enjoyed getting something for free!
    I’ll spare you the international shipping – there must be someone Down Under who’d like it!

  3. My name is Louise and I’m an actor/writer living in New York City. I work in a part of the entertainment industry that seems slow to embrace social media and networking. Or embrace it in the wrong wa, that’s probably more accurate. I’m the opposite. I am convinced that it will be the way to grow and sustain my career IF I do it correctly. I know that many small businesses are ‘one person against the world’ but I often feel truly alone in my quest to learn and expand. I’m new and young and no one I know is trying to activate anything like what this book teaches. I can use all the help I can get. I actually want to buy this book but have those funds allocated out to other necessary avenues (living staples and career goals alike). Thanks for considering me.

  4. I’m a sophomore mechanical engineering student at UC Berkeley, part of Cal’s race team, and the CEO of a couple month old startup called RootSurge. My goal is to start my own consumer car company with a racing devision and I’m willing to do whatever it takes to get there. I’ve been building my skills as a racer and engineer for most of my life and I’m just now starting to seriously build my skills as a business owner and leader. I’ve put all my money into getting this company off the ground, but think a book like this could influence the rest of my career in a great way.

  5. I would love this book. I am very active on twitter and facebook for my own businesses and I also have a few of my own clients that I help with social media. Many of the companies that I deal with are very old school and don’t grasp the power of Web 2.0 and social media for brand management.
    I hope that reading this book will help me to better explain to potential clients and others of exactly why they need to participate in the public discussion about their brand. After all, it is already happening with out them.

  6. Trusted with this book? you ask,
    A noble and benevolent task,
    From authors credible and true,
    Gavin I would not lie to you,
    Such a book would mean to me,
    The world of possibility,
    It would be the honour of Ages,
    To bury my head in this book’s pages

  7. Couldn’t agree more about the book. It’s a great read you won’t want to put down and I’ve got a lot of ideas from it to implement in my business. Nice idea on the book recycling. Mine has scribbles otherwise I’d do the same.

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