is a writer, consultant and keynote speaker on issues related to social media and business communications. He is CEO of SI Associates, in the San Francisco Bay Area.
He is author of four books:
- Naked Conversations, regarded by many as the seminal book that introduced traditional business to social media.
- Twitterville, perhaps the most critically praised of 43 books published on the popular social network.
- The Conversational Corporation, a Dow Jones eBook, that examines enterprise online communities.
- Stellar Presentations: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Giving Great Talks, a short book that uses Israel’s signature story-telling to paint a large, but highly detailed picture of how to make winning presentations.
Israel writes The Social Beat
column at Forbes.com
and has contributed previously to OpenForum
He has been a keynote speaker more than 50 times, addressing audiences on five continents and is a presentation coach for other speakers.
He has consulted more than 200 companies of all sizes on communications strategies, particularly related to social media. He has been an executive speechwriter, ghostwriter and guest writer. He has produced numerous webinars, conducted internal work teams in workshops, and often serves as an advisor to startups on communication strategies.
His blog GlobalNeighbourhoods.net
is often listed among the world’s top business blogs. A key feature is his SM Global Report, where he has interviewed more than 600 people in 25 countries about how social media has changed lives and work.