Every once in awhile a product, a service, or a company comes along and surprises you. Last week I saw @Totally_Toni of A Daily Dose of Toni tweet something out about Startpoken.com and then I remembered that I was going to need a Poken for Blogher. So I hopped onto the site and instantly saw exactly what I wanted. I clicked, paid and forgot about it until... the day after the next day, a little package came for me. It was this...
Smokin' fast service! And now I'll be able to take it with me when I head to Boulder on Saturday for the local Blogher meet-up. I am going to get to meet a few of my favorite bloggy friends from Colorado in person!
I had such a great experience with Startpoken.com that I decided to share it with you all. First, if you do not know what a Poken is you will soon, especially if you are going to be networking at Blogher! A Poken is essentially an electronic business card, or as the founder of Poken calls it, a social business card, and a stinkin' adorable one at that. These little mini chips pass information from one Poken to the other when touched so that you can get a persons contact info and then just upload it when you get home. No need for a business card people, this is totally green! Except for all the plastic stuff... but hey, save a tree, kill the ozone. (PLEASE, it's a joke, I love the ozone layer, I'm even installing solar and participating in the city's voluntary composting program...)
And get this, you know the loud talking offensive guy/gal with coffee breath that you meet while networking, and desperately want to never see again? Problem solved! Poken has a built in system for handling these types of situations, while still maintaining your desire to be tactful and, as always, classy. Just double click this little button and the offending person will not get your information at all. Pretty sweet, huh?
Aren't these the most adorable little accessory with a purpose ever?
These are the ones that my kids (and husband) have picked out. I'm not sure why my kids need a poken, but it is a totally awesome form of bribery right now. I think I'll get some good mileage out this.
The founder of Start Poken Inc., Roger, enclosed his business card with an email address in it. I decided to drop him a line and let him know how happy I was and that I would be doing a review on my site. He emailed me back and offered to do a giveaway for YOU, my awesome readers! So if you are going to Blogher you'll want to enter this one. Besides, I don't ever get ya'll cool stuff like this very often so you best take advantage while the going is good!
Enter to win a Geisha Poken just like mine: Click on this link www.startpoken.com and right on that front page you'll see all the Poken options. Leave a comment telling me what your favorite Poken is. This is the only requirement to enter.
For Extra Entries: (please leave a comment for each one)
1. Facebook Friend Start Poken HERE
3. Follow me.
4. Subscribe in a reader.
5. Give me your first born child ... not really, I'm good with the three angels I already have.
6. Twitter this:
Start Poken Giveaway - Ends Midnight Wed!! #startpoken http://www.banteringblonde.com/2009/06/smokin-fast-shipping-at-startpokencom.html
7. Follow me on twitter HERE
8. You know what ... after all that hoopla above, enter as many dang times as ya want but you gotta give me a good reason it should count for cryin' out loud.
Ya'll know me, I'm not big into the whole review giveaway drag it out thang so this Geisha girl is going home with someone on Thursday morning. Enter before midnight on Wednesday June 17th. I'll be using Random.org on Thursday morning.
Oh, and if you don't win this one you might want to head on over and RSVP for the MomActive twitter LAUNCH party sponsored by CHILD-HOOD on Thursday night 5-8pm PST and listen to our VERY FIRST show on BlogTalkRadio at 1pm PST on Friday - We might just be giving away a few or twenty more POKENs!!! RSVP HERE to win from the list of over 20 giveaway items!