Long after the conference has concluded, it's the connections that continue

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Social Media Marketing World – Networking Tips [Live G+ Hangout]

The video below is a live Google Hangout for folks who were preparing to go to Social Media Marketing World (SMMW).  I provide networking tips to help them get prepared for the conference.

YouTube Link just in case you can’t see the video

What stood out most to you?  What question would you like answered as you prepare for your next conference?

Remember, long after the conference has concluded it’s the connections that continue.

Your Ambassador,
Mike Ambassador Bruny

The Conference For Men on the Hashtags to Handshakes Show

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I had a chance to connect with Mike Hrostoski the creator of “The Conference For Men,” taking place on April 25 – 27 in sunny San Diego, CA.

The Questions

  1. What sparked the idea for The Conference for men?
  2. Who should attend the conference?
  3. What does the agenda look like?
  4. What do you want folks to get out of the conference?
  5. How can someone become a speaker for your conference in the future?

I learned a lot and I’m sure you will too about why this conference is so needed (listen up men and the women who love them).

Mike is a very genuine dude and you can feel his passion for the subject and more importantly for the men he serves.

Once again the conference is called: The Conference For men

It takes place in: San Diego, CA

The Date: April 25 – 27

More info: Conference For Men 

If you want to contact Mike directly you can do so at: Hrostoski@Gmail.com

As always, my goal is to help you Run The Point (take action) from where you are, with what you have.

Your Ambassador,

Mike Ambassador Bruny

4 Ways to Attend Conferences For Free

It’s tough to network at conferences when you can’t get there.  Let’s face it, the cost of attending conferences are high.  But what if you could find a way cut out one of the expenses.  What if you could attend without paying for a ticket.  I’ve attended conferences for free in the past by using three techniques and you can easily do the same thing.

Be A Speaker

Agreeing to speak at a conference is one of the easier ways to attend a conference.  If you can make the cut you will be able to get your ticket cost covered, get a platform to share your brilliance and be in a position where people will want to connect with you.  Speaking for a ticket is how I attended SXSW for the first time.

Be in the Media

I’ve done interviewing work for the Massachusetts Conference For Women and was in turn provided a media pass.  You can reach out to the organizers to find out if you could attend as a blogger (that means you would actually have to have a blog) or offer to conduct interviews of there speakers before the conference in exchange for a conference ticket.

Be Scholarly

You can keep your eyes out or ask the conference organizers if they have any scholarship opportunities and what the criteria is.  I attended Inbound 2013 by applying for a scholarship (see my scholarship video below).

You Tube Link: http://youtu.be/7OAl_ZOrmlM

Be a Volunteer

I haven’t had the opportunity to use this method yet but know plenty of folks who have volunteered their time in exchange for a free ticket to a conference.  The work you contribute can take place before, during or after the conference.

What are methods have you heard of or tried that got you a free ticket to a conference?

Remember, long after the conference has concluded, it’s the connections that continue.

Your Ambassador,

Mike Ambassador Bruny