I had the honor of serving as a conference networking ambassador for Social Media Marketing World for the third year in a row.
We added a lot of extras into this years conference when it came to helping the attendees make connections. One of the big changes was having me do a keynote talking about some great ways to connect at the conference. I managed to get a copy of the talk for your viewing pleasure.
The video below is about 15 minutes short but I think it’s worth watching.
I really had fun and spoke to many of the things that get in the way of people making great connections, including what to do when you feel you have nothing to offer the person you are talking to.
Pop Quiz: Can you tell me the stage name of the poet I name at the beginning of my talk?
I hope you enjoyed the video.
Don’t forget to grab a FREE copy of The conference networking report for even more great tips on how to create an environment conducive to making great connections.
A few weeks ago I attended Inbound 2013 in Boston. I attended on a scholarship (I’m wicked smaart) and was honored to be there. I came in there with 2 goals. 1. Get a better understanding of Inbound Marketing and 2. Give the founder of charity: water, Scott Harrison, one of my yellow bow ties (it matches the color of their logo and 20% of every bow tie I sell goes to charity: water).
Both goals where accomplished but I l left there with a new goal.
The New Goal
The new goal was inspired by listening to the charity: water story for a 2nd time. Something inside of me was moved so I decided to help them move closer to their $2 million goal by running my own campaign. The video below gives you some insight into my campaign.
I ended up with a goal of raising $10,000 and doing something that has never been done before for the good folks at charity: water. Working with a small team, we are putting on the first 24hr social media-thon called, “$10k on 10/1.” We are on a mission to raise $10,000 by 10/1. The main ingredients in the social media-thon are 30 minute live G+ Hangouts where those who donate $45 or more can participate live. It will be recorded and we will be accepting questions in exchange for donations via social media throughout the day.
How Conference Networking Fits In?
We have over 24 top notched speakers / experts who will be on G+ Hangouts at different parts of the day on 10/1. The great thing is that I know the majority of them and met many of them at a conference. I decided to leverage my network to make the campaign work.
Here are a few of the folks involved and where I met them:
How You Can Get Involved
You can learn more about the movement on our page: www.SocialMediaThon.org
Not interested in any of our G+ Hangouts you can still donate to the movement directly over here: http://bit.ly/10k4water
Long after the conference has concluded, it’s the connections that continue
Mike Ambassador Bruny
I attended Inbound 2013 a few weeks ago and had two goals while I was there:
- Learn about this thing they call Inbound Marketing
- Get a bow tie to the founder of charity: water, Scott Harrison
The video below gives you a recap of what took place and how I did on my two goals.
YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/934WyRkfzh0
An Unexpected Result
You already saw my post where I shared the unexpected result of becoming a philanthropist after attending Inbound 2013.
Are you setting goals for conferences You attend? How do they tie back to your business and life goals?
Remember, long after the conference has concluded it’s the connections that continue.
Mike Ambassador Bruny