I am truly humbled by the experience that I had at Denver Startup Week 9/30/2015. With the final number of registrations for our Panel was 963. The room was full to the brim in attendance on top of a few hundred people that were turned away due to maximum capacity in the space. WOWZA!
Here was the link for the event:
"This panel will delve into the intricacies of utilizing social media to become a thought leader and influencer in your field and industry. This panel will highlight the expertise from a variety of social media experts and influencers who have used digital tools to position themselves as a thought leader. This session is applicable for anyone wanting to grow their personal digital persona, whether they are an employee, rainmaker, CEO, or intern in their current role."
First and foremost, I need to thank Colorado Women In Social Media for submitting the event and for all of the time we spent on this little idea that turned out to be a great one! In preparing for this event, we spent the last few months in dialogue, documenting and compiling ideas. We sought out influencers that we follow online, received some fabulous feedback and quotes on their experience as an influencer and being approachable. I will note here - if you admire the work that someone else has done, you follow them and try to engage; it is worth the time to invest in relationships of those you admire. My biggest take away from this entire experience was the fact that we are all people doing what we love and so if you find us influential, we thank you.
The location was top notch, tech savvy and the attendees were deeply engaged. I’m not going to lie here, I has heartbroken about parking problems and having to turn folks away, but as the location stated, “Your topic must be that good!” Which we all deeply appreciated.
There was very little stress mostly because of the quality of professionals that are in our group. Each of us contributed so many of our specializes from tech to sound, to video topics that we are passionate about. From the responses on social media, in person and later via email, it seems as though all attendees walked away with value; which was the ultimate goal!
Here were a few tweets and responses about the event:
People don't do business with businesses, they do it with people they know, like and trust. #DENStartupWeek #CWSMInfluencer
@thesocialpro Best takeaway: pick 3 social platforms where your audience engages, do them well, do them consistently.
@thesocialpro I loved the point about finding your niche and focusing on it. That affirms a ton of what I've gleaned from savvy biz owners.
Kurt Wolff Retweeted "Use hashtags sparingly" - yes #CWSMInfluencer
Social Media Advisor @thesocialpro
"Build Twitter Lists to Follow & Engage your Followers & Niche, Use Hashtags Sparingly" w/ @COWomenSocMedia #DenStartupWeek #CWSMInfluencer
Become more of an influencer, use more @Pinterest - yes, even the guys. #DENStartupWeek #CWSMInfluencer
ProductiveMompreneur Retweeted Social Media Advisor
Social Media Advisor @thesocialpro
"In addition to engagement in Instagram, use emojis & call to action in your Bio" w/ @COWomenSocMedia #DenStartupWeek #CWSMInfluencer
@thesocialpro #DENSTARTUPWEEK giving credit to @AllProWebTools @ExperiencePros @sabinaclausllc #CWSMInfluencer
Great info about being known, liked, and trusted in social media. @TinteroCreative #CWSMInfluencer #DENStartupWeek
Apply 80/20 to social. What matters most? How do you decide where your influence has impact? #CWSMinfluencer @COWomenSocMedia
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We each have different specialties, niches and service offerings. We love to engage, connect and get to know you, so if you are interested in connecting deeper, let’s definitely do that!
Thank you to every person who registered, to those who journeyed out to attend and those who were able to hear our panel. Special thanks to my social media sisters for knowing how to #BeAwesome in all that we do!
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Hollie Clere, of The Social Media Advisor is a "#BeAwesome" Developer, Social Media Brand Builder, Content Manager, Trainer and Author in LinkedIn,Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Google+ , YouTube,Pinterest, Instagram and the tools to manage them.
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