Social Media Marketing World was an amazing conference held this week and the first of an annual event hosted by Mike Stelzner (of Social Media Examiner) and his team. (My session covered LinkedIn marketing strategies for business professionals. I’ll be writing more on those strategies in the coming weeks!)
From an impressive roster of speakers to fun-filled networking events, I’d say it’s the conference not to miss, especially if you love social media. By the way, I wrote (and sang) the new pop song “We Love Social Media” in the spirit of the event which accompanied the closing keynote session slideshow!
— Agents of Change (@AgentConference) April 9, 2013
Events are important, because face-to-face interactions solidify relationships. The wonderful thing about social networking is that it’s a very effective way to build rapport and cultivate relationships. Getting face-to-face enables you to go that much deeper, both with those who influence you and the people that you influence as well.
The best way to get smarter in growing your personal brand is to go to events like Social Media Marketing World and soak it all in like a sponge! Attending conferences to gather knowledge and meet influential people can make a tremendous difference in accelerating your “digital” learning curve and more importantly, building your network.
Below I highlight some of the insights from the conference, but overall I have to say from a “building online influence” perspective, what really resonated with me the most was the constant emphasis on GIVING. I heard it so many times from so many people at this conference, and I experienced it first hand. Give more than you receive. Give away your best ideas. Give compliments, thank you’s, and kudos. Give, help, teach. You get the idea.
A few “high influence” tips from Social Media Marketing World
— Alexandra Briggs (@ac_briggs) April 9, 2013
— Pat Flynn (@PatFlynn) April 8, 2013
— Jay Palter (@jaypalter) April 9, 2013
— Stephanie Sammons (@StephSammons) April 9, 2013
— Rebekah Radice (@RebekahRadice) April 8, 2013
— Dave Kerpen (@DaveKerpen) April 8, 2013
— Sam Scholfield (@StuffedWeb) April 9, 2013
It takes about 9 months to build a platform. Don’t start when you’re launching. Start before. #smmw13
— carrie kerpen (@carriekerpen) April 8, 2013
— Stephanie Sammons (@StephSammons) April 8, 2013
— Kim Garstツ (@kimgarst) April 8, 2013
— Doyle Wheeler (@KinetekMedia) April 8, 2013
— Jenn Lisak (@jlisak) April 8, 2013
— Yamarie Negron (@YamarieNegron) April 8, 2013
— Joe Pulizzi (@juntajoe) April 8, 2013
— Donna Moritz (@SociallySorted) April 8, 2013
— Eric T. Tung (@EricTTung) April 8, 2013
Best Ideas “Round-up” from Social Media Marketing World
Hands down, these “sketch notes” from Anne Mccoll were fantastic in illustrating some of the best ideas that came out of the conference. Believe it or not, she did this amazing work on the iPad using brushes over apps!