Social Media Marketing World Insights #SMMW13

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social media marketing worldSocial 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!

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

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!

More posts to check out about Social Media Marketing World

Lee Odden provides a nice recap on the Top Rank Blog:  Social Media Marketing World Wrap-up 2013 
An interesting view from Douglass Karr on the different “buckets” of social media speakers/experts:  The Three Buckets of Social Media Marketing Speakers
My friend Jay Palter does an excellent job with his Top 10 Takeaways from Social Media Marketing World
I hope this recap was helpful, and that you can use some of these insights to go forth and build a personal brand that is influential, helpful, and cutting edge! Any comments or questions? Leave them below.
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About Stephanie Sammons

I'm Stephanie Sammons. I teach professionals, business owners, and entrepreneurs how to build online influence for business success.

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  • Jay Palter

    Nice comments, Stephanie. Love the embedded Tweets in this post! It was great to meet you and get to know more about what makes you tick. We need to find a time soon to continue our discussion…

    • Stephanie Sammons

      Thoroughly enjoyed visiting and wish we would’ve had more time! I’m always tickin’ ;)

  • Craig McBreen

    Hi Stephanie,

    Love the Tweets, so thanks for sharing. Read so great posts on this very event. Sorry I missed it this time, especially considering the location ;) Sounds like it was an amazing conference.

    • Stephanie Sammons

      Craig glad you enjoyed the post. You’ll have to make it next year!

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  • Colin Williams

    Great summary. Tweets were great. Well done.

  • WiseStep

    Interesting one, Each social media platform such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube has unique characteristics and audience needs. There is also a bewildering array of tools to deploy and etiquette to follow so you won’t be seen as a spammer!!

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