My Second Social Slam a Splendid Success
Yes, my blog title confirms that I remain cursed by my attraction to alliteration. However, I had a great time at Social Slam, and I needed a catchy title to reflect it. I do plan on following up this more personal blog post with a more detailed analysis courtesy of Pulse Analytics (we even sponsored the event this year).
Last year was my first visit to beautiful Knoxville to attend Social Slam. It was my first “marketing/social media” conference, since I’ve been a software developer and data architect for most of my career, so I had not met most of the people I “knew” going to the conference. Sean McGinnis and Gini Dietrich made me feel welcome on Thursday night, Stacey Hood got in his first banter jabs, and I was on my way to strengthening these online business relationships. Throw in some great times with Jayme Soulati, Jon Moss – and my favorite heckler Margie Clayman – and I knew I wanted to attend the event again in 2013!
Last year was about the nod and a handshake that comes with “weak relationships”…this year was a smile and a hug borne of mutual respect and genuine friendship!
Here are some of the highlights of my Social Slam 2013 experience – in no particular order:
The show goes on – doing a Hecklers’ Hangout from the Social Slam Tweetup. Photo courtesy of Jayme Soulati.
Every blog post should leave you with a call-to-action, so here are my suggestions after reading this post:
- Follow and engage with the people I’ve linked above. I respect these people for their expertise and soft skills.
- Read more of the Social Slam blog posts, so you understand why you want to book a trip to Knoxville next April.
- Engage with me and shake my hand when you get to Social Slam next year.
- Never…EVER…book a 6am flight. What, are you crazy?
The photo may be grainy, but it captures the camaraderie at Social Slam that comes with mutual respect and friendship. Picture courtesy of Shonali Burke Consulting