Today I attended the DFW Rocks Social Media seminar.
It was a smorgasbord of different social media platforms, perspectives and networking. After a busy Saturday I wasn’t sure how I felt about getting up early to spend all day in a hotel conference room. After the first 2 presentations I knew I made the right choice to be there.
The first presentation was by Johnny Tan. He spoke about relationship building. What perfect timing as I was about to meet a lot of new people throughout that day that one day I might be able to help them in one manner or another or they may help me. Then it hit me how unprepared I was. I need personal business cards. I have cards for my day job and I made cards for my blog but they don’t have any contact information on them. Looks like I have a new project!
The second presentation was by Kate Buck. I couldn’t take notes fast enough. She spoke about how to get results from a business Facebook page. Again – what perfect timing. Just this month I’ve officially started volunteering with the Golden Retriever Rescue organization where my Lola came from. One of the responsibilities I’ve taken on is to help administer the Facebook page. Kate spoke about how different types of interactions with followers get you different results, she shared some different ways to engage users, as well as tools to monitor your progress. I got so many idea I hope I remember them all!
All the presentations were great and all the attendees that I met were nice too. They genuinely seem to care about everyone there and care about helping you move in the direction you want to go in. Even if say…you’re not sure where you’re going, like yours truly. What could have been a very intimidating situation since I don’t have any real-world social media experience with clients turned out to be very encouraging day. I never felt out of place.
After dealing with a pretty heavy case of burnout, I finally feel like I’m on the right track. I’m working on the things I wanted to this summer and at my own pace. It feels good!