Are you a blogger, online influencer or someone that wants to learn the real world practices of becoming a career blogger? Want to learn how to research, pitch and close six-figure deals for you and your brand? Now that I’ve got your attention, let’s talk the business of blogging at Blogalicious!
As a top media marketer for companies like CBS and iHeart Radio for over 10 years, I’ve learned a thing or two about monetizing influence. [How I Learned To Master Consistency And Become Profitable – MadameNoire.com] Discover how I’ve amassed relationships that span beyond blogging with Fortune 500 companies like Coca Cola, Verizon and Ford Motor Company and learn how to pitch and get paid for your brand online and beyond.
Join me at Blogalicious 2015 and learn step-by-step strategies to creating your Billion Dollar Brand and Empire Thursday, September 11th at 4:30pm! Learn from blogging and branding strategists @Kaileicarr, @Mayaelious and myself to uncover branding secrets and apply proven techniques to monetize your influence and blog better than ever before.
What You Can Expect
Practical answers, illustrations and solutions to your sales questions. How to create the demand for partnerships? How to initiate the sale? What makes a billion dollar brand want to work with bloggers? What does a six-figure influencer proposal look like? How do you find the right brand with the right budget?
Register for Blogalicious 2015
Blogalicious 2015 Build Your Own Empire | September 10 – 12 | Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Blogalicious Weekend conference – the first and only event of its kind – is THE go-to destination for influential multicultural women social media enthusiasts from all over the world to collaborate, connect and uplift one another. Whether you are a blogger interested in connecting to a welcoming sisterhood or a brand looking to engage with a robust network of social media influencers, the Blogalicious community is rich with meaningful relationships and limitless opportunity. [Register today!]
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How do you make the most out of a blogging conference experience? What are the conference essentials that every attendee needs? What are conference mistakes to avoid? What’s the best way to prepare for a conference that could change your life? Join blog conference veterans Terrance (@BrothaTech), Ty (@GorgeousInGrey) and myself as we discuss the Do’s/Don’ts and what to pack for Blogalicious 2015 – on Blab! Subscribe & check out the replay! http://techb.ro/techstyleblab
Meet smart people. Hear success stories. Discover what’s working. Discuss ways to create smarter creative content, impactful web-based marketing, as well as new programs, people, and platforms that engage your audience and build relationships. Want to learn more about Blogalicious? Visit BeBlogalicious.com.
You’ve registered for your favorite conference and with only a few weeks to go you’re beginning to review the itinerary, confirm your schedule and determine what to pack for your trip. Attending conferences might be one of the best things you can do for your career. You’ll learn about industry trends, gain some new skills, and make all kinds of new connections. Sure, you have plenty of options when preparing for your experience but with all those speakers, sessions, contacts, and conversations – if you’re not preparing right, then you’re already planning to fail.
Besides bringing tons of crisp, new business cards and collecting/trading them with other attendees, what else should you have packed and ready to go for your next conference trip? I’m getting ready for Blogalicious #BYOE15 – what about you? Discover the best apps and gadgets to pack to make the most of your next conference below.
Rule #1 – Always Be Charging
Portable charger accessories – The #1 accessory that I never travel without is a multi-mobile usb cable. Why carry multiple cables for your smartphone, dslr camera, tablet, etc – when you can carry one cable that’ll charge them all simultaneously! The 10-In-1 USB Computer Charger ($4) can charge all your devices at once and is a conference must have!
Portable charger – There’s so many portable charging options available that there’s no reason you don’t have 2-3 fully charged power packs in your arsenal ready to go. Not all portable chargers are created equal. Just in case you still need a few options, consider the MyCharge Hub 9000 ($116) and charge your tablet, smartphone & more for up to 40 hours. If you need extra juice to keep you charged for the day check out the MyCharge RazorPlus ($19) and if you want to be a conference hero by keeping you and all your conference buddies powered up for days without being chained to a wall outlet the LUXA2 ($120) (aka worlds largest power station) boasting 41,000 mAh is an investment worth buying.
Power Strip – My favorite is the Quirky – Pivot Power Protector ($14). It has six pivoting outlets accommodate plugs and adapters of all shapes and sizes. That means you can always fill every outlet; yes, even those big ol’ brick charging cords.
Rule #2 – Always Be On Time
Conference App – Many conferences come equipped with comprehensive apps filled with up to date news and event information. There’s even options to plot out your schedule and sync with your smartphone calendar from within the app. If you’re headed to any of these popular conferences in the near future you definitely want to download the conference app to ensure that you’re present and on time – no matter what! BeBlogalicious | SXSW | TED | BlogHer | Social Media Week
Kick Butt with the Moleskine Timepage app: The most elegant calendar for your pocket and wrist, Timepage is a calendar designed to make conference days more enjoyable and easy to navigate. Have all your calendars in one place, seamlessly integrated with weather forecasts, maps and contacts. (I have six different calendars, so you know I need something simple and seamless that’ll work for me!) Even on the Apple watch, you can see your day-by-day schedule for the entire conference week, discover the weather, see how long until your next session and travel details and wrist tap reminders…ALL ON YOUR WRIST! Genius! (Download Moleskine Timepage)
Rule #3 – Always Be Charming
Smart Voice Recorder (free) – You can’t leave for your upcoming conference without having your 30-second pitch memorized and ready to go! Smart Recorder is a full featured recorder and transcriber offering many features beyond what is available in the built in voice memos app. Use it to capture session meetings, interview, keynotes, classes, todo lists and more! Plus after you have made your recording, you can transcribe it through the Smart Recorder transcription service instantly!
Business Cards – It’s never too late to print out luxe business cards from Moo.com but just in case you need to figure out where/how to store all those cards with Business Card Reader Pro ($6.99) you’ll get instant (it takes seconds!) recognition of business cards right on your iPhone. Import contact information from a business card directly to your iOS Contacts. You can also try the CamCard app for free.
Bluetooth Selfie Studio kit ($24) – Need a selfie stick to capture all the action during the day? What about a tripod and selfie flash/LED light to capture Periscopes on the go? You can create your own Bluetooth Selfie kit like I did – or stock up on the kit which includes 1 x Bluetooth Extendable Bluetooth Selfie Stick Monopod, 1 x Rear Mirror Selfie Adjustable Phone Holder, 1 x Tripod Mount, 1 x Adjustable Phone Holder, 1 x Rechargeable Mini 16Selfie Flash LED Light, 1 x EEEKit Pouch at BestBuy.com.
These are just a few of my favorite conference must-haves that’ll keep you prepared and ready for a productive and engaging conference experience! Did I miss any? What are some of your favorite gadgets and apps that you have packed and ready to go for your next conference? Share your favorites below!
We’re so excited to hang out in Washington DC with so many of our friends that we’re ready to tweet about it, giveaway some great prizes and kick off our Blogalicious Weekend right! Are you going to Blogalicious? Join us Friday, October 21st at the Gaylord Resort in Washington DC for a fabulous time filled with friends, fashions, technology and tweets!
(Did we mention giveaways?)
CLEVERLICIOUS TWEET UP
BELVEDERE LOBBY BAR
GAYLORD HARBOR RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21ST
We have limited capacity so RSVP today!
See you in DC!
The 3rd Annual Blogalicious Weekend | October 21 – 23 at the Gaylord Resort Hotel and Convention Center | Washington DC
Commonly referred to as the Social Media Conference of The Year – Blogalicious 2011 is almost here!
Blogalicious conferences are aimed at celebrating the diversity of women of all ethnicities in social media. Over the course of 3 event-filled days, savvy, influential and talented women bloggers will ignite a sense of unity within the multicultural blogging community as well as educate marketers on the importance of our demographic in today’s marketplace, all while networking, building relationships, and promoting inspiration and success for each other. Thanks to the lovely ladies at Clever Girls Collective – I’ll be attending my first ever Blogalicious Weekend – October 21st – 23rd in one of my favorite cities in the world, Washington DC! *throws confetti everywhere*
Some of my absolute favorite things to do in Washington DC includes:
Shopping in Georgetown
Enjoying fresh seafood from the Wharf
Sight-seeing around the National monuments
Strolling along the National Mall
Driving through Crystal City
Late night eats at Ben’s Chilli Bowl
..and much, much more…
What are your favorite things to do in Washington DC?
If you’ve never been, or haven’t discovered your favorite things to do in DC – let the Clever Girls help you out. Clever Girls Collective is hosting a Twitter Giveaway of Two (2) Blogalicious Weekend Conference passes this week and you could WIN! Simply tweet why you want to “be #Cleverlicious at @BeBlogalicious” for a chance to win a ticket to attend the conference.
1. “I want to be #Cleverlicious at @BeBlogalicious because: ____________________________”
2. Clever Girls Collective will select the winners at random from tweeted entries on Friday, September 30th
3. You must be a member of the Clever Network to be eligible to win. (JOIN HERE.)
Note: The prize is for the conference pass only, no travel expenses are included…
I can’t wait to meet fellow bloggeristas at Blogalicious this year, if it’s anything like my past experiences at the Blogging While Brown or BlogHer Conferences earlier this year than I’m sure to meet some amazing women, brands and have enough outrageous stories for days! DO YOU HAVE YOUR BLOGALICIOUS TICKET YET? Let me know below and keep up with all my Blogalicious updates, preparations & maybe a surprise or two before, during and after Blogalicious Weekend via Twitter (with my ever clever) #Cleverlicious hashtag… SEE YA IN DC!