So you know how I said my November had a super busy week? I come back from the Revolve Conference late Tuesday night. Then, first thing Wednesday morning, I'm kicking off an even busier rest-of-the week for Global Entrepreneurship Week here in KC. This is a week-long series of courses, classes, talks & workshops for entrepreneurs; there are 170 events that week! Did I mention that they're all FREE and open to the public? Yep, kinda crazy, I know!
The Freelance Exchange (FX) will be well represented that week! Here are some other FX members' talks:
I really hope you can make it to one (or all?) of the GEW events. See you there, I'll save a hug for you!
In just a few weeks, I'll have one of busiest weeks of the year. It starts November 10…
Again this year, I'm attending the Revolve Conference in Charleston, SC. Last year, I spoke about resolving conflicts. This year, I'm just attending and I cannot freaking wait! I'm headed there Saturday, November 10th, two days before the conference even starts. That's because Charleston is that awesome. The people, the food—oh lordy, the food!—the history… it's one of my all-time favorite places. (If you're headed there too, please let me know! It's so much fun to go exploring with others!)
The conference starts on Monday, the 12th and some of my absolute favorite speakers will be there, some of whom I am even privileged enough to call friends. Jim Krause (what new ways to conjure creativity will he teach?), Ilise Benun (great marketing tips incoming, my pencil is ready!), Von Glitschka (who always brings something cool & mind-blowing to share), Sabine Lenz (what wonderful new print techniques has she discovered?), Meena Kothandaraman (I can't wait to hear what this brilliant woman has to share!), and Stefan Mumaw (will his presentation make me cry again?).
There are speakers who aren't on my radar yet, but after reading what their topics are, you can bet I'll be in their session, pencil ready. Knowing how rich the content was last year, yeah, I'm excited.
If you've ever been to a HOW Design Live conference, you know kinda what to expect. And you know some conferences can be more than the sum of its parts—even magical at times. That's Revolve—real world info with a huge dose of creativity and a dash of serendipity—but smaller, more intimate, more approachable. Certainly more affordable! If Revolve isn't on your radar yet, it is now.
See you there? I'll save a hug for you!
Sometimes you teach best what you most need to learn. That's me. Right now. Guilty as charged. And I need your help. Yep, you, the one reading this right now.
My business coach, Minette Riordan, tasked me a while back with upgrading my online marketing game by writing blog posts every week. Just one a week. Seems easy enough. I said yes, but I've fallen off the proverbial wagon. It's easy to say that life got in the way. But the truth is that putting my thoughts into words and then putting those words into my blog doesn't come effortlessly to me. That, and I just fell out of the habit of writing every week.
I know that I can't be top-of-mind if I'm not at least committing myself to one teeny blog post a week. That's where you come in.
If you've read this far, I'd like you to comment below with just one word. Can be anything you want. Something that'll make me smile. Some word that I have to look up. Any word.
My theory is that I just need to know that someone is reading this and that it's worthwhile for me to keep plugging along.