I’ve heard a great deal about this women’s conference but had family schedule conflicts that kept me from attending. That’s about to change. Not only will I be at the Work Your Package Conference at the end of September, I’ll also be presenting a session titled, Social Ain’t for Everybody, Just the Sexy People.
I’m always trying to push myself to meet new people, learn about different perspectives and help others. I’m very much looking forward to this conference. Check out the agenda. Single Day registrations are available and registration is open for twenty more days.
I wanted to provide a short list of people that I admire and learn so much from via social media. Sharing information is a good thing!
1. Kate Nasser /@KateNasser – Kate is one of the first customer service leaders that I connected with through Twitter. She does a 10am eastern tweetchat on Sunday mornings – #PeopleSkills chat. Her web site is www.katenasser.com
2. Ted Coine and Mark Babbitt. These two gentlemen authored, World Gone Social: How Companies Must Adapt to Survive. They also are the most amazing tweeps- >sharing HELPFUL information, resources and advice via their respective Twitter handles @TedCoine and @MarkSBabbitt.
3. Brian Fanzo aka @iSocialFanz on Twitter. I met Brian through the #Tchat tweetchat on Wednesday evenings, 7pm eastern. Little did I know I was connecting with an unbelievable vault of social knowledge, but someone as excited about social as I am. His site – iSocialFanz.com. And, he even loves NFL and NHL as much as I do (albeit a rival team..but that’s okay).
More resources to be posted tomorrow.
In the meantime, enjoy this thought from Vala Afshar, CMO, Extreme Networks — from his twitter feed in the last 24 hours. I love to follow his posts. Inspiring! @ValaAfshar
Sure. I joke about my love of coffee. I profess my love of Dunkin’ Donuts. I’ve been known to buy other people’s coffee for them if they are willing to pick up one for me as well. Is this a problem? Not in the big picture. But it is troubling me a wee bit.
You see, I’m a full-time administrative professional at a trade association, and part-time instructor at our local community college. I lecture on social media, prepare boot camp sessions for the Certified Administrative Professional exam, and travel a fair amount as an invited speaker for conferences for administrative professionals. Recently though, I noticed on my Twitter (@OfficeRenegade) feed and my Facebook page that more comments and shares were sent to me about coffee/my love thereof/ than about the topics and subjects I cover during presentations. Funny? Sort of.
So I brought part of this on myself by posting and checking in on Twitter whenever I’m drinking coffee, where I’m drinking coffee, who I am drinking coffee with.. and frankly. No one gives a damn. Not unless there is some amazing executive at Dunkin’ brands that is in desperate search mode for a kick-ass, social savvy executive assistant. (DM me if you exist.)
Seriously, I love that my friends and colleagues poke at me about my caffeine problem..but what I really would love, is to set my personality on the back burner and let my determination to bring the importance of EA/AA work to the HR/Recruiting masses shine forth! And that means, re-focus.
It’s fun to have a personality quirk that everyone knows you for (See Ted Rubin and his thing for fantabulous and unique socks) but Ted is really known for his speaking and his message that relationships are the key to success. His hashtag is #RonR (Return on Relationship).
My hashtag is #KeepGrowingKeepLearning. I do this each and everyday. And my goal is to encourage my peers to do the same. And.. if they’re drinking coffee while they’re learning.. well.. more power to them!