Monday, July 30, 2012

BlogHer Sessions

Has your outlook calendar ever made your eyes cross? Mine currently is as I am leaving in a two days for BlogHer12. I posted about my calendar last week but I felt the need to share an updated version. My outlook hell is about to start. I am a little OCD when it comes to travel arrangements, just ask anyone in my life (feel sympathy for those I travel with):

Now that we got that settled, I wanted to share the sessions that I am taking. Since Darlynn is attending as well, we get to benefit from going to different sessions and sharing our learning's with each other. One great thing about BlogHer is that they will be releasing the video recorded sessions to us after the conference. This will be a great way to go back and revisit what you  have learned and to share with co-workers.

Here are the sessions I am taking.

Friday Conference Agenda:
7am: A morning workout with the Rockette's at Radio City Music Hall! (more on that later)
8am: Newbie Breakfast. We will try to make this but the Rockette's took priority
9am: Welcome
10:15am: The Professional - The Brand-Blogger Connection. This is one of the sessions that I am super excited for. It will be covering great brand blogger interactions.
11:45am: Lunch with Martha Stewart!
1:15pm: The Professional - Strategic Content Development Across Multiple Media: Onstage, Onscreen, and Online. Again, this is another session that I will not miss. I feel is very important for my career growth.
2:45pm: The Professional - Advanced | Media training for bloggers. This is an interesting session, coaching you to be prepared for television, radio, print interviews. I have been quoted in a few articles here and usually what you say does not come out on paper. I also think this could help with pitching Social Media to clients as they are going to fine-tune your elevator pitch and coach you to sound confident, prepared and professional.

Saturday Conference Agenda:
8am: Breakfast
9am: The Technical - Advanced SEO for Bloggers. SEO is commonly seen a dirty 3 letter word. I am very curios to hear what is said, shared and taught at this session.
11am: The Professional | When it's time to spend money  to market your work. Anyone who has their own company will benefit greatly with this. I am looking forward to learning new ideas for my company Halftime Designs.
12:00pm - Lunch with Katie Couric!
2:00 Women Influencers as Change Agents with  Soledad O'Brien, Christy Turlington Burns, and Malaak Compton-Rock
3:15 The Technical - How to make an App. This has nothing to do with me as a professional, social media girl or a designer. I have always been intrigued with apps and I have an opportunity to  learn how to make one. Who knows, maybe I have the next Angry Birds stuck somewhere deep inside this brain of mine.

All this and it doesn't start to dent the multiple sponsor parties we have graciously been invited to.  I am so excited for BlogHer12. That will be a post in it's own.I also must thank North Highland for giving me an opportunity to attend BlogHer and better my career. It's amazing to work for a company who wants to see you succeed.

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