Recently, I was a speaker at Social Media Bootcamp for Recruiting, Staffing, and Human Resources in Hawaii (Click here to see Part 1 of my top 10 takeaways). I learned a lot in those 6 hours with fellow social media enthusiasts. Here is Part 2 of my top 10 takeaways from this awesome event…
6. I don’t know everything
I know I don’t know everything and I don’t pretend to. You have to let go of that mindset when you are at a live event when you’re the featured speaker. Yes, you are the expert that everyone looks to for advice and tips but having the mindset that “you know all” isn’t going to help you connect with your audience.
7. You’re ALWAYS going to learn something
I always go to any event with a mindset that I’m going to learn something, and I always do. With over 3,000 social media platforms to choose from, I knew I was going to pick some tips about social media. I think the best example of this was at the table I was sitting at. There were young women who were discussing SnapChat and other social media applications. And yes, I picked up a lot of information by eavesdropping on their conversations! 🙂
8. There’s more than one way to get there
One aspect that I love about social media is that there are many tools, applications, and strategies on how to accomplish your marketing goals. That’s what makes my position hard as a social media marketer: there are many things to choose from. What may work for you may not work for me and I have to be knowledgeable to know the other methods that might be helpful to you. At the Social Media Bootcamp event, there were so many ideas tossed out there that I’m sure many people were confused on where to start. On the other hand, it’s nice to have a buffet of tools, tips, and strategies to choose from.
9. Seeing LIVE Twitter interaction was cool
At the event, the presentation screen showed the live interaction on Twitter for our hashtag “#SMCHI”. I’m going to sound like a social media nerd but it was so cool! Just seeing the new tweets, retweets, mentions, and people joining the conversation was inspiring.
10. It was nice to just “geek out”!
I don’t get to be around fellow internet marketers or social media marketers quote often so it was nice to just “geek out”! When I said something in my social media language or referred to an application or term, it was nice to have someone next to me know EXACTLY what I meant without an explanation. I guess I should go to these types of events more often! 🙂
So, that’s my top 10 takeaways! Comment below and let me know what your favorite takeaway was!