#BigSocial12 was a huge Success. In a nutshell here are my thoughts:
Las Vegas Trip = $1700
#BigSocialSummit2012 = $199
Spending time in Las Vegas at the Big Social Summit with my mentor Mari Smith and the créme de la créme of Social Media & Relationship Marketing Professionals = absolutely priceless!
Now that I have gotten the funny out, let me be serious for just a moment.
Each and every one of the people at #BigSocial12 is a leader in their niche. What an amazing group!
We were all ears for every speaker; getting the information and cutting edge tips that are the hallmark of such thought leaders, from Facebook to LinkedIn, Pinterest to Twitter, even a Google+ Hangout featuring new music thanks to my friend Ryan Van Sickle, a most talented guy who offered us his single ‘Somewhere in America’ [ this is one of the many reasons I am so smitten by Google+, it is chock full of wonderful folks who are more than happy to share their passion, talent and expertise with others in the G+ circleverse]
Being on top of the plethora of changes and new methodologies in the top platforms, is no easy feat!
Staying on trend and in the know, ahead of the crowd: Continuing to learn and share with our peers, is why we come together and what makes this group special.
These people are the ‘Best Practices’ teachers and speakers who totally GET Social! These social business authorities stand out from the rest and together we offered our piece of the social pie, to be shared among us, to take away to be digested later and even some bits that we could put to use right away* (*Thank you Melonie Dodaro)
I was so touched by all of those at the summit understanding and embracing the transformational shift that is taking us into a new model, a more inclusive culture: more consciousness in business. Some call it heart-centered, integrating spirituality and business, spiritual-based leadership, conscious leadership, conscious capitalism: Whatever you choose to call it, it is based on a more collaborative, and inclusive way of doing business and I see the shift reaching the tipping point in the next couple of years. Conscious heart-centered business will soon be the norm rather than the exception.
TROOL-Y enjoyed my time with each and every one of the fabulous folks at the summit. A special shout out to Kevin Lau’s fiancée, Thao. We were even blessed to meet 2 infiltrators (totally awesome dudes!) the Branding Bombe, funny guy Kevin Skarritt of Flock Marketing and the Speaker, Philanthropist, Businessman and all around mensch, Scott Sullivan, who is the founder of the Caring 4 Kids Foundation which he began in Las Vegas. Both of these gentlemen shared their expertise which was an added bonus to an already value-packed event.
Our crew included representatives from around the globe: Australia, Canada including: Ottawa, Toronto & Vancouver, The Netherlands, Mexico and the US including: California, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Texas.
The #BigSocial12 Group as seen in the photo above:
Mari Smith, Elaine Lindsay, Julia Senesac, Christine Gregory Campos, Melonie Dodaro, Debbie White, Kay Walten, Carolyn Wilson, Juan Felix, Allen & Lani Voivod, Kevin Lau, Lance Joe, Marites Son, Rose Oliva.
Thank you all for making this the best 1st annual social summit! Conscious business people one and all. Can’t wait for #BigSocial13…