It’s hard to believe that it has been a little over a year since I began the process of branding myself. A lot has changed over the past year, but it has been an incredible process to watch unfold. Over this past year I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with several very talented and creative people who have inspired, encouraged, and supported my efforts in developing my role within the communications world. I’m determined to learn and grow with the industry as the communication tools continually change. The rapid pace at which some of these tools are changing is challenging, but it provides an opportunity for me to apply my passion for connecting people and my understanding of human interaction to accomplishing communication success for others. This ever-changing field is exactly what keeps my interest at an all time high. I’m really looking forward to all that’s to come as I continue to strengthen my connections and enhance my understanding of communication and interaction within the business spectrum.
For starters, I’m returning to the #LikeableU event I attended last year shortly after I began developing my personal brand. The event was a huge inspiration and exactly what I needed at that moment. The speakers that Likeable Media brought in for the event were incredibly inspiring. From Cary Chessick discussing his struggles in the entrepreneurial path he took and his encouragement to focus on the positive in every situation with his #tweetitforward talk, to Khayyam Wakil and Owen JJ Stone discussing the variety of social media strategies in differing work environments, to a number of other professional bloggers and social media leaders (including: Jason Keath, BJ Emerson, Kristen Colapinto, and more) giving their take on the role social media communication plays and will play in the overall company marketing and public relations plan. This year, they have a new line up and I’m equally excited to hear what this group has to offer.
I hope you’ll tune in to my updates about social media communication as I explore strategies for interacting and connecting with your audience. Please feel free to submit topics you’d like to see me cover to explore in more detail.