Ringing In the New Year, Indie Style!
Tonight's show was the first of 2009, and what fun we had! Nearly 30 Indies from around the nation joined for a time of uplift and encouragement as we started 2009 with a bang. We shared quite a bit about how we are using social media like blogs and Twitter to grow our businesses. Reference was made to my 2009 Indie Business Predictions where I forcasted why I think 2009 is the Year of the Indie! To enjoy the recording of tonight's Indie Cafe, click on the arrow in the player below.
I am excited about bringing you more Indie Cafe, where it's all about you! I am honored to be your host and friend on your Indie Business journey and wish you the best in 2009 and beyond. Please enjoy the Indie Chat stream below. Only about half of it is here because I forgot to copy the first half of the chat. To make up for this, I have included my recall of what was discussed before the chat stream was captured. Mea culpa, Indies! It won't happen again.
As always, if you have comments, feedback or questions you'd like to share, or if you were in the Indie Cafe and I left anything out of my summary before the chat stream, please let us know in the Comments section below. I would hate for anyone to miss out because I left something out! Happy New Year!!
One of the best things about UStream is that it makes the chat available to paste into your website after the show. I may be on camera, but let me tell you — the real action at the Indie Cafe takes place in the chat room! Please enjoy some of the chat from the show below. (Mea culpa Indies — I did not remember to paste the Chat Stream until about halfway through so only the last half or so is copied word for word. I pieced together the first paft of the chat form memory. If you were there and notice that I left anything out, please share it in the Comments section. I'd hate for anyone to miss out on my account!)
The feedback after Indie Cafe was phenomenal! Everyone had such a great time, and you can clearly see that in the Chat Stream. I feel like the lucky one, getting to invest so much time in each of you. Isn't it wonderful to be a part of a community of support and sharing? I am honored to be able to join you on your Indie Business journey, especially this year when I am persuaded that so many new opportunities will be ours for the picking! Best wishes for a Happy New Year and may your home, your health and your businesses prosper in 2009 and beyond!
(Note that most people use their Twitter handle to chat. For example, to connect with WendyYBailey on Twiter, lot onto http://twitter.com/wendyybailey.)
The first part of the show featured Kelley Maddison of PRIIA Cosmetics. Kelley, a professionally trained esthetician, is planning the launch of her business in March. She joined Indie Caf