I confess, I love to attend conferences. Whether big or small, physical or virtual, I have enjoyed many benefits personally and professionally, so I attend as often as I can. For a few days next week, I'll be learning and networking with Peter Shankman and other marketing and social media practitioners at Social Fresh right here in my adopted hometown of Charlotte, on September 6 and 7.
Hosted by my friend, Jason Keath, Social Fresh is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect with other small business owners and raise the professional image of your business. In a few minutes, I'm going to tell you how you can win a complimentary ticket ($500 value) to join me. First, here are just a few of the things you can look forward to at Social Fresh Charlotte.
- Build relationships and expand influence. Developing and nurturing relationships with other small business owners is critical to your success. Doing so helps you stay sharp and is a constant reminder to continually improve your personal presence and remain in growth mode (whatever growth means to you).
- Sharpen your marketing skills. Whether you acknowledge it or not, if you have a business, you are the chief marketing officer — especially if you are the only employee. It's more important than ever to capitalize on every opportunity to improve your marketing techniques so you can streamline and maximize your sales process.
- Challenge yourself. After attending a conference, I am always challenged to actually do something. Conference attendance is just the beginning. Staying connected with proactive people after an event will challenge you to put what you learn into immediate, real and consistent action.
- Multiply your “cool” factor. Meet Peter Shankman. (That was a joke. Kind of.)
About Social Fresh Charlotte
Social Fresh Charlotte features several well known speakers, most notably Peter Shankman of Help A Reporter Out, Justin Levy (author of The FaceBook Marketing Book), and CNN and Fast Company contributor James Andrews. You can see the full speaker list here, and don't forget to check out the agenda.
Follow Social Fresh on Twitter.
How To Win A Complimentary Ticket!
Would you like to attend Social Fresh Charlotte on me? That's right, I have a complimentary ticket, and it could have your name on it.
To be entered to win, leave a comment below by midnight EST on September 1, 2011 (that's tomorrow!!) Tell me why you deserve a complimentary ticket to Social Fresh Charlotte, and share how you think attending will help you in your business. You don't have to go on forever but try not to be boring. You know, make it interesting.
While it’s not required to enter, I should would appreciate it if you’d click the FaceBook LIKE link to share this post with your friends, especially if you are in Charlotte.
If you don't need a ticket, please tell a friend.
How To Find Out If You Won
I'll pick a winner based on their original comment, and notify everyone in a blog post this weekend. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss it if you enter.)
Question: So, why do deserve to win a complimentary ticket to Social Fresh Charlotte?