As a person who plans most of every detail of my life, I pick Tweet-ups, Social Media Functions and Podcamp session after much debate over what I will get from each speaker I want to hear. This year was no exception.
What makes a great speaker…
All of the sessions I attended today had great people leading them as well as people attending. A great speaker will keep my attention. I have a short attention span, I have three kids, two jobs, and a slew of mommy duties. So today my attention was kept. I only saw four sessions and was blown away. Now I love so many presenters from the New England area. Steve Garfield from Stevegarfield.com was one of my favorite from podcamp NH and I look forward to this year and seeing him at Boston. John Herman is also the same. They captivate and audience. Now I hate to compare people, but when you make the playing field even it isn’t comparison, it is a compliment. The following was my session line-up:
First was 10 ways to Create Social Media that Matters with Justin Kownacki. Justin is truthful and that is is why he is a good, plain and simple. He says what we wanted to know but was afraid to hear. If that makes sense at all. Next I took both Podcasting 101 and 201. Hutch is a great podcast and I loved watching it online before I made the trip. I liked his brashness and that he had all the technical details. The other session speaker was Mike Sorg, whom I had the honor of meeting his wife the night before. I loved Wrestling in my early years at AIP and there was a group of us who watched wrestling every Monday night and that makes what Mike Sorg does awesome. Douglas Derda I have followed on Twitter for a while and what can I say…I love beer. I love more then that GOOD beer. I am only sorry I didn’t I didn’t introduce myself sooner. Answer is yes, I will be making a video blog, probably as part of The Golden Bean(which is still under contruction). Last but definitely not least I saw and met the Secret Agent L. Everyone has already said how awesome this and it is no lie. I have already expressed a need to do a mission. Enough said Laura Miller moved me enough to help her and help myself.
What is next…
Now tomorrow will be different, with different sessions and a new chance to meet everyone. And lastly I want to add my favorite picture and quote from the day:
I was milling over quotes from the day from all the OH moments I feel witness to. But I came up with WAY to many to narrow it down. But seriously I am looking forward for tomorrow.