Confession: I danced the running man in the middle of a bathroom with Holly Becker minutes before her keynote speech at the imm Cologne panel.
If I haven't said this before- Holly is the real deal. She is one of the most encouraging, talented and sista-got-yo-back type women I've met in the blogosphere. And I don't think there was a better person to bring a group of talented, inspiring people together for an honest discussion than her.
Among the many things I took away from this panel :
Promote yourself once, promote others twice.
Never lose your standards.
Trust follows you.
Be passionate about your work. And consistent in that pattern.
Take responsibility for what you produce.
Collaborate to expand.
Stop thinking campaigns and start thinking conversations.
Social media is a dialogue, not a monologue. Engage, engage, engage.
and always always, have fun!
I am just starting out in this little blog world, but I am infinitely inspired by people who create their own light and happy in their lives. To have heard their stories, geeked out over meeting them and seeing how wonderfully real each and every one of them were was a treat in itself.
I left Cologne feeling happy and full.