As a professional, I feel like I had a pretty good work summer…that is, for someone who hasn’t been to an event all year!
Influencers really need to go out and get with like-minded professional, also known as that elusive breed, Other Bloggers 🙂
I’m good at catching up online – even making new friends – but the “in real life” thing is always a challenge. I LOVE meeting people but sometimes the logistics weigh me down.
That’s why I was so excited to be chosen as a Boost Your Influence ambassador! This event takes place in Hershey, PA on October 21, 2017.
What’s so great about this event? Let me list the ways:
1. Boost Your Influence is a One Day Event
For ladies like me who have trouble getting away from the kids for an extended period of time, this is a life saver! It starts promptly at 8:30 and runs until 5:30 – a true full day of interaction and learning with other influencers. Your learning time is all at once, no traipsing back and forth to conference events. And it’s convenient because…
2. It’s on a Saturday
For those of us who have to bring our families, this is \ good news! We don’t have to interrupt anyone’s 9-5 work or school flow. You can go for just the day, if you’re close enough, and not even worry about an overnight stay, although I highly recommend it so your kids can enjoy the weekend.
3. You Want to STRETCH Professionally
Better images? Covered! Jumping into travel blogging? Check! Sharpening your recipes skills? Got it! Want to jump into publishing?
Let me just show you the FULL list of sessions:
2017 Boost Your Influence Summit Agenda
9:00-9:45 Session 1—Cecelia Mecca presents Indie Publishing for Bloggers
9:45-10:30 Session 2—Tim Sohn presents Using LinkedIn to Build Success
10:45-11:30 Session 3–Sarah Mock presents Canva. A Graphic Designed Challenged Blogger’s Best Friend
11:30-12:30 Lunch on your own
12:30- 1:15 Session 4-Fadra Nally presents Easing Your Way into Travel Blogging
1:15-1:45 Kaylee Dugan presents Working With Hershey Entertainment and Resorts
1:45-2:00 Snack Break
2:00-2:45 Session 5—Larisha Campbell and Andrew Bernard presents “Start to Finish – An Interactive Guide of Essential Tips on How to Maximize Your Brand with Each Food Recipe
2:45-3:30 Session 6-Shari Medini presents Intro to Podcasting
3:45-4:45 KEYNOTE—Audrey McClelland and Vera Sweeney present How to Grow and Build your Blog in the Ever-Changing World of Social Media4:45-5:30 Roundtables and Q&A
Every single one of these is spot on for where I’m at right now!
And you’ll be learning from…
4. Great Speakers
There are 6 speakers, three I know personally who are WONDERFUL people. Learn from blogging parents extraordinaire, Larisha and Andrew Campbell; iRetreat co-founder and medieval romance novelist, Cecelia Mecca; and Sarah Mock of Savoring the Good to name a few!
- And what’s the venue, you ask?
5. It’s Hosted by Hershey Lodge
I have tons of reasons why I love Hershey Lodge, but it’s just an easy-going and fun place to be and one of my favorite hotels in Pennsylvania. The food in the restaurants is excellent too -Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Martini? Yes, please! Allergen-free food? Yea, please! Characters walking the halls? Yes, please! You can ALSO jaunt over to the Hershey Hotel Spa and get a chocolate massage or stay longer and participate in…
10/21 is a Hershey Park in the Dark weekend. That means if you visit the park, your kids have access to the Trick-or-Treat Trail, 13 rides – some with special “lights out” riding, and a Creatures of the Night flashlight tour at ZooAmerica, located next door and included in your ticket. But that’s not the only attraction!
7. More Family Halloween Events
A visit to Hershey, PA this time of year is perfect for the kids because there’s so much to do! Hershey Gardens hosts their Pumpkin Glow after hours event, and the Butterfly Atrium is a must-see! Hershey’s Chocolate World features Fall Fest Flavors, and has 3 events of its own that weekend. Convinced that this might be the perfect business/family fun weekend for you? Ready to sign up? OK…