Ok! I am back with a few mini interviews from my trip to Alt Summit in Salt Lake City. I stuffed as much in my brain as I could but I also wanted to hear other people’s impressions. In hindsight, I wish I would have walked around with a mic in hand to talk to everyone…next year when I know how to film and EDIT! Ladies, love me, love my editing! I went a tad nuts in an effort to avoid unpacking and I added still shots in this video (and below) from Justin Hackworth and Brooke Dennis-fab photographers.
Here are my takeaways and I will admit ahead of time my mind doesn’t always work like everyone else’s…
1. I learned how to use Instagram correctly (who know there was an incorrect way!) I am now SmartCreativeW just like my twitter handle. I also realized it is really a chatting/imagery tool not a marketing tool. Good thing I am chatty, I may be addicted.
2. Erin Loechner gave me permission to delete my email account and as she put it, “start fresh.” Not sure exactly how that looks but if you don’t hear back from me, I did it wrong.
3. Hiring help can dramatically grow your business. Scary. On my to do list.
4. Work ONLY during your “golden” or most productive hours which means if you see me goofing off online in the morning, tell me to get back to work.
5. Engagement with your audience can be more important than numbers on your site when approaching sponsors. This is a bit of a shot in the arm for a people person like me. So thank you for commenting on the episodes and posts, it makes a difference. I personally love it and I know the guests are so encouraged by it.
6. I got really excited about the idea of working with sponsors. Somehow it clicked in a new way, supporting businesses that support my content for you all really got me going. Having said that, I would ask that if you like the content on SCW, tell a girlfriend, your mom, your sister…! As Smart Creative Women grows, the opportunity for sponsorship grows and I can keep bringing you wonderful guests!
7. It’s okay not to have a top knot. I may be in that weird “is she a granny?” age range anyway.