As we near the end of 2010, it’s clear that there are great opportunities ahead for mombloggers, but if you want to make money from blogging, you’ve got to do more than simply write great content. With this in mind, I want to help MomImpact’s members reach new heights in the coming year.
I want you all to think (or shout!) in 2011,
“This is the year of my blogging career!”
So we’re kicking off a professional development series. I want you to think big as we look ahead to the new year.
I’m thrilled to be hosting a webinar on how to develop a winning speaker proposal with Blog World Expo Founder, Rick Calvert, and Deb Ng, BWE Conference Director
Officially known as the BlogWorld and New Media Expo, it’s the world’s largest social media conference. But it’s also one that intimidates many women. It’s large, it’s in Vegas and…there are men there. It’s not that the typical momblogger is scared of men, but it definitely creates a different conference dynamic than one might often find at women’s blogging conferences. And some women are hesitant to get involved.
But you can compete with the big boys even as you juggle diaper changes, carpools and parent committee meetings.
You can network, learn and party with the best of them in Vegas next year.
And who better to help you prepare and pitch a winning proposal than the folks who sort through hundreds of them each year for their conference?
The webinar will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 1 – 2 Eastern Time (12-1 Central, 10-11 Pacific). Sign in on the form below and you will be contacted with login information.
Rick and Deb are going to share tips and tricks for a winning speaker pitch including information like:
- The benefits of speaking at a conference
- How to format your pitch and what information to include (and what to leave off)
- What you need beyond a great idea
- Whether it’s better to propose a session independently or to develop and fill a panel
- What steps to take once your pitch is (or isn’t) accepted
This webinar is free and open to all MomImpact members.
Not a member? Become one.
Not a mom? Drop me a note, kim at momimpact dot com.
Thanks for your interest. This webinar was such a success, we hope to offer again in the coming months!
Chicago’s next big blogger event takes place in just a few weeks. The Social Media Masters’ Summit will kick off with brand/blogger speed dating event and VIP cocktail party on August 23. For the speed dating portion, brands looking to connect with bloggers will be matched with a hand-picked selection Likewise, bloggers will be matched with representatives from major brands that would be a good fit with for their stated interests and needs.
The Summit proper will take place on August 24th. MomImpact’s Kim Moldofsky will be speaking alongside Esther Crawford*, Danielle Smith, and Miss Lori* on a panel moderated by Weber Shandwick’s Senior VP of Digital and Social, Adam Keats. The panelists will be sharing experiences and actionable tips about how bloggers and brands can work together.
In addition to great bloggers, there’s a top-notch group of corporate social media and marketing pros on the agenda, too- GM’s Christopher Barger and Chicago’s own Liz Strauss to name a few. Read more about the sessions.
Able who? Skeevy what? MomImpact president Kim Moldofsky was impressed when she met the Minneapolis-based folks of Aunt Else’s Aebleskiver at the Housewares Show. Chad and his team impressed her with their passion for their small business which makes a mix and sells special cast iron pans used for making this Danish pastry.
Kim was intrigued. She knew she’d be passing through Minneapolis in June and that there was a wonderful group of bloggers there to meet, so….
Thanks to Aunt Else, Local D’Lish, Jennifer of Unplanned Cooking, Liz of Kitchen Pantry Scientist and the Blog Pantry ladies, we’re having a make-your-own aebleskiver party. Kim will also be talking to the group about brand-blogger relations.
Even if you’re not from Minneapolis, you have a chance to join in. Watch for #MNBlogPantry on Twitter the night of June 10, from 7-9 CST. And want to try you hand at aebleskiver?
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations @MommyNeedsTherapy!
After covering this drool-worthy event as a blogger for years, Kim Moldofsky is pleased to announce that she will be speaking at the 2010 Sweets and Snacks Expo.
Kim sees this as one small step for a mom and one giant leap for mombloggers. She was impressed that she was asked to take part because of her mom’s eye view. As we say here, “Mom’s opinion matters.” It’s great to see an important industry association recognize this at their national gathering.
Stayed tuned because we’ll be posting a survey asking other social media moms to share their thoughts about sweets and snacks and, of course, we’ll host a candy and snack giveaway, too. Check back on the site or look for details in the next edition of MomImpact Memos.