In my previous post about meeting President Bill Clinton, I mentioned how important it is to network with people. The people you meet face-to-face can be priceless to a future of fantastic connections. A few years ago, I was the lead Street Team member for Broward Palm Beach New Times (Village Voice). With that position, I worked at practically every bar, club, restaurant, festival etc in South Florida.
All those experiences helped me meet and shake hands with the hardworking business owners and other influential residents of the community. Now that I have moved on from those promotional positions, I have found other ways to connect.
Junior League of Boca Raton
In August, I joined a group of influential women who donate their time to volunteer in the community. The people who I have met so far are extremely kind. The first year in the non-profit organization, you have to complete so many hours to maintain the membership. I just completed my fingerprints, so I will start signing up for shifts.
As I begin volunteering in the community, I’ll be sure to keep everyone updated on my experiences.
SMX is Search Marketing Expo. They have these conventions every year across the globe. October 2nd to the 4th, they will be in New York City. I registered for the expo pass, where I can tour the exhibit halls, and listen to industry professionals speak. The other festivities are out of my price range.
I am excited to attend this convention because all the people who I read their blogs or refer to in my work will be there. This is going to be a fantastic networking and educational opportunity. I plan on taking many pictures and writing updates on here after the event.
AMA South Florida
Recently, I contacted the American Marketing Association of South Florida. I asked about a membership and the events. The woman who contacted me back explained that I could attend a meeting as a non-member to check it out. I am waiting for the next meeting, and hopefully it will not be located too far south.
I’ve realized that networking is important too, and trying to connect with more people, especially on LinkedIn. Hope SMXEast was great, I’ve never been to an online marketing convention, they’re so expensive! I’d definitely like to check out AMA South FL too… I’m in the WPB area, and usually find that a lot online marketing networking events are down in Ft Lauderdale and Miami which is a bit far for me.