If you ever get an opportunity, even if it’s last minute to speak at any events, online or off — don’t say no. You will miss out on a potentially life altering event if you do. I applied to speak at the VA Virtuosos online conference and initially was not going to be speaking. Then someone dropped out, so I got my chance. Even though I was not prepared at all, I did it.
It was wonderful!
I was forced out of my comfort zone, wrote a book for VAs, created a presentation about content marketing specifically for VAs and IMO I did really good. Sure, if I could go back I’d change a few things and be more prepared to start with, but now that I know I can do that, I will do it again. I hope to get to do more online events this year and next and eventually I would love to move into live events. First I should probably attend a few live events, and I will.
I really enjoyed everything. Tawnya Sutherland is amazing and made me feel very comfortable and good about myself. She made everything super easy. Plus since I was a speaker I got a “Gold Key” and was able to attend all the other (19!) presentations. I only missed one due to a prior engagement but wow they were all so great. It was more than a little intimating listening to all these wonderful people who I have looked up to for ever, but it was also simply fabulous too.
If you have never gone to one of these events, please consider it. They were wonderful, even an old hat like me can learn new things and being pushed out of my comfort zone is awesome too. I’ve always been one of those behind the scenes people, happy and content to just write and let other people put their name on the writing. But, this was really great to share with people what I know for sure: Content Marketing Works… plus tell them how to do it and why it works.
I’d like to say Thank You to everyone who helped plan the event and all those who attended. I hope to see you next time!
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