Meeting Maxine Clark for the very first time
at the 1st Disney Social Media Moms 2010
At Maxine's home in Missouri
Conferences has seemingly become the common denominator that's making our paths cross. And it was during this recent conference, as we were awaiting the wine party to commence as we lounged at the waiting area by the hallway that one night, when she curiously asked the challenging question, "Why do you go to these conferences?" A question that hit me like a lightning bolt and sending stars swirling around my head. It made me think deep. I knew in my heart why I go to these conferences but it made me curious what hers were. So I asked the question back to her and more!
Personally, what is your reason for going to these conferences?
I love to connect with like minded people and make new friends.
As a brand, how does going to conferences help your brand? Is it an effective means of marketing?
It puts me in touch with people I would not otherwise meet and helps me make smarter decisions. Many of the people I meet become friends and I know I can call on them for sage advice.
Being around all these mombloggers and connecting with them, what was one thing that inspired you about them?
Their wanting to be sincere and at the same time to find products that they can profit from--how to do this? How to forge new ground? How to make a difference. Maybe most of all, how much we all have in common being "girls".
What is the best advice you will give to all the moms who have businesses or are looking to start their own business?
Write a plan for your dream and make it a living, working, breathing and changeable document . The purpose is to convince your self before you try to convince others that you are serious and committed.
What about you? Why do you go to these conferences?
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