There has been a ton of great stuff happening at LissaDuty.com http://LissaDuty.com since I last emailed you. The “Hire A Social Media Coach for a Day" service has been gaining momentum and my private social media coaching sessions have been even more popular.
I wanted to share with all of you the details about the 2nd annual DFW Rocks Social Media Conference. This is a bit of a wordy email. If you are a scan reader, pay close attention to the bolded items. (Please "Share" on your social channels, forward to a friend and don't forget to Click to Tweet!)
The 2nd annual DFW Rocks Social Media conference http://DFWRocksSocialMedia.com registration has been officially open since the end of March and tickets are selling. The early registration for this two-day event ends April 30th (less than 11 days from now). This year’s conference features 17 speakers and 17 presentations.
There are two EARLY ticket options available:
Option 1: Attendance June 29 & June 30 $100
Option 2: Attendance June 30 (Social Media Day ONLY) $50
Ready to REGISTER? I do have more seats available for this year’s conference, so hopefully everyone that wants to attend can, but I wouldn’t wait to buy your ticket. There have been predictions and sure signs of a EARLY sell-out event again this year.
The ticket prices are the lowest you will find them right NOW. May 1st the ticket price increases to $150 for a two-day ticket and $75 for a one-day ticket.
The speakers are some of the Who’s WHO in Dallas in my opinion. Oh! But Wait, I am partial. :-)
The speaker lineup: Colin Alsheimer, J.R. Atkins, Lori Barber, Jeff Brady, Kate Buck Jr., Scot Duke, Lissa Duty (me), Patty Farmer, Chris Forbes, Renee Groskreutz, Rani Monson, Debbie Mrazek, John Nosal, Eddie Reeves, Jenna Ryan, Cynthia Sanchez and A.J. Wood. http://dfwrockssocialmedia.com/meet-our-speakers/
“Lissa is my go-to girl for all things in the Twitter-sphere! She and her colleagues who are part of the DFW Rocks Social Media Day are always a great source for keeping up-to-date on an ever-changing business. I will be there again to see what’s new! ~Carolyn Clark, Rising Point Solutions
The presentations range in topic: From Marketing Strategy to Sales, Brand Messaging to Content Strategy, Video, Mobile Websites and Apps. The social media platforms being discussed are Facebook, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn, Blogging and much more.
Just like last year, I have been collecting door prizes donations from authors and small businesses. We will have tons of books and services that will be given away to the conference attendees. Follow on Twitter and Facebook. You'll see them being featured.
The DFW Social Media News 2013 will be in print and distributed onlnine. AD space available for sale now. http://dfwrockssocialmedia.com/meet-our-sponsors/advertise-dfw-social-media-news/. See last year’s version – Visit http://DFWSocialMediaNews.com.
I have added some additional opportunities for you business to get exposure this year at the conference. Read more here: http://dfwrockssocialmedia.com/meet-our-sponsors/sponsor-dfw-rocks-social-media/
What’s new this year?
Location: We will be meeting at the Holiday Inn off 75 & Campbell near George Bush. Lots more space for everyone to be comfortable as they learn through the day. (If you would like to stay over-night at the hotel they have reserved a special $89 per night rate for the DFW Rocks Conference attendees.)
Break-Out Sessions: Saturday, June 29th will feature 10 break-out sessions for you to select from to attend. http://dfwrockssocialmedia.com/break-out-sessions/
Lunch at Hoffbrau Steaks: Saturday, June 29th is an on-your-own lunch break. I have arranged a special menu and pricing for conference attendees that would like to visit their Coit & Campbell location, just a few miles away from our venue!
Book signing: Saturday, June 29th after the conference sessions end some local authors will be selling and signing their books. Some of the names include Jeff Brady, former WFAA news anchor and now host of The Texas Daily, Patty Farmer, Debbie Mrazek and more. (Cash bar for this event. The book signing will be open to the public!)
#DFWSMDay2012 was so educational and fun! The friendships & tips continue to grow from this single event — I can say, our business has grown by OVER 15% from this WONDERFUL Event — Make sure you set aside June 30th every year for DFW Rocks Social Media Day as I have! ~ Tonie Boaman, DashNotary
What’s the same?
All-in-One Room: Sunday, June 30th we will all be in one room for the Social Media Day presentations (this time not so crowded) learning from 9 speakers. The Social Media Q & A panel will close out the day. http://dfwrockssocialmedia.com/sm-day-presentations/
Snacks and Lunch at the Venue: Sunday, June 30th you will be served continental breakfast items during the morning break, lunch in the hotel restaurant and sweets and treats in the afternoon. Coffee, tea and water available all day. (Vegetarian options available for lunch. Email me.)
Awesome Learning and Networking Opportunities: With 250 attendees at this event you will have the opportunity too not only learn from the speakers, but your peers. Make sure and bring plenty of business cards. Just like last year, there will be time for chatting in between, on breaks, lunch and definitely afterwards. Ideal time to meet new strategic partners and potential clients.
After-Event Social Media Day Tweetup: Sunday, June 30th we will all head to the hotel lounge at 4 pm for Mashable’s Social Media Day Tweetup Other local groups and the public are invited to join us.
Lissa packed the house with experts, great speakers and enthusiastic learners. I can’t wait for the next one, and I’m so thrilled that Renee Groskreutz of Ralph’s Design and Deli has been invited for 2013. I got to meet some incredible people like Tonie Boaman, Patty Farmer, and hear from J.R. Atkins, Fred Campos and Andrea Vahl. Is it time yet?? ~ Andi Reis, Fun City Social Media
Ready to REGISTER? Still not convinced you should go buy your ticket right now? Watch my video – 5 reasons to attend DFW Rocks Social Media!
You don’t live in DFW? That is OK. Come anyway! This is a two-day conference with a great low rate to stay at the hotel. The location is easy to find. Dallas is a fun place to take a vacation. We have tons of stuff for the spouse and kids to do while you are getting your learn on! OR leave them at home and get an escape for a few days! :-)
Thanks for reading to the end! Now go to http://DFWRocksSocialMedia.com, browse the website and REGISTER while tickets are still available and at the lowest possible Early Registration price!
Special shout out to the 2013 behind the scenes support - Nikki Bassham (DFW Social Media News Graphic Artist), Jimi Bratt (registration and keep me inline), Jay Callhoun (technology assistant), John Nosal (Go-To-Problem Solver), Mason Pelt (photography), Andi Reis (blogging), Aida Rojas (tweeting) and Brad Ruekberg (video).
Meet our sponsors! http://dfwrockssocialmedia.com/meet-our-sponsors/
Don’t hesitate to email me with any questions [address removed]!
Have a great day!
Lissa Duty, Your Online Social Coach and Conference Organizer
I attended the DFW Rocks Social Media 2012. All the speakers were very informative and I walked away with very valuable information and tips on different social media platforms. This is one day you need to mark on your calendars. Whether you are new or seasoned in social media, you will walk away with helpful tips from individuals who are the best in their fields of social media. ~ Nikki Bassham