Can you believe 2012 is almost over? Every year we have to step out on faith and do something new, which is why for 2013 I am jump starting the year with the 1st SistaSense Power Circle Conference + Expo. I have a great line up of speakers on board for this event, with a few more on the way. Some of your favorite web women entrepreneurs will be there including Pam Perry, Richelle Shaw, Deborah Owens, Dawn Fitch, and Carol Sankar, with a few more women to be mentioned shortly.
The theme for this event is “Strength in Numbers” because as I personally believe that building a strong community of women entrepreneurs is essential to our growth as individuals. If you want to attend this event, become a vendor or sponsor, enter to get a free ticket or 3 free consultations from me, visit the page http://powercircle.sistasense.com.
Also make sure you are on my free SistaSense Sessions (teleconferences and webinars) list. As I recently got back from speaking at Blogalicious 2012 and plan on scheduling at least one more teleconference call on “Boosting Your Holiday Sales”. Those on the list will be one of the first to get an invitation.
I wish you could have attended Blogalicious 2012 with me, but its ok because I can still get you inside with a few video highlights from my trip.
Branding and Tech Tips w/ Kris Kain – LittleTechGirl
What Blogging Business Women Want – CoachMUp Boni Shares
How to Save and Be Savvy – Tips from Natasha Nicholes
Video Marketing Tips and A Little About MomsView w/ Sarah Malkin
Do you know Power Mommy?
SistaSense Quick Tip: Sharing Your Story in Videos
Why Denene Loves Instagram
What’s Working Now – Talking with the MommyReporter
Why Christie Loves Google+
I hope you enjoy these videos and can make it out to Blogalicious next year! If you want to meet me sooner then be sure to take a look at these upcoming events – SistaSense Power Circle 2013 Conference and the Good Life Girlfriends Women’s Day celebration!
If you ask me, all the entrepreneurship buzz in the world boils down to one thing, “People want the freedom to live their best life, a good life.” I hope you got my Facebook invitation for Good Life Girlfriends Women’s Day Event on December 1, 2012 in Raleigh NC.
If you are not in the area, scroll down to find out about another Power Circle event you may be able to attend.
My SistaSense Power Circle aka the “Good Life Girlfriends” enjoy getting together to get IT together, so if you are a few hours away from Raleigh and like me, you are pushing to live the GOOD Life then be sure to join us as we celebrate a day of sisterhood and you!
This event is going to be unlike anything I have ever done because not only are the women in my Power Circle phenomenal we are going to full the day with fun activities and giveaways from brands like Walmart, Best Buy and Amazon! Plus the swag bag will feature goodies from black business owners too!
This full day event is from 11-5pm, but my girls and I will be rocking out until the WHEELS fall off so after the days activities are done we will hang out, network, and keep the party going!
Early bird tickets sold out within the first 24 hours and right now there are only 4 more “Bring A Friend” tickets available, so I encourage you to sign up as soon as you get this message. With about 20 confirmed attendees so far and a maximum capacity of 50, we will be closing registration pretty soon, so get your seat and bring a friend!
Good Life Girlfriends Official website: http://glg.sistasense.com
They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but that rule doesn’t apply here because I have to tell you all about some of the wonderful brands and bloggers I connected with at Blogalicious 2012. Coming from a mompreneur who loves to blog these are definitely the kinds of businesses, bloggers, and entrepreneurs that you want to be aware of.
My Vegas trip was super fun and super busy. Between speaking at Blogalicous and attending Olympia 2012 with my hubby, I tried to squeeze in some time to see the sites. On the Vegas strip I discovered the biggest ROSS store I have ever seen and decided to pick up the super cute dress seen above. Imagine my surprise when I strolled into Blogalicous and found out ROSS was also one of the featured brands. If you don’t know about ROSS they offer quality name brand and designer apparel for the entire family at savings of 20% to 60% off department store prices. I love my local ROSS, but the Vegas outlet was like 10 of them all in one!
As I attend more events, do more videos and take more pictures its super important for me to find trendy outfits within my mommy budget, so ROSS is one of those places I love to shop. If you don’t know about them, now you do! And you if are on Facebook every day like me, you can also get Ross Dress for Less updates on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RossDressforLess.
Funny story… My son and I both have sensitive skin, so as recommended by the doctor we only use Eucerin lotion. Every time I get to the airport for Blogalicious something crazy happens. Apparently my tooth paste and Eucerin was a little over the 3 ounce rule, so the air port lady just had to throw them out! I was like “NOOOOOO, I need that for my sensitive skin!” Last year at Blogalicious, I won a Sony DVD player from Sears Kmart, which was crazy because our DVD portable player broke on the way there. This year, I grab my Blogalicious swag bag and you will never guess what is inside?!?! A brand new container of Eucerin, their new Professional Repair product for extremely dry skin! I had a great time sharing my story at the Eurcerin booth. If you want to try it, you can register on their site to get a free sample of Eucerin.
Last year I did a video interview with Desiree Peeples aka The Mommy Reporter on Making Money Online and Transitioning to Work At Home Status. She is definitely a mommy blogger to follow and know.
This was my third Blogalicious and my trip would not be complete without a power session with one of my favorite gal pals, career coach Boni.
If there is one thing I prioritize, its having successful like minded women around me. I had a ball reconnecting with partner/mentor Richelle Shaw and the one and only Brand Coach Jai Stone, who also happens to be the creator of the very popular BlackLoveForum blog. Both of these ladies have actively shared their professional expertise as speakers for the SistaSense Power Circle series. Hopefully you can meet them in person at my 2013 Power Circle Conference here in North Carolina.
Being successful at blogging is about writing great posts and following great people who write great posts. I had the pleasure of finally meeting Denene Millner in person. She is the creator of the fabulous My Brown Baby Blog. She is one of the best freelance writers I know; she wrote about me in Ebony Magazine and she has authored well known books like Sparkle and ‘Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man’ with Steve Harvey.
Another wonderful mommy blogger to know is Tara Pringle Jefferson. Tara and I are kindred spirits and we go way back from being Disney Mocha Moms together. Tara is also a freelance writer and the creator of the Young Mommy Life blog. If you have not already done so, listen to her session within the SistaSense Power Circle Series on how to create great content for your blog.
If you want to be seen online you have to understand the importance of community. I think very few people understand this concept as well as Ananda Leeke, creator of Digital Sisterhood and also a Power Circle Speaker. Ananda was one of the wonderful ladies who attending my session on using video to tell your story online and of course she and I always hang for a bit every time we meet at Blogalicious. This year I was able to surprise her with a copy of the SistaSense Power Circle CD, she presented a session on Pinterest. It was very hard for us both not to cry. Love her!
I’ve been blogging, networking, coaching and partnering with women entrepreneurs for so many years online that meeting them in person is really a new and refreshing experience for me. During the wonderful McDonald’s Mixer I got to sit down and catch up with Rhonda aka Turquoizblue, who just happens to be one of the wonderful ladies Richelle and I have coached for several years now. Rhonda is the creator of ThisIsCrochet, she has a wealth of experience working with chrochet brands and building her own business online.
My Blogalicious list is actually longer than shown here, so I will probably have to follow up this post with another one, but enjoy these Blogalicious Brand and Blogger Connections for now.
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