Forget about social media for a minute and let’s talk about live events.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, face-to-face networking is still at the top of my list for having the most far-reaching benefits for your business. There’s also no better place to network than at a packed-house seminar!
This weekend, I was lucky enough to be in Austin, TX at Pat O’Bryan‘s Unseminar9.
I always feel compelled to blog about my experiences as they emerge and usually blog every night from my hotel room. This time though, I was busy well into the wee hours every night listening and sharing with some of the most inspiring people on the planet. To say I came back sleep-deprived is an understatement!
A two-fold experience!
This year had a little different twist for me. I landed a spot on the keynote speaker list and had the opportunity to speak to the audience about social media marketing. What an experience that was!
Nerve-raking? A little. Ok, a lot.
Exciting? Of course.
Humbling? All the way to my toes!
But that’s not what this post is about.
It’s about you and your online business success. How can my trip to a seminar help your business?
You’ll see . . . .
I met some super fantastic inspiring people who all have a story. The cool part of that is that they have built or are building businesses around their stories. Around who they are. Around their passion. They weren’t in the ride primarily for monetary gain. They were operating in a niche because of their passion for the subject. And without fail, that passion had led each of them to want to share with others.
Don’t get me wrong.
Numbers are important. Our profits are important. Most people can learn the systems to put into place for their businesses to make money and of course, we learned plenty of new ways over the weekend. After all, profits out the wazoo are nice!
But in the end, your business will thrive if it is centered around helping others. Passions are like that. Once we are on fire, the next logical step is to share with others.
That’s the secret.
Now, go out there and share your passion!
p.s. I’ll be sharing more of the cool stuff I learned this week on this blog. Stay tuned