So… this fortnight my blog won’t be about the MLDP course. For three reasons 1) Learning – I have done all the online learning that is required at the moment way ahead of time 2) Logistics – our teams have not yet been announced and our week in Shanghai in February has moved to a week in New York in March 3) I am going to Orlando next week and thought it would be interesting to share what I will be doing!!
I am VERY excited to have been asked to join Team Social at my brands annual conference in Orlando, Florida! I am flying out over the weekend and will be there till next Friday. I cannot wait to meet some of my social gurus and get the chance to work alongside them, it really is a dream come true. I know I will learn so much during the week and really hope to be able to share my new social media at events skills with the marketing teams at IBM in the UK.
I will be doing things like working in the Social Business Cafe, tweeting from the main keynote sessions, taking photos for the Instagram account, blogging every day, attending book signings by some really amazing IBM authors, and hoping to meet Jay Baer (@jaybaer ) who is the best selling author of “Youtility” and is the host at the event (I have just purchased the book to read on the plane!).
There is heaps going on at the event, so be sure to follow @ibmconnect, and join in the conversation using #ibmconnect. Again, you can follow me @RSwindell. Look out for my Connect blogs too coming soon!! I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Colleen Burns for inviting me to join her Team Social – you should all follow her @colleeni.
In other news this week…. I made the local paper. Although… it does make it sound like my partner only proposed BECAUSE I lost weight.. which I don’t think was the case! Although he did jokingly say to me “does that mean I can divorce you if you put the weight back on!