Networking, Tweeting and Chocolate. Oh, My!Monday, October 03, 2011
Last week, digital women from all parts of Canada joined together in a networking opportunity during the ShesConnected Conference 2011 held right here in good ol' TO. As an adviser and panelist, I was really excited to see all the fabulous women and brands in attendance, who were equally as excited to be there. It was such fun to socialize with and meet fellow bloggers with whom I've chatted both online and off. And even with all the breaks we had, there were still so many awesome people that I never had a chance to speak to in person. Not that I had much of a voice anyhow...
But I still tried some caraoke.
Yes, you read that correctly. Ford, the title sponsor of the event, had set up karaoke in one of their cars and I thought it was such a brilliant idea. At various points throughout the conference, you could hear the music blaring and the horn a-honking. And you know I'm always in favour of music, honey!
|Marcy Berg, Rachel McCaig, Diane Morgan and Lisa McDonald doing caraoke.|
|Chef Christine Cushing (@ccfearless), ShesConnected Conference 2011|
The rooms at the Sheraton Hotel, where the event took place, were nice and cozy.
And I really liked the view from my my room at dusk.
I really wish I had the chance to take a dip in their heated outdoor pool, though.
|Sheraton Hotel, Toronto|
|ShoesConnected Tweetup at Town Shoes|
|@Loose_Button and @Listen2Lena, ShoesConnected|
|Casie Stewart, Christine Cushing, Tracy Moore, Lianne Phillipson-Webb, Shannon Mischuk|
|Theresa Dostaler, Raymi Lauren White, Stephanie Holmes, Wendy Kam Marcy, Jennifer Ballamara McPherson|
|Deanna Tousignant, Alyssa Kingsbury, Jeannine Miranda, Lena Almeida, Andrea Tomkins|
In the meantime, I get to take with me all the wonderful experiences of networking and connecting with so many fabulous people. I also got to enjoy some super delicious chocolate care of @PurdysChocolate and the lovely @chancesmommy who was so sweet to bring me a chocolate Bear Paw from Manitoulin Island. It was SO good! And I can't forget the supply of @AdultEssentials vitamins that came in one of the swag bags. These vitamins keep popping up everywhere, I tell ya!
Oh! And I got to hand out my new mini Moo cards which I got to try out thanks to @Klout. Aren't they cute?
To all of the wonderful people I got to meet, I am so thankful for that opportunity and hope to meet again soon. To those with whom I failed to connect, I deeply regret not making a better effort to do so. I truly hope everyone enjoyed the conference and left with new friendships forged, connections made and some invaluable insights learned. I know I did!