Saturday morning I decided to “sleep in” till 6:00 since the planning team had to be down in the lobby at 7:00 to get ready for the day. A lot of people didn’t make it to registration the night before so we had the tables set up again, plus the sponsors set up and and of course breakfast to get everyone ready for the day.
Mary and I ready for a long day
It was quite the interesting morning, because ransom hotel guests kept coming over and asking us questions. At one point, an older couple came over to me and asked if we were giving away “free sneakers” I told them no, and went on to explain why we were there, and that attendees had paid for a ticket and that nothing was free. The old man then goes “oooh, free pens!” and took one of our pens and put it in his pocket. Then he did the same with a bottle of water. I really, really, didn’t know what to say. It was so random. So, we ended up having random people we had to keep shoo-ing out of the area where our sponsors were, because they were going in and taking all the free samples! I had to laugh when I saw this sweet old lady in a wheelchair trying to take things from sponsors.
We got everyone registered and into breakfast, and the day got started. It flew by as I was running around moving items, introduced a speaker, had to get ready for my session, etc. I barely ate lunch, and didn’t have time to talk to all the sponsors (who were amazing by the way!)
(speaking of sponsors, how cute are these Five Bamboo pants?)
Lunch was served where we had the cocktail party the night before. It was delicious. The Hyatt in Cambridge did a fantastic job with all the food.
After lunch I ran back to my room to go over my speech one last time before my session on Social Media trends. Before I knew it, it was finally time for my presentation! If you would like to check out some things tweeted during my session be sure to check out #HLSmedia. I am still trying to decide if I am going to share my presentation on my blog and what that would entail. Stay tuned! I did however want to post the Google Plus links I promised some of you on Twitter:
—Cheat sheet: http://allgoogleplus.co.uk/2011/07/05/google-plus-cheat-sheet/#.UDo14dZlTYg
—Adding Facebook to your Google+ account: http://crossrider.com/install/519-google+facebook
I was excited/nervous before the presentation started but as predicted, as soon as I started talking I was fine. If you attended my presentation I hope you enjoyed it and learned something! Like I said please don’t hesitate to ever e mail me with any questions!
My session was also live blogged by Kelly and you can check it out on her blog!
After my session, we all headed back into the main room for final thoughts/wrap up. The day was such a whirlwind, I cannot believe it was over so quickly! I enjoyed it so much though. Meghann, Heather and Julie did an awesome job putting the conference on!
It was time to get cleaned up for a special dinner with Chobani, but I will save that for another post on Friday!
check this out:
I am the Next DOer contest, now in its second year, is launching this week on Promax Nutrition’s Facebook page. They would like to invite you to submit a picture and why he or she should be the next DOer. I Am the Next DOer contest will be a nationwide search for the next DOer whom embodies everything Promax stands for, and embraces the Life is Go mentality.
In order to enter, one must like the Promax Nutrition Facebook page, submit a picture and explain why he or she should be the next Doer. Upon liking the Promax Facebook page, one has the ability to vote for whom he or she believes is a true DOer. Promax encourages finalists to “campaign” to win by posting videos/links and share why he or she should be the next DOer.
Winners will receive a once in a lifetime vacation to either Costa Rica, Kona, or Galapagos which includes a 5 day, 4 night stay, one year supply of Promax bars, and will be featured in the 2013 DOer campaign (which includes one professional photo and video shoot in Los Angeles, CA). Two weekly finalists will be selected throughout entry period and will win a $50 GNC gift card, Promax tee-shirt, and 3 boxes of bars. Entry begins August 1st and lasts until September 4th, 2012. Voting period begins September 10th and lasts until September 21th, 2012.
QOTD: So who wants to attend HLS13 after reading these recaps?!?