Before I had kids, you could find me at any number of events, from business conferences like Social Venture Network to arts festivals like Burning Man.
Then mommyhood happened, and my conference-hopping vanished in a puff of baby powder.
Last week, Good Morning America career expert Tory Johnson invited me to speak at her conference, Spark & Hustle, in Boston. I slipped on my "Amanda Steinberg, Founder of DailyWorth.com" badge, and walked into a room of 200 strangers.
Having worked from home for the last four years, I’d forgotten what miraculous connections are made at conferences.
- I met Shannon Wilburn, CEO of Just Between Friends—a children’s clothing, toy and maternity franchise in 23 states (a multi-million dollar business!). She reminded me to think BIG.
- Social media strategist Cindy Morrison taught me about the Facebook contest application, WildFire, to accelerate the viral spread of DailyWorth.
- I caught up with fellow Philadelphian Tina Wells, founder of Buzz Marketing Group, who got me thinking about writing a book!
Next Tuesday in New York City, I'm speaking at Brand Camp U—spearheaded by Peter Shankman and Hajj Flemmings—a conference designed to help entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs (corporate movers and shakers) amplify their professional identities. Join us. I'll be teaching the art and science of sales.
Stand up. What conference will you attend this summer?