Thanks to everyone who prayed for me and sent good vibes (and chocolate--whoo hoo) before my presentation at the Stampin' Up conference Friday afternoon. It went pretty good! I only made one (big) slip up... good thing I have LOTS of practice laughing at myself, huh... I won't type what I accidentally said when I combined two words together here because I don't want to attract the wrong types of visitors to my blog. Oh dear!! We all died laughing. Then I *carefully* said it correctly, and we continued on.
Too distracted to get a photo on the platform that day, but here's one I took later with Brandi, a demonstrator who now works for the Home Office at Stampin' Up and helped coordinate the event. She's a sweetie! All the staff were so encouraging. I had made up little Packer Perc and Highlander Grogg coffee packets from Berres Brothers here in Watertown to give some of them as a thank you. Wish I could thank each one personally for everything they do!
But anyway, I made it through all three sessions and everyone was very kind in their comments. There was standing room only in all three sessions. One of the helpers told me there were 62 people standing during one session, not including the people in the chairs!! I hope if nothing else I passed along a little of my passion for blogging about what you love. If they catch that spark they will be ok even if the technical side takes a while to learn.
Good times with uplines, downlines, sidelines, friends from Founder's Circle, friends I know through the internet, and brand new friends I just met here and there. I was especially bustin' my buttons to see my SOMH Demonstrator team member Lynn walk the stage for promoting to Manager this year--quite an accomplishment! Go Lynn Go!
Such lovely weather we had. I left for the airport this morning in a t-shirt and flip-flops, which I changed promptly after de-planing in Milwaukee, let me tell you. I came home to 20 degrees, biting wind and a minivan enclosed in a half inch of solid ice. Not fair!! I even got a tiny bit of sunburn on the day we went to Downtown Disney to do some shopping. The walk to and from the convention center was a joy (well, except for my EIGHT blisters.) I am trying to think if I wore my sweater once the whole time.... nope! Jealous yet?? Hee hee!
I hear what your slip up was - heehee! Ok, ok, I'll finally post some real head shot on my blog and avatar, but only because YOU said so! :)
Posted by: Heidi Baks | 01/14/2013 at 01:59 PM
I am an AVID blog follower and fellow SU demonstrator. I watch your blog everyday and I really love it and all of your advice. I have been 'back and forth' with the idea of starting a blog, but have never gotten a clear picture from the streams on our Demonstrator site, whether it was a benefit to our business relative to the time spent on blogging. Were you considering posting your information session here for those of us who weren't able to attend the conference (not sure if it is a no-no to do this or not)? I would love to hear more about your thoughts on this. Sincerely, Tammy Gill
Posted by: Tammy Gill | 01/14/2013 at 03:13 PM
Hi Tammy! Thanks for your kind words. The exact info I shared at Leadership Conference is now proprietary SU information, so no, that will not be posted here. The handout will be available under Leadership Resources sometime soon on the demonstrator site. I am in the middle of a series of articles on the topic of blogging that will be shared on my free demonstrator motivation and inspiration site (link Demo Blog above, however! So stay tuned!
Posted by: Lyssa | 01/14/2013 at 05:12 PM
Thank you SO much Lyssa! I thought that it might not be possible and fully understand why. I will definatly watch for it above. Thank you again. Tammy
Posted by: Tammy Gill | 01/15/2013 at 12:01 PM
Lyssa, your presentation was one of my favourites at Leadership (including the blooper moment!) - you gave so much actionable information with clear reasons behind why these things are important. You did a fantastic job!!
Posted by: Desirée Spenst | 01/16/2013 at 06:14 PM