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Last Year Attendee, This Year Speaker

Freeney, VernettasmLast year I attended the Texas Conference for Women as a volunteer and a member of the social media street team. I knew it was the go-to conference in the state, not only to listen to and meet amazing women, but also to connect with some as well. Fast forward one year later, and I’m a speaker! I’m so excited to share how to market your blog with the attendees at a Social Media Roundtable. I have learned a few tricks to make it easier to get your blog to your intended market, and that’s what I will share.

If you missed anything from last year, you missed a real treat. But this year will be even better, I just know it. There are several other speakers I have wanted to hear for some years now, mainly Leymah Gbowee. These women are at the height of their purpose, and I want to absorb information I can apply to my own career path.

I would advise you to prepare your strategy for the day. It took me a few days to map out how I would make the most of attending the conference. And that strategy paid off in more ways than I can count. Not only did it align me with great information, but it prepared me to speak this year.

What happened at the conference last year?

I wore my yellow dress (which I love) and yellow heels with my bright, shiny red purse. So of course, you could see me a mile away. That worked out great. Many women came up to me to compliment my outfit. I definitely stood out in a sea of black, brown and red suits. When attending a huge conference there is no way to pass out your cards or “work the room.” I hate that phrase anyway. The best thing you can do is find a way to stand out and be memorable.

Due to the overwhelming options the conference offers, I only sat in four sessions for the day. But each one provided me with golden nuggets I needed to keep moving forward. My day was fantastic. I truly enjoyed myself. Little did I know that I would come back as a speaker.

I really enjoyed every speaker last year. They all inspired me to take my site, Women Are Gamechangers, to the next dimension. I’m thinking bigger than before. But most importantly, I’m doing. I am making changes to stay in my lane and fulfill my mission.

Vernetta R. Freeney is the editor in chief of award winning She is also the CEO of Women Are Gamechangers LLC, which produces Fusion Tour and Ms. Gamechanger Knows.