Tomorrow I start a two-day speaking engagement at NeoCon East in Baltimore. The conference bills itself as “The premier design expo and conference for commercial interiors on the East Coast,” and I couldn’t be more excited to attend. I’m giving two lectures – one on “Demystifying Social Media” and one on Blogging.
Two goals I have set for myself at this show: 1) Meet at least one potential new business opportunity and 2) Learn something new. Two goals I have set for my presentations: 1) Teach something new and 2) Launch at least one new blogger. Hopefully, I’ll accomplish both sets of goals and make some new friends along the way.
I always enjoy speaking to professionals outside the field of marketing about social media. Their perspective is often refreshing, as elements that I may find commonplace they find incredibly new and exciting. I often learn something myself, by looking at social media through a fresh set of eyes without any preconceived notions. And they usually ask the best questions, making me reflect on my own experience in the field to help develop the best answers. I enjoy and appreciate the challenges.
I’ll do a recap of my experience on Friday, and share some of the new office furniture items I have the opportunity to experience. (I’m looking forward to sitting in a lot of chairs and seeing some exciting new concepts. I’m expecting Ikea, but on a much grander scale.)
Let me know if you’re going to be there – I know I have a lot of friends who are designers, architects, building planners, etc. Hope to see a few of you this week.