How to build your personal brand online
This past weekend I had the opportunity to speak at WordCamp Dayton. For those not familiar with WordCamps, they are essentially one or two days conferences that celebrate WordPress as a website platform. The attendee experience levels ranged from total beginner to WordPress developer. The organizers recognized this and divided the conference into separate tracks depending on experience and interests.
If you get the opportunity to attend a WordCamp, I highly recommend you consider going and the odds of one being near you are actually pretty high. WordCamps are held in many locations throughout the country and the world.
The cost to attend is usually a fraction of other conferences which makes it an inexpensive way to gain new skills and meet new people.
As I mentioned, my topic was building your personal brand online which was included in the marketing track.
The session went very well for me as the speaker (I hit all of my marks, Yesss!) and based on the “nodding heads” in the room, no, not the drifting off kind but the nodding in agreement kind, it was a hit with the attendees as well.
I also received some great “silent” compliments from those in attendance via social media. Here are a few tweets that went out during and just after my presentation.
It’s comments like this that make it all worthwhile. Thank you, Denise, David, and Rollin for your comments.
Thanks to all who attended WordCamp Dayton and, in particular, my presentation. You’ve helped me understand that I am indeed heading down the right path.