We were mid-lunch on 6th St. when someone asked if we were planning on hitting any of the 12:30 sessions. It would have been easy to say no, but we decided to hurry up and hustle down to the Hilton for Peter Shankman's session.
I'm glad we did because it turned out to be one of the best decisions that I made all week.
His frenetically paced presentation was full of great takeaways that tied together a lot of loose ends that have been floating around in my head. Not only did I enjoy the session, but I also live tweeted the session and lots of others did as well.
The only downside was learning that he organzied a mini-skydiving meetup. I wish I would've known about that. It's been on my list of things to do for a while now. ::Note to self, ping @skydiver next year and ask if there's another #sxskydive planned::
I've curated my live tweet stream for you all below. Enjoy! Why Self-Promotion Will Save the World
When self promotion is done right. It's helping&giving people something to talk about. It's about being 'that guy'
Who is 'that guy'? He's the one who's emails you read, never wastes your time, always has the answer.
You never hesitate to recommend because he's the one who makes you look good.
Radio was Pandora before the internet. /via @skydiver
Four quick rules on self promotion: Transparency, Relevance, Brevity, Top of Mind Presence.
We have thousands of people in our networks and we only talk to 1or2 a day & that's BS.Call your network & say hi.
We love to be finders & people love finders because secretly, they want to be finders too. #sxsw
Event Description:Self-Promoters are single-handedly saving the world. Without even trying, they're becoming the "go-to" people when someone has a question. Twitter, Facebook, and whatever comes next is, for the first time, allowing the world to contact anyone, for anything, at any time. When other people know to go to you, and you give them the answer they need, you become beloved - And then self-promotion turns into other people WANTING to promote you. The cycle starts again.Hilton DSunday, March 14 at 12:30 PM