Hello from Salt Lake City and Alt Summit! I should really start with last night, day 0 I guess. There were different sponsored dinners and I got to go to Aristo's Greek cuisine sponsored by Flipboard. It was amazing. There were so many courses I was stuffed before the main course arrived. The only picture I took was this one of my beer so I could show my husband. Oops.
Today started off with the opening keynote given by Jihan Zencirli, Luvvie Ajayi, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Mariam Naficy. I'm embarrassed to say I wasn't really familiar with any of them. Yes I know who Buffy is but I didn't know about her new company. It was a delightful surprise to "meet" all of them.
Jihan's presentation was funny and clever. She had these great altered photos like the one below and cute little illustrations. One of her best pieces of advice, "It's never too late." As a late bloomer myself, I love that.
KNOW HOW PARENTS JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND? IF YOU DON'T BECOME A PARENT DOES IT MEAN YOU WILL ALWAYS UNDERSTAND? #JIHANTHOUGHTS | 🎉Just a lil sneak peek of my #altsummit #altwinter2016 @altsummit keynote screech I'm giving tomorrow at 9:00 AM in the Grand Ballroom of Grand America. 🤘🏻Made sure to put all the deets ☝in case you want to be a volunteer naked streaker cuz I've always wanted that to happen during one of my talks because showmanship.
Luvvie's was also really funny but also full of good tips to branding. I took lots of notes. I liked all the info she had about color, why color matters, and what the colors mean. I think I learned that my brand color is white.
I went to three workshops throughout the day: How to find your way to your dream job, Growing your community, and How to work less and reach more people. I took lots of notes and jotted down several ideas that came to me as people were talking.
I think the best moments are when you can take what they are saying and figure out a way to make that work within your own blog/business/niche. I had a couple of those moments today. Probably my favorite quote from the sessions:
I love that.
This introvert is staying in tonight. I'll be all recouped for a new day tomorrow.