I took on the Blissdom Canada experience with a different lens this year. Arriving under the premise of perfecting my pitch and platform, and reconnecting with my Blissdom family. I was not disappointed.
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Listening to Alison Burke, Leslie Hughes and Christy Laverty gave me the opportunity to understand the importance of the pitch.
Leslie was my first presenter, she gave my homework. I don’t have an effective LinkedIn profile, truthfully it is a little sad. She also provided a step by step blueprint to position yourself as an expert. Leslie is the very successful name behind Punch Media and a LinkedIn Guru.
Next, Alison explained the craft of writing the pitch and how important it is to proud of who you are her candour was appreciated. One essential piece of information I will take from her session is not bulk publish pitch. Alison it the CEO of Impressions
PR , a highly successful & highly regarded PR firm based out of Toronto.
Christy gave her poignant and to the point professional perspective. What I took away from her session was to cut the crap, speak clearly, get to the point and lose the niceties of the conversation. Those simples steps will give my pitch a higher level of professionalism. Christy Laverty has worked in broadcasting in the Toronto market since 1997 and is the evening editor at 680News
Scott & Alison, authors of the best selling Unselling book series
had us in stitches from the moment the session began. I must digress, I could not help notice how in love these two are, their chemistry was felt through the entire room. Having watched several of Scott & Alison’s podcasts, I see the clearer message of this platform. The message is muffle-less unless you say a word that rhymes with Nummies and then it’s all over.
The final activity of the night a throw back Thursday party sponsored by Kahlua which I was able to share with my awesome sister Lisa. There were video games, an original Speakers Corners and throwback treats for everyone to enjoy. Watching the amazing Erica Ehm in her entertainment element was the highlight of my night throw back Thursday night.
More hilarity ensured when my friend Kathy Smart kicked Bob Minhas ass in an arm wrestling match it was worth the price of admission to Blissdom Canada, seriously my friends, this is the video of the conference!!