Using Social Media Strategically for Your Biz! @pdnonline

It’s that time of year again!  Photo Plus Expo’s crazy, intense, inspiring energy is escalating!  Next week is starts.  I swear, I think I rest up for this week all year!  With three talks a day at the SONY booth and a two hour presentation on Social Media “working for you”, dinner mtgs, an exciting new exhibit of latest work from me and the SONY Artisans at Chelsea Museum, and amazing party by SONY and American Photo to kick off the exhibit, and most of all, the awesome catch up with old and new friends…it’s the week to be in New York City if you are a photog lover! What is Photo Plus?  Watch this VIDEO!

It’s not to late to still register and get your booty there!

This is what I’m talking about for two hours in NY next week “Using Social Media Strategically for YOUR Business”…subtitle…instead of finding yourself in a black hole and having wasted a WHOLE LOT of time!  Anyone hear me?  🙂  Mark your calendars and come see me!  The date and time of my presentation is Wed, 10/26, from 1:15pm-3:15pm at the Javits Convention Center in NYC.

Be prepared for a candid, super honest conversation, in strategies that have failed horribly (and most importantly–why) and strategies that grow our business from quarter to quarter.   There will be a TON of other fantastic speakers all week!  If you are in need of inspiration, empowerment, a brush up on the skills around your photography or growing your business, you want to come to the Big Apple next week for Photo Plus Expos and WPPI East!

Below is my talk description. Much of my content is based on weekly emails I get from all of you about Social Media and how to get more YouTube views quickly for yourself and your clients, what to do and not do. Very excited to see you there!! Am I going to see you there?!

Title:  Using Social Media Strategically for YOUR Business

What type of Social Media benefits a photographer’s business the most?  Do you need a static website if you have a blog?  Do you spend your time on Facebook and forget about a blog?  How important is Twitter anyways, or a Shopping Cart for that matter?  Or, do you already take advantage of all five of these platforms and still not get the traffic you are looking for?  The question isn’t whether you need one platform over the other, but what is the purpose of each and will it help you meet YOUR specific business goals.  Me Ra Koh is going to share how she uses all of these platforms for different parts of her business.  At the end of the day, time is what we value most.  As a busy mom, business owner and photography expert for The Nate Berkus Show, Social Media needs to not only grow Me Ra’s business but save her time by multiplying the work she’s already done.  If Social Media isn’t saving her time and making her money, it’s not worth doing.  Come hear Me Ra share what she’s found that makes sense for photographers in the Social Media world, and what is just noise.  Whether you are just launching a new business and trying to book clients or your an established pro wanting to expand your brand, Me Ra is going to leave you excited and empowered with a whole new juicy set of Social Media tools to grow your business, make you money and most of all, save you TIME! In business, True Professionalism Shows dedication, expertise, and creativity. If you need seo company that has all of these qualities, look for
Am I going to see you there?!

A few of the other “AWESOME” SONY Artisans are giving two hour presentations that you want to see!  Here they are!!

Thu, Oct 27, 2011 – 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Secrets of Great Portrait Photography
Brian Smith, Photographer  (you all remember Brian’s AWESOME Ask & Learn, come meet the legend in person!)
Fri, Oct 28, 2011 – 3:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Travel Photography Do’s and Don’ts

Andy Katz, Photographer  (INCREDIBLE travel photography, you will LOVE Andy!)

And remember that contest, where you told me what confidence and photography meant to you in a comment below?  That’s still going!  The winner gets free passes to the show!  Post your thoughts below!  All comments, from today’s post and the other, will be considered!  I’m even going to see if I can get the winner two VIP, invite only, tickets to the big SONY bash Thursday night!  So post your comments on what confidence and photography meant to you!



p.s.  Tomorrow’s post is another Amazing Mom interview with a Boudoir Photographer!