I got the pleasure of attending Social Capital Conference on Saturday. Great times!
It was nice to see a world-class conference on a very interesting topic (social media) with some great local speakers. I didn’t have to fly to go to it!
It was a mish-mash of sessions but it had a bit for just about everyone. Blogging? Check! Twitter? Check! Metrics? Check!
I even had a great chat with a local exec about crowdsourcing. It was a very eye-opening day.
Here are my top tidbits I got from the conference:
- We have a lot of talent and a vibrant social media scene in Ottawa
- I loved the fact that they encouraged the “two feet rule”. If you don’t think the session isn’t meeting your need, use your two feet and go to another one. I did that a few times and it turned out really well
- It was very well run, especially for an inaugural conference. I loved the fact that you could chat with just about anyone so it had a small town feel to it as well while still being classy
I ran into the lovely Sara D from Lulu Westboro on the way home and she asked what my biggest takeaway was from the day. I had to think about it. I would now say that social media is really about common sense. More to follow on that soon.
I just have to run and pick up the new Explorer to see how I like it this week. Stay tuned for that!
For all you runners, here’s a great guest blog by ChiRunning Certified Instructor Laura Houston touching on the mind-body connection that I talk about quite a bit.
It’s entitled “Running With a Quiet Mind” and I think that alone would be a great goal for most people!