This afternoon I arrived in San Diego, registered for Social Media Marketing World and settled into my room. Had lunch down by the water and even sneaked in a cat nap. Before I knew it, it was time to get ready for the evening’s event: A networking dinner aboard an aircraft carrier, The USS Midway, in San Diego Harbor.
As I was getting ready, it hit me- I’m about to get on an aircraft carrier with more than 2,000 strangers.
Then I started sweating, second-guessing my outfit and calling my friend Mary-Anne in a panic for a pep-talk.
After she reassured me, I turned on some T-Swift, put on my favorite lipstick and took a deep breath.
I got this.
I can do this.
One person at a time.
Just say, “Hello.”
Surprise! It was awesome! First, there are quite a few people here who are also on their own and many more who were happy to make a new friend. It was a whole crew of marketers! Why did I expect anything less?! Where there are marketing people, there’s a party.
I made some new friends, toured an aircraft carrier and had a delicious dinner. I’d say it was a success.
So excited for tomorrow. I’ve got a whole day full of conference sessions on social media strategy. Can’t wait.
Stay tuned! I’ll be posted each day of the conference (through Friday.)