It's always fun to be on Breakfast Television. They are HUGE supporters of Manitoba businesses and it's fun to be part of the show. You can check out my segment on the Earth Day show here: Botanical PaperWorks on Breakfast TV.
It's that time again - we're off to Toronto for the national convention of the Promotional Product Professionals of Canada. Imagine hundreds of extroverted sales people getting together for three jam-packed days of networking and socializing. The volume is loud, the hugs are copious and the friends are many.
This is my favorite show to attend because we have a lot fun. We're working hard and doing lots of business but having a good time too. Which is great because we put in really long days. As an example, my first day starts with a 3 am wake-up and ends at 11 pm. This is no bizcation.
Two years ago, Botanical PaperWorks won the Best Booth Award. You can read about it in my blog series called "A day in the life of three people at a trade show". Not a very snappy title but the pictures are interesting. Part 1 | Part 2
The above photo was taken of me checking out the new booth panels. It's from my Instagram account and I'll be posting photos from the show if you'd like to follow. And if you're at the show, please come visit Botanical PaperWorks and Seed Paper Promo at booth 502.
"Ever wondered why all the good blogging conferences are... somewhere else? Well, now Winnipeg’s got its own. Network with people you’ll actually work with some day!"
I love this quote from the MBlog promotional material because it's so true. This second annual blogging conference doesn't require a hotel or a flight or a huge outlay of $$$. What an opportunity!
The focus this year is on finding your voice. And I'm excited to be participating as a panel speaker on Saturday afternoon. I'll be talking about finding your voice in business blogging and sharing experiences from developing and growing the blogs at my company.
My experience started eight years ago with my personal blog, Stationery Scoop. Next, I developed a B2C blog for my company Botanical PaperWorks. This blog focuses on retail customers in the eco, wedding and special events categories. Most recently, we created a website and blog for B2B customers in the promotional products industry called Seed Paper Promo.
I'll be flying in from Toronto in the wee hours of Saturday morning, so by the time I'm presenting at 1:15, I expect to be well-caffeinated and slightly punchy. So come ready with your questions and fire 'em at me. I'll be jazzed up and ready to share. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Karl Marx said “Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.”
I like that quote because it's a reminder to invest in the people in my life. It's so easy to get busy with the doing and forget about the people.
This free printable inspirational wall art is a perfect companion to Marx's quote. If I can do more of what make me happy and surround myself with the people who make me happy, then that's a killer combo. For me, that means painting pictures with my kids. Cross-country skiing with friends. Reading in comfortable silence with my husband. What does it mean for you?