Vermont Crafts Council Spring Marketing Conference 2010

Vermont Crafts Council conference 2010

The view from my perch at the Esty workshop

Yesterday, for the third year in a row, I presented at the Vermont Crafts Council’s Spring Marketing Conference. This year I presented on two different topics –Social Media for Artists and Etsy for Beginners.

I think actually out-talked my mouth. I didn’t know that was possible. Seriously though, I had such an awesome time.

It seemed like there was a lot of fun in the room this time. I managed to stumble onto a doozy of a blooper. While talking about Etsy, I meant to say “You can keep your favorites private.” It came out as “You can keep your favorite privates.” As soon as I heard myself say it, I just put my head down on the table because I knew I was in for it. And let me say this – if someone else had done the same, I would have laughed just as hard. But you know what, it was so worth it.

I get really anxious before doing presentations and a good laugh can help break the tension for me. Now I’m thinking about how I can better structure a technology workshop like a comedy sketch.

So here’s a big howdy to any of those folks who came to my blog after attending either of my workshops. If you ever have any more questions, feel free to contact me. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I like to talk.

Today is your last chance to enter my Hedi Kyle Festschrift giveaway – you have until midnight EST tonight. If you’re on the fence about entering the giveaway, then maybe this will change your mind – the book is a lovely shade of orange and you know you don’t have enough orange books. This will fill the void in your library. Enter now.

Good luck!

2 Responses to “Vermont Crafts Council Spring Marketing Conference 2010”

By Sandra Lance - 13 April 2010 Reply

You were awesome! I’ve just finished reading the article you recommended about why artists should have their own blog….and wanted to check out a work in progress…yours! Hopefully, I will have one soon. Thank you soooooo much. Sandra

By Elissa - 13 April 2010 Reply

Sandra –

I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed the workshops.

Good luck with your blog. Let me know when you’re set up so I can come read all about your adventures!


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