Social Media Simplified in Ventura, California
Hello from Ventura Technology Development Center on the filming set of the Social Media Simplified Web 2.0 Master Class in Ventura, CA!
Social Media Simplified Presenters Mari Smith, Deborah Micek, Linda Taylor, Denise Wakeman, Simon Leung And Nancy Marmolejo
I picked up Simon from Ontario airport that morning and drove for 2 hours to Ventura to be part in Social Media Simplified filming.
Simon was invited by to speak at the event to join the ranks of Linda Taylor, Deborah Micek (AKA CoachDeb), Mari Smith, Denise Wakeman (one half of the BlogSquad team with Patsi Krakoff) and Nancy Marmolejo to speak on Google Optimization through Social Media.
Throughout the day, we learned a ton of great information about marketing with social media, utilizing Web 2.0 tools such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and CoachDeb’s own Blog i360 system as a blogging platform.
During the presentation, Simon shared some of the social media tools, widgets, plugins and strategies that he personally use for his own blog to maximize the quality and quantity of traffic coming into his website, but also to have some fun and share some laughs with the great audience, as well.
In fact, we had so much fun that most of the attendees at Social Media Simplified felt that Simon’s presentation was more entertaining than it was informative! ( His presentation is getting better everytime he speaks)
Towards the end of the shooting, all the presenters got together on stage to organize an expert panel, where we conducted live critiques of attendees’ blogs and answered questions from the audience.
After the Social Media Simplified event was over, we brought the party over to our VIP dinner at a nearby French restaurant, where we had the opportunity to network more with one another. We invited Armando Montelongo to join us since he was in S. Cal this week.
Before leaving town the following evening, I invited the gange over to hanging out with CoachDeb, and James Lee, taking them to enjoy some of the best dim sum in town, as well as organizing our own “working party,” complete with sake and snacks!
If you weren’t able to attend Social Media Simplified, the entire event has been recorded and the DVD set will be made available within the next week, so stay tuned for more information about how you can get your hands on the amazing social marketing content so you don’t miss out!
In the meantime, you can keep up with posts, comments and photos from the Social Media Simplified presenters, attendees and fans on the #SMSV Twitter stream.
To your success!