I flew out of St. Louis into Atlanta on Tuesday and flew back on Thursday. I wasn’t looking forward to going. I was to attend a conference and training hosted by Silverpop, our email marketing vendor at Hagerman & Company. But, I am glad I went. I learned a lot of new features on the program. We had two keynote speakers – one was a co-author of Super Freakonomics – Stephen Dubner and the other was Gary Vaynerchuk, author of The Thank You Economony. Both were excellent presentations and we all (500+ attendees) received a copy of their book. I would definitely go to see Gary Vaynerchuk speak again. He dropped the F-bomb a few times (ok, a lot), but he kept your attention and you came away with a great understanding of the culture move we’re experiencing in social media. If you can’t see him, pick up his book. It’s definitely a great read.
Our hosts bussed all of us to the World of Coca Cola building in downtown Atlanta. We had the building to ourselves and Top Chef All-Star winner Richard Blais demonstrated live several of the evening’s menu items (the liquid nitrogen was a blast. literally!). Everything tasted awesome!
I chose to ride the Marta train back to the airport. That was definitely an experience. Tip: Get into a seat or hold on tight as soon as you get on board; otherwise, you’ll get thrown to the floor like a bowling ball knocking over pens. Ask me how I know!! My flight got into St. Louis around 6:30 and I got home at 10 p.m. After watching the DVR to see who got voted off Idol, I finally made it to bed around 11:30.
I’ve got a beautiful quilt next up on the frame that I plan to work on this weekend. I’ll be posting pics!