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Get Down to Business @ BiztechDay

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you’re in luck! Not just because the beauty of fall is among us, but because BiztechDay is just a couple of weeks away! Saturday, October 25th to be exact! And if you haven’t registered already, now is the time to take advantage of the special discount for MyTechOpinion readers. BTW-You don’t have to live in the Bay Area to enjoy this event, if you are looking for a purposeful getaway, San Francisco would love to host you! The weather is gorgeous and there is plenty to do before and after BiztechDay!

But first, let me tell you why should be at BiztechDay. For starters, this day is about putting business before technology. With New Media taking over and online avenues becoming a marketing must for small businesses, it can be an overwhelming task to kick start your own Web 2.0 business plan. So BiztechDay takes a step back from technological enthusiasm and a step forward in the direction of practical application. Learn real tips and advice from business experts on: [Read more…]

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10 Ways I Got My Convention Mojo Working

Making the most out of industry conventions takes effort, time and a bit of technical expertise! At least it does for me! I just got back from a whirlwind trip to the BlogWorld Expo and I think I found my convention mojo while I was there!

Like me, you probably go to conventions to learn new tips and tricks to apply in your own business or to take advantage of the abundant networking opportunities. Both are key to your professional development. But how do you find the appropriate balance between convention stalker and wallflower? It’s tricky…especially considering these 2 attendee types don’t swing too far from each other on the freak -geek pendulum. But here’s what I’ve learned thus far:

(1)  Arrive on time and sit up front: As a teacher, I always give extra points for attention! And if I didn’t, you already stand out in my mind. This shows your eagerness to learn and participate. You’ll be more apt to get involved in the conversation taking place if you can hear it and you were there when it began.

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