It would be so easy for me to act like I am an expert at what I do. I mean… who really likes to get out there in that big scary cyber world and admit that we are scared? Lonely? Intimidated? Lacking? There are things that I am good at, and then there are things in which I fail miserably… every time… like baking bread! It would be so easy for me to tell you all about that yummy dinner I cooked last night, and how mouth watering delicious the french bread was that I baked to go with it. But the truth is… even my children refuse to allow me the control of our oven when it comes to baking bread. If we are eating bread with our dinner, I DIDN’T BAKE IT! I didn’t even heat it up! Because for whatever crazy reason, people in my house like to eat bread that is not charbroiled. Go figure!
I have been invited to speak to the Paducah, KY SMUG MUG group next week about Social Media Marketing. When I was first approached by Mark Koenig about this, I wanted to run! I went through many different emotions which started with fear. I wanted to scream and run the other way. But then I listened to some very supportive friends, and I hesitantly accepted their invitation. Once I accepted their invitation to speak, I began to allow myself to get excited! I wanted to come over here to this blog and write up a little piece about “my next speaking event.” But the truth is… this is a first for me! And I am totally scared to death! Social Media Marketing? Really? What am I going to say? That I am addicted to Facebook and I spend entirely too much time there? Let’s face it… I am NO EXPERT! I am simply a little fish in a big ol’ sea of SHARKS!
So here it is friends… Me being real! I am no expert on social media marketing… or anything for that matter. But I am going to do this. I may totally fall flat on my face, and be laughed out of town. The very likelihood of that is far greater than me making any kind of impact on anyone. But that is okay. I have to try. And all I can do is be real. All I can do is get up there and share with everyone what it is that I do. I am almost positive that there are better ways of using social media to market your business, but it is what it is. I will share my practices, and hope that even a tiny piece of what I share will help someone.
This I Believe:
I believe in being real!
I believe in sharing!
I believe in overcoming my fears!
I believe in chasing dreams!
I believe in taking chances!
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