Social Networking Done Right at Biz Bash New York

Over the past number of years I’ve attended a lot of events, for eBay and for PayPal.  Recently I attended my first ever event for Event Planners  – Biz Bash, in New York City.  I was brought to the event by PayPal, as one of their Ambassadors.  We talked with vendors and attendees about PayPal and the new PayPal Here mobile device.

Naturally I happily took note of all the Social Media use amongst the vendors.  My husband did a great job capturing many of them in photos, so we could share them with you, and give them a *shout out* for a job well done.

Starting even before the event, Biz Bash did a great job with using Social Media to promote their event, and keep people informed, including a hashtag.  They followed up by having this large scale sign greeting everyone at the entrances to the event.  It was evident they see the power of Social Media!

The most yummy booth was The Chocolate Swirl, with owner Lisa Bracigliano.  The Chocolate Swirl… [Read more…]

eBay on Location Philly

 

One of the reasons I love attending eBay On Location events is the other attendees.  Many times  veteran eBayers will go to multiple events, and we’ve become friends.  I also get to reconnect with other PayPal Ambassadors, and meet new ones.  It’s always nice to see familiar faces, or connect a face with a voice you’ve talked with before, and catch up.  But there are also the local sellers, and this is probably their first eBay event.   It is a lot of fun to feel their exuberance and passion, and curiosity about “what is new?”, “what sessions should I attend?”   What I love is everyone’s story is unique!  It’s really fascinating to learn how they got to where they currently are, and where they would like to take their business or hobby in the near future.

Many thanks to Steve Myers (Screaming from the Gallery) & Melinda Jackson (The River, The Ranch, The Bay) for the use of some of their event pictures.

Below are only a few of the many great people I chatted with. [Read more…]

What Is Your Elevator Pitch

Have you ever been asked “What’s your elevator pitch?”

Do you have an answer;  are you prepared?

Last week at eBay on Location in Philly (at the beautiful Marriott Downtown), I got to use mine,  while literally in the elevator!

In between sessions I had gone back to my room to recharge the electronics, and recharge myself with caffeine.  On my way back downstairs a very well dressed woman, with a leather briefcase in hand, entered the elevator just before me.  I could tell she was looking at me, but thought it might be my blinged-out PayPal Ambassador shirt 😉

She then says “What is the Social Networking Nanny?”

I reply “We help get small businesses social, on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn” and hand her a business card.  She smiles and says “Thank you.”

*ding* Elevator door opens and she exits onto her selected floor.

Perfect!

Why We Love Using PayPal For Our Businesses

As you may have guessed about me, when I believe in something I can get very passionate about it, and want to share it with whomever I can.  That is exactly the case with using PayPal for our businesses.  Not only do I use it for our retail site Old World Limited, we use it for Social Networking Nanny as well.

We have used PayPal since we began buying and selling on eBay in 2000.  We have found it to be a very trusted and safe format to use.

I was honored when PayPal asked me to be one of their Ambassadors.  On a trip to Denver, for eBay On Location, I was able to film this short video.  It gives a little insight into why I love using PayPal, but also shows a bit of my personal, sometimes quirky side 😉

To look at the insights from some of the other PayPal Ambassadors, please check out the Ambassadors tab on the PayPal for Business Facebook page.