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!