We are excited to celebrate our YVR Bloggers 1 year Anniversary this Thursday, October 23, 2014! Since Oct 2013, we have held 12 YVR Bloggers Meetups, 5 Blog Mastery Workshops, and 10 YVR Bloggers Summer Adventures! In addition, we have grown our YVR Bloggers Facebook Group to over 1000 Vancouver bloggers!!
To celebrate our 1 year anniversary, we have an incredible event planned at the beautiful Jewel Ballroom overlooking Downtown Vancouver and False Creek – wait until you see the incredible view!! We have an incredible speakers line-up including our venue host Julie Connolly, our featured blogger Anne Shetty, our product specialist Greg Smith who will share about “Creating & Selling an Online Course on your Blog”, & our keynote speaker Dai Manuel talking about “Building your Blogging Brand” as well as incredible opera performance by the talented David Collins!
Here are more details about our speakers & performer:
Julie Connolly – Venue Host
Julie is the owner and operator of Carte Blanche Management Inc., the umbrella company for Jewel Ballroom & Catering, Carte Blanche Events and Trulie Art. With over a decade of experience in the event and venue management business as well as 20 years experience in food and beverage, Julie brings a uniquely rounded perspective to any occasion.
Click here for a video interview by Hello Vancity http://ow.ly/5mrLF
Dai Manuel – Keynote Speaker
Dai has been monetizing his blog through multiple channels both on and offline. Currently, Dai works with a variety of brands on mid to long term contracts. Dai is on pace to earn $75K from my blogging etc this year. Best of all, Dai is currently at a 90% closing rate when pitching companies to partner with!
Dai has a unique perspective – he is someone from the traditional brick-and-mortar retail industry (17 years now) as an owner / operator, and have now been blogging and learning about social networking / content marketing online since 2008.
Check out Dai’s Media Kit!
You Inc: Becoming your own brand architect
Entrepreneurs, professionals, bloggers, and pretty much anyone who aligns their passions with their career tend to be amazing at what they do. However, as great as they are, they’re not necessarily great at “sharing” what they do or why they do it. Telling a story online through social media engagement strategies is the single greatest way to build a thriving, personal brand, opening a doorway to worlds of opportunity. Become your own brand architect and leverage social media channels to engage would be clients online compelling them to WANT to associate and work with your brand offline.
In tonight’s presentation, Dai will cover:
What’s a brand?
Social Media, huh? (What is social media and what isn’t it?)
The Big 5 (or 6) – where’s the best place to hang your proverbial “online hat”
7 step social media strategy (7 step strategy to social media awesomeness!)
Monetization Strategies… everything points back to YOUR online real estate aka your blog!
Dai Manuel – Bio
Dai Manuel is a dad, husband, Fitness Town COO, professional blogger, brand strategist, motivational speaker, CrossFit athlete and coach.
Here’s a link to Dai’s Media Kit: www.DaiManuel.com/MediaKit
Blog: DaiManuel.com – The Moose is Loose 35-42K UV per month, 170k plus page views per month, avg. time on site is 13min+ and bounce rate of less than 2%
Twitter: @DaiManuel (55K+ followers)
LinkedIn: Dai Manuel (5K+ connections)
Instagram: Dai Manuel (2.8K+ followers)
Pinterest: Dai Manuel (1.4K+)
Google+: Dai Manuel (500+)
Klout: Dai Manuel 78+
Kred: Dai Manuel 897
Anne Shetty – Featured Blogger
Anne is the happy wife of Ricky Shetty (also known as the Daddy Blogger and founder of YVR Bloggers) and mom to Rianne and Ryan. Inspired by her hubby’s passsion for life, Anne started her own blog, Anne Shetty.com, writing about her love for the arts and crafts. She enjoys painting furniture and sewing. She is also a huge supporter of her community where she writes about Hastings Street in Vancouver and talented artists in the area. Anne also created a community of artisans called YVR Artisans.
Anne will be sharing about the history and vision of her personal blog and her YVR Artisans group at tonight’s event!
How to Create & Sell an Online Course on your Blog – Greg Smith
Thinkific allows anyone to create and sell their own courses on their own website. At Thinkific we help anyone teach and sell their own online courses on their own website. We help teachers and instructors build online businesses and get paid for being great teachers. We do this by creating technology to provide an amazing online learning experience, both for the instructor and the learner. We built Thinkific to take away the pains of running an online teaching business, so our instructors can focus on what they do best: teaching great courses.
Greg Smith, B.Comm, Lawyer, Co-founder & CEO – Bio
Greg is passionate about education. He offered his first online course in 2006, and successfully marketed it to thousands of students. Today, Greg and the Thinkific team help hundreds of instructors create and sell their own online courses. Previously Greg practiced securities and capital markets law with two national law firms and co-founded a national digital outdoor advertising business. His latest addictions are learning new kiteboarding tricks and playing euro boardgames.
Website & Social Media Links
Some Sample Courses:
Predictable Revenue by Aaron Ross: http://learn.predictablerevenue.com/
Lean In Women Leaders: https://leanin.thinkific.com/
Yoga Online: http://lizalaird.thinkific.com/
David Collins – Opera Singer
David is a versatile Vancouver-based opera-singer who studied at the Conservatory School of Music, the Banff School of Fine Arts, and with some of the top voice coaches in Canada. David has been a soloist at St. Andrews Wesleys Church, a chorus singer with the Vancouver Opera, taught voice in Vancouver. Some of David’s repertoire includes O Sole MioTorna a Sorrento,Time to say Goodbye, If I can’t love her, Ombra mia fu, Ave Maria, Mi MancheraiI, and more!
We’ll also be bringing back some of our keynote speakers, panelists, featured bloggers, and performers from the past year to our 1 Year Anniversary Party!!
YVR Bloggers 1 Year Anniversary Party!!
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 from 6-9 pm
1495 West 8th Avenue
See you on October 23!