I was lured in by Dan Ariely’s keynote, but the highlight of the conference turned out to be finally meeting some of my favorite Tweeters and Bloggers in person.
To name a few:
Chris Brogan. I’ve been told by many’a blogger that Chris is someone I should meet (and now I agree). When I congratulated Chris on a great break-out session, he responded with “Usually, when I speak, people walk away saying, ‘wow, that Chris Brogan guy, he’s nice…’ Not ‘he knows his stuff,’ but more ‘hmm…he seems friendly’.” Chris, I can personally vouch for the fact that you also clearly know your stuff.
And as for Dan Ariely’s keynote? Fantastic. I finished Predictably Irrational a few weeks prior to the conference (and highly, highly recommend it), but Ariely pleasantly surprised me with his engaging speaking style and great sense of humor. If you read Freakonomics and liked it, you’ll love this. Alternately, if you’re a social media nerd, you’ll find it fascinating. And it was even better when paired with chicken and risotto at the luncheon…
Thanks, MarketingProfs for a wonderful Boston event!
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