Today I’m sharing my memories at my first Disney Social Media Moms Conference with What I Brought to My First DisneySMMC. These memories and post is sponsored by Minted. All fun opinions are my own
You know how you have work goals? Disney Social Media Moms was mine. Disney Social Media Moms Conference is the coveted blogger conference, because you have to be INVITED to go. I know, pretty crazy right? You can read about my disappointment here. But 2016 was my year. I can remember the tears streaming down my face when I received the email. I remember my hands shaking as I paid for my ticket. And now, I remember all of memories of #DisneySMMC. It’s crazy. Now having attended my first Disney SMMC, I feel like I finally have the knowledge to be able to share what to bring to the conference of all conferences. Check out the insider info, my secrets, and how Minted gave me the confidence at my first Disney SMMC. Be sure to scroll down to win a $250 Minted gift card too!
As with any other blogger conference, I came armed with the essentials. DSLR camera, check. Phone and charger, check. Computer, double check. The things a blogger can’t live without, right? I also had my computer bag, pens (and extra pens), gum/mints, lip gloss, and back up camera gear.
My Magical Wardrobe
My #1 secret to conference wear? Make a statement. People may not remember your name or your blog. But when you come with a statement conference outfit, it’s so much easier to put the two together. Think a bold print, an amazing necklace or flashy accessories. So while I went with a non-memorable and simple black dress for Disney SMMC, I jazzed up the outfit with my signature yellow shoes. Some may not exactly remember my face, but those shoes….yup, I got plenty of compliments on those that day.
Quality Business Stationary
Talk about HUGE brands. Huggies. Hanes. GoGo Squeez. Alamo. Just to name a few. And oh yeah, Disney. Some of the biggest brands in the business, all in one place. It was a blogger’s dream date. That first impression when you walk up to a dream brand means the world, and for me that meant being uber prepared. Professional dress, confident demeanor and the best in professional business stationary can mean the difference between a long lasting brand relationship and the bottom of the pile. And with Disney Social Media Moms, I wasn’t taking any chances. So where do I go for my quality business stationary? Minted.
Minted has always been one of my favorite places for high quality and unique business paper goods. Using independent artists from around the world and a creative eye, I love how diverse and beautiful each design is. So for DisneySMMC, I brought out the big guns with my Minted business stationary. If you’re looking to wow brands at a conference, here’s what I recommend from Minted:
DoubleThick Business Cards
There’s business cards, and then there’s business cards. A professional business card is what I like to call my “firm handshake,” aka “I mean business.” Investing a little more in beautiful and professional cards can make your blog stand out among the rest of the cards. So when I approached those amazing brands at Disney Social Media Moms, I handed out Minted The Big Picture Business Cards on DoubleThick Paper. Quality color, thick and classy paper, and of course, Raising Whasians ALL over that card. I love that Minted offers a quality check of the business cards before ordering too. No one wants a pixelated or grainy business card! I felt even more confident handing out my card to fellow brands and bloggers, knowing that the quality in my card reflects the quality of my work.
Call me old school, but I like taking actual notes at a conference. So while I live tweet, tweak a post and upload pics, I’m also using good ole pen and paper to keep up with the conference info. I love a quality custom notebook for conferences like these, because they also serve as keepsake memories.
This Minted The Pineapple Notebook gave me such a bright and cheery feel for a Disney conference. Adding my own personal touches (the conference name, year and my blog name) and fun grommets, I loved taking notes in this adorable book.
To anyone that can leave behind their blog content calendar at a conference, you’re my hero. For me, I cannot completely leave behind my work for a conference. Too many deadlines and ideas, right? So no matter where I go, this planner goes with me. I can easily jot down fresh blog post ideas, update my post schedule and take down any important brain dump info for later.
Always keeping my kids and my hearts with me, I customized this Minted Reese Notebook to keep the very core of my life with me at all times. Using one of my favorite pictures of my kids (from our trip to Sanibel) as the cover and a beautiful Bible verse as inspiration, this is my all time favorite customized blog planner.
Stay tuned as I share even more amazing experiences from my first DisneySMMC. And for every amazing paper goods for your business or home, be sure to check out Minted. I am in LOVE with the party invitations and home decor ideas! Be sure to follow Minted via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for the latest designs, offers and more.
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