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Monday, February 15, 2010

What I Learned At DisneySMMoms That Changed My Life

What I learned at this conference inspired me to start a new blog. It's fitting that my first post should be about the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration.

Watch for more to come.....including giveaways and links. Right now, it's a blank canvas, but there's a brush and colors waiting to make it bloom.

I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I registered for this conference, but with Disney as a sponsor, how could I go wrong? Add the fact that Amy, Resourceful Mom, was one of the planners and I'm on board!

The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration exceeded every expectation I had and more!

Organized - Everything was on time and orderly. Staff (cast members) had to make last minute changes to deal with the unexpected, ie weather, and they did it with grace and efficiency. Kudos to Disney executives and cast members for amazing execution.

Useful - I learned - on many levels. People like Guy Kawasaki and Chris Brogan spoke about the ins and outs of social media. Kathy Ireland and Maxine Clark spoke of their personal goals, struggles, and dreams. Maryellen Hooper and Marissa Winokur were so much fun and reminded us how important it is to laugh! Congrats to Disney and the planners for an awesome lineup of speakers.

*Pampered - Wow, Disney makes you feel like a ... well, a princess! From the food to the entertainment, even the entertaining food (Robert Irvine of Dinner Impossible), my family and I were spoiled! Be kind to my child and you have my heart.

*Frugal - yup, who knew you could be frugal at Disney? Well, the conference fee was so reasonable as to be crazy! Then add all the goodies and I felt like a thief!

*New friends - I met such amazing fellow bloggers. DisneyWorld is huge but we seemed to run into each other and I felt so comfortable with everyone. Kindness and support were everywhere.

By now, you're saying, oh c'mon nothing is that good. You think I was hypnotized or injected with pixie dust? Well, of course, it wasn't perfect, but the cast members truly made you focus on the positive. For any slightly negative occurrence, there were multiple compensations that made you forget about any slight problem. Okay, I still remember that my hair dryer was slow. Only kidding Disney, you don't need to send me a free vacation and a new hair dryer in my room. Well, unless, you want to......

AND thank you to @leannej @momtalkradio @mombloggersclub @5minutesformom @resourcefulmom and Disney for organizing this event and allowing me to create memories of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

FTC regulations require that I disclose attendance at the Social Media Moms Celebration at Disney World. As part of the conference, I am receiving complementary items, special discounts, and other benefits so that I can experience the magic of Walt Disney World.


  1. How fun to go to a conference like this :)

    Looking forward to following your blog.

  2. Following you from Friday Follow...

    How awesome! Would love to hear more...will there be another in the future?

  3. 5 Minutes for Mom, one of the co-hosts, has set up an email list for people interested in future events, go here to sign up

    I hope they'll have another one, too!

  4. Thanks for the comment on my DisneySMMoms blog series. I and my fam had a great time. I a sorry I did not get to meet you. I love this blog post that you did because it is different and funny - my kind of writing style.

    Take care


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