MIBA SMS by Estelle
Well what can I say…
To think that just 6 months ago MIBA Social Media Summit was just and idea. Both Leona and I are always looking for ways to develop our own knowledge and after investing in lots of conferences, trainings and online workshops we knew exactly what we loved about them and what we hated.
We wanted to create something where women (and men) could come together have fun, interact and connect with other incredible people whilst earning a host of new skills to grow their business!
And so MIBA SMS was created.
For the first time ever we brought together 5 awesome expert guest speakers in all areas of social media and a panel of inspiring women who have used social media to really make an impact!
The day started with a VIP meet and greet. Our VIP attendees got early access to the conference, an opportunity to mix with the guest speakers and other VIPs aswell and Leona and I! The energy in the room as the doors opened was utterly mind blowing. The feeling of community, excitement and eagerness was off the scale.
I can’t lie before we stepped out in front of the crowd I was literally buzzing with excitement. I knew what a great day was in store and even before I started the day with my Instagram presentation I knew that the day was going to be unforgettable!
Being the first on stage was nerve wracking but very exciting. Many people had travelled across the country (some people even flew in from Canada and Switzerland) and I did not want to disappoint in my home city of Leicester! I need not have worried. The crowd were amazing, and I instantly fell into my flow as I saw how engaged everyone was! There was so much crowd interaction I was literally running around the room on an energy high. It was amazing to see my phone constantly buzzing with notifications throughout the presentation… I did say as we opened the Social Media Summit that this is probably one of the only conferences where we want to see you on your phones and these guys did not disappoint. It was so uplifting to see so many people trying the tips and tricks I was sharing in real time!
We finished off with the legendary Insta Queen boomerang! What a way to start MIBA SMS!
Next up we had the wonderful Gwen Baird from Rag Social who shared all her favourite tips on how to use Twitter to grow your business! I absolutely loved her tips and couldn’t believe how many tweets are sent every day!! I definitely need to up my twitter game!
Her training as so amazing and easy to understand that by the end of the workshop #mibasms19 was actually trending on Twitter! Now if that’s not an expert I don’t know who is!
Gwen’s style was lovely and relaxed and we cannot wait to work with her again! You can check our her Twitter account here.
Our panel discussion followed Gwen’s workshop and these ladies absolutely rocked the stage. Each of these fabulous women shared their stories aswell as some brilliant tips on how they maximise their impact on social media. The crowd was hooked and the question and answer session was absolutely amazing. It was so heart warming to hear our panel of women supporting and inspiring the crowd with their advice and real life stories of struggle and success! From network marketers to celebrities and independent business owners… these ladies really showed that anything is possible when you invest in learning about social media! You can check out their social media by clicking on their name below!
Massive thank you to everyone who sat on our panel and shared their advice… Holly Matthews, Lianne Anderson, Nic Knott, Heather Rose and Hannah Fay Pearce and Lauren Outram.
After an incredible lunch we were back to it and raring to go!!
Starting the afternoon we had the fabulous Esther the Investor explaining all about Linked In. Now this is one social media platform that I could not wait to find out more about and Esther did not disappoint! She gave so much value and the crowd were connecting by the end of the workshop. Infact my connections have gone up massively since! You can head on over and check us out on Linked in by clicking HERE
Next up was the amazing Lianne Harris who taught us all about Pinterest and how its so much more than just pictures of kids craft and wedding inspiration!
I had no idea that Pinterest could really drive traffic to your business and put you in front of a whole new audience. I think I need to spend less time pinning wedding pics and more time upload Instagram tips! Check Lianne out HERE
And last but certainly by no means least we had the incredible Cherish Reardon take to the stage to wow us all with how she created her sensational brand Popsy Clothing. She shared her favourite tips on building a loyal following, explained how her community help her to design her next collection and shared with us how it feels to work alongside Gok Wan and other awesome celebs who love her designs.
I have to be honest… by the time it got to the end of the day it was like we were only just getting started… the day had flew by and it was utterly amazing to see how fired up every single person was who had attended.
As a special treat we also launched next years event MIBA SMS 2020 to this years attendees… tickets again will be limited and so it was only fair we gave them first dibs!
BUT you will be glad to know that tickets are now on sale for general public and for the first 7 days of launch will be available at early bird price too! Within minutes of launching we are already having bookings so if you missed out this year… now is your chance to make sure you don’t miss out next year too!
For anyone that didn’t make it to this year event and would love to watch what all the fuss was about you can now join the private FB community where you can watch all the workshops from the day. The group will be open for a whole month after the event so you have plenty of time to watch the replays again and again. Live stream access is just £20… YES>>>> I know £20 for all 5 workshops on Twitter, Pinterest, Linked In, Instagram and Facebook aswell as access to the panel discussion too! Join the private SMS community HERE
So, that’s the low down on this years MIBA Social Media Summit… 1 thing I know for sure… next years will be even better (if that is even possible!) Get your tickets now by clicking the link
Massive shout out to all of the incredible MIBA team who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make this the huge success that it was. James, Barry, Jenny and Nicola on the tech team, Vicky, Heather and our amazing group of helpers and our amazing sponsors Black Nova Designs.
Check out all the behind the scenes from the first ever MIBA SMS in my story highlights on over on Instagram
Until next time…
Much love Insta Queen AKA Estelle Keeber