Round Table Sessions
Our Keynote and Workshop Speakers will be bringing their A-game content but we know there are so many additional topics across our four focus tracks that you want to learn about.
To ensure you the get most out of your time at Blissdom, we created our Round Table Discussions. These focused, intimate session kick-off what will be a info-packed, fun-filled weekend. These sessions will be held on Thursday afternoon from 2-5pm - so plan accordingly - you do not want to miss them! Each talk will be 30 minutes with additional time for your Q&A’s.
Check out our amazing line-up of Round Table Speakers below.
Round Table Speakers
Putting it All Together: Brand, Team, Partnerships + Scaling
Ready to move from idea to implementation? This step-by-step strategy session will help you define and cultivate a powerful brand, a thriving team, strategic brand partnerships, and a profitable, scalable business. Your complete blueprint for taking your business from mess to mastery AWAITS!
Connecting with Followers through Instagram & Instagram Stories
Kate has been blogging for over 8 years (yes, before Instagram was a thing) and has learned to ride the wave of whichever platform is hottest at the moment in order to continue to stay relevant and connected with her readers. In her session, she’ll discuss how she’s seen success (and failure) with Instagram & Instagram Stories, and share ways you can best use the platform as an extension of your brand or business.
The Business Side of Blogging
In order to make a business out of blogging, writing, and marketing, you need to treat it like it's, well, a business. That doesn't just mean making money--this also means getting your business documents in check. In this session, we'll review what you need to do to establish yourself as a business entity from the business plan to financial accounts and more.
Keep Your Podcast Listeners Coming Back For More
How do I make my podcast stand out? Is this even worthwhile? Is anyone listening? When you know how to reach your target audience and market to their needs, your podcast content transforms occasional listeners into loyal tribe members. Join Elizabeth as you begin to build your podcast confidence by learning why the process isn’t done after recording, where to promote your show, the lingo to use to make listeners feel understood, and how you can actually reduce your work load with each episode released. It’s time to end the cycle of confusion and begin impacting the lives of your listeners.
11 Ways to Up Your Game With Social Media Listening
The world social media listening, analysis, and insights keeps evolving -- and the uses for this skillset is growing daily. Understanding creative use cases and best practices for social listening will provide you with a broader background to enhance marketing services for your own brands and your clients. The roundtable will include practical suggestions for tool selection, further learning, and more.
The Power of Risk Taking
It's so easy to hop on social media and watch everyone living their dreams out, but what about you? This session will teach you how to take big, better risks to get closer to your goals and dreams. It'll also give practical tips to overcome rejection, and ways to find yes's in a world full of no's.
4 Steps to a Highly Engaged (and Profitable) Facebook Group
In my tried and true four step system I'll show you how to create a Facebook group that is not only highly engaged, but also generates consistent revenue every single day. A Facebook group can set you up as the "go-to" expert in your field, attract ideal clients to you, and turn those raving fans into buying, loyal clients through some very strategic, and simple, tools and strategies. When the rest of the "gurus" are telling you that Facebook groups are dead, I say that Facebook groups are THRIVING, when used and employed properly.
Shoot and Edit Phone Photos for Social Media That Connect to Your Audience
Learn how to intentionally shoot & edit on your phone for your personal brand. We'll discuss how and why to choose stories to tell and how to shoot those stories using color, composition and editing for a beautifully consistent brand experience that your audience will adore. Requirements: authenticity + a sense of humor (let's have a little fun, shall we?).
How to Build Diversified Income Streams Within Your Business and Blog
Are you afraid of putting all your income eggs in a single basket? Tired of volatility with your income? In this roundtable, we'll discuss different types of income streams, why diversification is beneficial, and how to identify what streams may work best for you based on your experience, platform, and passions.
How to Squeeze Every Penny of Monetization Out of Your Blog in a Non-Salesy Way
Let's chat about the ad revenue, affiliate income, sponsored posts, your own products, and other revenue avenues. Holly Homer has mastered the art of audience arbitrage and will show you how to leverage your community to corner the market in a way that you don't have to compete on the basis of price. She is passionate that the only way you can continue to spread your message is through a profitable path.
Standing Out on Etsy
Do you feel like your shop gets lost in the ocean of competing shops on Etsy? Do you struggle to find what makes your product unique and how to drive traffic to your shop? Learn how to define your market and brand to stand out in a crowded platform without spending all your time on marketing.
Influencer Marketing Revisited
Want to take your influencer work to the next level? Want more opportunities for influencer work, and longer term relationships? This workshop will help you understand how marketers (and brands think) -- and how they look at influencer campaigns and calculate ROI.
Creating a Multi-Level Business from Your Blog
In an ever changing world of social media, it’s important to make sure all your eggs aren’t in 1 basket. In this session, Audrey and Vera will show you how they built a multi-level business that started from their blogs over 12 years ago. It’s all about thinking like a businesswoman and seeing the other opportunities out there and going after them. Their mission is to teach people to "zig when they zag!”
Overcome Burnout: Thrive at Home and Work
The unattainable expectations that society places on women create a distorted perception of the path that leads to success. Learn how to overcome burnout and be proactive versus reactive when it comes to self-care, daily choices and habits you create, and develop a healthy pace for success. Through my teachings and resources, you will identify life-changing methods which will allow you to thrive at home and within your career.
5 Steps to Sales Success
Did you know your customers are waiting on you to ask for the sale? In this round table, you will learn the 5 key steps to closing every sale starting with your belief all the way through follow-up. You will walk away with sales confidence and a strategy for sales success in any industry. Get ready to not only change the trajectory of your sales but the lives of your customers.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Have you ever wondered what Google looks for when it comes to content? Or how to create an editorial calendar that naturally incorporate SEO keywords? Then this session is for you. In this session, Serena will address those questions and more. She'll also touch on what good posts look like, how to reoptimize old posts, and how to leverage keyword tools to enhance your blog posts.
Communicating Loud and Clear
Get practical perspective on your brand in 2 areas and stand out as you share your message:
1. CLARITY -- Who you are, what need your audience has and the problem you help them solve.
2. REACH -- How to use the right megaphones for connecting with them and uniquely meeting their need so they stay engaged.
5 Key Steps to Getting Media Attention for Your Book
A media interview is a marketing asset that somebody else pays to create. So it’s wise to be prepared. Learn the 5 crucial steps you must take in order to be media-ready.
How to Run Facebook Ads for Your Live Webinar
Learn how to generate leads to your live webinar that end in a sale with this six-part campaign ad strategy. Target the right audiences for your brand and gain actionable tips and tricks to strengthen your digital presence. You'll leave equipped to create Facebook ads that work and convert.
How to Break into Magazines
Looking to see your personal essay in print? Wondering how to submit an idea to a magazine website? Content veteran Ellen Seidman, who has held senior positions at Glamour, Good Housekeeping, HGTV Magazine, and numerous other publications, will give insider tips on getting a piece or post published. You’ll also get guidance on how to angle a pitch so it has a better chance of getting accepted.
Is work life balance even a thing?
While, mastering the notorious work life balance seems to be all the rage, the real goal should be embracing a healthy balance in all areas of your life. It's not an easy task to "David a BUSY Goliath," but with the right tools and a mindset shift you can leave this session ready to tackle the impossible.