We seem to have a new tradition going on here at home. I call it “Breakfast With Eddie”.
Every morning when my son Eddie and I are eating breakfast, we watch a song on YouTube. Everyone sits at breakfast with their computer on the table, right?
Anyway, I like starting the day with a song. Eddie seems to enjoy it too because he smiles and claps his hands. I’m not from a musical family (I was the only one who played an instrument) but I was surrounded by music. Many of my memories involve being with my mother and singing along to the radio together. I guess this is an example of how I’m becoming my mother!
I’ll be posting our weekday songs on the MT Tween fb page and my personal Twitter account. Don’t miss the fun and follow along!
The AMTA national conference was last month and I think I’ve finally recovered. I was really busy with a lot of exciting and different elements. Truthfully, I’m still processing all of it.
Here’s the list of what I did:
- I was really active behind the scenes as a “local conference co-chairperson”. I’m putting it in quotes because it’s a title. I’ve never done something like this before and I would definitely do it again. I guess it’s sort of a big deal… AMTA gave me a plaque.
- I presented alone. Initially, the plan was to present with my Child Life Specialist colleague. But, unfortunately she culdn’t make it so I had to go it alone. I was terrified! This was my first time presenting at a national conference solo. I’m so proud of myself too!
- I promoted the heck out of my sh*t! I think I can call myself a regular at the exhibit hall. Like always, it was a lot of fun sharing MT Pro, the Boom Tote and my new book The Networking Workbook: Your Guide To Preparing For Any Professional Networking Event.
- I was a part of a panel on “How To Be An #AwesomeMT Online”. I’m going to do a separate post on my thoughts about this because as I was sitting there I had several epiphanies… they warrant their own posts
- I was away from my little boy for the entire week. That’s a first for me. I think we both had a great time while we were on our ‘vacations’.
My favorite part about conference is connecting with people. This year was no exception. It’s funny because I’ve been writing this blog for a long time but I’ve never really been convinced that people actually read it… until now. THANK YOU to everyone who introduced themselves to me and spoke to me about the blog. It really means a lot to know that you’re out there.
It’s finally here!!!!!
I finished my book! I have to say… I’m really proud of myself.
Here’s the scoop:
You want to go to a networking event in order to make connections and increase business. But, you are anxious. You are hesitant to approach someone and introduce yourself. You feel uncomfortable talking about yourself to strangers.
Taking the first step is the toughest hurdle to jump.
That’s why The Networking Workbook was created. This workbook provides a step-by-step guide to prepare you for any networking event. You will organize the basic event details, set goals for yourself and set a plan in motion for achieving your goals. You will determine how to introduce yourself to others. You will be given some conversation starters. You will coordinate follow up information for each contact that you made as well as help you personally process how the event went.
You can get the book immediately as an EBOOK (as an instant download) or as a PRINT BOOK (through Amazon)
It’s $15… but sometimes Amazon will offer it for less (right now, it’s going for $13.50) but I don’t know when they change the price – it’s up to them.
I really believe that this book will help lots of people… ESPECIALLY people who are new to networking or consider themselves to be introverted.
I need some help…
I got so busy with writing this book that I didn’t do any work hyping the book. And here I am at the American Music Therapy Association National Conference, with a booth in the exhibit hall, and books to sell…
and NO ONE HAS EVEN HEARD ABOUT IT.
Will you help me spread the word?
Just tweet or post about it on facebook…
Here are some options you can cut/paste:
- Check out @MichelleErfurt ‘s Networking Workbook – http://musictherapytween.com/the-networking-workbook #AMTA13
- New to networking? The Networking Workbook has tips and tricks for you! http://musictherapytween.com/the-networking-workbook #AMTA13
- Are you introverted? The Networking Workbook will help you plan for your event. http://musictherapytween.com/the-networking-workbook #AMTA13