Blogalicious 9 – VIP Mastermind Day

Blogalicious 9 – VIP Mastermind Day

First things first, I really thought the ticket was quite pricey, since the VIP day with upgrade was $499.00, I was really hoping this was going to be a great value for price paid. This ticket type is for anyone who wants to participate in advanced-level trainings and take advantage of VIP perks. The VIP Experience Pass includes a full day of trainings (VIP Mastermind Day) and a private cocktail reception on October 5th as well as meals. In addition, this ticket type includes all of the benefits of the Influencer/Industry Pass. Because I’m part of the social squad, this ticket was complimentary for me.

This was my first time attending a Blogalicious event, and besides all the reading, I could not have been prepared for the amazingness that I experienced today.

We started the Day with Breakfast which was a perfect start and promptly at 9:30 we began. Here is what I attended today:

Plan, Pitch, & Pray – The 3 step process to getting the opportunities you want, when you want them with Nicole Walters.


Who is Nicole Walters: Nicole is known for her 1k1Day training. $1K1Day is Nicole’s flagship online course developed exclusively for Richfriends looking to launch, grow, and improve monetization strategies in their business. In $1K1Day, Nicole teaches tested and proven techniques for building income streams that can generate you up to $1K in 1 day, every day.

Where you can find her: http://www.nicolewalters.tv/

What did I learn: Nicole’s personality is outstanding! She expressed she had a sales background, and told us about her life. Beyond that, Nicole taught us about sales funnels, the perfect pitch to brands, and how you can stand out from other bloggers. This seminar had amazing value, because above all we received a plug and play Follow Up Formula Template which we can use to follow up with brands as bloggers, which I thought was invaluable.

The Right Help is Your Biggest Asset: Building, Empowering & Retaining a Dope Team with Stacey Furguson.

Who is Stecey Ferguson: As Founder of Justice Fergie Lifestyle Media, she combines media, publishing, coaching & events to inspire women to live richly, with strategies for life design and turning personal passions into viable brands.

Where you can find her: http://justicefergie.com/

What did I learn: Honestly, what didn’t I learn would be a better question. Stacey spoke to us about the importance of delegating, and how you can afford to hire help, and know when to ask for it. The key to your success is building a team, and one person can’t always do it alone. Find your leadership style, find the right people for you, and then work together to achieve your goals.

Beat Burnout: Invest in Sustainable Success with Emilie Aries.

Who is Emily Aries: Founder & CEO of Bossed Up, where she brings work, love, and wellness together to help women craft sustainable career paths.

Where you can find her: bossedup.org

What did I learn: As much as I didn’t want to admit that I had ever even encountered burnout, Emily clarified how overworking makes us feel, and how the demands of our daily roles can take over and make us feel guilt. She explained how important it is to schedule things into your life that aren’t only work related, but also help you clear your mind and refresh. Did you know that our attention span averages about 90 minutes? Equipped with handy tools, she helped us see the importance of time management and priorities.

Build Your Tribe: How to Leverage Video, In-Person Interactions & Online Communities to Build a Following with Anjali Varma

Who is Anjali: business consultant, entrepreneur, coach, marketing influencer, and mom with a passion for connecting, collaborating with, inspiring, and coaching fellow female entrepreneurs

Where can you find her: http://anjalivarma.com/

What did I learn: Anjali taught us how video presence is important to engage, connect, and build the trust of your audience. She explained how followers are nice, but a following is better because of their loyalty, engagement, and trust. Video presence also helps what you put into paper come to life, and by building your brand identity through video, you can strengthen your following and grow.

Special Mentions Today:

Thank you to AARP for helping make the event possible. The luncheon video and talk about redefining age barriers was touching and wonderful.

Thank you to Coca Cola for providing us a great Welcome Reception and space for all of us to connect on our first day.

Watch me have some fun at the  blogalicous sponsor booths on Day 1!!

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