February 25, 2010

Social Media Mom's Celebration: Day 2

Day number two at the Social Media Moms Celebration began bright and early with a breakfast with Guy Kawasaki. Going into this session, I didn't know much about Guy other than the fact that he was kind of a big deal on Twitter and is the co-founder of Alltop. Guy was very personable and actually very funny. Our session was very relaxed yet very informative. He demonstrated to us how he uses Twitter as a business tool. He cited example after example how Twitter can be used by small business and large businesses alike to reach people and drive them to your site. He also helped to dispel some myths and "rules" about how twitter "should" be used. The main take away part of this session is to tweet things with substance. Stopping talking about "how the lines at Starbucks are long" and start tweeting content..."interesting" content.

Breakfast with Guy
Following breakfast we were fortunate enough to attend a celebration for the Give a Day Get a Day volunteers.

Disney is celebrating the contributions people make when they volunteer, said Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

“Volunteering weaves together the fabric of a community and reinforces the best of who we are,” Staggs said. “With „Give a Day, Get a Disney Day,‟ we hope to inspire a million people to engage in community volunteerism, and we‟re well on our way to that goal.”

To enable people to sign up for an eligible volunteer project, Disney is working with HandsOn Network, the nation‟s largest volunteer network. Part of Points of Light Institute, HandsOn Network has 250 on-the-ground volunteer action centers across the country and connects volunteers to more than 70,000 nonprofit agencies that need their help.
The highlight of the event was the unveiling of the "World's largest structure of canned food." But who else could announce this big reveal...but Ty Pennington from Extreme Home Makeover. Once unveiled, this massive structure was disassembled following the event and was distributed to local food banks in the Orlando and surrounding areas.

Planning a vacation to Orlando this year? You too can sign up to Give a Day Get a Disney Day!
Volunteer Collage
After the morning sessions were over...families were given some free time together. We of course we hit up the Magic Kingdom again! A huge perk that Disney provided the conference attendees was a Media Fast Pass. This little golden ticket gained us instantaneous access to rides that offered a Fast Pass. Typical Fast passes assign you a time to come back and ride the attraction. Our Media Fast Pass printed out the current time...so we essentially got to walk right on. These little cards were worth their weight in gold!
Day #2 Collage

Dinner that evening was at Epcot. The forecast was for cold temperatures....and we were feeling a little iffy about going to an outdoor party. But, Disney had it all under control. Upon arriving at Epcot, they had glow stick for the kids and hand warmers for everyone. They also had outdoor heaters placed throughout the venue. The food! Oh, the food! Being at Epcot, they had a huge variety of food from all countries...and it was DELICIOUS!
Our Family at Epcot

Following dinner we were treated to a performance from Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato. The part that cracked me up was Grace didn't have a clue who either of these people were....if she were 5 years older...she would have been goo goo! She had a blast dancing around with her new friend Ellis and playing limbo under the ropes. As it turns out...Disney is an energy zapper for poor Gauge. He passed out during the middle of the concert.
Epcot Collage
The best part of the evening was getting to sit down at dinner with Pam and her family and get to know them better. She is so sweet and I feel like I have known them FOREVER! Now, if only we didn't live 900 miles away from each other :-(
Lacie and Pam






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