Last week at this time, Steve and I were at NMX in Las Vegas having a wonderful time.
This was a challenging year for founder, Rick Calvert. Many of the presenters did not show up due to the cancelled flights caused by horrendous weather.
Our son, Chris Brogan, who was attending NMX this year, filled in for two missing speakers. Other people also filled in vacancies. It was all good.
Ric Dragon, head of Dragon Research and his group of some fifteen people got stranded in New York. Only one dragonette, Etela Ivkovic, made it to the conference.
Etela manned the Dragon Research booth as if that was her sole profession. When I praised her for her excellent showing, she said it was due to all the help and kindness she received from others. She is such a lady.
We totally enjoyed the pictures provided by Dragon Search. It was fun and Dragon Research made a big statement even though the whole crew was not there. This is a picture of Steve and I with Dino Dogan.
We saw many of our friends at NMX and that is half the reason for going. I was talking with Misty and Marty McPadden, remarking how happy I was to see them. Marty made a profound statement. He said: “Meeting people in person, creates a solid foundation for social media.” I think that is a true statement.
Our friend Shashi Bellamkonda and his daughter, Mitali, attended. We are always happy to spend time with Shashi.
Sam Fiorella was very much in attendance and he gave us a “signed” copy of his new book, Influence Marketing: How to Create, Manage, and Measure Brand Influencers in Social Media Marketing.
We were so happy to see Bandie McCallum. She helped out by introducing speakers and filled in wherever there was a need. I didn’t get to make Brandie any corn bread this time, but the next time Brandie comes to Vegas, we will schedule more quality time together.
Calvin Lee, was at NMX. He has so much Klout, the writers of Klout Matters, singled him out in the audience and gave him a signed copy of their book.
Calvin is a kind, wonderful, helpful, fun person. He is also an excellent photographer. The picture above was taken by Calvin and got wide circulation on the internet along with many comments.
Jane Boyd and Lego man were at NMX. She also brought her daughter Brittany. It was fun to catch up with Jane. We even made an audioboo for our friend Paul O’Mahony in Ireland.
The one and only Marla Shulman showed me her new Google Glass. I treasure Marla and her enthusiasm for life. It is always wonderful to see the DvinMsM.
Although it was at the beginning of the conference I heard Lynette Young speak, it wasn’t until the end that I got to meet her. Lynette is as lovely as she can be. We had a wonderful chat. Our conversation would have continued longer, but it was time to get Chris Brogan on a plane and homeward bound.
With reluctant goodbyes to #NMX 2014, we bid farewell and anxiously await next year.