Employment, News, Social

Networking Events Across the U.S.A

Kinnectpay launched it’s first magazine yesterday. Check out the amazing article I wrote for them.

Networking is a key part of any successful business. And a conference is the perfect opportunity to not only make new friends, but also to learn new skills, gain new insight, and find mentors and backers if you are in the market for those things. After a thorough search of the internet I was able to score a list of 12 amazing conferences taking place between April and June of 2017. These events are taking place all across the United States of America and provide an excellent opportunity to both inform others about what you are doing, and to gain knowledge on how you can do it even better.

Events coming up in April:

LuLac National Women’s Conference

When: March 31st and April 1st

Where: Atlanta, GA

What?: Learn how Latina women have made it big in the world of politics. The conference will also host talks on Latina women in business.

CoSN 2017 Invent the Future

When: April 3-6

Where: Chicago, IL

What?: A leadership conference for educators, and educational technology creators. This conference is aimed at technology within the education system and is an excellent went to see what is being pumped out and to meet with those who choose the technology that is going into schools.

The Human Gathering

When: April 6th to 8th

Where: Los Angeles, CA

What?: An invitation only event, this conference is for those entrepreneurs who wish to give back to the world and humanity as a whole.

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When: April 25-27

Where: Phoenix, AZ

What?: An excellent experience for small business owners. This conference aims to educate, connect, and transform small business owners.

Events coming up in May:

Collision Conference

When: May 2nd to 4th

Where: New Orleans, LA

What?: Tech entrepreneurs, this one is for you. Meet with senior members working for sites like Reddit, Ebay, and AppDynamics. Bonus this conference takes place in the middle of New Orleans, Jazz Fest!!!

Grow Conference

When: May 8th to 10th

Where: New Orleans, LA

What?: Learn to grow your business at the Grow Conference. Perfect for those who already have a business, but are struggling to make it grow. Network with other entrepreneurs and learn what really works from people who have already done it.

Texas-EU Business Summit

When: May 9th to 10th

Where: Austin, TX

What?: For entrepreneurs interested in breaking into the European Market. Texas has the largest trade of any state with the European Union. This conference is designed to allow those interested in breaking into the market to network with people from across the pond, and to hear from speakers who have already done it.

TechCrunch Disrupt NYC

When: May 15th to 17th

Where: New York City, NY

What?: Aimed at startup tech business this is the perfect conference, for anyone looking to startup and anyone running a tech business. It is as entertaining as it is educational.

World Social Marketing Conference

When: May 16th and 17th

Where: Washington, D.C

What?: Aimed at increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of social marketing this conference brings together entrepreneurs, academics, and policy makers from all over the world. If you are looking to expand your knowledge on social networking and marketing this is the conference for you.

Events coming up in June:

Next Gen Summit

When: First week of June

Where: New York City, NY

What?: Are you intimidated by conferences, because of how much older the other attendees are? Check out the Next Gen Summit, geared specifically toward millennial’s who are wanting to build a business. Learn from others who have already succeeded, meet new people, and gain business partners or mentors.

TechWeek

When/where: June 5-9 in Detroit Michigan and June 19-23 in Chicago Illinois.

What?: Techweeks sponsors multiple conferences every year all across the nation. If the above dates and locations don’t work for you be sure to check in and see what other dates they have posted. TechWeek’s mission is to spread the wealth of technology entrepreneurship.

Power of Kinnections Conference

When: June 10th

Where: Austin, TX at the Palmer Event Center

What?: Here from key speakers on how they succeeded in their entrepreneurial adventures. Learn about kinnectpay and how they can help your business grow. Learn about the world of internet marketing and social networking.

 

Do you know of any new and awesome networking opportunities taking place?  Please share in the comments below.

Also to read the rest of the magazine please head over to Kinnectpay.com

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3 Internet Scammers

Smoke and Mirrors Day a day which celebrates the art of deception and the skill of cunning. The internet has made the art of deception a much more easy and long term a game. Every year people are tricked out of their money, their time, and their feelings as others play on their emotions in order to feed their own gains whether its financial, or simply a means of entertainment. It really is sad to think how many of us have likely been conned, tricked, or bamboozled in one form or another. So how do you know? How do you look past the smoke and mirrors that are the internet to find whether or not something is truly worth your time, energy, emotion, or your cash? Today I have tips for spotting the 3 Internet Scammers.

We’ve all heard of the term catfish and troll. Maybe you’ve also heard the term emotional vampire as a part of your daily life. We have all of these words to describe the types of people that know just the way to work under our skin and make us feel really good about ourselves before pulling us down into a emotional state of disappointment, depression, and anger not only at ourselves, but the world as a whole.

Spotting the money scam:

cyper-1957736_640Obviously you should never send money to anyone you have never met in person. If anyone you met via the interwebs asks you for cash because they are stuck in another country, lost their job, or need you to transfer it to someone else don’t do it its a scam and not worth the hassle.

 

 

Spotting the Troll:forbidden-151987_640

People are not always after your money, sometimes people just want your attention and they will spin extreme and horrifying stories to get it. If you spend time on a thread like Reddit or BabyCenter and you see new members posting far out their threads you may have found yourself a troll. Sometimes they will have long tales of how they did x because someone else did y to them. The y action may be pretty bad, but it does not always warrant action x. The person will then backtrack and add more reasons to why they did x or even state that they meant something else. Excuses, backtracking, and the changing of the original story are all ways to spot a troll. Also anyone who has extremely differentiating opinions from the board or threads may theme who begins arguing from the opposite side and being completely obnoxious about stating why you are the concept is wrong and any one who believes it is insert horrific exclamatory here. You may also have yourself a troll.

Fishing out the Catfish:

catfish-1581045_640Anyone that you have been conversing with in a romantic setting that refuses to send an updated selfie or participate in video chat is more than likely catfishing you. Better yet when requesting images of people you have never met, make it a game and tell them to do it with some type of random item. Maybe even have them pose with a spoon.

 

 

Have you ever been trolled, catfished, or scammed? Tell me your story in the comments, how did you spot them.

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Everything you Do is Right Day

Yesterday March 16th was Everything you Do is Right Day. Earlier this week I brought you a post about how Everything you Think is Wrong, within that post I talked about how sometimes we just need to write everything down in a list in order to make it all right, and sometimes that means multiple types of lists as well. Today I want to talk about how to have a day where everything you do is right.

Start your day off with a healthy choice:

When you start your day with a healthy choice it leads to more healthy choices. For example maybe you don’t eat breakfast in the morning, or you eat a very unhealthy breakfast most mornings. breakfast-848313_640By choosing a healthy breakfast of whole wheat toast, with a hard boiled egg and glass of juice you have already set yourself up for healthy eating choices throughout the day. Maybe breakfast isn’t really something you have an issue with, perhaps you just want to be more active during the day. Start your morning off with a 10 minute morning stretch routine, or a 15 minute yoga, or 30 minute full body work out. This little Smart and Healthy Choice will  have you feeling more motivated throughout the rest of your day to make more smart and healthy choices.

Take time to relax:

Some of us are pretty healthy eaters, we don’t have too much issue with being active, but we carry a lot of stress around. We are worried about our jobs, we are worried about finances etc. etc. etc. The list goes on an on for the number of things we as humans can stress over.

Last week my husband and I took a day for ourselves. We left the baby with a babysitter for four hours, and we went and got a couples massage and had lunch. It was amazing. wellness-589770_640After the massage I was so relaxed and feeling so good about my body that I made healthy eating choices at the restaurant. That massage relaxed me enough so that the next day I continued to make healthy eating choices and even managed to get a lot of work done around the house. Since getting the massage, I have actually woken up every morning and gotten dressed instead of hanging out in what I had slept in the night before.

Make a list and stick to it:

I mentioned in my Everything You Think is Wrong Post that by making lists you are able to free up your mind to focus on the tasks you have at hand. When you are overwhelmed and wondering what you should do first, the best thing is to write everything you need to do down. Then prioritize it. Finally Single Task it. Focus on one thing at a time, don’t move to the next thing until the first item on your list is done.

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Get Out of your head:

I know I mentioned relaxing before, but this is important. It goes beyond just relaxing. You don’t necessarily have to go spend $50 or $100 on a massage, instead what you can do is take some you time.20140409_132244

If all you have is ten minutes use that time to meditate, relax and clear your mind of all intrusive thoughts. If you have more time you could go for a hike allow your stress to disappear as you instead take in the beautiful nature trails that exist around you. If you are stuck indoors spend 15-30 minutes doing a yoga routine off YouTube.

Read a good book, and visit a new world.

These are just a few things that help me to have a day where everything I do is right. What are some things that allow you to have a perfect day? Let me know in the comments.

 

News, Organizing

Everything you Think is Wrong Day

I thought it would be interesting this year to highlight some of the unique and lesser known holidays. This Wednesday, March 15, 2017, is Everything you Think is Wrong Day. I felt this holiday was perfectly fitting for how I’ve been feeling about this month. confused-880735_640Despite all of my research and studying about blogging and marketing over the past two years I’m starting to feel like everything I thought was wrong. I’m overwhelmed with the amount of work it is taking to get my blog fully set up. There’s so much to do in order to make sure everything is organized and in it’s proper place. I am honestly starting to wonder why I didn’t do so much of this stuff sooner. In order to help combat the crazy that is my brain I have a ton of lists that I am working with and creating. Basically when you find yourself with too many thoughts that everything you are thinking is wrong, the best thing to do is make a list. Here’s a list of the lists I am currently working with or in the process of building. (Yes I have a list for my lists, try saying that five times fast.)

First, I have a March to do list, with all the things I need to accomplish this month to optimize and improve my blog.

Lists I am making or have already made this month:

Niche Key words for Google Alerts

Posts located under each category

Posts under each tagto-do-734587_640

List of tags used

List of articles by name that I have written

List of most popular articles by month (Top 5)

List of Posts to be used via Social Media (from across the web)

List of memes, quotes, gifs, videos to be used via social media

Make a list of what articles are linked to other articles i.e X article has a link for articles A, B, and C

Make a list of blogs I follow

Make a wish list of products for the business

Create a dump folder for stock images to use on blog and a separate for social media memes/motivational posts

Make a list of promotional activities for each social networking platform

Make a list of items to be printed

Make a list of rooms to declutter

I have also created lists for monthly, weekly, and daily to do’s for the blog and my household responsibilities. I love lists, and organizing my to do’s. To help keep my mind and work organized I set up a whole new system in the form of three poster boards and post-it’s. I stole the idea from one of my favorite bloggers Suzi from Start a Mom Blog. post-it-notes-1284667_640Her Super Simple Weekly Schedule helps me keep track of my events, housekeeping, and gives me some basic ideas of what’s going on with the blog that day. I am also using her Blog Vision Board and Editorial Calendar. The Editorial Calendar could also be used for a monthly schedule if you are not running a blog or if you just want to keep track of your monthly basics.

 

News, Social

The Future of Blogging

Kinnectpay.com will be hosting it’s first conference June 10th, 2017 in Austin, TX at the Palmer Event Center. There will be 6 main speakers. The topics to be discussed are Recruiting and Networking, God and Business, Financial Literacy, Social Media and Brand Management, Blogging, and Leadership. Kinnectpay’s CEO Joel Usher will be the Leadership speaker, for details on the other speakers please stay tuned for next weeks article, where I will be giving you a brief bio of the 6 speakers. Recently I had a conversation with someone regarding the difference between Social Media Brand Management and Blogging the conversation really got me thinking about the usefulness of Kinnectpay to bloggers.

What Bloggers Do?

I really feel Kinnectpay.com will be a big part of the future for bloggers. Why do I believe this? I believe this because their is so much we as bloggers have to do in order to get our writing in front of others. We have to network, we have to post to social media outlets, and at the same time we have to create amazing content that people actually want to read. We have all of this work we have to do and many of us then have to cross our fingers hoping and praying that all of our work turns into cash. For many it doesn’t, for some it brings in some pocket change, and for a few it brings in full time incomes. With kinnectpay.com even those who are not making anything can make something.

How Kinnectpay can help:

Kinnectpay pay’s its members to connect they have a blog section, and when you post an update via your profile you can sync it so that the post will also show up via facebook and twitter. When you sign up for the Standard package you will be given the ability to post blog posts to the blog page. The more places people can find your work, and your name the greater chances of someone finding you. In addition, Kinnectpay is currently working on establishing a point system so that when you post a blog post via their site, log in to the website, or even post an update via their site you can earn points that you can turn into cash. This is on top of the cash you make for getting new people to sign up for the standard package.

Where is the future?

The future of blogging is now with Kinnectpay.com.

Post blog articles

Update three social media accounts with one click

Increase your google ranking by getting your name on a new up and coming platform

If you are interested in learning more about how Kinnectpay.com is the future of blogging and are located in the Austin, TX area or will be visiting during June 10th, then please head on over to the site to purchase your tickets and learn more about the Power of Kinnections Conference.

*This article has affiliate links by clicking the links and joining Kinnectpay.com I will receive compensation, this does not add any additional cost to your purchase.

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Power of Kinnections Conference

Happy Friday! Unfortunately I got sick last week and was unable to bring you this information sooner. However, I’m doing better now and I am excited to tell you about this golden opportunity coming up this June. On June 10th, 2017 Kinnectpay will be hosting its first annual conference in Austin, TX at the Palmer Event Center.

The conference is geared toward entrepreneurs, and small business owners. Individuals who are interested can purchase tickets at Kinnectpay.com. The conference will showcase a few different speakers covering social networking, marketing tactics, and blogging. In addition, there will be a networking mixer where you can meet with the sponsors and exchange information with the fellow conference goers.

Kinnectpay.com is a new social networking platform that pays its members to Kinnect. The website also connects with your social media accounts like facebook and twitter allowing you to have a one stop place for posting on multiple social media accounts simultaneously. If you haven’t joined kinnectpay you can do so by utilizing my refferal link here.

Kinnectpay is currently looking for sponsors to help in the hosting of the conference if you are interested in sponsoring or simply want more information you can contact the Events team at: creative.events@kinnectpay.com

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Old Stuff Day

Today March 2, 2017 is Old  Stuff Day, as I was contemplating what I was going to write about today I found it difficult to decide after all I could make this post about older posts I’ve written, antiques that I own, or even just about things I’ve had forever. I began wondering what is defined as old? I mean anything can be considered old especially when you consider that time is relative. A child see’s their parents as old even though their parents may only be in their late 20’s or 30’s at the time the child is viewing them in this manner. However, socially we would not consider someone who is in their 20’s or 30’s old. I have stuff that has been with me since I was as young as a newborn, and I also have things that I’ve owned since elementary, middle, and high school. Some things I have I received while in college and other things I own I have obtained more recently since graduating college.

Instead of focusing on anything specific, I decided it would be more interesting to contemplate the philosophy of what is old. I turned 25 this year, and excluding a few antique books and pieces of furniture everything in my home is likely the same age or younger than me. We have a PS3, which though not the most recent in gaming systems is still not so old that people would call it such. I have an old school hoover vacuum that my brother in law gave us, some people would probably look at it and say it is old, but to me it’s just a vacuum I do not consider it as being old, but rather just a vacuum.

According to the oxford dictionary old has two definitions. The first defines old as having lived for a long time, no longer young. The second states old as belonging only or chiefly to the past; former or previous. Via the first definition we can see how children may view someone in their 20’s or 30’s as being old. However, I find it difficult to use this definition to state that my stuff is old. With the second definition I could see how some of my things might be defined as old. For example the PS3 is previous or former to the PS4 thereby making it possibly old or at the least outdated. My antique’s are a piece of history from the past same thing could also be said in regards to my stuffed animals that I’ve had since I was very young. Our old hoover vac may belong to the past in that they no longer make them like that anymore, but as it is still useful today and exists now I would have a hard time stating that it is old.

We all have things that are old in our home, however the great thing about old stuff is that it is never really old as long as we view it as being here present and young. It brings a new meaning to the statement “It Never Gets Old,” when you look at the way in which old is defined.

How do you define what is Old? Let me know in the comments below.

College Life, News

Public Sleeping Day

Today is public sleeping day. I’m sure every one of us has felt like falling asleep right smack dab in the middle of our day and I’m sure every one has fallen asleep in class at least once in their lifetime. Before college I never could have imagined sleeping anywhere outside of my home. However, I regularly took day time naps in places all over campus. Those all-nighters eventually come back to bite you.

I had 3 favorite napping spots. The most obvious one being the library. My university had some well placed napping chairs where students could frequently be found catching a quick 30 minute to hour long power nap. The student center also had some of the most comfortable couches for napping. In fact you would have trouble catching the two couches open as they were often filled by someone attempting to catch a nap between classes. As a junior I was accepted into my Universities Honor Program a cool perk many Honors Programs don’t advertise is that theirs a special secret room for students to use anytime of day. We had access to refrigerators so we could bring our lunch, free coffee, and if you had a group project you were working on it was perfectly okay to invite your group to meet there just as long as you didn’t give non-honors students the entry code. The room even had a wii and an xbox for students to play games that they could borrow for free from the honors office. This room was predominantly used by students to nap and eat lunch. my favorite perk as an honors student was this room.

In honor of Public Sleeping Day I give you my top 4 tips for sleeping in Public.

Tip #1:

Always have a warm jacket or light blanket available even if it isn’t cold. Being able to cover yourself or just your face from the glaring lights I found helped for more productive and restful sleep.

Tip #2:

Find a quiet place like a quiet hallway or library. You won’t be able to get any zzz’s if you are constantly being interrupted by yelling, shouting, or another person’s conversation. If you don’t have a quiet place play classical or relaxing music and pop in some ear buds.

Tip #3:

Set an alarm on your phone so you don’t oversleep and miss your next class, meeting, or work. Sometimes I would work on homework at the library and get tired while I was working. So I would set my alarm to wake me in 30 minutes. I would take a quick nap and wake up to continue working.

Tip #4:

Keep your personal belongings i.e backpack and purse close. I usually used mine as a pillow, or had my hand wrapped around the handle. You don’t want someone attempting to steal your stuff while you are sleeping.

What is your favorite public sleeping spot? Let me know in the comments below.

News, Social

Greenpill Magazine Launch

Happy Friday!!! It is time for another Kinnectpay sponsored post. In March 2017, Kinnectpay.com will be launching its own magazine the first issue will be dedicated to Kinnectpay’s services including online marketing, social networking, event planning, and blogging.

Currently Kinnectpay.com is looking for sponsors to place ads in their magazine. In addition, if you would like a post written about your business they are open to doing that as well. If you would like more information on how you can get your business in the magazine please contact the Greenpill magazine team via email Greenpill@kinnectpay.com.

I will be producing two articles for the magazines launch including an article about Networking Events Across the U.S.A. I will be provided a list of events taking place between April and June. Kinnectpay will be hosting its first annual Kinnections conference in Austin, TX this June. I will bring you an article next week with more information regarding the event.

Whether you are a new business owner an aspiring entrepreneur or someone who is simply interested in growing their networking skills the March issue of Greenpill magazine is sure to have something for you. Each member of Kinnectpay’s team is currently working diligently towards creating amazing articles for the blog about their own personal experiences working with Kinnectpay in its many different branches.

The magazine will come out quarterly you can expect a new issue in March, June, September, and December of this year.

If you haven’t joined the newest sites in social networking you may just want to take the leap today. You can join kinnectpay by clicking on my referral link here.

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Library Lovers Day

Happy Valentines Day everyone, for those who do not know today is also Library Lovers Day. My husband is a chef and therefore we don’t really get to celebrate today together as he is busy feeding all the other happy couples of the world. Don’t fret though he does always manage to get me some kind of flower in celebration. He actually bought my gift early this year. I have a beautiful heart shaped orchid plant or rather two orchids sharing a pot. I’m hoping my green thumb works out to keep it alive and to see it re-blom when the current blooms eventually fall off. In honor of this special love filled day I have my bucket list of libraries I wish to one day visit. Anyone who knows me, understands I have a great love of books. In fact, I have a small library of my own ranging close to 800 volumes not including children’s books for the baby.

So here it is my library bucket list:

Oxford Public Library

Housing over 10,000 volumes, this library is a classic example of the beauty libraries hold. In fact, if I get the chance I would like to visit all of the Oxford University libraries as well. It is  a secret dream of mine to one day give a lecture at Oxford. To do this I will likely have to get my Ph.D and write an awesome research paper. It will happen one day, after all someone who loves research and writing as much as I do, should have no problem.

Library of Alexandria

It was the largest library in ancient times, originally dedicated to the Nine Godesses of the Arts. The original burned down, their is argument of exactly when, though it is believed it might have burned a few times. In 2002 the Bibliotheca Alexandria was completed in commemoration of the original. Seeing as we do not have a way to go directly back in time, I would love to visit the library commemorating the original Library of Alexandria. To me this is the most romantic of libraries, because of its long history as a academic resource and place of knowledge.

The Welsh Town of Hay-On-Wye

This little town has the largest private collection of books, their is literally a used book store on every corner. I know this isn’t really a library, but it might as well be. There are so many books in this small little town, it seems crazy to me that any book lover would not have this place on their list of dream places to visit. I stumbled upon this place when I was playing around pinterest.

To be honest, there are many many libraries on my list of places to visit, but these  were my top three. What are some beautiful libraries you would like to visit or have visited? Let me know in the comments below. Happy Library Lovers Day everyone.