According to the fabulous spitfire that is @RochelleVeturis, I’m a rock star.
Let me explain.
Here in the OC (aka Orange County, CA, home of Disneyland, blondes, tans, fake boobery, and the largest concentration of plastic surgeons in North America), I’m a redhead in a sea of blondes. One who makes her living by writing, ya know, words. Reading them, too. And I help other people all over the world do the same. Most of the time, they pay me for it. Lots of times, I offer free help (my blogs and Twitter streams). That’s always been my goal.
Many of you may know me as @RachelintheOC, author. Others know me as @BadRedheadMedia, social media consultant and branding/marketing chick. Others, as the one who recently started affordable indie author advertising sites @indiebookpromos and @bkpromocentral. Regardless, my goal is and has always been to write and sell my own books, build my social media and author platform, and help others learn to do the same.
Rochelle is a PR and social media rock star. One of my social media mentors, Sean Gardner aka @2morrowKnight, introduced us way back in oh, 2009, when I was a little grasshopper finding my way around the Twitter landscape. Rochelle was kind enough to follow me, retweet me, and introduce me to some heavy hitters here in the OC. I’ll always be forever grateful for her kindness and advice.
As I built up my own targeted following, she and I have kept in touch, inviting each other to various events, keeping one another apprised of various big life moments (her marriage! To a super guy), my books and new business; always supportive, yet never quite able to hook up.
And yet now, here we are, meeting on Friday at the #OCSMS, the first official social media brainchild of Rochelle and her two equally amazing sisters, Chelsey and Haley, aka the OC Triumvirate, with over 700+ attendees expected, six keynote speakers, twelve panelists, and some rock stars.
Okay, who are the rock stars? Not actual ‘rock stars’ though I did hear singing when I attended the photo shoot the other night. (So, okay yea, we met already. Cheating!) Oh, what photo shoot you ask? One Rochelle was kind enough to ask me to come to. She wanted a few of us not keynoting or paneling to come and have professional shots taken, where we offer our top social media tips along with our faces to run on the screen background throughout the day. (Fortunately, I wore makeup so I wouldn’t scare people.)
Now come on — who’s the rock star here?
If you’re in the OC area, I urge you to register for the event via Eventbrite. I have the registration form over there —->>>>. It’s FREE! The speakers are all amazing, accomplished, and want to share their tips for success with you. I can’t wait for my brain to be full of excellent mush with all the stuff I’m gonna learn. (Location: The Refinery, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA).
If you can’t attend, search on the Twitter hashtag #OCSMS Friday, all day for info and tips. I’ll be live tweeting.
So will about 700 others.
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