The Community Vote ended last Wednesday and it was wildly successful. This is no big surprise, because your pitches were outstanding. With over 1400 submissions, there were just shy of 19,000 voters and a total of 29,000 votes — more than a small town mayoral campaign. Wow!
Curious about which pitches were most popular? Here’s a handful that received the most votes:
1. A workshop taught by Natasha Samuel called Conquer Your Video Fear & Shine On Instagram With IGTV:
IGTV is the newest part of Instagram, a long-form video platform offering the best place to offer more value to grow your community and boost your overall reach. This 4-step workshop will teach you how to create IGTV video content through planning, filming with confidence, editing, and optimizing your channel.
2. Em Sexton will be teaching a class called Winning Others Over: How to Create Walking Billboards for Your Business:
Frustrated by the lack of traction your business has gained? In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn the 3 keys to harnessing the power of your followers + customers to market your business for free. You’ll leave with 5 “easy button” ideas you can quickly integrate to grow your bottom line.
3. Storytelling for Creatives — A Celebration of Journaling and Self-Discovery taught by Esperanza Mendez & Amber Amaya:
Learn how to begin telling your story, and why it matters. As creatives, we often get caught up in the bottom line of a narrative. Join us for an hour of reflection and journaling, where we take a step back to unwrap your story and tap into your artistic power.
4. A fashion show from Ellie Mecham & Bonnie Hoellein featuring the Bollie Brand Spring 2020 Line:
We’ve spent all year perfecting Bollie Brand’s latest Spring collection. Come see why everyone loves feeling beautiful, comfortable, and confident in Bollie Brand clothing. We’re proud to carry sizes XS-3XL. Bollie Brand helps women of all shapes and sizes dress confidently with clothes that look and feel great on everyBODY.
5. Breakthrough Breathwork: Self-Love & Confidence, a session taught by Gina Skye.
Are you ready to experience a level of mind and body like never before? We live in a chaotic, fast-paced world, demanding our physical, mental and emotional energy. Breathing techniques are embraced by elite athletes and city executives to decrease stress and anxiety, manage nerves, focusing on empowerment and confidence.
What’s next? With far more pitches than we’ve ever received, and about 300 presentation spots to fill, our team is working like crazy to put together the best possible schedule.
For those who pitched, expect to hear back this month (October!) — which means you’ll have at least full four months to make your travel plans. In the meantime, you can reserve your hotel room here.