DAY 2 – Saturday July 29th
I awoke to discover I had no voice! This was going to be challenging day!
Thankfully, the restaurant had a microphone I could borrow. Even still, it was hard to hear me.
As social media sweepstakes is such a vast topic, I continued to teach about winning on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, along with a behind the scenes look at how agencies and sponsors host giveaways.
The final teaching session was all about online protection and the dark side of the hobby.
Nadia Balkis spoke about how to protect yourself online. The sad reality of being on the internet, whether you are sweeping or not, is you must protect yourself against, spam, viruses, trojans, malware, hackers, phishing, etc.
Our final teacher was Shannon Tulloss, a private investigator who is frequently hired by agencies and sponsors to vet potential grand prize winners. Her speech was very eye opening as to what legal rights sponsors have and the lengths they will go to, to protect their brand.
This was the most exciting part of the entire convention for me. After 17 years, I finally met Steve Ledoux, author of How To Win Lotteries, Sweepstakes and Contests in the 21st Century. Steve is known as the Sweepstakes King and he was the inspiration for me to be called the Contest Queen. Before dinner we went around the room promoting a guessing game he brought and I was thrilled to be spending time with him.
After we ate a spectacular roasted chicken and rib dinner, Steve regaled us with amazing stories.
After his speech it was time for prizes!
And then it was all over. Far too soon as it was a magical evening full of fun and friends.
If you would like to attend a convention, you can find a full list on my website.
Have you ever attended a sweepstakes convention?