SweepsCon 2017 | Day 2

SweepsCon 2017

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.

Morning Session

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.

Winning and learning was followed by another fabulous buffet lunch.
Afternoon Session

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.

Saturday Evening

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.

Go to my Facebook page to see the full SweepsCon 2017 photo album. If you have any pictures you would like to contribute, please email them to me.

If you would like to attend a convention, you can find a full list on my website.

Have you ever attended a sweepstakes convention?

2017-10-11T16:49:53+00:00July 30th, 2017|Road Trip|1 Comment

About the Author:

Carolyn Wilman (aka @ContestQueen) is a Digital Marketing Strategist and Sweepstakes Specialist. Carolyn teaches others how to Find, Organize, Enter and Win giveaways along with working with companies to create, and viral market, winning promotions maximizing ROI and loyal customers.

One Comment

  1. CarolP October 12, 2017 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Looks like you had some great speakers. Do you have information from Shannon Tulloss, a private investigator, that you could share with us. What type of sweepstakes would investigate a potential winner? Has she ever investigated someone who was not awarded the prize they potentially won? Has she done a lot of this type of investigation?

    Sounds like everyone had a fun time and ate well!

    Thank you.

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