January 12, 2016 — Video and in particularly live streaming allows you to instantly connect with your audience in a real-time way. Thanks to the ease of using ready-made platforms like Livestream and Ustream, and now apps like Periscope, Meerkat, and Nomadcast, utilizing this media on your WordPress site is easier and more effective than ever. Bess will cover not only the technology and must-have hardware for live streaming, but also the most effective streaming platforms and website considerations you must decide when utilizing this exciting content.
October 5, 2014 — Blogging can be a lonely business; in fact 1 of every 3 bloggers abandons their blogs within the first three months. In this short session we’ll explore 7 ways you can use other tools and opportunities (including some offline) to improve your blogging success.
Bess got her blogging start as the founder and first editor of the Central Florida Top 5 which was awarded “Best Neighborhood Blog” by the Orlando Sentinel in 2009. She was also recruited to help create three different social media campaigns for General Motors and their “Girls on the Go” campaign for the Southern Chevy Dealers. A recognized innovator, Bess is the creator of the Florida Blogger & Social Media Conference. Now in its fourth year, FLBlogCon features the state’s biggest bloggers and social media pros at a one-day gathering for networking and exploring the digital realm. What started as a once-a-year conference has evolved into year-round learning through expanded offerings of conferences, workshops, newsletters, tweet chats, and BlogTalkTV, an online show that shines the spotlight on successful bloggers.