Dad 2.0 Summit: The Value of IRL Conferences

Dove Men Care was the big sponsor and I got the best haircut in ages here!

I’m sitting in my hotel room at The Four Seasons in Houston after attending a three-day conference, the Dad 2.0 Summit 2013. It was their second year and it was a fantastic event on just about every measurement you can imagine. I attended the first one and that one was also terrific, but as with most things like this, they either grow and get better or wither away. Happily it was the former and this conference just took the best of the last one, added more, and probably has become the standard-bearer for Dad Social Media conferences hereafter.

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Dad 2.0 Summit 2013

The Dad 2.0 Summit 2013 just concluded and it was exceptional. The short video above has clips from my panel with co-panelists Missy Maher (@VeryMissy) from Edelman, Jim Silver (@jimsilver), Lance Somerfeld (@NYCDadsGroup) and moderator Matt Schneider (@NYCDadsGroup). We spoke about all the things we bloggers can do to grow our brand and how and what brands want from us in collaboration.

Brands, #DadChat, #Money, and Social Media

Now that my first-born is going off to college and one that costs almost literally an arm and a leg, I am finally looking at how to make more money from all my activities in Social Media. I began this second career of mine by writing a column. Later, I moved on to radio, graduated to Tweet Chats, my own website, guest-blogging, a comic strip, doing a weekly vlog, authoring a book, speaking at conventions, and finally my own #DadChat.

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