What Is This?
This Conference Call is to prepare you to receive optimal, insider information from Dr. Goddess (Dr. Kimberly C. Ellis) for ways you can get the best out of South by Southwest (SXSW),an annual Interactive (read: Internet), Film and Music Festival in Austin, TX, which recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary and is now into its 27th year.
The Conference Call Number will be provided via email after registration, probably the morning of the Conference Call.
Who Is This For?
SXSW has so much to offer, if you're even thinking about what it is and if you should come, you should be on this call.
Who is Dr. Goddess?
What Will I Learn?
Dr. Goddess finished her fourth year at SXSW and has never paid for the much-coveted Gold badge she has secured every year. In fact, Dr. Goddess already has her badge for NEXT year, SXSW 2015, a move that's full of so much #WIN. She will teach you valuable information about registration, speaking at SXSW, how to submit panels, how to travel (flight, hotel, rides to the airport and back), cheap opportunities, food, clothing, shelter, behavior, schwag, the trade show, how long you should stay, what to do, how to network, how to attend FOR FREE (registration starts at $495 Early Bird Specials, All Access Passes are close to $2,000 <--Yes!), how to get FREE and/or GREAT FOOD, ways to obtain FREE and/or GREAT HOUSING, How to FIND A JOB, how to GET SPONSORSHIPS, meet your favorite people, why this is one of the most important conferences for WOMEN and MINORITIES to attend (!!!), how you can get notes from some of the panels even if you didn't attend, and more key information that she feels you should have so you can change your life and Let Yourself Be GREAT. With all of this information and depending upon the questions, we may only get through half of this at first but Part II will occur the following week and you will have homework, anyway.
Why a Conference Call?
Cuz Dr. Goddess is busy and has other things to attend to but wants to get the info to you quick, fast, in a hurry and while she remembers all the finer details. It's also too much to write at the moment and there are details that will never wind up in a blog post or in a vlog that you should know for yourself. Plus, we come from a great, oral tradition. Reward yourself and get back in touch with your culture! LOL!
Framework: 45 min of presentation on an interactive phone call 15 min for Q & A. This is also Part I.
Why Should I Donate?
SXSW is a game changer. You don't have time to mess around. If you were not here this year and you have any aspirations to do work on the Internet, in Film, Music or even fashion and event planning in some cases, you are already far behind. And this makes Dr. Goddess sad...
Because as an Educator, Dr. Goddess' observation and communication skills are on a higher level and will impart information to you in an easy, understandable way for you to get the information you need to take your life to that higher level.
You should also pay because ya girl has to offset some costs, is self-employed and living that #StruggleLife, because knowledge is power and information is your key. Help a Sista Help YOU and, in turn, you get to help her a little. The information shared in this phone call will save you so much time, energy, money, mayhem and foolishness that you'll be quite thankful you invested a bit in yourself. Dr. Goddess used to charge $10 for this call but now it's up to you...
Can't I Find This Stuff Out on the Internet?
Some of it, yes. Feel free to go for it and sift through all of that information; or, get the narrative in an easy, digestable format, for a small donation. Other insider info has only Dr. Goddess as an exclusive source with important information for people of color and/or poor folks. And dreamers. And anybody who just felt they wanted a chance to take a leap of faith in life and end up Great.
Further, you will receive other links and places to get more information tailored to your specific needs. We'll also do our best to answer questions that can't be answered on the phone call---to a point---and if it's relevant.
Dr. Goddess does not know and will not teach you EVERY. SINGLE. THING. there is to know about SXSW. One to two hours is not enough time to do that. But you will end the call feeling empowered and ready to get yourself there next year. That's a guarantee. And no, there are no refunds, so you'll just have to take her word for it.
Don't Take Her Word For It, Read & Hear What Some Folks on the Last Call Have to Say:
"The #SXSW conference call with @drgoddess was great, and well organized. Enjoyed meeting some new twitter friends, too :-)" -- @BG_Digerati
"Man Dr. G, your talk couldn't have come at a BETTER TIME!! especially what you said about putting your idea out there even if it isn't complete...I have to act now, Thank you for the motivation!"--- @DigitalMiss (now @KristyT)
"Thanks for the call yesterday about SXSW. Totally want to go next year. Have it on my calendar. Thanks for sharing the wealth!" -- @CoreConnection
"Thanks for sharing those jewels with us." -- @ANicoleJustice
"This will be a great tool... first time that I heard of SXSW was last year & I'm FROM Texas LOL... I thought it was music only til I researched..."
"This is beautiful... I know a college student who will benefit."
"Just gotta say @DrGoddess' #SXSW has convinced me #SXSW 2012 is a @DigitalSisterhd MUST!"
"@DrGoddess is giving so much info 2night on her #SXSW conf call. She needs to do a 2nd one. VERY useful info."
---Ananda Leekes of Digital Sisterhood Radio Recap: http://www.cinchcast.com/anandaleekes/192563
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