“Do you want to be a judge at this year’s Young Enterprise Awards? It is on the 29th of October - last year you were travelling, I hope not this year.”
When Ventura Fitzgerald, the Coordinator of the Event contacted me via LinkedIn, I knew right away that this year I can and I will say #YES. Yes to the Young Enterprise Regional Final and Awards, yes to supporting today's youthful leaders and tomorrow's best startups in our region.
Yes to connecting with our local community. Yes to celebrating and encouraging entrepreneurship. And yes to passing on the knowledge and experience I have gathered along the years.
I knew I will have messages to share. I knew there will be ears that will listen and embrace it.
But little did I know how this experience will make me reflect, re-evaluate. Tune in and grow.
Here is a story of what I learned from the Regional YES Awards.
Inspired by #judgelife.
How time flies! Yes, spring has sprung, and I have to admit I have no idea where did the last month go! I can't believe we celebrated 2 years in business & the 2nd Anniversary of launching B!Social, from Nelson to the world! :)
Here are some exciting updates on what happened in the past few weeks in the B!Social universe.
And, proud to introduce a new feature on the blog: The B!Social Hall of Fame :)
Thank you to all the amazing people & my lovely clients for joining me on the journey! :) Here are all the details, read on!
It's time to #bsocialnow :)
Last week was big for me. I flew over to Sydney to receive my Finalist Certificates for the Social Media Marketing Awards Australia & New Zealand, the industry's biggest award in our region.
I was voted into the TOP 5 by a select group of international judges, in 2 categories:
The past few days have been quite intense, with of course, the Gala Ceremony being the highlight of last week! I am feeling a tremendous amount of excitement, honour and pride to be a finalist. Also, receiving lots of valuable feedback from my colleagues gave me an awesome boost and professional reassurance to keep continuing what I do in this space.
And then, when I arrived back home, a sense of tiredness rushed through me. It’s like, you know, when you are on a road trip, it’s amazing, you gain lots of new experiences, and then finally you arrive, ready to take a break, pause, and just contemplate on the memories while you look back on your trip. Now that’s what happened to me.
So I took a few days to reflect, look back, evaluate, and of course treasure the moments, the journey. The B!Social journey that started almost 2 years ago, right here, in Nelson, New Zealand. Born out of a new challenge, and with it, a complete new me was born.
Thank you to each and every one of you who have been following, were/ or are part of this journey.
Here are some of my favourite highlight moments of the Social Media Marketing Awards Gala Dinner. Thank you Social Media Marketing Institute, I will never forget! I am now back, full of new energies, inspiration, and lots of valuable new knowledge to share.
And if you are curious to hear how the B!Social journey started, just keep reading :)
I am beyond excited & thrilled to announce that I made it to the Finals for the 2019 Social Media Marketing Awards for Australia and New Zealand in the following two categories:
- Best Social Media Educator of the Year (being the only one from New Zealand), and
- Best Emerging Social Media Marketer of the Year.
"The finalists were selected after an extensive judging process that included judges from 6 different countries, with a record number of entries" arriving to the Social Media Marketing Institute this year!
It will be an honour to contribute to putting Nelson and New Zealand on the social media world stage at the Social Media Marketing Awards Ceremony in August in Sydney and be recognised on an international level by industry leaders in the social media marketing space.
Hi, I'm Bea!