I teased a little last week about all my favorite things but did not reveal what really made this Leadership event my absolute favorite event EVER!
When we got in our first general session in San Antonio one of the Corporate team announced that 2 people who tweeted and used the hashtag #myleadership would be picked to go backstage during the closing session on Friday. I whip my phone out and start tweeting. Yes this almost 50 year old has a twitter acct and knows how to use it! Okay so I really don't use it much but for a chance to go backstage and see everything I am all over that. The young (30 somethings) around me were like "M.E. you have a twitter acct?" Yes, if I can do it you can too. Several of them signed up on their phones or back in their rooms and are now tweeting. I thought it was so funny! Well, anyway Friday during one of my sessions I got a direct message from Stampin' Up! that said I won! I was going backstage!!
I jumped up right in the class and high fived everyone at my table! The other hundreds in the class probably thought I was nuts but I didn't care at that moment. I think I care a little now...nope not really it was FUN!
Although I have met Shelli several times over the years I got to meet her again and visit with her. Talk to Rich and Chad Roberts and get the grand tour from Chad Williams. Here are a few pictures from behind the scenes.
Here is what I first saw when I went backstage. All of my friends out front!
Shelli and I
The corporate team and M.E. and the other Winner Rose-Ellen (yep Mary Ellen and Rose Ellen were the winners that day!)
This is Mike, he heads up the prompters and cameras from backstage. Why did I want my picture taken with him? He made all 1350 of us Chocolates! Not just a little chocolate. 3 big bars of different kinds of chocolates. Delicious! Mike was the "man"!
Here we are at the Green Room and inside Chad showed us how the cameras work.
Lastly here I am backstage tweeting! Chad Williams said when we asked can we take pictures and tweet or post to Facebook..."Duh, that is why you were our winners!" Okay he might not exactly said that but he did want us to tweet about our experiences which I was happy to oblige.