Marketing Melodie Speaks Social Media in Beirut, Lebanon
I’ve been hinting to my social network for the past week that I have a big international trip coming up! I am proud to announce my next international speaking engagement in Beirut, Lebanon. The Internet Society hosts INET Conferences across the world. Earlier this year, they sent me to Hong Kong for the INET Asian Regional Conference and in a couple weeks I’ll be making my way to the Middle East.
Professional Speaking on social media, teaching educational classes and seminars and hosting social media workshops continues to grow as the most high demand services from my company. I started speaking a few years ago to share my enthusiasm and knowledge on marketing and how the digital tools I use could help others. As I gained more experience, I began to receive more requests to speak. Speaking became instrumental to the growth of my business and it noticeably benefited others so I developed a professional speaking platform as a business service I now offer through my company.
This year alone has been filled with significant opportunities for my speaking career both nationally and internationally. Getting paid to talk about a subject I’m passionate about while educating and empowering others with my knowledge is a true gift that I’m grateful for. My career is also presenting me with amazing chances to see the world with my next stop being Beirut, Lebanon.
Just a few years ago Beirut was a dangerous place full of turmoil. Since Beirut is gaining back up their reputation as a vibrant place to live, work and visit, the Internet Society recognized the need for a conference of this nature in Lebanon. They’ve made efforts to ensure a world class event with prestigious speakers and an educational agenda. I feel safe knowing that they’re providing secure travel accommodations for those coming from out of the country.
The famous traveler Anthony Bourdain most recognized for this show on the Travel Channel, No Reservations goes back to Beirut just earlier after a heart breaking trip in 2006 to show Americans the amazing food, sights and culture. CNN has an American correspondent in Beirut to report on the travel destination and Beirut tourism continues to grow as a prime spot for travelers to visit in the Middle East.
I leave for Beirut Lebanon on October 8th. I’ll be the featured Social Media speaker at the event on October 14th and will return to the states on October 18th. I’m excited and grateful for this opportunity. I’m also determined not to get jet lagged! Please feel free to share any travel tips, your own experience with traveling to the Middle East and your ideas presenting Social Media to a new audience.