Lani and Allen

Sign up for the Affiliate Program for the A-Ha Social Business SummitDo you like to share great resources with your colleagues, business networks, and social media connections? Are you a maven in your industry, a creative marketing whiz, or a respected leader in your field or community?

(Or maybe you’re simply a person who appreciates a bit of extra spending money?)

Whatever the case may be…

Why not take advantage of the Affiliate Program for the “A-Ha!” Social Business Summit?!

In case you haven’t checked it out yet, here’s the deal in a nutshell:

For every Digital Pass sale you refer to the online version of the 2013 “A-Ha!” Social Business Summit, you get a whopping 50% of the price of the ticket, no strings attached.

During the early bird pricing phase through 10/31/13, the Digital Pass is $49. So for every sale you refer, you get $24.50.

10 affiliate sales during early bird? $245.00 in your pocket.

100 affiliate sales during early bird? $2,450.00 – not too shabby at all.

1,000 affiliate sales during early bird? $24,500.00 – you can buy a decent new car, or bring your family on a fancy cruise, or sock it away for a rainy day, or probably pay your mortgage for all of 2014. Whatever.

Digital Passes go up to $79 after October 31st, so the amount you could make will only go up after that, if you’re good at this affiliate gig. (You can do the math on those numbers!)

Never tried your hand at affiliate programs?

No worries. It’s really easy. It takes, like, three seconds to sign up and get your unique affiliate link, and you can get started right away.

What we love most about it, is you have the chance to make more money sharing this resource with your connections and networks than if we hired you to work for us for the day, or week, or even a month, if you’re super good. ;)

FYI: 50% is pretty rare for affiliate programs. Thought you’d like to know that.

We don’t want to limit your own creative ideas around this opportunity, so we’ll just toss out a few obvious approaches. (Just be sure to include your affiliate link, if you run with any or all of the following suggestions! We recommend creating a smart, customized link with a link shortener like Bit.ly, so you can make the link easier to read, paste, and share.):

  • Shoot out a personal email to contacts you think would be interested in a day’s worth of great content around social media, marketing, online branding, mobile apps, digital channels, content creation, etc.
  • Share on LinkedIn in personal notes, and/or with your LinkedIn Groups
  • Let your Facebook friends know about the event! Chances are you know more than a few biz owners, solopreneurs, mission-driven dynamos, and passionate professionals who would love to get their message, mission, vision, products, and/or services out to the world in smarter, better, faster, cheaper, and more effective ways.
  • Use Twitter to send a bunch of tweets about this award-winning social media, marketing, and success conference!
  • Are you comfortable in front of a video camera? Put the power of video to work for you! Make short, 1-minute vids about why folks should get a Digital Pass to the “A-Ha!” Social Biz Summit, and then be sure you direct them to find out more and register via your affiliate link. Quite compelling, indeed.

Seriously, though – if you’ve never attended this signature event, now in its fifth year, please know this: This conference is LOADED with hard-won advice, insights, and actionable recommendations from proven leaders and brand champions who serve hundreds of thousands of businesses and organizations around the world.

For every person you refer, you’re not only getting rewarded – you’re also giving them access to countless ways to expand their ideas, ventures, sales, reach, profits, audience…and POSSIBILITIES.

The Bottom Line

If you honestly and authentically share the value of this day’s worth of great content around social media strategies, resources, tips, and wisdom with your connections, in your own voice – ESPECIALLY if you’ve got a dose of marketing experience, passion, and savvy – this could be a really fantastic, money-making opportunity for you.

What do you think? Sound like a challenge? A no-brainer? An easy opportunity? A chance to shine? A way to make quick cash?

If this is speaking to you, go on over to the “A-Ha!” Summit site and get your affiliate link:

http://ahasummit.com/affiliates/

There are a bunch of banners and graphics for you to use there, as well as pre-written copy for emails, tweets, and social posts for Facebook, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest, and/or wherever you want to share. It’s all there for YOU to adapt at will, or just cut-n-paste, if you’re so inclined.

Oh, we hope you run with this opportunity and kick some butt. Our goal is to get the game-changing information and resources shared on this day out to as many trailblazers, small business owners, bold dreamers, daring doers, community leaders, big thinkers, and dedicated professionals as possible.

Let us know what you decide. Our fingers are crossed!

- Allen and Lani Voivod

Your Allies in Possibility at Epiphanies, Inc.

Founders of the “A-Ha!” Summits

 

Leap Into Possibility at the 2013 "A-Ha!" Social Business Summit!

Are you ready to take your game to the next level? Do you dream of catapulting your message, mission, and vision out to exactly the right people in exactly the right way? Have you wished there was a fun, easy, and dynamic way to ignite your growth, reach, and power with the tools and resources of today?

Well you’re in luck, because it’s officially time to “Leap Into Possibility!”

 

That’s the theme of the 5th annual “A-Ha!” Social Business Summit, our company’s award-winning social media marketing conference, strategically designed for entrepreneurs, trailblazers, brand champions, biz dynamos, mission-driven leaders, marketing innovators, and passionate professionals everywhere. Tickets for the live event are going fast. In fact, more than 25% of them are already gone after one little email sent just four days ago.

(Get your early bird ticket now, and you’ll save 40% off the full conference price!)

Here’s the 2013 “A-Ha!” Summit in a nutshell:

Think social media, video strategies, online branding, digital engagement, inbound marketing, search engine optimization, mobile integration, content creation, social storytelling, the value of what can’t be measured, and much more.

There’s a bigger vision here, too. Our goal, our deep, passionate intention, is to deliver just the right messages, just the right information and resources, to the “A-Ha!” Summit audience, whether you’re at the live event, livestreaming, or watching the on-demand videos weeks and months down the line. We want you to learn, expand, grow, and succeed with confidence and clarity.

We sincerely believe the more you feel empowered in your craft, career, or calling – by leading communities, launching products or services, connecting with clients and customers, building strong networks, expressing bold ideas, and/or exploring new frontiers – the better everyone’s lives (and bottom lines!) will be.

You can read up on details of this high-impact experience, watch a video from last year’s event, and register at: http://www.AhaSummit.com.

Our partners at Southern New Hampshire University will again be hosting the live event on November 15th, 2013, and you can either attend in person, or watch it online with a Digital Pass. In fact, your Digital Pass allows you to watch the Summit sessions whenever you want, for up to a full year after the conference.

  • Learn from industry leaders, brand experts, and marketing mavens who use their mojo to serve hundreds of thousands of clients around the globe.
  • Make powerful connections with game changers and driven professionals to open new doors of opportunity.
  • Expand your knowledge about what’s possible for you and your ventures in this Digital Age.
  • Get inspired, ignited – even blown away! – and invest in the success of your passions and pursuits.

November 15th is a day designed for YOU and the heights of your possibilities.

We look forward to an unforgettable adventure together.

Here’s to thinking big, and taking YOUR talents and vision to the next level,

@LaniVoivod and @AllenVoivod

Your Allies in Possibility at Epiphanies, Inc.

P.S. The worlds of communication, connection, and technology are changing, FAST. Your success, now and in the future, relies on your determination to learn, grow, and remain open to the tools and resources around you. Say “Yes!” to the 2013 “A-Ha!” Social Business Summit, and say “Yes!” to the ever-expanding possibilities of your strengths, life, and ventures. Please don’t miss out…And don’t miss the early bird pricing, either – 40% off the full conference price!

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Big thanks, as always, to the fabulous Partners, Sponsors, and Allies who help make this possible:

PARTNERS

Summit Partner: Southern New Hampshire University

Engagement Partner: Constant Contact

Brand Partner: Flock Marketing

Possibility Partner: Epiphanies, Inc.

SPONSORS

Founding Sponsor: NH Division of Economic Development

Print Media Sponsor: New Hampshire Business Review

Radio Sponsor: The New Hampshire Today Show with Jack Heath

ALLIES

Coffee Ally: Perk at Work

Do Good Ally: The Common Man

Shuttle Service Ally: Capital City Limousine

Inspiration Ally: KateLemay.com Art

Breakfast Ally: Women Inspiring Women

They all rock, and we highly encourage you to check out what they can do for your visions and ventures.

(While you’re down here…

 Do you know a company or organization that would benefit from more visibility and connection with a forward-thinking audience of entrepreneurs, business owners, community leaders, and passionate professionals? Please consider sharing the “A-Ha!” Summit Partner and Sponsorship opportunities with them. Thank you!)

Answer: They’re joining together with other familiar faces to rap about the “A-Ha!” Social Business Summit in their own strange, snarky, and just plain silly ways!

That’s right, some of the most legendary Internet memes have been corralled over at our sister site, the “A-Ha!” Summit Blog, thanks to a heady combination of MemeGenerator, Pinterest, Twitter, and Storify.

And yes, you too can go nuts with your own customized text on these images, if it fits in with your brand. The MemeGenerator engine is free, and most have helpful descriptions and examples for each of the memes, categorized by their popularity. You can easily replicate the tone, voice, and style of each one while putting your own spin on these eminently shareable images.

Warning: This can be addictive.

Here’s how we did it for the #AhaSummit Meme Experiment:

 

 

So, tell us – which is your favorite meme? One you see here, or another you stumbled across? Let us know in the comments!

It’s happening…it’s happening!!! After two weeks of private pre-sales to previous attendees, the 4th Annual “A-Ha!” Social Business Summit is now open to all. And we mean ALL. For the first time, the Summit will be available via livestream to a global audience, and afterward via on-demand video for in-person attendees and Digital Ticketholders. You’ll get the overview of the 2012 Summit here in the news release. To get the full scoop, please head over to the brand-spankin’ new “A-Ha!” Summit website!

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The social networking and discovery revolution has transformed every aspect of the business process. Sales, service and support. Recruitment and R&D. Collaborative partnerships, cross-platform promotions, customer experience, competitive intelligence, and crisis management. Social channels affect all of these key business functions – it’s not enough to think of these channels as “media” anymore. They are lifelines to staying competitive, relevant, and viable.

To help passionate professionals, entrepreneurs, and brand champions from around the world, Epiphanies, Inc. will host the 2012 “A-Ha!” Social Business Summit on Friday, November 16th, 2012. Produced in partnership with Southern New Hampshire University, the theme this year is “Discover. Align. EVOLVE.” The award-winning social media conference is open to national and global attendees for the first time via livestream and video on demand, as well as hundreds of in-person attendees at SNHU’s state-of-the-art Conference and Dining Center. Early-bird pricing is available for a limited time. For more details, and to register for or sponsor this event, go to http://www.AhaSummit.com.

Lani and Allen Voivod, Allies in Possibility at Epiphanies, Inc. and founders of the “A-Ha!” Summits, design and serve as emcees for the day-long event. Speakers, Panelists, and Livestream Hosts include business leaders, executives, managers, and directors from:

  • Constant Contact
  • Dyn, Inc.
  • Epiphanies, Inc.
  • Hubspot
  • Human Business Works
  • Meltwater Group
  • Flock Marketing
  • Flyte New Media
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Stay Work Play
  • The Common Man
  • The Moore Center
  • The Pulse Network

“This year’s speakers are tackling the most important social media topics of the coming year,” says Lani Voivod. “Mobile marketing, online branding, social networking, reputation management, Pinterest, social storytelling, and inbound marketing are all on tap.” Panel discussions explore “The Future of Digital Engagement,” and “Facebook Success Stories: Tales From the Social Trenches.”

New Partners Add to the “A-Ha!” Summit Experience

Southern New Hampshire UniversityFast Company’s “12th Most Innovative Company in the World” for 2012, is serving as Summit Partner for the conference. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Epiphanies, Inc. to bring this high level event to the New Hampshire business community, and to leaders, creators, and innovators worldwide,” said Steve Boucher, Director of Marketing and Communications at the university. “Social media mastery is a necessity for business success and this Summit will provide the skills and new ideas that lead to increased sales and customer engagement.”

Brand Partner Flock Marketing has completely revamped the online presence of the “A-Ha!” Summit, to empower connection opportunities for attendees. The new website and blog, Facebook Page, and Twitter account will publish onging updates about the Summit. Additionally, the Summit’s social channels will share new content to help businesses and organizations raise awareness, expand communities, build engagement, and increase revenues. Tips, resources, and news about digital marketing platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+ will be served up regularly, as well the latest on email marketing, online PR, mobile marketing, social storytelling, and inbound lead generation. To follow and join the “A-Ha!” Summit conversations on Twitter, #AhaSummit is the official hashtag of the conference.

To bring the Summit beyond New Hampshire’s borders to entrepreneurs, passionate professionals, trailblazers, and biz dynamos worldwide, The Pulse Network (TPN), a Boston-based firm specializing in Enterprise Social TV, has come forward as the Global Media Partner. TPN will produce the livestream broadcast of the Summit, conduct on-site interviews with Speakers and Panelists, and enhance the experience for virtual attendees with on-demand videos for all sessions and bonus content.

The NH Division of Economic Development, a Founding Sponsor of the event, continues to invest in the success of New Hampshire businesses making their mark in the regional, national, and global economy with their participation in this year’s Summit.

Continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments are included for live event attendees. For the third year in a row, popular singer/songwriter and self-proclaimed “Hooligan” Jim Tyrrell will be playing live music at the conference throughout the day. Digital Ticketholders get access to bonus video content on demand, in addition to the livestream and recording of all “A-Ha!” Summit Speaker and Panel sessions. To learn more, go to http://www.AhaSummit.com.

About Epiphanies, Inc.

Hailed as ”visionary” and ”two of the most creative thinkers in the industry” by the NH Division of Economic Development, Lani and Allen Voivod share powerful social marketing strategies through speaking, events, workshops, and their online channels. Their company, Epiphanies, Inc., engages leaders, inspires entrepreneurs, and helps redefine what’s possible for bold brands, innovative businesses, and mission-driven organizations. Connect with them at http://www.EpiphaniesInc.com.

[Hey party people! What follows is the official press release for this workshop, and it's so much fun to be working with the incredible Leslie Sturgeon, president and founder of Women Inspiring Women on this. Early bird registration ends 5/3, space is limited, and light refreshments will be served! Head on over to http://tinyurl.com/FacebookBizBooster to secure your spot.]

Facebook Business Booster from Epiphanies, Inc. and Women Inspiring WomenIf you’re using Facebook to promote your business or organization, keeping up with the changes can be a challenge. However, staying on top of the changes and opportunities is vital, since Facebook is expected to reach one billion users later this year.

As part of their ongoing commitment to help passionate professionals, entrepreneurs, bold brands and mission-driven organizations, Lani and Allen Voivod, co-owners and “Allies in Possibility” at Epiphanies Inc., will co-host with Women Inspiring Women a tightly-focused workshop about optimizing and maximizing Facebook for business.

The workshop, “Facebook Business Booster,” takes place Thursday, May 10, from 10:00am to 1:00pm, at the SERESC Conference Center in Bedford, NH. Space is limited, and light refreshments will be served. Register by Thursday 5/3 for early-bird rates at http://tinyurl.com/FacebookBizBooster.

“This is not an introductory or overview session – current experience with Facebook as a professional marketing platform is recommended,” says Allen Voivod. As for the structure of the workshop, Lani Voivod says, “In addition to networking and collaborative resource sharing, attendees will learn specific tools, tips, and strategies they can use to save time, boost visibility, make powerful connections, and ultimately, increase profits.”

The three sessions within the half-day workshop are:

**The Timeline Tell-All**

Facebook converted all Pages to the Timeline format on March 30th. The switch creates new opportunities for customization, promotion, and interaction. Facebook also has some very specific rules about how you can use Timeline to represent your business or organization. Learn how to make the most of this radical change to the way you interact with your Ideal Audience, including tricks for customizing tabs, optimizing your Wall to convert visitors to Likers, and more.

**Optimizing Your News Feed Visibility**

More than 99% of your Page’s Likers are liking, commenting, and sharing your posts from the Facebook News Feed – and not on your Page itself! What’s more, only a small percentage of your Likers actually see your posts in the News Feed – 7.5% or less. You’ll be guided through the elements of “EdgeRank” – the algorithm Facebook uses to decide which posts show up in people’s News Feeds – and how to optimize your Facebook content so you get seen more often by more people.

**Introduction to Advanced Facebook Topics**

Extend the potential of Facebook! 3rd-party applications let you integrate Facebook with other social media platforms, run contests and sweepstakes, add shopping carts for ecommerce, and much more. The advertising platform is more powerful than ever, and Facebook Insights (the analytics program) has changed as our understanding of the value of social media action, reaction, and interaction evolves. This session introduces the possibilities for your next level of Facebook mastery.

This half-day event is the second of nine workshops for Women Inspiring Women’s 2012 Entrepreneurial Series, sponsored this year by Centrix Bank. Reserve your spot for an enlightening workshop designed to deliver a powerful, practical, even serendipitous boost to your Facebook success.

About Women Inspiring Women
Women Inspiring Women (WIW) is NH’s largest organization for women’s empowerment, personal development, business resources, networking and a whole lot of fun! WIW President and Founder Leslie Sturgeon is a two-time recipient of citations from NH Governor John Lynch and commendations from the NH Senate for her vision with Women Inspiring Women. She is also the recipient of the NH Small Business Administration’s “Women in Business Champion” award and the “Outstanding Women in Business” award from New Hampshire Business Review. Learn more at http://www.wiwnh.com.

About Epiphanies, Inc.
Hailed as ”visionary” and ”two of the most creative thinkers in the industry” by the NH Division of Economic Development, Lani and Allen Voivod share powerful social marketing and success strategies through speaking, consulting, events, webinars, workshops, and their own online channels. Their company, Epiphanies, Inc., is in the business of engaging leaders, inspiring entrepreneurs, and redefining what’s possible for bold brands, innovative businesses, and mission-driven organizations in this dynamic, relationship-driven world. “A-Ha Yourself!” and connect at http://www.EpiphaniesInc.com.

[Hey, it's an "Official Press Release" alert! This next-level workshop series for Facebook 2.0 has been in the works for a while, and we're so honored and proud to be working with the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce. Special thanks to Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank for sponsoring this three-week, six-module event!]

Advanced Facebook Business Accelerator

Epiphanies, Inc., in partnership with the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank, will offer a series of next-level Facebook workshops designed for business owners, entrepreneurs, passionate professionals, and mission-driven organizations.

The “Advanced Facebook Business Accelerator” will be held on three consecutive Mondays, April 2nd, 9th, and 16th, from 5:30-7:30pm, at the Pease Public Library in Plymouth, NH. The fee to attend all three workshops is $40.  Seating is limited  to 30 participants. To register, go to http://aha.to/FBPlymouth.

“With 93% of Internet-connected American adults on Facebook – and that number is approximately 73% here in New Hampshire – every for-profit and non-profit organization will find a significant portion of their target audience on Facebook,” says Allen Voivod, co-owner of Epiphanies, Inc.

“Knowing how important it is for professionals to keep current with Facebook, our goal is to make the learning curve as smooth and swift as possible,” Voivod adds.

Six modules will be covered in-depth across the three workshop sessions:

  1. Advertising
  2. Analytics
  3. Promotions
  4. Applications
  5. Integration With Other Social Platforms
  6. Content Strategy

“We wanted to create an in-depth workshop on Facebook in the Plymouth area to really give business owners an understanding and technical experience using the medium,” says Kim Beardwood Smith, Business Development Officer at the Plymouth Chamber. “And thanks to Allen at Epiphanies and a generous sponsorship by Woodsville Guarantee Savings Bank, we’re pleased to offer this series of workshops to the business community.”

Remember, space is limited to a maximum of 30 participants. Go to http://aha.to/FBPlymouth to register, and make the bold decision to ramp up your Facebook learning curve.

About Epiphanies, Inc.

Hailed as ”visionary” and ”two of the most creative thinkers in the industry” by the NH Division of Economic Development, Lani and Allen Voivod share powerful social marketing and success strategies through speaking, events, webinars, workshops, and their own online channels. Their company, Epiphanies, Inc., is in the business of engaging leaders, inspiring entrepreneurs, and redefining what’s possible for bold brands, innovative businesses, and mission-driven organizations in this dynamic, relationship-driven world. To find out how they can help you boost visibility, community, competitive edge, memberships, and profits, connect with them in any or all of the ways that work for you, starting at http://www.EpiphaniesInc.com.

About the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce

The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce serves the business community by promoting the greater Plymouth area as a unique place to live, work and play, recognizing its business, social and economic opportunities. As the leading business organization in the region, we are creating new opportunities, collaborating with many regional and state organizations, and assisting with building a more comprehensive community. For more information, visit www.PlymouthNH.org.

About Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank

Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank is a New Hampshire state-chartered savings bank headquartered in Woodsville, with nine banking offices in the communities of Woodsville, Piermont, Lisbon, Littleton, Lancaster, Plymouth, and Franconia.  For more information, call 1-800-564-2735 or visit www.TheGuarantyBank.com.

[A little note before you begin: This is the press release for the event, which has just been distributed statewide and online, with all the details about this upcoming workshop. For a direct link to sign up immediately, head over to the payment page hosted at PayPal!]

Epiphanies, Inc. and YMCA of Greater BostonThree out of five adults in New Hampshire are on Facebook, the 800-million-member social networking powerhouse where the average user spends 55 minutes per day. YouTube is the world’s second most popular search engine. Google+ activity is now being used to create personalized search results. Twitter breaks news faster and more widely than any mainstream media outlet.

The options and opportunities for marketing and connectivity are evolving at light speed. Never before has it been so important to understand the power and economic impact of building and nurturing a strong, integrated online presence and social marketing strategy.

Determined to help mission-driven organizations, community leaders, entrepreneurs, and passionate professionals thrive in this ever-changing business climate, Gilford-based Epiphanies, Inc. is partnering with the YMCA of Greater Boston to present a three-hour workshop:

Igniting Your Social Marketing Matrix

How to Set Up, Optimize, and Unleash the Power of Social Media to Amplify Your Brand, Expand Your Audience, and Increase Your Profits

This fun, eye-opening, results-focused workshop takes place February 28th, 2012, from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the YMCA’s Todaro Leadership Center in Mirror Lake, New Hampshire. To learn more and register, go to http://www.epiphaniesinc.com/ignite-your-social-marketing-matrix.

Attendees will learn:

• The 3 essential attributes for any successful online brand presence

• The top social platforms for pumping up reach, SEO, and engagement

• 4 keys to building high-quality, targeted relationships in the social space

• How to rally allies and collaborators to spread your vision farther and wider

• 5 free tools for measuring social media performance

• Why some of the most important social brand-building tactics have nothing to do with your own online channels

• 7 quick and easy tips, tricks, and strategies for leveraging content, boosting visibility, and expanding your network, influence, and revenue-driving opportunities

“Social media marketing isn’t just about using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+, or whatever is being buzzed as the hot platform of the day,” says Allen Voivod, co-owner of Epiphanies, Inc. “It’s about creating energy, harnessing passion, and deepening relationships with the serendipitous power of amplifying channels and technologies.”

“As part of the largest non-profit community service organization in America, we’re excited to partner with Lani and Allen of Epiphanies to bring this kind of community-building information to businesses and organizations,” says Kate Lemay, Senior Program Director with the YMCA of Greater Boston. “We’re proud of the Todaro Leadership Center, and feel it’s a fantastic, state-of the-art facility for a wide variety of life events, workshops and educational programs.”

The cost of the workshop is $60. Space is limited, and light refreshments will be served. For more details and to register, click here!

About Epiphanies, Inc.

Hailed as ”visionary” and ”two of the most creative thinkers in the industry” by the NH Division of Economic Development, Lani and Allen Voivod share powerful social marketing and success strategies through speaking, events, webinars, workshops, and their own online channels. Their company, Epiphanies, Inc., is in the business of engaging leaders, inspiring entrepreneurs, and redefining what’s possible for bold brands, innovative businesses, and mission-driven organizations in this dynamic, relationship-driven world. To find out how they can help you boost visibility, community, competitive edge, memberships, and profits, connect with them in any or all of the ways that work for you, starting at http://www.EpiphaniesInc.com.

About the YMCA of Greater Boston

Founded in 1851 as America’s first Y, the YMCA of Greater Boston has strengthened the Greater Boston community through a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. As the community’s leading nonprofit, we are dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving our community’s health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support our neighbors. Each year the YMCA enables more than 100,000 youth, adults, and seniors to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. For more information, visit http://www.ymcaboston.org.

About the Todaro Leadership Center

Built in 2006 and nestled in the woods next to Lake Winnipesaukee in beautiful Mirror Lake, New Hampshire, the Todaro Leadership Center is the YMCA of Greater Boston’s newest and only winterized facility. It is used for many events throughout the year such as: Business and school leadership trainings, weddings, birthdays, retirement and holiday parties, dances, wedding and baby showers, classes and a variety of other functions. To find out more about this state of the art facility and to book your next event, visit www.BostonYCamps.org.

2011 #AhaNH Partner, Panelist, and Success Team Spotlight

It’s ON.

In less than 24 hours,  the 3rd Annual “A-Ha!” NH Social Media Business Summit will be off to the races. More than 175 people will be driving to Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, NH from all over the Granite State, plus a few fine professionals from Massachusetts, Vermont, and Maine, too.

For the third year in a row, we are proud and grateful to deliver this one-of-a-kind event in partnership with The NH Division of Economic Development.

The truth is, we are overflowing with gratitude, excitement, and anticipation for what’s to come.

For now, though, we want to share the one resource that means the most to us personally. Sure, it looks like just another bit of Official Event Handout-y Stuff. Technically, it’s a list of the friends, collaborators, partners, and professionals who worked with us to make this year’s event as potent as possible.

To us, it’s a surreal mastermind suite of hopes, dreams, experience, passion, creativity, and possibility. The people, businesses, and organizations inside the pages of the “Partners, Speakers, and Success Team Spotlight” packet you see above are top-notch DYNAMOS. Over the course of the last many weeks (and in some cases, months!), these incredible and talented professionals said “Yes!” time and time again. They contributed time, countless years of insight and experience, and true-blue positive energy that makes this world a better place.

More than that, they’ve spent their lives doing the day-to-day work – sometimes thankless, tedious, and tiring – honing their talents, nurturing their ideas, and becoming the best versions of themselves.

We love, respect, and appreciate these extraordinary visionaries, renegades, and firestarters. They are:

  • Abby Fichtner (Microsoft)
  • Lou Bortone (LouBortone.com)
  • Steve Boucher (NH Division of Economic Development)
  • Nancy Clark (Glen Group)
  • Walter Elly (V2 Strategic Advisors)
  • Dan Freund (Kinney Hill)
  • Michelle Goodearl (Michelle Goodearl Photography)
  • Janine Page (Laconia Skate Escape)
  • Ric Pratte (Meltwater Group)
  • Corissa St. Laurent (Constant Contact)
  • Kevin Skarritt (Flock Marketing)
  • Leslie Sturgeon (Women Inspiring Women)
  • Jim Tyrrell (JimTyrrell.net)

Seriously, these folks are EXTRAORDINARY, and we are so very lucky to know them and collaborate with them!
Check out this Spotlight resource. Cruise it, share it, and please support these wonderful professionals any and every chance you get. Follow them on Twitter, “like” their business Pages on Facebook, and hire them if and when the need strikes. They’re fantastic.

In addition to the folks listed above, we are also humbled and psyched to say there were more than a dozen thought leaders, trailblazers, and passionate entrepreneurs who are contributing to the energy and spirit of the day via videos they previously recorded with us and for you. All of these people are folks we greatly respect, admire, and appreciate, and we can’t thank them enough for taking the time to share their favorite insights and strategies with #AhaNH attendees, and ultimately, our social community.

They are:

  • Paul Boynton (CEO, The Moore Center; Author, Begin With Yes)
  • Chris Brogan (President, Human Business Works; Co-Author, Trust Agents)
  • C.C. Chapman (Founder, Digital Dads; Co-Author, Content Rules)
  • Jason Falls (Co-Author and Editor, Social Media Explorer; Co-Author, No Bull**** Social Media)
  • Laura Fitton (Inbound Marketing Evangelist, Hubspot; Founder of oneforty.com and Co-Author of Twitter for Dummies)
  • Tim Hayden (CMO, 44 Doors)
  • Jeremy Hitchcock (CEO, Dyn)
  • Nate Lindquist (President, Innerspire)
  • Jeremiah Owyang (Industry Analyst, Altimeter Group)
  • Chris Penn (Director of Strategy and Innovation, WhatCounts)
  • Mari Smith (Social Media Leader, Author, The New Relationship Marketing)
  • Lane Sutton (Social Media Strategist)

Thanks, one and all!

"A-Ha!" NH Social Media Business SummitIt’s our honor and privilege to announce the titles and topics of the presentations you’ll see from the fabulous Featured Speakers at the 3rd Annual “A-Ha!” NH Social Media Business Summit.

If you’ve been on the fence about attending, this may be just what you need to say “Yes” – and just in time, too! The early-bird 50% off rate ends tomorrow, 10/14 at 11:55pm Eastern – get your tickets now, before the price goes up.

Without further ado, here’s the scoop:

Abby Fichtner, Development Evangelist for Startups at Microsoft

“Follow Your Own Path”

Keynote speaker Abby Fichtner, Evangelist for Startups at Microsoft (that’s her at left!)

Let’s Get Engaged! The Dream Wedding of Online Video and Social Media”

Online visibility expert Lou Bortone

The No Bull Pursuit of Creativity in Business Blogging”

Steve Boucher, NH DED Communications & Legislative Director

The Art of Fearless Storytelling”

Nancy Clark, President and Owner Girl of Glen Group

Featured speakers at the 2011 "A-Ha!" NH Social Media Business SummitSocial Media in Strange Places”

Walter Elly of V2 Strategic Advisors

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: The Business Impact of Social Consumers”

Meltwater Buzz Director Ric Pratte

Wonder Twin Powers…Activate! The Email and Social Media Super Duo”

Corissa St. Laurent of Constant Contact

“Under the Influence: The New Social VIPs and Their Power Over Your Future”

Kevin Skarritt, CEO of Flock Marketing

Blip, Spurt, Dash: How to ‘A-Ha!’ Yourself and Your Biz With the Social Web”

Lani Voivod, Co-owner of Epiphanies, Inc.

Succeed in the Social Realm, You Will: 7 Jedi Strategies for Mastering the Social Media Force”

Allen Voivod, Co-owner of Epiphanies, Inc.

PSNH, "A-Ha!" NH Social Media Business Summit "Power Lunch" SponsorProduced in partnership with the NH Division of Economic Development for the third year in a row, the Summit will also feature a “Power Lunch” in partnership with Public Service of NH. During lunch at the Summit, the Featured Speakers will be sitting at different tables throughout the conference room for table talks – small group sessions where you can ask questions about their specific areas of expertise.

It’s a day to generate ideas, spark conversations, tune into the energy of the almighty “A-Ha!”, and ignite positive, purpose-fueled ACTION. It’s going to help you raise your marketing and success game overall, and raise your team and your business up with you.

Creating this event for you is how we share the best we have to give, and we hope you’ll take advantage of the Summit – and the 50% off rate, too! – by this Friday, 10/14, at 11:55pm Eastern time. (Even at the full price, it’s still a steal.) Sign up now at http://ahanh11.eventbrite.com.

We can’t wait to see you there!

"A-Ha!" NH Social Media Business Summit

The word is in and the pace of change in social media has now eclipsed the speed of light. With Google+ on the scene, Facebook has responded to the pressure by rolling out powerful new features to stay competitive. What’s more, Facebook announced even more changes to their platform at the huge annual “f8″ Conference.

To help New Hampshire-based professionals get focused, spark conversations, tune into the energy of the almighty “A-Ha!”, and ignite positive, purpose-fueled action on the Social Web, Epiphanies, Inc., in coordination with the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development, will host the 3rd Annual “A-Ha!” NH Social Media Business Summit on Thursday, October 27th, 2011 at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, NH.

Early-bird pricing is open for a limited time. For more details and to register, go to http://www.AhaNH.com.

“Social media is no longer an option for businesses and organizations,” said New Hampshire Division of Economic Development Interim Director Chris Way. “The business case has been made that these tools are just as necessary as traditional marketing methods – and in most cases even more effective. Our own ‘No Bull’ Business Blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and SlideShare channels have been terrific for our visibility, and we’re proud to partner with Epiphanies on this signature event for the third year in a row.”

Lani and Allen Voivod, co-owners of Epiphanies Inc. and co-founders of the “A-Ha!” NH Social Media Business Summit, will again design and deliver the Summit, and serve as featured speakers for the day-long event. Other speakers at the Summit include:

Abby Fichtner (Keynote), Evangelist for Startups at Microsoft and a highly regarding blogger in the Agile development field. “I have the most excellent job of getting to help startups build out the next generation of software,” she says. “I’m extremely passionate about how we can develop better software and am always seeking new ways to share knowledge with the community.”

Lou Bortone, online visibility expert and YouTube video pro with more than 20 years under his belt as a marketing and branding executive with national media including Fox, E! Entertainment Television, The Family Channel and NBC.

Steve Boucher, Communications and Legislative Director for the NH Division of Economic Development, whose “No Bull Business Blog” was rated “Best in Show” and “Excellent” over the last two years by the nine-state Northeast Economic Developers Association.

Nancy Clark, Chief Strategist and President of Glen Group, a “fearlessly creative” and award-winning NH ad agency based in North Conway. Nancy is often nicknamed the “Owner Girl” at “New Hampshire’s Best Agency with Big Ideas.”

Walter Elly, consultant with V2 Strategic Advisors; former senior director of emerging technology at MicroArts Creative Agency; and co-founder/co-director of Foursquare Day in Portsmouth.

Ric Pratte, Director of the Meltwater Buzz Social CRM platform for The Meltwater Group, a global reputation management firm with 800+ employees in 55 offices on six continents (including one in Bedford, NH).

Corissa St. Laurent, Regional Development Director for Constant Contact, the undisputed leader of Engagement Marketing™ for hundreds of thousands of small businesses around the world.

Kevin Skarritt, serial entrepreneur, founder of Flock Marketing, and Communications Director for Michigan CHI, the Michigan Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction.

“This is NOT a ’101′ training-type event, though it’s definitely suitable for both newbies and experienced users, too,” adds Lani Voivod. “While there will be countless and specific tactics and strategies shared throughout the day by our featured speakers and many other New Hampshire business leaders and new media trailblazers, the Summit will showcase what’s happening and what’s possible in the social space throughout the Granite State and the world at large.”

Continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments are included for all attendees. In addition, popular NH singer/songwriter Jim Tyrrell will make an encore appearance at this year’s Summit, playing great music throughout the day. A networking reception, door prizes, Segway demonstrations, and (conditions pending) a demonstration of the longest zip line in the continental U.S. are also in store.

Space is limited, and the previous two Summits sold out weeks in advance. To learn more, and get 50% off tickets by the early-bird deadline, go to http://www.AhaNH.com.

About Epiphanies, Inc.
Hailed as ”visionary” and ”two of the most creative thinkers in the industry” by the NH Division of Economic Development, Lani and Allen Voivod share powerful social marketing and success strategies through speaking, events, webinars, workshops, and their own online channels. Their company, Epiphanies, Inc., is in the business of engaging leaders, inspiring entrepreneurs, and redefining what’s possible for bold brands, innovative businesses, and mission-driven organizations in this dynamic, relationship-driven world. To find out how they can help you boost visibility, community, competitive edge, memberships, and profits, connect with them in any or all of the ways that work for you, starting at http://www.EpiphaniesInc.com.

About the NH Division of Economic Development
The New Hampshire Division of Economic Development, comprised of the New Hampshire Business Resource Center and the International Trade Resource Center, offers resources to enhance the economic activities of the state through business attraction outreach, in-state business expansion efforts, and facilitation of government and international sales. To find out more about why New Hampshire’s low business tax burden and sales and income-tax free tradition makes it the “Most Livable State” in the nation, visit http://www.NHEconomy.com, check out their “No Bull Business Blog” at http://blog.NHEconomy.com, and stay connected to NH Economy’s opportunities, grants, and news on Facebook at http://Facebook.com/NoBullBusiness.