October 14, 2013 

About the 2013 SORMAG Online Conference

Today LaShaunda Hoffman, founder of SORMAG, is here to tell us about the SORMAG Online Conference, which will be starting November 1st, less than three weeks from now.  Take it away, LaShaunda!
I would like to thank Bettye for hosting me today.  

My name is LaShaunda C. Hoffman and I’m hosting the SORMAG’s Online Conference...the one conference you don’t have to leave your home to attend.  I'd like to take this opportunity to answer a few FAQ's, so read on...

Question #1:  What is an online conference?

I created the first online conference in 1999.  I wanted to attend a live conference but I didn’t have the funds or the vacation time to attend one.  I met a woman who hosted an organization online conference and she shared how she organized it.  I took her suggestions and created the first conference.  This year’s conference will be a lot different from that first one because we've evolved over the years.

The conference is similar to a live conference the difference, being you’re online instead of in person. This conference is 24/7 which means you can stop by the blog or fan page any time of the day to participate.  The phone panels are the only times you have a set time to attend.

You get the workshops on craft, business and marketing.

You have panel discussions you can participate in.

You get to meet new people.

You win prizes.

You get a goody bag.

You can buy books.

The best part about this conference is you have the luxury of doing all of this in front of your computer and it’s all free.

Have I convinced you to register?  Check out our agenda, and at the end take a moment to register.


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Question #2:  What was the last conference you attended?

If you answer the question or leave a comment, you have a chance to win the following:

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Visit the following blogs for the next questions for chance to win.

Invite to SORMAG’s online conference?
 10/11 Simply Said Reading Accessories - http://www.simply-said.net/

What is an online conference? 
10/14 Bettye Griffin - http://www.chew-the-fat-with-bettye.blogspot.com/

How can you participate in an online conference? 
10/15 Maxine Thompson - http://maxinethompsonbooks.com/blog/

What happens on the 1st Day of the conference? 
10/16 Unoma S. Nwankwor - http://unomanwankwor.com  

What happens on the 2nd Day of the conference?
10/17 Makasha Dorsey - http://MakashaDorsey.com

What happens on the 3rd Day of the conference?
10/18 Dorcas Graham - http://dorcasgraham.com

What are the goals of the SORMAG’s online conference?
10/21 Deatri King Bey - http://deatrikingbey.com/

Tips to have a good experience at an online conference 
1.  Check the agenda and attend the workshops that will interest you 
10/22 Renee Williams – http://allthebuzzreviews.com

Tips to have a good experience at an online conference 
2.     Participate, don’t be a lurker 
10/23 Shelia Goss – http://www.sheliagoss.com/blog

Tips to have a good experience at an online conference 
3.     Meet new people, introduce yourself 
10/24 Patricia Woodside - http://readinnwritin.blogspot.com/

Last Day to register for SORMAG’s Online Conference 
10/25 Lori Soard - http://crabbyhousewife.com/

SORMAG’s Online Conference – Nov 1-3 
10/31 See Ya On The Net – http://lashaunda.blogspot.com

Thanks for taking the time to read my post.  If anyone has a question for me feel free to leave a comment.  I will be checking back throughout the day to answer them.  Hope to see you at the conference.  LCH
Thanks, LaShaunda!  Now, if you haven't yet registered for this free conference, I hope you will!  


LaShaunda said...


Thank you for hosting us today. We appreciate you.

Sharon Cunningham Cooper said...

I have wanted to attend Sormag's onlineconference, but again, I have a scheduling conflict. Hopefully I'll be able to catch the next one! All the best to you!

LaShaunda said...

Thanks for stopping by Sharon. You can read the blog posts later.

J.L. Campbell said...

Are persons outside of the United States welcome to participate? I note that the required address field only has options for the US and Canada.

LaShaunda said...

Thanks for stopping by JL. You are welcome to participate. You don't have to live in the US or Canada to participate.

Due to higher postage prizes that are mailed are for those registered in the US. However you are eligible for prizes that are sent through email.

Look forward to seeing you at the conference.