Panel discussion and mentor sessions

I thought I’d let all our readers know about a couple events I’ll be involved with at IBMA next week.

On Tuesday the 26th from 10 to 11:45 I’ll be a panelist at a discussion entitled Internet Promotions: MySpace and Beyond! The focus of the panel is on maximizing your efforts at online promotion. We’ll talk about MySpace obviously, and also give you some pointers and tips for other things you can do to promote you business/band online. It should be a good discussion, one at which I’m sure I’ll learn some valuable things. The other people on the panel are Scott Rouse, John Gusty, David Gales and Jane Grimes (the moderator).

Then on Wednesday the 27th from 4-6 p.m. I’ll be doing mentor sessions on the topic of Bluegrass Podcasts & Internet Promotions. I’m not sure how much we’ll get into podcasts on Tuesday, but we can talk about it on Wednesday if anyone is interested.

The mentor sessions are a little different from the panel discussion in that I’ll be the only one involved in this topic and the mentor sessions are one-on-one 20 minute meetings where I can try and help you with your podcast or online promotions. I’ll have my laptop with me at the session although I’m not sure if I’ll have access to an internet connection in that room. There are also a bunch of other great topics you can choose from for mentor sessions. All of them are being led by great people with a lot of wisdom to share. This is an opportunity you should really take advantage of if you’re attending IBMA.

I did the mentor sessions last year as well and they were a lot of fun. I got to meet some wonderful people and really enjoyed it. If you’re interested there will be a sign up sheet in the foyer outside the ballroom (just down the hall from the registration area) starting Tuesday morning, September 26th, at 8 AM. There are only 9 time slots available so sign up early!