that’s right… PLATFORM SPEAKERS!!!! Can you believe that?! HOW FLIPPING EXCITING!
Yes yes yes, we’re speaking in Vegas 😀 And this time… not at a tradeshow booth… THIS time… we’re speaking ON A STAGE! I gotta tell you, we’re incredibly honored and… well… I’m a bit nervous…
(us speaking at the mpixpro tradeshow booth in 2010)
Okay, let me slowwww down. Many of you have heard me talk about WPPI… but what exactly IS that?! Well, it stands for Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. And every year, for the past 31 years, they hold a tradeshow and convention in Las Vegas. It also happens to be the largest tradeshow and organization in the world for wedding and portrait photographers. There are thousands of people who go every year… last year there were a record number of photographers (nearly 15,000)…
We were thrilled to speak at the tradeshow last year… but when mpixpro asked to sponsor us as platform speakers this year… I poopied in my pants. Okay, that’s a lie… I didn’t do that… that’d be wayyyy gross. Why do I even say things like that?! I’m weird. Anyhow…
And what are we speaking about?! Well, if you read the WPPI blurb about our talk it says:
“bobbi+mike discuss what they consider to be the root of their success – finding a balance between professionalism and down-to-earth relationships. From the first call to delivery of the album, learn why technical skills need to be complemented by building rapport with couples. Come hear how bobbi+mike photograph who people really are.”
Oh, and I should mention… we’re listed under the “motivational” category. We don’t really know what that means 100%. After Mike saw that we were listed there, he considered wearing the money suit from this infomercial… because who’s more motivating than THAT guy?! 😀
We’re really excited… and honored… and as I mentioned earlier, I’m nervous. I mean, I’m not the most eloquent speaker. I talk fast and I’m a little ADD (okay, a lot ADD… it’s a good thing that I have Mike to keep me on track!) 🙂 We do however speak genuinely, passionately, and energetically.
So, if you’d like to come hear us…. set your alarm on Monday because we’re scheduled for 8am that morning (February 21). Yeah you heard me right… Monday at 8am… maybe we are motivational. I mean, you have to be pretty motivated to get up that early the day after you get to Las Vegas! 😉
And I should mention… WPPI is doing something this year that they’ve never done before… an “early admission and guaranteed seats for your favorite Platform classes” system. 🙂 If you dig us and want to come… here’s the link.
I HIGHLY suggest you go there and sign up for all of your favorite speakers right now. Trust me, I’ve been there… waiting in line forever… only for the room to fill up before I can get in. This is a very welcome change for the convention and I’m a big fan of the idea 🙂
I hope to meet MANY of you there!
Much love friends 😀
~bobbi+mike ❗ + ❓
…and just because I love this photo of us… a little blog entry bonus 😀
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PS. there’s an article in the January issue of RangeFinder Magazine about us and what we’re speaking about… pages 28-38. I’ll be writing more about that next week 😀