For the last two years I have had the honor of speaking at the #140 Character Conference held in Des Moines, Iowa. It’s a tremendous, national series of events that originated with Jeff Pulver ( @JeffPulver ) as a call-to-action for the Twitter and social media community as a whole. With great PR and some passionate participants, the event has turned into one of the most prolific social media events in the nation (maybe the world).

So, on April 23rd, a couple hundred of our close Des Moines social media friends as well as some connected through the wonders of technology, gathered to explore “The State Of Now” at the 2012 140 Character Conference Des Moines!

As a marketing and branding professional, I love to create passion with my words, but I was in for a treat on this day.  We had speakers make connections professionally and personally throughout the whole day. As I watched the event roll via Ustream, I was thrilled and honored to be included in this event. For some, it was educational. For some it was entertaining. For most, it was a day of passionate sharing that they’ll never forget.

Some of my favorite speakers include (click to see their video on YouStream):

Michael Libbie, Speaking on Marketing & Social Media ROI (EYE-OPENING) ( Find him on Twitter @MichaelLibbie )

Laura Wynn, Speaking on Bullying through Social Media (HEART-WRENCHING) ( Find her on Twitter @LauraWynn )

Angela Maiers, Speaking on #YouMatter and Education (POWERFUL) ( Find her on Twitter @AngelaMaiers )

Ben Smith, Speaking on the Social connection and the tremendous experienced he’s had in his “New Home.” (MAKES ME PROUD TO LIVE HERE) ( Find him on Twitter @BenASmith )

While I’ve linked to four of the presentations I liked, PLEASE go to the UStream channel and watch others. You’re going to be amazed!

And for those that know me and know about TRUE Branding: Here, in a neat 10-minute nutshell is how TRUE Branding can change your life and your business for ever!

If you’d like to read more about TRUE Branding, click the link here –>  TRUE BRANDING!

Thanks so much to Deb During ( @DebWorks ) for allowing me to experience the event.  I look forward to future ones!

Keep Cooking!
Andrew B. Clark
The Brand Chef