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Etsy Success Symposium

Feb 7, 2011

by daniellexo

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Update: If you missed the 2011 Etsy Success Symposium, scroll down to view some of the sessions recorded via Livestream. If you’re looking for more information about the Etsy Success Symposium happening on March 30, 2012, go here.

On February 8, 2011, here at the Etsy Labs in DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York, we’re holding a day of workshops for Etsy sellers and we hope you can join us. We’ve programmed the symposium to be the perfect end to 2011’s Shop Makeover series. If you can’t join us, don’t fret, this full day of workshops for creative entrepreneurs will broadcast live to the entire Etsy community.

Webcast Info: For those of you who can’t make it in person, we’ll be broadcasting via Livestream (instead of the Virtual Labs). You can check out the line up and view the workshops right on Etsy’s Livestream Channel. Or go to the Community page right here on Etsy where we’ve embedded the player and accompanying chat. To tune in, just press the play button on the video feed.

Our mission is to inspire and educate small business owners — Etsy sellers in particular — to take their company to the next level. We hope to connect attendees with motivating guest speakers while meeting and supporting one another. Prepare to find a new passion for your Etsy business, bolstered by support from fellow entrepreneurs, Etsy Admin and creative professionals in your community.

Want to know who’ll be there? Here’s a list of some of the guests we’ve invited to inspire you:

Vanessa Bertozzi | @vanessabertozzi
Workshop: Beyond the Comfort Zone: Presenting Yourself Professionally

One of Etsy’s first Admin, Vanessa Bertozzi is the Director of Community and Education at Etsy. Previously she was the Editorial Director, running the Etsy Blog. In the early days, she did a mix of grassroots PR and marketing and community outreach. Her background is in new media and documentary filmmaking.

Dave Brown | @Etsy
Workshop: I’m Tweeting This: Confessions From a Social Media Junkie
Dave lives in a world of 140 characters, Facebook Likes and Foursquare check-ins. He’s Etsy’s Social Media Specialist but he’s also an author, record label owner, blogger and avid hi-fiver. He’s worked with Zappos, TOMS and Ford but dancing with with Bjork in Iceland and living by the motto, “Love your work, work your love,” are what he’s most proud of.

 

April Bowles-Olin | @blacksburgbelle
Workshop: Attract Your Target Market — You’re Not Walmart
April helps creative entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality through her website, Blacksburg Belle, where she writes about marketing, blogging and increasing business success. She uses her expertise in psychology to help creatives reach their goals, take charge of their inner critic, and build businesses around their dream lifestyles.

download Worksheet #1

download Workshop #2

 

Sarah Feingold | @sarahfeingold
Workshop: Insider Secrets to Copyright and Intellectual Property
Sarah Feingold, Esq., a former legal journalist and corporate attorney, currently serves as general counsel for Etsy. Sarah is passionate about sharing information to help artists protect their intellectual property rights. Sarah is also a jeweler with her own business, Feingold Jewelry. Fun fact: Sarah was surprised with a Ring Pop during her wedding ceremony.

 

Noah Scalin | @NoahScalin
Workshop: Generating Creative Energy
Noah is an artist/activist and creator of the award-winning daily art project Skull-a-Day. Noah founded an internationally recognized, socially conscious design and consulting firm and teaches socially conscious design at VCU. His latest book, 365: A Daily Creativity Journal, is designed to help people reap the benefits of making a daily project.

Lorrie Veasey | @LorrieMud
Workshop: The Greedy Crafter: Getting What You Want
Lorrie and her husband opened a retail shop in 1995 and was an integral part of what later became the “Paint Your Own Pottery” craze on the East Coast. Our Name Is Mud is now a national company and she continues to design for the brand. Lorrie is also the originator and curator of Tiles for America, the only remaining spontaneous memorial to the events of 9/11 that still exists today.

Download Lorrie’s PDF file.

Michelle Ward | @WhenIGroUpCoach
Workshop: Ascertaining Your Awesomeness & Articulating It 
With a dose of empathy, a shot of butt-kickin’, a wagon full of enthusiasm and a crapload of inspiration, Michelle has helped over 100 clients turn their grown-up skills and values into a passionate career. She can be found coaching at Whenigrowupcoach.com and encouraging everyone to claim their uniquity via The Declaration of You.

 Download Michelle’s presentation as a PDF.

Download her Manifesto worksheet.

Download Come Out, Come Out, Etsy worksheet.


Steven Zelin | @thesingingcpa
Workshop: Intro to Bookkeeping for Creative Entrepreneurs 
Steven (a.k.a. the Singing CPA) writes and performs funny songs about accounting, and he’s been a certified public accountant for over 10 years. He is the president of The Lowe Bureau, a company which provides bookkeeping and business management services to creative individuals and small businesses.

 

Amanda Hirsch | @amanda_hirsch
Workshop: What the Creative Business Owner Can Learn from Improv 
Amanda Hirsch is a storyteller and an evangelist for improv, yoga and dark chocolate (aka nectar of the gods). She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, Jordan, their dog, Cosmo, and a lot of people with mustaches. See also: naps.

 

Keynote Speaker: Nancy Soriano
Passionate about handmade and lifestyle, Nancy is a creative thinker and collaborator. Nancy was the editor in chief of Country Living Magazine for 10 years where she built the magazine into a multi-platform brand to include branded books, events, home furnishings, special interest publications, broadcast, and digital. She
then went on to co-found, The Creative Connection Event, a 3-day conference/event that brings together, into one venue, creative women and women entrepreneurs in the handmade, and food communities along with social media classes, business panels, and creative hands-on workshops. Nancy is also the Community Leader|Publishing Director for Craft @ F+W Media.

We’ll have a few more surprise guests, gifts from our lovely sponsors, a delicious and healthy Eatsy breakfast and lunch and will end the day with mingling, drinks and a swap sponsored by Swap-bot.  Exciting! Hope to see you there.

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222 comments

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 6 years ago

    Sounds great!

  • janellehaskin

    janellehaskin said 6 years ago

    marvelous! Thank you! :)

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions said 6 years ago

    Wish I could be there!

  • LittleBatch

    LittleBatch said 6 years ago

    Coooooooool.

  • rosyposydesigns

    rosyposydesigns said 6 years ago

    Thank you for all of the tools you give us to help us be successful. Looking forward to this via the broadcast.

  • studiopainters

    studiopainters said 6 years ago

    thank you.

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 6 years ago

    thanks!

  • neonmorgan Admin

    neonmorgan said 6 years ago

    Can't wait for this!

  • gigantour

    gigantour said 6 years ago

    will be there on-line

  • squeakydingo

    squeakydingo said 6 years ago

    oh, i am so there, off to get a ticket....

  • BingoBox

    BingoBox said 6 years ago

    Sounds awesome - great roster of speakers !

  • RubyBeets

    RubyBeets said 6 years ago

    Yippie for a live broadcast!

  • rakshniyavintage

    rakshniyavintage said 6 years ago

    ah that sound awesome -I hope I can't make it to some

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 6 years ago

    Oh wow. I'm already hooked! Can't wait, thanks so much Etsy!

  • myzoetrope

    myzoetrope said 6 years ago

    Hey, this is awesome!

  • Avarae17

    Avarae17 said 6 years ago

    Link with Uk please! Sounds great!

  • tennyoceres

    tennyoceres said 6 years ago

    Holy smokes that sounds like a great convention. I hope this goes national. I would love to see something like this in California.

  • amyawalters

    amyawalters said 6 years ago

    oh this sounds great. will the talks be available afterwards? i can't sit by my computer that day!

  • Studio30Baby

    Studio30Baby said 6 years ago

    Just bought my ticket! So excited!

  • jascamille

    jascamille said 6 years ago

    This sounds really interesting. I hope I can make it!

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 6 years ago

    Can't wait to see it!

  • monkeyandsquirrel

    monkeyandsquirrel said 6 years ago

    marking my calendar for sure!!!

  • Oldylocks

    Oldylocks said 6 years ago

    this is great!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 6 years ago

    marking my calender and stalking airfares to nyc...a road trip could just happen for mr pete and myself.

  • GeeZees

    GeeZees said 6 years ago

    Sounds like fun! Wish i could be there :)

  • cherryandviolet

    cherryandviolet said 6 years ago

    I'll be sure to check out the live broadcast!

  • junkyardglitter

    junkyardglitter said 6 years ago

    I am excited to hear what April says. That sounds interesting.

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 6 years ago

    We're going to do our best to make as many of the talks available to the community after the symposium. Good question!

  • AZCreativeStudio

    AZCreativeStudio said 6 years ago

    So sad I can not be there!

  • bedbuggs

    bedbuggs said 6 years ago

    Sounds like loads of fun! ;)

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 6 years ago

    Great !!!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    sounds great, looking forward to finding out more!

  • erinelizabeth

    erinelizabeth said 6 years ago

    Oooh, sounds like a good excuse for a road trip! Very exciting...

  • hoganfe

    hoganfe said 6 years ago

    The symposium is a great idea and the community talks will be an additional benefit-can't wait!

  • whiteberry

    whiteberry said 6 years ago

    This is great, thanks for all the help!

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 6 years ago

    This sounds exciting... and it's great that it will be live for those of us that can't be there in person. Thank you, Danielle!

  • silkoak

    silkoak said 6 years ago

    Just bought our tickets. What a great idea! Can't wait. Thanks.

  • recombobulated

    recombobulated said 6 years ago

    Will be a fun day!

  • WoodPigeon

    WoodPigeon said 6 years ago

    Ok I want to go! This is a great idea!

  • remodernseries

    remodernseries said 6 years ago

    this sound fantastic. :D

  • TheCaramelJar

    TheCaramelJar said 6 years ago

    Just bought my ticket! :)

  • AnnieHowes

    AnnieHowes said 6 years ago

    Wow! That's just around the corner.

  • HouseOfMoss

    HouseOfMoss said 6 years ago

    Thanks Etsy! You have been so actively, consistently helpful in educating us about the business aspect of crafting.

  • CrayonHall

    CrayonHall said 6 years ago

    Very cool!

  • cjBlue

    cjBlue said 6 years ago

    WOW! Looks like a wonderful informative time!!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 6 years ago

    looking forward to it

  • pinkquartzminerals

    pinkquartzminerals said 6 years ago

    Really short notice, hope next time you will let us know a couple months out.

  • BellaPuzzlesToo

    BellaPuzzlesToo said 6 years ago

    Can't wait to see how you share the workshops with those of us who can't attend. Wish I could go!

  • KiwiStudioJewelry

    KiwiStudioJewelry said 6 years ago

    Agree with BellaPuzzles, how can you share the workshops for those that don't live in the area but would love to learn more~

  • carolforsyth

    carolforsyth said 6 years ago

    Wish I could attend, but look forward to the info.

  • frommylifetoyours

    frommylifetoyours said 6 years ago

    can't wait to hear how it works out. Wish I could be there.

  • daydreamjewels

    daydreamjewels said 6 years ago

    Sounds awesome!!!

  • KimsCraftyApple

    KimsCraftyApple said 6 years ago

    looks great!

  • amyawalters

    amyawalters said 6 years ago

    @daniellexo thank you, great to hear! wish i could be in bk for this!

  • Bellafie

    Bellafie said 6 years ago

    Too bad!! I live in the Netherlands!! I want to come :( but it's to far!!

  • Alfonzi

    Alfonzi said 6 years ago

    Yay! So excited to meet some more sellers, don't mind me as i hang over you and ask you tons of questions :)

  • JPATPURSES

    JPATPURSES said 6 years ago

    Geez, why such the late notice! Looks like you really should be calling this a local event only... kinda sad, really what gives??

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 6 years ago

    Hey guys! Notice is rather short because we've been in the middle of moving our Labs - this will be one of many seller focused events we'll be hosting in DUMBO, so don't fret. There will be lots of opportunities to come on by and learn something new. We'll also be recording many of the workshops and will have them available for you to watch after the event. One last note: don't miss the HUGE event in September: http://www.etsy.com/storque/etsy-news/a-summit-on-small-business-and-sustainability-11632/

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 6 years ago

    Can't wait to watch the broadcast.

  • zehland

    zehland said 6 years ago

    I hope I can make it to this one!

  • BunnyBesos

    BunnyBesos said 6 years ago

    YAY! I love the Etsy Success newsletters, so I am super excited about this! ;D

  • nearmoderndisaster

    nearmoderndisaster said 6 years ago

    Just bought my ticket! Looking forward to it!

  • rockandsew

    rockandsew said 6 years ago

    I can't wait to watch this online. Thank you Etsy!

  • LolaFalkDesigns

    LolaFalkDesigns said 6 years ago

    Awesome - great lineup of speakers!

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 6 years ago

    Looking forward to tuning in via the broadcast. Thanks!

  • kmariedesignz

    kmariedesignz said 6 years ago

    I wished I could make it:(

  • CovetedVintage

    CovetedVintage said 6 years ago

    I am stoked about the live broadcast, count me in! I definitely want to learn and experience everything Esty has. Thank you :)

  • kimmchi

    kimmchi said 6 years ago

    how was i not following all these great people on twitter!

  • BatesMercantileCo

    BatesMercantileCo said 6 years ago

    sounds awesome! putting on the calender!

  • FavreBijoux

    FavreBijoux said 6 years ago

    Looking forward to seeing it all up close.

  • oktak

    oktak said 6 years ago

    I'll be there!

  • KreatedbyKarina

    KreatedbyKarina said 6 years ago

    I'll definitely be there!!

  • MulberryCreek

    MulberryCreek said 6 years ago

    Thanks so much Etsy. I am a newbie and need this!

  • beyondtherockz

    beyondtherockz said 6 years ago

    Wonderful, though wishing there was just a bit more notice. Good to know much will be archived for viewing by those who cannot juggle schedules to attend.

  • bunnygreenjeans

    bunnygreenjeans said 6 years ago

    FAB!!!

  • blackgermanshepherd

    blackgermanshepherd said 6 years ago

    I think I need to be more passionate about reading all the Etsy subscriptions and be sure to hang out where all you are going to be...from now on!! Sounds good!

  • prettylovelypainting

    prettylovelypainting said 6 years ago

    that is tremendous!

  • crochetgal

    crochetgal said 6 years ago

    Although I won't be able to make it in person, I'm looking forward to the live broadcasts!

  • Soaponawhim

    Soaponawhim said 6 years ago

    Looking forward to this!

  • nowvintage

    nowvintage said 6 years ago

    sounds really great! I will look forward to seeing online here on the west coast!

  • BeatificBijoux

    BeatificBijoux said 6 years ago

    Will definitely be checking out the live broadcasts. Am I correct in assuming the broadcasts will be archived for future reference?

  • mpwallets

    mpwallets said 6 years ago

    Just what I need! I'll be there on the interweb!

  • lulikucreations

    lulikucreations said 6 years ago

    Having the live broadcast is a good option for those of us that can't make it.

  • UmiDesign

    UmiDesign said 6 years ago

    Thanks!

  • DOMINICANLOUNGE

    DOMINICANLOUNGE said 6 years ago

    I will watch the live broadcast. Thanks!

  • traceyt

    traceyt said 6 years ago

    sounds great! I can't wait!

  • SakuraSoapworks

    SakuraSoapworks said 6 years ago

    I want to go to there

  • SakuraSoapworks

    SakuraSoapworks said 6 years ago

    I want to go to there

  • geralyngray

    geralyngray said 6 years ago

    just registered....can't wait!!!

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 6 years ago

    Inspiring!

  • spiritcleanslate

    spiritcleanslate said 6 years ago

    i WANT TO gOOOOOOOOO!

  • capitalcitycrafts

    capitalcitycrafts said 6 years ago

    Sold out? so sorry I missed it! hope you will have a repeat!

  • livedecor

    livedecor said 6 years ago

    wish I could be there physically - but I will be looking fwd to the live presentations!

  • ahedley

    ahedley said 6 years ago

    This is an amazing opportunity I wish I could go! The interweb will still be great for those can not be there!!

  • MOLCATS

    MOLCATS said 6 years ago

    Perfect!!! I would like to go butis impossible...

  • metalicious

    metalicious said 6 years ago

    Can't wait, this is going to be fantastic!

  • SweetRideDesigns

    SweetRideDesigns said 6 years ago

    would love to catch some of the broadcasts of this event, sounds great! Wish I was closer to see in person!

  • aistheta

    aistheta said 6 years ago

    Marked my calendar and can't wait to catch the broadcast.

  • KingArtsAndVintage

    KingArtsAndVintage said 6 years ago

    So looking forward! Thank you for the stellar workshop offerings - so hard to choose!

  • shantianns

    shantianns said 6 years ago

    I'm looking forward to the broadcast

  • pamlacey

    pamlacey said 6 years ago

    So bummed... tickets are sold out! Though I'm not surprised. I finally worked it out for the day off (not full time on Etsy YET) and phooey, waiting list. Crossing my fingers! I'm only an hour a way!!! If not, then broadcast it will be. Not missing THIS!

  • pamlacey

    pamlacey said 6 years ago

    ahem...um..."a way" = "away".

  • Lindalovestosew

    Lindalovestosew said 6 years ago

    I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE BROADCAST.

  • randyjhunt Admin

    randyjhunt said 6 years ago

    I'm so excited about this.

  • pamlacey

    pamlacey said 6 years ago

    Can't wait! I've blocked off my calendar and told my clients I'm OOTO that day. I'll be sitting right here watching the whole thing. A priority is a priority after all. :-) Sort of feels like the Etsy Super Bowl. Hmmmm, note to self: stock fridge. hahaha

  • kt40

    kt40 said 6 years ago

    wow this looks like it is going to be great!

  • cespetitsriens18

    cespetitsriens18 said 6 years ago

    Just great, thanks :)

  • LitaDesigns

    LitaDesigns said 6 years ago

    Etsy continues to impress my socks off! Your efforts on behalf of your community are constant and invaluable. Wish I'd found this in time to register, but I won't miss the webcast, thank you.

  • infraredstudio

    infraredstudio said 6 years ago

    Cool, sounds like some great speakers are presenting. This will be fun.

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 6 years ago

    Sounds great:O)

  • WoodsyWools

    WoodsyWools said 6 years ago

    yahoo! this is exciting!!!

  • CraftyArtist

    CraftyArtist said 6 years ago

    Sick I won't be there.....but so happy I will get some of it online!

  • nauli

    nauli said 6 years ago

    Looking forward to see the live broadcast!

  • vsc83

    vsc83 said 6 years ago

    Looking forward to virtually attending some of these online. Thank you for the fabulous opportunity!

  • arlenena

    arlenena said 6 years ago

    I am so new to ETSY and need all the help I can get! Thanks

  • blueroompottery

    blueroompottery said 6 years ago

    Thank you so much for all your continuous help!! I am a huge fan!! I'll follow you on line! :>)

  • joannafrombama

    joannafrombama said 6 years ago

    Good! Thanks ETSY...

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 6 years ago

    i'd definitely love to join in for the livestream. can't wait!!1

  • lindab142

    lindab142 said 6 years ago

    Will this be available to those of us who can't make it? How? How much?

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 6 years ago

    Fantastic! Inspired!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 6 years ago

    thanks again etsy for always being so supportive

  • go2girl

    go2girl said 6 years ago

    Planning to attend virtually...I'd love to actually be there!

  • SugarCubeVintage

    SugarCubeVintage said 6 years ago

    yippee for the broadcast!

  • SEOWebDesign

    SEOWebDesign said 6 years ago

    Sounds like a great symposium. I plan on catching the broadcast.

  • oldworldprimitives

    oldworldprimitives said 6 years ago

    Looking forward to tuning in to this tomorrow!

  • AntiNugatory

    AntiNugatory said 6 years ago

    Do the speakers have Etsy shops? - Can't seem to find them. If they plan to speak on how to have a successful shop, they should have one of they're own, and be making a lot of money.

  • poorjimsvintage

    poorjimsvintage said 6 years ago

    Thank you!

  • Zozuz

    Zozuz said 6 years ago

    Great! Will definitely check out the broadcast.

  • janetdesigns

    janetdesigns said 6 years ago

    Will be on line for all the encouragement I can possibly get. My bucket list has the following: I want to succeed in my business on Etsy before I hit the sweet young age of 75. I believe in the internet and myself and giving myself 3 yrs from now to do it. This will be my golden opportunity.

  • NaturalGlam

    NaturalGlam said 6 years ago

    Thanks! Will be tuning in for the broadcast.

  • callmemimi

    callmemimi said 6 years ago

    Wish I could be there!

  • littleanu

    littleanu said 6 years ago

    exciting! weee!

  • VintageHaven

    VintageHaven said 6 years ago

    This sounds great and I wish I was available during those hours. Is there any way for us that work day jobs and do Etsy evenings to hear these speakers?

  • LucentJewels

    LucentJewels said 6 years ago

    Great line-up! Thanks for facilitating the livestream for those of us overseas. Can't wait to tune in!

  • AshleyPercival

    AshleyPercival said 6 years ago

    Cooooool!

  • cshusta

    cshusta said 6 years ago

    Will we be able to access the broadcast at any point after today?

  • cshusta

    cshusta said 6 years ago

    oops, nevermind! i just saw your post that says WE CAN watch it after the actual event!!! yay!

  • christianmazza

    christianmazza said 6 years ago

    looking forward to this!

  • evihan

    evihan said 6 years ago

    look to hearing about symposiummmmm

  • twosisterscottage

    twosisterscottage said 6 years ago

    This sounds great. We had snow last night, perfect day to spendd online!

  • blackgermanshepherd

    blackgermanshepherd said 6 years ago

    Etsy, please do more of these!

  • minibytes

    minibytes said 6 years ago

    Anyone have any idea if there is going to be a way to view the symposium after it's done If we can't view the whole thing live? Watching now, but have to go to work soon :(

  • minibytes

    minibytes said 6 years ago

    Whoopsie, just saw my question answered. Nevermind! Thanks Etsy!

  • LeChapeau

    LeChapeau said 6 years ago

    I'm listening to the symposium now. The first speaker has just finished and it was AMAZING!! Such great advice and business info. Taking notes. Thanks etsy for this wonderful FREE resource that is helping us to make our etsy businesses better! Kind regards, Joanne

  • dandyapple

    dandyapple said 6 years ago

    minibytes, Vanessa said they will be available.

  • Marutxi

    Marutxi said 6 years ago

    watching the symposium. Thank You!

  • go2girl

    go2girl said 6 years ago

    So far, great info!

  • HarmlessColor

    HarmlessColor said 6 years ago

    Fun idea!

  • pinkbijou

    pinkbijou said 6 years ago

    Thanks!

  • Art2ArtColorado

    Art2ArtColorado said 6 years ago

    *this is something i really appreciate~! thank you!

  • BeachCities

    BeachCities said 6 years ago

    I hope these videos will be available after the event. I missed the one with. April Bowles-Olin and I wanted to see that one the most.

  • TeardropHankys

    TeardropHankys said 6 years ago

    I'm loving and really appreciate the information your sharing with us today...a little overwhelming...but inspirational for sure. I can't wait to get started...I mean I won't wait to get started !!!

  • HeartstringsByJanice

    HeartstringsByJanice said 6 years ago

    Please have the videos available later. I would love to see the ones I missed.

  • cindyrquilts

    cindyrquilts said 6 years ago

    This was a great collection of lectures. I've learned tons. Thanks so much for providing this generous benefit for all of us. I'd love to be able to see the parts I missed. Some of the streaming broke up. Thanks again.

  • flaky

    flaky said 6 years ago

    I've been to business/marketing seminars but they are never aimed at people like us - I am always kind of the exception in the corner of the room throwing off the presenter. This was perfect for me & spoken in my language! Thank you so much.

  • HHknits

    HHknits said 6 years ago

    Although I could not keep up with the chat,(Iguess I am too slow) I enjoyed listening to the presentations while I knitted - will defiantly make changes as soon as I am back from my trip

  • FromNancysHeart

    FromNancysHeart said 6 years ago

    Thanks so much for streaming~ it helps those of us @ home! Love the speakers and will return back to site to see those speakers I missed earlier in the day! Thanks again!

  • Butterflyalley

    Butterflyalley said 6 years ago

    I too am enjoying the speakers. Thanks so very much to Etsy!

  • fidgeters

    fidgeters said 6 years ago

    Thank you Etsy!! Those were awesome!!!

  • GoldhawkPotteryEtc

    GoldhawkPotteryEtc said 6 years ago

    Great to join this symposium today online. Was fun making lunch while listening to speakers. I hope to do it again!

  • thesoapaddict

    thesoapaddict said 6 years ago

    thanks for streaming this live for us - it was awesome! I learned so much from each of these fabulous speakers and am truly inspired.

  • Ceruleanblue

    Ceruleanblue said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the streaming; glad I could take the time to listen!

  • amandakollar

    amandakollar said 6 years ago

    thank you for streaming and it was very informative and interesting for the few minutes that I got to watch it :)

  • meanlean

    meanlean said 6 years ago

    I thought everyone did a great job!Also, a

  • meanlean

    meanlean said 6 years ago

    I thought everyone did a great job!Also, a

  • meanlean

    meanlean said 6 years ago

    I thought everyone did a great job!Also, a

  • meanlean

    meanlean said 6 years ago

    I thought everyone did a great job!Also, a

  • meanlean

    meanlean said 6 years ago

    I thought everyone did a great job!Also, a

  • meanlean

    meanlean said 6 years ago

    I'm sorry about that! Had a hick-up with this thing. Anyway thank you

  • Palaver

    Palaver said 6 years ago

    Really inspiring sessions today, thanks very much!

  • KnitKnit

    KnitKnit said 6 years ago

    so informative & inspiring! happy to have been able to attend! thank you!!

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy said 6 years ago

    It was fantastic! Especially Noah-many thanks for this great opportunity!

  • stonz

    stonz said 6 years ago

    The symposium was great...lots to process. Is there somewhere to see it again for those who missed it?

  • RouDesigns

    RouDesigns said 6 years ago

    Super! Thank you!

  • AulaniPhotography

    AulaniPhotography said 6 years ago

    I was not able to make it; will there will be a place I can watch the information? Thanks!

  • ReneBeam

    ReneBeam said 6 years ago

    Especially liked the chat thing though it was moving too fast. Trains speed-reading though ;)

  • ReneBeam

    ReneBeam said 6 years ago

    Especially liked the chat thing though it was moving too fast. Trains speed-reading though ;)

  • ReneBeam

    ReneBeam said 6 years ago

    Especially liked the chat thing though it was moving too fast. Trains speed-reading though ;)

  • FreshRetroGallery

    FreshRetroGallery said 6 years ago

    while having a snow day in Kansas, as I was listening today, I was busy posting new items and using new tips I learned today. fun

  • LayneyDasher

    LayneyDasher said 6 years ago

    I agree.... I could tune into today for the broadcasts - where can I go to view them all, please someone help!

  • FabricGalore

    FabricGalore said 6 years ago

    Just watched Michelle Ward and Lorrie Veasey -very informative and helpful. So glad that I could watch these two today. Thanks so much for this exciting symposium :)

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 6 years ago

    Hey there, I'm adding the archived video embeds in the post above.

  • ThePaperButton

    ThePaperButton said 6 years ago

    Where is the video of Noah Scalin? That was the most inspiring for me and I definitely want to share it with some other artist friends... any reason his is not posted?

  • EmilyAliceBall

    EmilyAliceBall said 6 years ago

    I can't thank you enough! From what I have watched so far there is a lot of very useful and relevant info. Very inspiring! So glad you archived them for us.

  • LesIncroyables

    LesIncroyables said 6 years ago

    Thank you so much, this was a great experience!

  • PaxDesign1

    PaxDesign1 said 6 years ago

    Thanks so much for the chance to get the scoop via the live broadcasts. Fabulous. I got home from my aggravating day job and jumped right in to the Etsy scene. It was like sinking into a warm bubble bath. Ahhh. Great info presented with such an upbeat perspective. I'm ready to redo everything about my marketing.

  • GreeneStitches

    GreeneStitches said 6 years ago

    I watched the whole event live and it's great too see I can go back to it anytime. I could've used all this info a year ago when I started. It is all very inspirational, such that I couldn't sleep last night, I've got so much work ahead of me! The selection of speakers was perfect. I am "Turbo Charged." Step #1: following April's advise and having my "dream goal picture" in a frame and taking it with me from my cutting table, to my sewing machine, to my computer (and maybe to my pillow at night!). Thank you Etsy Admin for a day well spent!

  • seasonsofthevalley

    seasonsofthevalley said 6 years ago

    Vanessa-Will your the video of your talk be added? I was listening to that one while at my day job (don't tell my boss ;) ), but felt like I missed some things.

  • geralyngray

    geralyngray said 6 years ago

    I just finished blogging about the event and put the videos on my sidebar....http://greetingsfromgeralyn.blogspot.com. It was a great day and I wanted to share the videos and it makes it easier for me to watch the videos. Thanks for such an informative and inspirational day........you all worked very hard and put on an excellent event. Thank You!!!!!

  • JulieMeyer

    JulieMeyer said 6 years ago

    Vanessa - Thanks for including the videos. I listened to a good portion of it yesterday in my studio. It was great to listen to a crafting business related seminar. April was awesome - she articulates her wealth of knowledge very well!

  • wallflowerimages

    wallflowerimages said 6 years ago

    Thank you Vanessa and the whole Etsy team for all your hard work putting this together. As someone who is brand new to Etsy the information and inspiration is invaluable. I'm so glad I can go back and watch the sessions that I missed. Thanks!!

  • OneClayBead

    OneClayBead said 6 years ago

    I sold two pieces instantly after using tips I got from the symposium! I am excited! here's my blog about it: http://thebeautyyoulove.blogspot.com/2011/02/target-marketing-that-works-for-me.html

  • theori

    theori said 6 years ago

    Thanks for making some of the videos available to us etsians over the wide blue yonder that couldn't watch the live feed! I watched two of the presentations last night after my day job and had to tear myself away from Michelle's presentation this morning reminding myself that I have to go work - for now! Will the other presentations be available? I was looking forward to watching Vanessa's one, but I noticed it isn't in the live feed recorded sessions? Thanks for your hard work and engaging talks!!

  • GrowingUpWild

    GrowingUpWild said 6 years ago

    Thank you so much for the helpful information!

  • mpbags

    mpbags said 6 years ago

    soooo awesome and helpful, loved every minute of it!

  • funkyjunkyart

    funkyjunkyart said 6 years ago

    Thank you Etsy team and thanks for all you keep doing! This is great information and I will put it to good use and I love that I can refer back to it and refresh my brain!

  • VZWraps

    VZWraps said 6 years ago

    I watched most of the live feed and really appreciate all of the info. Thanks to all the behind the scenes people that pulled it all together. Unforunately, I was interupted during Vanessa's presentation. Any chance that will be posted somewhere? I'd reeeaaalllyyyy love to see it!!

  • BeachCities

    BeachCities said 6 years ago

    It appears that first video with April Bowles-Olin doesn't seem to be working, or at least I can't get it to work. Have tried several times since it was posted, but no such luck.

  • SweetiePieCaketopper

    SweetiePieCaketopper said 6 years ago

    Long live etsy! Truely!

  • Twisuka

    Twisuka said 6 years ago

    Yeah, I can't get April's first webcast to work either. I hope we can access it soon. It's the one workshop I was most interested in but could not attend. Would LOVE to see it!! Go Etsy Team! You can get it running!

  • LailapCreations

    LailapCreations said 6 years ago

    so much neatness - so little time. Marking

  • BeachCities

    BeachCities said 6 years ago

    @Twisuka - I got a message from Vanessa about the video. They're dealing with Livestream to see if they can get it fixed. I'm breathless with anticipation. ;)

  • Twisuka

    Twisuka said 6 years ago

    Thanks, BeachCities! My fingers are crossed. I appreciate the update!!!!

  • SepiaSmiles

    SepiaSmiles said 6 years ago

    thanks so much for this -i was gutted to miss the live event

  • kerkesgoldworks

    kerkesgoldworks said 6 years ago

    Danielle, is there any way to post Sara Feingold's seminar about Copywright and Intellectual Property?

  • thebeadbouquet

    thebeadbouquet said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the wonderful information!

  • LillysPaper

    LillysPaper said 6 years ago

    Ive already begun putting all these ideas into action in my shop! Hopefully it pays off.

  • IndianSummerGardens

    IndianSummerGardens said 6 years ago

    I tried to access the Attracting your Target Market video and it said it had been removed... Is there a way to watch it? I'm really interested in that video. Thanks!

  • IndianSummerGardens

    IndianSummerGardens said 6 years ago

    whooops. I posted without reading the other posts first... nevermind. :)

  • contempojewels

    contempojewels said 6 years ago

    Thank you!

  • crisciver

    crisciver said 6 years ago

    Very inspirational! Thank you!

  • Plinkjewelry

    Plinkjewelry said 6 years ago

    awesome

  • contempojewels

    contempojewels said 6 years ago

    Love it!

  • solemnraven

    solemnraven said 6 years ago

    This is awesome, but one of the video links doesn't work as it was removed from the livestream. Any idea if it will be back up? It's the first one listed, by April.

  • JoyGJ

    JoyGJ said 6 years ago

    great job

  • hagitzehavi

    hagitzehavi said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the information!

  • glowgirl16

    glowgirl16 said 6 years ago

    Can't believe I missed seeing this. I would have hopped on the train to NYC in a flash... I really need to pay better attention to what etsy has to offer!! Great ideas, great presentations. So much helpful information!!

  • GemdropsoftheFalls

    GemdropsoftheFalls said 6 years ago

    Good stuff!

  • Belledazzled

    Belledazzled said 6 years ago

    I'm new to Etsy and looking forward to virtually attending online. Great info...thanks.

  • handmaderomance

    handmaderomance said 6 years ago

    so much fantastic info in these videos. ive thoroughly enjoyed watching them today and plan to action the things i've learned from this point forward. thank you etsy for sharing this information with all of us from all over the world. this is truly one market place that makes creating handmade for a living seem possible. thanks for inspiring!

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