Sorry for the lateness of post… I’ve been under the weather for the better part of last week and today. So I’m slowly coming back to normal.
On Thursday, I packed up and headed over to Playa Vista to the Youtube Building, for BeautyCon Industry Night. I wasn’t sure what to expect. Since I’m basically a ghost on Youtube (I really need to do better), I wasn’t sure if this event would be more than maybe a few ‘gurus’ meeting up to say hi.
Turns out, it was a whole lot more.
The Youtube Space is impressive. Before the event, I went on a ‘media tour’ and learned that there is so much more to Youtube than meets the eye.
The BeautyCon event began with a ‘panel’ of popular Youtube personalities, including Elle & Blair, and Kandee Johnson.
I did appreciate that the overall message from this panel was DO THE WORK. They were very clear that Youtube popularity… even if it happens quickly… cannot be maintained without some effort on the part of the ‘guru.’
They also spoke about the dangers of telling or showing ‘too much’ — and the importance of maintaining some distance between their personal and professional lives.
The second panel was more my speed, with a perceptively grounded group of women, including Mandana Dayani (VP of Rachel Zoe Inc.) and Bare Essentials founder Leslie Blodgett… whose advice particularly resonated with me. I found the second panel more about work ethic, understanding your strengths and weaknesses, and building a team to make your dreams a reality. It was very informative, and very practical. I was quite impressed.
I spent the evening with fellow blogger and overall extraordinary human being Lily Seymour. Truly, she was so gracious and sweet… even dealing with the fact that I hadn’t eaten since 11am (we met at 7pm) and likely didn’t have the most inviting … breath. Yeah, I said it. I’m aware. A painful reminder to bring breath mints. SMH. I should know better.
Overall, I found the BeautyCon industry event informative, and lots of fun. I certainly felt like I left with some good advice… and a bit of knowledge to boot.