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Build Your Own Brand Retreat: More Than A CONFERENCE- Atlanta, GA

Updated: May 2, 2020

First, reflect on what your main goals were for attending the #BYOBRetreat? Starting a new business? In person-networking? Educational opportunities? Was it your aim to meet those in a similar industry in a position to refer business to you? Expose yourself to new talents? Spark creativity and innovation? Determine what results you anticipated to gain to jumpstart your next steps.

The 2nd Annual "Build Your Own Brand - BYOB Live" took place May 24th - May 26th, 2019 which draws 2000 + diverse creators, entrepreneurs, dream chasers to the Hilton Atlanta Hotel.

Attendees were invited to engage in breakout sessions, workshops, speaker lounges, training sessions, and a vendors hall exhibiting businesses.

With a jam-packed weekend like Memorial Day weekend, BYOB Live made it convenient for attendees to network with other creators, book lodging, sign up for workshops, and organize agendas via the official app BYOBlive to get the most out of the experience. See below a layout snapshot of the official app:

Credit: BYOBLive

All creators were able to listen in on a wide range of topics across the branding landscape, from Instagram domination, event marketing, public speaking, and owning your audience. Speakers representing companies including Forbes, Huffington Post, U.S. Black Chambers Inc., HBCU Buzz, and Girl CEO Inc. built on each others’ thoughts in answering moderators and Q & A's.

Photo courtesy: Jacoya Miller | @travelnistaonthemove

All sessions offered strategic insights to improve organizational outcomes. The role of taking a break from routine in order to align with innovating new approaches. See some highlighted topics:

  • Money Mindsets: How To Think Like a Millionaire

  • PR 101: How to Pitch Perfect in 2019

  • How to Make more Compelling Content

  • Sponsor & Sell Out: Keys to Event Marketing

  • Masterclass: Instagram Domination

  • Renting vs Owning Your Audience: Building a Secure Brand (Outside of IG)

  • Youtube Success: The Road to A Million Subscribers

  • Passion to Profit: How to make something out of nothing

  • Credit Scores & Financial Stability

  • From Side Hustle to Main Hustle: How to Make it All Work

  • Don't Have Funds? Finding the #MONEYTEAM

  • For The Culture: Media & Entertainment

Photo courtesy: Jacoya Miller | @travelnistaonthemove

Be sure to check out the event next year and stay tuned for any other events on Instagram @BYOBLive or Website: Build Your Own Brand.

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