Over the weekend, I had the honor of not only attending the TpT Flock meetup in Rochester, New York but also presenting a workshop. I learned so much and am super excited to share with you. TpT is short for Teachers Pay Teachers and the conference was all about the teachers who create the products. As an attendee, I left feeling empowered, nurtured and connected. This happened because of so many of the fabulous experiences.
So, here are my top five takeaways.
Takeaway Number One: Participate in the extra activities because they offer the chance to get to know the other attendees.
I went to the pre-conference dinner at Champps and met so many nice TpTers.
Takeaway Number Two: EAT healthy and keep your body happy. DRINK water.
There were tons of great food options at the breakfast and the dinner. It is so important to feed your body and keep your energy level up. Drinking water and staying hydrated is also so important!
Takeaway Number Three: Take notes and be organized!
For me this is a no brainer. It was so awesome that the Flock organizers provided notebooks, pens and pencils (all with the darling message).
Takeaway Number Four: Support the other attendees, the conference and the presenters by participating in their contests and events.
I was pretty excited to whip up a doodling so I could show off the buttons for the contest being put on by Tabatha Caroll.
It was also really fun to take the gifts that some of the attendees left on the dedicated table.
The Tool Trade was super awesome. I got the funnest gift!
The art event was ah-mazing!!! This was the final result. I plan to share this whole event in another post very very soon!
Takeaway Number Five: Follow up and appreciate new contacts and sponsors!
I am so appreciative of Udderly Smooth, World Market, i Love to Create and Sculpey for supporting this adventure! I met so many new and wonderful people. I am excited to send hand written letters to so many amazing friends!
That’s five. There are many more lessons that will surface over time. I am so thankful for the content I learned at the conference and the people I now call friends, especially Jennifer from Simply Kinder and Crystal from Kreative in Life.