Thanksgiving 2014

By: Kelly Smith; Photo by: Kelly Smith for Alt Summit Here at Alt we feel truly thankful for this wonderful community. You are the inspiration. You are the motivation. You are the driving force behind everything we do. Thank you for your kindness, generosity, and companionship. Now go and spend some time with your family, your loved ones, […]

Alt Chat Wednesday: Appreciating Your Community

Being able to do what you love is an incredible gift–a gift we enjoy because of our community. Yet as creative entrepreneurs, we can easily become so consumed by schedules and to do lists that we overlook our community. 

Join us on Twitter Wednesday, November 26, 2014 9AM PT/12PM ET to chat about building thriving communities and showing appreciation for your community.

The Balance Between Reality and Goals

Doing what you love seems glamorous and can look that way in social media. But what about the reality? Where should our focus be? 

Last month members of the Alt Community got together on Twitter to discuss balancing reality with business goals. These ten tips can help you create “a life that not just looks good on the outside but feels good on the inside.”

Branding 101: Finding Your Personal Brand

Branding can make or break your business. When done well personal branding appears effortless. It’s consistent. Whether someone meets you online or in person they form similar first impressions. What’s the secret to good branding? And how do you find your personal brand?

Before you hire a designer there are three steps you need to take first.

Alt Chat Wednesday: The Art of Goal Setting

With 2015 less than two months away and Alt Summit Winter three months away, now is the perfect time to think about goals.

Join us Wednesday, November 19th 9AM PT/12PM ET on Twitter for #AltChat when we discuss how to set S.M.A.R.T goals for yourself for the expert you are, how to hold yourself accountable, and more. 

Alt Summit Winter 2015 Speakers Round One

It’s Thanksgiving season. And you know what we’re thankful for this year? Getting to be a part of this active, vibrant, creative community. The support, learning and enthusiasm that we see shared among this group of talented people wows us completely. Thank you, thank you!

We’re incredibly excited to share with you the first round of speaker announcements for January!

Get in the Mood with Winter Fashion

In some parts of the country snow began to fall and temperatures dipped signaling the arrival of Winter. Are you ready?

If instead of running towards the snow, you’re dreaming of garden parties with colorful streamers with croquet on the grass, an attitude adjustment may be just what you need. The sunny dispositions of bloggers in this week’s Friday Links round up has us warming to the idea. A little faux fur and some sparkle is guaranteed to chase away the winter blues.

Getting Good – From Beginner to Expert

We read a lot of blogs, digest the content, and critique this and that, but it does not mean that we ourselves can create a blog and expect that it be tasty right off the bat. Authenticity is a great start, but content, styling, voice, and consistency also play important roles. And the truth is, those things take a lot of practice. Here are five tips to help your brand get good.