Alt Chat Wednesday: Setting Goals for 2016

Goal setting is a great time for reflection and for changing direction if your current plans aren’t feeling right. And, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your goals for 2016. Here are eight steps to help you set a strong foundation for success whether you’ve been working on your creative endeavor or blog for a while or just starting.

Announcing the Alt Winter 2016 Opening Night Party Theme

The first big party of the conference happens on Thursday night, with a new theme every year. It happens after the first full day of conferencing, and it’s the perfect time to wind down with all the new friends you’ve made. You don’t want to miss it. 

The party theme this year? Starry, Starry Night! Everything you love about the night sky packed into a party! Twinkly lights against velvety darkness. Stargazing. Constellations. Horoscopes. Come prepared for an evening of night sky surprises and amazing food.

Holiday Roundup

We love seeing the fun holiday posts that everyone in our community creates. Sometimes the hustle takes over leaving no time for holiday crafts, gift wrapping, and table preparing until the very last minute. Good thing lots of our friends have done the heavy lifting for us.

Here are five holiday crafts from Alt Alumi that you still have time to complete:

5 Things Bloggers Can Learn from Scrapbooking

At Close To My Heart, we love creating beautiful artwork to celebrate and preserve life’s most precious moments. We also love sharing inspiration, for crafting and for life, on our blog. Like scrapbooking, blogging is an art form, and the two share many parallels.

Here are five things bloggers can learn from scrapbooking.

Wednesday Night Dinners 2016

Alt wouldn’t be Alt without some delicious meals. On Wednesday Night, attendees will gather in intimate groups at sponsor-hosted dinners all over the Salt Lake Valley. We will be opening dinner sign-ups on December 21st (that’s today!). Once you receive a newsletter with the appropriate link to sign up, you will have the opportunity to see the options that are available to choose from. You then have three days to think about what option is right for you and your business plan, coordinate with friends, and make a selection.

The Art of Time Management

I recently came across this article – it highlights the different schedules of some highly intelligent and accomplished people throughout history. It is so fascinating to see the differences, the similarities, and the way that people went about their workday. It stuck in my head as I went about my workday, and I could not stop trying to compare my situation with theirs. Who did I match? Was I being productive? What would my day wheel look like if I mapped it out?

Announcing Alt Winter 2016 Opening Keynotes!

In June we opened our Summer Conference with four speakers. It wasn’t a panel. It was four stand-alone speakers. Four internet powerhouses. Four women. Each one with a brilliant message.

And it turns out, that Opening Keynote was so good, that before it had even ended, the decision was already made: we would invite another four amazing women to open our Winter Conference as well.

Would you like to meet them? We are delighted and honored to introduce the Alt Winter 2016 Opening Keynote Speakers