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One week of Speaking: an Award at ISS and a Nomination for State of Search

Posted May 22nd, 2012 in speaking by Bas van den Beld

Well, that was quite the week last week. I wrote about the different events I was going to be speaking at in London and Manchester. It was indeed a very busy week, but also a very nice week. It went by really fast, which usually is an indication of things going well.

While in both London and Manchester I got two nice messages: I won the speakers medallion at the International Search Summit and State of Search got nominated for best European Search blog!

International Search Summit

At the end of the day at the International Search Summit they always ask the attendees to grade the speakers. Now this happens at many conferences. The organizers then know who to invite back and who not. But the International Search Summit, organized by Webcertain’s Andy Atkins Kruger, but mostly by Gemma Birch of Webcertain (also organizers of the Interational SEO School on which I will elaborate later), decided to take these grades and make them into a competition: the speaker who got the best votes wins the “Speakers Medaillion“. As you can see there are quite a few big names who won it before.

And this time I won it! My talk on the international connections between search, social and local was rated the highest before my good friend Lisa Myers and Googler Pierre Far. Pshyched!!!

So THANK YOU to everybody who was there and voted for me!

SMX and SASCON

The other days I spoke at SMX London and SASCON in Manchester. In London I was excited to meet Danny Sullivan in person for the first time. That was really nice, he was the smart and nice guy I thought he would be. My talk about Google+ also was received well.

At SASCON I once again met a lot of friends who I hung out with, some I hadn’t seen in a while, like Jon Myers and Kristjan Hauksson. There I did three sessions, one moderation, one panel and one talk about the psychology in search, something I am very much excited about these days. Again they were received very well.

A nomination for State of Search!

While at SASCON I also got the news that State of Search is nominated for best European Search Blog! A big acknowledgement of what we are doing and the quality which the bloggers are producing. We will hear in July how we ended up! But again, a big moment of pride!

So back to ‘regular’ business for a few weeks and then to Barcelona for A4U. Looking forward to that.

Oh, and if you attended any of my talks I would love to hear what you thought of it, so drop a comment below!

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  1. [...] SEO School, which is set up by the lovely people over at Webcertain, also organisers of the International Search Summit, where I’ve spoken several times [...]

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