Sunday, July 13, 2014

What Happens in Vegas...Gets shared!

Wow! I have to say there was so much valuable information shared in one day, my head was spinning. My to do list just kept expanding. I appreciate that other TpT teachers were open and willing to share their tips for success. I know that is the part of teaching, blogging, social media(ing) that I enjoy. Teacher helping, encouraging, motivating other teachers. Now, I have the opportunity to share my AHA moments with you. I'm linking up with A Burst of First to share my experience. There were many sessions, so be sure to visit other bloggers to get their insights. I will be!
Wendie and I attended the Kickoff Keynote session where we heard the founder of TpT, Paul Edelman, speak. I was just amazed how an idea (teachers selling their products) grew into what TpT is today. The growth and continued growth is truly amazing. Deanna Jump shared her story of success and emphasized the importance of quality of products over quantity of products.

Here are my AHA moments.

First Session
 Jen Jones

 Providing Top-Notch Customer Care for Your Buyers

  • Covers of product should reflect fun and rigor of that product
  • On TpT use Custom Categories to make finding products easier and organized
  • Products put on TpT need to have 4 thumbnails, a detailed product description (more is better), and preview 
  • When you provide feedback as a buyer make sure it is meaningful and explicit. 
  • Provide your followers on TpT with notes once a month. Choose non peak times and make it catchy
Second Session
Laura Candler

Winning at Facebook: How to Connect, Engage, and Inspire!

 She has over 400,000 (yup, really) friends
  •  2 to 5 posts a day. You can schedule post just like in blogger.
  • Possible posts: links to blog posts, freebies and TpT store, engaging questions, quotes, cartoons, etc.
  • Post good content (50% free) find your niche
  • Facebook freebies (check out Woobox)
Third Session
Hadar Maor

Beginning Blogging it's Serious Business
Handout has clickable links-
  • Widgets to have on your sidebar: follow by email, labels, popular posts, and blog list
  • Don't post pictures of your students without parent permission
  • Take nice pictures to post
  • Have a schedule to follow: posts, giveaways, product reviews, guest bloggers, etc.

 Final Session
Jennifer White

Make Your Product Pop!

  • Create great covers- colorful, easy to read, and attractive
  • Look for trends in colors and graphics
  • Proofread your work and ask other bloggers/teacher friends to help proofread. You can trade product for proofreaders
  • Here is a great link for HTML codes for TpT products and blogs
These were my AHA moments. I hope you find them helpful. 


  1. I am so happy to hear that you got something you can use from my presentation, other than just my crazy rambling! lol
    I truly appreciated you guys taking the time to attend!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  2. You were so awesome! I love your sense of humor and all the relevant information you shared.

  3. Love your hints! Wish I'd been able to go to every session.

    Krazy Town

  4. Thank you for sharing notes from your sessions! There were so many great sessions it was hard to choose! I don't know about you, but I wanted to attend them all!

    1. I totally agree! Maybe two days next year would help :)

  5. It sounds like you really had a great time and it is very kind to share your AHA moments with those of us who just couldn't attend but would have so loved to. Looking forward to learning and hearing more about your time in Vegas :-)

    1. I am so very glad you found it beneficial.

  6. Thanks so much for linking up! I loved your post because I didn't attend any of those sessions. I loved getting the highlights from you =)
    A Burst of First

    1. Thank you for having all of us link up and share such about our great experience.


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