So, last week I was actively canvassing for votes for my proposal to speak at the SXSW conference in Austin 2014.
It aims to cover:
- Why are women sometimes afraid of using humor in their business?
- How far is too far? Are there any topics that women should never joke about?
- Does humor make it easier to handle uncomfortable topics such as dealing with public criticism of a company?
- Are funny women taken less seriously in business? Does using humor undermine credibility?
- How are women today using humor successfully to market their businesses?
But there was a dire problem!
Vote canvassing was going well until someone emailed me to say (and I’m paraphrasing):
I’d love to vote for you, I think you’re amazing, but that dang SXSW interface is tricky – you have to be signed in to vote, and I don’t know how to do it. Do you think it’s a conspiracy against the powerful content of your talk? Do you want me and your father to have a word with them?
Love mumfrom a long-time admirer of your copywriting and content marketing work.
So, if you’re in the same situation and been struggling to sign in this is how you do it…
Voting takes less than 2 minutes… here’s how:
Creating an account and voting for a talk is simple if you know where to look. So if you’ve struggled, this should help.
The video version (scroll down for step-by-step photos)
The step-by-step photo version
Okay, so when you click this link to my talk you’re going to be taken to this page:
But what happens when you try to vote straight away? You get this message telling you to sign in or create an account.
Now, how does one create an account? Fortunately it’s very easy and takes less than 2 minutes. Go back up to the top right of the page and click where it says “sign in”
This will complete your registration process and take you to your dashboard area. Now you are able to vote for talks:
Once you’ve clicked on the title, you’ll be back to the page where we first started, only this time you’ll be all logged in and ready to vote:
Head straight to the thumbs up symbol and click it firmly… but only once mind you as if you click it again it will ‘un-vote’ me.
You’re all done when you see the green thumb!
If you can now see this on the page, then you’ve completed the mission successfully and can now relax:
Thank you so much for voting!
Ready to vote?!
Just click on the title below to be taken to my talk’s page:
And please leave a comment on the voting page to let me know what you think! 🙂
You’re amazing. Thank you.