So They Let Me Speak At Evo!

NEWS | | July 9, 2010 at 8:56 pm

You know how people always say that there is a good thing to everything than happens (or is that just me)? Well when I was asked to be a keynote speaker at Evo Conference – The evolution of women in social media, I was amazed. I know heavy, right? The team Rachael and Jyl had heard my soppy stories of South Africa and thought they were inspiring. I just thought heck yeah. See even if crap happens to you in life, one day you get to be a keynote speaker to talk about it. Sweet!

photo by shelle blok

I was to be in a group of amazing women who have profoundly shook the world with their passion and stories.  I was asked to go up first and was as nervous as hell. I had a friend (thanks Rachel) video it so hopefully you can catch a bit of it.

I am so grateful to the Evo Conference team for actually giving me this opportunity to share my story .

photo by shelle blok

The lovely Danielle actually made a presentation that was shown after our speeches which made me feel honored to be part of the inspiration.

19 Comments

  1. 1
    Helen Jane says:

    I’m better off from having met you. What a wonderful mix of ladies – beautifully executed. You are amazing!

  2. 2

    Wonderful job Niri! You’re inspiring and so humble and helpful. Bravo and many many many more of great opportunities to you.

  3. 3

    I’m so proud to know you. Your always doing such amazing and inspiring things. Keep it up!

  4. 4

    You are one of my favorite people that I have met through blogging and I so happy that I did. I have heard bits of your story through others, blog events are usually a little to social-social to get people’s “real”background but love this video and so happy that you were able to get your story out to others.

    Look forward to seeing you soon.

    http://www.nycsinglemom.com

    After seeing your comments about the event, you give me hope that I need to reevaluate going to blog events.

    • 4.1
      Mommy Niri says:

      I would love for you to come to a conference, that way I don’t have to keep coming to NYC and seeing you for such a short time.

  5. 5
    Kamesh says:

    YOU MAKE ME SO PROUD!!!
    As a woman, mother, wife, friend,and South African. You are awesome. You Go Girl. I look forward to seeing you at Blogher

  6. 6
    Jerelyn says:

    Wonderful. Well done. You should be very proud of this video!

  7. 7
    BenSpark says:

    I enjoyed your keynote. So impressed by your poise and courage, very inspiring. Knowing pretty much nothing about everyone on the panel I was blown away and driven to tears through the whole thing. Such a powerful way to start an amazing weekend.

    • 7.1
      Mommy Niri says:

      Thanks Ben. I managed to continue that crying tradition throughout the event. Was so good to meet you and glad to know you are local.

  8. 8
    Los Angeles Social Media Marketing says:

    I’ve visited many websites and I can definitely say that your site is my absolute top pick. Favorited, I added this on Digg, and I added the feed. Thanks!

  9. 9
    Carissa says:

    I’m late to see this evo talk follow up post!!! Sheesh I stayed in Utah for nearly 3 weeks! My big fat mormon family reunion ya know.. :)

    I was amazed to hear your stories, your world. Glad I got to meet and ‘hang’ with you. I am better for it!

  10. 10
    Kamani says:

    We are glad to have you and your family a part of our lives. We are so proud of all that you have accomplished in your life. This is just a start of what is more to come your way.

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    Meghan says:

    You are always so brave and humble. I’m always left in jaw-dropping awe when you share any piece of your past. Your Mama would be/is very proud of you, MommyNiri. You’ve done incredible things with your life already….all that you have overcome and become. It’s inspiring.

    Thank you for being a friend to so many of us.

    Here’s to more joy! That karma should be kicking in about now, right?

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