“Hi, my name is Sam and I am a Social Media Strategist and Blogger based in Cape Town, South Africa. I am affectionately known as the Speaker of Hashtags and am a Co-Founder of SABizChat and the Marketing and Training Manager for Phambano Technology Development Centre. I teach Digital Marketing Strategies to NPOs, Brands and Bloggers that help them effectively turn Hashtags into Rands.”
You have just read my 30 second elevator pitch, the one I deliver weekly when attending Business Networking Meetings across South Africa.
Now I know that the above may be sufficient information to want to keep potential Clients talking to me about my Services but if you had to meet me at a social gathering, would I introduce myself in the same manner?
Probably yes as I am an Entrepreneur and have been taught to “always be closing” 😉 but to my close friends I am simply Sam.
I wanted to share with you all some of the “insider” info that my close friends and family know about me so as to officially introduce you to the person behind the title: Speaker of Hashtags.
What is your Star Sign?
Aries and yes, all of those things you read about Aries personalities, I am that.
What is your favourite colour?
Green but not just any Green, Emerald Green.
Do you have a favourite food?
Lasagne without doubt. Especially when my Mom makes it.
Are you a dog or cat person?
Do you have a phobia?
Frogs. Please keep them away from me. The mere sight of a Frog gives me a panic attack, seriously.
Do you have any Pet Peeves?
People that push their trolleys into my heels while shopping. Can’t stand it!
What is your greatest achievement?
Raising two beautiful children even though some days they have tested my patience.
Are you a wine or beer person?
Be honest, are you a Kim Kardashian addict?
Nope, but I am known to binge watch the Real Housewives Series.
Are you a coffee or tea person?
Coffee and lots of it!
What makes you nervous?
Traffic and when someone calls me Samantha (my parents only ever called me Samantha when I was in trouble heehee)
Are you a Beach or Forest person?
Forest, any day!
Which part of your job do you love the most?
Addressing large groups of people as a Trainer or Keynote Speaker and seeing the light bulb moment happen when discussing Social Media Marketing and Blogging tips and tricks.
Which part of your job do you dislike the most?
Admin work like Invoicing and Bank Statement Recons can sometimes make my brain loopy.
Cool beans! Cray-Cray!
Are you an Apple or Samsung person?
Favourite Social Media Platform?
Best Birthday Present?
Personalized video montage made by The 30 Something Dad that featured birthday wishes from family members all over the Globe. He received extra points for using a song from my all time favourite artist, Florence and The Machine.
If you did not have the job you have right now, what would you be doing?
As a total Space Geek I’d probably be an Astrophysicist.
Would you travel to Mars?
Yes, in a heartbeat!
Now it’s you turn! Tell me, do you have any phobias?