How to Prepare for Participation in Trade Fairs?

How to Prepare for Participation in Trade Fairs?

Finally, the opportunity to participate in fairs and conferences is back. Forecasts indicate that in 2022 there will be a gradual return to the economic state before the pandemic, and the market will grow steadily in the coming years.

Trade fairs are always a unique opportunity to show the world what we do on a daily basis, present the methods of our work, and pass on our experience to others. It is also an opportunity to acquire new customers and business partners. So how do you prepare for participation in the fair and make the most of this time? The most important thing is to choose an event, including the decision whether to come to one in Poland or go abroad. If you want to go to a different country, you should first know whether the company is ready to show up in international markets. There are more questions regarding the choice of the fair. I encourage you to do your homework and answer them.

The level of satisfaction – for both image and financial – depends on how much time you devote to preparing the answers. Below, I’ve shared my checklist, which will help you in deciding on participation and choosing the right trade fair:

  1. Are we ready to acquire new customers?
  2. Can the team going to the fair tell about the technical aspects of the product? Do they understand the technology, and can they present its business application?
  3. Can the team talk about the product not only in Polish but also in English? How about other languages? (For example, if we decide to go to a fair in Italy, you can be sure that the talks will begin in Italian.)
  4. Do we have an idea for a booth arrangement? Stands and roll-ups alone may not be enough to stand out. They often act as a deterrent and do not attract attention at all.
  5. Do we have any idea how to attract people who don’t know us to the booth? What’s going to happen in it?
  6. Have we informed customers and business partners that we will be at the event? Perhaps it will be an opportunity to meet and expand cooperation.
  7. Have we defined success rates? How will we know that participation in the event was successful? (Believing that inquiries will start coming is not enough. Define precisely how many queries you would like, and then calculate how much they actually cost you to obtain).
  8. Does marketing cooperate with sales well enough that people working there can communicate information about companies interested in a partnership?
  9. Have we chosen people who will contact new customers?

Fairs? The Team Is Key!

The fair is first and foremost a meeting of person to person. And although the location of your booth and the idea for the arrangement is extremely important, the team that will go to represent the company will be the most important factor.

Even the best location and the most creative presentation will not give as much as a brave and personable team. Why? Specialists who are too shy to approach and talk to a stranger and encourage them to visit your booth will not do much.

What is the perfect set of personality traits for the fair? You should decide on people who are communicative, curious, and cheerful, who like people and talking to them. Participation in the event should be good fun for them, not torture. The above questions also clearly indicate that you should be represented at the fair by people who know technology well, as well as those who understand business.

During the event, there will certainly be a lot of fans of technology and fans of the most complex solutions. But there will also be people who will be oriented towards business and its development. Not everyone combines knowledge in both areas, so it is worth choosing people who will complement each other in this area.

Conferences and Events Accompanying the Fair

The fair is a real holiday for the industry. Under one roof, you can meet the companies that create it, as well as listen to interesting speeches and take part in workshops or discussion panels. I wrote about how to prepare for the latter in Discussion Panels: How to Use Their Potential.

The conference is often a great opportunity to share the conclusions of implementation, observations, or lessons learned. This is when you have a chance to invite potential customers who visit your stand and encourage them to get to know your work better. It is worth choosing a person who will present the company from its best possible angle. Ideally, they would be trained in public speaking and would feel comfortable in this role.

Jak przygotować się do udziału w targach

If more people participate in the event, it is worth dividing your team, taking into account the diversity of the audience. One person could join a workshop with an interesting topic, someone else might want to see what the competition will talk about, and a third representative can visit individual stands and look for partners.

Of course, roles can be assigned on the spot. However, planning and deciding who does what and when will allow you to control the team at the booth. You’ll avoid a situation where suddenly there’s no one around.

The fair may prove to be a very good sales and promotional tool. The keys to success are adequate preparation for participation, planning how you will show up and what you will say, and knowing how you will stand out. The better you plan all communication before the event, the more satisfied you will be with the work, during, and after.

Effective E-commerce Communication in the Media, Step by Step

Effective E-commerce Communication in the Media, Step by Step

You create your store or solution for e-commerce. You decide for hours what it will be and what great results it will bring. Finally, there is the desired publication of the product on the web and… nothing.

The solution, which costs you so much time and energy, suddenly does not find much interest. What is going on? A basic mistake in the communication of e-commerce solutions may be the lack of a prepared strategy, i.e., the language of benefits for potential customers, as well as a marketing and PR plan.

If you are developing and operating in the e-commerce industry and directing your solutions to B2B customers, this article is for you.

Is E-commerce Communication a Difficult Art?

When you start working on communicating your products, ask yourself what you want to achieve and how you will know that you have achieved your goal. Maybe you need this communication to find an investor, increase sales, or just be aware of the market. Why is this so important? I know many entrepreneurs who wanted the media to write about them. Then there were articles in the press, statements on the radio, and sometimes even appearances on TV. But when I asked during the meetings how the development of the company was going, the answer indicated that it was only average.

And that’s where you have to ask yourself, “Why is this event happening?” The first thing we should remember is that communication does not bring results right away. It is building the company’s image and educating potential customers, to whom we explain what our product is used for, who it is addressed to, and what problem it solves. Yes, it is often the case that someone reads an article about us and immediately writes that they are interested in cooperation because that is what they needed. However, it usually takes more time for the scale of activities to produce results.

Another thing is to define measures that will allow you to determine whether the communication brings the expected results. There are often situations where entrepreneurs are so excited about the fact that the media is interested in their activities that they forget about the purpose of communication. They focus mainly on the number of publications in the media.

Such a measure may be, among others, increased traffic on the website, inquiries about the possibility of testing your solution, or an invitation to cooperation.

Where Can I Find Customers for the E-commerce Industry?

Once you’ve set your goals, the next step is to prepare the appropriate list of media you want to appear in. But that’s not it. Also prepare a list of events and other places where you can talk about your project. And here is a small hint: if you offer your services to business customers, the media channels that are worth appearing in are, among others: Forbes, My Company, E-commerce Magazine, or There are, of course, many more. Your choice should depend on which of them your target group reads and what kind of service or product you offer.

Once you know what media is right for your business, there’s an analysis of what you’ve already written about the industry you’re in. Maybe the competition’s already there. If so, see how their solution was presented, what was the focus of the article, and what drew journalists’ attention. This is a very important analysis, which leads us to the next point.

Skuteczna komunikacja e-commerce w mediach krok po kroku

What Do I Want to Talk About?

You’ll probably answer: “About the product.” However, I will say right away that in the case of cooperation with journalists, it is not so simple. If you only want to talk about what you do, you can be sure that they will direct you to the advertising department immediately. Your success depends largely on your specific knowledge of the needs of journalists.

How to find journalists interested in e-commerce?

If you want to start an adventure with company communication yourself, after choosing the media and analyzing how they write about the topic you are interested in, learn who is the author of these texts. Usually, the articles are signed with their name, and under the text, you can often find the contact details of a journalist.

There is one goal: you want to show yourself and your company in e-commerce or technology, and you can do it in several different ways.

Press Releases

These are materials most often presenting a current situation, implementation, the introduction of new functionality, etc. Such content is usually sent to a wider group of selected journalists dealing with the related subject matter.

What exactly can press releases be about? They can talk about opening new offices and hiring a large number of employees, personnel changes in senior positions of companies, gaining significant funds, interesting partnerships, international expansion, important industry events, or new implementations in the field of e-commerce.

Reports and Studies

Data, analyses, and numbers – there what are constantly needed in the world of media. If your technology allows you to create a report showing a change in the world of e-commerce that not everyone is aware of yet, then this should be used. You can also count on the interest of journalists if you show the purchasing behavior of a selected group of customers, supporting it with an interesting analysis.

Generalities, phrases such as “it seems to us” or “probably,” are neither interesting nor do they add anything. Materials that actually present how your business is developing will gain significant media interest.

Dedicated Content

The media is constantly looking for experts who can share their knowledge and practical approach, show certain trends, and present these through the eyes of the practitioner. Sometimes there are also published columns showing the directions of development that you notice and that can help others in the business. This is what articles, statements, and studies are dedicated to.

I would add two additional categories to these, which I discuss below.

  1. The approach from the general to the detailed. This assumes that you present how, for example, artificial intelligence changes our purchasing behavior. You talk about the directions of development and present what is associated with such changes. Very rarely will you be able to talk about your product. The “detail” I am thinking of at this point is signing you with your name and the name of the company you represent.
  2. Approach from detailed to general—the media, especially that which specializes in a given subject, is very fond of case studies. By presenting an implementation, you have a chance to present your knowledge and experience and the technology you work with. You must keep the figures and conclusions in mind. It is best that they show the bright and dark sides of a specific implementation, and talk about what you would do differently next time and what advice you would give yourself for subsequent such situations, etc.

A day, maybe two, after sending the material, it is good to contact journalists to whom we sent press releases or reports. Every day, they receive hundreds of emails from other entities, similarly willing to show their work. The better the relationships you have with them, the faster and easier it will be to develop cooperation. However, this takes time.

Every stick always has two ends. This means that a journalist may also want something from you, e.g., a statement or comment on the topic they are interested in. I don’t advise you to delay answering because if you do, there will be someone else to take your place. I also advise against rushing media workers. Too much intrusive contact could turn on you. The topic that you propose may not be attractive for a journalist at a given moment, but it could be after some time. Unfortunately, the editorial rules are absolute, and you have to comply with them. However, if you urgently need to publish, consider commercial activities and pay for publishing the article.

Skuteczna komunikacja e-commerce w mediach krok po kroku

When Do I Start Communicating in E-commerce?

What is the best time to start product communication? The answer will probably not please you, because it cannot be precisely defined. It depends on the type of solution you offer, how much competition you have in this area, whether the media has already written about it, and the level of advancement of your project.

Cooperation with the media in e-commerce is a demanding task, but it gives significant opportunities for business development. It requires a thorough analysis of the industry and knowledge of the specifics of journalists’ work and time. Such work allows for building lasting relationships with the media, which will then result in recognition and the building of a stable, reliable brand.

The most important questions you should ask yourself before starting communication are:
  1. Whom am I talking to?
  2. When should I start communicating?
  3. Where should I appear with my message (which media, events, etc.)?
  4. How should I talk about my product?
  5. Why is the product worth attention?
  6. What will the reader gain from using our product?
The article was published in the E-commerce Magazine April-May 2019 No. 2 (5) / 2019

Discussion Panels – How to Use Their Potential

Discussion Panels – How to Use Their Potential

I often hear during a conference that the discussion panels are boring and do not contribute anything. It’s time you can go for coffee, talk to your friends at the booth, or return unanswered calls. I don’t think it has to be like this. Below you will find some ideas on how discussion panels can become the most interesting part of the conference.

I have had the opportunity to participate in many conferences. Some of them were boring, but there were also some great conversations that strongly influenced me. I often ran the discussion panels myself or took part in them, and I started to wonder what to do to make them better. How could I ensure that both the participants and the panelists themselves benefit from the event? Below are some observations and conclusions that will certainly be useful to all who will one day organize such panels.
1.Define Discussion Panel Goal

I know it sounds cliché, but have you ever asked yourself what the purpose of the panel is?

I think the listener should get the impression that he is listening to the conversation of friends in a cafe. Friends who share their opinions and their experiences. Sometimes they add some details, but above all, they draw conclusions from the group. They say what was done well, where they were wrong, how they rate what they’ve seen recently, etc.

In my opinion, the main aim of the panel is to present the opinions of others who we often consider to be experts in their field. Of course, it is good if you can learn something from someone who interestingly told you how they did something. However, the most important thing is to present your point of view on the specific thing, problem, or situation being discussed.

How do you do it?

Prepare your discussion panel well:

a) Meet the panelists

Of course, if you do not personally know your panelists it is worth getting to know them before the day your panel will meet. Making a phone call to get to know a little more about that person will help bridge the gaps that keep us from being able to talk to them like we would our friends or family. That bridge will also help when it comes to dealing with older ones on the panel who may require more sensitivity on our part, due to their ages or positions.

b) Prepare yourself for the subject you will be discussing

It seems trivial, but sometimes you get an offer to run an event that is not entirely within the realm of your speciality or it has little to do with it. Try to imagine what types of questions your guests may have for your panelists.

c) Prepare issues

They should take into account the objectives of the panel and share them with the other participants. Ask them what they think about your objectives and maybe they have their own ideas on such topics as personal branding, presentations of project effects, or promotional services. Each participant (e.g. the organizer, panelists, audience) has their own goals and you, as the moderator, should strive to take each one into consideration.

d) Find out who your guests will be

A very interesting thing happened during one discussion. It was based on the use of artificial intelligence on the internet.

One of the participants stood up during the question session and admitted that she had expected a much more advanced conversation. She expected to hear conclusions that went beyond the usual repetitive thinking. Everyone was stunned, but after a while, they began to applaud.

For me, this whole situation was a complete surprise and, at the same time, it clearly showed that guests are looking for more information than the norm. Since the conference has a certain format and is addressed to a specific group of recipients, we should understand their needs. Therefore, the debate mustn’t be too complicated for beginners nor too boring for the advanced in our audience.

Panele dyskusyjne – jak wykorzystać ich potencjał

2. Conduct the discussion panel appropriately

You, as moderator, set the tone for the discussion. I really enjoyed one debate when the moderator began the discussion with an introduction of the issue that would be raised.  Then  he invited people to take their places. Each one had the task of talking about themselves and why it would be worth listening to them carefully throughout the debate.

Another interesting solution is to have two moderators. The differing opinions, and even taking a place on both sides of the stage, can give the conversation more dynamics. I don’t like to ask the same question to each participant. By preparing specific questions for each panelist you get to hear what they think individually. Then the discussion gets even better when the panelists talk to each other and add their suggestions and comments. As the moderator, you can stimulate this discussion by asking additional questions to those on the panel.

An example may go like this:

Moderator: Katie, tell me what you think about the use of artificial intelligence in medicine.

Kathrine: I really like this topic… (examples of applications)

Moderator: Tom, what do you think about what Katie said? Do you agree? Any remarks?

Thomas: Yes, but I have a few more of my own… (examples)

When preparing for the discussion panel, we often determine the number of issues that are worth discussing. I remember during one panel, the conversation about women in the IT industry expanded so much in one area that it took 80% of the time. When I talked to the host, I asked her if that was the goal. In response, she showed me the notes she had prepared. That was only one of the ten issues she wanted to address. She said that since the participants were so involved in the discussion, it meant that the topic was important to them and worth developing. That was a great approach! It turned out that after the discussion ended, we all stayed and continued our discussion.

3.Questions from the audience

Often, when talking to various organizers, the question is should we allow or not allow the audience to ask questions, and if so, when? Personally, I don’t think there’s just one answer. I advise against rigidly dividing the time allocated for our discussion into two parts. That would require our panelists to go first and then we would include our audience in the discussion. This could become tricky when our listeners have no questions and the panel is left to come up with something to say just because there is time left to use and no more questions. I think it’s best to allow questions to be asked during the conversation. Therefore, an important job of the moderator is not only to keep an eye on the panelists but also to keep one on the audience to quickly spot a raised hand.

4.Dress code

I think this is much easier for men. Proper slacks, or a pair of jeans, with a shirt and jacket and they are all set. It’s harder for women. I feel that the demands on women are greater, but that is just my impression. I love dresses myself. It’s a simple and quick way to look good and not think about whether everything fits together. I do not wear too short dresses for official events, and yet I have seen in some photos that the dress rolled up and I showed too much thigh. It wasn’t my intent and I was embarrassed about it so now I’m going to choose even longer dresses.

What’s important is the shoes. I’m not talking about them being clean, because that is obvious. They should be well taken care of. In women, flat heels look bad, unless they match the outfit. I encourage you to wear heels, even if they are only to be worn on the panel itself. In my opinion, a woman looks much better in them.–-jak-wykorzystać-ich-potencjał

5.Body language

You sit on the stage, however, your listeners have your feet at their eye level. It always amuses me when I am listening to a speaker and see what they do with their legs. Sometimes they cross their legs or bend them in very strange ways, but they don’t realize how they look to the audience. I understand that they are focused on what others are saying, that they are nervous, or that they will be the next speaker. In addition, the debate is often in a foreign language, so we are wondering how to present a given issue so that it is understandable. However, from an audience’s view, your body language may portray something entirely different than the professional person that you really are.


Communication for the Success of Innovation Development

Communication for the Success of Innovation Development

Innovations, startups, IT industry—these are such powerful words. The search for the first Polish unicorn continues!

However, creating a well-functioning IT company is a real challenge and we often hear statistics that 9 out of 10 companies are failing. Focusing on technology, consecutive lines of code, and software effectiveness are essential. Unfortunately, this is only the tip of the iceberg, because the solution must be properly communicated to sell it.

Advanced algorithms, artificial intelligence, and IT technology allow for increasing the possibilities of automating our work, predicting purchasing behavior, and supporting sales departments. All this is so extremely interesting, but it also raises many doubts among people who do not understand the functions of each one. What, then, should be done to ensure that the work of developers, testers, and graphic designers working on solutions is not in vain? How do you increase your success in the fastest-growing market in the world?

Technology is the future

The drive towards information technology is not surprising. There’s an increasing number of investors, business angels supporting young people (although not always), who are eager for  them to be successful. In addition, government programs are supposed to help Poland become another Silicon Valley, so that we can have another Skype, even Facebook. Everything is accompanied by successive rankings of the richest in the country and in the world, where the representatives of the IT environment are increasingly represented.

What unites everyone, without exception, is effective presentation and communication. Of course, these are apart from continuous product development. Without understanding how the technology works and how it can help us solve our problems, it will be really difficult to convince anyone to buy it.

If you haven’t had a chance to read Geoffrey Moore’s book, “Crossing the Chasm. Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers”, it is time to catch up. The author presents the development phases of each product in an interesting way. For this purpose, he uses the theory of the diffusion of innovation by Everett Rogers. This theory assumes the division of people based on their reactions to new technologies. Among them, we will find innovators, early adopters, late majority, and laggers.

Moore convinces us that the biggest challenge in the development of any innovative product is to move between different groups of people. At the same time, he theorized only such a process guarantees success on a global scale. In his book, we will find a description of how to reach each group and how to communicate technology so that it is understandable.

Komunikacja sukcesem rozwoju innowacji

How do we get started?

First of all, start your adventure with communication by answering the question: who do I direct this product to? Whose needs does it address and to what extent? It seems to be a trivial question. But if you meet a journalist and discuss what you do, I won’t be surprised if he says, “So, what are you so incredibly innovative in that I should write about it?”

And here we have another challenge. That is, how to talk about technology in an understandable way. How is a person with a strict mind supposed to present to a humanist the activities of web harvesting or Fog Computing? The simplest answer—in context. Think of all sorts of situations where your product is useful. Prepare yourself and gather such examples. Try to make your examples as interesting as possible and at the same time more widely applicable. This is especially important if you want to reach business or lifestyle media. Although this is the first plan of action, unfortunately, it is sometimes the most difficult.

Ideally, you would already have a case study, one showing your method of design and implementation.



Why Do I Work in the New Technology Industry?

Why Do I Work in the New Technology Industry?

When I first attended the InternetBeta conference nine years ago, I didn’t expect how much it would change my life. That’s how I got into the new technology industry, which absorbed me completely.

I didn’t use to imagine myself in the world of IT. If someone had asked me a few years ago if I wanted to work in innovation, I would have said, “Me? Never in my life!” By education, I am a Doctor of Social Science. I graduated in political science and English philology, and it has nothing to do with what I have been doing since 2009.

Some Things You Just Have to Nature For

Time has some very useful advantages. First of all, it heals wounds, but also with its course, our priorities and interests may change. That’s how it was for me. Along with its passage, a huge passion for technology was born in me, and a hunger for knowledge awakened in my life.

I spent every spare moment acquiring substantive knowledge, getting to know experts in the industry, and getting the best from them, loads of experiences, and even more useful information. I learned from scratch how it all works; I wanted to be proficient in all concepts and mechanisms related to IT. What did that do for me? Today I run a public relations agency specializing in new technologies.

My Dream Job? Communication and Working With People

One thing’s for sure! Since I was a kid, I knew I’d be working in communications. However, I had no idea in which direction life would take me or exactly what I would do. If someone asked me the same question today as a few years ago, if I imagine working in innovation—I would answer without hesitation, “What kind of question is that? Of course.” As of today, I am very satisfied with what we do in the company, who we work for, and what the plan for our business in the coming months looks like.

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What makes me love this environment? Why did I decide to take such a direction in my professional life?

  • Technology changes the world before our eyes

Watching changes that directly affect society is really amazing! How technology affects our daily behavior, e.g., in the field of media consumption, is only a substitute for what is meant by “innovation.” It also has a big impact on people who have not yet had the opportunity to pass on their skills to the world, and now thanks to technology they have a real opportunity to exist and show their talents to a huge audience. Technology improves our lives, speeds up communication, and makes us feel like the inhabitants of a global village.

  • It creates awareness of potential solutions for our customers

Most customers introduce completely new products to the market, and this is associated with great trust. At the same time, it also gives us a chance to create how we talk about a given solution. Awareness of influencing such an important area as presenting an idea, subjecting it to wider public opinion is an honor that entails responsibility.

The ability to create, to play a kind of artist showing the potential of technology, is really fun and one of my favorite aspects of our work.

  • Openness to the world

I do not know another social group that so eagerly and regularly takes care of relations and meets at events related to the new technologies industry. Some might say that instead of working, we’re just partying. I believe if there is demand, there is supply, and in the end, the results will verify us.

At the same time, this environment must be open to new solutions. Otherwise, created products would not be able to break through in such a competitive world. This, in turn, is associated with a favorable attitude towards ideas and initiatives on our part. Nothing but invention, implementation, and testing will tell whether this is not the most effective way to educate our client.

  • Diversity

If someone asked me what technologies we currently communicate about, I would list solutions using artificial intelligence, machine learning, low latency, digital transformation, IoT, or martech. I have to talk about each of these things in an understandable way so that a completely inexperienced person can understand what it is about.

I, a person with education in human behavior, explain almost every day to journalists or interested people what state-of-the-art technologies are, how they work, and how they can help you grow your business.

If I’d made a bet with someone in high school that I’d be doing stuff like that, I never would have believed it! And I’m glad I had such a small imagination. 😉

  • Avant-garde

Avant-garde is something that particularly drives me. In addition to creating, I love to have priority in communicating new things. Of course, imitators have it easier, but for me, creating innovative things is the greatest professional fulfillment. And when the customers make money off it and come back for more, I feel like I’m on the right track.

However, there is also the other side of the coin.


  • You need to learn new technologies constantly


Just as I argue that diversity is an advantage, it can also be a solid challenge. Sometimes I joke that my brain will no longer accept knowledge and technical solutions. I have permanently logged into foreign portals with technological news; I follow select IT bloggers that have their ears to the ground. I read how someone presents a solution, and I pay attention to what words they use and in what context they present what they are working on.

Technology is permanent learning. Fortunately, it’s extremely interesting.

  • Communication of new products takes a lot of time

Rome was not built in a day, and 22.5 million Poles did not use Facebook right away. Everything takes time. You need to test whether the way you present to your customers is understandable and whether it encourages others to use your services. Depending on the degree of acceptance, readability, and clarity of your story about the next product, it takes more work for me to determine the best possible way of communication.

  • You never know if it’s a bubble

We can check people who come to us with an idea who are looking for support in PR, asking about the process of advancing product development and the number of customers. We never know whether the company we work for will really succeed or not. It could be six months later that the system does not work, new errors are constantly appearing, and instead of a great campaign, we have continuous crisis management, which will later end in the failure of each of the parties.

We have never had such a client before, but you never know. This is a real challenge because by cooperating with journalists, public opinion, and encouraging the use of our partner’s services, we are issuing him a quality certificate to some extent.

If I had the opportunity to choose the environment in which I work, modern technology is definitely something that reflects my dreams and goals. We always look for such people to join our team. People who have similar motivations and priorities and are not afraid of technology, but even want to be a part of its development.

If you are reading this text and would like to try your hand at our place, write to me 😊 [email protected]

The Power of Events – How Events Have Changed My Life

The Power of Events – How Events Have Changed My Life

We constantly hear about how we limit our relationships with others in favor of residual conversations on social media. I’m sure there’s a lot of truth in that. Perhaps it is due to the haste that accompanies us every day. We have more and more tasks, plans, things to do in a fairly short time. As a result, we often neglect interpersonal relationships. But I believe in the power of events!

InternetBeta 2009

For me, this was the case with the InternetBeta conference in Rzeszow. When I signed up to participate in it in 2009, I represented the Marshal’s Office of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship and UMCS in Lublin. I was a freshman doctoral student who talked about cities on the Internet. Not knowing anyone at all, I went to the event alone, unsure of what to expect from it. I decided to participate in it to leave the world of scientific conferences, show myself in a different environment, and create my image as a specialist in territorial marketing (I wrote a doctorate on this subject).

What I saw there surprised me every step of the way. There was a real organizational gap. I was used to tables covered with green cloth, behind which there were speakers, while here on the screen in the main room I saw an online broadcast on Blip (yes, there used to be something like this).

I won’t forget how surprised I was to see people sitting with laptops during lectures instead of with notebooks! I took a picture of the impression!!ła-eventów-–-jak-wydarzenia-zmieniły-moje-życie.jpg

This one 😉

Every presentation made me feel like Indiana Jones. Each was a new discovery. I already had Facebook, and That’s when I learned that you could create fan pages for institutions, companies, run campaigns…

The evening at the party, I joined, among others, Dominik Szarek and Marcin Jaśkiewicz. Men completely unknown to me told me that they created KrakSpot in Krakow. They explained what barcamps are, what the whole idea is about, and… I admired it completely.

As it turned out later, they knew a large part of the participants, and by the way, I started to get to know them.

Once again, I would like to thank Mateusz Tułecki, the organizer of the event, for what he does by integrating various Internet-related environments in Rzeszow!

Women in the World of Technological Events

However, this conversation caused something else. Less than a year and a half later I started with barcamp KielceCom in my hometown of Kielce. Together with Łukasz Nowak and Piotrek Kargul, we decided to check how such an event would work in our hometown.

We started organizing original meetings, and well-known (especially today) Internet entrepreneurs attended them. They talked about the development of social media, the mobile industry, computer games, and e-commerce. We organized several such events that allowed me to meet the most recognizable people in the environment. I talked to them about the challenges and opportunities offered by the use of new technologies, and I fell in love with this industry more and more.ła-eventów-–-jak-wydarzenia-zmieniły-moje-życie.jpgSiła eventów – jak wydarzenia zmieniły moje życie


Over time, I began to participate in other events in the country, getting to know what life looks like outside Kielce, which was getting tighter and tighter for me. And I couldn’t have ended up in any other place than Warsaw.

The Power of Women and Wenusjanki

That’s where I decided to start my own business. In a strange city, I felt a little lonely, so I wanted to organize something that would allow me to make new friendships and acquaintances. I invented Wenusjanki (transl. Venusian Women). I did not want to limit myself, and the experience of driving in different cities showed me how nice it is to have friends in Krakow, Wroclaw, or Gdansk.

That’s why I set out from the beginning to build our community of women active in several cities. I wrote about the whole initiative earlier. For over a year I suspended its activities. What Wenusjanki has given me is an incredible load of experiences, tremendous emotions, and many really valuable connections that I maintain to this day.

Siła eventów – jak wydarzenia zmieniły moje życie

I met thousands of women (annually we had nearly 2,500 of them out of 25 events). I am in constant contact with some of them. We meet, we talk, we go out together. Thanks to Wenusjanki, I have tamed Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan, and the Tri-City (I do not count Kielce, because it is my hometown). They weren’t so strange to me anymore, because there was someone everywhere I could write, meet, or talk to. This initiative has given me great friends, lots of warmth, and support.

Siła eventów – jak wydarzenia zmieniły moje życie

The Power of Events

Such initiatives generate many opportunities, which the participants of the events organized by us had a chance to see. Thanks to KielceCom, a lot of people could become friends with new technologies. Partnerships have been established and are ongoing to this day. Wenusjanki helped women find jobs, employees, or subcontractors; it showed the power of the gentler sex.

I am very happy when our work makes not only us organizers grow, but also when others can get to know each other, exchange experience, and find support. It’s incredibly constructive and motivating.

Interestingly, I will tell you that we are about to start another initiative: this time, supporting companies in the field of education about international expansion. I am already looking forward to this project, and the global character is probably a natural continuation. First, there was Kielce, then selected cities in Poland, and now it’s time for an international dimension.

More information on new events coming soon 😊


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