At the CBD Expo Midwest in Indianapolis, I was asked to speak on a panel about eCommerce for CBD. It was a fantastic experience. While a couple of the other panel speakers dropped out because of the Elavon – US Bank news, myself and another merchant provider had a great discussion about selling CBD online.
Educating the Masses
What I enjoyed the most out of the event was educating as many people as I could at once. My company had a booth at the event and it was great hearing people saying they were coming to the eCommerce panel and were looking forward to it. I have to admit, it did give me a little added pressure in terms of making sure I delivered what they wanted to hear but I think I did.
When it was my turn to speak, I asked the audience, “how many of you here are looking to get started selling CBD online?”. When most of the audience raised their hand, I kind of smiled because I knew what I was going to say was going to be extremely helpful!
After My Talk
As soon as I came off stage, I had a bunch of people coming up to me to ask questions, thank me for what I said, or saying they experienced the same thing I had talked about. It felt fantastic to help so many people and I felt bad that I ran out of business cards to hand out.
When I got back to the office after the event, I had numerous people reach out to me via our website or just calling me out of the blue to pick my brain. I love it! It’s great helping people who just want to help other people. It brings me so much satisfaction and is my passion.
I was asked by the organizers of the CBD Expo to speak at their next event in Seattle in June. I’m looking forward to it and will bring even more strategies to the table for CBD brands looking to build their online presence.