The AnnTranClan Brings Social Media To Life!

I want to share the delightful experience I had in Miami at our most recent event, aptly named the #SizzlingMiamiTweetUp.  The Mandarin Oriental Hotel invited us to visit their beautiful Miami, Florida property as their guests.

The vibrant, festive energy that permeates the essence of Miami took my breath away.  Ideal tropical weather provided the perfect atmosphere for our #SizzlingMiamiTweetUp at the stunning Mandarin Oriental Hotel (@MO_Miami).  Thank you to one of the most generous and fun hosts ever, Alexandra Spang (@acspang).   On behalf of all who attended, I truly appreciate your gracious, attentive hospitality.

Amidst panoramic views of palm tree lined boulevards, tropical gardens, and white sand beaches, I met many social media friends in person for the first time: the famous JD Andrews, known as @earthXplorer by followers, Isa Zapata (@isazapata), Steve Akins (@SteveAkinsSEO), guest of honor Frederic Montagnon (@fred_montagnon) and several others.

“The best part of social media is meeting the people you tweet with everyday in real life (IRL).” ~ JD Andrews, @earthXplorer

Watch the official Miami Tweet-Up video to catch a glimpse of the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Hotel scene and the festive group I had the opportunity to meet at this sizzling hot event.   I hope you enjoy it and the bits showing the famed South Beach scene.

Thank you to friends and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel for making the Bringing Twitter to Life with Ann Tran® so much fun and such a resounding success.   Each one of you added a unique layer of personality to the fun.   I know some of you traveled a long distance to reach our Miami destination – Chicago, New York, New Jersey, and of course our guest of honor, Frederic Montagnon, flew all the way from France.

Finally, I’d like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Monica Vila for her generous donation of the beautiful Samsung Galaxy Tab for our door prize giveaway.  The lucky winner will enjoy tweeting with their #SizzlingMiamiTweetUp friends with all the real estate on that screen.  Make sure to follow #VZWBuzz @TheOnlineMom – a community devoted to promoting healthy understanding and appreciation of the positive role technology can play in family life.

Thank you once again for your part in our wonderful event at the beautiful Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

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30 Replies to “The AnnTranClan Brings Social Media To Life!

  1. What a fabulous looking hotel! Ann, I love that you show us the world through the lens of your camera. Your tweets & blog posts are such a treat!

    1. Hi Jean,

      The video, I can’t take credit for ツ It was a fun trip and tweet-up! I will make it Boston some day soon.

      ❤ Ann

  2. This made me smile! I love that hotel and can only imagine how much fun you all had (the video helped with the imagination, thank you so much for sharing!)

    1. Hi Meredith,

      It was a blast! You will have to join us at one of these tweet-ups in the future.°\(ツ)/° ☼


  3. Ann, I love all your travel tweets and this video really captured such a gorgeous property and the feel of Miami for people who don’t want the stereotypical “spring break” experience we’ve outgrown.

    Thank you for sharing and taking us along, virtually.

  4. Wow Ann, that was such a great video. I felt like I was behind the lens myself :-). Hope we can enjoy more fun trips together again.

  5. Dearest Ann!
    Congratulations, It was a beautiful time, beautiful location with wonderful Twitter Friends. It was very special and I am grateful to have met you and Sean @2morrowknight at the 140Conf! I learn so much everyday from you both and feel very lucky!

    Everybody who attended was so nice, happy people who together had a funtastic time talking social!!!

    The video ROCKS..Kudos for the cameraman/hubby WEPA!

    Many blessings and love,

    1. Hi Lynn,

      That was FUN and let’s plan something with 2K ツ Please join us at the after party next time!

      ❤ Ann

  6. Awesome video Ann!! I feel like I’m right there in Miami enjoying the beautiful setting. You really captured the feeling well! It looks like a good time was had by all!!

    1. Hi Marty,

      It was great to meet everyone, the event went by so fast. I hope you and Misty will join us soon. ツ


    1. Hi JD,

      I am so glad I got to meet you JD! Yes, I look forward to the next adventure with YOU and friends!


  7. What a great post and video Ann. That was an awesome tweetup. It was such a fun night. Great weather, great venue, and especially great people. I really enjoyed meeting you and everyone else in real life, and everyone was as nice and personable as they are online. You were an awesome host and really put together an amazing event. I can’t wait to attend another one 🙂

    1. Hi RJ,

      Thank you for coming out to our event. Glad you stayed for the after party. ツ Tweet with you in the stream!


  8. Hi Ann! So sorry to have missed the tweetup! Fantastic video. The Mandarin is a superb meetup location and has one of the best martini bars in the city.

    We literally crossed paths — I was there on Thursday night with Fred and Liva and another friend for drinks, but everything caught up with me on Friday as I was preparing my presentation for Social Media Day, which was on Saturday. Fred from Overblog came from France as our title sponsor for the event. We’re sorry we missed you on Saturday.

    Anyway, great to meet you virtually and hope to connect IRL some day in the future.

    1. Hi,

      Sorry we missed each other at the #SizzlingMiamiTweetUp. I am sure that there will be other IRL events in the future that we can meet up. ツ


  9. Ann,

    Just fantastic! Captured the warmth of Miami, the hospitality and beauty of the Mandarin, and the engagement from the social media community … and sure enough, the dancing moves!


  10. Love the video Ann! You captured the beauty of Miami and looks like everyone had a great time!! Thank you for sharing!!

  11. Ann… attending my first tweet up right here in my own back yard was great… I have already shared my experience with friends and look forward to another event like this. So much so, that I may have a “party” location for the next time we meet in Miami!

    Thanks again for a great event!

  12. Fantastic post Ann! The video fully captures our experience. The Mandarin Oriental is really a first class hotel. Can’t wait to the next Tweet-Up! You are truly a great host.


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