13th June,

Four Seasons Hotel,

Mumbai.

So after 2 weeks of guessing what would be the product that would help us eradicate the nation’s biggest issue i.e. “Body odor”, I alongside a few fellow male bloggers headed to the Four Seasons Hotel in Worli to unravel this mystery.

The rain gods seemed to be in a very generous mood and that was not good for me. By the time I reached the venue, I looked like I just stepped out of the shower.

Anyways, when we entered in we found out part 1 of the mystery. It was going to be a product by Nivea. Yeah, they had an entire hall filled with posters of Nivea. (How could anyone not guess that then right?)

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The Perfect Host

We received a warm welcome by the Nivea and BlogAdda teams. We settled down interacting with each other and in a while the event began with our beautiful host telling us what to expect in the event.

Then the discussion of body odor and how it shows/affects our personality became the whole part of the event.

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The bloggers during the discussion

We started off with an activity where we were divided in groups of 5. Two from every group were blindfolded. The rest 3 members were given a few products like toothpaste, mustard sauce, a rose, onion etc. We needed to keep that near the nose of the blindfolded guys who would sniff and tell what kind of a person smells like that.

There were some pretty interesting replies I must say. Right from “This smells like my bhajji waala, to “This smeels like someone came right from the gym”.

After this funny activity, the stage was set for some Q & A’s.

I must say the discussion on this topic went from normal to something really serious. There were some good pointers by everyone. Right from when to use the deo, to how to use the deo etc, how to avoid body odor and how to tell someone that they have body odor. It’s a sensitive topic and people are either bound to take it offensively and some might be understandable and embarrassed. But it’s best that these matters be discussed.

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The Nivea Team alongside their brand ambassador Mr.Arjun Rampal

After an hour of discussion we had the Nivea team alongside their brand ambassador “Arjun Rampal” (yes, he did come and it was awesome) speak to us for a while. Arjun shared some of his tips and what are his thoughts on body odor.

The event then moved to the launch of the most awaited product i.e. “Nivea Deodrizer”

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After a lot of hullabaloo we finally got to the unveiling. Here’s a snapshot of the product.

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Post the launch, the floor was set for more Q & A’s which Arjun and the Nivea Team happily answered.

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I’ve been a Nivea fan since a long time and yes now since I’ve got this product which can help me #BanBodyOdour, then there’s nothing that can stop me. Thank you Nivea.

Pictures Courtesy – Dwitiy Revankar

I attended the #SniffSniff product unveiling event by BlogAdda in association with Nivea.

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Simon Weil rightly said,

The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.”

Being a blogger doesn’t mean we weave posts and wait for people to read and comment.

Being a blogger is a continuous learning process.

You can ask 100 bloggers, and I’m sure nearly 99 will tell you, that till now they have a lot of things to learn.

Blogging is an ocean, and we bloggers are inching our way up the ladder by trying to cover this ocean through learning.

 

The meet “Word-Up” was what i would call a definite learning performance.

Where some bloggers who took the next step and entered into the professional world came up and shared their experiences.

Whilst speaking, it’s obvious, that through their learning many of us could relate to,

– The mistakes they made

– The path they chose to promote

– The biggest dilemma i.e. When to go into professional mode?

 

Unfortunately, due to an interview scheduled in Goregaon, i missed half the event and made it on time for lunch. :p ( Talk about perfect timing )

Here are the events i did manage to hear out.

13:30 – 14:00 – Harsh Agrawal – SEO
14:00 – 14:30 – Scherezade Shroff – Day in the life of a blogger
14:30 – 15:00 – Snigdha ManchandaCreative Writing
15: 00 – 15:30 – Bhavish Ailani – Stand-up Comedy
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These are the beautiful speakers whose experiences we sure won’t forget.
Oh and ya, that’s me in the far background… Whilst these guys were busy clicking a selfie, i was watching the impromptu head banging session!!
Here is a group picture of us bloggers who were a part of this event.
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I learnt a lot of stuff with relating to my posts, with relation to SEO and it’s use, the new age of video blogging, the way to take your blog into professional mode etc.
Big-Rock was generous to us bloggers and they gifted us stuff which we sure won’t forget them for.

1. BigRock – Laptop-backpack in tangerine-black combo
2. BigRock-Wave Speaker                                                                                                           3. IndiBlogger -Blogging DNA T-shirt
4. Free WordPress domainHosting + .ME domain

What else does a blogger need?
Oh ya, i also won a Flipkart 1000/- INR voucher for winning a twitter contest they held on site.
It’s always something we all learn from every meet.
I’m glad to be a part of these events.
Looking forward to many such moments.
                         This post is part of Day 6 of The Ultimate Blog Challenge

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Social Media Week which hit many cities around the world from 22nd to 26th September lived up to every inch of the hype generated.

Being a social media enthusiast this is an event you cannot miss. Not at any cost.

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Novotel, Juhu – A Social Community Hub was finalized as the event venue.

There were events on every aspect of social media from blogging to marketing etc.

I haven’t witnessed such a well crafted event in 23 years of my existence.

Now due to work, I couldn’t make it to the first 2 days thereby missing mouth watering events!!

But I was destined to make it to at least one day, and I finally did on 25th September.

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The first event was about “Using Social Media to enhance your travels” by Ansoo Gupta who addresses travelers and travel-bloggers to unravel the best usage of social media and helps them to travel like a real explorer.

Her presentation gave me an insight about how well can I plan my travels.

At the same time, she said to make sure that social media should help you travel, not be stopping you from having fun!!

I got to know more about concepts like

  • Thorn Tree community
  • Couch Surfing

These will personally help me and any other traveler, not only in terms of money, but also in building and bonding in this travel community.

 

 

The second event I chose was “Speed Blogging and Tweetathon hosted by Aashutosh Katre, Director of Yellow Seed Content Solutions.

I never thought this concept could bring out the spontaneity out of me!!

I tweeted in 2 minutes each about words which sometimes never made sense to me.

I blogged on topics in 6-7 minutes which was the time allotted to us for every topic.

It was fast paced, and at the same time full of fun.

I blogged about “MERA VADA PAV SIRF MERA HAI”

I still laugh whenever I read that post.

This event made my day.

Then came lunch.

One thing I noticed during lunch was that almost everyone were trying to interact with each other, finding out about events which they missed etc.

The interaction levels were on a high, and the food was delicious.

Post lunch, we headed to yet another event which was “New Media an enabler: Artist – Fan Direct Connect” where we got to hear straight from Leslie Lewis, a famous Indian Music Composer.

He, being versatile in various fields explained what artists have to cope up in today’s social media time!! His insights surely were a treat to listen to.

The event ended with him playing 2 songs for us. That was mesmerizing.

Unfortunately I couldn’t sit for the later events, but I followed them on twitter and it turned out to be awesome.

SMW Mumbai had the maximum social impact for the entire period of the event. We had more than 50k tweets which is a new record.

I personally would want to thank all the organizers who made this event what it turned out to be. Everyone who worked at the back to ensure nothing goes wrong deserves a huge applause.

Happy to be a part of this fun filled event.

 This post is written as a part of #CelebrateBlogging activity with BlogAdda

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