PoshFest 2014 Speakers Announced

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The biggest Posh weekend – PoshFest 2014 – is two weeks away (insert dancing emoji here) and we are beyond excited to see all of our Poshers in San Francisco! In an effort to inspire, empower and give you tools to up your Poshmark game, we’ve come up with quite the rockstar line-up of speakers. They can’t wait to share their insight, stories and tips & tricks with all of you, and we are truly honored to have them all.

PoshFest Day 1 – Panels

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. | Doors open, registration and breakfast

9:00 – 9:05 a.m.  |  Welcome Remarks

9:05 – 9:35 a.m.  |  Style Q&A: Fashion Pros Help Elevate Your Look: From implementing trends to knowing what’s next, get the scoop firsthand from a panel of pros.

9:35 – 10:20 a.m.  |  You’ve Sold Everything in Your Closet, Now What? It’s Time to Level Up: Learn how to turn your passion for Poshing into a business with tactical strategies that cover everything from inventory sourcing to customer service.

10:50 – 11:35 a.m.  |  Success Stories: How I Went From a Closet Cleanout to Six Figures: Get insight from two Power Poshers who have turned their hobby into an income-generating business.

  • Moderator: Tracy Sun (@tracy), Co-Founder and VP of Merchandising, Poshmark
  • Suzanne Canon (@scanon)
  • Evelyn Jimenez (@ocposh30)

11:35 – 11:50 a.m.  |  State of the Posh Union with Poshmark Founder and CEO Manish Chandra

11:50 – 12:35 p.m.  |  Merchandising Magic That Will Double Your Sales: Top sellers will share tips and insight from pricing and top brands, to seasonal stocking and niche markets.

12:35 – 1:35 p.m.  |  Lunch

1:35 – 2:20 p.m.  |  With a Smile: Team Posh Shares its Customer Service Secrets: Our most-requested panel will cover how to deal with sticky situations, Posh Etiquette and more.

  • Moderator: Ashlee Gomes (@ashleedawn), Community, Poshmark
  • LyAnn Chhay (@lyann), Community, Poshmark
  • John McDonald, VP of Marketplace Operations, Poshmark
  • Michelle Lee (@gordomom)
  • Brenda Schuler (@bschuler)

2:20 – 2:30 p.m.  |  Love Thy Selfie: The Secret to Empowering Yourself and Advancing Your Career: Tap into your inner confidence to put your best foot forward in your personal, professional and Posh life.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.  |  Keynote featuring Tina Sharkey

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.  |  Talk Nerdy to Me: Trends, Data and Product Chat: Curious about how people shop? We’re sharing top brands, peak times and more to optimize your selling strategies.

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.  |  Posh Smarter: How to Find the Best Deals First (and Brag About Them): Learn to get the best deals on the best items through negotiation, searching strategies and utilizing the new PoshMatch features.

4:45 – 4:50 p.m.  |  Closing Remarks

8:00 – 11 p.m.  |  LIVE Posh Party: Get ready to dance with your PFFs!

PoshFest Day 2 – Workshops & Break-Outs

How to Grow Your Audience

Ask Us Anything: Interactive Q&A and Feedback Session with Poshmark’s Founders

  • Moderator: Joanna Riedl (@jojoloves), Public Relations, Poshmark
  • Manish Chandra, Founder and CEO
  • Tracy Sun (@tracy), Co-founder and VP of Merchandising
  • Gautam Golwala, Co-founder and CTO
  • Chetan Pungaliya, Co-founder and VP of Engineering

Let’s Get Physical: Tips to Throw the Ultimate Posh Event in Your Town

If the Price/Size is Right – Getting Your Items Seen and Sold Within Minutes

Lights, Camera, Posh! How to Create Award-Winning Covershots

  • Gloria Tuong (@g_l0), Community, Poshmark
  • Margareth Hing (@glammarg), Community, Poshmark

Agenda is subject to change

PoshFest 2013: Day 1 Recap!

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To say that PoshFest was a success would be an understatement, so we’d rather say it through pictures and our favorite soundbites. For those who couldn’t make it this year, we hope that this short and sweet recap will inspire you to join us for all the Posh fun next year:

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To welcome all our PoshFest attendees, Manish introduced a very special someone who couldn’t make it, but wanted to send us her Posh love: Rachel Zoe!

Inspirational Speakers

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One of the most rewarding things about the Poshmark experience is hearing the stories from some remarkable women. Our inspirational speakers, Simonett Pereira and Natasha Bontempo, definitely have a sparkle about them, and they inspire us to knock down any obstacles – no matter how big!

“Jumpstart Your Style” Panel

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This fashion-filled talk was moderated by our very own style maven and co-Founder Tracy Sun! She did a phenomenal job engaging our panelists Tracy Espeleta, Jennifer Taler, Mollie Ruiz-Hopper and Simonett Pereira.

We learned that the way you style yourself is the first impression you make with people, that you should never discount the power of a great pair of shoes or a wonderful handbag and that style is bigger than what we wear – it’s how we carry ourselves!

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Source: triplyksis on Instagram

“Secrets to Selling Success” Panel

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The infamous and oh-so-amazing Kate Franco of Poshmark’s Merchandising Team led an engaging discussion on a topic that all Poshers want to know about: secrets to being a successful seller. With panelists and power Poshers – Brenda Edmondson, Kathy Adams, Alexandra Marquez and Hannah Ouimet – this panel shared so many insights on why passion has a purpose in sales.

We learned that Posh power sellers take into account that time zones extend your window for selling, that building a following through external networks like Twitter or a blog increases your selling influence and the great packaging definitely builds your closet’s brand.

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Keynote Speaker: Manish Chandra

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From the mind that started it all, PoshFest attendees got an insider look on the company from CEO and Founder, Manish Chandra! It was completely mind-blowing to find out that the number of listings on Poshmark grows by a full Nordstrom’s store every two weeks!

Even though we at PMHQ hear him talk about Poshmark every day, we still get a little starry-eyed hearing about the future and new features of our app.

“Marketing Yourself in the Virtual World” Panel

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Maria Morales – Poshmark’s own Senior Marketing Manager and all-around queen of class – moderated the panel on how to market yourself and your closet like a seasoned Poshmark pro. Panelists Kate Heimann, Kathleen Ensign, Caroline R. Fabacher and Kiki Nguyen shared their tips and tricks for Posh popularity!

We learned that Instagram is a great place to find your target market, that spreading the Posh love and sharing the listings of closets with a lot of followers will increase your own closet’s exposure and accurate sizing with the help of a measuring tape will save you time!

Product Chat

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Poshmark’s beautiful and brainy product gals – Tracy Espeleta and Kate Franco – got up-close and personal with future plans for app features and some extra-special surprises!

Founder’s Panel

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The Founders took the PoshFest stage to answer a few of the burning questions you had about the app, the future of Poshmark and their preference for boxers or briefs.

This insightful and intimate talk with the Founders did teach us that private chat on the app isn’t a possibility for now, neither are hashtags, that we’re looking into new features and programs that improve the new seller experience and that having a majority of women in the office definitely makes it a warm (and sparkly) place to be.

As for answering the age-old question of “boxers or briefs,” our very classy Founders replied with a lot of chuckling, but no answer. The Posh world might never know!

Of course, we ended the day with a Posh Party – Vegas style!

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Stay tuned for more PoshFest recaps this week!

Five Reasons to Go to PoshFest

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PoshFest’s cherry-on-top of a really fabulous cake is going to be our biggest ever LIVE Posh Party with glitter, cocktails and dancing with all your Posh BFFs. We might teach Vegas a thing or two about what it really means to have a party!

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From how to take the perfect Covershot to using social media to market your listings, what you can learn from PoshFest will help your Poshmark closet shine bright. Our lineup of panels, workshops and speakers will sharpen your business-savvy skills – talk about a wealth of knowledge!

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At PoshFest, you can finally meet your Posh BFFs from across the country and make a hundred more! Lovers of Poshmark come from all walks in life with all different styles (we celebrate and love them all) and nothing is stronger than the sisterhood of traveling Poshers.

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Vegas is going to be the capital of some unstoppable and fabulous fashion as our passionate Poshers show us why their closets are droolworthy! Don’t get us started on the goodie bags. This is THE opportunity to get some one-of-a-kind Poshmark swag.

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PoshFest is not only about fashion and friends – it’s also about being inspired and educated to be the woman you’ve always wanted to be. Poshmark wants to celebrate you as a Posher, a woman, an entrepreneur and a style icon! Get inspired by fashion and industry leaders who want to empower your inner Posh goddess.

If you want to join us in Vegas for PoshFest 2013, get your 25% off your ticket by using POSHFEST25 at checkout! Don’t delay – this sweet deal ends October 2nd. Get your PoshFest ticket on Eventbrite!