Tips To Make The Most of Conferences (FS032)
Big things happen at conferences — business partners find each other, ideas get born and developed, people find encouragement and insights and sometimes good, ol’ fashioned friendships begin.
It’s true for me; that’s how Corbett and I met and what led to us becoming partners and building Fizzle together.
You should be going to conferences — there’s just too much to gain if you do it right.
But conferences can be absolutely harrowing. I’ve never felt more isolated, lonely and afraid of reaching out to people. We’ve got some tips for that.
In this episode we give you our best tips to help you meet people and build friendships that comingle honesty, shared experience and humble ambition.
Say Hi to Chase & Caleb at New Media Expo: This January Chase and Caleb will be at New Media Expo. Come say “hi!” Click here for info.
Conferences We Mentioned
New Media Expo 2014 – Las Vegas — It’s a big conference but there are tons of great people and connections. Use FIZZLE20 for 20% off.
World Domination Summit (WDS) — A great conference by a great dude in a great city.
SXSW 2014 — An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity
Big Omaha 2014 — Building community, starting conversation, and providing inspiration for the creative class.
MicroConf – The Conference for Self-funded Startups and Single Founders — A two-day conference focused on self-funded startups and single founder software companies.
Financial Bloggers Conference — A peer conference for personal finance media.
Misfit Conf: Fargo — A tiny conference about making a huge dent in the universe.
Chris Ducker’s “Tropical Think Tank” – Cebu, Philippines, 2014 — hang out, learn lots, network and party your ass off with other awesome entrepreneurs.
XOXO Festival — for geeks and internetters who disrupt things (without ever using the word “disrupt”).
How to Make Your Next Conference an Insanely Useful Experience | Think Traffic — “Your next in-person conference could be a life- or business-changing experience.”
The Third Tier — “The Reeves Tier Theory™ reminds me to dig in, think more human and ask if anyone needs another drink before I go get mine.”
Make WDS (or any conference) better next year — “Here’s a few things I learned at the lovely and fabulous WDS conference in 2012.
Chase’s work station — This is the desk setup Corbett so viciously slanders me for. I think it’s adorable.
How to Create a Compelling Elevator Pitch (FS018) — “From now until you die, how many times will you be asked, “what do you do for a living?” Here’s how to make your response exceptional.”
Wellness Pill — This is the pill I use when I feel i’m getting sick. 3 in the morning, 3 at night. If you’re prone to colds the way I am this is a life saver.
Don Miller WDS 2013 Talk — This is a talk from WDS 2013 wherein my friend Don absolutely kills it. Great job, Don.
I’ve taken a lot of courses and been involved in several paid communities since I started my business, but I’ve never ever felt like anyone CARED as much about seeing my reach my goals as the Fizzle Team. They show up for me as much as I show up for myself. Thank you SO much, you guys!
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