Will You be at BlogWorld in Vegas Next Month?

Will You be at BlogWorld in Vegas Next Month?

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  1. Since I’m now becoming a blogger, I’d love to go, and it’s not that bad of drive from here in Arizona, but too many other commitments unfortunately.

    What do you mean, “Depends on if things go badly or not.”? You’ll be great! I love your insightful blog! I need to spunk up my post titles, so I’ll be visting your blog regularly!

  2. Another excellent reason to be there!

    Just had a look at the program. There are so many knowledgeable speakers and such interesting topics I’m already challenged about which ones I will go to. Yours of course 🙂

  3. Brian, The Blog Squad will be there. And having interviewed you twice for our radio show, I know you’ll be great. Unfortunatly, I won’t be able to attend your session since I’ll be presenting on the panel about blog design. But Patsi will be there.

    We look foward to meeting you in person!

  4. Brian;

    If your first public speaking at a conference does not go well, don’t let that be the last time you consider it.

    Speaking is one of the biggest fears of people.

    If I overcame it, I know you can.



  5. Jason, whoops… I must have been working off of an older list. You have been escorted out of the post.

    Rico, I’m a big believer in the power of diminished expectations. 🙂

  6. The Know More Media full-time crew will be there – probably five of us, including me. We anticipate that several of our bloggers will be there too. I look forward to meeting you, Brian!

  7. RE: your first speaking gig here are some tips:

    1. Speak about something you know a LOT about.
    2. Break your talk up into chunks of wisdom/observation/knowledge/stories/etc. and speak about those chunks in a natural voice (i.e. a script makes you sound like a robot, but an outline doesn’t).
    3. Pointpoints = death if you fill them with boring text. Only do point point if you have something to show that is visually STUNNING. Like a great photo or a graph or a video. In your case maybe a before and after example.
    4. Talk about the big picture issues, but give small examples.

    good luck with it and let the audience know when you start that this is your first time and you appreciate them giving you the chance to speak.

  8. Thanks Jason! Great tips from a frequent and successful speaker.

    You know, great copy and great content really follow the same rules as great presentations do.

    I’m not worried about what I come up with, I’m worried how my delivery will be. 🙂 I love to improvise, but I also know that the more you practice the more naturally you come across live.

    I hate practicing. 🙂

  9. I’ll be there. Will you be available for real conversation, or are you just flying in to speak in front the large crowd?

    I’m looking to make it to your session, but I have to check which track I’m on and how to switch tracks mid, um, track.

  10. Since I live here in Vegas it would be pretty sad if I missed this one. Yeah, I’ll be there. Looking forward to meeting a bunch of folks from the blog-o-sphere.

  11. Thank you for the post and the link/s Brian. You are going to do a great job. I had no idea this was your first speaking gig.

    Blog on!
    Rick Calvert
    CEO & Co-founder
    BlogWorld & New Media Expo

  12. I live in Vegas and I will be posting all of the hottest parties for the weekend of Blogworld. I will be there for the conference as well. I am just learning and I love it. I think I am going to have a party at one of the clubs…I just havent decided which one yet.

  13. I’m soooo excited to go to Blog World. I live in Vegas. I have great…no…RIDICULOUS connections here and can get comped tables and bottles for three or four tables. I know there is a party at the Hard Rock for Blog World on Thursday. We should have a Copyblogger party at Tabu on Thursday night. Also for anyone attending I have a list of all of the nightclub parties. If anyone is staying at the Hard Rock, make sure you cross the street on Paradise and try out the Rainbow Bar & Grill…celebs hang out their. It is a duplicate of the famous Hollywood hot spot. LAX is the new nightclub on the Strip and if you want to get in without waiting in the lines, then ask for Roq at LAX. I have lots of tips on where to eat and what not to miss, but it depends on what you like.

  14. Rick… I will be at the Pajama party…can I bring my girlfriends if they do not have tickets…is there a guest list? My girlfriends think blogging is…well…boring…I am the only one bloggervision. Also, Tabu offered to do a nightclub party at Tabu with comped tables and bottles for the speakers and a special VIP no line for everyone. We usually set up our local parties this way so we can all converse without being in the tourist traps. Any suggestions on main contacts for Blog World?

  15. Sorry Shana didnt see this comment until this morning. I hope you were able to make it to the party and have fun.
    Please come and say hello while you are at the show.
    Anyone with a blue blogworld shirt can reach me on the radio.

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