First, some housekeeping. As I talked about at the start of the month, this year I have set monthly goals for growing this blog’s readership as well as the audience for my #FanDamnShow podcast. I will update everyone on if I hit my goals for January in a post next week. Right now it’s looking good for the blog’s numbers, but it’s still very close with the podcast. I would appreciate it if you could check out #FanDamnShow, this week’s episode was very popular.
For 2015, I decided to completely alter my strategy toward speaking engagements by limiting my appearances to just 8 events for the year, and only 1 per month. The reason was simple: By accepting fewer speaking engagements, that would allow me to devote more time to connecting with the attendees at each. This would improve the quality of the presentations as I could incorporate feedback from attendees into the presentation before it was delivered. Additionally, it allows me to become an invested promotional partner for each event I speak at. Instead of booking a speaker that shows up 15 mins before they speak then leaves as soon as their session ends, I will work with you months in advance to help you promote your event and make it better for attendees. We both have the same goal: To make your event a rousing success!
I have tentatively booked the first slot for 2015, so there are 7 slots left. I am awaiting final confirmation for an event in May. So if you have an event in 2015 that I can speak at, I would love to talk to you. You can learn more about my speaking in 2015 here on my speaking page. For every event I speak at in 2015, I will be at the event a minimum of the entire day in which I speak. No arriving, speaking then leaving the stage to get on a plane home. I will be invested in helping you see that your event is a success by helping you promote it beforehand and staying after I speak to help your attendees with all their questions and ideas. This was one of the reasons why I wanted to do less speaking in 2015, because I wanted to ensure that I could spend more time on-site and interacting with attendees at each event.
If you have an event in April, June, July or August, please contact me ASAP since these months are normally the busiest for conferences, and I will only speak at one event in each month.
You can learn more about my speaking here. If you are hosting a webinar that needs a presenter, I am also accepting a limited number of slots for webinars in 2015, here’s those details, and both links include my fees.
I hope to see you in 2015!