After seeing a need for a social media marketing conference in Dallas, Lissa Duty took it upon herself to take the lead and create one!
We talked about why she started the event, and how she been able to grow it from a local conference to attracting international speakers and guests.
In this episode we discuss:
- The strategies Lissa uses to promote her event.
- How she attracts speakers from all over the world.
- How she selects speakers.
- What was one of her biggest surprises from putting together her own event.
- And many more tips and tricks for putting together a successful event for over six years!
To learn more about the Rocks Digital Marketing Conference, visit https://www.rocksdigital.com/
More About Lissa
Lissa Duty, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Advice Local and Rocks Digital co-founder, is a speaker, social media coach, trainer and author of “25 Tips to Twitter Success: Learn How to Market Yourself, Brand and Business...
Paul Chapman is a Marketing Strategist and Co-Creator of Marketing Jump Leads. He's also the author of the book The Game Changers (which you can find on Amazon here --> http://amzn.to/2iSBrZ6).
After publishing his book, and wanting to create an event that ties with it, also helping business owners, he decided to put together the Game Changers Live event in just a few weeks.
Paul shares his journey with us and tells us:
- Why he wanted to add an event to his business
- How his event ties into his business as a whole
- Lessons learned from putting on an event in such a short amount of time
- What he did in those few weeks he had to sell tickets (and what he would have done differently, had he had more time)
- Why taking on the event paid off tenfold for him and his business.
Want to check out what Game Changers Live is all about? You can click here to get more info --> Game Changers Live
Ready to start your own event or take your current one to the next...
Ursula Mentjes is the founder of Sales Coach Now and is a seasoned expert in running live events.
She has produced all kinds of events ranging in small rooms to over 600 people and everything in-between.
In this episode, we talked a lot about her signature event, Sales Camp. This is an event she runs several times a year, that is integrated with her business.
Just some of what we discussed:
- Why adding the live event was non-negotiable for her in her business
- The difference the live event makes in how her customers learn and connect
- How she maintains the stamina for a multi-day event
- How the event is incorporated with all other aspects of her business, including her latest book launch.
To connect with Ursula and learn more about Sales Camp, visit: Sales Coach Now.
To grab a copy of her latest book, The Belief Zone, grab it on Amazon at:The Belief Zone
Ready to start your own event or take your current one to the next level? Download our free Live...
After not having any luck finding a conference where Emily could network with fellow Freelancers, she did what any true entrepreneur does and did it herself.
She lived in Austin, and knew she was on a time crunch because she would be backing up to SXSW, so she put together her entire first conference in 100 days and The Freelance Conference (#FREECON) was officially born.
Now, just completing her 3rd year, Emily and I talk about:
- How she put together her first event
- Why the details mean everything to her, and why she feels they're important
- What's the most important thing to do when landing large sponsors
- Her biggest lessons learned as she has grown from year to year
- An incredible piece of advice for those who are jumping in
To learn more about the Freelance Conference, visit here --> Freelance Conference
Tim Elliot, with his business partner, decided they didn't have enough quality marketing events in their area. So they did what any great entrepreneur would do, and they created one.
Tim shares his journey of how and why they decided to do one, along with the things he learned along the way, plus so much more.
In this episode we discuss;
Would you like to learn more about MarketEd Live? - Check it out here --> MarketEd Live
Tena Pettis is the owner and founder of Tenacious, among several other entrepreneurial ventures.
After seeing a need in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area for an event, she decided to take on the challenge by putting together The Before Conference.
Now she's taking this venture into her 3rd year, and Tena shared with us some of her biggest lessons learned, and why she loves doing events.
In this episode we discuss:
Events almost broke me, in more ways than one. But even though the stress of taking on such a large initiative, it paid off in ways I could never have imagined.
In this very first episode, I get super honest with the good and the bad of live events, and why I wanted to create this podcast.