A few days ago, Ken McArthur from JV Alert Live posted a message on his Facebook page about the next JV Alert Event.
He said he had four speaker slots open and was taking requests, so naturally I submitted my request.
It’s been a long time goal of mine to speak live on stage at an Internet Marketing event. No so much to sell, but to give out some great content. You know I’m all about Nothing but Content right, lol.
Anyway, a few days later he contacted me saying I was accepted.
This is absolutely great, really it is. My dreams to speak at a live event is finally coming true.
Only one problem…
The event takes place in one week! And it’s only a ten minute slot…
So on top of it being my first ever speaking engagement, I’ve got ten minutes to deliver bad ass content and I only got a week to prepare. HOT DAMN! Talk about pressure huh!
It’s all good though, I do well under heavy pressure.
Most people wouldn’t take a gig on such short notice, but here’s the thing.
I’ve been trying to land a speaking gig for a while now, and no luck. This is my first shot and the way I see it, it’s a HUGE door that’s opening up for me.
This will get the ball rolling. It’s the beginning of my speaking career. It’s experience I’ll be gaining.
I have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Here’s the cool part about this…
My first ever live event I went to was at a JV Alert Live event. It was back in 2009 in Washington D.C.
Before then, I knew nothing about events, I didn’t even know they existed. My buddy told me about it and since we were both fairly new to this I.M. world, we decided to go.
He flew in from London here to Florida where I live, then we both flew to D.C. to attend the event. Best experience EVER!
So it’s kind of ironic that my first speaking gig would be at the same event that started it all for me. How cool is that ;-)
So what am I going to do to prepare?
Well for one, I’m gonna watch a ton of TEDTalk presentations. Their presentations usually takes about 15 – 20 minutes.
I’ve been to a ton of Marketing events and most all presenters take 1 – 2 hours for one presentation.
Since I’ve only got 10 minutes, I could learn a ton from TED Talks.
- How they present
- How they pack so much content in such a short time
- How they deliver the content
- How they begin
- How they end
- and so much more
As far as the content, I really have to think about it. Remember, it’s only ten minutes so I have to make sure that whatever I present, it must make sense, and have a huge impact on the crowd.
Where will this event take place?
Right here in my home town, Orlando, Florida. It’s called JV Alert Live. I know it’s short notice but if by chance you’re local and want to come by and attend the event, just go here <<
I would love to me and speak with you in person.
I just wanted to say thanks to Ken McArthur for this opportunity. It’s truly a dream come true. This event did so many things for me at the beginning and I have no doubt that it will be great for my Speaking Career.
If you’re attending, I can’t wait to meet you in person!
I’ll be updating this post after the event. I’ll also be updating during this week up until the event via my facebook and twitter as I learn and find out more about when I’ll speak and what I’ll be talking about.
If there’s any tips, advice, or a crash course of some type you can give, please share them with me. I could use all the help I can get ;-)