10 days ago Ryan Deiss and the team from Digital Marketer in conjunction with Global1 Events put on Traffic and Conversion Summit Australia. Over 700 people gathered at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney for three days of presentations about online traffic and conversions.
I was humbled and honoured to be asked to speak on the first day about the importance of building online communities. I will admit I was a little nervous given the calibre of the speakers I was sharing the stage with. Of course Ryan and Richard Lindner from Digital Marketer as well as Nick Bowditch (the only person in Australasia to have worked for Facebook and Twitter), Gideon Shalwick from YouTube advertising platform Veeroll, Mike Rhodes (who co-wrote the Google AdWords book with Perry Marshall) and one of my mentors Ed Dale. Plus two very special appearances by Janine Allis, founder of Boost Juice (amazing woman) and Naomi Simson, founding director of Red Balloon who I heard was also amazing. Sadly, I missed the last day as I was in bed with the flu.
I was also concerned that my topic wasn't as sexy as some of the others on the schedule. Turns out lots of people are interested in building online communities and the feedback I have had since my talk has been overwhelming. I've had so many questions about building online communities and creating recurring revenue within those communities that I've started a private Facebook group to keep the conversation going.
It's completely free to join so if you are serious about creating recurring revenue you can request to join here.
Here are a few photos of me in action courtesy of my friend David Jenyns from Melbourne SEO Services. If you ever wanted to know what these large conventions look like inside, take a peek.
Would you like to speak at an event like this? Are you scared of public speaking? Ask me anything in the comments and I'll do my best to answer.