First, I’m happy to announce that Live #Blogchat will be coming back to the B2B Forum in October! The B2B Forum will be back in Boston on October the 3rd through the 5th, and the Live #Blogchat will be at the end of the day on the 4th. As most of you know, I’ve always been a big fan of MarketingProfs’ events because they bring a lot of great speakers in and give attendees actionable ideas they can take home and implement immediately. Few events can match the value that MarketingProfs creates. As usual there will be a killer speaker lineup, including Kami Huyse, Chris Penn, Tim Hayden, Lee Odden, Amber Naslund, Matt Ridings, Joe Pulizzi, DJ Waldow, Sam Fiorella, Lou Imbriano and the one and only CK! This is also a great chance to network as the MP speakers are very accessible.
For those of you that have never attended a Live #Blogchat event, it’s just like Twitter, without all the Twitter 😉 We have a great and interactive discussion about a particular blogging topic and instead of tweeting our thoughts to each other, we actually TALK TO EACH OTHER! Shocking 😉 But it’s a great experience, and honestly I think the discussions at the Live #Blogchats are better than what we see during #Blogchat on Twitter. And MarketingProfs has arranged to let y’all have a $200 discount off the basic rate for registration, just use code BLOGCHAT when you register!
Also, if you are interested in sponsoring the Live #Blogchat, email me and I’ll put you in touch with MarketingProfs to discuss details.
Also later that month I’ll be presenting Think Like a Rock Star at the Social Brand Forum. I’ll be keynoting along with my friends Ann Handley and DJ Waldow. Nick just expanded the speakers lineup, and this looks to be a great event! Oh, and the first 100 tickets sold will also get a copy of Think Like a Rock Star, along with DJ’s new book The Rebel’s Guide to Email Marketing!
Finally, a few of you have been asking about the progress of Think Like a Rock Star. The writing is going well, and the first-draft of the manuscript is due to McGraw-Hill in about 5 weeks. For the last month or so I’ve spent most of my time ‘tightening’ the first half of the book. I’m really pleased with the progress, and I can’t wait for y’all to read the finished product! The official on-sale date is now set as April 19th, 2013. The book is scheduled to be available for pre-order sometime next month, and I will definitely let y’all know when it’s up 😉
As for the Think Like a Rock Star book tour, I honestly haven’t spent a lot of time trying to lock down new dates, because I have been focusing on writing the book. But if you want to have me present Think Like a Rock Star at your event, here’s the quick n dirty way to make that happen:
1 – Book my travel for me, including 2 nights hotel, flight and cab fares.
2 – Pre-order 100 copies of Think Like a Rock Star from Amazon and email me your receipt at least a month before I am set to speak.
That’s it! Here’s a list of the confirmed dates so far.
Hope y’all have a wonderful weekend, oh and this Sunday’s #Blogchat topic is discussing our favorite plugins! Hope to see you there at 8pm Central on Sunday!