Coran Woodmass - How to get invited to speak at conferences

March 14, 2019

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I’ve known Coran for a few years. Along with his wife Leanne they live a fairly nomadic life, but often spend 3-4 months in Prague where we have spent a lot of time together.

It was also an interesting chat from a general business & entrepreneurship stand point following on from my chat with Anton Kraly last week about Drop Shipping as Amazon FBA selling is a different but business model

We also have a great discussion about promoting yourself online including newsletter, YouTube/Facebook/Instagram video strategies to do week in week out, including how Coran repurposes content to all channels and his exact workflow.

In this interview we also discuss:

  1. How Coran started by networking his way on to podcasts
  2. How Coran bombed at his first speaking event in Hong Kong…. and this still led to Coran getting a customer!
  3. How Coran got his first paid speaking arrangement (in Ukraine)
  4. Corans hack for speaking to attendees after he has presented to maximise his contacts
  5. The importance of networking with speakers and sponsors at the event
  6. The reasons why Coran still speaks for free all the time even though he gets paid to speak

If you enjoyed this chat check out two related interviews:

  1. Anton Kraly who talks about dropshipping as Amazon FBA selling is a different but similar business model
  2. Corbin Ball who is a sought after speaker on the subject of events and event technology
  3. If you want more podcasts about about selling your business check out interviews with Steve Monnington and Justin Cooke

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Anton Kraly - Founder of ‘Drop Ship Lifestyle Retreat’

March 7, 2019

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Anton runs the hugely popular website Dropship lifestyle where he teaches people to set up and run dropship stores…. a really interesting business model where you set up an online store with no inventory and of course run your business from anywhere.

In this interview we discuss:

  1. What is drop shipping? And how it is a great way to make money online
  2. How Anton structures his business with an office in Austin and a Philippines remote team
  3. How Anton runs annual retreats for his community for around 100 people in locations such as Thailand, Hawaii, Prague and more!
  4. What he’s learned from over six years of continuously running an annual event

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The return of Will Kunhardt - Partner in ‘The Lost Estate’, an ‘Immersive Experience’ events company

February 28, 2019

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By popular demand we have Will Kunhardt returning to the podcast for the second time. If you didn’t get to check out Will’s first appearance and talk about his journey from classical conductor to ‘immersive events’ mogul it’s a ‘must listen’ so check it out wherever you listen to your podcasts. There's also a direct link below:

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This interview takes place three months after the last one. Will has just finished an epic two month run of the Great Christmas Feast in London, an ‘Immersive Experience’ on an epic scale….every day for two months….so we get into all the stories while they are still fresh in his mind.

This interview is amazing in that we have some inspiring ‘big picture’ visions of someone building a growing company, combined with some actionable tips to get attendees to your events right now. In this interview we discuss:

  1. The problems setting up the feast, including his idea to bring a crane in at midnight to Central London to secretly lift in kitchen equipment
  2. The importance of recruiting a good Project Manager and how Will didn’t need to be there ‘in person
  3. Will talks about going full time and founding his events company The Lost Estate
  4. Will talks about what’s next The Lost Love Speakeasy his most ambitions event yet and one with no end date.
  5. Their plans for an agency to help other run ‘Immersive Experiences’
  6. We give you some AMAZING and actionable tips to help promote your events including:
    1. Lead ads for Instagram
    2. Multiple landing pages for different interests - micro targeting
    3. Divi for Wordpress
    4. YouTube pre roll ads
    5. Two layered ads on Facebook

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More information on Will can be found on below:

https://www.thelostestate.com/

http://lostlovespeakeasy.thelostestate.com/

http://insidetheestate.com/

 

Will email will@theaco.co.uk

Liam Martin - Founder of the ‘Running Remote’ Conference in Bali

February 21, 2019

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Liam is the founder of TimeDoctor and staff.com and also runs the ‘Running Remote’ conference in Bali. In this interview we discuss:

    1. How Liam started off with a plan to be a Sociology professor but it didn’t work out as he wasn’t good at teaching
    2. How he started the conference by finding a niche that no existing conference was serving (a great tip for listeners
    3. Why Liam wears his ‘Running Remote Conference’ t shirt every time he speaks at another conference
    4. We discuss how not many people talk about the economics of running a conference (apart from The Events Podcast)
    5. How Liam focused heavily on the financials to make sure he didn’t lose money
    6. How you can get hotels to pay you 10-20% of all room booking fees
    7. How to negotiate with hotels
    8. How he is dealing with local governments who want to pay to bring his conference to them as they want to attract remote workers
    9. How it’s way easier to get sponsors for your second conference (Liam 10x’d his prices!)
    10. How he gets to break even just from sponsors
    11. Pro Tip: Get speakers to record a promo video to show they are speaking at your event - great social proof
    12. They sold 9% of tickets in first month, 19% in second, 30% in third, 15% in fourth, 28% in fifth, 10% in sixth
    13. Pro Tip: If you can get 50% of conference attendees to come again next year you are doing great
    14. How they made a mistake only having vegetarian food in year one
    15. If you have a VIP party….then charge for it
    16. How he got all his speakers Diplomatic Immunity!

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James Schramko - Author of ‘Work less make more’ who runs ‘Superfast Business Live’ conference and ‘Maldives Surf Business Mastermind’

February 14, 2019

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James is the author of the fantastic book ‘Work Less Make More’ and owns ‘Superfast business’ - a membership community for online entrepreneurs. In this interview we discuss:

  1. How James spoke at his first event while still an employee and sold a $5000 course
  2. How his first event promised all attendees to have an online business up and running at the end of the second day - and achieved it!
  3. The benefits of taking a speaking course to become a better speaker
  4. His system to produce a huge amount of podcast and video for very few hours spent each week
  5. Maldives Surf Business Mastermind - How James gets a group of high level entrepreneurs on a boat for a tropical mastermind. We discuss the benefits of this type of event and why there are more and more of them
  6. Superfast Business Live - A conference now in its 10th year with 150+ attendees. James talks about how he plans and promotes this event and the benefits, including keeping in touch with his community, and getting new members

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Justin Cooke - Co-founder of Empire Flippers, one of the Worlds largest online business brokers

February 7, 2019

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Justin is the co-founder of Empire Flippers…. one of the world biggest online business brokers. He moved to the ‘wild west’ city of Davao, Philippines to start their first office and now have a global remote team with over 50 employees.

Justin is a great example of someone who is not in the events business BUT has consistently used events to GROW his business. He has used residential meet ups to build relationships with customers and team members. He also has a ton of useful info about exhibiting at conferences, and tips both for exhibitors and for conference organizers.

On the interview we discuss:

  1. The story of how Empire Flippers was founded in Davao, Philippines
  2. How they built their business as a fully remote team and run ‘in person’ meetups twice a year to get the team working together
  3. Founding annual ‘Empire Retreats’ - Their meetup’s for clients and team members in a cool villa in Phuket, Thailand. Check out the YouTube video!
  4. Why they sponsor a lot of conferences and what they look for to get an ROI
  5. Some tips for conference organizers on how to keep sponsors happy
  6. Lots of tips for event sponsors including “Why if you go to an event it’s important to be in the right room, at the right parties to meet the right people”....and how to make this happen

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More information on Justin can be found on his website https://empireflippers.com/. If you are in the market to buy or sell an online business he is absolutely the person to talk to.

Chris Robb: Author of ‘Mass Participation Sports Events’, International Speaker and Founder of ‘Mass Participation Asia’ conference.

January 31, 2019

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Chris Robb has done a lot! From running events at his school growing up in Zimbabwe to being the road manager for the Sydney Olympics. He founded the Singapore Marathon and sold it to Ironman before launching is career as an international consultant and speaker. He now lives in Bali and runs the Mass Participation Asia conference and is a sought after speaker and consultant

On the interview we discuss:

  1. How Chris organized a running event at his school to pay for the school running track to be resurfaced
  2. How he went to University in South Africa and ran events there
  3. What are the business models for mass participation sporting events
  4. Moving to Sydney and working on the Olympics as road manager
  5. The huge rise of ‘Tough Mudder’ style races
  6. Starting the Singapore Marathon and selling it to Ironman
  7. Why he moved to Bali
  8. His advice for people wanting to speak at conferences
  9. What are the opportunities for entrepreneurs to start a new event now

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Luke Reed: Running meetups then growing to conferences

January 24, 2019

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Luke founded a company called ‘Tech Circus’ that runs meetups and conferences in the UK around some focussed tech areas such as UX Design and FinTech.

It’s a super interesting chat as we get into some basics that I get asked about a lot: How do run meetups, then grow this community and then run larger conferences. Luke did this and he drops a lot of knowledge on how he achieved it.

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Dan Taylor and James Sayer talk about how they met and started running events across Asia together

January 17, 2019

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It’s time to introduce my co-host on the podcast James Sayer. James and me met at my second ever conference, which I ran in Bangkok six years ago and have been running events together ever since. In that time we have ran over 100 events together of all sizes in almost every country in Asia so it’s been a real adventure.

We hope you enjoy this ‘origin story’ recorded from Prague and Bangkok

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Follow James on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/JamesDSayer

How to get 100+ attendees to come to your meetup with Clare Kennedy and David Costello from ‘Founder Institute’

January 10, 2019

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Clare and David run the Prague chapter of ‘Founder Institute’. A pre-seed accelerator for startups. I met them when I was lucky enough to be a mentor at two of their recent events. For their first ever meetup the got 75 attendees, and over 100 to their second. I wanted to find out how they did this to see what listeners running meetups can learn from this….so I got them on the pod

On the podcast we discuss:

  1. How their first entrepreneurial venture (a mobile app) went wrong
  2. How they founded their own digital marketing agency and what customers they focus on
  3. How they ended up running a local chapter of the Founder Institute
  4. How they partnered with local entrepreneurs to gain quick access to a large local network
  5. How the majority of registrations came from Facebook ads
  6. How Instagram ads are still undervalued

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More information on David and Clare is below:

http://disruptdigi.com