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Celebrate Our Latest Keynote Announcement with Five Free Sessions

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Today, we via announced our first five keynotes for NMX 2014 this January in Las Vegas. We’re honored to welcome to the stage Scott Stratten, Lynette Young, Lee Odden, Julien Smith, and Amy Porterfield, who will all be giving mini-keynote talks at NMX 2014. Trust me when I say that you don’t want to miss these speakers on stage. Register now!

Also, we’re giving away some free session recordings to celebrate (find out more here).

Here’s a little more about each of our five keynoters:

scott stratten Scott Stratten always brings lots of energy to our stage. People are still talking about his keynote in 2010, and we know he’s going to deliver something even better in 2014. If you don’t follow Scott on Twitter already, you can do so at @unmarketing (and we highly recommend it).Read Scott’s full bio >
lynetteyoungpic002 Lynette Young is known for being a strong female presence even on male-dominated social networks like Google+. What she has to say is relevant for both men and women. You definitely don’t want to miss her on the keynote stage in 2014.Read Lynette’s full bio >
lee odden If you haven’t seen Lee speak before, you’re in for a treat. He’s the founder of TopRank Online Marketing, and frequently writes on the TopRank Blog, and his sessions at NMX are always among our most well-reviewed. We’re honored to have him coming to our keynote stage in 2014.Read Lee’s full bio >
julien smith When talking about Julien Smith, it might be easier to tell you what this guy hasn’t done! He’s the CEO of Breather, the author of several books (including Trust Agents, which he wrote with Chris Brogan, a blogger, and more. We can’t wait to bring him to our 2014 keynote stage.Read Julien’s full bio >
amy porterfield Last but certainly not least, we’re proud to announce that Amy Porterfield will be coming to the NMX 2014 keynote stage. There’s nothing this girl can’t do! She’s the co-author of Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies, host of the top-rated Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast, a consultant for companies like Harley-Davidson, and more.Read Amy’s full bio >

Welcome to our first group of NMX 2014 keynote speakers!

Giveaway Alert!

As I mentioned above, we’re also giving away some free sessions to celebrate our first NMX 2014 keynote announcement. If you act now, you’ll get session recordings from Scott, Lynette, Lee, Julien, and Amy–completely free, no purchase necessary!

Get your free sessions here >

NMX 2014 Ticket Prices are Soon Going Up

Lastly, I did want to mention that this month, our ticket prices jump, so if you’re planning to come to NMX 2014, now is a great time to register. Take a moment to secure your seat at the show now so you don’t miss Scott, Lynette, Lee, Julien, and Amy and all of our awesome speakers live on the NMX stage.

Coming to the NMX 2014 Stage… (Our Biggest Podcasting Announcement Ever!)

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It’s Podcast-a-Palooza here at NMX this week! Our Director of Podcasting, Cliff Ravenscraft, has been hard at work preparing for NMX 2014, and the Podcasting Track is on track to be even better than last year, if that is possible.

And for THIS WEEK ONLY we’re giving away NMX 2014 discount code specifically for podcasters and podcast fans. Use PODCAST20 right now to save 20% on your ticket. Register now >

Welcome to 20+ Amazing Podcasting Speakers

Today, we’re happy to make our biggest podcasting announcement EVER! Starting with a huge group of speakers you’ll see if you attend the podcasting track sessions at NMX 2014! (And announcing speakers is just a start…keep reading for even more podcasty goodness!)

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Woah, mama, that’s a lot of speakers! Here’s a little more about them:

  • Kenn Blanchard is a former pastor and a gun rights activist who has been podcasting since 2007.
  • Jason Casbassi’s “The Walking Dead ‘Cast” is the the #1 Walking Dead podcast out there. It’s fueled by passion, enthusiasm, and braaaaaaaaaains.
  • Rob Cesterino was a contestant on Survivor and now podcasts about it.
  • Chris Christenson is a top travel podcaster who’s doing both video and audio podcasting.
  • Darrell Darnell began podcasting about Fringe in 2008 and hasn’t looked back. He is now involved in several other fan podcasts as well.
  • Erik Fisher’s podcasting, social media and productivity passions come together on his “Beyond the To-Do List” podcast.
  • John Dumas hosts “EntrepreneurOnFire” – and we think he’s on fire too!
  • Jared Easley teaches others how to manage their fear with his “Starve the Doubts” podcast.
  • Pat Flynn started as a blogger, and now has evolved into a successful podcaster as well. Is there anything this man can’t do? We think not!
  • Jeremy Frandsen and Jason Van Orden are a double threat. They co-host Internet Business Mastery, the #1 podcast on Internet marketing since 2005.
  • Rob Greenlee began “WebTalk World Radio Show” in 1999 and turned it into a podcast back in 2004, making him one of them most experience podcasters in the world.
  • Dave Hamilton, the host of “Mac Geek Gab Podcast,” is your go-to guy for anything Mac.
  • Dave Jackson from “School of Podcasting” is the first person to podcast about podcasting.
  • Daniel J. Lewis hosts an entire network of podcasts, on everything from Once Upon a Time to using Audacity.
  • Rick Mulready’s  Inside Social Media podcast features social leaders from some of the biggest brands in the world.
  • Amy Porterfield is a Facebook expert and no stranger to the NMX stage. Did you know she’s a podcaster now too?
  • Cliff Ravenscraft never disappoints with his sessions…which is why he’s now the NMX Director of Podcasting.
  • Mike and Izabela Russell own the audio production company Music Radio Creative which now serves customers in over 77 different countries.
  • Scott Stratten was named one of the top 5 social media influencers in the world by Forbes.com. 
  • Jaime Tardy  has interviewed 100 millionaires on her show “Eventual Millionaire.”
  • Rob Walch is Vice President of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn and the founder of podCast411. Podcasting for Dummies lists him as one of the top five most influential persons in podcasting

Whew, what a list! You can see more about all of the podcasting speakers, as well as other speakers we’ve announced, on our 2014 Speaker Page. Or, head to our Podcasting Page to see just podcasting speakers and other information about that track.

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What You’ll Learn in the 2014 Podcasting Track

And if that wasn’t a big enough announcement for you, we’re also announcing some of the sessions titles you’ll find in our NMX 2014 Podcasting Track! If names don’t impress you as much as actual session topics, here’s a list of just some of the educational sessions and panels you’ll be able to attend:

  • Audio Branding: Ways to Improve Your Podcast “Brand” with the Use of carefully Scripted Jingles & Voice Overs (Beginner)
  • The Power of Niche Podcasting – Three Reasons You Should Narrowly Focus On One Topic (Beginner)
  • How Do I Record My Podcast So I Can Sound Good All The Time? (Intermediate)
  • Why Podcasting if We’re Already Broadcasting? Social media/blogging addicts reveal why they started podcasts (Intermediate)
  • How Not To Screw Up Your Podcast Interviews – Tips On Creating Interviews That Will Increase Your Credibility (Intermediate)
  • Podcasting Profits: How to Use Your Podcast to Generate Income (Intermediate)
  • Building A Successful Fan Podcast Devoted to Your Favorite TV Show, Movie or Book Series (Intermediate)
  • Guaranteed To Stand Out – Authenticity And Transparency Behind The Microphone (Intermediate)
  • How To Land The Expert Interviews You Want For Your Podcast (Intermediate)
  • How To Audio Podcast 100% from an iPad or iPhone (Advanced)
  • From No Online Presence To Six Figure Income Within Six Months. A Podcasting Success Story (Advanced)
  • The State of Podcasting For 2014 (Advanced)

You can learn more about all of these sessions/panels on our Podcasting Page. We’ll be adding even more sessions and speakers over the next few weeks.

podcasting awards The Return of the Podcasing Awards!

Last year, Todd Cochrane brought his Podcast Awards to NMX, and it was a smashing success, with so many podcasters and fans attending that we ran out of seats and people were standing along the walls! We’re happy to announce that the Podcast Awards are coming back. We hope to see you at the 9th Annual Podcast Awards, which are open to all NMX attendees.

Mark your calendars – nominations for these awards open on October 1. Want an email reminder? Click here.

podcasting at nmx The Return of the Podcasting Pavilion!

NMX 2013 was also home to the “Podcasting Pavilion,” where podcasting speakers and attendees could broadcast live from the exhibit hall floor. It was extremely popular, so we’re bringing it back for NMX 2014.

Interested in learning more about podcasting live from NMX 2014? Click here.

Here at NMX, we’re committed to bringing programming, networking opportunities, and recognition to podcasters. How are we doing? Leave a comment – we’re love to hear from you!

Your Podcasting Ticket to the Show: Here’s a Discount

Of course, if you haven’t already, there’s no time like the present! You need to register for a pass in order to attend our keynotes, sessions, networking parties, and the Podcasting Awards. For this week only, we’re offering a discount code specifically for podcasters and podcast fans.

Use PODCAST20 to save 20% on your ticket to NMX 2014.

So what are you waiting for? Register today!

Announcing More NMX 2014 Speakers!

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Last month, we announced our first round of NMX 2014 speakers, which included both familiar faces to the NMX/BlogWorld stage and brand new speakers who will be joining us for the first time. Today, we’re proud to announce another group of speakers for our 2014 show. Check out who you’ll see presenting sessions at NMX 2014 in January:

Amy Lupold Bair

We love having Amy back as an NMX speaker again. As the inventor of the Twitter Party, Amy is a pro at creating buzz for brands and reaching influencers. If you haven’t seen her speak in the past, now’s your chance!

Learn More and Connect with Amy >

Cliff Ravenscraft

We’re excited to have Cliff back as a speaker again, and he’ll also be helping ensure that the NMX podcasting track is even more awesome than last year.

Learn More and Connect with Cliff >

Dre Armeda

Want to know about making your website more secure? Dre’s your man. We’re happy to have him coming back to the NMX stage to share his knowledge and help you stay protected.

Learn More and Connect with Dre >

Gary Bembridge

Gary has been part of our TBEX (travel blogger) community, and we knew we had to bring him to Las Vegas as well. We can’t wait to have him on the NMX stage for the first time.

Learn More and Connect with Gary >

Greg Hickman

Greg has worked with major brands (including The New York Jets, AT&T, and Cabelas) to help develop their mobile strategies, so he’s a perfect fit for NMX. We can’t wait to have him take the stage in January.

Learn More and Connect with Greg >

Pat Flynn

Pat is always one of our most-requested and highest-rated requested speakers, so it’s our pleasure to have him back for another great session at NMX.

Learn More and Connect with Pat >

Patrice Yursik

Last year, Patrice (aka Afrobella) was brand new to NMX, and we loved her session. Her fans have named her the “Godmother of Brown Beauty Blogging” and we agree!

Learn More and Connect with Patrice >

Ric Dragon

If you’re looking for advanced knowledge from a digital marketing expert, look no farther than Ric’s session. We’re happy to have him coming back to the NMX stage for our 2014 show.

Learn More and Connect with Ric >

Rob Walch

We’re always happy to have Rob speaking at NMX. As the author of Tricks of the Podcasting Masters and the VP of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn, who better to join our podcasting track?

Learn More and Connect with Rob >

Sam Fiorella

We’re glad to have Sam back for another great session. He’s an author, a Huffington Post contributor, a Rutgers faculty member, and the founder of the weekly Twitter debate #bizforum. If you’re a business professional, you don’t want to miss his session!

Learn More and Connect with Sam >

Tom Webster

Tom’s sessions are always filled with stats and data while still being entertaining. You don’t want to miss him on the NMX 2014 stage.

Learn More and Connect with Tom >

And in case you missed our June announcement, here’s a list of other speakers you’ll see at NMX 2014:

If you don’t have your ticket to NMX 2014 yet, what are you waiting for? Register now to see all these speakers – and dozens more TBA – in Las Vegas this January!

Today’s the Last Day to Get NMX 2014 Tickets at Early Bird Rates!

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Did you know that this is the last week to purchase an early bird ticket for NMX 2014? Register today so you don’t miss out!

I might be a little biased, but NMX is my favorite conference of the year. Here’s why I like to go to it:

  • A Mix of Speakers: At a lot of conference, you see only the same-old, same-old speaking every year. At other conferences, there are so many newbies that you don’t know what you’re going to get. NMX has a good mix of familiar faces and new speakers every year, so there are always a variety of choices when choosing what sessions to attend.
  • Great Tools on the Show Floor: At many conferences, you’ll find big brands who are great to approach about sponsorships or review products if you are blogging in their niche, but at NMX, you overwhelming find companies who have tools that help you becoming a better content creator. That means the show floor is universally relevant, no matter what your niche.
  • The People are Amazing: Every year, I am overwhelmed by the sheer amount of awesome people I meet at NMX. People are there to learn and to network, not to get drunk and party. That’s the kind of conference I want to attend. Last year, we held a networking reception in the conference center one night instead of having another networking party at a nightclub or bar and it was a HUGE success.

I could go on and on, but if I haven’t yet convinced you to register today, let me give you a little more concrete information about the event, including who you can expect to see speaking there!

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NMX 2014 is shaping up to be a great conference! Earlier this week, we announced our first group of what will eventually be 300+ speakers:

  • Rob Barnett from My Damn Channel
  • Amanda Blain, the Queen of Google+
  • Rich Brooks from flyte new media
  • Mitch Canter from studionashvegas
  • Dave Delaney, author of New Business Networking
  • Dino Dogan from Triberr
  • Chris Ducker from Virtual Staff Finder
  • Kristi Hines from Kikolani
  • Aaron Hockley from Hockley Photography
  • Jessica Northey from CMChatLive
  • Cynthia Sanchez, an expert on Pinterest
  • Robert Scoble from Rackspace
  • Andrea Vahl, the edu-tainer behind Grandma Mary

You can read more about each of these speakers on our announcement post from Monday, which includes information about how to connect with each of them before the show. You can also check out our speakers page to see up-to-date information about speakers added in the future.

NMX 2014 will include not only sessions about blogging, podcasting, web TV, and social business, but also a full trade show floor, a speed networking event to help connect you with companies, networking receptions to help you meet other attendees and speakers, keynotes every day with some of the biggest names in the industry, and more! We’re working hard to make the NMX experience better than it has ever been before. Our goal is to always raise the bar.

TODAY is the last day you can pick up a ticket at early bird rates. They start at just $97, and learn more about all ticket types and register here.

Got questions? Let me know and I’ll be happy to answer them! Just leave a comment or ask on Twitter (@allison_boyer or @NewMediaExpo).

Special Announcement: Introducing Our First Group of Speakers for NMX 2014!

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This year, we opened registration for NMX earlier than ever before. Today, we’re happy to announce our first group of speakers, which includes several NMX speaker alumni and a few new faces.

Early bird ticket prices expire this week, so if you haven’t yet picked up your ticket, register now to see sessions with the following speakers:

Aaron Hockley

Aaron is no stranger to the NMX stage. In addition to speaking at NMX, he has also written several posts here on the NMX blog. Check out his posts “Image Manipulation Tricks For Bloggers!” and “More Than Words: Better Blogging with Photos.”

Learn More and Connect with Aaron >

Amanda Blain

Amanda is the queen of Google+ and if you missed her session at NMX 2013, now’s your chance to see her speak!

Learn More and Connect with Amanda >

Andrea Vahl

One of my best memories of NMX 2013 is watching Andrea as Grandma Mary interview Scott Monty from Ford. Will Grandma make an appearance at NMX 2014? You’ll have to come to the show to find out!

Learn More and Connect with Andrea >

Chris Ducker

Chris is one of the most passionate people you will ever meet. His energy is infectious, and his session at NMX 2014 is one you don’t want to miss.

Learn More and Connect with Chris >

Cynthia Sanchez

Cynthia is brand new to the NMX stage, but not new to the NMX community. Her knowledge of Pinterest is unmatched, and we’re super excited to welcome her to our list of speakers.

Learn More and Connect with Cynthia >

Dave Delaney

Dave is the the author of New Business Networking and was named must-follow digital expert on Twitter by Billboard Magazine. We can’t wait to have him speak at NMX 2014.

Learn More and Connect with Dave >

Dino Dogan

Dino’s session at NMX 2013 had attendees buzzing with excitement, and we’re so glad he’s coming back for NMX 2014. Check out Dino’s interview with UFC’s Dana White from last year’s show.

Learn More and Connect with Dino >

Jessica Northey

If you saw Jessica’s session at NMX 2013 or her pre-show “Twangout” with Guy Kawasaki, you know she’s a firecracker. Don’t miss her session at NMX 2014.

Learn More and Connect with Jessica >

Kristi Hines

We can’t wait to have Kristi Hines speak at one of our events for the first time! Check out the guest post she wrote here on the NMX blog: “Guest Blogging in 2013: The End of Unsolicited Guest Posts?

Learn More and Connect with Kristi >

Mitch Canter

We always love having Mitch on the NMX stage. When it comes to design and WordPress, his knowledge is second to none. (And he’s also one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet!)

Learn More and Connect with Mitch >

Rich Brooks

Who better to speak at NMX than the guy who has been to every single NMX/BlogWorld since it started? Rich’s sessions are always popular and packed with information, so make sure you get a seat early.

Learn More and Connect with Rich >

Rob Barnett

With his company My Damn Channel, Rob has worked with people such as Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, and Rolling Stones, as well as helped emerging talent build their audiences. We can’t wait to have him share his knowledge on the NMX stage.

Learn More and Connect with Rob >

Robert Scoble

If you haven’t seen Robert Scoble speak, now’s your chance! He’s interviewed technology innovators, and we’re happy to welcome him back as an NMX speaker to share what he’s learned.

Learn More and Connect with Robert >

This is just the first wave of speakers we’re announcing for our 2014 conference. If you’re interested in speaking, you can still submit your proposal here. Our deadline is September 2, but as you can see, we’re announcing speakers even sooner, so don’t wait to get your proposal in!

And remember, if you’re as excited about our speaker line-up as we are, pick up a ticket to NMX 2014 this week. Early bird pricing expires on Friday, June 21. You can register for NMX here; tickets start at just $97.

Doing NMX 2014 on a Tight Budget

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NMX is a show that will pay for itself if you use your time in Vegas to network and learn as much as possible. I’ve made several business deals, built valuable relationships with a-listers, found new readers for my blog, and more at past NMX/BlogWorld events. In my mind, there are very few good reasons to miss this event if you’re serious about your online content or business.

Still, one of the most common excuses I hear is this:

I’m on a tight budget this year. I’d like to be there, but NMX is just not financially possible for me.

If you’re motivated, however, I do believe that your budget should not be a hurdle. Today’s post is all about attending the show, even if you don’t think you have the money for traveling or conferences.

Step One: Buy your ticket right now.

A lot of people put off buying a ticket because they’re unsure if they can afford to attend or not. Here’s the thing: the longer you wait to decide if you can afford it, the less likely you’ll be able to afford it.

Commit. Buy your ticket right now at the early bird price. Not only will you save money on the actual price of the ticket, but you’ll also flip that switch in your brain. You’re committed to attending. No more “thinking about it.” Now you can focus on making it happen.

If you are still a little wary about buying a ticket this early, keep in mind that tickets can be transferred if you end up not being able to go. Check out our Attendee Terms & Conditions for more information.

Buying your ticket right now has another benefit – it allows you to spread out the money you spend as much as possible. In December, are you really going to be able to afford a ticket to the conference, hotel, plane ticket, etc. all at once? If you’re not a good saver, getting one of those things out of the way now allows you to think of attending NMX as more like a multi-part payment plan, where you pay for things a little at a time between now and January. In fact, that’s my next step!

Step Two: Create a payment plan for yourself.

Make a list of all the things you need to pay for in order to attend NMX. And I mean everything, from your hotel booking to your meals to the checked baggage fee. Estimate the price of each item as closely as possible.

Then, come up with a plan to pay off those things one at a time. Check things off your list one by one.

Think about your life and schedule bigger items during months when you don’t have as many other expenses. For example, if your budget is tight, you probably don’t want to buy your plane ticket the same month your child’s birthday.

But do try to put some money toward your trip every single month or even with every single paycheck. For example, maybe you only have $20 to spend this month because you had a number of other life expenses as well. Buy yourself a $20 gift card to Starbucks to use for breakfast during the trip. You can also just put the money into a special savings account, but I don’t have a ton of willpower. If you’re like me, buying gift cards to use during the trip is better than putting money into an account where it can tempt me to be used for other purchases.

Step Three: Allow your loved ones to help.

If your loved ones are anything like mine, they always ask what you want for your birthday or for Christmas. It’s a little awkward because I’m fine with just a hug and a card, but they want to give me something. Often, I end up with stuff I don’t really need.

This year, make it known that you’d rather have an investment in your business than a new sweater. If everyone pitches in with a $20 gift card to your hotel of choice or your favorite booking site, you can cross “accommodations” off your list of things to buy. You can also ask people to gift “services” for when you’re gone. For example, maybe for your birthday, your sister agrees to watch your children while you’re in Las Vegas.

It doesn’t have to always be a gift. You could trade with your loved ones as well. For example, maybe your drive your cousin to the airport for her next business trip in exchange for driving you to the airport when you leave for NMX. Or maybe your walk your neighbor’s dog while they’re on vacation this summer in exchange for the same while you’re at NMX.

Step Four: Land Some Sponsors

Easier said than done, right?

Actually, I fully believe that one of the biggest reasons some people don’t have sponsors when they attend conferences is that they don’t ask for them. If you’re proactive in finding sponsors, it might be easier than you think! It’s about more than just a blanket beg for sponsors on Twitter or your blog. That rarely works. It’s important to be strategic about it.

Start by looking for people who have sponsored or exhibited at events like NMX in the past or who are actively involved with your niche’s community by sponsoring blog posts, podcasts, giveaways, etc. They don’t have to be brands you’ve worked with in the past. It’s okay to “cold call” potential sponsors if they’re a good fit for your needs.

Next, put together some packages. What will the sponsor get in exchange for paying your way? Think about smaller packages, not just “pay for the entire trip” deals. For example, maybe you agree to wear their t-shirt during the conference one day in exchange for the price of a ticket. Or maybe your write some posts for their blog and give them ad space on your sidebar in exchange for your hotel room.

Don’t just think about what you need. A potential sponsor will say no if the deal doesn’t give them anything of value. Try to see things from the brand’s point of view. Are they going to get a good return on their investment?

Also, especially if you’re new, consider approaching more established bloggers, podcasters, and video producers who might be attending the show. Some people will happily pay to bring along an assistant for the week. You’ll get to attend and they’ll have someone to help them take notes, write posts, network, etc.

Step Five: Cut Your Costs

Lastly, think about some ways you can cut costs on your trip. Luckily, this is definitely possible in Vegas, which caters to tourists and travelers.

  • Do some research to find the best food deals. Some casinos have super affordable options.
  • Share a cab to the hotel with other NMXers who have flights arriving at the same time.
  • Watch for Vegas flight and hotel deals – most booking sites run them from time to time.
  • Consider driving instead of flying if you live within a few hundred miles (and if gas/parking is less expensive).
  • Pack just a carry-on instead of checking a bag.
  • Arrive early on the morning of the first day or leave after the keynote on the last day to avoid extra nights at the hotel.
  • Pack some snacks instead of paying for overpriced (and often unhealthy) food at kiosks or vending machines.

Get creative. I once went to Disney with less than $100 (after buying tickets) in my pocket for an entire week. If you put your mind to things, you can travel on a very tight budget.

Bonus Step: Plan to Make Your Money Back

The great thing about NMX is that you will see a return on your investment if you’re smart about things. Go into the show fully prepared (tips on that here). Make sure you make it to the sessions that will best help you grow and make more money, and have a plan for networking and visiting the show floor. That way the cost of NMX will be more than justified.

Become an NMX 2014 Speaker: How to Submit a Winning Proposal

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aaron hockley One of the most common questions I’m asked is this: “What do you think of this idea for an NMX session?”

The truth is, I can give you my opinion on your proposal to speak, but I don’t call the shots. So, I talk to NMX CEO Rick Calvert to find out exactly what he’s looking for when it comes to choosing NMX speakers. Here are some of his best tips:

1. Bring real educational information. Tell attendees something they have never heard before that will immediately improve their blog, podcast, video or business.

2. We really want three solid take aways from every session. So ask yourself, what will attendees think when they leave this room? Will they walk away saying I learned 3 great ideas in that session? You need to explain in your speaker proposal what those ideas are.

3. Keep your speaker proposal short and to the point. We just skip over session ideas that are a mile long with a thousand topics rolled into one. Your session needs to be about a single topic, so hone in on what you know best.

4. Keep your bio short and to the point too. If you have a super impressive bio, like you have written 20 books, appeared on every news network, every newspaper, every magazine, spoken at every social media conference and worked for every fortune 500 company on the planet, please summarize. Do not quote yourself and list every media appearance you have ever made.

5. Please do not submit 10 ideas. Pick one or at the very most two ideas that you think will be AMAZING!

6. Explain the idea, and the take aways of your session clearly. Imagine we are going to print your session description straight out of your submission. Make sure it reads the way you want to present yourself to the world.

7. Be amazing! Not just amazing to a room full of ludites who have never heard of twitter. You need to be amazing to a room full of peers, many of whom are just as smart or smarter than you. You need to ask yourself, “What is the one think I have learned that they may have overlooked and I can share with them?” If you can do that, attendees are going to love you, thank you, throw money at you, and want to be your friend.

8. NEVER EVER EVER EVER SELL YOUR PRODUCT. Do that and attendees will hate you, we will hate you, everyone will hate you. Sure we will all smile at you after your talk and say that was great, but I promise you you are going to get skewered in your speaker evaluations and everyone is going to be telling everyone else they know how all you did was shill your crappy product. Even if your product is great people are going to tell others that is sucks because they are so pissed off at you for stealing their valuable educational time. There’s a time and a place to sell. During your NMX session is not it.

We don’t have space on the schedule for every awesome speaker. Sometimes several people submit sessions about the same general idea. Sometimes, the same session was presented in the past and didn’t attract much interest. Sometimes we go with speakers who have been to NMX before because they’re proven successes with our audience. Sometimes we pass up on past speakers to make room for new faces.

So yes, there is an element of luck as well. But you definitely won’t be accepted if you don’t apply! The NMX 2014 speaker submission form has opened as of this morning, so now’s the time to apply!

Submit Your NMX 2014 Session Proposal Here >

UPDATE: The deadline for submitting your proposal is September 1, 2013. However, we do encourage you to submit your session proposal earlier, as we like to start announcing speakers as soon as possible.

Today’s the Last Day for NMX 2014 Super Early Bird Tickets!

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I feel incredibly lucky to be part of the NMX community. Some of my favorite people in the world are you guys and gals: they people I’ve met at NMX (and at BlogWorld before that). Every show feels like a warm-and-fuzzy family reunion to me, on top of being an amazing educational opportunity.

I hope you’ll be a part of this reunion in 2014. Super early bird ticket prices expire today, so whether this will be your first conference or you’re a regular, now’s the time to pick up your ticket.

It’s too early for us to have many details, but here’s what I can tell you:

  • The conference will be in Las Vegas on January 4-6, 2014.
  • We’re bringing back “speed networking,” which gives content creators the chance to network with business and make deals. This event at NMX 2013 was a huge success! It’s free to all attendees to take part, and we’d love to hear from you if your business wants to buy a table.
  • Want to attend sessions about building your business online? You need the All Access pass. This ticket also gives you access to food during the show (lunch and snacks) and our virtual ticket. If you’re not interested in business sessions and are prepared to hunt down your own lunch, the Content Creator pass for bloggers, podcasters, and web series/video producers is the right option for you.
  • If you’re interested in speaking, our submission form will open soon. Don’t let this stop you from buying a super early bird ticket, though. If you’re chosen to speak, you’ll receive a full refund on your ticket.
  • We are committed to making 2014 our best show ever! We’re taking all feedback and suggestions into consideration. It’s hard to please everybody and impossible to grant every wish, but we certainly try to listen to every voice. If you have feedback, do not hesitate to reach out to anyone on the NMX team if you have not done so already.
  • Like every year, our show will include not only educational sessions but also networking events so you can meet fellow attendees and an expo hall where you can learn about the latest tools and services to help you succeed online.

In the coming weeks and months, we’ll be releasing more details about our 2014 show, so stay tuned!

I hope that by announcing the dates and location as early as possible, it means you are able to save up to attend even if NMX was previously out of your reach. And if you’ve been to NMX before, I hope that announcing the dates and location this early makes your NMX planning even easier.

The first step is buying that ticket. Don’t miss out on the lowest prices available, which expire TODAY. Find out more and register now at NMXlive.com.

Questions before you buy? Concerns? Leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to answer quickly so you don’t miss today’s pricing deadline.

NMX 2014 Early Bird Registration is Open!

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What are you doing January 4-6, 2014?

We hope your answer is that you’ll be joining us in Las Vegas for New Media Expo (formerly BlogWorld), the world’s largest conference and trade show for content creators. Today, we’re happy to announce that super early bird registration is open for our 2014 show.

Buy your ticket now here!

NMX features dozens of sessions to teach you about blogging, podcasting, web series and video production, and social business. Our goal is to offer a wide variety education, with sessions ranging from 101-level to very advanced.

In addition to our conference tracks, NMX 2014 will also include several keynotes, an exhibit hall, a speed dating event to match content creators with brands who want to do business together, and networking parties.

Register now at the super early bird prices and you’ll save up to $600. Tickets start at just $57! Buy you have to hurry – prices go up on April 19, which is right around the corner.

Watch this space or subscribe to our email newsletter on the sidebar for more announcements about our 2014 show. Ready to buy tickets? Head to our 2014 NMX event site now!

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