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Marshall Sylver is Taking the Stage at NMX 2014


Marshall Sylver We’re excited to announce that in a little over a week, our Platinum Sponsor Marshall Sylver will be joining us on stage at NMX 2014. Check out Marshall’s bio:

Marshall Sylver celebrates 45 years of entertaining, educating and empowering people. He has shared the stage with Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Gerald Ford, Russel Simmons, Richard Branson and so many more.

He is a master at teaching people how to monetize in any business. He is also the world’s leading expert in subconscious reprogramming and irresistible influence. His training programs are sold around the world and over 5,000,000 people have used his programs.

Read the full bio here.

You are invited to enjoy our headline entertainer Marshall Sylver starring in Real Hypnosis Really Funny! Direct from the main stage of the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino and with multiple appearances on David Letterman, Howard Stern and more.  Marshall will have you gasping in amazement and laughing until  you hurt.  What an astounding experience to take back to your blog, podcast or webcast. See the show or be the show just make sure you don’t miss Marshall in Real Hypnosis Really Funny!

Mark your calendar: Join us for a reception on Saturday, January 4 from 7:30 – 8:00 PM in Brasilia 4-7 (the NMX Keynote Ballroom) to network with other attendees, then stay to attend Marshall’s show, starting at 8:00 PM!


Marshall will also be taking the NMX stage for the Sunday afternoon keynote. At 4:30 PM, make sure you grab your seat for “Making Massive Money in New Media.”

In this keynote he will teach you how to lose the fear of making money, specific strategies you can put to immediate use, the power of irresistible influence and so much more. You will experience the power of full awareness hypnosis and watch the master himself persuade someone from the audience to buy something they didn’t even know they wanted and be grateful they did.

Plus Marshall Sylver is giving away tens of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. If you want to make more money than you ever imagined in new media you want to be there!

Don’t have your ticket to NMX yet? Make sure to grab your ticket now so you don’t miss Marshall’s show or keynote.

Super Session Spotlight: 5 Elements of a Powerful, Personal Brand


Michael Hyatt At NMX 2014, we’ll be presenting several Super Sessions, which are longer and more in-depth sessions to kick off our Blogging, Podcasting, Web TV, and Business Tracks every day. Today’s Super Session Spotlight is all about Michael Hyatt, who will be presenting “5 Elements of a Powerful, Personal Brand” in the Podcasting Track on Day One.

Michael Hyatt is the author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. His blog also helps thousands of people learn to become better leaders through leveraging their influence. So, who better than Michael to speak about developing your personal brand?

We’re excited to be welcoming Michael to the stage at NMX to present the Super Session “5 Elements of a Powerful, Personal Brand.” Get your ticket to the show here if you haven’t already!

Michael’s Super Session is one of the smartest time investments you can make at NMX 2014 if you’re interested in building your brand. Don’t just take my word for it! Here are some of Michael’s posts on this topic so you can get a feel for yourself about what to expect at this Super Session:

I also want to encourage you to check out this podcast episode with Michael (and one of our other awesome speakers, Chris Ducker) about the topic of personal branding. And of course, definitely check out Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, Michael’s latest book.

Why are we bringing Michael back to the NMX stage?

1. He does it all.

We’re a conference about blogging, podcasting, web TV/video, and social business. Michael is a master of all four. He writes a wildly successful blog, releases a new podcast episode every Wednesday (in addition to being a guest on others’ podcasts), records video interviews with experts like Guy Kawasaki, and is former Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the seventh largest trade book publishing company in the U.S. Is there anything this guy doesn’t do?

2. He made the transition from old to new.

Our conference is all about new media, with respect to older media like traditional publishing. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be like pulling teeth to convince people in traditional media that Twitter, podcasting, and other online activities have merit. Michael has traditional publishing routes, yet fully embraces new media, and we love that about him.

3. You’re going to walk away feeling inspired – and with awesome tips you can put into effect immediately.

Motivation is important, but at NMX, we always strive to give you speakers who will not only inspire, but also give you actionable tips to implement. Michael delivers on both fronts. You can expect to walk away from his Super Session feeling motivated to make position changes and with sound advice on how to make those changes happen.

Will you be in the audience for Michael’s talk at NMX? If you don’t already have a ticket, make sure to secure your seat here! Michael will also be talking later in the conference on a Podcasting Track panel, so if you come to the show, you have the opportunity to hear him speaker twice. Hope to see you there!

Join Us for a Photo Walk at NMX 2014


photo walk Recently, we confirmed that Aaron Hockley and Darlene Hildebrandt will be leading a photography workshop, “Photography for your Website: from Camera to the Web” at NMX 2014, and now we have even better news for photographers: this dynamic duo will also be leading a photo walk at NMX 2014.

The official NMX 2013 Photo Walk will be held on January 3 starting at 3:30 PM. Meet us out front of Bally’s Hotel on the Strip – look for the gang with cameras near the garden and taxi stand area.

You do not have to be a professional photographer, or even have a fancy camera. Just come with whatever you have to take a few photos, even your Smart Phone is fine!

Then, attend Aaron and Darlene’s workshop to learn how to take those pictures to the next level.

This special event is free, but please register here if you’re thinking about attending so Aaron and Darlene know how many people to expect. See you at the show!

Announcing the NMX14 Sunday Keynote: “QR Codes Kill Kittens” with Scott Stratten (Plus a Free Book)


scott stratten We’re proud to announce that the NMX Sunday morning keynote will feature one of our favorite speakers: Scott Stratten. As an added bonus, if you attend “QR Codes Kill Kittens: How to Alienate Customers, Dishearten Employees, and Drive Your Business into the Ground” you’ll receive a free copy of his new book of the same name.

Make his triumphant, angry return to the NMX keynote stage, Scott will rant about technology, social media, and practically all “new media” has hurt business, and what to do about it. From the lunacy of logos, to the kitten killing QR codes, this will be a ride that will equip you with the tools to make sure you do the most important thing in business: stay out of Scott’s next book.

The first 500 people will receive a copy of Scott’s new book, and you’ll even have the chance to get it signed afterward. This is a keynote you definitely don’t want to miss.

Mark your calendars and be in the audience at 9 AM on Sunday, January 5. Don’t have your ticket to the show yet? Grab one here now! LOYAL20 is good for 20% off your ticket to see Scott and all of our other amazing speakers.

12 Days of Giveaways: How to Find and Work with Bloggers (Free Download from Gary Bembridge)



Today’s final giveaway for the 12 Days of Giveaways is one you don’t want to miss. If your brand isn’t working with influencers, you’re missing out. Bloggers are some of the most influential people online, with more followers than celebrities at some point, so partnerships with them can be perfect for spreading your message.

But how do you find bloggers who fit your marketing needs? And how do you work with them to reap the most benefits of what bloggers have to offer?

Gary Bembridge is here to help! His ebook, How to Find and Work with Bloggers is currently available for free during the NMX 12 Days of Giveaways! This guide will teach you:

  • Why you should start working with bloggers
  • 10 criteria to use to find best bloggers for your brand
  • Key tips for approaching a blogger for the first time

And more! Just let us know where to send your free copy of How to Find and Work with Bloggers by entering your information on this page.

How to Get the Most out of New Media Expo


antonio centeno

Editor’s note: Big THANK YOU to Antonio Centeno, one of our NMX 2014 speakers, for writing this guide to NMX based on his past experiences. Feel free to add your own tips with a comment below. Are you new to NMX? We’ll be having a New Attendee Orientation on Saturday for everyone who wants to learn more about getting the most out of NMX.

New Media Expo 2014 is only two weeks away.

Are you ready to get the most out of it?

If you’ve got a business that you’re hoping to promote or attract interest to while you’re at the New Media Expo, start the groundwork immediately. Don’t wait until the last minute — start you preparation now, so that by January you’re way ahead of the game.

1. Craft Your Elevator Pitch

Just what do you have to offer that other people at NMX will want to hear about?

Whatever it is, learn to say it in 30 seconds.  Yeah – you want to keep it short and to the point. Your “elevator pitch” is a quick summary to quickly determine if people are interested in hearing more or not.  It’s not your life story!

These are the pieces I include in mine:

  • Name
  • A statement  of a problem that the person you’re meeting will agree with and clearly understand
  • How you solve that problem

My Example:

Hi, I’m Antonio.  You know how most men have no clue when it comes to dressing sharp?

Most people at this point agree – in fact they often state they have this problem themselves or their husband/brother/boyfriend does.

Well, I help men dress better by creating practical videos and articles that show them why style matters.  I use Science and my background as a former US Marine to show men how a strong personal presentation can help them achieve more both professionally and personally.

This type of pitch is VERY effective because it involves the person you just spoke with and therefore is much more memorable.  They may not need my services – but they’ll remember me and that makes me very referable.

Don’t try to improvise; practice your pitch ahead of time and then write it down.  Rehearse it and make small improvements here or there depending on people’s reactions and what naturally feels right to you during delivery.

Remember that an active networker is going to meet upwards of fifty people each day at NMX. Develop a pitch that gives them something to remember you by. You want to look professional, practiced, and referable — someone who can’t help you personally may know someone else who’d be interested in hearing your pitch, if it’s a good, memorable pitch.

And yes, hand ’em your business card after you’ve properly introduced yourself and ALWAYS ask them about their business/reason for being there.

2. Dress Sharp

Most of the businesses represented at NMX are online businesses. The people behind them might only have one or two face-to-face meetings with their customers every year.

That means that you’ve only got one or two opportunities to fix an image in people’s minds that goes with your brand name.

Don’t believe the line that the tech industry doesn’t care about appearances. Entrepreneurs may not care if you wear a tie or not, but how we dress matters.  This is especially true when we’re meeting people for the first time – we’re human beings, and we take mental shortcuts and classify others based off how they appear.

For men – dark jeans and a classic sports jacket work well; so do light gray slacks and a blazer if you want to look a little more conservative.   At the very least wear a crisply ironed dress shirt with grey/navy/khaki slacks and dress shoes.

For the ladies – dress in a manner that befits the message you’re looking to send.  Are you and up and coming professional looking to raise awareness of your social media firm?  Keep the jewelry and accessories to a minimum but spice up the black suit with a pair of fun shoes.  Skirts are perfect for Vegas, but bring two pairs of leggings (just in case) and if you’re wearing heels consider a change of flats for the second part of the day (you’ll be walking a lot).

Take the time to think about the image you want to project — and to find the clothes that do it.

3. Use a Packing List

Don’t rely on memory the night before the Expo. Pack from a list, not from your head.

It only takes one small slip-up to sabotage yourself. Forgetting your business cards or the power cord for your phone or laptop can result in, at best, an added delay and inconvenience while you run around Las Vegas searching for a replacement — and at worst, could result in you meeting less people, or leaving a worse impression with the people you do meet.

Create a list for yourself that includes everything you’re going to need:

  • clothing for the full three days — plan specific outfits and pack them!
  • electronics — your phone, your laptop, and all the peripherals
  • analog networking tools — business cards, pens, and a small notebook
  • travel supplies — snacks, a book, whatever

Make a list for yourself. Don’t rely on someone else’s pre-printed checklist (their needs might not be the same as yours), and don’t try to pack without a list. Jet pilots and astronauts use long, detailed checklists for a reason — and so should you.

4. Research Other Guests

Is there someone at NMX that you specifically want to talk to?

Check the schedule ahead of time to see who you’re interested in. Then spend time browsing their websites, checking them out on Twitter and Facebook, and so on, learning how they like to do business and interact with fans or customers.

If you’re hoping to approach a speaker, remember that right after their speech or presentation is the worst possible time to do it. They’re going to be tired, and they’ll be swamped with 15 other people vying for their time.

A better tactic is to build a relationship ahead of time.   Comment on their posts.  Interact with them on Twitter or Facebook.  Build an online friendship – then mention you’ll be at NMX and leverage this warm online relationship into a real face-to-face one.

If you can’t get in touch with the person you’re interested in, see who they are talking to — it might be easier for you to connect with their inner circle.  Form real friendships, and they’ll help get you in touch at a later date.

5. Schedule and Prioritize

What are the most important things for you to get out of the conference?

There are probably two or three presentations that are really important to you, but most of the value lies in meetings and chat. Spend a little extra cash to get the presentation recordings if you’re really interested in them. Plan on spending the rest of your time meeting and greeting – this is the part of NMX that can’t be done except in Vegas!

Also, leave plenty of flex time for impromptu meetings and try to schedule some sit-downs with the people you’re most interested in. They’ll remember a planned meeting that they set time aside for more than an elevator pitch with a total stranger.

In conclusion – spending a few hours planning your NMX trip is going to have a very high return on investment.  You’re spending quite a bit of time and money to attend – get the most bang out of your buck by showing up prepared for success.

12 Days of Giveaways: Nail Your Content Writing with Barry Feldman



We’re nearing the end of the 12 Days of Giveaways, but we still have a few great giveaways for you. Are you interested in learning how to write more effective content for the web? This gift from NMX speaker Barry Feldman is for you! Get it here.

Barry’s two-part video lesson begins by examining the critical steps you’ll use to plan and prepare to write powerful pieces. Barry will then guide you through an extensive series of tips and tactics to inject excitement into your writing, engage your readers and compel them to take action.

If you want to succeed with content marketing, this presentation will give you the tools you need to nail the writing.

But this giveaway won’t be available forever. Get it now before the NMX 12 Days of Giveaway ends on December 31 by submitting your information on this page.

12 Days of Giveaways: Guide to Jaw-Dropping Content with Paula Pant

It’s Day 8 of the 12 Days of Giveaways, and we’re back with another great freebie. Content is still king, and in this ebook, NMX speaker Paula Pant from Afford Anything talks about how to make sure you’re writing the absolute best content in your niche. You can get it for free here.
This guide includes 23 tips and techniques to help you write better content. Find out…
  • How to tighten your writing by cutting words
  • Which words you should avoid to keep your content strong
  • A often-overlooked trick for making your list posts better
  • How to choose killer verbs
  • Basic and advanced hacks for using adjectives
  • And more!
Enter your information now on this page to get this can’t-miss guide sent directly to your inbox so you can start creating better content today.

12 Days of Giveaways: Maximizing LinkedIn from Neal Schaffer



Thought LinkedIn was just for job seekers? Think again. Today’s gift might change your mind! You can get it here.

For a limited time, you can get free audio recordings of the first several chapters of Neal Schaffer’s book, which will teach you how to develop business on LinkedIn with Maximizing LinkedIn for Sales and Social Media Marketing.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Create a sales-oriented profile and connections policy to attract more leads
  • Become an industry thought leader by establishing your own community within the lucrative Linkedin demographic
  • Set up your LinkedIn Companies Page to improve your reputation–and drive more traffic to your website

This giveaway is only available during the 12 Days of Giveaways, so if you’re interested in learning how to maximize your presence on LinkedIn, grab your free audio downloads now! Just enter your information on this page so we know where to send them.

12 Days of Giveaways: Social Media Goal and Growth Plan from Andrea Vahl



It’s time to set meaningful social media goals and lay out a plan to achieve them. That’s what today’s 12 Days of Giveaways gift is all about! You can get this giveaway here.

Making and following your social media marketing plan is as quick and easy as answering a few questions and filling in a few forms.This worksheet from social coach and author Andrea Vahl was developed to help you lay your goals out in an easy-to-follow format and it includes an easy-to-use spreadsheet to help you track your progress.

Why spend your time re-creating the wheel when you can start working on your success plan immediately with this simple worksheet and goal tracker spreadsheet?

Plan for your best year EVER in social media by having a system in place for you to succeed. Hurry: this freebie is only available during the NMX 12 Days of Giveaways, which ends December 31.

Simply enter your information on this page to tell us where to send your free guide to achieving your social goals. And stay tuned – yet another great giveaway is coming this afternoon!

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