I’m Speaking At New Media Expo. Here Are 5 Reasons Why You Need to be There

October 22, 2012

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[Leslie sings, “I'm going to Vegas. I'm going to Vegas. Oh, yeah! Oh, yeah!”]

An Exciting News!

Hey, this is Leslie Samuel here from becomeablogger.com and I have some very exciting news to share with you today. I am going to Vegas! I am actually going to be speaking at the New Media Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6th – 8th of 2013 and I am very excited.

If you don't know what New Media Expo is, it used to be called BlogWorld but, now it's called New Media Expo because it covers much more than just blogging. It's for podcasters. It's for web TV shows producers and all that good stuff. And, I am very excited. I'm going to be talking on the topic,  “How to Podcast Like a Pro and Never Edit.”

Now, if you know me, you know what I've been doing for a while. You know I'm podcasting. Learning with Leslie is my podcast. I do not edit it because I don't have the time to do it. So, I make sure I have the equipment, the stuff that you see here so that, I can podcast like a pro — have a professionally sounding podcast but never edit anything that saves me a ton of time.

But, that's not what I want to talk about today.

Why You Have to Be There

I want to talk to you about YOU coming to Vegas with me because that would be awesome. I would be so happy and so thrilled to get to meet you in person live in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6-8 of 2013. I want to give you five reasons why you should consider coming.

Reason #1

Reason number one: New Media Expo is the biggest, largest conference for bloggers, podcasters, web TV show producers and all that stuff. It is the largest one out there. It's a great experience to be in that type of an environment. That's reason number one.

Reason #2

Reason number two is that you get to learn from so many other experienced bloggers, podcasters, web video show producers and content creators from all over the world that's been doing this for a while and have a lot to share on how to build your blog, how to build your online business, how to build your brand and use social media and all these different types of things. It is a great place to come and learn about all that stuff.

Reason #3

Reason number three is that you get to rub shoulders with like-minded individuals. I don't know if you've experienced this but as a blogger, many times you're just in your little room like I'm here in my office here and I get stuck in this office just producing content and it almost seems a bit isolated. But, you try to talk to people about what you're doing and they don't fully understand it and all that stuff.

Now, you get to be in a place with so many people that are doing similar things, and that is extremely, extremely powerful. It's motivating, inspirational and all that good stuff.

Reason #4

Reason number four is that you get to connect with people that you've seen online, maybe you're following them online, you've been following them for a while and you love what they do and you get to connect with those people.

I went to my first conference last year and it was great to be able to connect with people, meet people like Cliff Ravenscraft, people like Pat Flynn. And now, we're really good friends because we were able to connect face-to-face at one of these events. That is extremely, extremely invaluable. That's the fourth reason.

Reason #5

Reason number five is that it's in Las Vegas! I mean, come on. Las Vegas, I personally have never been to Las Vegas but, I've heard a lot about it. I've seen all kinds of stuff when it comes to Las Vegas and there's a lot going on there. So, I'm excited to maybe go to some of the shows and do some of the different events that they have there. I am very, very excited about that.

So, those are my five reasons. Biggest conference. You get to learn from great people that are doing great things. You get to rub shoulders with like-minded individuals. You get to connect with people that you maybe met online but now, you get to connect with them face to face in a real way. Number five, it's in Las Vegas, Nevada, and that speaks for itself.

And, a Bonus Reason

I want to give you a bonus reason. You ready for the bonus reason? I get to meet you! You get to meet me! That's just the most exciting thing. Really and truly, I would love to meet you in person, and if you can come to Las Vegas, Nevada and come to New Media Expo in January of 2013, I would be so thrilled to be able to meet you in person.

So, now, I'm just kind of reminiscing actually because I went to Blog World last year which is what New Media Expo is now. And, the people that I met there, really and truly, I met a number of people. We hung out. We got to know each other on a different level and I am still on a high from last year. I am even looking forward now to going and meeting those people again, connecting with them again. We have a number of plans. I am probably going to do a meet-up there so that we can all get together and just connect on a different level. Really and truly, that's what I want to do.

A Special Announcement for You

Very special announcement, if you want to go you can go and I can get you a special deal. If you can look right beneath this video, you're going to see a link, that's my affiliate link to go to New Media Expo but, more importantly, you're going to see a coupon code. That coupon code is a very special code that's going to give you a special price because you are watching this video and you are a part of my community, and I want to pass that on to you.

So, use the coupon code below so that you can save the amount of money. I'm not going to tell you how much it is because it's going to change depending on when you watch this video. Use that coupon code and if you can make it to Las Vegas Nevada, January six through eight of 2013, I'd be so thrilled to be able to connect with you there.

That's pretty much it for this video. I hope to see you there. If you can't make it, that's fine. They actually have a virtual ticket option where you can download all of the videos and audios and stuff that's related to the conference and so on. That is extremely valuable.

Check it out. I hope to see you there. If not, that's okay, too. But, let me know what you think in the comments. If you're going to come, let me know. If you would like to come, let me know and all that good jazz.

That's pretty much it for this video. This is Leslie Samuel from becomeablogger.com. Until next time, take care and God bless!

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  • Congrats Prof. Samuel !!! Very happy that you’ll be there!  I booked the whole thing in June !!! ;-)I missed your “live” presentation in NY …  I won’t miss it this time!

  • Chris Deals says:

    Dude, I did the same dance when I booked my ticket. I’m looking forward to it!

  • florabrown says:

    Congratulations Leslie. I had the pleasure of attending the first Blog World Conference in Las Vegas eons ago. I’m delighted to see how it’s grown to become New Media Expo. I’m happy that you will now be a speaker there.

  • Congratulations on being asked to speak! I have to tell you that I smile the minute I see your face…you are such a nice guy! Can’t make the Vegas trip, but wish I could, just to meet you! Have a great time.

  • johnb421 says:

    Congratulations Leslie. So happy for you to be speaker at this event. I’m going to try to make, but if I can’t, I sure that somewhere down the line we will run into each other. Keep up the good work, and thanks for all the info you providing to us.

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