Two weeks from today I will help kick off Blog Indiana for the second year. And I want you to join me there. It’s in Indianapolis August 20 and 21 with a neat Social Media 101 course on Thursday, August 19 for those in need of some basic knowledge. Frankly, Blog Indiana has a little something for everyone.
I’ll be opening the event with another exploration of the Art of Conversation. Yes, I’ve given this talk before, but it’s an evolutionary discussion and changes each time with each audience’s input. I’m diving into the issues of building trust and relationships and marketing through conversations from a brand perspective. It’s a fun talk and I want you to be a part of the exchange because I learn as much about the topic as you do. We are smarter than me.
But when you look at the other topics and speakers, it’s hard to believe this is all had for a few bucks in two days. Chuck Gose will talk about seducing your customers with a blog, Ryan Cox is diving into mobile to help us learn more about why and how to be thinking along those lines. There are sessions on publishing, marketing, business, blogging, SEO, technology and more.
My buddy Doug Karr will tell you why your website sucks. Another pal, Compendium Blogware CEO Chris Baggott will dive deeper into our joint study on blog visitors and talk about the myth of your website audiences. Bill Dawson will go over the email marketing lifecycle … and that’s just halfway through the first day.
Other speakers include Kyle Lacy, Erik Deckers, Chad Richards, Duncan Alney, Carissa Newton, Heather Sokol and Lindsay Manfredi whose session on ghost blogging will no doubt get a rise out of a few folks (and may even point fingers and call me names).
But more importantly, you’ll get to meet and hang with these folks and the other great people who will be attending. I remember vividly last year, sitting in the lobby at IUPUI with my friends Chris Brogan, Krista Neher (who hijacked my TweetDeck while I took a client call), Jason Bean and others, just talking shop, laughing hysterically and enjoying one another. I even met Sonya Beckley and chatted about my new Volkswagen. Six months later, I’m freezing my ass off in a Louisville ally doing a photo shoot for Das Auto.
Indianapolis is a great tech, web and social media community and Blog Indiana is a banner event for them. Noah Coffey and Shawn Plew do a great job and make it an top-notch event for you. So come, wouldya?
Visit the Blog Indiana Registration Page and sign up. Use the code “”SPEAKTOME10″ and get 10% off, just ‘cuz you know me. And then come see me in Indy.
(And I hear there might be a surprise drop in visit from Jay Baer, too. Trust me. Come. It’ll rock.)