Get on the FinCon12 Stage with Ignite
Contributing at FinCon
Last year at the first annual Financial Blogger Conference, I sat in the audience and enjoyed great presentations on running a blog, building a community, and turning your blog into a profitable business.
The entire time, I kept thinking to myself, “I bet there is something I can contribute to this group.” Sure, I am not an ‘A-List’ blogger known around the world, but I do have years of experience and have picked up a few things on the way.
Your Opportunity to Shine
Maybe you were too nervous to submit a topic idea to Phil for a long presentation. Maybe your awesome topic idea was not the right fit for a full solo presentation. That does not mean you should not have a chance to share what you know.
Ignite FinCon is your opportunity to get up and make a 5 minute presentation to the financial blogging community.
How It Works
Ignite is a speaking movement that has grown like wildfire around the world. At Ignite events from Boulder to Budapest, speakers are encouraged to jump up on stage to educate, inspire, or entertain a crowd of enthusiastic, like minded individuals.
An Ignite speech is a 5 minute talk with a 20 slide presentation set on a 15 second auto-advance.
I have been to Ignite Denver, Ignite Boulder, and spoke at Ignite Chanukah. Then I started thinking, why not Ignite FinCon?
Our Ignite Event
If five minutes of awesomeness sound like something up your alley, today is your lucky day. Why? Because you can submit a topic for Ignite FinCon!
We are looking for a wide range of topics. They can be about money, they can be about blogging, or they can be about something completely unrelated as long as it is something a bunch of finance bloggers would want to hear about. For example, I am considering a talk on “Why Denver is Way Better Than Your City.” FinCon12 is in Denver, my hometown, after all.
How to Become an Awesome Ignite FinCon Speaker
First, go to the Ignite FinCon homepage and read everything. There is not that much to read, but every detail is very important. Reviewing the entire site will take about 10 minutes.
Second, come up with a sexy Ignite FinCon topic idea. Remember the guidelines on the “how to” page when brainstorming. Memorable Ignite talks I have ever seen involved topics including zombies, recycling, travel, DJing, conspiracy theories, how to marry someone rich, synesthesia, and anything revolving around beer.
Next, get votes. We are going to hold a public voting session for FinCon-ers and their supporters to vote for them online. The top topics will be selected to present on Friday night at Ignite FinCon.
If you make it that far, I will be in touch personally to walk you through the rest of the process.
So what are you waiting for?
If you are already leading a presentation at FinCon12, you can’t apply. If you are everyone else, including a panelist or participant, this is your time to shine. Head over to Ignite FinCon and submit your topic idea today!