#FinCon14 Session Highlights: Success Stories Track (Galerie 6)
I know you’re getting excited for #FinCon14. As you start to think about your specific schedule while in New Orleans I thought it would be a good idea to highlight some particular breakout sessions. After all, you know all about our keynotes – and listened to each of their podcasts, right?
First up is our Success Stories sessions. These were some of the more popular sessions last year. This year, you can find them all in the breakout room Galerie 6. The idea is simple: each session contains personal stories and anecdotes from the people having real success. Here’s a list:
Success Stories Track
Friday, September 19
10:45am – The Power of Stories (with NerdWallet) – How Storytelling Can Help You Connect with Your Audience, Influence the Culture of Your Community, and Build Your Brand
You have all this great information you want to convey, but it all comes across as dry or disparate pieces of information. We’ll talk through the do’s and don’ts of storytelling, building a unique voice, and how to transmit that voice across both online and offline interactions.
1:30pm – How We Messed Up Everything And Still Created a Podcast With 20,000 Downloads a Month
You know the basics of podcasting, but how do you go from zero to 20,000 downloads a month? Joe Saul-Sehy and his partner “OG” created the Stacking Benjamins podcast using a different formula than most. Joe’ll use his mistakes as a case study to help you design, record, and promote your podcast into something to be proud of…without the bumpy ride. Specifically he’ll discuss everything from artwork to networking and show construction to securing top guests.
Saturday, September 20
10:00am – How to Build a Rockstar Brand from Scratch, Stand Out from the Pack and Maximize Your Impact
You have a passion to help others make and maintain their money wisely, eh? That’s great! But, if only ten people know how awesome-sauce you are, will you really make the impact you daydream about? Or can you ever turn this “hobby” into your full-blown business? This upbeat session will give you step by step instruction on how to stand out from the pack in a world over-saturated with bloggers, podcasters and radio show hosts so you can make major impact and major money in your niche.
Patrice C. Washington
11:00am – Anti-Social: Why Writing for Twitter and Facebook is Limiting your Content’s Reach
PF bloggers are all about community, but sometimes community limits opportunity. Posts written for social sharing that are about “5 Ways to…” or are centered around funny memes typically don’t answer people’s questions, don’t have a long shelf-life, and don’t create maximum business opportunity for you. In today’s online world, writing for Google is the way to go because if you do it well you can create content that will keep people coming back to your site. Attend this session to learn more about this approach and to see how one corporate blogger created a traffic-generating powerhouse in a year’s time.
1:30pm – How I Revamped My Email Autoresponder Sequence this Past Year and Doubled My Sales
This talk is the sequel to Steve’s presentation last year where he discussed how he made over 300K with an email autoresponder. This session will go into much more depth on the actual process of creating a effective email sequence to sell your own products. You will learn how to create a high converting email sequence as well as tactics for increasing your email subscriptions.
3:45pm – Unleash Your Blogging Superpower to Stand Out and Get Noticed
Personal finance bloggers are like X-Men: we all have something that makes us unique, and when we choose to embrace that power, we’re unstoppable. Whether it’s your personal story, your voice, or your hidden talent, using your blogging superpower in full force can help you build community, credibility and crazy recognition. You’ll walk away from this session with ideas for how to stand out from the crowd and the confidence to embrace your quirkiness to get the recognition you deserve.
Can’t attend #FinCon14 in person? No worries. Pick up the FinCon14 Virtual Pass (for just $99) and you’ll get lifetime access to HD quality downloads of all of the keynotes, breakout sessions, and more. Visit finconexpo.com/virtual-pass for more information. Note: All FinCon14 pass holders already have Virtual Pass access. You do not need to purchase this separately.