So you weren’t able to attend BlogWorld & New Media Expo LA… but would still like to get all it had to offer, right?
We get it. Attending a live conference is one of the best things ever, but it’s not always in the cards…
…You’d have needed to get someone to watch the kids, because the kids inexplicably aren’t Peter Shankman fans and probably wouldn’t have been riveted by his keynote.
…You’d have had to board the dogs, because last year, they wouldn’t stop biting Chris Brogan.
…You’d have had to find the time to take the trip. And you would’ve had to locate the money for a live pass, for a hotel, and for a flight, which can really add up.
You know the time and money are well worth it. Who wouldn’t want to immerse themselves in more than 200 of the web’s most successful content creators and the leading social media marketing strategists, and to be inspired and motivated by all those new ideas?
But this time around, it didn’t work out…
That’s where the BlogWorld Virtual Ticket comes in.
The Virtual Ticket is your way of getting all of the valuable content presented by our world-class speakers. And you’ll be able to do it from your home… on your own timeable... at a fraction of the cost.
And if you think the Virtual Ticket is a lesser version of the live event, think again. Sure, you won’t be wearing a conference badge, but this Virtual Ticket is the perfect option for any blogger, writer, business owner who couldn’t make the live conference.
Hard to believe? I’m not asking you to believe anything just yet. I’m asking you to refrain from disbelieving while I walk you through exactly what you’ll get at the LARGEST virtual blogging conference.
Here’s the deal:
1. You can attend ALL of the 100+ recorded sessions.
Yes, you read that right. Almost all of ‘em.
One drawback of live events is that you’ll often have two speakers you want to see… and then they’re scheduled in the same time slot. Bummer.
But with the virtual ticket, you’ll be able to attend any session your heart desires. And it gets better…
You won’t even have to take notes!
You see, with each session, we’ve included a video of the presentation with audio, background information on all the speakers with all the relevant links, and bonus materials from speakers just for Virtual Ticket holders.
That means you’ll be able to pay attention, follow along, and think about how each session you watch can help you improve your business and career.
(Which sessions, you ask? We’ve got a full list of them below if you want to scroll down, but suffice to say we’ve covered pretty much everything you’d ever want to know about creating better content, exploding your distribution and growing your online audience, maximizing revenue with the smartest monetization methods, and so on…)
2. You’ll get access to exclusive interviews and extras.
With the introduction of blogger Johnny B. Truant as MC and host of the Virtual Ticket, BlogWorld & New Media Expo LA is the first event to boast special interviews with keynotes and presenters — as well as behind-the-scenes extras, live on-the-scene footage, and more cool things that are unique to the Virtual Ticket and were not even available to live attendees.
We were there, and we recorded this extra footage for you… so, via the “time travel” that’s possible when you record stuff and play it back later, we’re taking you with us down the halls, onto the tradeshow floor and into the after-hours events you’d normally need to be physically present to attend… and because you’re with us, you’re going to get access you normally wouldn’t have.
Want to waylay a speaker in the hallway for an exclusive interview? We talked to as many of them as we could possibly apprehend, and you’ll have a front-row seat.
Want to sit down and chat with the big names? You can do that too, courtesy of exclusive access to our on-site videos.
The bottom line? Rather than being left to fend for yourself from many miles away as a virtual attendee, you’ll have Johnny as your host. (Think of the Oscars with less pretension and more social media star power, and you’ll get the idea.)
3. You’ll get better coffee.
Let’s face the unpleasant fact that conference center coffee isn’t usually great despite the best efforts of the organizers. If you attend via the Virtual Ticket, you can make or pick up whatever superior coffee you want. We also grant you access to whatever is in your fridge and cupboards.
4. You’ll get it all at a fraction of the cost.
If you just can’t swing the airfare, hotel, food, drinks, cab fare, and other ancillary costs—who can in this economy?—you don’t have to miss out. We’ve got you covered…
Instead of possibly spending well over $1,000, your BlogWorld Virtual Ticket is just $497.
So… All you need to do is buy the Virtual Ticket and hang out in your bathrobe while we do all the dirty work.
Sounds enticing, right? We agree. Let’s get you registered!
Okay… Which sessions are included with the Virtual Ticket?
The short answer to this question is “Pretty much every session recorded at the live event.” (We can’t say “ALL” because sometimes a tech glitch causes us to lose a few, but it’s close to all of them.)
BlogWorld is famous for booking the best minds in the industry to speak at their events. Imagine asking all of the experts in your field to come and hang out with you for a few days and share their best tips, except you won’t have to clean up the mess they make when all is said and done. That alone could save you thousands of dollars.
In addition to the main keynotes, these are the sessions slated for this year’s conference:
- Social Media Experiment: How To Find a New Job with DJ Waldow
- How Your Blog Can Change the World with Kyeli & Pace Smith
- How to Write eBooks That Practically Sell Themselves with Ali Luke
- What Does the Data Say? Turning Info Into Action with Michael Nealis and George Weiner
- Raising Money and Brand Appeal with Cause Marketing and Other Social Tools with Noland Hoshino
- The Power of Storytelling For Causes with Robert Michael Murray
- The Ultimate Zombie Survival Kit for Social Media DoGooders with Jessica Kirkwood and Danielle Brigida
- Google+ for NP’s with Marc Pitman
- Everything I Know About Blogging I Learned from Star Wars with Derek Featherstone
- Breaking Down Your Content for the Social Web with David Murray
- How to Teach and Grow Your Audience with Webinars with Ben Eadie
- Creating Your Blogging Superhero with Lisa Barone
- The Rules of Nettiquette: How to Mind Your Virtual Manners with Julie Spira
- Performance: The Secret Sauce of Internet Memes with Robert Knorpp
- A Writer on the Craft of Writing: From Writing Territories to the Final Draft with Bill Torgenson
- Fake is the New Authentic with Jay Dolan
- Your “About” Page: Why Every Blog Needs a Back Story
- How to Maximize Engagement With Your Audience with Srinivas Rao
- The Napkin Dad Explains: Six Stop Signs on Creativity Road with Marty Coleman
- Don’t Let Your Content Get You in Hot Water
- The Rise of the Social Video and The Opportunity Bloggers
- So You Want To Be In Pictures… The Tools, Tricks and Art of Visual Storytelling
- King of All Media (Young Turks)
- My Video Toolkit
- Fitness Smackdown
- Nutrition Smackdown
- Finding a Better Fit
- The Transformational Mind
- Lifestyle Makeover Roundtable
- Ramone DeLeon
- How To Make Your Blog Stand Out So People Eat It Up with Nathalie Lussier
- Microformats: Suddenly Crucial for Every Food Blogger with Allison Day
- 7 Blogging Ideas That Will Brand Your Business and Make You the Voice of Your Industry
- LinkedIn for Social Good: Using LinkedIn to Succeed in Business While Paying It Forward with Chuck Hester
- The New Relationship Marketing: How To Build A Large, Loyal and Profitable Network Using the Social Web with Mari Smith
- SEO for Specialty Content with Jim Brown
- Quit F’ing Guessing: Using Math and Behavioral Economics to Win the Battle of Ideas
- Blogging Through Loss with Mandy Meyers and Rachel Jewell Porto
- The Mobile Web: How to Capture the Moments with Tim Hayden
- Hollywood in Your Pocket: 8 iPhone Tools & Tricks to Create Awesome Blog Content
- Growing Your Blog Audience Through No Cost Mobile Technology and Tricks
- Mobile Web vs. Mobile Apps: Which Way Do You Connect With Relevance and Actions
- Will “Future-Tense” Social Networking Revolutionize Marketing?
- Hey Bloggers! How to Package, Promote and Profit from Your Expertise with Rich Brooks and Denise Wakeman
- How To Be Everywhere: Building a Profitable Brand by Thinking Outside the Blog with Pat Flynn
- How To Not Do Everything Yourself with Laura Roeder
- Your Blog is Not Your Business with Adam Baker
- Not Getting Enough Leads and Sales? Here’s The Cure with Derek Halpern
- Using Stories to Get Your Customers to Buy, Even if You Hate Selling with Johnny B. Truant
Platforms & Apps
- From a Design to a Website: Developing a WordPress Theme for Your Blog From Scratch
- The Golden Ratio Theory of Typography and Web Design with Chris Pearson
- You Have No Idea What Your Users Want, and How to Learn with Evan Solomon
- The Ultimate WordPress Experience with Mitch Canter
- Don’t Lose It: How to Protect Your Blog
- What Companies Can Do to Support Patients’ Needs
- Shoot From The HIPAA with Terri Polick, Jamie Davis and Kim McAllister
- Credibility in the Healthcare Space with Shwen Gwee
- Whiteboard Session with Marc Monseau
- Establishing Guidelines for Companies to Operate Successfully Online
- The use of Digital Applications and Tools to Change Behaviors to Improve Health with John De Souza and BJ Fogg
- Can Social Media Improve How Healthcare is Managed? With Scott Monty
- Physicians Engaging Online in Social Health with Zoe Dunn, Dr. Bryan Vertabidian and Dr. Jen Dryer
The Business End
- How to Work With Virtual Assistants to Help Build, Grow and Monetize Your Blog with Chris Ducker
- Is Social Media Still Relevant in Small Business or Is It Just Wasted Time? with Kristen Wright
- Promoting Your Blog in the Age of Social Media with Doyle Albee, Joshua Dorkin and Dave Taylor
- Anne Handley
- What’s the Difference Between a Tribe and a Business?
- Parent Bloggers Mean Business: Building Success, Respect, Confidence and Income with Kelby Carr
- The Anatomy of Influence with Tom Webster
- Jason Falls
- Why Us? The Strategy that Creates Community and Opportunity with Liz Strauss
- David Armano
- Content Rules, But Common Sense Rocks! with C.C. Chapman
Traffic & Distribution
- Who is Searching for Your Blog? SEO for the Rest of Us with Ric Dragon
- How to Go Viral Without Being a Virus with Benny Lewis
- SEO for Beginners with Jennifer Miner
- Where Did My Traffic Go? How to Create Compelling Content in a Post Panda World with Shane Ketterman
- Accelerate Your Blog’s Growth Using Cialdini’s Six Weapons of Influence
Travel & Tourism
- Tourism: You May Not Win An Oscar, But Your Videos Won’t Stink with Brian Matson
- Fitting It All In: How to Integrate Social Media Campaigns with Your Overall Marketing Strategy with Shanna Smith Snyder
- Budget? What Budget? One Person Social Media Marketing with Zero Money with Leslie McLellan and Doug Anweiler
- Going Pro with Chris Gray Faust, Ross Borden, Kara Williams and Chris Christensen
- Taking Care of Business with Michael Tieso, Sara Keagle, Janice Waugh and Gary Arndt
- Collaboration: Building a Better Business, Community, World with Beth Whitman, Andy Hayes and Jennifer Miner
- Stop Complaining and Start Pitching with Meg Paynor
- Social Photography: A Picture is Worth 140 Characters with Bill Karz and Caroline Bean
Tribes & Community
- So You Think You Can Manage A Community? with Marcy Massura
- Discover the Hidden Profits of Your Community with Michele Price
- What Is The Value of a Hug? with Lauren Vargas
- Successful Solutions for Building and Growing an Online Community with Debba Haupert
Type A Parent
- How Dad Blogging Can Bust the Fatherhood Stereotypes with Kevin Metzger, Ron Mattocks, Jim Lin and Bruce Sallin
- Maintaining Privacy While Living Publicly with Jessica Gottlieb
- Monetizing Your Parent Blog with Sheila Dowd, Sarah Pinnix, Leah Segedie and Adam Keats
- Avoiding Parent Blog Design Mistakes with Brittany Van der Linden
- Exposed: When Blogging Gets Too Personal with Michele Chestnut, Erin Kotecki Vest, Anissa Mayhew and Cecily Kellogg
- Breaking Into Parent Vlogging with Jenny Ingram and Clay Nichols
- Just a Mom is No Excuse: Productivity and Professionalism Tips for All Bloggers with Angela England
- Podcasting for Parent Bloggers with Maria Bradley and Tamara Walker
But wait, there’s more!
You don’t get a Ronco potato peeler or the inside-the-shell egg scrambler if you register now, but you DO get access to the entire spectrum of Full-Access-only Social Media Business Summit sessions, which include:
- Content Marketing Trilogy or The Power of Storytelling in Blogging with Lee Odden
- How Much Do You Open Your Kimono? Does Thought Leadership Cannibalize Your Ability to Monetize What You Know? with Joe Pulizzi and Jay Baer
- Proven Social Media Strategies to Rapidly Grow Your Business with Michael Stelzner
- Dell Listening Command Center Model with Susan Beebe
- Social Business: From Organizational Chaos to Corporate Governance with Michael Brito
- How to Make the Most of Blogger/Agency Relationship with Dave Fleet and Jeremy Wright
- Content Curation: New Tools, New Opportunities and new Situations to Consider with Jeff Cutler and Kate Brodock
- Blogs, Bribes and Blasphemy: Engaging Influencers in a Changing World with Greg Swan
- Twitter Promoted Accounts with Brian McClary
- Finding Calm Amongst the Chaos: Maintaining Brand Reputation Through Crisis Situations with Jason Miller, Tom Saucier, Justin Levy and Bridget Jewell
- Giving Substance to Online Influence: Metrics, Relevance, and Application with Chuck Hemann
- Advanced Consumer Segmentation in Social Media
- Facebook Insights / Advertising with Dennis Yu
- Wearing Different Hats in Social Media with Natalie Wardell and Liz Phillips
We’re talking about 24-hour access to more than a hundred hours of recorded sessions, delivered in both audio and video formats… and you’ll have access to it until November of 2012. Compare that to the last course or info product you signed up for.
Let’s sum this up…
There’s a lot of text on this page, so here’s the Cliff’s Notes version of what you’ll get when you buy a Virtual Ticket to BlogWorld & New Media Expo LA:
- Access to all recorded sessions of the Blogworld & New Media Expo
- Access to all recorded sessions of the Social Media Business Summit
- Exclusive interviews that even the in-person people won’t get (unless, of course, they add the Virtual Ticket, which they totally should)
- Behind the scenes access to virtually “hang out” with presenters and keynotes and other people of interest
- Behind-the-scenes footage that Johnny fought with his henchwoman and “Keg Girl” Jess about publishing, and which she published anyway regardless of Johnny’s wishes, all of which will damage Johnny’s future attempts to run for president (or something).
Which of course means you’ll get these bits of awesomeness and more:
- Solid strategies to monetize your blog so you can get finally prove to your parents that the Internet is about more than lolcats and eBay.
- Actual proof that all the time you spend on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ really can grow your business.
- Tips on how to make your ebook sell itself. (Not literally, though. That’s only legal in parts of Nevada.)
- And hey, it’s not all business, remember? There’s a whole diet and fitness track, so you’ll even get a fire under your healthy routine. If there’s one thing we’ve learned working with Blogworld Dave, it’s that he means it when he says there’s going to be a fitness smackdown. (Frankly, we’re a little scared about this one.)
- A leg up on your competitors because of all the stuff you’ll learn. (Note: If said competitors also attend and you therefore feel you’re losing your leg up, you are not permitted to sabotage them. Not officially.)
- The ability to make famous bloggers go back and say things over and over if you missed something they said through the magic of recordings. (Don’t try this if you attend live.)
- A HUGE amount of money saved over paying each of these speakers to come to your house and talk to you in person. That’d be a crazy thing to do, but we suppose someone might try it, and there’s really no question that it would be expensive. OMG YOU COULD SAVE A MILLION DOLLARS!
- At least thirty cents if you spend break times looking under your couch cushions for change.
A quick P.S.
There are two types of people in the world: Those who would have already signed up for the Virtual Ticket without reading to the end of this page, and those who are reading this P.S. right now.
(You heard me. Those are the only two kinds of people in the world.)
If you’re a P.S. reader, it means you want the bottom line. The real dope. The final summary. After reading through everything above, you’d like a nicely summarized reason to sign up. So here it is:
- You know attending BlogWorld in person would have been awesome. If you didn’t feel that way, you’d never have read this far.
- But, you weren’t able attend the whole thing live this time. It’s just wasn’t going to happen.
- So really your only question is, “Will attending via the Virtual Ticket be just as good as going in person?”
We could sit here and tell you that it’s exactly the same, but there’s a reason people spend time and money to go to live conferences, and it’s because attending in-person provides face-to-face experiences that there really is no substitute for. But…until you get to attend the live BlogWorld event, this will definitely be the next best thing and it is, without question, worth signing up for –and an incredible value.
We couldn’t replace ALL of what makes a live event worthwhile, but we replaced as much of it as we could. We added back the personality of the event by giving you behind-the-scenes footage that was recorded live, as it happened. We added back a lot of the “feel” of being there by not just giving you the academic content of the conference… but the experience as well. We added back camaraderie by creating a hosted, MC’d event instead of simply giving you a hodge-podge collection of recordings.
We’ve given you the next best thing to being there in person. And given the depth of content BlogWorld offers and what the Virtual Ticket adds, this really is a very smart deal in terms of maximal information and experiences–with a minimal price tag. In fact, since BlogWorld is the world’s largest new media event, this is the worlds’ largest virtual new media event!
Can’t wait to have you aboard.