I’m Giving Away 1 Free Ticket (Valued at $650) to the New Media Expo in Las Vegas in January 2014

Screen shot 2013-12-06 at 3.42.17 PMIf you’re reading this, you probably already understand how important relationships are for your business or your career.

And you also understand you can’t just sit behind your computer and use LinkedIn or Facebook to build your relationships and your network. You need to get out there and go to some events and meet people in the flesh.

With clothing on, of course. C’mon, get your mind out of the gutter.

That’s why, almost a year ago, I attended the New Media Expo in Las Vegas. That one conference has had a tremendous impact on my business and allowed me to forge some great personal relationships which I never would have been able to develop without meeting people face-to-face.

For that reason, I decided I’m going to give away an all-access ticket (valued at $650) to this year’s conference in Las Vegas, January 4-6, 2014.

You can find out how to enter the giveaway below.

But first, here’s just a few of the things that happened for me as a result of going to that one conference last year:

  • I met dozens and dozens of other interesting and successful entrepreneurs, small business owners, bloggers, video podcast producers, authors, writers, and podcasters.
  • I was asked to join one mastermind group with four other successful entrepreneurs, and I formed another mastermind group, made up of people I had met.
  • My email list has increased 700% in 12 months.
  • I’ve been interviewed on dozens of podcasts.
  • Thanks to connections I made at NMX, I became a contributor for Huffington Post and have written for Forbes, Art of Manliness, and others.
  • I’m going to be featured in a book to be written by an author I met there, and I’ve been featured in AmEx Open Forum and in numerous other blog posts and articles.
  • I launched a new online course on how to attract more clients, customers and revenues by building a large network filled with VIPs, top performers and others.

Bottom line: I want you to go because I think you’ll love it AND it will benefit your business.

So, to enter this contest, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Enter a short comment below saying why you want to win.
  2. Sign up for my email list (you can unsubscribe after the contest) because I will be announcing the winner by email. You can sign up  here or in the right column of my site.

(While you’re at it, you may want to check out my free 52+ page guide you will get when you sign up for my email list, on How to get More Clients, Customers & Revenue in 14 Days, Even if You Hate Sales and Marketing.)

Deadline to enter is Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at 5:00pm PST. I’ll announce a winner by email shortly after.

That’s it. Do those two things, and you’ll be entered. Good luck!

P.S.: If you win, you’ll have to get yourself to Las Vegas and pay for your own lodging while you’re there. But you will get access to almost everything, including all sessions, keynotes, parties, mixers, the exhibit hall, etc.


Huge congrats to Zita, who won the all access pass to NMX 2014!  Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway.



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  • James Wright

    I want to win because I would love to meet all the big name speakers who are going to be there. Thanks for doing this giveaway.

    • http://www.smartbusinessrevolution.com/ John Corcoran

      Sounds good, James. Good luck!

  • Lee H. Baucom

    John, conferences can certainly help build a career. I have been podcasting (now doing 2) for the past 4 months, and still feel like a complete beginner. But my approach is to just keep on moving forward. The best response to fears is always action, in my opinion. So I keep acting!
    I heard about NMX too late for early bird pricing, and have been on the fence since then. Push me over the edge?

    • http://www.smartbusinessrevolution.com/ John Corcoran

      Wow, two podcasts, huh? Good for you. I have a hard enough time keeping up with one. There will be a number of useful podcasting tracks. Be sure to meet Cliff Ravenscraft if you haven’t yet.

      • Lee H. Baucom

        Hahaha. TRYING to keep up. Guess I have a lot to say. Actually, I am in two arenas, and love providing content in both. I listen to The Podcast Answer Man, so already have lots of respect for Ravenscraft.

  • http://catalystmlm.com/ CatalystMLM

    You’re absolutely right John. Online relationships only go so far, but connecting in-person has a way of cementing them. Having known people online for years before meeting them in person I can say we were both questioning why it hadn’t happened sooner. Even if I don’t win the ticket, I’ll see you at NMX ;)

    • http://www.smartbusinessrevolution.com/ John Corcoran

      Thanks, CatalystMLM! I couldn’t agree with you more.

  • Lance E. Carlson

    Hey John,

    I started my site and built it in a near vacuum. Yes this is true. When I talk to my friends about what I do with my blog and podcast their eyes glaze over and it is just that they have no concept. I have tried to educate them but they are beyond wanting to learn anything new.

    You see I am over 60 and need people with ideas around me. I have been plucking free nuggets things from bloggers online because I wanted to see If I could do this on a shoestring and will continue to orient my blog that way. It is coming along!

    Sure I am sure there are going to be some big names there and it will be great to learn some things but mostly I want to meet the the up and comers, the ones struggling and I am sure they will probably wonder who the old guy is but he makes friends easily lol.

    Thanks for the consideration my friend,


    • http://www.smartbusinessrevolution.com/ John Corcoran

      I think you are right on to focus on connecting with the up and comers, Lance. It’s valuable to meet the big names in any industry because it is always possible to build a relationship with them, but the reality is you’ll probably get more mileage out of connecting with people who are at your level or slightly above it.

  • http://billionsuccess.com/ Herby Fabius

    Hey John,
    Mike Kawula been telling me that I must go. I decided to go, but just a little too late. With that said, I am throwing my name in the pot to win.

    Good luck everyone!

    • http://www.smartbusinessrevolution.com/ John Corcoran

      Hey Herby – I’ve been watching the projects you’ve been working on over the past 1/2 year or so, and I think NMX would be perfect for you. I hope you’ll make it there one way or another. Good luck!

  • Candis Marko

    Hello John. Enjoy your posts! Look forward to reading ‘em every time they hit my inbox.

    Why should you pick me for that pass? Well, you could change my life. And the lives of some kids to boot.

    I left a career I loved as a director in a cool entertainment company to stay home with my son seven years ago. We had to make huge sacrifices (downsizing would be an understatement!). And then the music biz tanked and it didn’t make sense to go back.

    I want to be an educational consultant, so I can help families sift through all the confusion when it’s time to apply to college. And for every ten clients, I’m going to donate my services to one kid who could never pay for it themselves. I want to have a blog and a podcast. Figure I can scale up that info and get it out to lots of folks who might really be interested. Already thinking of the great stuff I can do on Instagram and Twitter once I launch. Some Google Hangouts might really work for this too.

    My game plan is to sell some fancy schmancy box sets I’ve accumulated in my journeys and my wedding dress to get a Mac. Then I’ve got to get myself a part-time gig to pay for my certification. The New Media Expo is not in the cards for me this time ’round. But I’m a great networker, and I know I could really rock it.

    I have a friend in Vegas, so I can figure out the lodging. But I’m really jonesing for that pass. ; )

    Thanks for reading. And thanks for giving away this pass to one of us fine folks. Good on ya!


    • http://www.smartbusinessrevolution.com/ John Corcoran

      Hi Candis! Good for you for making that career transition. I’ve made a number of career transitions and it’s not easy. Let me know if I can be of help as you build your blog and your podcast.

      • Candis Marko

        Thanks John! Will do! Appreciate the response.

  • ClandestinoAmericano

    Hey John. Although I am a new subscriber I have experienced enough of your content to know that I can comfortably recommend your site to my network. Between now and Wednesday I plan to aggressively promote your website and email list to my network. My goal is to get you 50 new subscribers by Wednesday. I challenge the rest of your readership to top it. I’ll let you know how close I get.

    • http://www.smartbusinessrevolution.com/ John Corcoran

      Thanks, Clandestino! That’s really nice of you. I very much appreciate it.

  • Carol Lynn

    I would love to win – both my husband and I have been self employed for several years. We’ve started a few companies, but this last year started our new company, which as been rapidly growing – We help people find jobs and utilize our background in the recruiting industry to do Success Coaching, LinkedIn Branding and Resume Design. I love being around others and learning from them. I live in Vegas already, so this would be so fabulous to attend!

    • http://www.smartbusinessrevolution.com/ John Corcoran

      Hi Carol! That sounds like a good business. A lot of people need help in those areas. Good luck!

  • Zita

    I’ve wanted to go to NMX for years and would love this opportunity. One reason is that I would like to meet IRL some of the #doc (diabetes online community) I joined several years ago as I navigate the waters of managing my son’s Type 1 diabetes. I know several of the leading diabetes bloggers attend this conference and I would like to connect with them. It would help me re-energize my goal to bring awareness for this disease in order to raise research funding for a cure. I’m also navigating the social media waters for a corporate worldwide marketing group and would like to hear from leading experts, including one my favorites, Michael Hyatt, and bring new ideas back to my team. Thanks for sharing. @Look4acure

    • http://www.smartbusinessrevolution.com/ John Corcoran

      Hi Zita – What a great cause. I think you’d love NMX. Good luck!

      • Zita

        I know I would! And, of course, you could also help me figure out the best way to advocate for more research funding for JDRF in D.C.:)

  • Michelle Y. Talbert

    LOVE. I’m a recovering corporate attorney who is passionate about love and relationships. For the past few years I’ve been helping folks in online dating (my podcast is They Met Online…) and am now expanding into business networking, as well. I don’t know that my reasons are as altruistic as those of others in this string, but I do know that I have been passionate about connections and relationships for as long as I can remember. I believe that my soft skills coupled with what I can (and have) learn(ed) from folks like you, and Pat Flynn, Andrew Warner, John Lee Dumas, Michael Hyatt, Srinivas Rao, Meron Bareket, Jamie Tardy and on and on and on could lead to an amazing movement. I’ve heard of New Media Expo and really look forward to attending, if not 2014, some day soon. So, no matter whether I win or not, I’m really glad to have found you, John, and look forward to learning, sharing and growing with you. All the best!

    • http://www.smartbusinessrevolution.com/ John Corcoran

      Thanks, Michelle! Recovering corporate attorneys are welcome here! : ) I’ll check out your podcast. It sounds like we have stuff in common. (BTW definitely spend time with Jaime and she’ll probably introduce you to everyone else at NMX).

  • Matt Young

    Why do I want to win…? I think it would be easier to answer why I don’t want to win quite honestly.

    I don’t want my business to succeed so I shouldn’t enter and get the opportunity to go to Vegas to meet a room full of awesome people, hear from inspirational speakers like Pat Flynn, Scott Stratten, Amy Porterfiled and Joh Lee Dumas (alriiiiiight), possibly gamble a bit (ssshhh!) and really kick start the new year with a new idea and a new business, fully inspired by everything that I’ll experience when I get there.

    Nah, who would want to do that! Not me…

    P.S. I would drop everything, book the flights on my credit card (I’m in the UK), sleep in my rental car and earn the money back I spent on flights in no time because of everything that I will learn. Dang, maybe I should just buy a ticket!!!!

    Thanks John :-)

    • http://www.smartbusinessrevolution.com/ John Corcoran

      Thanks, Matt! I met Pat, John and Amy all for the first time last year at NMX. They are all very approachable and down to earth.

  • http://chandraachberger.com/ Chandra Achberger

    Howdy-ho Everybody. Coming at you from The Tundra that is Austin, Texas right now, burrrr. Thank you ever so much @jhcorcoran:disqus for this awesome opportunity. Looking forward to reading your eBook as well, thanks for it all.
    I’d maximize this opportunity to network, network, NETWORK with my homies who(m? I never get that right) don’t know they’re my homies yet! I have an opportunity to meet with Chris Brogan and plan on stalking many others whilst there. My husband (just today) gifted me a yeti mic so I can start my podcast. I’m days away from launching http://MoxieMoguls.com where I’ll empower others to put their dreams into ACTION.
    MoxieMoguls is my idea after being tired of watching so many in the overwhelm of starting or moving forward their businesses, nonprofits, books, art…Unfortunately, on goes the list, as does those who are dishonest about what really makes a business work.
    Hand over my ticket, and I’ll make good use of it. Together we can spread the word and change peoples minds about business. Change their minds that entrepreneur is not a bad word and that business is most definitely NOT as usual.
    Brain: We must prepare for tomorrow night.
    Pinky: Why? What are we going to do tomorrow night?
    Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky – try to take over the world!
    Again John Thank you for the opportunity!
    PS it IS Vegas and clothing is usually optional. Don’t know though haven’t been in 10 years. :)

    • http://www.smartbusinessrevolution.com/ John Corcoran

      Hey Chandra! Thanks for stopping by – I just checked out Moxie Moguls and it looks slick! Good luck in the contest.

      • http://chandraachberger.com/ Chandra Achberger

        Thanks John! It’s just a holder right now that feeds in my SM. I put up my full site on Friday. Thanks again.

  • Adam Silver

    Hi -
    I’d like the ticket and to reconnect with those I met last year. It’s my time now to take things to the next level and NMX 2014 will help! Thanks.