It’s the Night Before Christmas at Smart Business Revolution

It’s kind of like the night before Christmas over here at Smart Business Revolution headquarters.

That’s because I’m leaving tomorrow for Las Vegas to attend the New Media Expo (formerly Blogworld). "

I have wanted to attend the New Media Expo for a number of years now, so I’m really excited it has finally come to fruition.  I’m also excited that I will be moderating a panel on social media legal issues on Tuesday, January 7th at 11:00am.

I’m looking forward to meeting face-to-face a number of popular authors, writers, podcasters and bloggers who I have admired, read, and/or connected with online over the years.

But most of all, I am looking forward to learning. I will be soaking up the information and sharing it with you all as much as possible while I am there, and when I get back.

Of course, like everything else, I’ll be tracking the ROI on this investment, and I will report back to all of you on whether it was worth it. Although I got in to the conference for free as a speaker, there is still a substantial cost involved, and time away from my family (which I do not take lightly).

As a business owner, I want to measure if this is a good use of my time. Sometimes the most fun marketing and networking events are not the best for a business in terms of generating revenue. Which is the goal of being in business, after all.

I have a *hunch* that attending the New Media Expo will connect me with individuals and organizations that could lead to great things in the future, but I don’t know for certain. It’s always good to try new things to see if they work.

Here are the details on the conference – there are still passes available, and you can also buy a “Virtual Ticket” pass if you can’t make it to Las Vegas.

What: New Media Expo (formerly “Blogworld”) and BusinessNext

When: January 6-8, 2013

Where: the Rio Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Who It Is For: The New Media Expo is primarily aimed at bloggers, podcasters and web video producers, while the BusinessNext conference is aimed at small to large business owners, CEOs, CMOs, Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations professionals, IT Executives and Social Strategists. You can check out more details about who attends BusinessNext here.

Who Will Be Speaking at the New Media Expo: C.C. Chapman, David Risley, Rand Fishkin, Michelle Shocked (yes, that Michelle Shocked), Pat Flynn, Jon Morrow, Chris Drucker and a bunch of other interesting speakers.

Who Will Be Speaking at BusinessNext: Me! Oh, also Guy Kawasaki and two guys named the the Winklevoss Twins, who you may have heard of.



  • Lindsy Mccluskey

    I merely have to inform you that I am new to posting and genuinely adored your page. Very possible I am prone to save your webpage post . You definitely have fantastic article content. Acknowledge it for sharing with us your blog article.

  • satellite internet

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say fantastic blog!|

  • kredyt od zaraz

    Tip: When the game first begins, save your first hit for an enemy champion. You will notice that your critical strike chance will reach 100%, guaranteeing a hit that will hurt for double the amount of a normal basic attack.

  • Joaquina Baumeister

    It’s almost close to impossible to see well-aware people on this niche, however, you look like you understand which you’re posting on! Gratitude

  • rural internet

    What’s up to every one, the contents existing at this web site are actually awesome for people experience, well, keep up the good work fellows.|

  • Patrica Weatherwax

    It’s practically extremely difficult to see well-qualified individual on this niche, still, you come across as like you fully understand exactly what you’re revealing! Thanks

  • internet service provider

    Hello there, just became aware of your blog thru Google, and found that it is truly informative. I am going to watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate if you continue this in future. A lot of other people shall be benefited out of your writing. Cheers!|

  • removals and storage london

    Hey there! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so I came to check it out. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Superb blog and amazing style and design.|

  • Jackson Grob

    It’s actually almost unattainable to find well-advised visitors on this issue, regrettably you appear like you are familiar with what you’re indicating! Excellent