I wrote about my Full Sail experience on my own blog, but I wanted to share it here as well because they’ve just posted the recording of my speech and we know that while we’d love to come to every town in the world, that isn’t going to happen.
This way, you at least get a flavor for what a book tour stop might be like. We hope other venues capture them as well so that we can share as many as possible since each time we get in front of an audience it is a bit different.
If curious, the setting was a lecture room with over 150 students, professors and guests in the room. They were also live streaming it, where another 300 or so people were watching and asking questions. Before I knew it two hours had gone by.
The Content Rules Book Tour might have taken a break for the holidays, but it is about to get in full swing as I am headed to Las Vegas, Orlando, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. Then both Ann and I will be going out to San Francisco for an event. ALL of this in January!
While there a couple of interviews were shot and both of them hit the web today.
Up first was an interview backstage immediately following my keynote. They were filming them with all the speakers and I was still wired from being on stage and that energy carried forward into this.
The second was filmed as a short interview with both myself and Brian David Johnson who is the futurist for Intel, the author of Screen Future and was the conferences closing keynote. I’m still glowing from what he had to say about Content Rules.
We are really looking forward to all the people we are going to meet on the tour and are psyched to hear that so many of you are enjoying and learning from the book.
With my first event behind me, the book tour is officially underway for Content Rules and I know that Ann and I couldn’t be more excited about it.
There was something perfect about the indie theater vibe, complete with set pieces around me on stage. Some speakers would freak at the set up, but I actually thrived in it. Being someone who loves to act and doesn’t get to be on stage nearly enough as I’d like (in the acting sense) I think I might have had a permagrin on my face the whole time.
I’m still digging through the tweets, but it looks like people left inspired, energized and ready to tackle the content beast and that is what I had hoped for.
Thank you to Ernst & Young for sponsoring the event and a special thanks to SMB Ottawa organizers Rob Lane, Ryan Anderson, and Simon Chen for making this event happen. The hospitality (and campfire building skills) of the people in Ottawa really shined through and it is a city I hope to return to again.
With tomorrow being the official release date of the book, Ann and I have been on a bit of a media blitz. It is fun to be interviewed by such diverse people who of course come at us with different questions. Some have read the book, while others have not.
At this point if you still need some motivation to push you into buying a copy of Content Rules, we hope that one of these fine posts will help push you over the edge.
Finally a quick favor to ask of you. Once you’ve read the book we’d love you to leave a review for it on Amazon or wherever else you bought a copy. Thank you.
Thank you again for all the support leading up to what I’m hoping is the start of an amazing week for us and for the book.
If you post anything please be sure to tag it with #ContentRules so that we see it. We are also hoping that you’ll all take pictures with your books and post them to Facebook and everywhere else. We want to see who is buying and reading our little baby.
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