I’m starting to learn just how much work it is to be a speaker at conferences. I always thought you just showed up and spoke. Now that I’m on the other side of this, I realize just how much work it is to find flights, coordinate the hotel, make sure that none of your trips overlap, and finally, see if you can afford to attend if the speaker package doesn’t cover your travel expenses. So, be sure to take a moment and thank your favorite conference speakers. It really is a labor of love for all of them.
And if you are looking to try out a new conference speaker, come and see me! Here is where I will be speaking:
As I said, it has been a lot of work not only writing the talks, but getting everything organized to be at all of these conferences (let alone what others have put into organizing these conferences), so be sure to attend the event nearest you. You won’t regret it, and the connections you make will continue to benefit you for years to come. Can’t wait to see you there!