What do you consider to be a superpower? writing online, public speaking, or negotiation (or all 3 or something else?) Today we look to explore and answer the question is it worth speaking at conferences?
What you can expect in today’s issue
- Is it worth speaking at conferences?
- Supporting a great cause
- Our response to a Senior member of the team lashes out
⏳ This issue of Product Negotiations will take you five minutes or less to read.
Is it worth speaking at conferences?
Speaking at conferences is an interesting prospect. Leading up to the conference, the conference organizers will promote your session. You’ll see photos/ assets of you plastered all over social media.
But, is it worth speaking at conferences?
The number of people you can reach is limited to the attendees in the room. However, I am not saying because of this reason you should not talk at conferences.
Writing online allows you to reach a wider audience. You can easily reach thousands of people with one blog post. Blog posts over time have a compounding effect that results in new readers and new customers.
However, with video on the rise. What happens if you record your talk and add the video to your blog?
Why speak at a conference
Speaking at a conference takes a lot of time to prepare, travel, and deliver the talk. When you are starting out you may have to take whatever comes your way until you become established.
If you are planning to do it for money. Speaking engagements can be lucrative some people have the ability to charge upwards of $50,000 per hour. However, it takes a lot of time to get to that stage.
If you are doing it to share your message and expand your brand. Speaking at conferences allows you to meet people who are there to hear your talk. You can talk about your product or service in a non-salesy way.
The verdict – is it worth speaking at conferences?
It depends 🤷♂️
Hear us out. There is a lot of talk online about how writing online is a superpower. We agree with that statement. If we look over the last year or so blogging is becoming popular again. So has building a personal brand.
However, we tend to think of speaking as another channel to share your message. Evaluate it and decide if you feel it is valuable for you.
Supporting a great cause
Product Impact 2020 is open and inclusive
Our goal is to make Product Impact 2020 open and inclusive. Therefore we are launching the Product Impact 2020 scholarship program.
In other words, we are excited to announce we are setting aside a number of tickets as part of the Product Impact 2020 scholarship program. We invite you to apply regardless of your gender, age, abilities, race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.
Product Impact 2020 is supporting the United mitochondrial disease foundation
we are taking another step to support our community. We are super excited to announce Product Impact 2020 supports the United mitochondrial disease foundation with Dave McGovern. Who is a proud parent of a bright, articulate, creative 9-year-old son named Cavan.
What this means
Simple: $25 from every ticket sold for Product Impact 2020 will go to help Dave with his goal of raising $200,000.
Learn more and support this cause here.
Our response to a Senior member of the team lashes out
Last week we asked you:
Read our response here.
Are you based in NYC, are availble on Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020 and hate negotiations?
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❌Negotiation ethics and what to watch out for
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Next week, we plan to share some information on building trust.
Til next time.
Product Negotiations Issue #3. Jan 14, 2020.
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