Maximizing New Media Expo Experience Google Hangout with Farnoosh Brock and Brett Bumeter.  Farnoosh and Brett are #NMX ambassadors to attendees volunteering to help attendees get the most out of the show, which starts on January 6, 2013.  Do check out the maps to events and parties below along with other great articles offering tips on New Media Expo!


It strikes me as I was cleaning up this post that I should point out something very important.  Something I completely neglected in the video. It’s something that I’ve never seen anyone else write about New Media Expo, BlogWorld or any other conference.
Everything in the video, everything below, everything in the articles about the show and things you’ll read on twitter, facebook, google plus, etc.  They are all tips for an ideal situation.  It’s more of a guideline, a goal, not a rule.
If you can’t cover all these bases.  Don’t sweat it.

  • The best thing you can do is make it to the show and be there.
  • The next best thing you can do is be engaged while you are there.  Talk to people, do things.
  • The next best thing after that if you can’t be there, is to get the digital ticket and engage people online through social media.
  • But do something.  Don’t give up before you ever get started.

I’ve been to this show every single time it’s happened since it started in 2007 and all but the first of the Podcast Expos too.  Sometimes I am super prepared and totally on top of my game and sometimes, I’m not.  In 2010, everything went like clockwork.  In 2008, I booked my flight the night before, bought the ticket a week before, flew in and flew out the same night!
This year, I’m more prepared than most years, but still its not a perfect plan for me either.  I’m rocking 3 year old business cards!

I hate making business cards and always put it off and off and off.

Is a three year old business card going to slow me down?  Hell no!  I’m more than just my business card and so are you.  Go to the show. No business card, no worries.  People can get to know you, connect with you, teach you something, learn something from you, and you can walk away from it enriched, empowered, and maybe even with some new business or business tools.  The three biggest business deals I ever accomplished all happened without any business cards being swapped.

Contract were swapped but no business cards!

So get to the show, meet someone, learn something, share something.  Don’t sweat the small stuff.  If you can cover your bases with one or two things below great.  If you can up your game a couple levels with the tips below, even better.  But it’s YOU!  YOU are the important ingredient, the essential component to make the show work, not the i’s that you dot, nor the t’s that you cross, nor the paper that you shuffle nor the dog and pony show you see or create.  Do something useful with yourself and everything else will work itself out!

Now read on and find some great tips

Useful New Media Expo links that you might have missed

The Speed Dating Guide and how to login to Speed Dating

Follow the Hashtags & join the groups and communities on Facebook and Google+

Google +

Useful New Media Expo Tips and Links from articles on similar subjects

6 Things an NMX Veteran is Doing to Prepare for the Event by Aaron Hockley

here’s the bullet points from Aaron’s article, but please read the details that go with them.  This is just to give you a sense of what Aaron has covered on New Media Expo and conferences in general versus some of the other articles below.

  1. Identify Sessions of Interest
  2. Connect with Those You Want to Meet
  3. Prepare Business Cards
  4. Look at Parties
  5. Figure Out Your Non-Conference Life
  6. Get Plenty of Rest and Arrive Healthy

Seven Ways to Start Preparing for BlogWorld NOW by Allison

  1. Participate in #BWEchat
  2. Follow the #BWELA hashtag
  3. Choose your shoes and start wearing them now
  4. Check out our speakers as they’re announced
  5. Tell your readers that you’ll be attending BlogWorld
  6. Become an affiliate
  7. Tell us on Facebook that you’re attending
Allison Boyer is a writer for BWE’s blog and the owner of Blog Zombies. You can also follow her shenanigans on Twitter (@allison_boyer) or contact her at [email protected].


5 Tips for Preparing for Blog World Expo (Or Any Other Conference)


  1. Get your business cards ready
  2. Plan to see the sessions, but be open to missing them
  3. Get your contacts organized
  4. Dress to impress
  5. Update your blog and social profiles.

Kristi is a blogger, freelance writer, online marketing consultant, and social media enthusiast. Connect with me on Twitter and Google+.

Check out Farnoosh Brock’s ebook The Blogworld 2010 Experience

(available here free )

Afrobella’s Do’s and Don’ts of Conference Fashion

bullet points from Afrobella’s article.  This is just to give you a sense of what Afrobella has covered on New Media Expo and conferences in general versus some of the other articles below.  The devil is in the details, this is not a list of the details read the full article to get the scoop.

  1. Do be yourself
  2. Do rock a power blazer
  3. Don’t be a walking billboard
  4. Do dress like you plan to be photographed
  5. Do consider comfort
  6. Don’t overthink it or stress yourself out

Read the Full Article
Want to hear more from Afrobella (a.k.a. Patrice Yursik) and see what she wears to NMX this month? Be sure to come see her session, “How To Actually Grow A BIG Brand And Community With Just A Simple Blog.”

Maximize Your Connections at Conferences

by Linda Sherman

Opening Night Party

When: Sunday, January 6th at 10:00 p.m. – Midnight
Where: Lavo Nightclub, Las Vegas
In The Palazzo Hotel: 3255 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Venue Sponsor: Tao/Lavo
Refreshment Sponsors: Guinness Black Lager and u4rik Vodka are providing beverages until Midnight.

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Podcast Awards and Podcast Awards After party

To be announced

New Media Expo Closing Night Party

New Media Expo Closing Night Party Announcement
When: Tuesday, January 8th at 8:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m.
Where: db’s Pong & Pool, Las Vegas
Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino, Inside the Miracle Mile Shops
3663 S. Las Vegas Blvd #570, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Venue Sponsor: Tao/Lavo
Entertainment: Featuring a kicking country music showcase featuring Deejay Silver, Phoenix Stone, Larry Bagby, Dylan Taylor & Gwen Sebastian!
Special Thanks to: Party hostess and NMX Speaker, Jessica Northey of #CMChat
Refreshment Sponsor: Guinness Black Lager and u4rik Vodka are providing beverages until 11:00 p.m., but you can stay and play pool and ping pong, dance, listen to the music or enjoy the company of good friends until closing.
Official Hashtag: #BlogsNBoots

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Walking/Running Directions to the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign

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