Press & Prezos

As business takes off, I find myself being asked to talk about why I settled into such a niche market, what my conferences can deliver, and just what failure is and how to handle it.  Below are some conference, media, press, and blog appearances I’ve made.

You can find some coverage of my own event, FailCon, at http://failcon2010.com/press

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David Perry Interview on Failure in the Startup Industry (1/4/2010)
David and I discuss the common mistakes founders make and what to expect in 2011.

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FailCon Teaches Entrepreneurs to Flop to the Top (10/26/2010)
By Tom Abate, SF Chronicle Writer
I talk with Tom on the idea for FailCon and why we produce it.

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5 Ways To Plan A Successful Conference (even when it’s about failure…) (10/20/2010)
I share with the Eventbrite team and readers my top five suggestions for how to insure your event doesn’t flop.

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Social Media Hour: Failure (10/19/2010)
I join host Cathy Brooks and special guest Chris Heuer on a discussion of failures in the industry, what to expect, and how to plan.

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EventTech Presentation – What To Expect From Your First Event(6/25/2010)
A lot of people approach me with really skewed expectations for a first event. Here are a few pointers I’ve learned over time.

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My One Thing… (2/18/2010)
A fun 30 second interview with the My One Thing… blog.

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Interview with Barry Moltz on Bouncing Back from Failure (1/10/2010; posted 2/16/2010)
YouTube Video from my interviewing Barry Moltz at the Commonwealth Club of SF

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Why We Need Tech Events for Women (1/27/2010)
By Dana Oshiro
Dana talks with some of the leading producers of women’s tech events to get a feel for why we feel they are still a necessary part of the industry, not a sexually exclusive hypocrisy.

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Case Study: From $17/hr to $65/hr? How did she do it? (1/19/2010)
By Ramit Sethi, creator and writer of the popular book and blog “I Will Teach You To Be Rich.”
Ramit and I discuss my path from theater to freelance, and tips on how to do your own freelance work fearlessly.

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The 10 People You Need To Follow Into 2010 (1/12/2010)
By Barry Moltz, popular business writer, entrepreneur, and adviser.
Thanks for the shout out, Barry!

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FailCon: Entrepreneurs Explain Where They Went Wrong (11/03/2009)
By Eve Gumpel; Women Entrepreneur
Discussing the development of FailCon.

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Guest Speaker on The A-List with Jennifer Lindsay (8/21/2009)

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To Err is Human, but This Conference is Divine (7/27/2009)
By Tamara Mendelsohn; Eventbrite Blog
In which I discuss the idea and process of the creation of FailCon.