I'm speaking at SMX Paris 2010. I'm actually giving a presentation in 3 different sessions:
- Architecturer un Site - june 15th, 12:00
- Un design web optimisé pour les moteurs de recherche - june 15th, 15:30
- Contenu dupliqué et tag "canonical" - june 16th 11:30
I am pretty excited for this is the first time SMX comes to Paris... I'm also eager to meet the French SEO scene and see what they have to say about the poor state of search in France...
I'll be speaking at A4U expo in Munich (May 18-19th, 2010).
I'll be on the super affiliate panel on Day 2 about "Tips to Increase Productivity & Profit". Pretty exciting!
I guess I'll leave the tech tips to the other panelists and focus on some hugely underrated secrets... including... marshmallows! (I kid you not!)
There has been this awesome study in the late sixties about how 4 year olds would resist temptation and delay gratification. What's really awesome about it is that the researchers later found out there was a correlation between their ability to delay gratification and their later success in life.
One quick and entertaining way to grok that study is to watch this short TED video:
You can find more info in this article from the New Yorker.
If you read through it you will learn that one secret to resit temptation, delay gratification and reach higher goals is to stop thinking about the gratification and focus on something else. Better yet, it seems actually possible to train your mind to do just that...
I guess one immediate reality check for you out there is: can you delay playing X-Box or watching Lost in favor of finishing this new project today? In other words D.I.F.N? I know I can... but that's only because I have no X-Box and I don't like Lost... It was a whole different story at the times I was hooked on Boston Legal... ;)
If you saw my presentation at SES or CAC about outsourcing on oDesk, you may also be interested in this interview of the CEO of oDesk. At the very least it should give you an idea of how strong that whole trend is developing...
Day 2 of CAC started way too early for my taste as I had my presentation scheduled at 9 a.m. Not to mention it's equally hard to get attendees out of bed in the morning hours after the first night of partying... but we finally joined forces with Peter van der Graaf and our joint session ended up "just as crowded as a Day 1 session" :))
Anyways, I got some good feedback on my Outsourcing talk (please contact me if you want a copy of the powerpoint) which always makes it worth the effort of putting it together in the first place.
The afternoon was dedicated to panels in the Grand Ballroom. I was a panelist on the first one and the accoustics were so bad it was basically impossible to hear the questions from the audience. Kinda defeats the purpose of Q&A panels. After a couple of hours of this, no wonder some panelists gave up...
See you next time, somewhere... :)