Free Business Ideas: Everyone wants to be Famous

March 30, 2007 - Get free updates of new posts here

It is Friday and that means free ideas for you. I have to do work so I will keep this short.

People like me want to speak at conferences. People coordinating events want to get speakers. Sometimes it is hard to find conferences or the right people to speak.

Opportunity: Create a common ground for speakers and event coordinators to meet.

I know this won’t work well for Guy Kawasaki, Seth Godin and big name speakers because people come to them. For everyone else this might be an opportunity to make life easier.

What do you think? As always, if you do this idea please buy me a burrito.

Side note: I am going to speak at O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 expo in SF next month if you are attending.

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20 responses to “Free Business Ideas: Everyone wants to be Famous

  1. Will Kern Reply

    I have been slacking, so this comment is being made to retain my number 1 spot in the Top Commenter category. Although it looks like there might be something up with it, as it lists Matador as the top commenter with a whopping 1 comment, what up with that?

    I think this is a good idea, as it would potentially help with diversifying the speakers at the countless conferences that go on. So why are you not building it?


  2. Will Kern Reply

    I figured you did not have the time, if only there were 48 hours in a day :-)! Hopefully someone will take the idea and run with it, it is a good one, not to mention the free burrito!


  3. marc Reply

    Opportunity: Create a common ground for speakers and event coordinators to meet.

    Idea: How about a meet-up at Web 2.0 Expo for speakers and attendees (who also happen to be event organizers) to grab a burrito and talk about upcoming shows?

  4. Will Kern Reply

    I would be down for that, I will be getting in Sunday, just say when and I will be there!

    It would be cool to get everyone together that hangs out here that is going to be there, it would be nice to meet some of you all.


  5. Joe Budde Reply

    Did the comments count get reset? My life long goal of getting on the best friends list might come through with this very post!

  6. Joe Budde Reply

    Sure did! Horay!

    As for an actual comment:
    I would say anything that helps opposite ends of a transaction meet up is a good opportunity. ebay, NYSE, CBOT, NASDAQ, paypal…

  7. Laura Allen Reply

    LOVE this idea! I was recently one of the co-organizers of One of the philosophies of podcamp is that anyone can sign up to speak. We had over 600 people show up and it was even a holiday weekend. Why not create some kind of virtual meet-up so people like me, from New York, and other remote regions can be part of the conversation too? I’m all for getting together face to face, that’s the best way to make connections, however, virtual connections are good too. Noah, when you are coming back to NYC so be can go to Benny’s burritos?

  8. Amy Putkonen Reply

    Apparently new to the game, unlike Sri and clearly unlike Will Kern (any relation to Frank?) — my idea is this. How about you use FourSquare to get the event hopping for you? Create a scavenger hunt of people to find and ask them a certain question and tweet their answers? Leave the question as a tip in the FourSquare page for that event? For those of us too far to conveniently travel to SF, we can sit on the sidelines and enjoy the banter from the twittersphere.