Jim gives preparation tips and tricks when giving a core conversation speech at SXSW, or at your next meeting.
$1,200 in 10 minutes
I made $1,200 within the first 10 minutes of being an entrepreneur.
How did I do that? Well, it wasn’t through marketing or selling a product or closing a deal. On November 1, 2011 I was called into a director’s office and was told my position had been eliminated. Although I was a bit shocked at the sudden layoff, I was actually pretty thrilled at the prospect of starting my own business.
I walked back to my desk, checked my personal email, and sitting in my inbox was an invitation to speak at SXSW 2012. I still wanted to go to the conference, but obviously my company – now my former company – wasn’t going to pay for it.