I’m wrapping up the year and looking forward to making 2012 a banner year for speaking.
I received a call from my friend Simon in Australia who is interested in collaborating on producing an event in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. He is launching a publishing company and it turns out my author program is a perfect fit for what he has in mind.
I’ve known Simon for more than 4 years and at best we have communicated about five or six times a year. We originally met on Facebook and moved our conversations to Skype about two years ago just before the earthquake at Queensland.
Now here it is four years after accepting Simon’s friend request on Facebook, a few conversations on Skype and now he’s booking me as a featured speaker in Australia in March to engage those who choose to be authors and want to be guided through the process.
He’s also added an event, SUMS, that will comprise about 14 speakers in two days to promote more productivity and consciousness of speakers of entrepreneurs.
This is what speakers dream of. Having a captive audience, prepaid to attend to hear how they can become an author.
Never second guess the connections you can make on Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace. There is a wealth of resources and connections out in the world and they are just one connection away.