#FREECON19

#FREECON19 SPEAKERS

*Our speakers are NOT allowed to sell you anything from the stage. 

That’s because we want you to focus 100% on incorporating the cutting-edge strategies you’re going to learn from our carefully curated, hand-picked experts — and we don’t want you getting distracted by boring sales pitches. Yuck! 

Pamela Slim

Earn More with Ecosystem Marketing

Unlocking the Power of Networks: Ecosystem Marketing

 Author, Escape from Cubicle Nation & Body of Work

What You’ll Learn: 

  • Why top companies are choosing Ecosystem Marketing over traditional techniques and how this shift is the key to unlocking your unlimited potential and opportunities.  
  • The success stories and proven strategies Pam has gathered from companies who excel at Ecosystem Marketing (Psst! She’s essentially sharing a sneak peak of her next book before it’s even released!)
  • The 3 critical network circles you need to build an engaged and diverse community of peers, partners and customers on social media.

Read her Bio >> 

Brian Clark

The 7-Figure Freelancer

The #1 Strategy to Grow Your Freelance Business Now & Put You on the Fast Track to Your 7-Figure Future

Founder & CEO of Copyblogger

What You’ll Learn: 

  • How to identify and overcome limiting beliefs that may be holding you back from your full potential.
  • The key shifts you can make in your mindset and approach today that will bolster your freelance success (now and in the future).  
  • How freelancers can take advantage of the tactics solo and no-employee businesses are using to successfully earn 7-figures or more in revenue.

    Read his Bio >>

Elaine Pofeldt 

#FREECON19 Panel 

How to Build a High-revenue, One-person Business from People Who Have Done it 

Journalist & Author, The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business

What You’ll Learn: 

  • What makes a high-revenue one-person businesses flourish vs. sink and the mindset shifts solopreneurs need to make in order to thrive in today’s market. 
  • Common traps and pitfalls that cost precious time and money and derail solopreneurs from doing what they truly love (plus how to avoid them, of course). 
  • The latest best practices that allow solopreneurs and microbusinesses to bring home 6+ figures and generate $1 million in revenue.   Read Her Bio >>

Panelist: Sara Conde

Director of consultant services at MBO Partners. MBO Partners conducts the State of the Independent Workforce Report, which is one of the largest studies on the freelance workforce. She will share some findings on what they’ve learned about high revenue freelancers.

Panelist: Ben Hoffman

Founder of cityHUNT, a one-man business that runs scavenger hunts and other team-building events for big companies like Goldman Sachs, as well as a number of major nonprofits. He relies on freelance game designers to help him grow the business.

Panelist: Yasmin Ghahremani

Senior editor, writer, journalist and communicator with expertise in managing staff, processes, and content at a senior level. Extensive international experience creating stories about business, finance, and technology in online, print and video/broadcast media.

Ilise M Benun

The Simplest Marketing Plan to Stop Surviving & Start Thriving

How to Leverage Today’s Most Effective Marketing Tools for Freelancers, Attain a Steady Stream of Clients and Beat the Feast or Famine Cycle (Once and For All!) 

Founder, Marketing-Mentor.com

What You’ll Learn: 

  • How to get the right message in front of the right people so you easily win them over without any “icky” marketing.   
  • How to position yourself powerfully and authentically so your ideal customers couldn’t ignore you if they tried. 
  • The only 3 marketing tools you need to attract the companies you actually want to work with (For real! Use these 3 tools and you won’t need anything else). 

Read her Bio >>

Tia Meyers

Get Paid! 

How to Bring Ghost Clients Back from the Grave, Negotiate Higher Paychecks and Squash Scope Creep (For Good!) 

Founder, Freelancing Females

What You’ll Learn: 

  • The #1 phrase to bring clients who’ve “ghosted you” back from the grave (and what to do if they never resurface).  
  • The safeguards you need to put in place to make sure you get paid on time, get contracts signed and squash scope creep like the bug it is!  
  • Proven tactics and strategies to negotiate a higher paycheck from even your toughest clients. 

Read her Bio >>

Deborah Peyton

Founder, Austin Rhythm & Drum

Deborah Peyton is the Owner and Lead Facilitator of Austin Rhythm & Drum. Her mission is to Uplift Lives With Rhythm and Drums! Having heard the call of West African drumming 10 years ago, she has facilitated rhythmic programs for large and small companies and organizations across the US and abroad. 

Read her Bio >>

Julie Anne Eason

Get Off The Feast-Or-Famine Hamster Wheel

The 4 Communication Preferences That Will Take You From Chasing Clients to Developing a Loyal, Long-term Clientele 

Professional Writer

What You’ll Learn: 

  • How to attract higher-quality, long-term clients that you love working with (plus how to spot and avoid clients who add unnecessary drama to your life!) 
  • How to nail your initial consultations with confidence so you can spend less time prospecting and stressing about where your next gig will come from.
  • The 4 communication preferences every freelancer needs to know and which ones to use with which clients. (Understanding and applying these techniques can mean the difference between hearing “No thanks” and “Sign me up!”)   

Read her Bio >> 

    Liza Wisner

    #FREECON19 Emcee

    Kenyan-born Liza Wisner is an award-winning television personality serving her community as the learning and organizational development manager for the City of Corpus Christi (www.learningcc.org). Liza works directly with many organizations, to make their products and services connect better with their teams and their community. Liza graduated with the highest honors from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi earning a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Educational Technology. Liza is the founder of social organizations, including the non-profit, ‘PowerUp.org’ whose mission is to bridge the digital-divide and AXOM Foundry, the first co-working space in Corpus Christi.