Free Ticket to XOXO event in Portland, 9/13-9/15

(Update: ticket given away! You’re too late)

I have a ticket to XOXO in Portland next week, Sept 13 to 16th. An amazing event for creatives, with great talks, parties and workshops.

All you need to do is leave a comment by the end of today that includes a quote from any of my books. I’ll pick a winner  tomorrow morning.

8 Responses to “Free Ticket to XOXO event in Portland, 9/13-9/15”

  1. JMiller

    The line from Mindfire

    Remember the saying “a man fears the tiger that bit him last, instead of the tiger that will bite him next.”

    is a bit at odds with Confessions of a Public Speaker in the description of Standing Alone on an Elevated Stage = Tiger Food => Stage Fright.

    Clearly we need to have more tigers biting people such that fears become rational and aphorisms become literal. (Wait, no, that’s a terrible idea…)

  2. Manoj Agarwal

    I would love to attend this event.

    From “Confessions of a Public Speaker” Page 12: “The best speakers know enough to be scared…the only difference between the proc and the novices is that the pros have trained the butterflies to fly in formation”

  3. April J

    When I was young I thought busy people were more important
    than everyone else. Otherwise, why would they be so busy?

    I would love to go to this event!!!
    Thanks for chance to attend.


  4. Don F

    The one I like is:
    “Many predators hunt in packs, and their easiest prey are those who stand alone, without a weapon, on a flat area of land where there is little cover (e.g., a stage).”
    Confessions of a Public Speaker

    Comes right after the bit with “about to be attacked and eaten.”



  5. michael brooks

    “A forcing function is anything that — when put into place — naturally forces a change in perspective, attitude or behavior.”

    From the Art of Project Management — pg 23

    Pick me! Thanks.

  6. Samantha Soma

    When thinking about fun things like death, bad surveys, and public speaking, the best place to start is with the realization that no one has died from giving a bad presentation.

    Really appreciated the book- helped me prep for my first conference presentation on 8/31. Many thanks!

  7. Ann

    “At some point, all creative tasks become work. The interesting and fun challenges fade, and the ordinary, boring, inglorious work necessary to bring the idea to the world becomes the reality.”

    For me, it was breakthrough to read these words. It was good to find out that everyone goes through this and I need to push through to achieve greatness.

    Thanks for the chance to win a ticket to the inaugural XOXO. This is a rare opportunity to listen to, network and hang out with some of the most talented people of our generation. I am in the beginning stages of getting my startup off the ground and attending this conference would refuel and energize me for round 2. Thanks!

  8. Scott Berkun

    The winner, chosen at random, was Samantha. Thanks for playing!