I would tell him that anyone trying to build an audience and a tribe is going to want to be at the Killer Tribes Conference because it will be the perfect blend of inspiration, information, encouragement, and entertainment. If this megalomaniac wants more blog readers and fans who care about the things he cares about (destroying the U.S., in this case), then he’ll get a lot out of the conference.
2. Context clues and powers of observation tell me that you are connoisseur of cheeses. Which cheese is the most underrated of them all?
Extra sharp cheddar is my favorite cheese of all, but it’s hardly underrated. I think it’s interesting to see the rise asiago is making lately. Between bagels at Panera and a new cheez-it flavor, it’s starting to put a dent in our culture like we haven’t seen since the rise and fall of nacho in the 80s.
3. If the Killer Tribes conference was a cheese, which one would it be and why?
It would be a cheese plate. Lots of variety and lots of goodness. We’ll have women who’ve written books, men who’ve sold records, and folks who have built tribes through blogs, conferences, ministries, and humor. Also, I’m really hoping this is the last cheese-related question.
4. Let’s assume that in one year, you are confronted with a choice about water temperature. You can only have one temperature for the rest of your life: extremely hot or extremely cold. Whatever you choose, you will only have access to water at that temperature for the rest of your life. Which do you choose and why?
Suddenly I’m wishing for more cheese questions. Umm, I’d have to go with cold water since my favorite use for water is to drink it. Cold showers would be a drag, but Tim Ferriss says they help you burn fat anyway, so I guess I could get used to them.
The wisdom and wit of Derek Webb, Alli Worthington, Sarah Mae, Jon Acuff (via video), Jeff Goins, Stephen Brewster, Tripp and Tyler, and Steve Kamb are not currently on the Killer Tribes website, so there’s that. Plus, the conference is shaping up to be an amazing place to connect with other bloggers, artists, and creative folks.
Between the meetup the night before and the conference itself I’m pretty sure the relationships people walk away from the conference from will be a highlight for many. (And as much as I love my website, real life connections aren’t happening on Al Gore’s internet.)
6. There’s a rumor that you, Tripp, and Tyler will spend much of the conference competing in an arm-wrestling contest as a homage to Sylvester Stallone’s epic masterpiece, Over the Top. Can you confirm this?
I vehemently deny this. Arm wrestling is terrible for the joints and nothing more than a prehistoric way for people to put each other down. As for the rumors that there will be a large pool on the stage where we will be conducting chicken fights, I have no comment.
I’m still finalizing the plans, but as I’ve mentioned before there will be a meetup the night before (so get into Nashville early on Friday!), and there will be lots of great speakers at the conference. We might have one or two speakers sharing via video, we might have a breakout session for more specific niches, and we might have a little bit of music thrown in. There will be no craft time, no ice breakers that involve role playing, and no circus animals.
My speakers are some of the most attractive people on the planet, so I’d have to raid a modeling agency to be able to find people to portray them. All except for me, that is, who would be played by Andy Roddick or Ice Cube.
The same thing that newbie bloggers will get from it: connections with other bloggers that will lead to more readers, more leads, and ultimately more blogging enjoyment. And if that’s not enough, they’ll also get practical advice on the tools and strategies others have successfully used to build tribes, earn influence, and spend more time on the things they love.
And of course, the conference isn’t just for bloggers. Anyone who’s trying to build a tribe – from small business owners to musicians to pastors to prison guards – will walk away from the conference inspired, informed, and better connected.
The Super Early Bird rate ($79) expires on Friday, December 16. After that it goes to $89 through January and then $99 for the final 2 months. Admission also includes the Friday night meet-up.
It should be a lot of fun, and honestly the thing I’m most excited about is meeting a ton of people I only know online and helping them do their thing even better than they already do. hope to see you and some of your readers there!