Speaking at Killer Tribes Conference 2013


I’ll be speaking at Killer Tribes conference here in Atlanta, GA on 3/23/2013. 13 is my favorite number followed by the number 10 and 3, which add up to 13. There are a lot of 3′s in that date. This means nothing, but I thought I’d share that with you.

Honestly, I don’t know much about building a tribe – I’ve never really seen it that way but I understand conceptually what Bryan Allain is doing and apparently it’s working because he’s helping thousands of people optimize, grow, and expand their tribes.

I probably could learn a thing or two from the other speakers, some of whom I’ve known for quite some time.

It’s local to me, which is nice, and which is why I said “Yes” – this is an incredibly-busy season for me so I’m not saying “Yes” to many things – in fact, just as I mentioned in the post about insanity, this year needs to be categorically different than the previous ones.

All that to say, it means that I’m going to bring my best thoughts, ideas, and wisdom (if it appears when I show up) to Killer Tribes – I’d love to see you there. And, since I’m local, perhaps we can do even more hanginginging out.

Or something like that.

Finally, in a weird twist, I’d love to hear your thoughts on what I should speak about, even if you’re not going. I know it’s probably better to incentivize and pull from those that may show up but… who cares. Let’s hear it anyway.


  • http://snitchim.com/ Eric

    This looks like a killer conference. At first glance I was thinking it was a Seth Godin conference based off his book “Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us”. But this conference looks very intriguing. Congrats on the gig!

    I think you should start theme our speaking this year around “startups that sustain”

  • http://www.danerickson.net Dan Erickson

    Sounds like a great opportunity.

  • http://twitter.com/kfdpcom kfd&p (@kfdpcom)

    Looks fantastic! I’m surprised Sarah Robinson “Building Fierce Loyalty” isn’t part of that. She has some awesome stuff about building tribes.

    Well, in your case, it’s about building quality tribes. By sticking tight to who you are and what you believe about what you are doing, it causes others to become attracted to what you have to say.

    This is what all businesses strive for. I follow @ATT mostly to try to get customer service relief from them, fast. That’s probably not the “fiercely loyal customer attraction” they are going for.

    I follow you because I’ve heard you talk before and many things about how and why you do business the way you do resonates with my own views of “work” and spirit. Thus, I’m loyal to you for very different reasons than ATT.

    So, which type of “tribe” would a company/blogger/etc prefer to have?

  • http://www.christinais.com Christina Meyer

    Look forward to seeing you there! Got mah tix yoyoyo.

  • http://dustn.tv Dustin W. Stout

    I am officially going to be there now! I hope to meet you in person while I’m there John! It will be my first time ever in Atlanta!