Bringing Trust Agents and Six Pixels to You

In recent talks with Mitch Joel and Julien, we realized that we’d like to come out with a way to extend the conversation in even more ways than before. We think there are a blend of ideas from both books and the three of us that might work nicely together. To that end, we came up with a way to put it all together.

Mitch Says:

The three of us want to bring the concepts in the two business books to you, but we are looking for leaders. All three of us command substantial public speaking and consulting fees, but we have decided to wave both the honorariums and travel expenses (within the United States and Canada) for those who can bring 200 people together in a room.

In fact, I’m going to lift most of Mitch’s post and put it here to make it more consistent:

We’re calling it: Building Trust In A Connected World Summit.

Here’s the deal:

Purchase 200 copies of both Trust Agents and Six Pixels of Separation(amazon link) (a total of 400 books), invite 200 people (but you can feel free to invite more) into a room (you take care of the room, food, AV, etc…), and all three of us will spend a half-day with your group (each one of us will speak for 45-60 min individually, and your event is concluded by having all three of us on-stage for a roundtable/Q&A session). In order to make summits as easy as possible from a logistics standpoint, we also made an agreement with the bookseller, 800-CEO-Read, for a special bulk-buy rate (save nearly 40% off of the retail price).

But wait… there’s more… (snarky infomercial line for dramatic effect):

As a special “thank you” for taking a leadership role in your community and organizing a Building Trust In A Connected World Summit, one of us will also supply your own company Blog with a guest Blog post (topic to be decided between the parties) and will also lead a private one-hour consulting session for you and your team (yes, you can pick favourites as to who you would prefer).

Why are we doing this?

Clearly, we want to sell more books. But, selling books is useless if no one takes the concepts from within the pages and turns them into action. In both books, there are countless mentions of how individuals are becoming leaders in their business communities – both online and in real-life. These many new digital channels, platforms and online social networks facilitate the ability to connect to like-minded individuals, but it’s taking the online connections and turning them them into real results that matter – that means meeting in real-life, sharing and connecting. That’s what this is really about.

Become a leader right now. Create a Building Trust In A Connected World Summit today!

If you are interested in leading a summit, please email Mitch.

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  • delputnam

    What a great idea! Do you have any idea what the timing might be? Are your schedules booked for the next 10 months? Or is this something that could happen in 3-4 months?

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  • http://www.simplyzesty.com Niall Harbison

    Sounds like a decent idea and good to see that you have the honesty of saying that it is with the main goal of selling books but just wondering if the logistics of it will actually work. I mean you are going to have to get some seriously passionate people out there rounding up 200 people at a time for you. Be interesting to see how it all pans out

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  • http://twitter.com/clayhebert Clay Hebert

    This is amazing, Chris. I already tweeted it and I'll be helping sell this deal to my clients and everyone I can.

  • http://twitter.com/clayhebert Clay Hebert

    Chris – is there a link on http://800ceoread.com with the link to the special bulk-buy rate?

    Or should I have people call?

  • http://twitter.com/zionaetzion zionaetzion

    This sounds interesting. Like the approach.

  • http://chrisbrogan.com Chris Brogan

    It's the price that comes up when you put that many books in the bucket.

  • http://chrisbrogan.com Chris Brogan

    I've already sold 9 of them. : )

  • http://chrisbrogan.com Chris Brogan

    Could definitely happen in 3-4 months. Ping mitch. : )

  • http://www.RelevantlySpeaking.com MediaTrust

    Well this certainly looks like a great idea and very relevant to all thing that we eat sleep and breath at MediaTrust.

    I am going to present the idea to my marketing pees Mon…. great out of the box thinking and pimping of books & ideas :) sent Mitch and email to talk about this

    @mediatrustpete

  • http://website-in-a-weekend.net/ Dave Doolin

    I'd love to do this in San Francisco, but I just don't yet have the mojo to make it happen all by myself. If anyone from San Fran area is interested, find me/ping me, I'll definitely help out.

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  • http://therexblog.com/ Rex Williams

    Would it be okay to charge people the cost of expenses?

    Is anyone else using that approach, so that you could do it just as an interested fan with no company backing?

    Anyone in Seattle interested?

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    I admire the time and effort you put into your post. I wish I had the same drive :)

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    That's seriously a heckuva deal given the results.

  • http://www.relenet.com/ Tom Rau

    Once again I regret not living in the US.
    If the URL scratchmyback.com was available I believe you should be the one to own it. This is just an amazing way to share.
    Exchange your expertise and knowledge and get a social media summit with 200 company leaders in return to spread it.
    Really I think many other would follow this way of sharing and give and take.

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  • marryroy01

    I mean you are going to have to get some seriously passionate people out there rounding up 200 people at a time for you. Be interesting to see how it all pans out.I already tweeted it and I'll be helping sell this deal to my clients and everyone I can.

    joystick

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    Seems like a decent idea and good to see that you saying that with the main goal of selling books, but the logistics just wondering if it will actually work is honesty. I mean seriously some of you passionate people to get out there for you are rounding up 200 people at a time. Be interesting to see how it all pans out