Most of my subscribers and friends know that I LOVE Chris Brogan and that his book “Trust Agents” was part of the reason I pursued Relational Marketing.
What really struck me with Chris is no matter how huge he is in the business and marketing world, he remains accessible via Twitter, Facebook and on his personal blog ChrisBrogan.com (BTW, I was so proud that on his recent blog, he had my post “Who Encourages The Encourager” as a special mention.)
Meeting Chris Brogan LIVE
I was so thrilled to have finally met him when he came here to Orange County at an event hosted by Bryan Elliott, Founder of LinkedOC who by the way is having another amazing event coming up tomorrow and his special guest is no less than Mr. “Crush It”, Gary Veynerchuk himself!
When I met Chris at the Oakley Headquarters, I have to admit, I was starstruck… I normally don’t get start struck but Chris has an awe-inspiring presence about him. What’s really cool is that the day before the event, I just sent Chris a tweet to introduce myself and let him know I was looking forward to meeting him and surprisingly, he ENGAGED! He even asked about my family and how both our sons love Lego Mini-figs and I told him one day, Garrett will have his own LegoKid Online blog.
When I finally met him, I had my own copy of his book “Trust Agents“ ready for him to sign… As I stood in line to meet him and have my book signed, I saw my awesome friend, Ricardo “Ribeezie” Bueno. Such a small world as I didn’t know Chris knew Ricardo, who actually personally introduced me to Chris!
What’s even funnier is this was what Chris wrote on my book:
What a “Relational Marketer” he truly was! He practices what he preaches and he brings people together… Thanks for the instant “credibility by association” Ribeezie!
Chris was on fire that night! He had the crowd roaring from the “amphitheater” style room with his funny but profound presentation, which I took copious notes of.
Needless to say, I met up with old friends and met new friends that night – Coach Deb Micek, Louis Howes, Sven Johnston, Carolyn Himes, Jane Saunders and Ashley Cline to name a few. Chris had a crowd of people who want to talk to him and he was so engaging that we all had to be kicked out of the Oakley headquarters that night as we didn’t want to leave!
My Personal Review of Blog Topics eBook
A few minutes ago, I wrote a comment on the Blog Topics Facebook Community but it was 1,200 characters long so I decided to just create a blog post about it as one of my Product and Book Reviews.
So here… I am sharing with you my message to Chris Brogan and the community on my review of his Blog Topics eBook”.
Today, I just read your Blog Topics Bonus eBook… WHAT A GIFT!!! Thank you! I love the layout, graphics and how clean and streamlined it looks and more importantly, the golden blogging lessons you included there! It amazes me that you never run out of of ideas to blog about! You eliminate all blogging excuses with this eBook!
I especially love your Blog Topics (of course), Blog Format recommendation, Use of Images (and videos… I learned that from you early on), Product Reviews and Interviews! Powerful stuff!
This eBook alone is worth thousands to me and would have saved me a lot of grief as a newbie blogger 2 years ago… I highly recommend this to those who want to blog but have been making excuses on why they’re not blogging!” It blows my mind that you’re giving this away for free to those who join you for a teeny $9.95/month? An absolute “no-brainer” for sure! I suggest bloggers click on the link below now, before you decide to no longer offer this…
THANK YOU SO MUCH, CHRIS! Emma”
Well, like Forrest Gump says: “That’s all I have to say about that… ” 😉
Until We Connect…
I Am Cheering You On to Your Success!