May 6, 2020
Drew Ianni, Founder, and
Chairman of CDX, a conference series for senior digital executives,
joins the show this week. Drew and Kevin discuss the merge into the
Techonomy family and suggestions as to how we can best adjust to
networking digitally for the time being. Drew also shares examples
of speakers that connected to the audience and moved them with
their words and messages, and also moments that didn’t go to plan,
and the lessons learned. He also mentions what we can expect from
the virtual conference in June, and ways to take advantage of the
editorial content that will be released soon.
is happening now in the virtual conferencing space, and what we can
expect in the future.
it was like for CDX to become part of the Techonomy family in this
time of restructuring and reformatting how we connect and
- Advice for conferences to get speakers and
bring both actionable insights and connect with the
the CDX conference remains free to attend, and more about the
editorial content that will soon be released.
that we can work through the setback of not being able to network
face-to-face for the present moment, and best practices for digital
success that conferences have when they get comfortable with being
rejected from potential speakers, and continue to hustle and stay
humble to book the best guests.
for speakers on customizing your speech according to the audience
- Moments that the speakers and presentations at
the CDX conference did not go as planned, and what lessons Drew
took away from the experience.
you have respect for the people around you, your audience will get
something relevant to them.
you are doing weekly one-on-ones, you have to cherry-pick and pick
the best people out of your network.”
a temporary thing you have to figure out. The conference business
will be back, and for those in the conference business, can you
make it on through to the other side?”
Mentioned in This Episode:
Drew Ianni LinkedIn
Seeing Around Corners: How to
Spot Inflection Points in Business Before they Happen,
by Rita McGrath
Sir Martin Sorrell
Martin Sorrell at CDX Conference