I had the pleasure of not only getting to meet, but being housemates with coach and writer Pam Slim who is as funny, down to earth and inspiring as everyone else who knows her will tell you.
In this quick interview I asked Pam what brought her to SXSW, what opportunities there are for people who publish content online and to tell us a bit more about the panel she moderated all about the Care and Feeding of Blogs and Book Contracts.
In this short chat Pam tells us:
- Why going to SXSW is like attending a really good prom
- What her panel was about (0.57 s)
- The different options available to get your message out there as a precursor to or instead of releasing a book (1.23 s)
- What SXSW has to offer people interested in publishing content online and through traditional methods (2.40 s)
- Where Pam hangs out and what she’s up to next! (4.00 s)
You can sign up to Pam’s monthly Q and A call and newsletter and read her blog over at Escape From Cubicle Nation which I highly recommend.
Pam really inspired me in our short time together, and was kind enough to let me pick her brains on our morning walks to the convention centre. She generously shared her insights on authentic relationship building for business, the importance of celebrating the small steps in your business and why focusing on the smaller steps beats trying to get from zero to six figures overnight!
Throughout SXSW people lit up when they saw Pam, and in turn she was happy to chat to anyone, proving that you don’t have to be aloof, unreachable or constantly holding court to be successful and taken seriously.
In fact you only have to listen in to what people are saying about her to see the impact she’s had on people’s lives. 2 Previous members of her lift off series run with Charlie Gilkey were at SXSW, one launching her new venture at the trade show and one about to launch his venture this spring.
Sign up to her monthly call and I’m confident you’ll feel the positive influence Pam Slim can have on your life also.