My Society of American Travel Writers Keynote

I had the honor of giving the keynote address to the 2010 Society of American Travel Writers convention in Germany. For those who didn’t make it to Dresden to hear my keynote live, I’ve embedded it into this blog post. I’ve also made the keynote available for download. The file is 38MB.

I recorded the keynote live using the built in voice recorder in the Telepromt+ iPad app. However, the current version has no way of extracting the audio files. I want to thank Tim Cochrane of Bombing Brain Interactive for sending me a newer version of Teleprompt+ that allowed audio extraction. Bombing Brain says the next version of Teleprompt+ (due is a week or two) will allow you to download the audio recordings.

I also want to thank Christopher Baker, creator of the Costa Rica Β‘Pura Vida! travel app, for his amazing introduction of me before the keynote. I wish I had a recording of it because it would make a great pick me up for when I’m feeling down.

I’ve included the slides I used during the keynote. You’ll have to advance it yourself since it’s not keyed to the audio. You should be able to guess which slide I’m on based on my speech. I had a lot of fun doing this keynote. The feedback from the SATW members was extremely positive. I hope you enjoy it as well.

23 thoughts on “My Society of American Travel Writers Keynote”

  1. Carl Dennis says:

    Outstanding!! This post should be listened by every beginner who wants to get into Internet Marketing. The information you provide will shave countless hours off my researching timeframe and will save me money as it allows me to shorten my learning curve. Excellent speech, thank you John

    1. Agreed. Saving this one. Thanks!

      1. PPC Ian says:

        I can’t wait to watch it, thanks for sharing John!

    2. mra says:

      It seems great. As John always provides great tip. Right now link is not working for me. I will listen the speech for sure.

  2. d3so says:

    I didn’t think you’d get to post this up.
    I’m dowloading it now.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Abhik says:

    Downloading it straight up.

  4. Amazing speech John, learned alot. Went through all the slides. πŸ™‚

  5. Awesome stuff… will download it in a moment as well!

  6. Rajnish says:

    it will be better to listen after downloading.

  7. mi blog says:

    I am going to download it now.
    Thanks for sharing! John

  8. Remi Online says:

    nice speech John!great job!

  9. jacky says:

    great,thanks for sharing

  10. fas says:

    Awesome keynote there John, not much special effects?

    1. John Chow says:

      The Google slides can’t do special effects. The actual keynote used Apple Keynote and it had a bunch of special effects.

      1. d3so says:

        It’d would’ve been great if the audio was embedded with the slides.

        1. It really would. As John mentioned he’ll be able to do that very soon. Or he can already do it now.

          1. I found out now that if you click the arrow on top of the video the sound is there too.

            When I was clicking at the bottom nothing happened.

            That was a great presentation John. You revealed a few things about yourself that I haven’t heard from you before.

  11. Your presentation is great John!


  12. Awesome stuff John! Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  13. Marita says:

    That was so much fun to watch! Maybe you’ve heard it a million times already, but here it is again: congratulations on your success!! You deserve it!!

  14. Thanks excellent tips. I don’t mind reading it again and again as it comes from one of the blogging greats πŸ™‚

  15. Great job john, and thanks for sharing the same with us because that makes us more informative with your works and notes.

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