After the most competitive voting we’ve ever seen here at Ignite FinCon, I am excited to share your 2016 speakers! Below find the list of speakers, a link to follow them on Twitter, and their Spark title and description.
Robert Sofia – @robertsofia – How to Conclusively Persuade Any Audience In Just 5 Minutes – By demonstrating five powerful public speaking techniques in five minutes, Robert Sofia will both teach his audience how to persuade others, and will simultaneously convince them of a reality they thought impossible just moments before.
Mike Andes – @thebizpodcast – The Making of a Millennial Millionaire – How do we get the attention of teens and twenties (millennials) and include and inform them when it comes to business, finances, and entrepreneurship? I started college at the age of 13 and have had an inside view of what is wrong with our traditional educational institution and why it produces entitled, money-dependant members of society.
Sandy Smith – @yesiamcheap – How Rihanna Taught Me to Embrace My Inner Ratchet – It’s Rihanna. It’s ghetto. And it promises to be fun. That’s all. And there really is a money angle to this, I promise.
Colin Jones – @colinCOBRAjones – 5 Things I learned about Business and Money from Being a Professional Card Counter – I stumbled into card counting as a profession, going on to run a blackjack team that beat casinos for $3.5Million. My time as a card counter both prepared me to successfully create a 6-figure internet business. But much more importantly, it taught me invaluable lessons about money and meaning. I would like to share the top 5 lessons with you all at FinCon.
Toni Husbands – @debtfreedivas – Failure isn’t Final – Using the bounce back after a business wipe out to become a better blogger.
Jessica Moorhouse – @jessi_moorhouse – How Talking to 52 Strangers in a Year Transformed My Life – I’m what you’d call a typical introvert. But I’m also incredibly ambitious. It’s no surprise I was eventually drawn to the world of personal finance blogging.But after almost 4 years of blogging, I was getting tired of the constant conflict between the side of me that wanted to remain a shut-off introvert, and the side of me that wanted more.I’ll be honest, I’ve got some crazy dreams. And I know I won’t make any of those a reality by typing behind a screen without interacting with anybody. So, a month before my 29th birthday, I decided to do something radical — I was going to start a podcast.In the name of financial literacy, I forced myself to talk to someone new for 30 minutes every week for an entire year. I was dripping in sweat for my first few episodes, but soon enough I was hungry for more.Instead of getting anxious about talking to a total stranger, I’d get excited to put my radio voice on and talk shop. Soon enough I was finding myself talking with my guests for another 30 minutes after recording. And it wasn’t just because I was getting used to it. Every conversation I would learn something new, form a meaningful relationship with someone I’d never met before, or get inspired by someone’s incredible personal story.This doesn’t mean the cure to being an introvert is starting a podcast (though in my case it did help quite a bit). It means that if you want to take that leap and change your life, you need to do something different. Something that scares you. Something that is bigger than you. You need to force yourself to get out of your head and reach out to someone who inspires you.
Valerie Rind – @ValerieRind – Single is the New Divorced – A glimpse into the adventures of dating when you’re 50+ and newly divorced. Too old to be a Millennial, but you’re not dead yet!
Teresa Mears – @teresamears – I spent all my money on a trip around the world – I spent all my money on a trip around the world. And then I came home and I didn’t write “Eat Pray Love” or make a million dollars. In fact, I went back to the exact same job. I was still the same person. Or was I?
Jordon Cox – @Jordon_Cox – You Americans are weird..! – Only the Atlantic Ocean separates the USA from my homeland of Britain… yet it’s a completely different world! We both speak the same language… but how much we differ gives me the collywobbles and is a load of tosh! (Didn’t understand that..? See what I mean!)
Plus a bonus speaker at the end with a special surprise!