Mother Earth News Fair 2019 – Recap


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Episode 020. Have you used live events to promote your business, your book or your speaking career? Podcast Host Brian J. Pombo and Producer Sean E. Douglas attended the Mother Earth News Fair in Albany, Oregon from Saturday, August 3rd to Sunday, August 4th 2019. Located at the Linn County Fairgrounds, Brian and Sean give their reactions, thoughts and tips for attending and profiting off of shows and expositions like the Mother Earth News Fair. Listen now! Find out the business events secrets for growing and strengthening ANY company: Full Transcript Brian: How many people do you think actually put their email address down off of that crowd from what you could tell Sean. Sean: If we're playing the game. So if you understand the 80/20 principle. 80 percent of the crowd was signing up for it, which pretty much blew me away, every single time I saw that. From my observation, I was definitely making note of that. Podcast Intro: If you're someone who refuses to go along to get along, if you question whether the status quo was good enough for you and your family. If you want to leave this world better off than you found it and you consider independence a sacred thing. You may be a prepper, a gardener, a homesteader, a survivalist, or a farmer or rancher, an environmentalist or a rugged outdoorsman.We are here to celebrate you whether you're looking to improve your maverick business or to find out more about the latest products and services available to the weekend rebel.From selling chicken eggs online, to building up your food storage or collecting handmade soap. This show is for those who choose the road less traveled the road to self-reliance for those that are living a daring adventure, life off the grid. Brian: Alright, welcome back to the Off The Grid Biz Podcast. Today's episode is going to be quite a bit different because what we're doing instead of interviewing somebody from the outside, I have producer Sean E. Douglas with me. He also joined me in Albany, Oregon for the Mother Earth News Fair. And we're going to talk about our experiences there. First, we're going to go off of why we went. What made this one standout in our mind of something that we wanted to highlight on the show, and go to when it happened this year. And really, that comes back to an episode with Brad James from He's the one that mentioned Mother Earth News Fair off of the podcast, we had a small conversation with him about how he got involved with them and was giving a speech at one of the other events. So that led us to look a little further into Mother Earth News Fair. We were very familiar with the magazine. And as we were looking into it, we noticed a number of speakers that had all the media capabilities. They had been on podcasts before many of them had, many of them had written books. And it was something that was interesting to us that we wanted to explore via the podcast. So in leading up to the actual fair itself, we decided to start emailing and calling some of these people and seeing if they'd be willing to be interviewed on the show. Sure enough, they did. As you may have heard up until now, and if you haven't, go back and listen, we had 11 episodes with a different interview on each episode, all from different backgrounds, some of them writers, some not. We produced them over a very short period of time in order to hit that deadline of the show itself. The last one that you may have heard with from Jereme Zimmerman was taken at the show itself. So you got to hear us on location and it was interesting, what were your expectations going into it Sean. Sean: Well, thankfully as Janice Cox was so nice to print out the whole schedule there and the different speakers and times for you when she met up with you to do your recording. We were able to hit the ground running on understanding the different speakers, especially people that we'd had on the show.

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