IZEA Fest 2008 – Merlin Mann Keynote

The second day of IZEA Fest 2008 started with a keynote presentation by Merlin Mann of 43 Folders. The big projection screens inside the conference room were rearranged so Ustream and Twitter users following the show can better interact with the attendees and speakers. If you see a few strange twits from me today, it’s because I like seeing my name on the big screen. 🙂

Merlin Man presented a deceptively simple formula for growing a smart, organic audience through high-quality writing and a strong, dependable voice. Merlin is a very good speaker and engaged extremely well with both the audience and the users watching live on Ustream. His formula for blogging success is summed up in the slide above. You can watch the keynote in the video below.

IZEA Fest 2008 is broadcasting live on Ustream TV. As I write this, the social media panel is on stage. You can watch it at Ustream channel IZEAfest.