June 20th, 2008
Gary Vaynerchuk named inaugural speaker for Legion of Talk
Man oh man. Those crazy kids at Legion of Tech are at it again.
If you happened to make it to Ignite Portland 3, you heard the first hints of Legion of Talk, a new series of more intimate Legion of Tech events designed to replicate the thought-provoking presentations of TED.
Well, you know those Legion of Tech types can’t do anything small. So it’s no surprise that they’re starting off with the big guns. Or perhaps more appropriately, by “Bringing the Thunder.”
Legion of Talk will kick off with Gary Vanynerchuk of Wine Library TV. Gary is a phenomenal online success story, by any measure.
Yes, shrewd business guy. Yes, creative thinker. Yes, driven entrepreneur. Yes, talented with the video. But you know what really got him there? Being a nice guy. And a decent human being.
Got him where exactly?
With a wealth of knowledge and an entrepreneurial spirit, Gary rebranded the family business as Wine Library. Within a five year time period, Wine Library grew from a $4 million dollar business to a $45 million business.
Gary will be in town as part of his book tour, and a few lucky folks will get the chance to hear him speak at Legion of Talk. The event will be held at Wieden + Kennedy on July 1 at 7 PM. Tickets will be available June 24.
Like all Legion of Tech events, there is no charge for the event. But there will be a limited number of participants.