Steve Vallas is a reformed lawyer, startup mentor, founder of Blockchain APAC, founder & owner of Honey Bar & Restauran, and co-host of Beers, Blokes and Business Podcast.
Steve Vallas, the founder of Honey Digital, is quietly but surely making his mark in the Blockchain technology space. A qualified lawyer with a background in business strategy and digital marketing, Steve is developing a reputation as the Blockchain go-to guy in Australia. He has done this through relentless self-education, as well as proactively building connections and facilitating conversations with like-minded people interested in the space. In the wide-ranging chat with Trevor Young, Steve discusses how he's gone from being unknown in the Blockchain sector in Australia, to someone with a growing profile and reputation. Along the way, he has: staged Blockchain APAC 2018, the biggest event of its kind for enterprise in Australia (taking it from idea to fully-blown conference with 45 speakers, in just 10 weeks)been invited by Austrade to attend a major international Blockchain event in Shanghaiappeared on Australia's new Your Money TV channelWe talk a lot on Reputation Revolution about the power of owned, earned and social media. In Steve's case, you can add another one - IRL (In Real Life) media.  One of the keys to Steve's ongoing success in this nascent sector is his willingness to attend Blockchain events, no matter how small and grassroots they may be. From professionally run conferences and seminars right through to informal meetups, over the course of a year, Steve has attended well over 100 events, on average of 2-3 per week. He says showing up to so many events and having genuine conversations with people builds familiarity and trust.  Key takeaways: Take the slow but steady route - Steve eschewed 'making a splash', preferring to bide his time, build his knowledge and expertise over a one-and-a-half to two-year period.Show up and be present - while people are out having a good time on a Friday night, Steve is attending another Blockchain event, potentially his third for the week. If the idea is a good one, back yourself in - organising a major conference from go-to-whoa in 10 weeks is a massive, if somewhat crazy, undertaking. But Steve could see the potential, and the risk paid off: running such an event has elevated Steve's standing within Blockchain circles.Build your community before you need it - Steve has been building his online/offline community for years, always adding value, helping people and rarely asking for much in return. When he wanted to generate some heat around Blockchain APAC 2018, he asked his community to help him spread the word on social media. The response was overwhelming, and a critical factor in the overall success of the event.Connect with Steve on Twitter.    
BONUS for BBB listeners, Steve Sammartino caught up with Sean Callanan on his podcast Sports Geek. It was very similar to a BBB episode so we thought we’d publish it here, enjoy! On this podcast you’ll learn about: How technology is changing the live experience How media options for fans are becoming fragmented and what that means for sports rights Steve explains the difference between blockchain & cryptocurrency Use cases for blockchain technology in sports How children consume entertainment and why sport has to pay attention Why parents are crucial to fan development Why Super Bowl ads are great value Connect with Steve on Twitter @Sammartino, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn Purchase Steve’s Book “The Lessons School Forgot” Connect with Sean on Twitter @seancallanan, Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin Listen to Sports Geek on iTunes, Google Play and Pocket Casts The post BONUS: Steve Sammartino on Sports Geek – Future of Sports appeared first on Beers, Blokes & Business podcast.
Here is a sneaky podcast about Sneak Surf, why?  Because we’d love your support of this Surf Movie Charity night on Monday March 7. Here is what we learned from this podcast Why Steve loves surfing Why he started Sneaky Surf What is MVP? Why it isn’t about the app Importance of developing a community How Sneaky Surf was developed See you at Surf Movie Charity Night Grab a ticket to support the Surf Movie Charity night Samma & Sean will be there as will some of the Blokes, we’d love to see you there (or just buy a ticket to support Westmead Childrens Hospital genetic testing of Children with Nephrotic Syndrome. Some insights & links from this podcast Listen to this episode passion vs effort as Samma follows his passion Check out and download Sneaky Surf here iTunes reviews – 85 listeners have left an iTunes review for the podcast Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and CHUNKY media and Sports Geek Podcast @sammartino from SteveSammartino.com author of The Great Fragmentation Thanks for review Love this podcast rss feed in iTunes by vlovesshoes from Australia on January 19, 2016 I don’t drink beer I’m not a bloke But I have started a business and this podcast provides sensible pragmatic advice adaptable to most business environments. Please send us some more! Download episode below but we’d prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don’t use iTunes. Don’t forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Click Here to BBB via email
Robert Mond is about to release his first feature film The Subjects, so Sean caught up with him to find out more about the business of movie making. Here is what we learned from this podcast Why Rob left his IT job (much to the distress of his family) How he got his start in TV Why you can’t start with a feature film Short films, the stepping stones for films Networking valuable in any industry Why $50,000 does not go far in film making How to delegate when you have a great team Some insights & links from this podcast Listen to these episode passion vs effort which is similar to Rob’s tale. Check out The Subjects at TheSubjectsMovie.com and on Facebook Connect with Rob on Twitter @RobertMond and Instagram @RobertMond or on his IMDB page Watch The Subjects in a cinema near you via Tugg iTunes reviews – 79 listeners have left an iTunes review for the podcast Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Check out The Subjects trailer Rob’s short film – Reception Watch, Buy & Rent The Subjects from October 8 Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com, and Sports Geek Podcast @robertmond from writer/director of The Subjects Thanks for review Great show with loads of insights via Stitcher by AlBryant from USA on March 31, 2015 I love listening to BBB. Every time I listen I take something away and it inspires me to keep moving forward with my personal projects. The guys cover great topics and have had some excellent guests as well. I’ll definitely keep listening as long as they keep coming! Al Join the BBB Army Are you on Facebook?  Like BBB here and join the BBB Army Facebook group to chat with guests and listeners. Download episode below but we’d prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don’t use iTunes. Don’t forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Click Here to BBB via email Let us know your thoughts in the comments 
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Melbourne VIC, Australia
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95
Podcast Count
3
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2 days, 20 hours
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