How to Run a Great Conference with Michael Bradley, USNA ‘01

Jul 19, 2017 | USNA

“When I was getting out of the Navy, I drew a Venn diagram with one circle that said what I was good at, another circle that said what I was passionate about, and another circle that said what I could make money doing.  This is what I came up with in the middle of the three circles.” -Michael Bradley, USNA ’01

Michael Bradley graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in ’01 and is the founder of M3S Networking and the Navy Nuclear Power Officer Career Conference, the only career conference connecting nuclear power officers with the country’s best companies and schools.  Mike has attracted companies such as Apple and Blue Origin (Jeff Bezos’ company) along with colleges such as Wharton Business School to his career conference.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to turn your talent and passion into a sustainable business
  • How to host a conference and market your event to maximize attendance
  • How to attract top-tier attendees to your conference
  • How to use “meet-ups” to generate new leads for your business

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Words of Wisdom

When Mike was getting out of the Navy, he drew a Venn diagram to find the intersection between his talents, his passion, and what paid well.  As a result, the Nuclear Power Officers Career Conference was born.  Where is your career on the Venn diagram?

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Special thanks to Michael for joining me this week.  Until next time!

-Scott Mackes, USNA ’01

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