Attending the Traders Expo is always a blast, but when it’s set in Las Vegas it adds a little extra excitement. On top of that, I was invited to speak for the second time, a sincere honor.
I touched down at McCarran airport in Las Vegas Wednesday afternoon. After getting things situated in my hotel room I met up with Chris Dunn, Corey Rosenbloom and a handful of other traders for a little social time at Le Central Bar in the Paris Hotel.
Let the Fun Begin
Great times were had and I got to meet some new traders including A.J. Brown, Chris Henry, and Jared Tendler. It’s always fun to socialize amongst like minded people and sharing stories.
I called it an early night Wednesday since I was scheduled to speak at 8:00 AM the next morning. I did cruise down the strip a bit and take in some of the Vegas air before heading back to my room and rehearsing my talk a couple more times.
I knew I’d be able to enjoy myself more after giving my talk, so I didn’t mind being given the 8:00 AM time slot. I was a little nervous because I had two big time speakers going at the same time as me, John Carter and Robert Green. Would anyone show up to my presentation I wondered?
Time to Get Serious
I arrived about an hour early to make sure the room was setup how I wanted and to prepare my slides. Then I sat back and crossed my fingers that people would show.
To my surprise, the room which seated 100 people or so was almost full by the time I was about to start. My delivery went just as I had practiced. I received some great questions from the audience that sparked really good dialogue during the presentation.
Afterwards, a number of audience members came up and thanked me for giving such an excellent talk. I got to know a few of them and meet with a bunch of EminiMind readers as well.
I was incredibly honored when a couple of EminiMind readers said they made the trip to Vegas just to hear me speak. Thanks Rufus, Bala, Gary, and Tim I had a great time getting to know all of you.
To everyone who came out to hear me speak, Thank You so much!
How to Avoid the 10 Costliest Trading Mistakes
If you weren’t able to make it out to Vegas, no worries, I put together a re-recording of my presentation for you to view below:
Here is a link to my Presentation Slides.
If you’re looking for the transcript you can find that here.
After my talk was over I headed over to the expo area to chat with some other traders, Rob Hoffman, Markus Heikotter and John Carter. I sat in on a few presentations throughout the day and then headed out for the night.
The rest of the story stays in Vegas…