TGI 25: How to Build Communities by Starting Ugly with Chris Krimitsos
Chris brings the unique perspective of success from both sides of an event. He understands the challenges of the organizer that needs to move an audience, having himself facilitated over 2,000 events that have brought together business owners, toward economic growth, under the umbrella of Tampa Bay Business Owners, which he founded in 2008. That success regionally was the springboard to launching a national event, Podfest Multimedia Expo, which he grew to over 975 attendees in just five years, with an expectation of 1,500-plus in year six, thanks to his ability to communicate key messaging to that community. Channeling that energy into creating a documentary, now he is making an impact globally. Under the CK Productionsbanner, as a filmmaker and producer, Chris successfully birthed The Messengers: A Podcast Documentary, which obtained worldwide distribution and theatrical screenings. This after having hosted and produced two TV shows earlier in his career. Of note was one of those projects being archived in the Library of Congress. Now, Chris has ventured into the next phase of his life, becoming an author, having recently written Start Ugly, a timeless tale of getting started. In honor of his book launch, my recommendation for this episode is his very own book, a very quick read that offers universally sound advice. In this episode, we’ll talk about how to build communities, how to start with nothing, how to launch a book, and many, many other things.
How to Connect with Chris:
How to Support Chris:
Start Ugly– Chris’s new book
Podfest– Chris’s podcast festival
My Book Recommendation:
Start Ugly, by Chris Krismitsos
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