At the mightiest music conferences of them all SXSW and I saw Derek Sivers give his presentation – The Tao of  Music Conferences – where he dished out some of his best advice on how to be effective at SXSW.

He did this wiki style and included wonderful short clips from industry leaders including Tim Ferriss, from The Four Hour Workweek @tferriss, voice teacher Wendy Parr @Wendyparr,  and Greg Rollet from Gen Y Rockstars @g_rois. It was inspiring as only Derek can be. Part of his talk focused on the very basic principle of “Persistence is Polite!”

Here is a video we created on this very topic