Have you done seminars?

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  1. Mr. Durden

    Mr. Durden Newbie

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    Hey guys,

    Been a longtime lurker here, unfortunately don't have a whole lot of time to actively contribute.

    So here's the rundown of what I am looking to do, I searched far and wide through the archives, and didn't turn up much.

    I am a very talented speaker, and have presented to schools, businesses, and other venues. Partly to gain experience, because I truly enjoy it, and it has helped build my business. But I'd like to take it a step further.

    I would like to conduct a seminar for small business owners/entrepreneurs and speak about direct response marketing.

    Basically, I would like to deliver a killer presentation to business people for low or no cost and use that as a platform to put together a mastermind group and/or consulting clients.

    Most of what i have encountered so far has been using seminars to land SEO clients, or get attendees to follow CPA offers, which are great ideas, but not what I want to do.

    I've been to some of the free GKIC events, and they sucked. I KNOW I can do much better.

    Basically, I would target small businesses, mostly in the service sector (gyms/trainers, chiros, dentists, massage, salon, etc.) I'm thinking a direct mail sequence + email+ phone call. Put on killer presentation( loads of value, actionable info, and motivation) at the end, a very cool, Kern-esque close to get people into the groups or offer a free consultation.

    Objectives would be to build a list, book consultations, and start a legit business/marketing mastermind group.

    I'd love to hear what some of you guys have done in the past. As I put this together, I will update with progress.

    Get $,

    Mr. Durden
     
  2. 4ContactUK

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    I know of people that do this very well that go global and i have seen quite training programs to learn how to do it. If you would like me to put you in contact with some of these i can introduce you.
    Are you on LinkedIn?
     
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    A good obstacle to overcome would be figuring out which timeframe would yield good attendance as a lot of these business owners are quite busy.
     
  4. MadStacks

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    It can work if you can pull off being an authority in the market. But you have to show people you are the man. :cool:
     
  5. Mr. Durden

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    Thanks for the reply, yes I am on Linkedin. Can you PM me or should I reach out to you via skype? I would very much like to make some new connections. Cheers mate;)
     
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    PM sent, no problem
     
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    Hope you can connect with my contacts on there, just tell me if you need me to introduce you

     
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    definitely a good way to make money if you've got the skills I'm sure you can make it happen. cheers