What an awesome five days in Singapore that was! It was more like a vacation to me than a business trip.
On the 25th May, I flew from Sydney, Australia to Singapore. It took a long 7 1/2 hours. When I arrived in Singapore the heat almost killed me! It’s winter in Australia so shifting from a cold area to a hot and humid area is difficult to adapt to I tell ya that.
It was the first time I’ve met all these Internet marketers in person, yet it felt like I knew them for a lifetime. I communicate with them online but meeting them in person is a totally different experience.
It was a disaster when I accidentally deleted all the photos on camera after the first day. I still don’t know how to work this sophisticated camera.
Anyway, I took some photos from my trip. Here they are…
Just a snapshot of the 4 star hotel Frank Bauer and I stayed in
The Warrior Forum meeting – The day before the seminar started. There was about 50 Warriors in this pre-seminar meeting.
Here’s what 3,000+ people looks like…
Dr. Mani and me
Fireball Marketing Vs. Unstoppable Profits. Who will win the battle of Internet marketing? That’s Ian Del Carmen and me.
Edmund Loh, Ian Del Carmen and me
Me and Edmund Loh again
Frank Bauer, me, and “someone else” networking.
That’s James Brown…this guy makes a killing online.
Frank Bauer, Ian Del Carmen, me, Mark Joyner and Bruce Gibson
Yes, that’s me and Mike Filsaime’s trademark if you noticed from every photo I take with him.
Catching up..it’s been a while
I noticed that Mark Joyner likes to pout his lips like a goldfish when he takes photos.Â That’s us waiting for our private bus to head down to the speakers only dinner on the last day of the seminar.
Ewen Chia and me… second time we met.Â This guy’s really friendly.
Fresh fish and chilli crab on the other side…yum…
Oh yes…cool little bar we went to while we were at Singapore. Tiger beer rocks.
Ok.. seminar’s over! Let’s spend our Singaporian dollars!
Talk about shop ’til you drop! I could spend all day shopping there if I wanted to.
Can’t get lost here.
Hard Rock Cafe Singapore…woohoo.
If you ever visit Singapore, make sure you try the chilli crab! I can’t get over it.
Bottom line – Internet marketing can get lonely at times, since most work at home. Internet marketing is an awesome, awesome lifestyle. Attending live seminars is a must if you’re serious about your Internet business. Not only do you get to meet the speakers and learn so much valuable content from them, you’re set in an environment where there’s like-minded people who you can network and JV with. That itself is priceless.
Even if you know most of what the speakers teach, there might be a light bulb moment. To be honest, going to seminars like this has grown by business rapidly. New ideas spark, a different perspective to things appear and the “big picture” comes to mind. Because of this event alone I’m preparing for my very own coaching/mentoring program.
And thinking that this was a business trip, it was more like a vacation to me as it was my first time to Singapore.
5 Quick Tips To Make The Most Out Of Seminars
- This one may seem obvious – Take as much notes as possible. Instead of making a list of notes, draw a mindmap. This will help you absorb and retrieve the information more effectively.
- Meet as many attendees and speakers as possible. Let them know what you do and how you can help the other person. Vice versa. Brett McFall, co-founder of WIS, gave a small piece of advice when networking. He said instead of telling others what you do, ask them “How can I help you?”. Also, make sure to get your name cards/business cards done.
- Bring or buy a camera – nowadays photos are the autographs. A picture is worth a thousand words. Start your own blog and post those photos on your blog just like how I’m doing it.
- Have a goal in mind when attending an event. This will help you filter out whatever does not align to your goal. So if you came to the seminar to specifically meet one of the speakers in person, make it a must. You don’t have to have just one goal, just know what you’re there for.
- Have fun! Loosen up, relax and unwind a little. Make it a 2-in-1 event for you – a business event + vacation. Make sure to take immediate action straight after a seminar. If you’re not implementing anything you’ve learnt from the seminar within a couple of days, you’re not taking this business seriously.
Next seminar event I’ll be attending – Internet Mastery Secrets, Sydney – June 15th – 17th.
I really do hope to meet you in person and shake your hand in one of these events.
Until next time, take care.
To your unstoppable success,
Credits: Thanks to Dee Ferdinand for some professional photos.