This conference was in San Francisco in the financial district. It has been years since I drove in the downtown area. You take your life in your hand when driving in San Francisco. Between the cars, the buses, and the pedestrians, I thank God I could get there and back home safely.
That aside, the event was outstanding. The speakers all had powerful messages.
Norma Hollis spoke on the importance of being authentic and using acronyms to remember your message. You may remember I posted her speaker coaching program on my face book, twitter, and my blog.
Richard Bannon told us the mistakes speakers make.
Alyssa Morrisey shared the importance of promoting your business and how to get to the person in charge at the magazines.
Doug Vermeeren from Canada, became a millionaire at 21 and shared the importance making yourself valuable and being enthusiastic about your message.
Doug brought a quote, - “If you would know your PAST, look to your current SITUATION. If you would know your FUTURE, look at your current decisions.” I don’t have a name for the quote, but it says a great deal. Think about it.
Sharon and Amanda, I apologize, I missed your last names. Sharon spoke about how important it is to do follow up. Approximately 48% of sales people fail to do follow up. It is also important to do 5 to 12 follow ups. Don’t give up after one or two calls.
Amanda shared tips on self-healing and spiritual awaking. She also believes our subconscious mind has a bodyguard called “Resistant.” Resistant pops up whenever we want to do something we have not done before. You conquer it with “Curiosity.”
Caterina Rando gave us five important steps to use if you are going to be a teacher, coach, or counselor. She also shared that after you get the travel for speaking out of your system, you should become a great speaker in your community. It is important to have people around you that you can reach out and embrace.
Tony Wilkins impressed upon us not to be divas, and to work together. We should support one another, because the more you give, that much and more comes back to you.
Tony is well known in the San Francisco area for hosting conferences, workshops, and he has two radio talk shows. He works with speakers and helping them get booked.
Thank you, Tony, for inviting me. This was an awesome event.
Until next time, take care. lw