A spooktacular Halloween MEGA weekend
Imagine a hotel banquet room filled with , let’s say, just shy of 2 dozen round tables, each with 10 chairs. Then imagine a cow bell going off every 15 minutes. Before the awful siren of the bell, this grand meeting room is roaring because you have about a little under 2 dozen real estate coaches, one at each table, presenting their chosen topic to a crowd of students, absorbing a tremendous amount of information, in an intense short lease of a time frame. Then imagine the bell going off, and the coach quickly wraps up, gathers all their handouts and name tag, and swiftly wisks off to the next table of hungry real estate knowledge driven students.
Actually, it would not be surprising if you got exhausted, just reading the paragraph above. Welcome to the coaches’ speednetworking event, on Day 1, of this 4 day Mega Partnering event (MegaPartnering.com). For the next 4 hours, we talked and taught, pretty much nonstop, except for one measly break, that seemed to have flown by in time at that moment. What started out at a leisure 15 minute-increment presentation, soon got chopped down to 10 minutes, and then finally, to desperately finish in the nick of twelve o’clock noon, got chopped down further to a hasty, down and dirty 5 minutes, in which we coaches literally ‘showed up and threw up’! By the time, I got to the last table, the students’ eyes were glossed over, some with a daze out into space, while others were just nodding their heads, probably not knowing what was being taught at the moment, but just nodding anyways.
My topic for that speed networking event was on direct mail marketing using handwritten letters and postcards. We all had our own handouts; some coaches had everything written down for the students; some had fill-in-the-blank strategies. As for mine: it was all visual, baby; I provided them with visual samples and as for as the content went, it was all in my notes and not one word typed out on paper. At the end of what seemed to be like a herd of students with the coaches being the sporadic sheep thrown into the bunch, it was quite an exhausting experience. Nevertheless, it was such a worthwhile experience, because I truly enjoyed teaching and spreading the knowledge of valuable nuggets of information that these grand students can take with them and implement what we coaches taught, and apply them to their real estate business, whether it’s commercial or residential.
Overall, this session was probably one of the best nuggets that I took from the Mega Partnering event this past weekend. One thing’s for sure: I will definitely remember what I did for Halloween in 2011 because it wasn’t your typical Halloween celebration with wild and crazy costume parties; instead, it was about one giant, spooktacular networking event, where celebs such as New York city’s former mayor Rudy Giuliani, the inspirational Nido Qubein, or ABC’s hot television host of the Secret Millionaires star, James Malinchak, stopped by to give amazing presentations that will inspire and motivate our lives and improve our businesses indefinitely.
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