I’m all ready and set for Unleash Your Marketing Genius Seminar, UYMG, a 4 full days of hands-on Internet Marketing Seminar by Stephen Pierce. Over the next four days, 28th – 2nd Oct, 800 participants will gather at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for this life-changing seminar.
It had been an amazing journey ever since I met Stephen, from making no money on the internet, to making a residual constant stream of income online. I was excited and full of zeal every single day. From what I heard, many top marketers will be speaking at the event too, including Mike Filsaime, Patric Chan and many others…
…so, I was all set!
Just to share further more on how I would prepare myself for a seminar, any seminar… be it, Internet Marketing Seminar, Stock Investment Seminar, Breakthrough Seminar and etc.
I have been attending seminar and devour myself into personal development stuffs for almost 6 years now. I have met and known hundreds of friends, every now and then, attending seminars after seminars. Till today, I only kept in touch with a few whom I can really connect with and share what we learn at the seminars.
To me, preparation takes up 80% of any seminars that you are going to attend! If you are not prepared, or do not have the ready mindset, then frankly speaking, I would keep the money and the time watching TV at home.
That’s why, statistic shows that only 3% – 20% of the people really absorb what the speakers is really talking about in Seminar, and why only 3% will only be successful after that. That’s when the 3% take action right after that! And that’s to me, is the 20% secret to success in attending seminar.
I’m no expert here! However, with experiences of spending at least 5 figures every year, after year, on seminars, I do have my own secrets on how I prepare myself to attend seminars.
I would always have an “empty cup mindset”. To me, “empty cup mindset”, at the same time, means be humble and willing to learn. Just like the next 4 days of UYMG, it is my 2nd time attending it. In fact, the first time when it was held in Singapore in Mar 07, I was both a student and a speaker at the same time too. With that experience in mind, some of my friends will ask me, “Roy, then why waste your time attending the same old thing again? Further more, it’s now in Malaysia, and you got to pay more to listen to the same old stuff for 4 days!”
Personally, that’s why the first thing I always tell myself, is to have an “empty cup mindset’. That is NOT to say to forget or throw away what I learn back in Mar 07. But it is to look at things at a much different perceptive or angle. I was used this example to share:
If today, you have a full cup mindset, walking into a seminar, “How much more water (knowledge) can the speaker pour into your mind?”
Secondly, I would always set goals before I walked into that seminar room. I would ask myself, what exactly am I looking for in the seminar? I would write a list of 3 -5 things that I want to focus on during that seminar period. With the list of things, I know that I’m focus, I’m very sure of what I’m looking for, and my mind will start search for it, and law of attraction will does it work!
Thirdly, I would always take notes in the seminar. Some speaker would want you to listen and NOT take notes, some would want. So, depends on the speaker and the kind of seminar you are attending too. For the next 4 days, you can bet 100% that I will walk out with stacks of notes in my bag. And they will be colorful notes, which means they will be in multiple colors, drawings and etc.
Yes, if you know what I’m talking about, I love to MindMap! In fact, I love it so much that I’m getting a pretty good skills of mind-mapping when the speaker is speaking. If not, I would take notes and head to the hotel and mind map what I learn that day. That’s, to me, is the best way to learn!
So, after hearing from me sharing about my experience, I would love to hear your comments on how would you approach attending a seminar.
At the same time, remember to check back almost every day over the weekend as I will post more exciting tips, secrets and strategies that I learn in UYMG. And photos too!