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Speaking Connections

I had left San Diego on Sunday and headed up to Irvine to attend Dustin Mathews and Dave Vanhoose’s event for 7 Figure Speaking Empire. There are about 90 people attending.

Yesterday I had a chance to sit down with a new contact who does Joint Venture connections. She immediately introduced me to Ken who is going to be doing a virtual author summit event in two weeks. It turned out he had just lost one of his speakers and after talking with me for about five minutes, offered to have me take the newly opened position. How could I not be excited about that?

It pays to show up! How many times speakers only show up if they are going to speak? But I have made the most amazing connections just by showing up the past week.

One of the other people I met and had a chance to talk with first in San Diego spent about an hour with me yesterday. After we had an opportunity to get to know each other she has offered to take me to the stage with some of the legendary speakers who she has nurtured their speaking careers.

I love how helpful people are. Their generosity is amazing and always surprises me!

 

Events

I was invited to be part of the panel at the JV Alert event in San Diego over the weekend and had a chance to meet amazing talented people who help others become more successful through their programs.

I was amazed at how open and generous every one was. Before noon on the first day I was offered a speaking engagement, a video recording session for my non profit and help to promote me as a speaker from a very successful promoter.

In the afternoon I met one of the speakers who has a program offering virtual assistance for people just like me who are too busy to do everything that needs to be done to keep my speaking business progressing.

Before the day way over I got to meet a friend from Australia I had been talking with for the past six months. Neither of us knew we were going to be at the same event.

That evening we had dinner with four other attendees and one of them offered to include me in a speaking event he has been planning for San Diego next spring. Another remembered me from an event we had met at in 2000.