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.
I was asked to sign up for the Braveheart Rise event by Patient Awazi who had been to the event in the past. She told me about how supportive the group was and after talking with the event organizer’s husband Charlie, I believed it was a good call to attend.
Charlie promised the audience was perfect to enlist others who would be more likely to support my non profit event Ultimate Business University and they would interview me on their television show to highlight UBU.
Well, nothing could have been further from the truth but not all was lost. I focused on the attendees, but it wasn’t those who were in attendance for Braveheart but those who were there for the Crystal Skulls event.
They were open to talking with us on many levels, but the main difference was that they were open and looking to make connections.
When speaking to the attendees it was as much fun as I’ve ever had at an event. I met people from Norway, Sydney, Belize and all over the United States and Canada. It was obvious we were to have connections that go to beyond the normal sense of ordinary contacts.
At times, speaking with groups are not simply speaking engagements but lifelong relationships.
Always stay open to the possibilities.