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.
Give me an audience and I will find a topic for them! I truly believe that, but it wasn’t always the case!
I was introduced to Christie Dutcher through Patience Awazi who had been a member of my Elite Leads Business Development group in San Jose about four or five years ago.
Christie heads up the Yuba City One Stop Shop, a government agency which provides resources for entrepreneurs. She attended the event I provided for Patience last month and asked if I would be interested in creating a presentation for her business owners.
Of course I had to say yes. It is about a 4 hour drive from where I live and it meant staying overnight so we could be there by 8 am. That’s always been a challenge for me, speaking early in the morning, but I always manage to get through it.
This was a great opportunity because Christie gave me 3 hours to do the presentation. I was able to deliver a lot of content. It is one of my beliefs, give them as much content as possible, since I never know what will appeal to who or why.
I was able to cover the 7 Techniques for Thriving in Any Economy very thoroughly. I managed to give the details as to how they could expand their client base easier and not work as hard as they have been working.