Why I Go To Seminars (and you should too!)

by Martha Giffen

My favorite seminar,  Unseminar 8,  is fast approaching. And I am looking forward to it!

To say I am excited to be going is an understatement. (Suffice it to say I have had a few life-glitches trying to stop me!)

I know, seminars are not roping in attendees as in days past.  Blame it on the economy.  Or other learning methods.  Webinars, teleseminars, etc.  Whatever the reason, attendance is down.

However, I still stand by my belief that what you walk away with from a seminar is not comparable to anything else.

Connections, connections, connections!

Seminars are one of the last remaining places where you can be in a room filled with like-minded people with common goals.  Seminars are a place of learning, of course.  A place where the leaders in your field come together and teach you a little of their own expertise.

Learning is good.  Expertise is good.

However, the relationships formed at seminars are far-reaching.  Where else can you rub noses with famous authors, world-renowned teachers, and the cream of the crop in your industry?  For three days?

Networking, baby!

I can honestly say that people I have met at seminars (Unseminars, in particular) have become some of my greatest allies.  They have helped propel my business by giving me honest feedback, sometimes partnering with me on projects, and encouraging me along the way.  Of course, you have to be open to this way of thinking about your network.

I have found that entrepreneurs do think like that.  They know the benefit of a great network and they know where to find that network.  At seminars.

I am a huge proponent of doing as much as I can online.  Obviously, that is why I chose to have an online business.

But make no mistake about it, you can never, ever replace real life, offline get-togethers.  You just can’t.  I can read everything Dr. Joe Vitale has ever written, but it will never be the same as having a one-on-one conversation with him at a seminar. (This has happened to me on two occasions at Unseminars)

I can admire the work of famous hypnotist Wendi Friesen, best selling author and marketer Bill Hibbler, or public domain expert, Tony Laidig.  But, wouldn’t you say having a conversation with them over lunch would be much more compelling?  That’s what happened to me at the last Unseminar!

Soooo, the whole point of this blog post is to encourage you to attend at least one seminar this year.  If you’ve never been, you owe it to yourself and your business.  If you’ve been before, you know what I’m talking about.

As for me, I’m gearing up to leave on Thursday for Austin, TX to attend Unseminar8.  My mentor, Pat O’Bryan, is the creator of all things UN, including this UNseminar.

As for you, I hope you will take my advice and attend a seminar.  I promise, you’ll be glad you did!

Peace,

-Martha

p.s. There’s still time to join us on Friday.  I would love to meet you and would enjoy introducing you to my seminar network!  For more info:  Unseminar8.com

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 Why I Go To Seminars (and you should too!)

Martha Giffen

Martha Giffen is a Small Business and Social Media Consultant, Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. The author of 3 best-selling books, including "Be Social Be Rich," she is an Online Marketing authority and teaches Small Biz Owners how to achieve massive profitable success. And, -she dishes it all out with a warm southern flare!

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