This past weekend I was in Atlanta for the NAMS (Novice To Advanced Marketing Systems) workshop I attend twice a year. We enjoyed a great hotel, delicious meals, informative workshops, and great networking – especially around the fire pit in the evenings.
Although I was exhausted at the end of the three days, I was more than happy I went. As well as hands on workshops in everything from WordPress security to video marketing, these were some of the highlights for me:
- keynotes by Kathleen Gage and Paul Evans.
- a fifteen minute brainstorming session with Mark Hendricks
- won Dragon Naturally Speaking software in one of the many draws
- was given an autographed book by Kathleen Gage as were my mother, daughter, and grandson since we were there as four generations – and yes, my 86 year old mother blogs and sells information products (that’s a photo of the four of us at the beginning of this post)
- Amazon and Kindle publishing tips from Kevin Riley
- Seeing a number of people register their first domain name and set up their first WordPress blog, all by themselves
- meals with some of the best online marketers around
- the opportunity to spend time with people who are changing the world for good, whether it be orphanages in other countries or heart surgeries for children who would never be able to afford them.
If you’ve never attended a live marketing event, I encourage you to make the effort to go to one like NAMS – no sales pitches, just solid information and encouragement that will take your business to the next level.
P.S. NAMS creator, David Perdew, has created a membership site that will allow members the opportunity to attend the live events at a deep discount. I joined as soon as I got home, since right now fees are 90% off. For under $10 a month, I can access the forum, attend the monthly webinars and q and a sessions. The special reports and extra training will be nice, but being able to talk to established marketers who want to help me succeed online is my main reason for joining. And since NAMS gets more popular every year, tickets to NAMS7 in Atlanta next February will probably be sold out to the members.
To your online success,