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Larry Benet’s Speakers & Authors Networking Group

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Seminars, Travel, Updates, Videos on August 27th, 2008 | No Comments

Hello from the Silverado Resort at Larry Benet’s Speakers and Authors Networking Group (SANG) in Napa Valley, CA!

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I drove up here to Napa Valley today with Eric Farewell, not knowing what to expect at Larry Benet’s Authors and Speakers Networking Group (SANG), and really not even deciding whether or not to come until earlier this afternoon.

But once we arrived at Authors and Speakers Networking Group, we were completely floored by the caliber of business individuals and entrepreneurs present all in one room…

We’re talking about best selling authors, multi-millionaires and even billionaires, including Jack Canfield (from the Chicken Soup of the Soul series), Bill Bartmann, Ron LeGrand, Alex Mandossian, Stephen Pierce, Joel Comm, Russell Brunson, John Carlton, Armando Montelongo, Veronica Montelongo, Brendon Burchard, Mike Koenigs, Kevin Nations, Matt Morris and dozens more.

Umm… yeah, this event was NO joke, dude!

This truly was a solid networking event, and I can honestly say that I have never seen a more brilliant relationship building event model than the one I have witnessed at the Authors and Speakers Networking Group.

In addition to the speed networking sessions, everyone continued to network non-stop through dinner, and even after the event was over, hanging out at the hotel bar into the wee hours of the night.

Because I have yet to replace my broken camera and Eric Farewell also forgot his camera equipment at my house, we were unfortunately unable to capture too many moments of the Authors and Speakers Networking Group on film.

However, for your viewing pleasure, Eric Farewell has gone ahead and done a couple extra 12 second videos for you at the Silverado Resort in Napa Valley (ya he’s not as good with these 12 second videos as I am haha)…

Real AdWords Training Program In Singapore

Posted by Simon Leung in Google, Personal, Seminars, Travel, Updates on June 29th, 2008 | No Comments

Hello from the Seminar Room of the Lee Kong Chian School of Business in the Singapore Management University (SMU) at the Real AdWords Training Program!

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The Real AdWords Training Program is the first of many workshops that I will be partnering up with my good friend and native Singaporean, Ewen Chia.

About four years ago, I first interacted with Ewen Chia as a customer of his many affiliate marketing products, and he was one of the first Internet Marketers I came across while learning the ropes of Internet and affiliate marketing.

It wasn’t until December of 2006 when I visited Singapore for the first time did I finally meet Ewen Chia in person in the restroom of the Shangri-La Hotel (yes, this was another JV restroom encounter haha).

We had briefly discussed working together then, but things finally got rolling again last November when we shared the stage at Fabian Lim’s Asia Internet Congress in Singapore.

As we continued our discussions over email, the birth of the Real AdWords Training Program was born, which is why I have the pleasure of working with Ewen Chia this weekend and the primary reason for this Asia trip.

The Real AdWords Training Program was a lot of fun to do in a sold out classroom format at the Singapore Management University.

I very much felt like a University professor in front of the room, and it definitely had an impact in helping make the workshop more hands on and interactive.

Because most of the room at the Real AdWords Training Program comprised of newbie Internet Marketers, in addition to the content delivery, we were doing a lot of hand holding, live demonstrations and Q&As.

And as with all of my workshops, I always encourage people to work on their campaigns as they learn the information throughout the weekend, and those who did actually got some pretty cool results.

There were students who built their first websites, designed their first landing pages, drove traffic to a website for the first time, and even made their first sale before the weekend was over!

All in all, I would say that this was a very successful event, and all the attendees of the Real AdWords Training Program had nothing but good things to say about the workshop.

Even though the Real AdWords Training Program was my primary reason for going to Singapore, I do have several more highlights from my trip.

For example, Alex Mandossian gave me a shoutout on stage at T. Harv Eker’s Guerilla Business Intensive (Funny quote from Alex Mandossian on stage: “By the way, if you really want to learn how to use Google AdWords… That guy over there who looks like he doesn’t know anything – he’s the guy who created their optimization training…”)

In addition, Ewen Chia and Stuart Tan both took turns taking me out for exquisite local cuisines, meeting and training Ewen Chia’s team and Stuart Tan’s students, and tons of fun times at hanging out, drinking and watching movies with my friends Cassey Lim, Yanli Zhang and Benjamin Gay.

Although we weren’t able to capture every moment on camera (cuz it broke!), these are some of the good times we actually did so I can share them with you here…


Sentosa Beach With Cassey Lim And Yanli Zhang

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Cleo Bikini Contest With 420 Contestants

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Google Singapore With Ewen Chia, Stuart Tan, Cassey Lim And Yanli Zhang

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Karaoke With Alex Mandossian, Ewen Chia, Cassey Lim And Yanli Zhang

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Karaoke Again With Stuart Tan, Donna Daritan, Cassey Lim And Yanli Zhang

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Attica Nightclub At Clark Quay With Cassey Lim, Yanli Zhang And Benjamin Gay


CommunicAsia 2008 At The Singapore Expo With Jacyln Chan And The ProCurve Robot

Stu McLaren’s Idea Incubator in Anaheim, CA

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Seminars, Travel, Updates on February 3rd, 2008 | No Comments

Hello from Room 707 of the Embassy Suites at Stu McLaren’s Idea Incubator in Anaheim, CA, just a few blocks away from Disneyland and Downtown Disney :)

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Idea Incubator At The Embassy Suites In Anaheim, CA

Idea Incubator Day One – 9:15AM (Presentation #1)

Idea Incubator Day Two – 8:45AM (Presentation #2)

(Photos courtesy of Andy Huang, my Project Manager and Business Partner)
This event marks the last speaking engagement that I have committed to for the next few months… That’s because I will be doing some intensive International traveling to start building new businesses and organizing my own events overseas.

With that said, I must say that the Idea Incubator was for certain the best event I could have chosen for such an occasion…

This is primarily due to the fact that the Idea Incubator has arguably one of the most involved processes for the speakers, simply because Stu McLaren strongly believes in maximizing the value for the attendees.

Not only is the Idea Incubator an intensive weekend of valuable information, but each speaker also presents not just once, but TWO times, for multiple days in content-packed 90 minute sessions.

In addition, all speakers also get together with the attendees for a night in a “roundtable” session, where small groups get the chance to personally meet and grill each speaker for 20 minutes at a time on just about anything that they want!

And considering the EXTREMELY high quality of speakers that I have the honor of sharing the stage with at the Idea Incubator, including Alex Mandossian, Armand Morin, Matt Bacak, Jermaine Griggs, Ray Edwards, Michel Fortin and Sylvie Fortin…

Well, you can just imagine the tremendous value each attendee got simply by making their trip to Anaheim this weekend!

Also, I must admit that I’ve never been to another event where even the most successful speakers stick around to network and hang out with everyone throughout most of the event.

The quality of Idea Incubator also shows with the calibur of audience just in attendance, including Frank Sousa, Dr. Mike Woo-Ming, Christina Hills, Jay Aaron, Mike Koenigs, Jose Espana, DJ Dave Bernstein, Eric Farewell, Marty Stewart, Rachel Rofe and Jaime Mintun.

You may or may not have heard of all the names I just mentioned (particularly the latter ones), but they are all good friends of mine and you’ll be hearing a lot more from them real soon (I already have some cool projects planned with most of them).

Definitely an amazing weekend at the Idea Incubator, but I’m bummed that I need to leave the event early because I am taking off for my 2 month trip to Asia tonight, so I need to go home, pack and take care of some last minute things.

However, I am very glad that I could stick around last night for not only for the round table session, but also to celebrate Stu McLaren’s birthday with his team and a few friends at Red Robins.

Stu McLaren’s Birthday Dinner With Jermaine Griggs, Brent Coppieters, Jeff France, Faye McLaren, Greg France, Rachel Rofe And Jaime Mintun

Again, this marks the end of my seminar speaking tour for a while, and since I will be out of the country, that means that I will be missing some very cool upcoming seminars, including Ken McArthur’s JV Alert Live, Howie Schwartz and Dr. Mike Woo-Ming’s Lead Supreme Workshop, Alex Mandossian’s Teleseminar Secrets Reunion, and other events organized by Armand Morin, Mark Hendricks and Frank Kern.

And even though I will be back on the circuit eventually, probably in a couple of months, I will be committing to a lot fewer of them, and my schedule will be a lot less aggressive so that I can focus on truly building my business.

I have a lot of goals regarding where I want to take my business, and after 18 months of intensive traveling and speaking, I believe it’s finally time to stir my actionable items towards that direction.

Altitude Mastermind with Alex Mandossian

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Travel, Updates on October 26th, 2007 | No Comments

Hello from the Altitude Mastermind session at Alex Mandossian’s living room in beautiful Novato, California!

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 Simon Leung and Alex Mandossian in front of a limo parked outside of his Novato house

I had the extreme pleasure of spending the entire day today with Alex Mandossian at his gorgeous, 5500 square feet brand new Novato home, along with a handful of other Altitude attendees to mastermind about what we’ve learned, implemented and still have questions about moving forward.

It’s been a long day, especially since I didn’t even go to bed last night because I was trying to finish up everything before I take the day off, so that means by the time I get home tonight, I would have gone about 36 hours without sleep!

But man, oh man, was it worth it! It was an incredible day and please, allow me tell you all about it … :)

First of all, Alex Mandossian’s home is so new that his street didn’t even register on my GPS system! I had to locate it by entering some nearby street names in the neighborhood, and I must say that the scenery by the bay just minutes across the Golden Gate Bridge is absolutely breath-taking!

As I drove up the streets of these huge multi-million dollar Bay Area mansions, I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful weather and quiet neighborhood, not to mention the sound of the wind as I pull up to Alex Mandossian’s driveway, greeted by his Halloween decorations, which included a scarecrow, a plastic severed head at the doormat, and a sign that read “Party Inside.”

So I went inside, and boy, was it a party!

Most of the gang was already there because they had stayed at a hotel just across the way, and I let myself in and enjoyed a quick tour of the house. It was especially neat to visit the home office where all the Teleseminar Secrets classes happen!

And as for the mastermind session itself, it began with everyone introducing or re-acquainting ourselves to the group, answering the same three questions that we discussed back in March during Alex Mandossian’s Teleseminar Secrets Reunion (although only a few people present were actually at that event, and it has been several months since we first played this game, so it’s good to revisit).

These questions were:

1) Who am I?

2) What do I do?

3) Who is my ideal prospect?

If you think about it, while these are three pretty simple questions, they are all very important pieces of information for someone to know because it will tell them almost everything they need to know in order to get to know you, and decide right whether they have a need for your products and services in their own business, or of someone they may know.

And so, it was in all our best interest to give the questions some thought and answer them intelligently so that we can all receive maximum benefit from the day’s networking events.

Throughout the day, Alex Mandossian served us with his brilliant ideas and business strategies, and we even played several different games that were designed for us to help focus our energy into what’s important in our businesses and lives, and make sure that we make the most productive use of our every day work time.

Right after lunch, I had the opportunity to stand up in front of the room for about 20 minutes, sharing with everyone my own personal takeaways from the Altitude event, and actually teach Alex Mandossian things that I have learned and implemented into my business during the past few weeks that I have found success in!

I think that was one of my most valuable experiences of today, which was to actually give back to Alex Mandossian, whom I consider to be a mentor and a friend, because he has taught me so much and have been such a huge part of my business during the last year.

And if you know me, and you are a reader of my blog, you know how I thoroughly enjoy taking and posting photos. In fact, you’ll most likely see photos of me on stage after many of my speaking engagements.

Since this Altitude mastermind event is happening inside Alex Mandossian’s home and right in his own living room, I decided to respect his privacy and not take any photos inside of the house.

But outside of the house after our mastermind session as we prepared for a fancy night out on the town, that was a whole different story… :)

The first photo above was taken right outside his house as we prepared to leave for Napa Valley, and here are a couple more after we got there.

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 Simon Leung and Alex Mandossian at a Napa Valley Winery

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 Just some of the fine wine we tasted at a Napa Valley Winery

Not only is Alex Mandossian a great and fun guy to hang out with, he is also mighty generous, treating us all out to Napa Valley on a stretch limo for some champagne and wine!

And then, after we’re all liquored up and feeling good, he took us out for a nice steak house dinner at a restaurant down the road.

What an incredible night, and what a fantastic day! Running solely on sugar and caffeine all day, it was all completely worth it to spend time masterminding and hanging out with my mentor and friend, Alex Mandossian.

I definitely will never forget this experience, and very much look forward to a future reunion with the mastermind team. In the meantime, Alex Mandossian and I have some projects in the pipeline, so there is much to work on and much to discuss.

Tonight, I will be leaving with a very specific action item that I must take next in my business (as opposed to a long list of to do’s that typically do more harm than good because up to 95% of it remains incomplete due to lack of time and focus).

So that’s it, that was my day. I hope you had as much fun reading about it as I did sharing it.

This is where the rubber meets the road. As Alex Mandossian likes to say, “Onward… and upward!”

Idea Incubator in Dallas, Texas

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Occasions, Seminars, Travel, Updates on April 1st, 2007 | No Comments

Hello and Happy April Fool’s Day from Room 919 of the Hilton Anatole at Stu McLaren’s Idea Incubator in Dallas, Texas!

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Even though today is April Fool’s Day, the past few days here at the Idea Incubator was definitely NO joke.

This is Stu’s third annual Idea Incubator event, and I must say that it has one of the most creative, unique and valuable formats that I have not seen at any other seminar.

You see, each featured speaker spoke not just once, but TWICE over the FOUR day long event!

And the speakers were simply phenomenal – I’m talking about Internet Marketing legends like Armand Morin, Alex Mandossian, Russell Brunson, Matt Bacak, Ray Edwards, Ryan Deiss, Marc Harty and Jody Colvard.

In addition to simply brilliant information shared by the speakers, I had the chance to network with most of them outside of the event as well.

Many of them were very much interested in the upcoming projects I had in the pipelines, not only my personal information products and services, but also the ones I have coming up with my business partner, Sam Heyer, who has also been in Dallas with me the past few days.

So much so, that we even had scheduled private meetings with Alex Mandossian and Armand Morin to discuss what we had, and both are extremely excited to be involved as well as contributors on our project!

I must say that the networking and the experience had far exceeded my expectations for Idea Incubator.

One of the main focuses for this event is to generate business ideas and put them into action, and it definitely looks like the Idea Incubator has been instrumental for taking our current project to the next level.

Sam and I have even generated several new ideas that we have already begun putting into action, and we definitely expect to see some results and even profits from them as soon as the next 24 to 48 hours!

Hey, you know you’ve got something exciting going on when Alex Mandossian invites you up to his suite to chat, Armand Morin stops by to say hello when you’re working on the couch in the lobby and Matt Bacak hangs out with you all night at the hotel bar!

Only at the Idea Incubator, my friends. Only at the Idea Incubator…

Alex Mandossian Presents Teleseminar Secrets Reunion

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Seminars, Updates on March 9th, 2007 | No Comments

Hello from the Champagne conference room of the Sofitel Hotel at the Teleseminar Secrets Reunion, presented by Alex Mandossian in Redwood Shores, CA, about 10 miles south of the San Francisco International Airport!

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Teleseminar Secrets Reunion sign in the hallway

After months and months of antsy anticipation, the day has finally come for my buddy Alex Mandossian to host his highly awaited one day event for his Teleseminar Secrets graduate students.

Throughout the day, our chief trainer was extremely animated and energetic, standing on chairs and running through the aisles, while answering predetermined questions as well as holding live Q&A’s, all the while delivering the state-of-the-art content one would only expect from Alex Mandossian.

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Alex Mandossian receiving a standing ovation

During one of his sessions, Alex was kind enough to feature me in the spotlight, introducing me to the audience and identifying me as the guest expert from the Teleseminar Secrets call that was held last December while I was in Hong Kong.

I then spent several minutes talking about who I am, what I did, why I was there and who my ideal prospects were, along with some additional information about my experience at Google, transition into full-time entrepreneurship as well as my current and upcoming projects that may be of interest to individuals in the room.

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On the spotlight at Teleseminar Secrets Reunion

Off the stage, Alex and I also made plans to meet at his Novato home sometime within the next few weeks to map out a teleseminar series we are planning to do together.

We played around with topics and ideas, and from what we have so far in just the little time we talked, it’s already molding into something really exciting!

Yes, the Teleseminar Secrets Reunion was definitely a worthwhile event…

And while it was only a 25 minute drive for me, making this the closest and only local Internet Marketing event I have attended, even those who traveled long distances (from across and even out of the country) felt it was worth the trip to come out, even if it was only for one day.

What made the event even cooler is that today is actually Alex’s birthday!

That’s right, Alex Mandossian decided to spend his birthday with his graduates – because that’s how he chose to spend his birthday – and he enjoyed every minute of it!

At the end of the day, we wrapped up the event with a giant celebration to a successful reunion with a huge birthday cake…

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Alex about to blow out the candle on his birthday cake

Overall, the Teleseminar Secrets Reunion was an event unlike any other I had attended before.

There were literally emotions of hope, despair, pain and joy, and tears were even shared in the room.

It was definitely something special.

Happy Birthday, Alex, and thank you for a magnificent day. I look forward to working and partnering with you!

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Simon Leung and Alex Mandossian