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Happy 2010 – New Year And New Decade Resolutions

Posted by Simon Leung in Occasions, Personal, Travel, Updates on January 1st, 2010 | No Comments

It’s 2010 – Happy New Year from Hong Kong and welcome to the beginning of a new decade!

As with every new year, most people are making New Year Resolutions for themselves, whether it is meant to improve their lives personally or professionally.

However, 2010 is different because not only is it a New Year, it is also a New Decade…

When it comes to making your resolutions this time around, you must think bigger picture in terms of what you want to achieve not just for this year, but for the next 10 years!

I know, I know… making goals for the next 10 years seems to be somewhat of a stretch…

This was exactly what I thought the last time I renewed my passport (In the United States, passports expire every 10 years).

I thought to myself, “Wow – I won’t need to renew my passport for another 10 years… That’s PLENTY of time!”

Guess what? I just finished renewing my passport again several weeks ago… :)

The point I’m trying to make is not just that I’m getting old and that time can fly right by you before you know it, but also that you need to set the appropriate goals for yourself and make sure you use this time to achieve what is important to you.

Back in 2000, I was a broke college student struggling to finish my Bachelor degree, eating ramen and soy sauce over rice with every meal, with dreams of finding success and traveling the world.

When I received my renewed passport in the mail, the first thing I did (after getting over how unsatisfied I was with my passport photo) was set a goal for myself to fill up every page of that passport before it was due to expire in 10 years.

For a college student who averaged maybe one trip to Hong Kong every year or two to visit family, this was a pretty tall order.

Before I knew it, a year has gone by, two years, five years, eight years, and I had barely made a dent on my passport, continuing to average maybe one or two International flights a year, filling up only a quarter or so of my passport pages.

When I realized my time was running out, I decided to kick my business into high gear and began expanding my company overseas.

Within the course of about a year, I managed to expand my business from just within the United States to Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and China.

I’ve also had the chance to take personal and business vacations to places like Mexico, Caribbeans, Nova Scotia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, Macau and of course, right here in my hometown of Hong Kong.

Needless to say, these International trips (most places I visited multiple times) resulted in many additional stamps on my passport, and I actually filled up every single one of these pages an entire year before my passport was due to expire.

The moral of the story is that every year, we make New Year Resolutions for ourselves, generic ones like make more money, eat more healthy, quit smoking, work out more, lose weight and spend less money.

Many of our resolutions, if not most or all, are almost never achieved and even die away within a day or two after you have set them.

Well this year, since 2010 marks the beginning of a new decade, why not be a little different?

Why not set a goal for yourself that is higher than what you would normally set, and more specific than what you would normally declare?

How about something that is not “achieved” by doing once, like going to the gym or refraining from eating a greasy burger?

Push yourself to the point where you know what your own limits are, and then surpassing them because you have set a higher goal for yourself.

Success does not happen overnight – You must work hard at it every day and strive to reach the point in which you would consider it successful.

Yes, it may take you up to ten years to achieve it, whatever it may be – To max out your passport with travels, to build a seven or eight figure business from scratch, to attain financial freedom for your family, or whatever that goal might be.

And let me tell you, once you complete these goals and raise your arms in victory, there is no better feeling – especially if you found that you have done it in less than 10 years :)

Happy New Year and don’t just make 2010 your year – Make This Your Decade!

MyGoogle Workshop In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Posted by Simon Leung in Seminars, Updates on July 19th, 2009 | No Comments

Hello from the iTrain office at the MyGoogle Workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!

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MyGoogle Workshop Training

It was very exciting to reunite with the students who signed up for the MyGoogle Workshop two weeks ago, and you can tell that they are all super stoked to attend the weekend event.

Throughout the weekend, I, along with Patric Chan and David DiNucci, revealed step-by-step how to build a complete Internet business using only Google and its many hidden gems that most people don’t know about.

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MyGoogle Workshop Q&A Session with David DiNucci and Patric Chan

We discussed how to use Google to conduct market research, find various revenue models for monetization, manage projects and teams with their tools and generate buyers with the countless traffic generation strategies available.

The response we received from our students was nothing but stellar, and we are glad to have had the opportunity to share these Internet business strategies with this handful of serious entrepreneurs.

In an economy that undoubtedly has more to be desired, especially within a country where its own government is having economic struggles, these serious entrepreneurs now has a significant advantage knowing what they know to go out there and build themselves a more stable financial future.

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MyGoogle Workshop Students

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MyGoogle Workshop Celebration with David DiNucci, Emily Khoo and Patric Chan

MyGoogle Workshop Previews In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Seminars, Travel, Updates on July 3rd, 2009 | No Comments

Hello from the Ritz Carlton Residences, where I’m staying with Patric Chan, Emily Khoo and David DiNucci in preparation for our MyGoogle Workshop previews in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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 Ritz Carlton Residences in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

It’s been several months since I’ve seen Patric Chan and his beautiful wife, Emily Khoo, and each time we visit Malaysia, they never cease to amaze me how well they take care of us.

Check out some of these shots of our suite at the Ritz Carlton Residences…

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 Ritz Carlton Residences Suite Living Room

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 Ritz Carlton Residences Suite Dining Room

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 Ritz Carlton Residences Suite Study

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 Ritz Carlton Residences Suite Kitchen

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 Ritz Carlton Residences Suite Hallway

But alas, we are in Kuala Lumpur on business, so we spent quite a bit of time working on our presentations in preparation for our two preview workshops that we held throughout the few days we were in town…

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 MyGoogle Workshop Preview at Melia Hotel

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MyGoogle Workshop Preview with Patric Chan

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 MyGoogle Workshop Preview at Crystal Crowne Hotel

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MyGoogle Workshop Preview Presentation

Thanks to all the students who registered… We’ll see you back here in Kuala Lumpur in two weeks for the MyGoogle Workshop!

Rockstar Platinum Live $1.00 Special Offer

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Launch, Promotion, Seminars, Travel, Updates on March 5th, 2009 | No Comments

Rockstar Platinum Live

Special Offer – Register Now For $1.00

You may have already heard about the Rockstar Platinum Live Internet Marketing event scheduled on March 27th to 29th in Las Vegas, NV.

What you may have not heard about is how all the top Internet Marketing experts gracing the stage at Rockstar Platinum Live can also help you achieve your dream of living the rockstar lifestyle!

What is your definition of the rockstar lifestyle?

Financial freedom? Spend more time with family? Travel all around the world?

Thanks to my friends that I have hand-selected to be featured rockstars along with my partners Lee Collins and Robin Collins, I’ve been able to experience the rockstar lifestyle for myself.

In January, I kicked off the new year with a cruise to the Caribbean and visited the amazing St. Marteen, St. Kitts and Tortola on the beautiful Virgin Islands.

In February, my international travels continued, taking me to Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and the gorgeous island of Bali in Indonesia.

And right now, I’m in Melbourne enjoying my first visit to Australia, and looking forward to visiting Gold Coast and Sydney before I leave the country.

How would you like to live the rockstar lifestyle with me?

After my Australia trip, I’ll be flying directly to Las Vegas for the premiere RockstarPlatinum Live – Marketing Show.

And in case you haven’t heard, we have a huge line-up of all the who’s who in this business, including Mike Filsaime, Dave Lakhani, Anik Singal, Deb Micek, Matt Bacak, Mike Morgan, Tom Beal, Ross Goldberg, Paul Colligan, David Fagan, Alan Bechtold, Kevin Nations, Erik Stafford, Scott Stratten, Brian Koz, James Lee, Mark Widawer, Jason Moffatt, Donna Fox, plus a special appearance by best-selling author and investment guru, Robert G. Allen!

If there’s any way you can make it to this event, it is the must-attend seminar this year!

Secure Your Seat For Just $1.00!

Here’s what just some people are saying about Rockstar Platinum Live so far…

“The Marketing event of the year!” … “Best line-up of speakers I’ve seen!” … “Combines the best of after-hours networking into the whole event!” … “A must-see – don’t miss this!” … “This just ROCKS!”

PLUS – we’ll be in Vegas, and you just KNOW that we are going to party like rockstars! ;)

On behalf of the Rockstar Crew, we look forward to seeing you in Vegas for Rockstar Platinum Live!

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Click Here To Register For Rockstar Platinum Live In Las Vegas For $1.00!

MYAdWords Workshop In Penang, Malaysia

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Seminars, Travel, Updates on February 22nd, 2009 | No Comments

Hello from Saloon V of the Gurney Plaza at the MYAdWords Workshop in Penang, Malaysia!

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MYAdWords Workshop In Salon V Of The Gurney Plaza

The MYAdWords Workshop is the first collaboration between Patric Chan and I in our new partnership of Malaysia marketing events, and we have successfully completed our premiere workshop together in his hometown of Penang.

Throughout the weekend, we took our students through a series of content training, live demonstrations, hands-on account creation, campaign reviews and Q&A sessions.

As if our jam-packed agenda and tight schedule for the MYAdWords Workshop weren’t overwhelming enough, Patric Chan and I (through no pre-planning whatsoever, I promise!), managed to confuse our attendees even more by dressing exactly alike!

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Simon Leung (Left) & Patric Chan (Right) – Or Is It? ;)

Imagine that! As if Asians don’t look enough alike already! Haha… just kidding.

All joking aside, we had only one weekend to attain our objectives to intensely train a room full of Internet Marketing newbies how to build an Internet business using Google AdWords, so Patric Chan and I, along with our awesome team, worked agressively with MYAdWords students to make sure that all their questions were answered.

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MYAdWords Workshop Training

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MYAdWords Workshop Live Demonstrations

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MYAdWords Workshop Account Creation & Reviews

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MYAdWords Workshop Q&A Sessions

By the end of the weekend, Patric Chan and I were extremely proud to be able to deliver the type of information that we did, and to teach a room full of complete newbies the skills they need in order to build a successful Internet business at home.

After the MYAdWords Workshop was over, we celebrated the completion of our successful weekend over nice dinner and wine…

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Simon Leung & Patric Chan Toasting To A Fine Glass Of Red Wine

Needless to say, the MYAdWords Workshop was a tremendous success, so Patric Chan and I are definitely looking forward to bringing more of the Internet’s best information to Malaysia.

After this trip, I will be returning to Malaysia – next time in Kuala Lumpur – to work on my next live workshop on the topic of Google Marketing with Patric Chan.

If you are in or near Kuala Lumpur, or are willing to travel there to join us (heck, I’ll be flying half-way across the world from San Francisco to be there!), then we would definitely like to have you take part in yet another historic event.

Stay tuned on this website for more information…

My AdWords Preview Seminars In Penang, Malaysia

Posted by Simon Leung in Educational, Gurus, Promotion, Resources, Seminars, Travel, Updates, Videos on February 5th, 2009 | No Comments

Hello from Room 2907 of The Northam All Suite hotel in Penang, Malaysia, where we have just completed our free preview seminars for the My AdWordsInternet Marketing Workshop.

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My AdWords Free Preview Seminar

The My AdWords Workshop is my first official partnership with local Penang native and fellow Internet Marketer, Patric Chan, and the exciting thing is that we already have several more upcoming events in the plans, where we will expand more of our Internet Marketing content all across Malaysia!

This is also my first trip to Penang, and despite being exhausted from over 25 hours of travel from San Francisco to Hong Kong and to Singapore before finally landing in Penang, we had our first My AdWords free preview seminar within just 2 hours after my arrival.

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My AdWords Preview Seminar One At The Gurney Hotel In Penang, Malaysia

After a much needed good night’s rest, Patric Chan and his wife Emily Chan spent the next day taking me around Penang to explore the city.

They were very gracious hosts, driving Cassey Lim and I around town and even hitting up some exquisite local Penang seafood!

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Simon Leung And Patric Chan Enjoying Some Local Penang Seafood Dining

The relaxing day proved wonders as we proceeded to prepare for our second preview seminar of the trip, where Patric Chan and I actually tripled our response rate from day one, selling out seats to the first ever My AdWords Workshop scheduled in 2 weeks right here in Penang.

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My AdWords Preview Seminar Two At The Vistana Hotel In Penang, Malaysia

So the show is on – the first ever My AdWords Workshop will be held in Penang, Malaysia, on February 21st and 22nd!

This concludes my first trip to Penang, and I’ll be spending the next two weeks back in Singapore until I return for the My AdWords Workshop.

Before leaving Penang, Patric Chan and I did get the chance to sit down for an interview on Google AdWords…

This is 18 minutes of 100% pure content… no fluff or funny stuff… and you can watch the whole thing for free right here.

Click Here To Learn More About The My AdWords Workshop on February 21st – 22nd And Find Out How You Can Join Us Live In Penang, Malaysia!

The SMART Seminar 2008 In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Seminars, Travel, Updates on November 10th, 2008 | No Comments

Hello from Rm 2203 of the Boulevard Hotel at first ever The SMART Seminar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!

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The SMART Seminar 2008 in Malaysia is one of two back-to-back weekend events hosted by Stuart Tan and myself, and we’re scheduled to continue with The SMART Seminar in Singapore next week.

This past weekend in Malaysia, we kicked off The SMART Seminar with some of the most talented speakers from all around the world that I’m proud to call my friends, partners and mentors…

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The SMART Seminar Malaysia Speakers

In front of a packed room full of information-hungry attendees, we were blown away by the valuable information presented by Anik Singal, Ewen Chia, Lee Collins, Robin Collins, Donna Fox, Mike Morgan, Mark Widawer and Robert Puddy.

I’ve seen every one of these powerful speakers present before, but never have I witnessed such a tremendous flood of solid content that was shared among them than at The SMART Seminar.

As the event organizers, Stuart Tan and myself were extremely grateful to the speakers for their willingness to share not only in their individual presentations, but also the group round tables in between breaks…

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The SMART Seminar Malaysia Breakout Sessions

Both the speakers and the attendees agree that these breakout sessions added a ton of addition value to The SMART Seminar experience because not only did it help the speakers build trust and relationship with the attendees, but it also gave the attendees the chance to ask each speaker questions personally in small group settings.

And even though we were truly in the presence of greatness, Stuart Tan and I were also proud to have in attendance some of Malaysia’s well-known Internet Marketers as well, including Patric Chan, Gobala Krishnan and Vince Tan.

As always, no Internet Marketing conference is complete without a speaker VIP dinner, and of course, The SMART Seminar is no exception.

On our final evening in Malaysia, the awesome folks at MindValley sponsored our evening of fun at the Kuala Lumpur Marriott, where we were joined by our good friend, the legendary Mark Joyner, who was also in town for another event.

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The SMART Seminar Malaysia VIP Dinner

Overall, Stuart Tan and I believe that The SMART Seminar Malaysia this past weekend has exceeded our expectations, and we can’t wait to continue The SMART Seminar next weekend in Singapore.

However, we did have some last minute cancellations from a few of our speakers, who were unfortunately not able to make it to Asia for The SMART Seminar this time around.

Robert Puddy was a last minute replacement for Paulie Sabol, but we weren’t able to replace Ben Mack or Ross Goldberg at such short notice.

Luckily, we do have replacements for them next week in Singapore, so you’ll have to stay tuned to see who our new mystery speakers are going to be :)

Special thanks to the indispensable rockstars of my team, Andy Huang and Cassey Lim, for helping us make The SMART Seminar 2008 a success!

I look forward to updating you about The SMART Seminar 2008 in Singapore shortly, but in the meantime, here are several more fun memories of The SMART Seminar 2008 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:

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VIP Gathering At The Marriott

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Fun Dinner At Local Restaurant/Lounge

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Hanging Out With Drinks

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Dinner With VIPs And Friends

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Surprise Birthday Cake For World’s #1 Super Assistant Cassey Lim

Internet Marketing Hong Kong

Posted by Simon Leung in Launch, Promotion, Seminars, Travel, Updates on October 7th, 2008 | No Comments

Almost two years after I registered the domain nameInternetMarketingHongKong.com on Christmas Day in 2006, Hong Kong’s version of the Internet Marketing Power Blog is finally live!

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InternetMarketingHongKong.com Homepage

Even though I had big plans for InternetMarketingHongKong.com at the time I registered it, my hectic project load and heavy traveling schedule kept me away from focusing on these plans.

During the time since registering InternetMarketingHongKong.com, I spent almost every weekend on the road speaking at an Internet Marketing seminar somewhere around the country, and even the world.

This was essential in building my business as well as my brand, which also included working on books, digital products, home study courses, as well as live and recorded interviews (teleseminars) and video presentations (webinars).

That’s why for close to two years, InternetMarketingHongKong.com had actually been redirected to this very website, the Internet Marketing Power Blog.

However, having spent close to 50% of my schedule in Asia this year, I figured that 2008 would be a good time to launch InternetMarketingHongKong.com and to prepare for some really cool things.

As a matter of fact, I’m in Hong Kong right now, and have been traveling through Asia for close to six weeks, conducting business in Macau and various cities in China, including ShenZhen, GuangZhou, DongGuan, and ZhuHai.

My first official project with Internet Marketing Hong Kong is actually a partnership withInternet Marketing Singapore, working closely with my good friend Stuart Tan on an Internet Marketing Conference called The SMART Seminar.

The SMART Seminar is scheduled for this November in Malaysia and Singapore, and Stuart Tan and I have confirmed some of the most talented Internet Marketers from all over the world to The SMART Seminar stage.

With expert speakers like Anik Singal, Ben Mack, Donna Fox, Mike Morgan, Mark Widawer, Ross Goldberg, Lee Collins, Robin Collins and Singapore’s own Ewen Chia,The SMART Seminar is, without a doubt, going to be Asia’s most explosive conference ever.

Because this is InternetMarketingHongKong.com’s first seminar, I want to give a small number of people the opportunity to win two free tickets to The SMART Seminar.

And as a loyal reader of my Internet Marketing Power Blog, I want YOU to win these tickets…

If you’d like to win a pair of free tickets to The SMART Seminar 2008 in Malaysia or Singapore, please leave a comment on this post and tell us why you want to attend.

Make sure to leave your full name, as well as a way for us to contact you if you win…

Click Here To Claim Your Two Free Tickets To The SMART Seminar!

TheSMARTSeminar.com Preview Video Call

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Launch, Promotion, Seminars, Travel, Updates, Videos on September 25th, 2008 | No Comments

Hong Kong has been in the middle of a severe storm during the past few days that has literally caused the whole city to shut down…

I’m talking about grounded public transportation, flights and ships as a result of heavy rains, thunder and winds at up to 200km caused by a T8 typhoon storm (AKA tropical cyclone).

But as we say in Internet Marketing, “the seminar must go on,” which is why Stuart Tan and I proceeded with our scheduled preview video call for The SMART Seminar(scheduled for this November in Singapore and Malaysia), he in Singapore and I in Hong Kong.

That’s right, after a two year friendship between Stuart Tan and myself that started with a private MySpace message sent to me from Stuart Tan in late 2006…

InternetMarketingSingapore.com and InternetMarketingHongKong.com (or as some people call it, “the best of both worlds” haha), finally launch their first highly anticipated collaboration by putting together Asia’s most explosive conference ever, The SMART Seminar.

The entire video interview is almost 55 minutes in length and has a lot of really important and relevant information about the value of attending live events, as well as a breakdown of all the benefits you will get from joining us at The SMART Seminar.

In addition, we also unveil our faculty line-up for The SMART Seminar, which also happens to be our very own friends, colleagues and even mentors that we hand-picked to teach at the event this November.

Our confirmed team of presenters for our first annual The SMART Seminar includes Anik Singal, Donna Fox, Paulie Sabol, Ben Mack, Mark Widawer, Lee Collins, Robin Collins, Mike Morgan and hometown favorite, Ewen Chia.

Please take the time to review the video and grab some valuable training information, then hop on over to TheSMARTSeminar.com to further discover how you can benefit from this event.

On behalf of Stuart Tan and myself, we look forward to seeing you at The SMART Seminareither on November 7th – 9th in Malaysia, or November 14th – 16th in Singapore.

The SMART Seminar – Brochure Cover
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The SMART Seminar – Brochure Inside
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Reserve Your Seat For The SMART Seminar In Singapore And Malaysia Today!

Pat O’Bryan’s UnSeminar 5 In San Antonio, Texas

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

Hello from Room 1170 of the Drury Plaza Hotel at Pat O’Bryan’s UnSeminar 5 in San Antonio, Texas!

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It’s great to return to San Antonio since my very first Internet Marketing seminar in May of 2006, as well as my first speaking engagement three months later in August, also happened right here in San Antonio.

But this time, it was a much more exciting experience…

In front of a jam packed room, I had the honor of sharing the stage with Dr. Joe Vitale, Craig Perrine, Bill Hibbler, Ben Mack, Donna Fox, Eric Farewell, Scott Lewis, Tony Laidig, Erica Douglass, and of course, Pat O’Bryan himself.

As with most seminars, the live networking at UnSeminar 5 was amazing, especially with the killer line-up of speakers and motivated attendees.

However, you know that time has definitely changed when the power of Web 2.0 not only brought on an additional 150 viewers from all around the world through live streaming…

But Twitter (one of the most popular Web 2.0 social marketing tools available today for networking) was also responsible for selling 1/3 of the tickets to the event, as well as booking several of the speakers!

Plus, throughout the weekend, we continued to network both online and offline, getting more and more people to sign up for Web 2.0 profiles like TwitterFacebookMySpace,YouTube and more.

UnSeminar 5 was probably one of the most interactive Internet Marketing conferences I’ve been a part of that encouraged so many people to take action, whether or not they were live at the actual event.

I personally had a lot of fun not only at the conference itself, but the most invaluable experiences of all was the opportunity to hang out with speakers and attendees alike for lunch, dinner and throughout the evenings at the Riverwalk, Alamo and some of the more happening downtown areas.

Now, because my camera is broken (boo) and I haven’t gotten a replacement yet, I’m now at the mercy of my friends who did take photos to send them to me.

But while we wait for them, here are a few TwitPics (photo service for Twitter) that my friends and I took on our phones and posted online throughout the weekend…

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Stage View Of The UnSeminar 5 Audience

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Persian Dinner With Dr. Joe Vitale, Pat O’Bryan, Betsy O’Bryan, Donna Fox, Heather Duease And Eric Farewell

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Mexican Dinner With Marlon Sanders, Ben Mack, Donna Fox, Bill Hibbler, Craig Perrine, Scott Lewis, Eric Farewell And Erica Douglass

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Texas BBQ With Eric Farewell, Donna Fox And Erica Douglass

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Remember The Alamo, Y’all! :)

Special thanks to my friends for making this a weekend to remember: Donna Fox, Eric Farewell, Ben Mack, James Wedmore, Heather Duease, Marlon Sanders, Erica Douglass, Pat O’Bryan, Scott Lewis, Joe Vitale, Craig Perrine, Bill Hibbler and Tony Laidig.

I’m sure I’ll be seeing you guys around, especially if you’re interested in attending some of my future events in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

But if you don’t want to wait that long or travel that far (depending on where you’re located), you can catch me at my final U.S. workshop this year on August 8th and 9th in Long Island, NY, when Howie Schwartz, Ross Goldberg and I host the Three Sides Of Traffic Workshop.