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!
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
Cleo Bikini Contest With 420 Contestants
Google Singapore With Ewen Chia, Stuart Tan, Cassey Lim And Yanli Zhang
Karaoke With Alex Mandossian, Ewen Chia, Cassey Lim And Yanli Zhang
Karaoke Again With Stuart Tan, Donna Daritan, Cassey Lim And Yanli Zhang
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