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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.

Carl Galletti’s Internet Marketing Super Conference

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Seminars, Travel, Updates on June 23rd, 2007 | No Comments

Hello from Room J-120 of the Tuscany Hotel at Carl Galletti’s Internet Marketing Super Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Yes, I’m in Vegas again … I’m here so often that I almost feel like I should just a place down here!

As mentioned in my previous blog post, I flew here directly from Orlando yesterday.

Good thing for that too – Because Carl Galletti had scheduled me for the very first morning slot today…

And since I am still jetlagged from waking up at 8am Orlando time every morning for the past week, I didn’t have a problem getting ready for the morning shift. :)

I felt that my presentation went very well, and even though I still think that 90 minutes is a long time to talk, it actually went by really quickly, and I think I might’ve even gone over a little bit…

This year at Carl Galletti’s Internet Marketing Super Conference, other speakers included Jack Humphrey, Frank Sousa, Adam Ginsberg, Stu McLaren, Brad Fallon, Martin Wales, Shawn Casey, Jeanette Cates, Colin McDougal, Enrique Garabay, Mike Koenigs, Len Thurmond, Glenn Dietzel, Skip Thomas, Bruce Safran, Chris Moreno and of course, Carl Galletti himself.

That’s quite a roster, isn’t it?

Last night, I also had dinner with the Alive Records team – Mike Stewart, Mike Edging and Rex Wisehart.

They worked with Armand Morin to take his Michael Lee Austin album to the top of the charts using mostly Internet Marketing strategies.

It was very cool to sit down and chat with these guys and learn about their vision … I have a passion for music myself, and it definitely looks like there’s a lot of things we can work on together.

Anyway, this is a short Vegas trip … I only came to speak at Carl Galletti’s Internet Marketing Super Conference.

We’re leaving bright and early on a 6am flight back to San Jose … But we’ve been gone for over a week man … It’s time to go home.  :)

(Photos coming soon)

Big Seminar 9 in Atlanta, Georgia

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Seminars, Travel, Updates on April 29th, 2007 | No Comments

Hello from Room 212 of the DoubleTree Guest Suites near the Cobb Galleria at Armand Morin’s Big Seminar 9 in Atlanta, Georgia!

This was my first time attending Big Seminar, which took place at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel … And everything I’ve heard about Armand Morin’s spectacular event has been all true!

In addition to the amazing speaker line-up, which included Loral Langemeier, Marlon Sanders, Joel Comm, Alexandria Brown, Russell Brunson, Joe Polish, David Riklan, Jim Edwards, Mike Stewart and Armand Morin…

Even Internet Marketing experts who were NOT speaking at Big Seminar 9 came out, including Jeff Walker, Brad Fallon, Andy Jenkins, Craig Perrine, Donna Fox, Stu McLaren, Tellman Knudson, Carl Galletti, The Rich Jerk, Shawn Casey. Michel Fortin, Sylvie Charrier, Brian Edmondson, Ryan Deiss, Matt Bacak, Eric Holmlund, Jeanette Cates, Mark Braunstein, Keith Wellman and Eric Rockefeller, just to name a few.

As you can imagine, Big Seminar has indeed been a tremendously valuable networking experience!

From getting interviewed for Joel Comm’s “The Next Internet Millionaire” TV reality show to late night runs to the Waffle House, this has, without a doubt, been a memorable Big Seminar weekend.

And from the rumors that are going around, Big Seminar 10 is coming up next and as the 10th semi-annual event, it is scheduled to be the biggest Big Seminar to date!

So leave your calendar open for Big Seminar 10 scheduled for the month of October, and I look forward to seeing you then here in Atlanta, Georgia!

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…