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MEETUPS 2020 Fastlane Summit at Talking Stick Resort... Event Info

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Since @Greg R didn’t volunteer, I’m volunteering him to speak.

Topic:
Buying a distressed business and turning it around.
I will put my hat in the ring.

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Buying a distressed business and turning it around.
 

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I would be willing to speak. May need to crowdsource the topic a bit (so that people are actually interested. Finance stuff tends to bore most).

Possible topics:
- Keeping clean books and how they help you exit your business for top dollar
- A variety of topics around US taxation (depends on attendee demographics)
- E-commerce accounting, margins, profitability, etc
I'm rooting for you! I'd love to hear you speak.
 

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I would be willing to speak. May need to crowdsource the topic a bit (so that people are actually interested. Finance stuff tends to bore most).

Possible topics:
- Keeping clean books and how they help you exit your business for top dollar
- A variety of topics around US taxation (depends on attendee demographics)
- E-commerce accounting, margins, profitability, etc
Chris needs to speak.
 

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I'll throw my (our) hat in here even though the business is in fledgling stages, as I hear this topic come up often:

How to be a Fastlane Couple (when your spouse wants nothing to do with it).


When we met, the husband was solidly in the "slow-lane" as outlined here. Regular job, working towards a pension, wanted nothing to do with business/ideas of business. Now we legit have to slow him down on his ideas & keep things focused on one... it's really cool to see & the process over the last almost 9 years might be helpful to someone who is struggling with a partner?

I can outline the process we've been through & what lead to the turnaround in mindset. I'm not sure this is of priority here, but it's an idea nonetheless. We'll do it if there's interest.
 

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Have fun! I have to keep that $$ in my savings for the duplex... maybe 2021 will be my year finally

What you would learn from the summit would be far more valuable than going another year without new connections and knowledge. In the grand scheme of a duplex, $1k isn't anything.
 

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What you would learn from the summit would be far more valuable than going another year without new connections and knowledge. In the grand scheme of a duplex, $1k isn't anything.
@BellaPippin

So far I can directly attribute $200k of revenue made as a result of attending the last Summit and countless invaluable connections.

I'm so glad I went.
 
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Is there an interest in a talk on “how to build an online community around a business”.

I got a lot I can share on that between fb groups/youtube/email list/mastermind/courses/coaching.

The last two years have been crazy with still a lot of challenges to go but I think it would make for a fun talk with good value.
 

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seriously interested, am not yet a fastlaner in practice though and don't want to be shamed :p
 

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I don't want the parasites to the chapter follow sucking my life time Therefore, I must be a Fastlane billionaire. Thank you MJ and everyone.:cool:
 

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Have fun! I have to keep that $$ in my savings for the duplex... maybe 2021 will be my year finally
Better plans, more connections, key information all lead to a duplex sooner.
20 min w/ @SteveO and you could probably have one this month.....
 

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What you would learn from the summit would be far more valuable than going another year without new connections and knowledge. In the grand scheme of a duplex, $1k isn't anything.
@BellaPippin

So far I can directly attribute $200k of revenue made as a result of attending the last Summit and countless invaluable connections.

I'm so glad I went.
Better plans, more connections, key information all lead to a duplex sooner.
20 min w/ @SteveO and you could probably have one this month.....
I keep saying $___ is nothing every month since like... two years ago and thus I've been stuck at that same amount for the whole two years. Half because life and half because me. I know $1k is nothing in the grand scheme of things but I've fallen behind for so long telling that to myself. If I get great knowledge and still be emotional me and not execute on it, I still wasted 1k.


I appreciate you guys encouraging me to go though. I'll think about it. t_t
 
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Please send me a synopsis of your topic so I can add it to the speaker pool (use CONTACT US link in forum footer), and if accepted, can include it in the event itinerary.

Before selling tix, I will have a list of speakers so attendees will know EXACTLY what they will be hearing if they buy a ticket.
 

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I can talk about cold calling, phone sales, and closing deals for hours on end(I already do it every morning for an hour with my team).

You can add me in as a speaker, assuming someone else isn't already coming to talk about cold calling and selling..

Thanks!
 
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I can talk about cold calling, phone sales, and closing deals for hours on end(I already do it every morning for an hour with my team).

You can add me in as a speaker, assuming someone else isn't already coming to talk about cold calling and selling..

Thanks!
That's an awesome talk I think anyone would want to hear, any business owner needs sales and ways to improve the sales process. Thank you for volunteering!
 

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That's an awesome talk I think anyone would want to hear, any business owner needs sales and ways to improve the sales process. Thank you for volunteering!
You're welcome!

If a poll is possible before the talk regarding what most people want to know most about within the sales process that would be a big help for me to create something everyone can benefit from hearing instead of just assuming what everyone wants to hear.
 

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@MJ DeMarco you can put me down to speak on the importance of leadership when thinking and building bigger if I am one of the chosen few.

I believe this stuff to the core of my being.

I'm still tentative, but actually rather certain I'll be able to make it this year.
 

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@MJ DeMarco you can put me down to speak on the importance of leadership when thinking and building bigger if I am one of the chosen few.
Bahahaha, I don't think you have anything to worry about in terms of getting selected to speak.

Thanks for volunteering, can't wait to hear what you have to say. I'm sure I'm not alone in that anticipation.
 

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I would want to attend either! I would prefer it was the 21st though. Glad this is happening next year.
 

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I keep saying $___ is nothing every month since like... two years ago and thus I've been stuck at that same amount for the whole two years. Half because life and half because me. I know $1k is nothing in the grand scheme of things but I've fallen behind for so long telling that to myself. If I get great knowledge and still be emotional me and not execute on it, I still wasted 1k.
I appreciate you guys encouraging me to go though. I'll think about it. t_t
what would it look like if you did both?

picture it. feel it. breathe it.

ok. now what do we need to do to make that happen?

do that.
 

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And I'm not sure if he spoke in previous years but @eliquid would be solid
You were at the last summit when I spoke. Was my presentation that bad that it was forgotten? lol

We even spoke outside one night with 2-3 other people in a group.

You must be getting old... or my presentation must have been really bad.
 
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Is there an interest in a talk on “how to build an online community around a business”.

I got a lot I can share on that between fb groups/youtube/email list/mastermind/courses/coaching.

The last two years have been crazy with still a lot of challenges to go but I think it would make for a fun talk with good value.
I am interested.

I recently was toying with the idea of making a website that talks about the cool stuff in the area that I just moved to. There seem to be a lot of cool things going on, so I wanted to help other people hear about them. The point was to make a local network, so I'm personally interested.
 

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@Vigilante said it perfectly at one Tampa meetup several years ago when we first met and its something I will never forget.

At the end of the meetup he said to us, "Lets do this again in 6 months or so. But if you leave here and don't do anything, don't bother showing up next time."

I took that message to heart. I was in the process of killing my first failed attempt at a business. And when the time came to where another meetup was likely, I wouldnt have gone unless I was working on something. And it pushed me to get my current business started.

So in the spirit of Vigilante... if you don't have a business, sure you're welcome to come. But if you have no intentions of taking what you learn there to start a business and wont have anything to share the second Summit.. don't bother coming to either.
This is how winners think. We want you to succeed just like us, but if you won't put in the effort than !@$# off.

Expect people to get on your level.
 

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An event like this could be a game changer for someone who is working on their first profitable business, or just stuck at their current level. If that's you and you're worried about not fitting in, don't be. If you are learning what you need to learn, taking credible action toward your goals, and willing to talk to people, you'll fit in just fine.
 
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If a poll is possible before the talk regarding what most people want to know most about within the sales process that would be a big help for me to create something everyone can benefit from hearing instead of just assuming what everyone wants to hear.
Yes, once the speaker itinerary is confirmed we can dialogue with the forum on the best focus within the scope of that topic.

Is there an interest in a talk on “how to build an online community around a business”.

I got a lot I can share on that between fb groups/youtube/email list/mastermind/courses/coaching.

The last two years have been crazy with still a lot of challenges to go but I think it would make for a fun talk with good value.
Awesome topic, it seems FB is really starting to focus on the group format. Would love to hear how to leverage that venue, especially since I've all but abandoned it.

Will submit a speaker proposal as well...
I will also post later with potential speaker topics.
Please submit! I hope to make final selections this week. This is for the Feb 7/8 date for the event.
 

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