GLENDORA SATURDAY TRAINING

12 04 2010

We relaunched the Saturday Training in Glendora, CA this past Saturday. Rich Secchiaroli provided us with an updated and condensed Powerpoint deck of slides. After some aesthetic revisions, we realized that we can now get thru the Business Overview and Training material in two hours. As a result we are reverting to a 10 a.m. to noon Saturday schedule. Less can indeed be more.

If you would like to view/download the slides that we are using in Glendora,you can do so by clicking here. You may have to create a Dropbox user account(it’s free), if you don’t already have one. But you’ll then be able to keep up to date on any revisions we make to the presentations and documents(launch/24 hour gameplan).

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SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?

8 01 2010

The January “Empire Team” Leadership Conference began today in Las Vegas. A few weeks ago, our Remedy Team made a conscious decision to forego this event. We did so because there are only six more weeks until the San Jose International Training event.

The gap between what we know and what we do not know often is not as significant as the gap between what we know and what we do. That’s why we decided to stay and do the Saturday Training tomorrow in Glendora instead of making the trek to Las Vegas.

I’m a big believer in “events.” I know that getting groups to events is paramount to gaining momentum. But I also know when Phase I takes precedence. Coming off the holidays, we need to generate new momentum. That means that we need to have a local training to steer people into this weekend.

There will no doubt be plenty of great information at the Leadership Conference. Fortunately, Mike Bisutti generously posts videos of that training online at theempireteam.com website. So we’ll still have access to the info. For now though? We need to redeem the days. San Jose is just six weeks away.





SATURDAY TRAINING

19 09 2009

We recently began a new Saturday Training in Glendora, CA in the conference room of an executive suite that one of our ETTs leases for his other business. I say this because I don’t believe that we will fit in there much longer. We have a Regional event (featuring Nathan Goldberg YES!) next week, so we’ll shut down for that. Then I think we’ll be able to hold Saturday Training in our current location for maybe two more Saturdays.

76 days left calendarI created a calendar for our group which I believe makes it incredibly clear just how important and fleeting the next 76 days are. I passed it out today and invited everyone to check off the days every night, so they would constantly be reminded of the urgency of going to work.

I also recreated the ACN slides that Tony Cupisz put together. All the information is still the same. It’s just laid out in a much more aesthetically pleasing and impactful way. I’ve been a corporate trainer for years and the overwhelming majority of PowerPoint presentations that I see are absolutely TERRIBLE. Your presentation should enhance your message, not BE the message. If all you do is stand there and READ the slides? No offense, but what the hell are YOU there for.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Seems like there are at least a thousand words on far too many of the slides in the ACN Saturday Training deck. So we’re implementing the new slides at our training. Are they more effective? Time will tell.

75 days left til Anaheim.