Lead an extraordinary life – 3009 – National Speakers Association Convention Phoenix

Before I get to the NSA convention let me tell you about the rest of my Alaska trip with Dave Rogers. You can see more photos by going to my facebook pages:  http://bit.ly/vb725


Beautiful old gold mining town
Beautiful old gold mining town


Dave Rogers and I whale watching at Juneau
Dave Rogers and I whale watching at Juneau

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Two of the fascinating people we met were Ash Freeman from Toronto, who epitomises a strong leader of women and Vincent Barra from Palm Springs who is an incredible Psychic. Both these guys have a big role to play in the transformation of this planet, and we could sure use their help. Gregg Braden was the leading speaker for me and for anyone wondering what he does so well, pick up a copy of his book ‘Fractal Time’ and learn what the new world will start to look like.

So from 20 degrees to 40+ in Phoenix the NSA Convention was a great experience. Being a speaker I am cautious not to criticize others but these things are always a mixed bag and it never ceases to amaze me that at the top level there are still those unprepared and unprofessional because of it. There were 2 standout speakers for me. Jim Ziegler is a $3m a year plus speaker who focuses on running workshops for the Automotive Industry. His hat said ‘Da Man’ and he was. A no crap approach to how to make sales in the speaking profession. How to get people in a room and how to keep them engaged with you for years.

The second guy was Bill Cates who spoke on getting referrals and gaining upsell potential. His message was know who you want and ask very specific questions and add heaps of value so any upsell is unquestionable. Both these guys were great. Next I am off to Vegas.

Lessons for the week:

– Ask for exactly who you want when it comes to referrals (Bill Cates)

– Trust your intuition and everything will work out for you (Vincent Barra)

– Do nothing in your business that isn’t first class (Jim Ziegler)



Author: Mike Handcock

Mike Handcock is the Chairman and Founder of Rock Your Life, a global transformational company focussing on helping everyone play a bigger game and have a more extraordinary life. We work with some incredible people globally and create the most extraordinary adventures, workshops, books and programs.

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