Dynamic Relationships at NAMS
Todd Wilson of www.sagaciousnews.com tells us how his fifth NAMS event was a bit different!
There are so many things I love about NAMS, the people, the speakers, the teachers and certainly how it has impacted my business. This was my fifth NAMS event and I am so grateful I finally took Lynn Terry’s suggestion and came to my first ever Internet Event only 2 years ago. How time flies and – Oh how NAMS has grown.
I came to NAMS 4 because of an online relationship built on altruism and trusted the fact that Lynn was not going to steer me wrong. On top of it, I live in Atlanta so what did I have to lose? What I have found is an ever expanding family of passionate, like minded people striving to help each other be GREAT.
This NAMS had a very different dynamic for me for a couple of reasons. One of the coolest was I got paid for coming to NAMS this time, and quit well I might add. How you might ask? Well from affiliate sales of course. In fact I bought my ticket for NAMS 9 during the weekend and by Tuesday I had already made my money back and then some. How cool is that? Getting paid to come to this awesome event just makes it, well, MORE AWESOME.
How did I do it?
I built relationships, just like Lynn did with me. I thought about this while we were having a conversation about the fundamentals of NAMS in an open discussion in the Big Room on the final day of this NAMS 8 event. It seems to me that most people that come to NAMS get here through a relationship they have developed with someone who is helping them at some capacity and they trusted that person enough to step out and come to the event.
This brings me to the other dynamic of this event for me. I actually experienced this dynamic to a certain degree at NAMS7 as that was the first time someone came to the event based on my recommendation. Some of you have met Lorrie Todd who is a business partner of mine and attended NAMS7 with me. She was so overwhelmed by the event that she has determined she is a NAMS lifer. I am too.
This event, NAMS 8, I had three more of my students attending. I got to watch all of them really start to get what is going on and possible at this event as the weekend unfolded was amazing. The really cool thing is watching them start to build their network and relationships with other NAMS attendees and knowing that this is the bond that can hold them together and refocus them on their businesses in a way that only happens at this event.
The fact is WE are responsible for the success of NAMS. Like David said in the opening ceremonies, the event has started to evolve and take on its own dimensions based on feedback and the relationships we nurture as the event continues to grow and mature.
I am proud to be a part of this incredible event and look forward to continuing to create relationships and help as many people as possible experience the altruistic nature of this valuable resource to online marketing.