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  1. Coaching with John Komatsoulis
    March 5, 2011 @ 8:49 pm

    Phenomenal post Pat & Lorna, this is a must read for everybody 🙂
    I have never seen such a wonderful action plan put together, great job.

    You may want to consider adding some screen shots of the map, because
    I almost missed this great piece of VALUE and I’m happy that I didn’t.

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    • Pat & Lorna
      March 6, 2011 @ 10:54 am

      John,

      Thank you for the kind words… and we’re so glad you found value in the mind maps.

      Very cool tip on adding screen shots… we took your advice and did just that.

      Thanks,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

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  2. Gary Young China Sourcing
    March 5, 2011 @ 11:43 pm

    Now that is Pretty COOL. I do many of the things in you mind map, but I found holes. Suggestions you made that I intend to use. Mind mapping is a great brainstorming technique. Kind of a cross section of of your brain firing on all 8 cylinders.

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    • Pat & Lorna
      March 6, 2011 @ 10:34 am

      Gary,

      It’s amazing how many things we thought of when we did our brainstorming that we hadn’t considered for some time. It was a good reminder for us as well.

      And we do find that mind mapping is a great tool to do that type of brainstorming… kind of lays it out in a logical, easy to see format.

      Thanks,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

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  3. Willena Flewelling
    March 6, 2011 @ 12:32 am

    Your mind map is awesome! Something to print out and take with me to an event… and maybe a magnifying glass… You’ve packed a LOT of value into a few pages, which will help anyone going to any kind of event.

    Willena Flewelling

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    • Pat & Lorna
      March 6, 2011 @ 10:30 am

      Willena,

      So glad you find value in our “seminar map”. It’s amazing how many things we can do to make the most of the events we go to.

      Thanks,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

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  4. Watching Musings
    March 7, 2011 @ 1:03 pm

    Just found this article today and I find your opinion very intriguing. Hope to read more articles from you soon.

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  5. Laura Morris
    March 8, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

    Wow you guys!! I love it. I am attending a seminar in CT in two weeks with Th Home & Small Business Network, and this will come in handy. I have attended and taught at seminars, and they are the secret to success in what we do! The trick is what you DO AFTER like you say. You guys are so on the money…thank a bunch, I will use this pdf.
    Laura Morris

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  6. karin
    March 8, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

    After reading your blog post I am convinced that a mind map is the only way to make the most out of a seminar. What a thorough overview of all that is required. After only reading the title I thought I did everything I should be doing, but after studying your mind map I know that I was only fooling myself. Thanks for this great map. I will share with anyone who wants to listen.

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  7. Coaching with John Komatsoulis
    March 9, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

    I’m happy that you liked the idea, and that you where able to implement it immediately.
    What tool do use to create mind maps?

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  8. Joyce Penner
    March 9, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    What an interesting approach you have taken with having your interactive map incorporated into the blog post. I enjoyed reading it, was entertained and the info was valuable.
    Great post.
    Joyce Penner

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  9. Richard Goutal
    March 11, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    One section of the map is devoted to preparation. I have learned that actually thinking ahead about specific networking goals, before you leave home, can help at the conference. What are you looking for and hope to accomplish in the way of people and resources. How many do you wish to help? And many other possible goals.

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  10. Mattgeib
    March 12, 2011 @ 10:53 pm

    Pat & Lorna:

    This is priceless info.!! I got so much out of this by reading & studying it. This is a must have for getting the most out of a live event. I have been to a couple before & I think if I had a guidemap like this I would have absorbed so much more. This reminds me of the guide they give you when you enter our huge Western Washington State Fair. It really helps you organize & Focus. Very creative!

    Thanks
    Matt

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  11. William Earl Amis, Jr. III
    March 16, 2011 @ 12:11 am

    Pat & Lorna,

    You both amaze me, with all the real content shared. I always look forward to seeking the next presentation, that is “Popping UP”.

    Love that competition thing, with Jimmy…WOW! That had me laughing. I knew when it aired, your faces made me jump-up, as my wife asked, what is wrong, Bill. O’My I know them…TSA, what these people are so nice, and supportive.

    I want you both to know that we, your readers. Look forward to the warmth projected, from your presentations. I for one, will never stop helping others, become successful, with real content. Everyday I have improved my content, based on all the support from TSA members, such as yourselves.

    Is it amazing how you surround yourself, with compassionate people. The ones that are rare, and full of live, with energy. The ones that come through, when darkness surrounds, you like a black cloud. The ones who will always edify your actions, and never let you stumble. That is what true support is, all about. People like both of you! Standing out in front, leading the way to success. Just follow the bright path, that will guide you, and there you are. I made it to the next level, now this is my success!

    Thank you for caring, what others are focused on. Bringing the correct information with content, to the light. This helps all your readers see, and awake, to the beauty that is still alive, in our great business.

    Serving others with no hidden agendas, and caring what information, is presented. We all will continue to utilize due-diligence, before we choose to be involved with any project!

    Thanks to you both…

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  12. Bill Hartman
    March 16, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    Love this post, you provide so much valuable tips on truly benefiting from a seminar or event.

    The graph or flow chart is really amazing!

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  13. Marlon Acosta
    March 16, 2011 @ 6:17 pm

    Awesome post! I don’t think you left anything out. I have an event coming up and I am definitely going to use sme of the value you shared. Keep up the great work!

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  14. MLM Success
    March 23, 2011 @ 2:09 am

    Thanks Pat and Lorna!
    This is a really great post. I will definitely use this information for future events, there are so many things I haven’t thought about.
    This mindmap is pure gold, I’ll keep it and study it whenever it’s necessary.
    Take care,
    George Tiganus

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  15. Bill Cowan
    March 23, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

    Thanks, I’m attending my businesses conference in June and I know there will be a lot of training where I can take this information and put it to good use. Thanks

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  16. Radu Dascalul
    March 25, 2011 @ 5:49 am

    Hi Pat&Lorna,
    Seminars are a great way to learn something ,to apply it actually and buildind with those people.Ussualy when I go to a seminar or watch a live webinar I take note it and take that tips to implement them.Yet,from your post I noticed that is more than that:)
    This mind map is great.I will study it more carefully:)
    Thanks for sharing,
    Radu

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  17. Dr. Adam Sheck
    March 25, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    P&L,
    WOW! Thanks for such a HUGE report on benefiting from seminars. You put in so much work into this and I’m very impressed. I look forward to applying some of your suggestions the next time I’m at a seminar.
    Thanks again,
    Adam

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  18. peter chapman
    March 28, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    Hi Pat and Lorna,
    I am not big into mind maps….but your article is nevertheless very impressive. Making the most of seminars is absolutely a must. Sharing your cards, email addresses, web links etc,.

    One of the things that was done from the latest Chris Farrell, Jo Barnes seminar in London was to create a facebook group for all members who attended. Absolutely brilliant resource as we are all swappoing notes on what we learned and helping each other with the technicalities – a mini tribe if you like.

    Love your blog….excellent content all round and great image.

    Best wishes

    Peter

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    • Pat & Lorna
      March 28, 2011 @ 9:21 pm

      Peter,

      Making the most of seminars is a must… they are a big investment (time, money, etc.), and the benefits we can get from them are huge if we take the time and effort.

      We’ve been involved in a few Facebook Groups from seminars we attended and courses we took… and we agree that it’s a great way to build a tribe mindset and share ideas, thoughts and support.

      Thanks,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

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  19. Paul Reimers
    March 30, 2011 @ 6:44 pm

    Hey Pat and Lorna,

    I’ve been to a number of seminars in the last few years. I’ve kept in contact with lot of the people that I have met there and I have seen some people take the information and run with it, while others don’t implement what they’ve learned. I love the map that you’ve shared. It’s great that it covers preparation before during and after the event.

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    • Pat & Lorna
      April 2, 2011 @ 10:38 am

      Paul,

      It is so cool to stay in touch with all of the like-minded individuals we meet at seminars and events we attend. We feel that is one of the biggest bonuses of attending live events.

      And you are so correct… all the “stuff” we learn is totally useless unless we take action.

      Thanks,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

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  20. Jeremiah M. Wean
    March 31, 2011 @ 4:24 pm

    Pat & Lorna,

    You really covered all the bases to ensure that someone walks away from any event with something they can use. I really like your points on Networking during the event in the mindmap.

    Jeremiah…

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    • Pat & Lorna
      April 2, 2011 @ 10:51 am

      Jeremiah,

      Networking at events is so powerful, and so much fun!

      Thanks,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

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  21. Wendy Hewlett
    April 2, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    Terrific post Pat and Lorna! I will definitely be using your mind map before, during and after any events that I attend! This is a great resource for everyone!! 😀 It obviously took a lot of brainstorming and work and I really appreciate you sharing it.

    Wendy

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    • Pat & Lorna
      April 2, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

      Wendy,

      It did take some brainstorming… most of the things we already do, but there are a few where we felt we needed to pick it up a bit and added them in to the map for our reference as well as everyone else’s.

      Thanks,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

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  22. Lesly Federici
    April 5, 2011 @ 5:52 am

    This is pretty amazing what you do with this program. The “Brain” is it called? I saw someone else use this to outline steps in creating products for your business. Pretty amazing. I actually have a week long seminar coming up and I shall use this! Thank you for your generosity!

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    • Pat & Lorna
      April 9, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

      Lesly,

      The “Brain” is an amazing tool, one we use all the time. It’s a great tool for keeping track of all the contacts and information we get on a daily basis.

      If you have any questions about it, please let us know.

      Thanks,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

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  23. Adrian Campbell
    April 5, 2011 @ 10:02 am

    Hey guys! I just check out your article and I have to tell you that, you have a fantastic and useful mindmap in the PDF download. Pre-planning your conference can hold some value for you when it comes getting the most out of it. I will actually be passing that out to those I know that will be attend some conferences in the future. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Pat & Lorna
      April 9, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

      Adrian,

      Thanks so much for your kind comment… and we’re so glad that our map has proved useful to you.
      It is amazing how much more we can get out of seminars and events when we are prepared and follow through.

      Thanks,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

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  24. Beth Allen
    April 7, 2011 @ 9:58 am

    Definitely a very COOL post, Pat & Lorna! I have always been a huge fan of live events, and this is a phenomenal resource that everyone should read! You really covered everything here, from pre-to post event organization, purpose and execution, and I will definitely be sharing your PDF with my team. Thanks so much! 🙂

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    • Pat & Lorna
      April 9, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

      Beth,

      Live events are phenomenal… especially because of the people we meet and the relationships we develop while we are there.

      Thanks so much for the kind comment!
      ~ Pat and Lorna

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  25. Ted Hunsaker
    April 9, 2011 @ 10:32 pm

    Great information about preparing for seminars. It is nice to have something that I can look at when I prepare to go to a seminar.

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  26. Darrell
    May 4, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    You got great points there, that’s why I always love checking out your blog.

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  27. jasmine
    June 7, 2011 @ 10:38 am

    The info presented is invaluable. If only I would’ve had these tips several months ago. I attended 3 seminars, and didn’t think about half the things presented. Thank you!

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  28. Mccayde
    September 27, 2011 @ 8:28 pm

    Great airltce but it didn’t have everything—I didn’t find the kitchen sink!

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  29. Bea
    October 25, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

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  30. Michele
    December 13, 2011 @ 12:03 am

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