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June 15th, in New York City at the soon-to-be-fabled Helen Mills Theatre.
The theatre is located at 137-139 West 26th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. It's ten or twenty blocks from some great hotels, with a short walk to a bunch of subways as well.
You can arrive as early at 8:30 in the morning for coffee and such. We start at 9:05 am sharp. We'll go full out until 4 pm. I'll talk for a while, with plenty of time for questions and case studies and interactivity. I can promise everyone will get at least a bit of airtime, but this is not the tiny group session and is priced accordingly. $950 for the first person from an organization, and your boss can come for $600. Three seats for $2000. Money back guarantee for the first person from any organization that attends if you think it's not as described. Ask for details.
I'm limiting the event to 60 seats. Non-profits pay $300 a seat. There are six non-profit seats available, by application only.
Lunch and snack and wifi are included.
I'm going to try to have a credit card system up and running soon, but it's taking longer than I hoped, so if you want a seat, send a check*! There are no reservations... but I expect that if you send a check by June 1, you can pretty much be assured that you'll get in. I'll post on this blog when we're getting close to a sellout. So hurry.
See you there.
*Checks to Do You Zoom, Inc., 3 West Main Street, Irvington, NY 10533. Thanks.
May 09, 2006 | Permalink
Here are the details on the whiteboard session I'm doing June 1, 2006 at my office in Irvington, NY. NOTE: I priced this incorrectly and ended up with something too expensive for the size of the group invited. So I'm cancelling it and inviting people to come to my June 15 event instead. Thanks.
N.B. There is another seminar June 15th, in NYC. This whiteboard session is very different, and I'm doing it in response to requests I've received for something smaller, more focused and a little/lot more tactical.
There will be only 12 seats available. No free seats, no discounted seats. If fewer than 12 people sign up, I'll do it anyway, though if it's a really low number, I reserve the right to make it a bit shorter. Basically, everyone is going to get at least half an hour of airtime and direct engagement. So, why not just do individual sessions? Because I believe that people actually learn MORE watching their peers interact about their marketing problems. If there really is a process here (and I'm sure there is) you will see the process unfold, repeatedly. This is one reason I don't do consulting... I'm not in the fishing business, but I don't mind teaching people how. That said, here are the details: June 1. Starts 9:15 am. Ends 4:10 pm. There's an 8:17 train that arrives less than 200 feet from my office at 9:06, and there's a train back at about 4:15. You can easily stay in midtown Manhattan and take the scenic train up. 12 seats, plus me. Lunch included. $3,995 per person. I don't accept charge cards (yet). You can pay in advance by check... but first, you need to email me to find out if there's space and if you'd be a good fit for the session. email@example.com. Tell me who you are and what you do, and I'll get right back to you. Guarantee: because it's so small, I can't offer a full money back guarantee (got burned once). However, if you don't think it's worth what you paid, send me an email after the session and I'll donate $1,000 in your name to the Acumen Fund. I promise that you won't find all the usual conference amenities. It's just my office, us and a whiteboard. With some pretty good snacks. Hope to see you there. The session for the fifteenth will be posted by May 11.
from John Dodds in the United Kingdom:
"This is not a guru performance. Nothings being
sold here other than a desire to help people to get
it. The experience is all the better for that.
Intimate, personalized and collaborative.
Benefit derives not only from Seths latest thinking
and seemingly endless stream of relevant real-world
examples, but also from the prompted insights and
enthusiasms of fellow attendees - an eclectic
inquisitive and interesting group who cross-fertilise
every area of discussion.
The mood is one of encouragement and discovery and can
be enjoyably unsettling. One minute you may be amazed
that successful people in attendance have been missing
out on real opportunities which seem blatantly
apparent to you, the next a huge blind-spot in your
own thinking has been revealed.
In a word remarkable."
I'm going to be hosting two seminars at my office in April.
On Tuesday, April 19th, we'll have an all day seminar.
Two days later, on Thursday, April 21st, I'll do it again for non-profits.
Here's the pricing for the 19th:
1. If you come from a company with more than 10 people, it's $1,000 for the first person, and another $400 if you bring your boss.
2. If you are a student or someone from a really little company, it's $400. No freebies, sorry.
Here's the pricing for the 21st:
Space for both is quite limited. Here's how I allocate slots:
1. you should send me an email to find out if there's room. Tell me what you do, why you're coming and from how far away. If I can hold you a slot, I will. Then you need to send payment within three days or I can't hold the slots. It's just me running things, so payment is either a check or Paypal.
2. if you're from a non-profit, tell me what you do there and how big your organization is. I'm inclined to allocate slots to senior people at big organizations, just because there's more leverage there. But I always hold some slots for fast-growing aggressive little organizations as well.
Find me at Seth Godin. Use "Seminar" as your subject line, please. I apologize in advance to everyone I can't accomodate.
So, I've got a new office and a new way of running my seminar.
To date, hundreds of people have spent a day at my office, and the response has been gratifying and uniformly positive. People really appreciate the chance to spend a day rethinking what they do all day.
Michael Rich came to one of my seminars and wrote to me last week, "Feel free to use my name, my company or anything else you want to do regarding your whiteboard sessions or how you helped Harbor Hills." Last month, he sold more than 10,000,000 dollars worth of real estate... and the internet was a key part of that.
The seminars are limited in size and extremely interactive. If you don't want to participate, don't come! The best moments happen when people start talking about what they're trying to make real... and how they're currently spreading the word about what they're up to.
If you want to come, please drop me a note. firstname.lastname@example.org
It will be held February
15th SIXTEENTH, 2005, in my office (see below). Note the changed date.
If you would like to sign up, send me an email (email@example.com). Tell me what you're hoping to get out of it. If there's room and it's a good fit, I'll hold a slot for you for four days. Then you need to send your payment to hold your slot. I'm pretty sure it'll sell out very fast.
If it goes as well as I hope, I'll probably do 8 of them this year. But, as always, no promises!
After years in the big big big drafty cold hot decrepit office in Dobbs Ferry, I've picked up and moved uptown (two train stops) to a much nicer, much smaller place in Irvington. Here are some photos.
The address is 3 West Main Street, #103, Irvington, NY 10533. We are literally 300 feet from the train station, but you'll be delighted to know that you can't hear the train from inside my office.
The office is smaller, so there's only room for a dozen or so at a time.
If you want to stay in a nearby hotel, past attendees recommend
Link: Dolce Tarrytown House.
which is only five minutes away.
My office is difficult to find on a map, so here's how to drive there:
Get to Route 9. This is the north south road that goes from the George Washington Bridge to the Tappan Zee Bridge. It's pretty easy to find on any mapping program.
Turn WEST on Main Street, the main drag, in Irvington. This is a picturesque town that was the set for "The Last Seduction" in case you were interested. Anyway, go all the way down Main Street to the very end, where it deadends at the railroad. Turn right.
Go 100 feet until it stops, then turn left. Cross the Bridge. No choice but to turn left again.
Go 100 feet and you'll see parking, and to your right, the Hudson River. There, not 20 feet from the river, is a new 3 story office building. We're on the first floor. You should park in the municipal parking, not the private lot.
Now that I've got my new office (see above) I'm trying something new: seminars that are even more intimate, less structured and more focused on specific conversations about your marketing and idea spreading issues.
Each whiteboard session will have no more than a dozen or two people in it. I'll give a short (115 minute) presentation and then the rest of the time we'll obsessively work through your business/organization's issues.
This means that I'm assuming you've read Purple Cow, Permission Marketing and Free Prize before you get there.
Here's my promise: if you come with questions or issues, we'll get to them. The group and I might not find the answer you're hoping for (there might not be an answer!) but I promise we'll get it addressed.
The whiteboard sessions will start at 9:15 (the train from NY arrives at 9:06) and end at 4 pm (the train back is at 4:15). We'll stop for a lunch up the street at the great italian restaurant (what, no sushi! okay, we can have sushi if the group prefers). Lunch is included.
As always, there's a money-back guarantee. If you don't think the day was worth it, just ask and I'll refund your admission fee. The cost is $1,650 per person. At first, there are no free seats for non-profits, but I promise a special session for those folks before July.
That's our next seminar. In my luxurious loft in Dobbs Ferry, NY, about 50 minutes on the train north from Grand Central Station in Manhattan. Mark your calendar, June 14. The only way to get a ticket is to buy enough books (see my blog Seth's Blog for how to come for free if you buy enough books) or to pay $1,000 to get two seats for the price of one.
While I make my living giving speeches, it's the few seminars I do in my office that are my real passion. Because I get to spend six or more hours with people, it's much easier to have an impact, to get more done, to make a difference.
The goal of the seminar is to change something. Not to entertain you, but to lay out the entire train of thought and then push you to either argue with it or do something about it.
Nothing flaky about the format. Well, maybe a little flaky, but you're not in Berkeley. No trust exercises or blindfolds! Instead, it's about getting to the real nub of the issue and then working with your peers (and new friends) to figure out how to make your marketing sharper and your organization more responsive.
If you've been invited to the non-profit seminar, it's free. No payment is required.
So, if you're interested, send a check for $1,000, payable to Do You Zoom, Inc., to:
Do You Zoom, inc.
Irvington, NY 10533
There's a 100% money-back guarantee. If you come and you don't think it was worth the money, I'll happily refund the payment to you. No-shows, alas, don't get refunds, out of fairness.
Please plan to arrive between 9:30 (no sooner) and 10 (no later). We'll serve continental (but good) food at 9:30 to 10.
We'll finish at about 4:15 and you're welcome to stay for a half hour afterwards to chat.
Yes, there will be lunch. If you dietary issues, drop me a line.
Come hungry--for ideas and for food.
If you're coming to the train station, let me know and I can be sure there are adequate cabs there.
I have no assistant, no admin, no cohorts.
That means that running a complex event is more challenging than it might be, which means I have a hard time answering my phone, collecting bills, etc. Thus, I created this blog faq to answer as many questions as I can in advance. If you still have questions, of course, please don't hesitate to drop me an email.
The good news is that you know it's just me. No stand ins, no excuses.
Thanks for your patience!