Both Rich Schefren & Dan Thies are holding live training events today that you don’t want to miss.
Rich Schefren GPS 2.0 Live
Last year Rich Schefren did something unprecedented – what was scheduled to be a 24hr marathon live training broadcast on Ustream ended up being extended by a couple of hours.
Here is a screenshot of what Rich looked like 24hrs into the session – he was still calm and collected, solving the constraints viewers had in their business, even though his servers were being hammered and people were finding it difficult leaving comments on his blog (with 4 dedicated servers)
From what I have heard you will be able to listen in without signing up to the VIP list, but then you won’t receive a reminder just before the broadcast starts, and you won’t be eligible for any of the prizes.
Prizes? Yeah Rich is giving away a boatload of prizes, worth subjectively tens of thousands of dollars including private consultation (which I don’t think he really offers these days)
Rich Schefren Live – 12pm EST (midday) Thursday 18th June 2009 – scheduled to last 4 hours, though knowing Rich he might keep it running longer if there are people online.
GPS 1.0 Review
I purchased the original GPS 1.0 course – if your business isn’t going in the direction you want it, you feel you are controlled by your business, or if you have hurdles you feel you need to overcome, GPS is a unique product that will help you. Rich is an outstanding teacher.
What didn’t I like?
- The notification emails regarding live training didn’t import date/time into calendar programs
- Notification was often short, and from the same email address as other promotional items – I typically open all of Rich’s emails anyway, but I can forsee this being a problem for some
- Downloading Videos – I am a fan of downloading videos, then viewing them at 1.5 to 2x speed – something I learnt from Rich and easy to achieve with media players such as GOM. Downloading the course material from the player inside the members area was easy, downloading the recorded live sessions was extremely cumbersome and required intelligent tools or monitoring header information.
Some of these problems might be cured as I have heard that GPS 2.0 will be made available through a totally different content management platform.
Ideally I want content pushed to me, or that I can somehow automatically pull using a download manager, though I am a geek and rather set in my ways. A counter argument is that if I just get to download it, it will sit on my harddisk untouched, and that is a problem even for $1000+ courses
Rich’s launch has been running for a week or so, and this is the finale. I gained a lot of value from the live event last time – I think I watched maybe 18 hours of the 26 last time around, my son then 18 months couldn’t understand why we were watching this man talking on the screen all day rather than Teletubbies, “Lady & the Tramp” or “Jungle Book”, but maybe he picked up something too.
Anyway, I think you should try to reserve some time in your schedule to check out the free live event – last time there wasn’t any fluff, and Rich was answering real questions llive.
Dan Thies Link Building Training – Live
This is a totally different kind of training and will suit a different audience. I highly respect Dan’s knowledge and the way he presents information, both with clarity and a significant amount of humour.
Dan is running a linkbuilding course over 12 weeks, and the first part is today which you can attend free. He is only accepting 200 students for the remainder of the course and many of those seats have already been filled.
50 slots are being reserved for during his broadcast.
You can also get an idea of what the training is about from the free material he has already provided.
I am not one of Dan’s affiliates, this is very much an “internal launch” for his list, plus his Stompernet students – the free info is pretty sound and I expect this training session to deliver some valuable nuggets.
Dan Thies – 3pm United States Eastern Daylight Time, Thursday June 18. The class will last about 90 minutes